Car Hire in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara, USA - California
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Santa Barbara Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or comparable
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£55.15 per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£63.31 per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or comparable
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£66.56 per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or comparable
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
£68.03 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Santa Barbara Airport
Premium
Volkswagen Passat or comparable
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
£79.18 per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£57.82 per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Luxury
Audi A4 or comparable
Audi A4
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£71.28 per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Full-size Elite
Audi A5 Sportback or comparable
Audi A5 Sportback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£76.80 per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 09:10 on 2024-07-13.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Spanish
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+1
Average car hire price
£67 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
40 - 48 km/h or 25 - 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
88 - 104 km/h or 55 - 65 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average petrol price
£1.01 per litre or £3.82 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£0.93 per litre or £3.53 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£1.27 per litre or £4.82 per gallon

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In which month is car hire in Santa Barbara the most affordable?

According to our data, prices for hiring a car in Santa Barbara fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph displays the average hire prices in each month in order to help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Santa Barbara
January
February
£43.13
March
April
May
£38.45
June
£38.73
July
£58.93
August
September
October
£38.73
November
December
The best month to hire a car in Santa Barbara is June (when the average price is £38.45 per day). This is 12% less than the yearly average and 35% less than hiring in August (when the average price is £58.93).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your car hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for, and how much in advance you book. Simply select your dates in the form at the top of the page to find out the exact prices.

What's the usual period for which people keep their hire cars, on average, in Santa Barbara?

Car hire lengths vary from month to month: in November, the average hirer keeps their car for 12 days, and in June, they keep their car for 4 days.
Average number of hire days in Santa Barbara
January
February
5
March
April
May
4
June
5
July
10
August
September
October
12
November
December

What is the most favoured month for hiring a car in Santa Barbara?

Given the number of searches made by our customers, the most popular month for hiring a car in Santa Barbara is June, and the least popular is March.
Popularity of Car Hire in Santa Barbara by Monthly Searches
January
February
42%
March
April
May
167%
June
167%
July
42%
August
September
October
83%
November
December

Car hire information

Car hire locations 3
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Dollar
Popular car categories Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price £55 per day
Cheapest supplier Dollar

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Volkswagen Jetta 4 2 Large cars
Dollar Chevrolet Malibu 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Jeep Renegade 4 2 SUVs
Dollar Honda CR-V 5 3 SUVs
Dollar Volkswagen Jetta 2 2 Large cars

Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Enterprise
8.4 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Dollar
7.4 / 10
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
£67.27
Lowest daily price
£55.15
Total cars available
737

Top 7 suppliers in Santa Barbara in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.4
1 location
£67 - £183
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.3
1 location
£63 - £170
National
National
Very good 8
1 location
£67 - £183
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.6
2 locations
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5
2 locations
Budget
Budget
Good 7.5
2 locations
£68 - £163
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.4 / 4 reviews
1 location
£55 - £124
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