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Car Hire in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara, USA - California
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or comparable
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 28.97 per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire
Economy
Kia Rio or comparable
Kia Rio
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 31.16 per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire
Compact
Kia Soul or comparable
Kia Soul
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 32.26 per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or comparable
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 35.06 per day
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Most Popular Car Hire Offers

Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire
Full-size
Toyota Camry or comparable
Toyota Camry
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 36.15 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire
Standard
Ford Mustang Convertible or comparable
Ford Mustang Convertible
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 45.17 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire
Luxury
Chrysler 300 or comparable
Chrysler 300
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
£ 56.24 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or comparable
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
£ 57.29 / per day
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These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 19:55 on 2021-04-20.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Dialing code
1
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of city centre
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within city centre
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Top 17 Cities near Santa Barbara

  1. Los Angeles Car Hire starting at £ 22.54 per day
    151.0 km / 93.8 miles away
  2. San Diego Car Hire starting at £ 26.87 per day
    311.0 km / 193.2 miles away
  3. San Francisco Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    421.8 km / 262.1 miles away
  4. Sacramento Car Hire starting at £ 47.18 per day
    491.7 km / 305.5 miles away
  5. Santa Ana Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    200.0 km / 124.3 miles away
  6. 369.9 km / 229.8 miles away
  7. Oakland Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    424.2 km / 263.6 miles away
  8. Long Beach Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    169.6 km / 105.4 miles away
  9. Ontario Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    210.0 km / 130.5 miles away
  10. Burbank Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    138.5 km / 86.0 miles away
  11. Palm Springs Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    314.0 km / 195.1 miles away
  12. Fresno Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    261.5 km / 162.5 miles away
  13. Santa Monica Car Hire starting at £ 22.32 per day
    132.7 km / 82.5 miles away
  14. Santa Rosa Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    525.9 km / 326.8 miles away
  15. Monterey Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    300.9 km / 187.0 miles away
  16. 129.7 km / 80.6 miles away
  17. McKinleyville Car Hire starting at £ 65.47 per day
    819.3 km / 509.1 miles away

Top 20 Destinations around Santa Barbara

  1. Santa Barbara Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
  2. Meadows Field Airport Car Hire starting at £ 63.01 per day
    133.4 km / 82.9 miles away
  3. Burbank Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    138.5 km / 86.0 miles away
  4. Los Angeles Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    142.5 km / 88.5 miles away
  5. Westchester Car Hire starting at £ 38.51 per day
    144.2 km / 89.6 miles away
  6. Long Beach Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    169.6 km / 105.4 miles away
  7. John Wayne Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    200.0 km / 124.3 miles away
  8. Ontario Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    210.0 km / 130.5 miles away
  9. Fresno Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    261.5 km / 162.5 miles away
  10. Monterey Regional Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    300.9 km / 187.0 miles away
  11. San Diego Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    309.5 km / 192.3 miles away
  12. Palm Springs Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    314.0 km / 195.1 miles away
  13. San Diego Cross Border Xpress Car Hire starting at £ 23.02 per day
    338.0 km / 210.1 miles away
  14. San Jose Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    376.8 km / 234.1 miles away
  15. San Francisco Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    421.8 km / 262.1 miles away
  16. Oakland Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    424.2 km / 263.6 miles away
  17. San Francisco South Car Hire starting at £ 24.73 per day
    426.5 km / 265.0 miles away
  18. Sacramento International Airport Car Hire starting at £ 20.81 per day
    499.7 km / 310.5 miles away
  19. 525.9 km / 326.8 miles away
  20. Arcata-Eureka Airport Car Hire starting at £ 65.47 per day
    819.3 km / 509.1 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Santa Barbara?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Santa Barbarafluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Santa Barbara
January
February
£ 42.30
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Santa Barbara is March with prices starting at £ 42.30 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is March with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 42.30. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 4. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car in Santa Barbara keep them for an average of 6 days during in June, while those picking up their cars in October keep them for an average of 1.
Average Hire Length in Santa Barbara
5
January
5
February
5
March
April
5
May
6
June
5
July
6
August
5
September
1
October
4
November
4
December

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

While travellers visit Santa Barbara year-round, the most popular month for hiring a car is October, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Hire in Santa Barbara by Monthly Searches
78%
January
66%
February
73%
March
April
82%
May
100%
June
106%
July
110%
August
67%
September
351%
October
84%
November
84%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Avis Kia Rio 4 2 Small cars
Avis Ford Mustang Convertible 2 1 Convertibles

Top 9 Hire Companies in Santa Barbara in 2021

Alamo
Alamo
Remarkable 9.2
+18889671204
500 JAMES FOWLER RD,
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:59
Tue:07:00-23:59
Wed:07:00-23:59
Thu:07:00-23:59
Fri:07:00-23:59
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:59
National
National
Remarkable 9.2
+18059671204
500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.8
+18056833012
500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
8664342226
500 FOWLER ROAD
Dollar
Dollar
Outstanding 8.5
+18664342226
500 Fowler Road
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-18:00
Sun:07:00-18:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.5
+18056811222
5971 Placencia Street
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.5
+18059644848
500 Fowler Road Santa Barbara Municipal Apo
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5
+18059646792
500 Fowler Road Santa Barbara Municipal Apo
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.5
8059671204
500 James Fowler Rd
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
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