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Car Rental in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara, USA - California
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$37.24 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$37.24 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$37.59 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$37.59 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$37.94 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$37.94 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental
Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$38.29 / per day
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Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental
Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$38.47 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:27 on 2020-09-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
USD
Country code
1
Average car rental length
7 days
Economy car rental price
$38.92 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
72 - 120 km/h
45 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 120 km/h
25 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Top 19 Cities near Santa Barbara

  1. Los Angeles Car Rentals from $27.02 per day
    142.5 km / 88.5 miles away
  2. San Diego Car Rentals from $40.73 per day
    311.0 km / 193.2 miles away
  3. San Francisco Car Rentals from $27.02 per day
    421.8 km / 262.1 miles away
  4. Sacramento Car Rentals from $63.97 per day
    491.7 km / 305.5 miles away
  5. Santa Ana Car Rentals from $37.06 per day
    200.0 km / 124.3 miles away
  6. Oakland Car Rentals from $27.02 per day
    424.2 km / 263.6 miles away
  7. San Jose Car Rentals from $27.02 per day
    376.8 km / 234.1 miles away
  8. Ontario Car Rentals from $26.97 per day
    210.0 km / 130.5 miles away
  9. Burbank Car Rentals from $27.02 per day
    138.5 km / 86.0 miles away
  10. Long Beach Car Rentals from $37.24 per day
    169.6 km / 105.4 miles away
  11. Palm Springs Car Rentals from $37.24 per day
    314.0 km / 195.1 miles away
  12. Fresno Car Rentals from $37.24 per day
    261.5 km / 162.5 miles away
  13. Santa Monica Car Rentals from $31.92 per day
    132.7 km / 82.5 miles away
  14. Santa Rosa Car Rentals from $38.47 per day
    525.9 km / 326.8 miles away
  15. Bakersfield Car Rentals from $38.47 per day
    133.4 km / 82.9 miles away
  16. Monterey Car Rentals from $37.24 per day
    300.9 km / 187.0 miles away
  17. McKinleyville Car Rentals from $88.78 per day
    819.3 km / 509.1 miles away
  18. 232.5 km / 144.5 miles away
  19. 377.1 km / 234.3 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Santa Barbara

  1. Downtown Car Rentals from $31.92 per day
    132.7 km / 82.5 miles away
  2. 133.4 km / 82.9 miles away
  3. Burbank Airport Car Rentals from $27.02 per day
    138.5 km / 86.0 miles away
  4. 142.5 km / 88.5 miles away
  5. Westchester Car Rentals from $52.22 per day
    144.2 km / 89.6 miles away
  6. Downtown Car Rentals from $37.42 per day
    151.0 km / 93.8 miles away
  7. 169.6 km / 105.4 miles away
  8. 200.0 km / 124.3 miles away
  9. Ontario Airport Car Rentals from $26.97 per day
    210.0 km / 130.5 miles away
  10. Fresno Airport Car Rentals from $37.24 per day
    261.5 km / 162.5 miles away
  11. Monterey Airport Car Rentals from $37.24 per day
    300.9 km / 187.0 miles away
  12. 309.5 km / 192.3 miles away
  13. Downtown Car Rentals from $40.73 per day
    311.0 km / 193.2 miles away
  14. 314.0 km / 195.1 miles away
  15. 338.0 km / 210.1 miles away
  16. San Jose Airport Car Rentals from $27.02 per day
    376.8 km / 234.1 miles away
  17. 421.8 km / 262.1 miles away
  18. Oakland Airport Car Rentals from $27.02 per day
    424.2 km / 263.6 miles away
  19. 426.5 km / 265.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Santa Barbara?

Car rental prices in Santa Barbara vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Santa Barbara
January
February
$57.36
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
The best month to rent a car in Santa Barbara is March (when prices for an Economy class start from $57.36). This is < 1% cheaper than the yearly average and < 1% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $57.36 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Santa Barbara?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 6 days in October, the average rental period is 1 days.
Average Rental 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's the most popular month to rent a car in Santa Barbara?

While travelers visit Santa Barbara year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Santa Barbara by Monthly Searches
60%
January
51%
February
56%
March
April
63%
May
77%
June
82%
July
85%
August
52%
September
543%
October
65%
November
65%
December

Top 9 Suppliers in Santa Barbara in 2020

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 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
Exceptional 9.2
+18059671204
500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+18056833012
500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
8664342226
500 FOWLER ROAD
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 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
Excellent 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
Excellent 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
Excellent 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
Excellent 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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