Car Rental in Santa Barbara

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Santa Barbara, USA - California
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Santa Barbara Airport
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$41.63 / per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$57.78 / per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Standard
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$69.52 / per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Malibu or similar
Chevrolet Malibu
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$72.86 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Santa Barbara Airport
Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$81.68 / per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Premium
Chevrolet Impala or similar
Chevrolet Impala
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$59.00 / per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Luxury
Lincoln Continental or similar
Lincoln Continental
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$76.59 / per day
Santa Barbara Airport
Full-size Elite
Audi A5 Sportback or similar
Audi A5 Sportback
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$83.38 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:07 on 2024-05-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English, Spanish
Currency
USD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$68 per day
Average car rental length
9 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 48 km/h or 25 - 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
88 - 104 km/h or 55 - 65 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gasoline price
$1.31 per liter or $4.96 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.21 per liter or $4.58 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.65 per liter or $6.25 / 1 gallon

Top 20 Cities near Santa Barbara

  1. 132.2 km / 82.1 miles
  2. 133.4 km / 82.9 miles
  3. 136 km / 84.5 miles
  4. 138.5 km / 86.1 miles
  5. 139.5 km / 86.7 miles
  6. 142.5 km / 88.5 miles
  7. 169.6 km / 105.4 miles
  8. 191.7 km / 119.1 miles
  9. 200 km / 124.3 miles
  10. 210 km / 130.5 miles
  11. 217.6 km / 135.2 miles
  12. 261.5 km / 162.5 miles
  13. 300.9 km / 187 miles
  14. 314 km / 195.1 miles
  15. 338 km / 210 miles
  16. 376.8 km / 234.1 miles
  17. 421.8 km / 262.1 miles
  18. 424.2 km / 263.6 miles
  19. 499.7 km / 310.5 miles
  20. 525.9 km / 326.8 miles

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Santa Barbara vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Santa Barbara
January
February
$55.40
March
April
May
June
$46.57
July
$75.70
August
September
October
$49.76
November
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Santa Barbara is July (when prices average $46.57 per day). This is 18% cheaper than the yearly average and 38% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $75.70).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Santa Barbara?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in November, the average renter keeps their car for 12 days, and in July, they keep their car for 4 days.
Average number of rental days in Santa Barbara
January
February
5
March
April
May
June
4
July
10
August
September
October
12
November
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Santa Barbara?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Santa Barbara is July, and the least popular is March.
Monthly searches in Santa Barbara by pick-up date relative to the average
January
February
67%
March
April
May
June
133%
July
67%
August
September
October
133%
November
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 3
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Dollar
Popular car categories Large cars, SUVs
Lowest price $42 per day
Cheapest supplier Dollar

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Dollar Chevrolet Malibu 2 2 Large cars
Dollar Nissan Rogue 5 3 SUVs

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.4 / 10
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Lowest rated company
Dollar
7.3 / 10
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$67.80
Lowest daily price
$41.63
Total cars available
707

Top 7 Suppliers in Santa Barbara in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.4
1 location
$82 - $205
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.3
1 location
$70 - $181
National
National
Very good 8
1 location
$73 - $207
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6
2 locations
$57 - $106
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.6
2 locations
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5
2 locations
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.3 / 3 reviews
1 location
$42 - $134
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