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Car Rental at Santa Barbara Airport

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Santa Barbara Airport, Santa Barbara, USA - California
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Driver's country of residence is United States of America (USA) and age is 30-65
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Economy
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$37.24 / per day
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Compact
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$38.82 / per day
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Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$40.41 / per day
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Standard
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$38.29 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Ford Fusion or similar
Ford Fusion
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$38.64 / per day
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Premium
Ford F-150 or similar
Ford F-150
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$47.47 / per day
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Luxury
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum or similar
Cadillac XTS V6 Platinum
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$60.17 / per day
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Minivan
Dodge Grand Caravan or similar
Dodge Grand Caravan
  • 7x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$79.23 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:06 on 2020-09-21. 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%

Airport info

Rating
9.1
  • Getting to the airport 6.3
  • Departure and check-in 10.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.3
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.3
  • Lounge 6.3

Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)

  • IATA: SBA
  • ICAO: KSBA
  • Name: Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Distance from City: 7 miles / 11.3 km W of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 20 Locations near Santa Barbara Airport

  1. 132.7 km / 82.5 miles away
  2. 133.4 km / 82.9 miles away
  3. 138.5 km / 86.0 miles away
  4. 142.5 km / 88.5 miles away
  5. 144.2 km / 89.6 miles away
  6. 151.0 km / 93.8 miles away
  7. 169.6 km / 105.4 miles away
  8. 200.0 km / 124.3 miles away
  9. 210.0 km / 130.5 miles away
  10. Car Rental at Fresno Airport from $37.24 per day
    261.5 km / 162.5 miles away
  11. 300.9 km / 187.0 miles away
  12. 309.5 km / 192.3 miles away
  13. 311.0 km / 193.2 miles away
  14. 314.0 km / 195.1 miles away
  15. 338.0 km / 210.1 miles away
  16. 376.8 km / 234.1 miles away
  17. 421.8 km / 262.1 miles away
  18. 424.2 km / 263.6 miles away
  19. 426.5 km / 265.0 miles away
  20. 438.6 km / 272.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Santa Barbara Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Santa Barbara Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Santa Barbara Airport
January
February
$57.36
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Santa Barbara Airport is March when prices for an Economy class start from $57.36. You can see that this is < 1% cheaper than the yearly average and < 1% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $57.36 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Santa Barbara Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 6 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 1 days.
Average Rental Length
5
January
5
February
5
March
April
5
May
6
June
5
July
6
August
3
September
1
October
4
November
4
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Santa Barbara Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Santa Barbara Airport in August, while the fewest number of travelers rent in February.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
90%
January
77%
February
84%
March
April
95%
May
116%
June
123%
July
127%
August
90%
September
102%
October
98%
November
98%
December

Top 9 Suppliers at Santa Barbara Airport in 2020

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.2
+18889671204
500 JAMES FOWLER RD,
$37 - $228
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
$40 - $82
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+18056833012
500 James Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117
$38 - $80
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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