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Rental car rates in Santa Barbara

Compare car rental prices of different car rental class deals from the most trustworthy providers in Santa Barbara. The cheapest car rental offer of each car rental class available in Santa Barbara is highlighted in red.

Alamo from$129.72 from$130.03 from$288.87 from$175.98 from$214.14
AVIS Car Rental from$105.45 from$105.45 from$126.74
Budget Car Rental from$82.83 from$83.14 from$106.20 from$103.77 from$132.40
Hertz Car Hire from$97.53 from$279.76

Best car rental companies in Santa Barbara

Car rental agencies in Santa Barbara can differ significantly not only in variety of rental vehicles and their car rental conditions, but also in average rating scores provided by our previous customers.

Enterprise

Enterprise 139 reviews

8.1 / 10

There is a huge variety of rental cars in Santa Barbara. Car rental classes that can be rented in Santa Barbara range from ECONOMY, STANDARD, LUXURY, VAN, SUV to 7 SEATER. The biggest collection of cars in Santa Barbara is provided by Alamo.

Santa Barbara CA Car Rental Fleet Overview

Due to the large number of car rental suppliers in Santa Barbara, the car fleet is represented by a huge variety of different vehicles. Please use the table below to get a better understanding of what vehicle is the best fit for you based on your specific requirements.

Car rental class Best for Possible car rental models
Mini Relatively short trips without extensive amounts of luggage Smart, Fiat 500, Hyundai i10, Citroen DS3, Opel Adam, or similar
Economy Travelers who prioritize less expensive car rental Ford Fiesta, Mitsubishi Mirage, or similar
Compact People looking for smaller fuel-efficient vehicles Nissan Versa, or similar
Intermediate Those who need a great combination of price and comfort in a rental vehicle Nissan Sentra, or similar
Standard Comfortable traveling with a group of up to 5 passengers at an affordable rate Toyota Corolla, Chrysler 200, or similar
Full Size Those looking for large powerful cars with plenty of free space Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, or similar
7 seater Groups of people who need more space than in regular 5 seaters Dodge Caravan, Toyota Sienna, or similar
Van / 9-12 seater Family trips or journeys with a lot of passengers and cargo Chrysler Pacifica, Chevrolet Silverado, or similar
Premium Business traveling and car rental for important occasions Buick Lacrosse, Lincoln MKS, or similar
SUV Travelers who like to feel like a boss both on and off-road Ford Escape, BMW X3, or similar
Luxury / Exotic People looking for a top-notch driving experience despite the price tag Chevrolet Impala, Dodge Challenger, or similar
Convertible Traveling during warm sunny weather and a feeling of freedom Ford Mustang Convertible, or similar

FAQ - Rent a car in Santa Barbara

How to rent a car in Santa Barbara CA?

Enter the necessary pickup location and return location in the search form and select the required date and time of your rental. After you get the search results, you will be able to filter them based on your preferred criteria.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Santa Barbara?

The prices for renting a car in Santa Barbara vary from $80.23 per day to $148.32 per day depending on desired model, pick up location, and rental options.

What location has the cheapest car rental in Santa Barbara?

The cheapest car rental deal in Santa Barbara can be found in Santa Barbara - 601 Chapala St. The car rental prices start from $80.23 in this location.

Which car rental companies operate in Santa Barbara?

In Santa Barbara, you can book a car from such well-known providers as ECONOMY, STANDARD, LUXURY, VAN, SUV, and 7 SEATER.

What is the highest rated car rental agency in Santa Barbara?

The car rental company that currently has the highest user rating in Santa Barbara is Enterprise with an average score of 8.1/10. The cheapest car from Enterprise in Santa Barbara is Mitsubishi Mirage. The current relevant price is $126.54 per day.

Can I pay for my rent-a-car reservation with a debit card in Santa Barbara?

Yes, you can use a debit card to pay for the online reservation. However, during your car pickup, you will need a credit card issued in the name of the main driver to cover the car rental deposit.

Can someone else except me drive my rental car?

This will be possible if you select the additional driver option during your online reservation. Most of the time this is a paid option that is charged at the car rental desk.

Can I reserve a specific car rental model during my reservation?

Yes, offers that include specific car models are marked with a “Guaranteed Car Model” sign on the search results page.

Should I buy additional insurance for my car rental in Santa Barbara CA?

If you are not going to buy a full coverage insurance, it is advisable to buy insurance to secure your deposit. You will have to provide your vendor with a credit card with enough available amount of funds needed for the car’s deposit. But if any withdrawals occur, the insurance company will cover the expenses.

You can buy this type of insurance during online car rental booking on our website.