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Cheap rental cars in Santa Barbara
From $38/day
Compact
5 seats 2 bags
From $39/day
Intermediate
5 seats 3 bags
From $40/day
Economy
4 seats 2 bags
From $43/day
Full-size
5 seats 3 bags
From $43/day
Standard
5 seats 3 bags
From $49/day
SUV
5 seats 3 bags
Advertised prices are the best daily rates found by our customers during the last two weeks. Prices subject to change and may not include additional fees.

Rental car locations in Santa Barbara

Budget - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
Hertz
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633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Budget
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34 E Montecito St
Enterprise - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
Hertz - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
Avis
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34 E Montecito St
Dollar - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 Fowler Rd
Dollar - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
Alamo - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
Avis - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 Fowler Rd
Hertz
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16 S La Cumbre Rd
National - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd

Santa Barbara rental car information

Average Rental Car CostCheapest Rental Car PriceMost Popular Rental TypeLowest Price Rental Company
$115Ford Focus ($38 per day)SUVBudget ($38 per day)
FAQs about renting a car in Santa Barbara
What is the average cost to rent a car in Santa Barbara?
The average cost to rent a car in Santa Barbara is $115 per day.
What is the cheapest price for a rental car in Santa Barbara?
The cheapest rental car in Santa Barbara is Ford Focus ($38 per day).
What is the most popular rental car type in Santa Barbara?
SUV is the most booked rental car type in Santa Barbara
Which car rental companies have the lowest priced rental cars in Santa Barbara?
Budget has the cheapest rental car rate in the next 14 days. Ford Focus $38 per day
Which rental car companies offer services in Santa Barbara?
Car rental companies that service Santa Barbara are Hertz and Dollar

Find the best rental car deals in Santa Barbara

Renting a car in Santa Barbara is a must if you want to fully explore in and around the city. There’s a lot of things to do and places to see in Santa Barbara. Renting a car gives you the flexibility to drive to a nearby city or attraction outside of Santa Barbara.

With Tripadvisor, you can rent all types of vehicles in Santa Barbara. We offer economical standard cars, sporty convertibles, family-friendly minivans, and comfortable SUVs. By leveraging the world’s largest rental car booking service and searching all major rental brands, we help you find the lowest rental car prices available. We offer comprehensive coverage of over 60,000 locations worldwide.

What you need to know when renting a car in Santa Barbara

  • You can pick up your vehicle at any rental car location in Santa Barbara or at the airport.
  • Make sure you compare deals across all major rental car brands - there are dozens to choose from in Santa Barbara.
  • Major rental car providers include Hertz, National, Enterprise, Alamo and Avis, but Santa Barbara also offers other rental car brands.
  • Reserve early to get the best-priced rental car for your trip to Santa Barbara.

Tips for renting a car in Santa Barbara

  • Join a loyalty rewards program with a car rental company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free-of-charge.
  • Look for Santa Barbara car rental locations outside the airport as prices usually include a kiosk fee at the airport.
  • Consider taking a taxi or rideshare from the airport to an offsite location. Taxes and fees are based on where you pick up your rental car, not where you drop off.
  • Join a loyalty rewards program with a car rental company so you can earn points to use towards perks. Joining is typically free-of-charge.
  • When flying to Santa Barbara, check with the airline for reward programs that include discounts at car rental companies.
Airports serving Santa Barbara
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Dollar - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 Fowler Rd
Enterprise - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
1
500 James Fowler Rd
Avis - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
1
500 Fowler Rd
Hertz - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
Hertz
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633 E Cabrillo Blvd
Avis
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34 E Montecito St
Alamo - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
Budget - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
Hertz
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16 S La Cumbre Rd
Dollar - Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
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500 James Fowler Rd
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