Santa Barbara Car Rentals

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Santa Barbara, CA
Mar 4 — Mar 11
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Santa Barbara car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car that's right for you

Small cars are typically categorized as economy cars, compact cars and intermediate cars. You can expect to pay $65/day to rent a small car in Santa Barbara. Below are the best prices found on momondo in the past week.

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
2 adults
1 bag
$30/day
Mar 17 - Mar 26
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
4 adults
1 bag
$31/day
Mar 17 - Mar 26
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
2 adults
1 bag
$38/day
Mar 17 - Mar 26
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
2 adults
1 bag
$38/day
Mar 17 - Mar 26
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Kia Rio Hatchback
or similar Mini
2 adults
$39/day
Mar 17 - Mar 26
Kia Rio Hatchback
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
2 adults
1 bag
$39/day
Mar 17 - Mar 26
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

When is it cheapest to rent a car in Santa Barbara?

All

$33 - $56

Family size

$59 - $94

Economy

$34 - $43

The cheapest time to rent a car in Santa Barbara is in January. The price is 5% lower than the rest of the year at just $38 per day. The most expensive month is December. If you are looking for a specific car type, consider renting an economy car in September. If you need more room for your family, larger vehicles with 6+ seats are typically cheapest in March. The price of a car rental in Santa Barbara can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.


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Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Los Angeles Airport

Los Angeles, California

Nearby attractions:

Channel Islands National Park76.7 mi
Santa Barbara Zoo79.0 mi
West Beach80.1 mi
Santa Barbara Historical Museum80.7 mi
Presidio of Santa Barbara80.9 mi
Burbank Bob Hope Airport

Burbank, California

Nearby attractions:

Santa Barbara Zoo76.0 mi
West Beach77.3 mi
Santa Barbara Bowl77.8 mi
Santa Barbara Historical Museum77.8 mi
Presidio of Santa Barbara77.9 mi
Santa Barbara Airport

Santa Barbara, California

Nearby attractions:

Arroyo Burro Beach5.8 mi
Elings Park6.0 mi
Old Mission Santa Barbara7.3 mi
The Arlington Theatre7.7 mi
The Granada Theatre7.8 mi

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Car Rental in Santa Barbara

4,730 people have been looking for a car to rent in Santa Barbara in February.

What cleaning measures are being taken by Santa Barbara car rental companies to control the spread of COVID-19?

Many car rental companies in Santa Barbara have new cleaning requirements in place to ensure your vehicle is disinfected for your safety. This enhanced cleaning feature is now being offered at locations such as Alamo, Enterprise, and National. Use our new search filter to see all the companies offering enhanced cleaning in Santa Barbara. As things change, so do policies. We’ll do our best to stay on top of things, but always be sure to check with the provider directly.

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

To rent a car in Santa Barbara for a weekend in March, we found prices as low as $21 with an average of $50. Users looking for a one-week rental in Santa Barbara for March saw an average deal of $41 - but quotes as low as $16 were available depending on dates and car options.

Which car rental agency in Santa Barbara has the cheapest rental car prices?

Hertz typically has the cheapest daily rates in Santa Barbara, which you can find at any of their locations. On average, you should expect to pay $36/day, but our users have found rates as low as $14/day for their rental car in Santa Barbara.

Is there a fee to cancel my Santa Barbara car rental?

Every rental car company in Santa Barbara has a different cancellation policy. At momondo, we will always disclose in the car rental search results whether or not an agency has a cancellation fee. Some of the top car rental companies in Santa Barbara include Alamo, Enterprise, and National, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

What is the best type of car to rent in Santa Barbara during March?

With temperatures averaging 57.2 °F and precipitation usually 0.8″ during March, you should consider renting a Standard car when traveling to Santa Barbara. A Standard car can handle the fluctuations in temperature and rainfall during the month of March and is a popular choice for travelers heading to Santa Barbara. Renting a Standard in Santa Barbara will cost you $48/day on average.

Which rental car company in Santa Barbara has the most locations?

Hertz has 3 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $36/day on average when renting from these locations.

What is the speed limit in Santa Barbara?

25 mph is the city speed limit for Santa Barbara, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centers. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for highways around Santa Barbara are 75 mph and 75 mph, respectively. If you rent a car in Santa Barbara, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

What is the weather like in Santa Barbara, CA in February?

In February, Santa Barbara usually gets 3.1″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 51.8 °F. This information can be very helpful when looking at rental cars in Santa Barbara as it can help you make the best decision.

What car would momondo recommend based on the weather in February?

The weather in Santa Barbara during February would likely not impact the type of rental much. momondo users do seem to prefer certain car types when looking for specific vehicles for their Santa Barbara car rental. Price-conscious travelers looking for a Santa Barbara car rental option tend to like small cars. These are typically the least expensive. Examples of small cars available for rent are the Hyundai Accent, the Chevrolet Spark, and the Ford Focus.

Is the weather in Santa Barbara similar to the rest of California?

Travelers looking to leave from Santa Barbara on a road trip around California or the surrounding areas during the month of February should expect temperatures around 53.6 °F and about 3″ of possible rain through the month.


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