Car Rentals Santa Barbara, California

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Santa Barbara, CA
Sep 28 — Oct 5
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Audi A3
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Budget

$38/day

11 Oct - 10 Nov
Audi A3
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Hertz

$31/day

12 Oct - 11 Nov
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Alamo

$34/day

11 Oct - 10 Nov
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Audi A4
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Enterprise

$39/day

10 Oct - 9 Nov
Audi A4
Chevrolet Equinox
or similar Compact SUV
Up to 4 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Alamo

$38/day

11 Oct - 10 Nov
Chevrolet Equinox
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-5-door vehicles
Alamo

$36/day

11 Oct - 10 Nov
Audi A3

Santa Barbara, California car rental deals found on momondo

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Small Cars

$41 - $60

All Car Types

$56 - $90

The average price of a Small rental in Santa Barbara, United States is $48. The cheapest time to rent a Small in Santa Barbara, United States is in March. The price is 15% lower than the rest of the year at just $41 per day. A Small rental is typically 34% less expensive than the average car rental in Santa Barbara. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Santa Barbara Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium rental in Santa Barbara, United States is $55. The cheapest time to rent a Medium in Santa Barbara, United States is in April. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just $46 per day. A Medium rental is typically 23% less expensive than the average car rental in Santa Barbara. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Santa Barbara Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large rental in Santa Barbara, United States is $80. The cheapest time to rent a Large in Santa Barbara, United States is in May. The price is 33% lower than the rest of the year at just $55 per day. A Large rental is typically 12% more expensive than the average car rental in Santa Barbara. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Santa Barbara Large rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV rental in Santa Barbara, United States is $60. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Santa Barbara, United States is in May. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just $45 per day. A SUV rental is typically 16% less expensive than the average car rental in Santa Barbara. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Santa Barbara SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van rental in Santa Barbara, United States is $88. The cheapest time to rent a Van in Santa Barbara, United States is in April. The price is 37% lower than the rest of the year at just $56 per day. A Van rental is typically 19% more expensive than the average car rental in Santa Barbara. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Santa Barbara Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury rental in Santa Barbara, United States is $63. The cheapest time to rent a Luxury in Santa Barbara, United States is in April. The price is 46% lower than the rest of the year at just $35 per day. A Luxury rental is typically 12% less expensive than the average car rental in Santa Barbara. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Santa Barbara Luxury rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Convertible rental in Santa Barbara, United States is $100. The cheapest time to rent a Convertible in Santa Barbara, United States is in January. The price is 16% lower than the rest of the year at just $85 per day. A Convertible rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average car rental in Santa Barbara. The average price of a vehicle 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. Below are the best prices for Santa Barbara Convertible rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Hertz

$31/day

12 Oct - 11 Nov
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
Kia Rio Hatchback
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Hertz

$31/day

12 Oct - 11 Nov
Kia Rio Hatchback
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
2/4-door vehicles
Alamo

$33/day

12 Oct - 11 Nov
Chevrolet Sonic Sedan

Santa Barbara Car Rental Directory

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Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Nearby attractions:

Channel Islands National Park76.7 mi
Santa Barbara Zoo79.0 mi
West Beach80.1 mi
Presidio of Santa Barbara80.9 mi
Lobero Theater80.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Santa Barbara Zoo76.0 mi
West Beach77.3 mi
Santa Barbara Bowl77.8 mi
Presidio of Santa Barbara77.9 mi
Lobero Theater78.0 mi

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

34 people have been looking for a car to rent in Santa Barbara in September.

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 Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise. 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, California in October?

To rent a car in Santa Barbara for a weekend in October, we found prices as low as $26 with an average of $50. Users looking for a one-week rental in Santa Barbara for October saw an average deal of $35 - but quotes as low as $19 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, CA 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 Budget, Hertz, and Enterprise, so be sure to check if they offer free cancellation.

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

With temperatures averaging 55.4 °F and precipitation usually 1.6″ during October, 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 October 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?

Enterprise has 3 locations. momondo users can expect to pay $55/day on average when renting from these locations.

What is the speed limit in Santa Barbara, CA?

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 car do most people rent in Santa Barbara?

Renting the Hyundai Accent in Santa Barbara is the most popular car rental among momondo users, followed by renting the Ford Escape. Our users have seen Hyundai Accent deals in Santa Barbara for $51 per day on average, and as cheap as $17 per day. It’s an average of $57 per day to rent the Ford Escape in Santa Barbara, though you may find prices as low as $18 per day.

What car rental company has the Cadillac XTS in Santa Barbara?

Alamo has Cadillac XTS rentals available in Santa Barbara for $95/day on average. Availability for the Cadillac XTS rental in Santa Barbara may vary, so try not to schedule your car rental last-minute.

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

In September, Santa Barbara usually gets 0″ of precipitation and has an average temperature of 62.6 °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 September?

Considering that the temperatures in Santa Barbara are typically high during September and the chance of rain is relatively low, momondo would suggest renting a convertible which would help you enjoy the great weather.

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 September should expect temperatures around 69.8 °F and about 0.2″ of possible rain through the month.


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