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Santa Barbara Car Rentals

Take Your Vacation for a Ride

Last year, trips to Santa Barbara were popular. Actually, Santa Barbara is so nice that tens of thousands of residents made it their permanent home. From the instant you arrive in Santa Barbara Municipal (SBA), you'll have your eye on new excursions and a thrilling agenda in hand.

You could use buses to traverse the city after you put your suitcase down at your hotel. However, with lots of arrivals and departures to and from SBA, you may have to wait a bit for a bus to come along that isn't full. Or, you could hop into a yellow cab once you have grabbed your luggage. Plus, sometimes getting around the city center is easiest done on foot. We suggest you should wave farewell to understanding the public transit route and hello to the benefits of a private ride. Having your own wheels means more freedom during your getaway. When you're behind the wheel, you can sightsee Santa Barbara on your when you want.

Wheeling Around Santa Barbara

Get an economy vehicle that can easily fit into tight parking spots, or turn the keys in a larger car that has room for plenty of shopping bags in the back - Expedia has a selection of cars to fit your travel needs looking for a low-cost car rental when they've touchdowned in Santa Barbara Municipal. When you book Santa Barbara rental cars right here at Expedia, your choices include:

  • Sporty coupes for warm-weather getaways that are perfect for cruising with the top down
  • Spacious vans with ample room for your whole family or group of friends
  • Luxury sedans boasting conveniences like satellite radio and smart technology for a smooth driving driving experience
  • Hybrid automobiles with better gas mileage for wheeling around Santa Barbara in an environmentally friendly ride

It's time to go shopping for a set of sunglasses for the ride and book a hotel in the heart of town. With Expedia, it's simple to select your dates and perfect car match, and your rented ride secured before you know it. Locating a rental car in Santa Barbara is a piece of cake. It's time to start your engine!

Steer Through Santa Barbara

If you’re flying into town, pick up a Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) car rental and get on the road. Stearns Wharf, located on State Street, is a frequent hot spot for locals and tourists. The pier extends out into the Pacific Ocean, and is home to numerous restaurants, shops, and, of course, dazzling views of the California coastline. For even more dining, shopping, and general fun, take your Santa Barbara rental car inland along State Street. Enjoy a hot coffee at one of the many cafes, and find the perfect souvenir to bring home to your friends.

Whether you’re in a luxury rental car from Hertz or a fuel-efficient economy car, a trip south on 101 should be next on your itinerary. Rent a car in Santa Barbara and then head south to Carpinteria State Beach. Nestled within the city limits of Carpinteria, a charming coastal town, this is the perfect place to rest and relax. Additionally, just 20 miles further south is Ventura, CA. Tour Mission San Buenaventura, originally built in 1782, or head 20 miles inland on CA-33 to Lake Casitas. Go camping, enjoy a picnic, or boat along its shores.

Enjoy Your Trip

Your trip to the American Riviera is bound to be a special one, so don’t waste a minute of time waiting for public transportation to come to you. Use the discounts available on Expedia.com to save money during every leg of your trip. Start by reserving a car rental in Santa Barbara before your vacation begins to ensure you get the vehicle you want. Expedia.com will help you every step of the way, from booking flights to Santa Barbara to helping you select the perfect Santa Barbara hotel to stay in. Searching through our vast quantity of Santa Barbara car rentals and picking out the right one will just be the icing on the cake. Reserve a great deal on a car today and enjoy your trip at your leisure.