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Frequently asked questions
Enterprise and Hertz are within easy reach of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA). After landing, it won’t be long before you’re hitting the open road.
Whether you’re waiting for your paycheck or you just want a little more flexibility, there’s no need to pay a thing until it’s time to go get the keys. It’s part of our Book Now Pay Later option. Simply present a valid credit card and pay in full for your ride at the pickup point. The rental company will also place a hold on your credit card for the security deposit. Expedia has an extensive selection of rental vehicles that’ll help you explore Santa Barbara your way. Why wait? Find your ride today!
Check through the cancellation policy to be certain, but the majority of rentals will receive a full refund if you notify us more than six hours before picking up the car. There are some exemptions though. Your booking will have more details, or just jump onto our Customer Service Portal.
If you’ll be visiting busy cities, you’ll want to think small — like an economy-sized car. The most booked type of rental in Santa Barbara, they can easily maneuver around congested streets, get into narrow parking spots and deliver excellent mileage. But there’s nothing holding you back from thinking big either! Browse our standard or full-size options if you’d prefer some extra space, or take things to the next level with one our premium rides.
When you’ve ticked off the terrific places in Santa Barbara, there’s plenty more to see in the surrounding region. Collect the keys to a rental car, toss your luggage in the trunk and get on the road. Here are some drives we’re confident you’ll love:
You’ll find Disneyland® and loads of other intriguing sights in Anaheim. From Santa Barbara, it’s 112 miles (180 km) away.
Next stop? It has to be Los Angeles, which is around 87 miles (140 km) away. Universal Studios Hollywood™ is one local highlight you shouldn’t miss.
Balboa Park is 186 miles (300 km) from Santa Barbara and is one of the region’s most breathtaking nature spots. Go for a walk around and enjoy the fresh air here.
Expedia is your one-stop shop for all your travel needs, including car rentals. With suppliers to pick from in Santa Barbara, we’ll help you score the best deal possible. Whether you want to book a car, hotels, flights or activities, you’ll find special offers and member prices on Expedia. Bundle your bookings into a handy vacation package for even bigger savings on your trip to Santa Barbara.
Browse our fantastic range of rental cars, check out customer ratings and compare offers from top suppliers. In just a few clicks, Expedia will help you nab the best deal on your ride. Got a flight or hotel booking? Add on your Santa Barbara car rental to save even more money.
You need to be at least 21. But there are a few age-related restrictions to bear in mind before reserving your wheels in Santa Barbara. If you’re a younger driver, rental providers will likely charge an additional daily fee and limit the kinds of cars you’re able to rent. The surcharge amount, and which age range it applies to, differs between companies. Take the time to compare the rules.
The essentials are a valid driver’s license and a credit card in your name. Car rental companies will offer you insurance, which is optional. But you may have to provide proof of alternative coverage if you prefer to opt out. We recommend checking with your rental provider to avoid any hassles.
Based on prices within the past seven days, you could’ve sat in the driver’s seat of your own rental car for just $51 a day. The second lowest daily rate in Santa Barbara was $53.
Yes, and you’ll find your perfect wheels among our long-term car rental deals. Just enter your trip details and we’ll list excellent offers from a range of leading suppliers.
Some Santa Barbara companies will rent cars to drivers under 25, and others won’t. Policies differ from supplier to supplier, so you’ll have to do some research. Also, find out if there are any extra costs. Some places will have a surcharge for young drivers between the ages of 21 and 24. Be sure to read through the terms and conditions so you know what to expect.