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Frequently asked questions

How much is a rental car per day in Santa Barbara?
Car rentals in Santa Barbara had a low daily rate of just $34 within the past seven days. With prices this good, you’ll be zipping around in a cool ride with cash to spare.
Can I rent a car from Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA)?
With Enterprise and Hertz within a quick commute of Santa Barbara Municipal Airport (SBA), getting off the plane and onto the road is a piece of cake.
What happens if I need to cancel my Santa Barbara car reservation?
Subject to the rental policy, you may qualify for your money back. Many prepaid rentals offer a complete refund if you let us know a minimum of six hours in advance of collecting the car. Got any questions? If you can’t find the answer in your booking details, our Customer Service Portal is here 24/7.
What types of cars can I rent in Santa Barbara?
Bustling city streets and tight parking spots are no bother for an economy car — the most commonly booked rental type in Santa Barbara. Jump behind the wheel of one of these and drive around traffic like a dream. Reliable, affordable and good on gas, these small rides pack plenty of punch. But Santa Barbara can be explored in almost any sort of rental you like. Compact, full-size and premium vehicles are among your options.
Where can I go on a road trip from Santa Barbara?
After you’ve ticked off the terrific attractions in Santa Barbara, there’s more to discover in the surrounding region. Grab the keys to a rental car, pack your bags in the trunk and get out on the open road. We’ve come up with some road trips you’re sure to love:

  • You’ll find Disneyland® and many more intriguing attractions in Anaheim. From Santa Barbara, it’s around 110 mi away.
  • Your next stop? It has to be Los Angeles, which is around 85 mi away. Universal Studios Hollywood is one local hot spot you won’t want to miss.
  • Venture into the outdoors and breathe in some fresh air at Balboa Park. It’s 190 mi from Santa Barbara.

Why should I rent a Santa Barbara car with Expedia?
From short work trips to cross-country expeditions, Expedia has vehicles to suit every style and adventure. Take your pick of reliable rental companies in Santa Barbara. And with our exclusive offers and discounts, you can be confident you’ll get a great deal on your shiny set of wheels. Did you know you can combine your bookings into a vacation package? Add a hotel or flight to your rental car and see how much you save!
How do I find the best car rental deals in Santa Barbara with Expedia?
Whatever kind of ride you’re searching for, Expedia will help you nab the best deal. Compare the offers from leading rental suppliers and book the option that’s right for you. Want to hit the road with even more in your wallet? Combine your Santa Barbara car rental with hotel or flight bookings.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara rules state drivers must be 21 and over to rent a car. However, young drivers can expect an extra charge and tighter rental conditions. Most providers impose a young renter fee on top of the usual car rental rate. This helps cover the higher risk of damage or accident. While many car categories (like economy and compact) are available to young motorists, restrictions usually apply to premium and specialty vehicles.
What do you need to rent a car in Santa Barbara?
The main requirements are a valid driver’s license and a credit card in the same name. Many car rental companies will offer you insurance, which is optional. But you may be asked to provide proof of other coverage if you choose to opt out. Make sure you check with your rental agency to avoid any hassles.
What is the cheapest car rental in Santa Barbara?
The two lowest daily prices offered in Santa Barbara within the past seven days were $34 and $36. How’s that for an awesome deal? These rates were available on Expedia, with a rental starting date within the next year. Prices and availability are subject to change and additional terms apply.
Can I rent a car for a month or longer in Santa Barbara?
Whether you have plans to stick around Santa Barbara or journey beyond, it’s easy to reserve a long-term rental with Expedia. Enter your trip information and pick-up/drop-off locations and we’ll find you amazing long-term car rental deals.
Where can I find a Santa Barbara car rental if I am younger than 25?
Some Santa Barbara outlets will rent cars to drivers under 25 years of age, and others won’t. Age policies differ between suppliers, so you’ll have to do your homework. Also, find out if there are additional costs. Some outlets will pass on a surcharge to young drivers between 21 and 24. Be sure to read through the terms and conditions to avoid any nasty surprises.
What insurance should I choose for my car rental in Santa Barbara?
For a smooth, stress-free journey, add Expedia’s collision damage protection while reserving your rental car. This insurance covers your ride against collision damage, theft and vandalism. It also offers 24/7 emergency support in times of need. Opt in to this insurance while finalizing your Santa Barbara vehicle with Expedia and save money and time at the rental desk.

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Renting a car in Santa Barbara

Pay at pickup is available, so you don’t have to worry about spending your money until you arrive at your vehicle in Santa Barbara. We partner with reliable partners that guarantee an enjoyable experience for solo travelers, couples, and families. Package your car with a flight or hotel to unlock even more savings from Expedia.

Expected prices in Santa Barbara

Prices are subject to seasonal change depending on when you decide to arrange your car rental but right now you can book from $34.

Flexibility & Cancellation

Most car suppliers offer penalty-free cancellations, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your plans change. To cancel your booking log into your account through the Trips portal. Click manage booking and cancel this car. If you needed to alter your booking, then you can create a new one once you have canceled.

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