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Santa Barbara Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$4.58
Average price per day$77
Cheapest price per day$34

What is the cheapest time to hire a car in Santa Barbara?

January

$63

February

$72

March

$83

April

$78

May

$69

June

$83

July

$86

August

$76

September

$69

October

$72

November

$79

December

$74

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Santa Barbara is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Top rental agencies in Santa Barbara

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7.5
Good
37 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.5

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.4
7.3
Good
69 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.9

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.0
6.4
Good
76 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.9

Overall

6.4

Pick-up/drop-off

6.3

Value

6.4
7.8
Good
16 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.3
7.4
Good
26 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.4

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

7.8
2.0
Mediocre
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0
1 location

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Santa Barbara?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $77/day when booking a rental car in Santa Barbara. The best deal a user found was for $34/day from Turo, booked on May 8.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Santa Barbara?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (8.3 rating), Enterprise (8.2 rating) and Budget (8.0 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Santa Barbara.

What are gas prices like in Santa Barbara?

The average gas price in Santa Barbara is $4.58/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $54 and $79 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Santa Barbara for a week from Budget?

Budget is one of the top picks in Santa Barbara. They can have you in a rental car for about $490 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in Santa Barbara for the best price?

Renting your favorite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 10% in Santa Barbara - we recommend booking at least 90days in advance.

Can I rent a car for a month in Santa Barbara?

Yes, you can rent a car for a month in Santa Barbara. Check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Santa Barbara for a month?

Prices can be as low as $2,098 if you consider booking with Turo. That price represents savings of 65% compared to the Santa Barbara average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Santa Barbara is on average $2,098 ($70/day).

How much is a car rental in Santa Barbara for a weekend?

The average price for a weekend car rental in Santa Barbara is $105. Renting a Compact is your cheapest option if you’ve looking to save money on your weekend car rental in Santa Barbara. For the month of June, Cheapflights users have found rental cars in Santa Barbara for as low as $71/day.

What car do most people rent in Santa Barbara?

The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Standard (Hyundai Elantra) in Santa Barbara, making it the most popular option.