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Cheap Car Rentals in Santa Maria, CA

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Santa Maria, CA Car Rentals in 2023

Most popular companyBUDGET
Price of gas per gallon$3.75
Average price per day$62
Cheapest price per day$39

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Santa Maria?

January

$65

February

$79

March

$73

April

$76

May

$75

June

$71

July

$74

August

$71

September

$67

October

$70

November

$74

December

$71

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Santa Maria is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is February. 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.

Popular Car Types in Santa Maria, CA

There are 5 rental agencies servicing Santa Maria. These agencies, altogether, have 7 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? Small is the cheapest car type to rent in Santa Maria with prices from $35 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 6 car types you can rent in Santa Maria:

Compare available car types for rental in Santa Maria, CA

Small Cars

$60 - $102

All Car Types

$70 - $129

To rent a Small car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $90/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$102/day). In fact, February is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a Small car saves you 16% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Santa Maria Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $85/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$67/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$100/day). In fact, February is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a Medium car saves you 20% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Santa Maria Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $98/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$127/day). In fact, January is about 40% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a Large car saves you 7% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Santa Maria Large rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $104/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$155/day). In fact, February is about 52% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a SUV car saves you 1% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Santa Maria SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $151/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$137/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$168/day). In fact, February is about 10% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a Van car is 31% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Santa Maria Van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Luxury car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $88/day. August is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$70/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is March (~$140/day). In fact, August is about 21% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a Luxury car saves you 17% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Santa Maria Luxury rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Convertible car in Santa Maria, the United States, you would pay an average price of $105/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Convertible car in Santa Maria, the United States (~$81/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$216/day). In fact, January is about 24% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Convertible rental for Santa Maria. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Santa Maria, renting a Convertible car saves you 0% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Mini Hatch$35/day
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Kia Picanto$37/day
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Nissan Sentra$37/day
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Top rental agencies in Santa Maria, CA

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Avis

7.8
Good
22 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.8

Value

7.9

Hertz

7.5
Good
13 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

7.7

Enterprise

7.0
Good
11 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.6

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.2

Value

7.0

Budget

6.8
Okay
23 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.4

Overall

6.8

Pick-up/drop-off

6.4

Value

6.5

Easirent

1 location

Best Santa Maria, CA Car Rental Deals Found

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Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in Santa Maria?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $62/day when booking a rental car in Santa Maria. The best deal a user found was for $39/day from Turo, booked on Jan. 29.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Santa Maria?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Santa Maria from the following companies over the past two weeks: Avis ($35/day), Enterprise ($57/day), and Hertz ($84/day).

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

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (7.8 rating), Hertz (7.3 rating) and Budget (6.8 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Santa Maria.

What are gas prices like in Santa Maria?

The average gas price in Santa Maria is $3.75/gallon over the past month, costing you anywhere between $45 and $64 to fill up a car’s gas tank.

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

From Budget you can rent a car in Santa Maria from about $380 per week on average.

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

Booking in advance not only ensures a better chance of getting the vehicle of choice, it can save you up to 24% on your car rental. For a below average price in Santa Maria, Cheapflights recommends booking your car rental at least 5 days in advance.

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

Yes, renting a vehicle in Santa Maria for a month is certainly possible.

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

Prices can be as low as $1,628 if you consider booking with Turo. That price represents savings of 50% compared to the Santa Maria average. The monthly cost of a car rental in Santa Maria is on average $1,628 ($54/day).

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

For a weekend car rental in Santa Maria, you can expect the average price to be around $60. Usually a Compact rental in Santa Maria is your cheapest weekend car rental option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car rental types. If you do opt for renting a Compact for March, it will cost approximately $75 per day.

What car do most people rent in Santa Maria?

The majority of Cheapflights travelers prefer to rent a Full-size (Nissan Altima) in Santa Maria, making it the most popular option.

Luxury Car Rentals in Santa Maria, CA

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Van Rentals in Santa Maria, CA

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on vacation. Find deals like the ones below for Santa Maria, CA van rentals.

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