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Rental car options at Santa Barbara Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Santa Barbara Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • National Car Rental

    9.4 (413)
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    8.9 (2006)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    8.2 (7047)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    8.1 (6111)
    No rates available
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.6 (4483)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    7.2 (9818)
    No rates available
  • Alamo

    9 (8917)
    No rates available
  • Thrifty

    7.2 (5630)
    No rates available

Car rental location Santa Barbara Airport

Santa Barbara Airport Guide

Santa Barbara California is known as the American Riviera. Situated between Los Angeles and San Francisco it is one of America's best kept secrets. Santa Barbara's location allows visitors to enjoy the best of California with a short, beautiful drive. Air service into Santa Barbara is provided through the Santa Barbara Regional Airport for domestic flights and Los Angeles International for international flights. Thrifty, Avis, Hertz, Enterprise and Dollar car hire companies are just a few offering services directly from the airports.

The Santa Ynez Mountains run along the east/west section of the Santa Barbara coast. They are famous not only for beautiful beaches but also the Los Padres National forest. The diverse terrain of the Santa Barbara area offers a wide range of outdoor recreational activities to enjoy. Hiking, fishing, windsurfing are just a few of the activities available.

You are only thirty minutes from the Santa Barbara Wine country where you can sample some of the best wines in the country. Plan on a day of wine tasting and touring the beauty of the rolling hillside.

The thrills of Hollywood are an hour away and you can take in the famous Grauman's Chinese Theatre. Keep your eyes open and you are to catch a glance of a recognizable television or movie star. Kids of all ages will enjoy a trip to Disneyland where you can intermingle with all of your favourite Disney characters and get a thrill on heart-stopping rides. Next take time to visit Universal Studios where you can experience your favourite movies and shows up close and personal.

Santa Barbara's weather is one of the most pleasant year round climates in the world. Temperatures range from 65 degrees to 75 degrees year round. In the late summer temperatures can reach around 85 degrees. With moderate, sunny weather you might enjoy a convertible car hire to tour in.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category

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Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • National Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Budget
  • Alamo
  • Thrifty