There is no better way to see everything Santa Barbara has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Advantage rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next vacation to California even more enjoyable with an Advantage car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
Santa Barbara is a perfect destination when you wish a break from hustle and bustle of a big city. With everything there is to see and do, you'll want your own car to see as much as you can while on your vacation. If you need to mix it up from Santa Barbara's easy-going vibes, then get behind the wheel of your Advantage car rental and see what else is out there.
We work with the top businesses in the world, like Advantage, to not only get you the vehicle you desire for your trip, but also get you the best price. We can help you and your journey get off without a hitch.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Santa Barbara Advantage rental car at a great rate?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the lowest price, whether you reserve your car. However, reserving your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my rental car in Santa Barbara?
Be sure to carry with you your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Santa Barbara's minimum age to rent a car?
Advantage's minimum age to rent a car in Santa Barbara is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Advantage's policy to find out what the total cost is before you book.
What kind of Advantage rental car should I get for my trip to Santa Barbara?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Santa Barbara. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and great for short commutes. Commute times in Santa Barbara average 32 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little luxury on their Santa Barbara vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the United States?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Advantage in the United States. Many of the major credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) usually offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Santa Barbara. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Advantage car rental?
Advantage does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Advantage will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip to Santa Barbara. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.
Do I have to return my Advantage rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full tank policy. You should get your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you bring the car back to Advantage.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara has plenty to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to see what else California has to offer. You can explore the rest of the region free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Santa Barbara.
Can I get a one-way rental from Advantage?
Advantage offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at a different location. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, having the keys to your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of California, you can leave wherever you want to, without trying to signal for a cab or sign up for a ride-share.
Before your next business or leisure trip, book your Advantage Santa Barbara rental car and take off to all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the open road in Santa Barbara, California.