If you want to see everything Santa Barbara has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from Alamo. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own ride, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to California even better with an Alamo car rental.
Why drive with CarRentals.com?
Santa Barbara is a perfect town when you want to get away from busyness of a big city. With everything there is to see, you will need your own car to explore as much as you can while on your vacation. If you need to mix it up from Santa Barbara's easy-going vibes, then jump behind the wheel of your Alamo car rental and see what else is out there.
CarRentals.com works with the finest businesses. Alamo opened its doors in 1974 and pioneered the concept of Unlimited Free Mileage. Alamo strives to provide a fun, high-value, low-cost rental experience to leisure and family travelers.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Santa Barbara Alamo rental car at a great rate?
We strive to get you the lowest price, whether you book. However, getting ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What should I have with me when I pick up my rental car in Santa Barbara?
You will need to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's Santa Barbara's minimum age to rent a car?
Alamo's minimum age to rent a car in Santa Barbara is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to review Alamo's policy to determine what the total cost is before you book.
What kind of Alamo rental car should I get for my trip to Santa Barbara?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Santa Barbara. Compact or economy automobiles are good for short commutes and are easier to park. Commute times in Santa Barbara average 32 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a dash of extravagance on their Santa Barbara vacation can choose a higher-end car model like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent from Alamo. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa and MasterCard, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Alamo car rental?
Alamo requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Alamo will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip to Santa Barbara. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to return my Alamo rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to Alamo. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I rent a car 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 area free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Santa Barbara.
Can I get a one-way rental from Alamo?
Alamo offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at a different Alamo. Don't forget there may be an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, having the keys to your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of California, you can drive when you like, without having to hanging out a stop waiting for the bus or hail a cab.
Before your next holiday, book your Alamo Santa Barbara rental car and take off to all the must-see sights. Reserve through CarRentals.com and speed along the road in Santa Barbara, California.