There is no better way to see everything Santa Barbara has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Avis 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 car, you can go anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next trip to California even more enjoyable with an Avis car rental.
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Santa Barbara is a perfect destination when you want some respite from rat race of a big city. With everything there is to see, you will need your own set of wheels to take in all you can while on your vacation. If you need to see what else is around Santa Barbara, then get in the driver's seat of your Avis rental car and see what else is out there.
We work with some of the most dependable rental car companies in the world. Avis was the first rent-a-car company located in an airport and they have over 70 years of providing vehicles to visitors from all over. With over 5,000 locations worldwide and an assorted fleet of vehicles, Avis is sure to give you a great experience from pick-up to drop-off.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Santa Barbara Avis rental car at a great price?
We try to get you the best rates, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But booking ahead of time can help keep spending low. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.
What should I carry with me when I pick up my rental car in Santa Barbara?
Make sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Santa Barbara's minimum age to rent a car?
Avis's minimum age to rent a car in Santa Barbara is 21. Make sure to check Avis's policies, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 or for higher category rentals especially.
What kind of Avis rental car should I get for my trip to Santa Barbara?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Santa Barbara. Economy or compact automobiles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. Commute times in Santa Barbara average 32 minutes, so you may find a mid-size vehicle or SUV more comfortable. If you want to lower your emissions and save on gas, then pick a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a touch of extravagance on their Santa Barbara vacation can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi 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 Avis. Many major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically offer coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering large vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Santa Barbara. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Avis car rental?
Avis does require a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Avis will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please note that the deposit may vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to return my Avis rental with a full tank?
At CarRentals.com, we advise a full tank policy. You should receive your car 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 Avis.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Santa Barbara has plenty to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to find out what else California has to offer. You can explore the rest of the region free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Santa Barbara.
Does Avis offer one-way rentals in Santa Barbara?
Avis usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental car at a different Avis. Don't forget there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, having your own vehicle lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of California, you can go wherever you want to, without having to wait for the bus or hail a taxicab.
Before you head out of town, book your Avis Santa Barbara rent-a-car and take off to all the must-see sights. Reserve with CarRentals.com and drive the road in Santa Barbara, California.