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 Budget. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own vehicle allows you to go to the spots you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to California more enjoyable with a Budget rental car.
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Santa Barbara is a perfect destination when you desire to get away from rat race of a big city. With everything there is to do and see, you'll want your own auto to take in all you can while on your vacation. And if you need to see what else is around Santa Barbara, then jump behind the wheel of your Budget car rental and see what else is out there.
We work with many of the best rental car dealers in the world. Founded during 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always attempts to provide the best prices for customers. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the lowest price.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Santa Barbara Budget car rental at a great rate?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But getting ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Be sure to go over the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
What should I bring with me when I get my car in Santa Barbara?
You'll need 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?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Santa Barbara is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Budget's policy to determine if there is an additional cost before you book.
What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Santa Barbara?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Santa Barbara. Compact or economy automobiles are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. Commute times in Santa Barbara are close to 32 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car provides a more comfortable ride. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Santa Barbara trip can choose a higher-end vehicle 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 Budget. Many of the major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) usually provide some coverage. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger 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 purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?
Budget requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly depending on the model and make of the rental.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?
We encourage a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring the car back to Budget. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
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 area free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Santa Barbara.
Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?
Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at a different location. However, there is typically an additional fee when you pick one-way.
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With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, having the keys to your own automobile lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of California, you can drive when you want to, without having to coordinate a ride-share or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Santa Barbara rental car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Reserve through CarRentals.com and hit the road in Santa Barbara, California.