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 National. 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 car, you can drive anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to California more enjoyable with a National rental car.
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Santa Barbara is a perfect destination when you want some respite from busyness of a big city. With everything there is to see and do, you'll want your own car to take in as much as you can during your visit. And if you need to mix it up from Santa Barbara's easy-going vibes, then get behind the wheel of your National car rental and see what else is out there.
Founded by a couple dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National provides everything economy to luxury cars, allowing you to pick the ideal automobile for your vacation.
Frequently asked questions
How do I find the best prices on a Santa Barbara National rental car?
We try to get you the lowest rates, whether you reserve your car. However, getting your car ahead of your visit can help you save even more. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my rental car in Santa Barbara?
Be sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Santa Barbara's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Santa Barbara require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Make sure to check National's policies, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles especially.
What kind of National 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. Economy or compact cars are great 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 provides a more comfortable ride. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then choose a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Santa Barbara trip can choose the premium category for a car 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. Many major credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) usually provide some coverage. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering large vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Santa Barbara. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your vehicle for your trip to Santa Barbara. Please be aware that the deposit may vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
We encourage a full tank policy. You pick up your National rental 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 gas station before you return the car to National.
Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Santa Barbara?
Santa Barbara has lots to keep you entertained, but you may want to drive to nearby cities to find out what else California has to offer. You can explore the rest of the area free of mileage limits after you've checked off all the activities in Santa Barbara.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Santa Barbara?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at a different National. However, there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Santa Barbara, having access to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to discover more of California, you can go wherever you want to, without having to coordinate ride-hailing services or spend time waiting for the bus.
Before your next business or leisure venture, book your National Santa Barbara rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Go with CarRentals.com and drive the open road in Santa Barbara, California.