There is no better way to see everything Santa Barbara has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Thrifty rental car. 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 vehicle, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next trip to California even better with a Thrifty car rental.
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Santa Barbara is a perfect destination when you desire some respite from busyness of a big city. With everything there is to see and do, you'll need your own auto to explore all you can while on your trip. And if you need to mix it up from Santa Barbara's easy-going vibes, then get behind the wheel of your Thrifty car rental and see what else is out there.
CarRentals.com works with several of the most dependable companies, like Thrifty, to not only get you the ride you want for your holiday, but also get you the best rate. We can help you and your trip get off to a great start.
What you need to know about car rentals in Santa Barbara
How do I get the best deals on a Santa Barbara Thrifty rental car?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the lowest rates, whether you book. But reserving your car ahead of time 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 do I need have with me when I pick up my car rental in Santa Barbara?
Be sure to bring your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Santa Barbara?
Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Santa Barbara is 21. Take time to read through Thrifty's policies, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Santa Barbara?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Santa Barbara. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and good for short drives. Commute times in Santa Barbara average 32 minutes, so you may find a SUV or mid-size car more comfortable. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a touch of luxury on their Santa Barbara vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from Thrifty in the United States. Many major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) usually provide some coverage. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering large 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 United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Thrifty require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Thrifty requires a deposit when you reserve your rental car. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to Santa Barbara. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my Thrifty car rental?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should receive your automobile with the needle at "F". If you return your rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Thrifty.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
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 after you've checked off all the activities in Santa Barbara.
Does Santa Barbara Thrifty offer one-way car rentals?
Thrifty offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental car at another location. Be aware 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 access to an auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of California, you can leave wherever 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 Thrifty Santa Barbara rental car and take off to all the must-see sights. Reserve through CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Santa Barbara, California.