Book Avis car rentals at Santa Barbara Airport

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Avis car rental prices at Santa Barbara Airport

Full-size SUV$82/day
Passenger van$132/day
Pickup truck$65/day
Open air all terrain$81/day
Luxury SUV$85/day
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"Friendly and professional "(in 779 reviews)
"Van was great, pickup was convenient, price seemed good, -off easy."(in 882 reviews)


"The rental car was not in the space on my was not in the space on my card."(in 1817 reviews)
"So rate meant additional charges, including mileage and hours."(in 173 reviews)


Overall Rating7.6 GoodBased on 12 reviews
Value for money

Recent reviews

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Easy pick and up and drop off. New and clean car, gas tank full, great experience as always!Reviewed Sep 30 2022
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The pick up line was pretty Long at SBC. Attendant worked as best as able with number of people.Reviewed Jul 25 2022
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Seth was excellentReviewed Jul 15 2022
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Loved the Mustang. Perfect car for a California road trip. I had reserved a convertible, however, and because I arrived 6 hours after my reserved pick-up time, I had to settle for a hardtop. My fault (though I really had no idea about timing when I booked the trip months ago), but I felt a bit overcharged paying the same price as a convertible. Sure, Avis puts them in the same class, but obviously, convertibles are far rarer as leased vehicles and should cost more. That's life, I guess. My other comment is I dearly wish Avis rented vehicles with manual transmissions. I realize it's a dying breed because fat, lazy Americans only know how to drive automatics, but why encourage such sloth? Distinguish yourselves in the marketplace by offering a few sticks. At purchase, such cars are a bit cheaper anyway, and you can rent them for the same or more than an automatic, so it's win-win for everyone. Giving in to American tastes is just lowering the bar. These people still buy minivans and eat at McDonald's, and no one ever went broke underestimating consumers in this nation. All of which is to say, offer more manuals, please.Reviewed Jul 13 2022
review fromkayak
The line at the counter was long but the staff moved it quickly. It didn’t have a car that I reserved, so I took a Frontier compact truck. The price was good and the return at a different location in Southern California was easy and painless.Reviewed Apr 3 2022
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Avis did not have the car I reserved when I arrived even though I called them that my plane was arriving an hour late and they assured me they would honor my reservation. It took an hour before they had a car that was within the size range I reserved and were trying to give me a much larger, uneconomical car. I refused it and they finally gave me a suitable replacement. The car I finally ended up with was great... Hopefully, this is all due to pandemic problems because the price was also triple of what I have paid in the past...Reviewed Jul 21 2021
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Cons:The staff at pickup in Santa Barbara used deceitful tactics to pressure us into paying for an upgrade.Reviewed May 26 2021
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Pros:Friendly and professional staff.Cons:The rental car was not in the space on my card. No car was parked in that space. Luckily there was an attendant in the lot who approached me and found my car, and I did not have to return to the terminal.Reviewed Jun 24 2019
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Unfriendly staff / Very Hard to locateCons:I have lieved in SB for 40 years and have driven to the airport many times. I drove past the Avis return 2x before finding it. The parking area is very poorly lit at night and the sinage is terrible. There are no arrows, signs,etc as to where to return the keys, the car, etc. The staff at the Avis desk was most unhelpful. The attendant appeared lazy and like I was bothering her to return the keys. I had the impression I had really interrupted her evening and she had more important things to do than check me out ad take the keys back. Very poor expereince.Reviewed Nov 5 2018
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Pros:the car was easy to drive - good gas milage - very comfortable - service was quick.Reviewed Nov 26 2017
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Hard to find where to drop offPros:She was nice and sympathetic to my horrible experience with the car, but didn't do much other than to say call LAX and complain.Cons:Hard to figure out where to turn the keys in. I could find the lot, but no signs that you need to go into the terminal. It was dark... so if there are signs I didn't see them.Reviewed Mar 13 2017
review fromkayak
Not what it seemed - guy plugged in too many extraPros:Van was great, pickup was convenient, price seemed good, Drop-off easyCons:So day rate meant additional charges, including mileage and hours. That wasn't mentioned in the booking online. I bought the insurance through Kayak's site, but the guy said it was useless, should have bought avis insurance and tried to tack it on.Reviewed Feb 14 2016
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Avis car rentals near Santa Barbara Airport

500 Fowler Road, Avis car rentals


500 Fowler Road


Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00


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