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Book Budget car rentals at Santa Barbara Airport

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Budget car rental prices at Santa Barbara Airport

Economy$43/day
Compact$44/day
Intermediate$44/day
Standard$57/day
Full-size$44/day
Minivan$87/day
Premium$74/day
Luxury$88/day
Premium SUV$84/day
Intermediate SUV$52/day
Supplier choice$56/day
Standard SUV$60/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Reviews

Pros

"nice and ."(in 3750 reviews)
"Great for an excellent price."(in 3683 reviews)
"The in SB was super helpful."(in 1394 reviews)

Cons

"The rudest I have ever received."(in 355 reviews)
"My could have been available."(in 3893 reviews)
"They left the airport and we could not !"(in 3893 reviews)
Overall Rating7.0 GoodBased on 69 reviews
Cleanliness
7.2
Comfort
7.5
Overall
7.0
Pick-up/Drop-off
7.0
Value for money
6.9

Recent reviews

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10.0
Super friendly and professional service. Clean nice car.Reviewed Feb 25 2024
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2.0
At first, it said it would take $75, but actually it takes $240 without our faults.Reviewed Nov 21 2023
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6.0
Pickup was poor. No one available in car lot to help find car. Car was not where counter staff told us it was. Counter staff were not rude but not friendly or helpful with questions about car. Tried to reach office during rental period and was impossible. Dropoff was the same. No one in the lot. Counter staff not friendly or rude, Great car and poor service.Reviewed Oct 13 2023
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4.0
personnel were not helpful…deposit was huge and still not returned after 3 days. Return location and service at the airport was poor.Reviewed Oct 11 2023
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6.0
like that spouse can also drive… did not like the disorganized return process, dirty banged-up Nissan pickup truck (it was that or an EV) in lieu of an actual carReviewed Oct 8 2023
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2.0
Didn’t honor the reservation from a 3rd party. Terrible customer serviceReviewed Sep 24 2022
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10.0
Gas prices! 😵‍💫Reviewed Sep 13 2022
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10.0
Pros:I was surprised with an upgrade to a Ford Bronco, since my vehicle preference wasn’t available. I was in shock because I didn’t think Bronco’s were released yet. It felt like I won the lottery, and I honestly wish I didn’t have to give it back. My daughter also became attached to the Bronco, and she was sad to see it go :(Cons:Experience was great. Thank you so much.Reviewed Mar 30 2021
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2.0
Cons:We reserved a four door sedan. When we arrived at Budget, we were told that we had a Smart Car. There was absolutely NO WAY that we would fit in. Smart Car. We had to pay $20 extra each day to upgrade to a larger vehicle. We paid way more than we would have, if we had just rented directly from car rental.Reviewed Mar 15 2021
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4.0
Cons:They left the airport and we could not pick up our car!! So had to pay an extra high fee to Uber somewhere because of the holidays. Very frustratingReviewed Dec 25 2020
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2.0
Pros:Absolutely nothing. The rudest customer service I have ever received. I was told that it was my fault for not planning ahead and for selecting a vehicle that was not available. The representative accused me of doing this intentionally to receiving a car in a different class. I have only ever reserved economy class cars as I rent frequently for work. Some companies have upgraded me, but I’ve never been accused of reserving an inexpensive vehicle with such intent. The representative offered me another vehicle at an additional charge, which I declined as I had expected to receive the car and price I had reserved. I had to make other last minute arrangements to travel to my destination.Cons:I only wish hertz had been open. They know how to treat their customers.Reviewed Dec 6 2020
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3.2
Pros:Staff was friendly.Cons:My car could have been available. When I showed up they only had two other vehicles at a much higher rate.Reviewed Sep 1 2020
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Budget car rentals near Santa Barbara Airport

Address

500 Fowler Road

Hours

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

Phone

+1 805 964 6792

Top tips for renting a car from Budget at Santa Barbara Airport

  • 25% of our users found rental cars from Budget at Santa Barbara Airport for $56 or less
  • Book your rental car at Santa Barbara Airport from Budget at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars from Budget at Santa Barbara Airport are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car from Budget at Santa Barbara Airport

  • How much does it cost to rent a car from Budget at Santa Barbara Airport?

    On average a rental car from Budget at Santa Barbara Airport costs $58 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car from Budget at Santa Barbara Airport?

    Intermediate (Toyota RAV4 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type from Budget at Santa Barbara Airport.

  • Where can I find Budget car rentals at Santa Barbara Airport?

    500 Fowler Road is the closest Budget rental location to Santa Barbara Airport. The telephone number for this location is +1 805 964 6792.

  • Does Budget offer shuttle or airport pick-up services from Santa Barbara Airport (SBA)?

    Yes