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Buellton, CA
Mar 15 — Mar 22
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Buellton car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Alamo
Best rated
8.8 Excellent (131 reviews)
1 location in Buellton
Alamo
Locations in Buellton
500 James Fowler Rd+1 805 692 0939
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
  • 8.7
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Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreDec 7 2020
Cons: Vehicle that I reserved was not available when I went go pick up.
10.0 ExcellentNov 28 2020
Cons: I liked the small airport with car pick up right outside the terminal. Very convenient, quick, and simple. Would probably choose a slightly larger car than a Toyota Corolla for four adults.
9.6 ExcellentAug 18 2020
Pros: Staff was friendly and efficientCons: Car was a little dirty inside.
9.6 ExcellentJun 26 2020
Pros: Easy, fast, and safe.
10.0 ExcellentMar 14 2020
Pros: fast and courteous
2.0 MediocreJan 3 2020
Cons: Car wasn’t available when we arrived, total mess
9.6 ExcellentNov 30 2019
Cons: Room was nice, clean but a bit noisey
4.4 OkayOct 5 2019
Pros: Staff was ok but didn’t explain much and left me to find the car which wasn’t in the correct spotCons: Vehicle was full of ants. Didn’t have any instruction of when or where to bring car back
9.6 ExcellentAug 26 2019
Pros: The staff was so very helpful. Easiest car rental I have ever had.Cons: I should have opted for a bigger car.
10.0 ExcellentJul 24 2019
Pros: Nice car, pretty fast service, when I called to tell them it was scratched (just so they didn't think I did it) they were great about it.Cons: There was only one person at a desk handling two different companies. One person was in front of me, and it took longer than I would have liked, but honestly I got out of there faster than I have with other rental companies.
Rated #2
Enterprise
8 Excellent (33 reviews)
3 locations in Buellton
Enterprise
Locations in Buellton
1137 North H Street-ste S+1 805 735 4147
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
500 James Fowler Rd+1 805 683 3012
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
5959 Hollister Ave+1 805 683 0067
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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  • 7.8
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayOct 5 2020
Pros: The staff was able to point me in the right direction after they recognized their mistake.
9.6 ExcellentAug 31 2019
Pros: Gentleman who helped me was professional, courteous and efficient.Cons: Only thing that was a VERY MINOR problem was my lack of knowledge that the button to open gas tank cover was located on the car door (had not encountered this in other vehicles).
2.0 MediocreJul 3 2019
Cons: Staff was not friendly and they did not have a car for us when we arrived.
2.0 MediocreApr 13 2019
Pros: Enterprise did not honor my reservation. They make me another reservation under enterprise website and charged me a lot moreCons: Enterprise should not be part of the website or part of the business provided. Terrible company and customer service. Mean managers st chapala st office in Santa Barbara. The agent helping me was great and very kind and helpful. Manager didn’t give a dam abt customers.
10.0 ExcellentMar 17 2019
Pros: Friendly, quick
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2019
No work around offeredPros: Counter accessibilityCons: Lack of helpfulness. Didn't honor our pre-booked rental.
10.0 ExcellentNov 27 2018
FriendlyPros: Staff were helpful and professional
8.0 ExcellentApr 23 2017
Pros: Representative efficiently corrected a billing error made by the representative in Los Angeles
9.6 ExcellentMar 1 2017
Successful TripPros: The staff was very friendly, expedient and helpful at picking up and dropping off.
10.0 ExcellentJan 9 2017
Polite, efficient.Pros: Polite and efficient service, very quick and easy.
Rated #3
Budget
8 Excellent (90 reviews)
1 location in Buellton
Budget
Locations in Buellton
500 Fowler Road+1 805 964 6792
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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  • 7.7
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayDec 25 2020
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 frustrating
2.0 MediocreDec 6 2020
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.
3.2 MediocreSep 1 2020
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.
10.0 ExcellentAug 13 2020
Pros: Friendly and helpful staff, pick up and drop off were easy.Cons: Car could’ve been a tiny bit cleaner, but I’m just being extra nit-picky at this point.
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2020
Pros: I had a reservation for pick up and the rental desk was closed when I arrived. 3 hours before the official closing time. They told me to come back in the morning but I just canceled it. Completely ruined my plans.Cons: Actually be open when you say you are
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2020
Pros: The staff in Santa Barbara was very nice and the car (beetle) was absolutely amazing! Super cheap price as well, very satisfied with the rental.Cons: When I arrived at LAX at the drop off I was super scared. I was on my own and arrived at 3 am. The place was like a ghost town, cars with wide open doors but no people and a running bus with not a single person around, it was the set up for a horror movie. I honestly was scared to death to step out of the car and I think you should tell your customers the circumstances of the drop off area because I was more than confused. I also couldn't find the shuttle bus and wandered around the place with my two suitcases until I ended up ordering an uber. Absolutely uncomfortable for a young woman traveling on her own.
5.6 OkayFeb 19 2020
Cons: Did not have the class of car we had reserved. Tried to upsell us to premium with the only alternative offered being to wait for our reserved class to come available. Should have been a free upgrade not a charge for thier error.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 10 2020
Pros: Yes
10.0 ExcellentJan 2 2020
Pros: The staff in SB was super helpful. He assisted me quickly and efficiently and did not aggressively try and upsell me. The drop off in SF was very easy and straight forward. I simply walked to work after I dropped off in the morning. Could not have been more simple.Cons: It was difficult to find the drop off. It is in a busy and dense part of SF so it can be hard to find stuff in general. However, I think the entrance to the drop off could have been marked better. It was hard to find the entrance and the address was for a different street than the one the entrance to the garage was located.
10.0 ExcellentOct 8 2019
Pros: Staff was amazingly efficient and so kind and nice.
Rated #4
National
9.6 Excellent (2 reviews)
1 location in Buellton
National
Locations in Buellton
500 James Fowler Rd+1 805 692 0939
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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Recent reviews
From $38/dayRated #5
Hertz
Most popular
Cheapest deal
8.4 Excellent (6 reviews)
2 locations in Buellton
Hertz
Locations in Buellton
415 W Central Avenue+1 805 736 4206
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
555 Mcmurray Road+1 805 688 4398
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
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  • 8.6
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  • 8.6
Recent reviews
9.6 ExcellentFeb 7 2020
Pros: Pick up and drop off was easy, no wait. Car was good enough.Cons: The opening time for the office is 7:30, so I had to have the car an extra day to get on the road early. If the office was open at 7:00 would have been better. Also, I had hoped the car was a Mazda 3 because I have considered buying one, but they only had another vehicle.
7.2 GoodOct 9 2019
Pros: The staff was great, the vehicle was better than expected and the price was very good.Cons: The location was very difficult to find (poor signage) and tucked away from main roads making it harder to get to from the Amtrak bus drop off. Better signs and having a pick up service would have been very helpful.
10.0 ExcellentNov 24 2017
Great Local RentalPros: Reasonable rate, very helpful staff, great car. Much better than our other local rental company!
8.0 ExcellentSep 20 2017
Pros: The agent was good and helpful
10.0 ExcellentJun 21 2017
Pros: friendly explanationCons: no cd player
6.0 GoodMay 5 2017
Pros: The car drove well and had great gas mileageCons: The car was in horrible shape. Not clean, no gas at time of pick up.
Rated #6
Avis
8.3 Excellent (16 reviews)
1 location in Buellton
Avis
Locations in Buellton
500 Fowler Road+1 805 964 4848
Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00
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  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.4 ExcellentJun 24 2019
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.
2.4 MediocreNov 5 2018
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.
10.0 ExcellentNov 26 2017
Pros: the car was easy to drive - good gas milage - very comfortable - service was quick.
8.4 ExcellentMar 13 2017
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.
7.2 GoodFeb 14 2016
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.
Easirent
1 location in Buellton
Easirent
Locations in Buellton
Santa Barbara Municipal Airport
MondayInvalid date - 23:59
TuesdayInvalid date - 23:59
WednesdayInvalid date - 23:59
ThursdayInvalid date - 23:59
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Recent reviews
278 travelers who rented a car in Buellton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.4

Car rental locations in or near Buellton

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$36/day

When to book a rental car in Buellton

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Buellton

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Buellton for $36 or less
  • Intermediate rental cars in Buellton are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Buellton

  • Some car rental companies in Buellton which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz and Dollar

  • On average a rental car in Buellton costs $49 per day.

  • The average gas price in Buellton is $2.95 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $35 and $47, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Buellton.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Santa Barbara airport include Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Avis and National.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Santa Barbara airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Hertz, Alamo, Budget, Enterprise, Avis, Thrifty, and National.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Standard car rental in Buellton costs $52 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car rental in Buellton costs $59 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Buellton costs $38 per day, on average.

  • In Buellton, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz 415 W Central Avenue (16 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Buellton costs $340 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Buellton costs $1,457 per month ($49 per day).

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