Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental (SBA)

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Santa Barbara Municipal Airprt (SBA)


500 Fowler Rd,
Santa Barbara, CA, California, 93117, United States


(1) 805-964-6792

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Hours of Operation:

Sun - Fri 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM; Sat 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Free pickup service available

If flying in, the rental counter is within the terminal with a short walk to the car lot.


Location Information

Where is Budget at the Santa Barbara Airport?

Fastbreak Service
Proceed to the Budget counter Fastbreak line/or normal line if no Fastbreak line designation/or follow directions to the Fastbreak Kiosk. Present identification and receive your rental agreement. The counter representative will give the customer the keys & directions to their car.
FASTBREAK RETURN: Follow the airport signs for Car Rental return. You do not need to return to the counter to complete your rental. Record your mileage and fuel level on the rental agreement and drop it in the Budget Fastbreak return box. A closed rental agreement will be mailed to you within 48 hours.
General Directions
COUNTER: Airline Passengers-Counter is located directly across from baggage claim in airport terminal. Vehicles are parked in parking lot.
Local Renters-Going NORTH on Freeway 101, take the 217 Freeway towards UCSB. Take the Sandspit exit and turn right. Going SOUTH on the 101 Freeway, exit at Fairview. Location is on Fowler Rd.
CARS: Walk through hallway, out to the parking lot for car rental parking stalls.
RETURNS: Drive past rental building around to the car rental parking lot in the back. NOTE: The parking lot in the front is for employee parking only.
AFTER-HOURS RETURNS: Allowed. Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & keys in the drop box located on the Budget counter inside the terminal. Access to the return lot and counter is available 24 hours.
After-hours Returns
Park & lock the car. Place the completed contract & the keys in the Drop Box located in the Returns area. Remember to take your personal belongings with you.

Santa Barbara Airport Rental Car Return

When you’re ready to return your car rental at Santa Barbara airport, make your way to 500 Fowler Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93117. Note that our Santa Barbara airport car rental return is in the same area as car rental pickup. You can find the location by following signs for Rental Car Return as you near the airport.

Santa Barbara Airport Car Rental Information

You’ll love the convenience of grabbing a car rental at the Santa Barbara, CA, airport. You can choose from a wide range of popular makes and models and enjoy added perks like the Fastbreak membership and big savings from Budget.

Fastbreak Membership: Want to skip the line at the checkout counter? Ready to score exclusive deals? In that case, sign up for a Fastbreak membership at Budget. It’s completely free, so there’s no reason not to join.

Cheap Prices: You’ll be happy to discover a variety of discounts, offers, and coupons available at Budget. And if you find a better price elsewhere, we’ll honor that rate and give you an additional 10% off with our Best Rate Guarantee.

What is the Cheapest Car Rental at SBA?

Finding the cheapest car rental at SBA is easy. Just head to the top of the page and click “Select My Car” to get started. Once you’ve filled out details for pickup and drop-off of your rental car, you’ll be able to see all available vehicles and their prices. From there, you can find the cheapest rate for your desired timing.

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