Vehicle Rentals

UCSB Transportation Services pool of vehicles

Why Rent from Transportation Services?

Transportation Services provides clean, safe and reliable vehicles to meet the transportation needs of University departments. Maintained by a team of professional technicians, we provide cost-effective short-term and long-term (assigned) rentals. Vehicles include sedans, multi-passenger vans, box trucks and Suburbans. Rental rates depend on the type of vehicle and length of rental.

Vehicles are for official University business use only.


How to Contact Us

Address Transportation Services, Bldg. 375
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-1040
Campus Mail Code 1040
Reservations 893.2924
Garage 893.3692 or 893.8119
FAX 893.8327

Please visit the Transportation Services office during our business hours, Monday–Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM.

Vehicle Rental Rates

Vehicle Description Pay per Mile Unlimited Miles
Daily Rate5
Daily Rate1 Weekly Rate2 Monthly Rate3 Mileage Rate4
Sedan, Focus/Cruze $32.00 $192.00 $640.00 $0.38 $50.00
Sedan, Prius Hybrid $34.00 $204.00 $680.00 $0.35 $52.00
9-passenger, 4WD
$44.00 $264.00 $880.00 $0.63 N/A
8-passenger, 4WD
$58.00 $348.00 $1,160.00 $0.63 N/A

Pickup Truck, Crew-cab

6-passenger, 1T, 4WD

Towing capacity 13,000 lbs

$70.00 $420.00 $1,400.00 $0.62 N/A
Box Truck with Lift
(13.5' L x 7.5' W box)
$57.00 $342.00 $1,140.00 $0.79 N/A
Minivan, Astro
$42.00 $252.00 $840.00 $0.56 $82.00
Minivan, Dodge Caravan
$42.00 $252.00 $840.00 $0.49 $82.00
$44.00 $264.00 $880.00 $0.60 N/A

1 Includes $2/day Working Capital Fund replenishment fee 1/1/2016 - 10/31-2021

2 Weekly rate is 6 times the daily rate.

3 Monthly rate is 20 times the daily rate.

4 Mileage rate includes gasoline at a current cost of $3.65/gallon and use of a credit card when necessary. Mileage rate may be adjusted quarterly depending on changes in cost of gasoline.

5 Unlimited mileage rate does not include gasoline or use of a credit card. Unlimited mileage rate per week is 6 times the daily rate; per month is 20 times the daily rate.

Towing Agreement

A signed Towing Agreement is required prior to using any Transportation Services vehicle for towing a cargo/vehicle/vessel trailer. Tow vehicles must meet the necessary towing rating as specified by the manufacturer of the tow vehicle.

Unimproved Road and Off-Road Travel

A signed Primitive Road/Off-Road Policy is required prior to using any Transportation Services vehicle on primitive (unpaved or unimproved) roads. Renting department will be held responsible for all expenses required to repair or recover vehicle when any portion of the rental is used on such roads.

Traveling on Toll Roads

Many roads and bridge crossings now require a toll to be paid. To avoid penalties, infrequent users may pay tolls online prior to travel or within a certain number of days after your trip.

Southern California:

The Toll Roads / Irvine area
All toll collection on the 73, 133, 241 & 261 Toll Roads is electronic.
To avoid penalties, visitors and infrequent users of The Toll Roads may pay tolls online prior to or within five days after your trip.

You may also avoid the toll roads by staying on the 405 freeway.

Northern California:

FasTrak / Bay Area
To avoid penalties, visitors and infrequent users may pay tolls online prior to or within 48 hours after your trip.

Bay Area Toll Bridges Bay Area Express Lanes
Antioch Bridge I-680 South Express Lane
Benicia-Martinez Bridge SR 237 Express Lanes
Carquinez Bridge I-580 Express Lanes
Dumbarton Bridge I-680 Contra Costa Express Lane
Golden Gate Bridge  
Richmond-San Rafael Bridge  
San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge  
San Mateo-Hayward Bridge  

Accident Reporting and Insurance

All University vehicles are self-insured. In the event of an accident please refer to the Drivers Accident Reporting Packet located in the vehicles’ glove compartment. Be sure to call the claims administrator Sedgwick CMS 1.800.416.4029 and complete a Transportation Services Vehicle Damage Report.

Accident Contacts

  • Sedgwick Claims Management
  • UCSB Transportation Services
  • On-campus accident - UCSB Police Department
  • Off-campus accident
  • UCSB Risk Management

Reservation Cancellation or Extension


As a courtesy to other customers, reservations must be cancelled 24 hours in advance of the reservation pick-up date and time. Failure to cancel a reservation will result in a charge of $25.


If a vehicle is needed longer than the original reservation, the driver is responsible for notifying Transportation Services to request an extension.

To cancel or extend a reservation, please contact Wendy Devlin at 805.893.2924 or by email to