Rio de Janeiro Car Hire

Rio de Janeiro Car Hire

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Pick-up location Rio de Janeiro
Hire locations 74
Airport locations 29

Rio de Janeiro car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,484 reviews)
7 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Alamo
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av Almirante Silvio De Noronha
+55 213 600 5250
Av Brasil, 54200 Parte
+55 212 418 2847
Av Vinte De Janeiro S N Galeao
+55 213 398 3462
Avenida Das Americas 555 Loja
+55 212 493 2006
Avenida Princesa Isabel, 500
+55 212 543 2067
Estr Dos Bandeirante, 7000
+55 113 576 7514
Estr Intendente Magalhaes, 135
+55 113 576 7514
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Rated no. 2
Avis
7.6 Good (2,254 reviews)
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Avis
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av Vinte de Janeiro
Praca Sen Salgado Filho
+55 212 533 7864
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Rated no. 3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,215 reviews)
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Budget
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Vinte De Janiero
+55 213 398 2350
Praca Sen. Salgado Filho
+55 212 533 7864
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From £11/day
Rated no. 4
Hertz
hertz
7.4 Good (4,024 reviews)
10 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Hertz
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av Ayrton Senna 2541 Aeroporto
+55 213 118 0531
Av Das Americas 5150 Luc 19
+55 213 325 4227
Av Marechal Fontenelle 3555
+55 213 555 8106
Av Marques De Sao Vicente 1619
+55 213 738 1266
Av Vnte De Janeiro Sectorb
+55 212 153 2124
Avenida Brasil 55460
+55 213 198 8450
Avenida Das Americas 679 Loja
+55 212 493 4477
Avenida Princesa Isabel 150
+55 212 275 3340
Hall Apt Santos Dumont
+55 213 231 7850
R Barao De Mesquita 394
+55 212 114 6250
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Rated no. 5
National
national
8.0 Excellent (878 reviews)
7 locations in Rio de Janeiro
National
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av Almirante Silvio De Noronha
+55 213 600 5250
Av Brasil, 54200 Parte
+55 212 418 2847
Av Vinte Dejaneiro S N Galeao
+55 213 398 3462
Avenida Das Americas 555 Loja
+55 212 493 2006
Avenida Princesa Isabel, 500
+55 212 543 2067
Estr Dos Bandeirantes, 7000
+55 113 576 7514
Estr Intendente Magalhaes, 135
+55 113 576 7514
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From £15/day
Localiza
localiza
9 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Localiza
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
5150 Av Das Americas Luc 19 - Carrefour Barra Da Tijuca
Av. das Américas, 679 Loja C
+55 212 493 4477
Avenida Brasil
Avenida Princesa Isabel 150
Hall Aeroporto Do Galeao S/N Setor B
+55 213 398 5445
Hall Aeroporto Santos Dumont S/N
R Barao De Mesquita 394
Rio Da Janeiro City Office
Term Rodoviario Novo Rio, Avenida Francisco Bicalho 01
From £19/day
MOVIDA
movida
7 locations in Rio de Janeiro
MOVIDA
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Francisco Bicalho 1
+55 212 283 1734
Avenida Princesa Isabel 334
+55 213 439 2330
Avenida Salvador Allende 500
Avenida Vinte de Janeiro
+55 213 398 4721
Avenida das Américas 555
+55 212 495 6751
Estrada Intendente Magalhães 560
+55 212 452 3211
Praça Senador Salgado Filho
+55 212 524 2224
Unidas
unidas
7 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Unidas
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
214, Avenida Princesa Isabel
+55 213 873 2521
54200, Av Brasil
Aeroporto
+55 212 532 7260
Av. das Américas, 679
+55 212 493 2006
Beatriz Larragoti Lucas 121
+55 212 504 3872
Rio De Janeiro C.a.s.a Office
Rua Nelson Mandela, 100
+55 212 527 7783
Sunnycars
sunnycars
5 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Sunnycars
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av Vinte de Jainero SN Galeao
Av. Princesa Isabel, 500
Avenida Princesa Isabel 166 Loja A
Galeao International Airport Terminal 1
Praça Salgado Filho
AutoEurope
autoeurope
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
AutoEurope
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Unidas Av. Princesa Isabel 166 Loja A
Unidas Av. Vinte De Janeiro S N
From £10/day
FOCO
foco
Cheapest deal
Most popular
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
FOCO
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro airport
+55 813 128 9400
Sargento Lopes 513
+55 813 128 9400
Locauto Rent a Car
locautorentacar
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Locauto Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Aeroporto
+55 217 893 3497
Av. das Américas, 10101 Grupo 246
+55 217 893 3497
NovaCar Rent a Car
novacar
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
NovaCar Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Aeroporto
+55 213 518 8280
Av. Ayrton Senna, 4.701
+55 213 518 8280
Serve Sul Rent a Car
servesul
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Serve Sul Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Aeroporto
+55 213 226 3839
Estrada do Galeão, 2950
+55 213 226 3839
Inter 3 Rent a Car
inter3
1 location in Rio de Janeiro
Inter 3 Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Avenida das Américas, 4485
+55 213 325 4736
keddy by Europcar
keddy
1 location in Rio de Janeiro
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Meet & Greet At Information Center- Rio De Janeiro Galeao Intl Apt
Mister Car Rent a Car
mistercar
1 location in Rio de Janeiro
Mister Car Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av. Princesa Isabel, nº 214 loja A
+55 800 771 8773

Car hire locations in Rio de Janeiro

Good to know

Most popular agency FOCO
Average price £17/day
Good deal £12/day

When to book a hire car in Rio de Janeiro

Average daily price per month
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Top tips for hiring a car in Rio de Janeiro

  • You can take public transportation or catch a taxi to destinations around the city of Rio De Janeiro. However, if you want to get away from the city, you’ll need a hire car. Drive to one of the nearby beaches for some water fun like scuba diving or snorkeling. Just a few hours away is also the Imperial Museum of Brazil and the tropical jungle of Visconde de Maua.
  • Tourists visiting Rio De Janeiro often fly into Santos Dumont Airport because it is so close to the heart of the city. A very large airport, it offers many services including on-site car hire. Once you’re off the plane and have your bags, simply take the shuttle to the airport’s hire car center. Some of the agencies located here include Avis, Alamo, and Hertz.
  • Make sure you secure an International Driver’s Permit before leaving home if you plan to rent a car. As with many busy cities, some drivers in Rio are somewhat careless and seem to be in a hurry. Therefore, you’ll have to drive defensively. Watch out for lane jumping and keep your cars locked at all times for added safety.
  • Driving in the city of Rio can be a challenge on weekdays. This is especially true when commuters are coming to or leaving work. Consequently, you’ll want to avoid driving around downtown from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Instead, this is a good time to visit other communities such as Ipanema or Botafogo.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Rio de Janeiro for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in Rio de Janeiro at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Rio de Janeiro

How much does it cost to hire a car in Rio de Janeiro?

On average a hire car in Rio de Janeiro costs £18 per day.

What is the cheapest hire car agency in Rio de Janeiro?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest hire cars were found at FOCO (£10/day), MOVIDA (£13/day) and Hertz (£13/day).

What is the best hire car agency in Rio de Janeiro?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Rio de Janeiro are Alamo (8.7, 6484 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2254 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4215 reviews).

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (GIG)?

Car hire companies onsite at Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport include FOCO, Hertz, MOVIDA and Localiza.

Which car hire agencies are at the airport: Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)?

Car hire companies onsite at Santos Dumont Airport include Hertz, MOVIDA and Localiza.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport (GIG)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Rio de Janeiro–Galeão Intl Airport to off-airport locations include FOCO, Hertz, MOVIDA and Localiza.

Which car hire companies will pick you up at the airport: Santos Dumont Airport (SDU)?

Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Santos Dumont Airport to off-airport locations include Hertz and MOVIDA.

What is the cheapest car hire location in Rio de Janeiro?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at FOCO Sargento Lopes 513 21930-522 (2 miles from the city centre).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Rio de Janeiro?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Rio de Janeiro?

What type of car is recommended for driving in Rio De Janeiro?Be sure to rent a car that provides you with ample room for your family, luggage, and sporting equipment like surfing gear. Some of the more popular cars in Brazil include the Hyundai, Volkswagen and Fiat.

What's the speed limit in Rio de Janeiro?

Major highways are easily noticeable because they have “BR” in the title. On these freeways you can travel at maximum speeds of 75 mph (or 120 km). When you are driving in the city, the speed limit is 37 mph (60 km) and in rural communities 50 mph (or 80 km).

How are gas prices in Rio de Janeiro?

The price of petrol in Rio De Janeiro is higher than in the United States. At the pump, you will pay an average of $3.12 (or 12.17 Brazilian Real) for a gallon of petrol. You’ll pay more for both premium petrol and diesel. Note that there are no self-service petrol stations in Brazil; instead, all petrol stations are full-service.

Where are the best places to park in Rio de Janeiro?

Many hotels in downtown Rio offer free parking. If that is not your situation, don’t fret -- parking might not be as complicated as you think. There are many parking lots throughout the area; however, you’ll feel safer if you choose one with an attendant. Just be sure to park at a reputable garage, such as the Monte Rio Amphitheater or the Rio Convention & Exhibition Center.