Rio de Janeiro fascinates with its world-famous sights, the rousing samba sounds and the joie de vivre of the Brazilians and is a good starting point for a trip by rental car. If you travel to the metropolis on the Atlantic Ocean, you can expect an unforgettable holiday in South America. With over six million inhabitants, Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city in Brazil after São Paulo. In order to be mobile here, it is worthwhile to rent a car cheaply. So you are always ready to go and can drive through the metropolitan region as you wish. Be sure to compare prices before you book a rental car in Rio de Janeiro. Our portal shows you all vehicles that are available in the desired period.
Due to its size, Rio de Janeiro has numerous car rental locations throughout the city, so you can choose your pickup location flexibly. Alternatively, rent your car directly at Airport Rio de Janeiro-Antônio Carlos Jobim (GIG) to start your vacation independently after landing. The international airport is 20 kilometres from Rio city centre and is the optimal starting point for your holiday in Brazil. All major car rental companies in the country are represented at the airport.
Every rental car you book through our portal is covered by liability insurance. It is already included in the total price. Take a look at the rental conditions before booking. Here you can find out how high the sum insured by the insurance is. It should be at least one million euros. To additionally secure yourself, you can voluntarily take out key replacement and/or theft protection insurance. We also offer our customers insurance for damage to glass, tyres, roof and underbody of the rental car.
As insurance types we recommend fully comprehensive insurance without excess. If you conclude this contract, your broker will reimburse you for any damage to the rented car. There are no additional costs after your holiday in Brazil.
As security, the car rental company requires a deposit from you that it will deposit from your credit card.You can find out the amount in the rental documents of the respective vehicle. Your credit card will be charged with the deposit when you pick up the car. If you return it undamaged, the car rental company will return the money to your card.
If you are not travelling alone but with at least one other adult, you can register this person as an additional driver when renting a vehicle.This is what you do when you pick up your rental car in Rio de Janeiro. For this purpose, the additional driver presents his driving licence and identity card. Afterwards, he is covered by the insurance, just like the driver, and may drive the rental car legally. Use our car rental comparison to find out which offers already include the additional driver in the price.
If you are travelling in a rental car, you must comply with these speed limits in Brazil:
|Road category||highest speed|
|Inner cities||50 km/h|
|Out of town||60 km/h|
You want to rent a car and explore the endless expanses of Brazil cheaply? Then one-way rental is an option for you. This option is suitable for flexible routes if you do not want to return to the starting point. With the one-way rental you can start your holiday in Rio de Janeiro, for example, then drive to São Paulo and return the rental car there before your departure at the airport. Trips to the capital Basilia or the metropolis Belo Horizonte are also worthwhile.
If you are in Rio de Janeiro, don't miss the city's landmark: The world-famous statue of Christ with outstretched arms is an impressive 30 metres high. It sits on the top of Corcovado Mountain, part of the Tijuca National Park. With your rental car you can drive up a serpentine road. It is also possible to park your car at the foot of the mountain and take the mountain railway, the panoramic elevators or the escalators up to the summit. On the Corcovado you enjoy not only an exact view of the impressive statue in Art Deco style, but also over all of Rio de Janeiro and the sea .
An oasis of peace in the middle of the living metropolis is the Botanical Garden with an area of about 140 hectares.Orchids, palms, carnivorous plants and many other exotics grow here. There is also a museum and a library.