São Paulo is the largest conurbation in Latin America and, as the largest city in Brazil, can be easily explored by hired car. Visitors can, therefore, look forward to a varied and exciting stay. As a private or business traveller, the easiest way to stay mobile in this huge city is with a hired car and you are able to plan your trips flexibly and at low cost. Use the price comparison and the filter functions of car hire check to find your dream car and hire it cheaply
At São Paulo Guarulhos Airport (GRU) all major car hire companies are represented. You can pick up your hired car immediately after landing at the local car hire company. The airport is located within the São Paulo metropolitan region and is about 25 kilometres from the city centre. Alternatively, you can find within the city numerous pick-up stations of the car hire, which you can use.
São Paulo was strongly influenced by immigrants from all over the world, which is why it has a unique cityscape. The Catedral Metropolitana de São Paulo, for example, has European influences with its double tower and dome. The majestic city cathedral was only built in the 20th century and inspired by the Gothic style. A road lined with palm trees leads to the impressive building.
Unforgettable view over São Paulo
Numerous modern skyscrapers characterize the skyline of São Paulo. The second largest of them is Edifício Itália with a height of almost 170 metres. Park your car and take the elevator to the top floor. Here is a panorama restaurant that offers a wide view of the city.
Excursion to the city park of Sao Paulo
As the cultural centre of the metropolis is the city park Parque do Ibirapuera. In addition to extensive green and garden areas and several lakes, you will find the Museum of Modern Art, a planetarium, sports facilities and sculpture by Mahatma Gandhi. That is why you can enjoy relaxing and stimulating hours in the city park, which covers almost two square kilometres.
|Road category||highest speed|
|Inner cities||50 km/h|
|Out of town||60 km/h|
|Fast roads||80 km/h|
In Brazil, many roads are toll, including the roads leading to São Paulo, Via Dutra and Rodovia dos Imigrantes. Drivers pay the toll directly at the toll booths of the respective road. You should always carry cash with you, as credit cards are rarely accepted here.
Thanks to an automatically included liability insurance every hired car in São Paulo is well insured. Take a look at the rental conditions to find out the sum insured under the liability insurance. This should amount to at least one million euros. In addition, we offer further insurances that you can take out voluntarily. These include:
When hiring a vehicle we recommend comprehensive insurance without excess. The insurance premium here is slightly higher than with insurance with excess, but in case of damage, no additional costs come to you. If a scratch or other damage to the car occurs during your rental period, the car hire company will retain the amount as an excess. The money will be deducted from your deposit. Tenants who have taken out fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible will subsequently receive the deductible back from their car hire broker.
A reputable car hire usually requires a deposit, as it protects itself. The amount will be deducted directly from your credit card on site. A cash payment of the deposit is only possible in exceptional cases. As soon as you hand over the hired car without damage to the car hire, you will receive the deposit for the hired car back.
The one-way rental allows you to explore Brazil on your own. You pick up the hired car at one of the car hire stations and return it to a second one. That is why you are particularly flexible on the road with a one-way rental. Through our portal, you can compare all offers and find out which landlords offer particularly favourable one-way rentals. As the fifth largest country in the world, Brazil offers numerous attractive excursion destinations. For example, if you hire a car along the Atlantic coast, from São Paulo you can reach Rio de Janeiro. Those who set off inland can visit the capital Brasilia. It is also possible to hire a car in the city centre and drive to the airport.