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Car rentals in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
4 Mar — 11 Mar
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rental cars insight and trends in Rio de Janeiro

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

The cheapest rental cars in Rio de Janeiro are generally found through Budget. When booking with Budget, you may be able to find rental car prices for as low as C$ 12/day. The average price to rent a car in Rio de Janeiro is C$ 16/day.

What car rental company in Rio de Janeiro has the most locations?

Localiza has the most locations of any rental car company in Rio de Janeiro, with 26 locations.

What car do most people rent in Rio de Janeiro?

For an average of C$ 39/day (and as low as C$ 39/day), Jeep Renegade rentals in Rio de Janeiro are the most popular car among our users. Renting the Renault Kwid in Rio de Janeiro for C$ 23/day on average (C$ 18/day for a cheap deal) is another popular choice.

Best deals found for Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State car rentals

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State
EconomyC$ 16/day
CompactC$ 17/day
IntermediateC$ 27/day
StandardC$ 42/day
Passenger VanC$ 58/day
Pick-up truckC$ 54/day
Supplier choiceC$ 25/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 38/day
CommercialC$ 66/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Rio de Janeiro car rentals

Rio de Janeiro is home to a wide range of attractions such as the iconic Christ Redeemer statue, Jardim Botanico, and the Sao Bento church and monastery. Car rentals in Rio de Janeiro make navigating these sites and other popular areas around the region more comfortable with flexible time management. These providers offer different models for all occasions, including an economy car rental for an affordable voyage or a passenger van rental for family trips. Major roads like the BR-101 and Avenida Brazil expressway deliver convenient navigation, including regions outside Rio de Janeiro. Brazil's second-largest city has several parking areas to enhance your convenience when undertaking business or leisure activities around Downtown. You can confidently find a suitable ride during your stay since you can identify about 150 car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro.

Is it worthwhile renting a car while visiting Rio de Janeiro?

You can obtain a cheap car rental in Rio de Janeiro without worries about parking since the city features several lots with daily charges. Also, some parking lots provide free services. Generally, the city does not have heavy traffic during the weekends and national holidays, enabling you to adjust your itinerary for convenient maneuverability. Being a coastal city, Rio de Janeiro sometimes experiences heavy rains and storms that cause flooded streets, felled trees, and traffic in various areas, including the tourist hotspots like Copacabana and Ipanema. Besides city trips, you can utilize car rentals in Rio de Janeiro to travel to neighboring places, such as driving an hour to Nova Iguacu for natural tours around the Biological Reserve Tingua and Nova Iguacu Volcano. Although the central city is walkable, using a rental vehicle enables you to visit spaced-out sites such as Sugarloaf with ease. Rental cars in Rio de Janeiro allow you to rely on your preferred itinerary without restricted scheduling.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Rio de Janeiro?

Brazilians operate on the road's right side, and the law requires all occupants to put on their seat belt, including passengers in the back seat. If you have a child who cannot fit the seat belt, you must ensure that they ride in a secured car seat. Notably, it is illegal to run out of gas when driving in Brazil, regardless of whether your car blocks other traffic or not. You want to refrain from drinking alcohol when attending parties and events in Rio de Janeiro because Brazil has a strict dry law with nearly zero alcohol tolerance when driving. The country has a blood alcohol limit of about 0.2% that allows for certain medicines or alcoholic mouthwashes. It is advisable to verify with Rio de Janeiro's motor vehicle department to get any law changes.

Will I need a special driver's license or permit to drive a rental car in Rio de Janeiro if I'm visiting from another country?

Car rentals in Rio de Janeiro need you to present an unexpired and original driver's license held for a minimum of two years. You must also provide a passport and ensure that the driving license's validity covers the rental period. The companies also need you to bring a credit card in your name for the security deposit. Rio de Janeiro car rentals are available if you are 21 years or older. Most rental providers do not accept learners' or temporary driving licenses.


Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State car rental deals found on momondo

Find the rental car in Rio de Janeiro that's right for you

Small cars

C$ 19 - C$ 41

All Car Types

C$ 34 - C$ 59

The average price of a small car rental in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is C$ 29. The cheapest time to rent a small car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is in November. The price is 35% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 19 per day. A small car rental is typically 35% less expensive than the average rental car in Rio de Janeiro. The average price of a vehicle rental in Rio de Janeiro can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Rio de Janeiro small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car rental in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is C$ 42. The cheapest time to rent a medium car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is in September. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 30 per day. A medium car rental is typically 3% less expensive than the average rental car in Rio de Janeiro. The average price of a vehicle rental in Rio de Janeiro can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Rio de Janeiro medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car rental in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is C$ 82. The cheapest time to rent a large car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is in December. The price is 34% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 55 per day. A large car rental is typically 47% more expensive than the average rental car in Rio de Janeiro. The average price of a vehicle rental in Rio de Janeiro can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

The average price of a SUV rental in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is C$ 50. The cheapest time to rent a SUV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is in August. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 33 per day. A SUV rental is typically 14% more expensive than the average rental car in Rio de Janeiro. The average price of a vehicle rental in Rio de Janeiro can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Rio de Janeiro SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van rental in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is C$ 72. The cheapest time to rent a van in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is in August. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 39 per day. A van rental is typically 40% more expensive than the average rental car in Rio de Janeiro. The average price of a vehicle rental in Rio de Janeiro can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car. Below are the best prices for Rio de Janeiro van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car rental in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is C$ 80. The cheapest time to rent a luxury car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is in October. The price is 7% lower than the rest of the year at just C$ 76 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 46% more expensive than the average rental car in Rio de Janeiro. The average price of a vehicle rental in Rio de Janeiro can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your rental car.

Mitsubishi Mirage
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
5-door vehicles

C$ 16/day

5 Apr - 9 Apr
Mitsubishi Mirage
Nissan Versa
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

C$ 17/day

5 Apr - 9 Apr
Nissan Versa
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

C$ 23/day

1 Apr - 5 Apr
Toyota Yaris

Rio de Janeiro car rental directory

All major car rental suppliers in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro State

Alamo

8.4
Very good
3 reviews13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.4

Overall

8.4

Pick-up/drop-off

8.5

Value

8.4

Avis

8.0
Very good
3 reviews2 locations

Budget

7.6
Good
12 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Hertz

7.5
Good
3 reviews11 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.7

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.4

Value

7.1

Localiza

7.3
Good
1 review25 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

9.3

MOVIDA

7.0
Good
1 review13 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

6.7

Overall

7.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.0

Value

6.9

National

12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

8.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

15 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

6.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Quick facts about car rentals in Rio de Janeiro

Get the overview on great rental deals, popular car rental companies, and best car types for your visit in Rio de Janeiro

Most Popular Agency

FOCO

Popular Car Types

Economy, Intermediate, SUV

Cheapest Rental Car

C$ 21

Most Popular Model

Jeep Renegade
The most popular Rio de Janeiro car rental agency found on momondo this month is FOCO . Other top choices for car rental companies are Localiza and Unidas
The following car types were offered at rental car companies in Rio de Janeiro in the past 72 hours: Economy, Intermediate, SUV.
The lowest price for a rental car in Rio de Janeiro is C$ 21/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from C$ 41/day.
The most popular car model to rent in Rio de Janeiro in the past 7 days is the Jeep Renegade. Our users also prefer the Renault Kwid as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your rental car pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular rental car locations in Rio de Janeiro

Nearby attractions:

Copacabana Beach19.6 km
Praia de Ipanema21.1 km
Praia da Barra da Tijuca26.0 km

Nearby attractions:

Copacabana Beach6.7 km
Praia de Ipanema9.4 km
Praia da Barra da Tijuca21.0 km

Nearby attractions:

Praia da Barra da Tijuca7.4 km
Praia de Ipanema21.1 km
Copacabana Beach23.6 km

Rent a car near one of these popular hotels in Rio de Janeiro

Below are the most popular hotels in Rio de Janeiro
Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6.4 km from city centre

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

Avenida Niemeyer 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

10.7 km from city centre

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8.2 km from city centre

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

Av. Lucio Costa 9600, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

22.4 km from city centre

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Avenida Atlântica, 4240 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8.7 km from city centre

Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6.7 km from city centre

Hotel Nacional Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Nacional Rio de Janeiro

Av. Niemeyer, 769, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

12.5 km from city centre

Hotel Fasano Rio De Janeiro

Hotel Fasano Rio De Janeiro

Avenida Vieira Souto 80, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

8.9 km from city centre

Windsor California Copacabana

Windsor California Copacabana

Avenida Atlantica, 2616, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7.2 km from city centre

Mercure Rio Boutique Hotel Copacabana

Mercure Rio Boutique Hotel Copacabana

Avenida Atlantica 2554, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7.2 km from city centre

Royal Rio Palace Hotel

Royal Rio Palace Hotel

Rua Duvivier 82 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6.4 km from city centre

Hotel Atlantico Business Centro

Hotel Atlantico Business Centro

Rua Senador Dantas, 25, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

0.8 km from city centre

Arena Copacabana Hotel

Arena Copacabana Hotel

Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6.9 km from city centre

Windsor Barra Hotel

Windsor Barra Hotel

Avenida Lucio Costa, 2630, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

18.3 km from city centre

Sol Ipanema Hotel

Sol Ipanema Hotel

Avenida Vieira Souto 320, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

9.0 km from city centre

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

1430 Abelardo Bueno Avenue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

20.8 km from city centre

Hotel Astoria Palace

Hotel Astoria Palace

Av. Atlantica 1866, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6.8 km from city centre

Arena Leme Hotel

Arena Leme Hotel

Av. Atlântica 324, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6.3 km from city centre


Driving with a rental car in Rio de Janeiro - FAQs

Learn everything there is to know about renting a car in Rio de Janeiro so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

How much will it cost to rent a car in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in March?

To rent a car in Rio de Janeiro for a weekend in March, we found prices as low as C$ 43 with an average of C$ 45. Deals are a little different for a week-long rental - starting at around C$ 22, with an average price of C$ 48.

Is there a fee to cancel my Rio de Janeiro, Brazil car rental?

Rental cars in Rio de Janeiro from popular agencies such as Alamo, Localiza, and Hertz will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Rio de Janeiro, we can help you find the cheapest car to rent for your upcoming trip.

What is the best type of car to rent in Rio de Janeiro during March?

A Standard car is the ideal car to rent when visiting Rio de Janeiro in March. On average, Rio de Janeiro receives 100 mm of precipitation and temperatures hover around 25 °C during the month of March. These conditions are well-suited for a standard, which can easily handle a bit of rain and even hold up well when temperatures fall. Renting a Standard in Rio de Janeiro will cost you C$ 58/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil?

60 km/h is the city speed limit for Rio de Janeiro, which also applies to surrounding towns and other urban centres. The suburban speed limit and the speed limit for highways around Rio de Janeiro are 80 km/h and 120 km/h, respectively. If you rent a car in Rio de Janeiro, be aware that these speed limits may be strictly enforced.

What is the weather like in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in February?

Typically, the weather in Rio de Janeiro through the month of February is 28 °C and the expected precipitation is 120 mm. This is important information to know when renting a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Is the weather in Rio de Janeiro similar to the rest of Rio de Janeiro?

Travellers looking to leave from Rio de Janeiro on a road trip around Rio de Janeiro or the surrounding areas during the month of February should expect temperatures around 28 °C and about 120 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Rio de Janeiro?

Prices for cars in Rio de Janeiro are refreshed on a daily basis.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Rio de Janeiro?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Rio de Janeiro?

The minimum age for drivers varies by country, including Rio de Janeiro. In many EU countries drivers must be 18 years old. As a rule, you’ll need to be 21 to hire a car abroad, and a young driver surcharge may be applied if you are under 25. We recommend reading through the policy of your chosen rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Rio de Janeiro?

To rent a car in Rio de Janeiro, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car rental in Rio de Janeiro?

Choosing momondo to search for rental cars in Rio de Janeiro makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car rental deal in Rio de Janeiro?

momondo helps you find the best car rental deal in Rio de Janeiro by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car rental deals in Rio de Janeiro with free cancellation?

Yes you can filter specifically for car rental companies in Rio de Janeiro offering free cancellation on momondo.

Can I rent a car with a fair fuel policy in Rio de Janeiro on momondo?

Yes, momondo has a filter for fair fuel policies on car rentals in Rio de Janeiro.

Can I find a car rental in Rio de Janeiro which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for rental cars in Rio de Janeiro.

Can I search for rental cars in Rio de Janeiro with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Unlimited mileage is indeed an option momondo offers on rental cars in Rio de Janeiro.


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