Rio de Janeiro car rentals

Rio de Janeiro car rentals

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
24 May — 31 May
Same drop-off
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Tue 24/5
Noon
Tue 31/5
Noon
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Rio de Janeiro car rental information

Pick-up locationRio de Janeiro
Rental locations115
Airport locations30

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Rio de Janeiro car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
8 Excellent (124 reviews)
10 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Hertz
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 8.2
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre20 Mar 2021
Hertz no longer has contract w localiza which is the company we had to rent from
10.0 Excellent2 Feb 2021
English speaking person, very helpful.
6.4 Good29 Dec 2019
Staff was friendlythey couldn't find the reservation and then they tool a long time to process the booking. The drop off experience was not so smooth either compared to my earlier experiences. After handing over the car I had to wait for the executive to be free and then for him deduct charges.
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
10 Excellent (1 review)
12 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Enterprise
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Dec 2021
It was a little tricky to find the rental car office (it was outside of the terminal in the next door mall), but otherwise all was very smooth. Having someone there who spoke English was so helpful.
Rated no. 3
MOVIDA
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
8 locations in Rio de Janeiro
MOVIDA
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent27 Apr 2022
MOVIDO Employees know very well about MOVIDO policies. However, they were not sure about agreement between (MOVIDO and Kayak or Qeeq). They had to ask few questions to management. After all, everything was fine.
Rated no. 4
Alamo
8.5 Excellent (25 reviews)
11 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Alamo
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre24 Jun 2019
The process of pick up and drop off was not bad, but the cars and prices that shows on the website are a big lie.
10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2019
Pickup procedure is lengthy.
6.0 Good18 Jul 2018
Hard to find on the airport .shuttle to get the car arrives one hour late .
2.0 Mediocre29 Mar 2017
Do not rent from Kayak.comNothingNothing, i lost the reservation because i was a few hours late because of connection issues, and either way the insurance that KAYAK sold me was not from alamo and i would have paid a HUGE amount of money as a guarantee when i would have need less 7 times less if the insurance was bought with them(the difference was 20$ kayak did not gave me options). So i don't know if i should blame Alamo or kayak.com but i'm never renting anything with you guys again.
Rated no. 5
National
6.4 Good (1 review)
11 locations in Rio de Janeiro
National
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
  • 2
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.4 Good27 May 2019
Location of pickup could’ve been better specified
Rated no. 6
Unidas
6.2 Good (7 reviews)
18 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Unidas
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
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Rated no. 7
Budget
6.2 Good (26 reviews)
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Budget
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 6.5
  • 6.2
  • 6.1
  • 6
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay9 Oct 2018
Budget is not giving back my deposit after 2 weeks
10.0 Excellent4 Sep 2018
Great serviceIt was super easy to pick up the car from Santos Dumont Airport. The car was clean and in excelent conditions. Drop of was even easyer. Unlike most rental places, the staff here was super helpfull and friendly.
2.0 Mediocre8 May 2018
I didnt rent a car, but I have an 88$ charge in my credit card.I didnt rent a car because some problem in my credit card, but I have an 88$ charge in my credit card by budget. Im waiting for the refund as the worker told me. Can you do it a little bit faster?
8.4 Excellent24 Oct 2017
Slow. It took me almost one hour to get the car. Only one attendant at the airport terminal.
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2017
All Good, nothing to complain about it...Great experience!
5.2 Okay14 Jun 2017
NothingI rent lotts cars with them I the pass and I ask for up grad the girl didn't even call a manager I think they need better customer service
10.0 Excellent1 Jun 2017
Excelent service a bit slow when we arrived.The attitude and serviceThey didnt have clear the use of their system or software. It taked more than 40 minutes to have the car. And we travel with kids.
8.0 Excellent5 Apr 2017
They were fast and very helpfulThe car had a electrical shutdown with me once
2.0 Mediocre30 Jan 2017
No car was available when I arrived, and no help was given
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan 2017
Got SCREWED - Don't rely on Budget Car Rental.Our flight was delayed from LA to Brazil. When we got to the rental car desk late they had canceled our reservation. Lucky for us the rental car kiosk Localiza, next to Budget, was open and matched the Budget price.
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Rated no. 8
Localiza
5.6 Okay (2 reviews)
18 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Localiza
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6
  • 6
  • 8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre22 Mar 2022
Poor level of English spoken at the facility. Car had 2 defects, rear wiper broken, tire low air pressure indicator would not cancel even after checking tire pressures. Upon return, for some unexplained reason, I had to pay any additional $31.98 and I still do not know why I was charged this amount. The rep could not explain the reason, just that his system said This amount was due.
Rated no. 9
FOCO
3.8 Mediocre (3 reviews)
3 locations in Rio de Janeiro
FOCO
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
  • 4.6
  • 3.3
  • 4
  • 3.3
  • 4
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Sunnycars
8 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Sunnycars
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
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AutoEurope
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
AutoEurope
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
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Locauto Rent a Car
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Locauto Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
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NovaCar Rent a Car
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
NovaCar Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
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Serve Sul Rent a Car
2 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Serve Sul Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Rio de Janeiro
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
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Mister Car Rent a Car
1 location in Rio de Janeiro
Mister Car Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
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191 travellers who rented a car in Rio de Janeiro gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

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When to book a rental car in Rio de Janeiro

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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.
  • Book your rental car in Rio de Janeiro at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Rio de Janeiro are around 54% cheaper than other car types, on average

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