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Rio de Janeiro Car Hire

Rio de Janeiro Car Hire

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Pick-up location Rio de Janeiro
Rental locations 76
Airport locations 30

Rio de Janeiro car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
hertz
Best rated
7.4 Good (4,028 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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Hertz reviews in Rio de Janeiro

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Rated no. 2
National
national
8.0 Excellent (880 reviews)
7 locations in Rio de Janeiro
National
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av Almirante Silvio De Noronha
+55 212 303 7006
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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National reviews in Rio de Janeiro

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Rated no. 3
Budget
5.8 Okay (12 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
  • 5.8
  • 6.3
  • 5.9
  • 5.7
  • 5.7
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2.0 Mediocre
15 Jul 2016
The worst
Pros: Never received a car from this rental place.
Cons: Nothing, I never took the car out but Avis/Buget took my money. I ended up using taxi and uber my whole trip. Then when I got back home they charged my credit card for a car I never received. I called Avis/Buget which told me there is nothing they can do cause the facility in Brazil is independently owned. I'm not disputing it with the credit card company. So be careful when you rent from them.
5.6 Okay
4 Nov 2016
Pros: It was a good value for the money. The car was a good car
Cons: It was the worse experience because I was 120 miles from the office when my car broke down and nobody in the 24 hours office answered the phone. The phone number for emergency also does not work. I needed another car and I had to drive back to Rio to get one. I lost one day dealing with this problem. Even if it is good value for the money I would never rent from them again.
2.0 Mediocre
3 Jan 2017
Got SCREWED - Don't rely on Budget Car Rental.
Cons: 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.
2.0 Mediocre
30 Jan 2017
Pros: No car was available when I arrived, and no help was given
8.0 Excellent
5 Apr 2017
Pros: They were fast and very helpful
Cons: The car had a electrical shutdown with me once
10.0 Excellent
1 Jun 2017
Excelent service a bit slow when we arrived.
Pros: The attitude and service
Cons: They 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.
5.2 Okay
14 Jun 2017
Pros: Nothing
Cons: I 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 Excellent
31 Jul 2017
Pros: All Good, nothing to complain about it...Great experience!
8.4 Excellent
24 Oct 2017
Cons: Slow. It took me almost one hour to get the car. Only one attendant at the airport terminal.
4.4 Okay
9 Oct 2018
Cons: Budget is not giving back my deposit after 2 weeks
Rated no. 4
Avis
4.4 Okay (3 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
  • 7.3
  • 8.4
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
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3.2 Mediocre
15 Jan 2017
It was horrible
Pros: Nothing
Cons: It was a terrible experience. First at booking it said that the car will be at the airport, but it was not, we had to wait in the heat for a long time to be picked up. Then we waited a long time to get our car, almost 1 hour. Then the car was so small, that a normal suitcase did not fit in the trunk
2.0 Mediocre
25 Oct 2016
Couldn't cancel my reservation
Pros: Tried to cancel prior to arriving but couldn't
Cons: I got there and went to the avis office but no one was there.
8.0 Excellent
13 Feb 2017
Insurance was a problem
Pros: Good car, competent personel
Cons: The insurance I paidfor thru Kayak didn't show in Avis's system. They charged me a $3,000 deposit to be able to rent the car
Rated no. 5
Alamo
alamo
3.3 Mediocre (3 reviews)
7 locations in Rio de Janeiro
Alamo
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av Almirante Silvio De Noronha
+55 212 303 7006
Av Brasil, 54200 Parte
+55 212 418 2847
Av Vinte De Janeiro S N Galeao
+55 213 398 3462
Avenida Das Americas 555 Loja
+55 212 493 2006
Avenida Princesa Isabel, 500
+55 212 543 2067
Estr Dos Bandeirante, 7000
+55 113 576 7514
Estr Intendente Magalhaes, 135
+55 113 576 7514
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
18 Jul 2018
Cons: Hard to find on the airport .shuttle to get the car arrives one hour late .
2.0 Mediocre
24 Jun 2019
Pros: The process of pick up and drop off was not bad, but the cars and prices that shows on the website are a big lie.
2.0 Mediocre
29 Mar 2017
Do not rent from Kayak.com
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Nothing, i lost the reservation because i was a few hours late because of connection issues, and either way the insurance that KAYAK sold me was not from alamo and i would have paid a HUGE amount of money as a guarantee when i would have need less 7 times less if the insurance was bought with them(the difference was 20$ 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.
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
MOVIDA
movida
8 locations in Rio de Janeiro
MOVIDA
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Avenida Francisco Bicalho 1
Avenida Infante Dom Henrique
Avenida Princesa Isabel 334
Avenida Salvador Allende 500
Avenida Vinte de Janeiro
Avenida das Américas 555
Estrada Intendente Magalhães 566
Rua Barão de São Francisco 236
+55 212 578 0357
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
FOCO
foco
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
Enterprise
enterprise
1 location in Rio de Janeiro
Enterprise
Locations in Rio de Janeiro
Av Vinte Dejaneiro Galeao
+55 213 353 0609
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
18 travellers who rented a car in Rio de Janeiro gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

Car hire locations in Rio de Janeiro

When to book a hire car in Rio de Janeiro

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Top tips for renting 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 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Rio de Janeiro

What is the best rental car company in Rio de Janeiro?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Rio de Janeiro are Alamo (8.7, 6487 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2257 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4221 reviews).

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

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental 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.