Car rental at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport

Car rental at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Santos Dumont
21 Aug — 28 Aug
Same drop-off
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Santos Dumont
Sun 21/8
Noon
Sun 28/8
Noon
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Cheap car rentals in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport

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Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
8.2 Excellent (87 reviews)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Hertz
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Enterprise
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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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
Localiza
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Localiza
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
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Rated no. 4
Alamo
8.6 Excellent (20 reviews)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Alamo
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.7
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
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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
MOVIDA
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
MOVIDA
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 8
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  • 8
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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. 6
FOCO
8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
FOCO
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
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8.0 Excellent27 May 2022
It would be easier to drop the rental car at airport than trying to find the depot.
Rated no. 7
Budget
6.8 Good (13 reviews)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Budget
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 7.3
  • 6.9
  • 6.6
  • 6.7
  • 6.3
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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?
Rated no. 8
National
6.4 Good (1 review)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
National
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 8
  • 8
  • 6
  • 2
  • 8
Recent reviews
6.4 Good27 May 2019
Location of pickup could’ve been better specified
Rated no. 9
Unidas
6.2 Good (7 reviews)
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Unidas
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
  • 6.2
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Locauto Rent a Car
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Locauto Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
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NovaCar Rent a Car
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
NovaCar Rent a Car
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Serve Sul Rent a Car
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Serve Sul Rent a Car
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
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Sunnycars
1 location in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
Sunnycars
Locations in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport
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132 travellers who rented a car in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car rental locations at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

Top tips for renting a car at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport

  • Car hire at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport (SDU) is a good option to explore the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro in comfort directly from the airport, avoiding the need to negotiate and navigate busy public transport options. At less than a mile from the city centre, the airport is conveniently located to help you get on your way quickly and easily around the city and surrounding area, and you will reach famous central attractions such as the Sugarloaf Mountain, Christ the Redeemer and Copacabana beaches within a short drive with your hired vehicle.
  • Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding state has excellent driving infrastructure and road networks. You can explore the nearby peninsular of Buzios or the spectacular bay of Paraty, or head to the nearby national parks and mountain ranges. The coastal route 101 runs for around 375 miles and will take you from Rio all the way to Sao Paulo, taking in many places along the coastline. Expect higher speed limits on major highways in comparison to European standards.
  • Rio de Janeiro Airport can be remarkably busy, particularly in the rush hours between 17:00-19:00. Try to avoid these hours, if possible, when retuning your car hire to the airport or give yourself extra time. It may be worth taking advantage of the mid-afternoon lull for an easier journey. You can find several refreshment outlets on the first floor of the departure’s terminal. There is also a restaurant and travel agency in the arrival’s hall, near to the car hire rental desks.
  • You can find several petrol stations on Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport grounds. In case you need to refuel before returning your car rental, the nearest one is central to the airport and near to the tram stop. There is also an electrical vehicle charging station on Avenida Presidente Antonio Carlos slightly further afield but within a few minutes’ drive if you have hired an electric car.
  • Book your rental car at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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