Cheapest car hire in Brazil

Top tips when hiring a car in Brazil

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Brazil, the steering wheel is on the left side of the car
  • It is safe to drive in Brazil, despite what you might read but you should remain vigilant regardless
  • Alamo are the highest rated car rental agent in Brazil with a rating of 9.1 from over 8,000 customers.
  • It's illegal to drive in flip-flops in Brazil, if you're heading to the beach, slip off the Havaianas before driving
  • The car hire companies we work with have gathered over 11,000 customer reviews and counting

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Brazil



    Road Driving Side


    40 - 60kph

    Urban speed Limit



    Rural Speed Limit



    Motorway Speed Limit


    BRL  2.73/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price



    Drink Drive Limit









    Min Rental Age


    Min Driving Age


    Front and Rear



    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras


    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

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Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 26.39
€ 26.18
€ 25.82
€ 30.93
€ 29.12
€ 29.41
€ 37.34
€ 37.02

Car rental agent statistics in Brazil

  • 8.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 6.6/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 200
    Total number of reviews in
  • 4
    Most Locations in Brazil:
  • 16
    Average wait time
  • 8
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Brazil

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Brazil

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2020 0.54 0.68
Oct , 2020 0.52 0.66
Sep , 2020 0.51 0.65
Aug , 2020 0.51 0.65
Jul , 2020 0.53 0.68
Jun , 2020 0.51 0.66
May , 2020 0.51 0.64
Apr , 2020 0.53 0.65
Mar , 2020 0.62 0.78
Feb , 2020 0.78 0.95
Jan , 2020 0.82 0.99
Dec , 2019 0.83 1.01

Car rental price statistics in Brazil

  • € 177.10
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 83.21
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Focus
  • 72
    Total cars available
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai HB20
  • 29
    Location with most cars:
    Vitória - Eurico De Aguiar Salles - Airport
  • € 25.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    LOCALIZA - Volta Redonda - Central

FAQs about car hire in Brazil

How much does it cost to hire a car in Brazil?

Car hire in Brazil starts from just €25.30 per day for a (economy) class car from Localiza. The average price to hire a car in Brazil is just €38.50 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Brazil is a Ford Focus car for a (compact) class from Unidas costing €83.20 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Brazil?

We often have special offers on car hire in Brazil including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Brazil?

Car hire prices in Brazil are kept low thanks to the 4 car hire companies across the country. With over 5 car hire locations and 238 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Brazil.

Who is the best car hire company in Brazil?

Based on over 200 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Brazil Is Localiza who score on average 8.4/10 across all locations in Brazil.

What is the most popular car hire location in Brazil?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Brazil is Vitória - Eurico De Aguiar Salles - Airport with 3 car hire companies and 29 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Brazil?

Current fuel prices in Brazil are €0.677/ltr for petrol and €0.536/ltr for diesel as of 23 November 2020, it’ll cost on average €27 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €21 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Brazil?

Speed limits in Brazil are in km/h and are generally 40 km/h on urban roads, 80-100 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Brazil?

Localiza is the cheapest car hire company in Brazil offering a (economy) class car such as the Fiat Palio for as little as €177.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Brazil?

The most popular car hire category in Brazil is the Hyundai HB20 available from 2 car hire companies in over 5 locations.

Renting a car in Brazil

Brazil is a captivating country and has a host of treasures to its name including white sandy beaches, buzzing and vibrant cities, canyons, waterfalls and of course the famous Amazon jungle. Renting a car in Brazil is the safest and most convenient method of getting around this exciting country and seeing all of its sights. You can pick up your car hire in Brazil at a variety of locations including Natal Airport, Barreiras Airport, Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo Airport.

We offer the following Brazil car rental locations

  • Guarulhos International Airport, São Paulo (43 million passengers)
  • Congonhas Airport, São Paulo (21 million passengers)
  • Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, Brasília (16 million passengers)
  • Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro (13 million passengers)
  • Tancredo Neves-Confins International Airport, Belo Horizonte (11 million passengers)
(most popular pick up locations)

All car hire locations in Brazil:

How much does it cost to rent a car in Brazil?

Car rental in Brazil starts from $15 per day for an economy class vehicle such as the Ford Ka or Citroen C3.

Is it safe to drive in Brazil?

Driving in Brazil on the whole is safe, however you should always do your research before you travel as there are some neighbourhoods in major cities that you may want to avoid, particularly at night. Car jacking is not unheard of, however generally you should not be overly concerned about driving in Brazil.

How do I rent a car in Brazil?

You can book car rental in advance, or arrange on the day when you arrive. Most major car rental agents such as Alamo, Hertz and Localiza are well represented at all major airport locations.

We do the hard work so you don't have to, as we compare prices from all the main rental suppliers such as Alamo, Hertz and Avis to source you the best deal and price on car hire in Brazil. We also compare prices from leading local and regional car hire companies such as Localiza and Foco Rent a Car, all who pass our stringent quality assurance standards and are often able to offer excellent value car rental in Brazil.

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Brazil Mini Guide

Known as the sexy home of samba music and one of the world’s biggest and most vibrant places, travellers are sure to enjoy themselves in Brazil. The two most popular entertainments in Brazil are the Rio carnival and football, and with their team widely regarded as the best in the world there is often reason to celebrate.

From the Amazon rain forests in the heartland of this American country to the massive sandy beaches at its coast, Brazil would take many lifetimes to explore properly.  Renting a car is the best way to do so and you might want to learn some Portuguese before making the journey so that you can find your way around without any trouble.
It is possible to drive into Brazil from its many neighbouring countries including Uruguay, Argentina, Paraguay, Peru, Bolivia, Columbia, Venezuela and Guyana. Should you take any of these routes be sure to map out your journey well in advance and consult plenty of travel guides as well as the relevant embassies.

International arrivals to Brazil are well catered for thanks to the number of international airports making arriving direct from hundreds of cities around the world possible. The Guarulhos Airport in the city of Sao Paolo is the biggest in the country followed by Galeao International airport in Rio De Janeiro. Brasilia is another well used airport.

The main airlines which do flights to Brazil are TAM, Gol, WebJet, TAF and Oceanair as well as the Portuguese airline TAP. A Brazil 'airpass' is a cost efficient means of travelling within Brazil on internal flights. Tourist visas are always required so you should get these well ahead of time.

Brazil is well served by international and domestic flights, particularly from within South America. Safety is always a key consideration in Brazil and you should take care never to leave valuable belongings in your car or drive at night in bad neighbourhoods. Roads are often of a poor standard as is the driving of the locals but car rental is still the best way to explore certain spots such as the Rio-Santos highway, or the beaches in the North-East. Cars are driven on the right hand side of the road and flashing headlights are used regularly for a variety of purposes.

Do you need a rental car in Brazil?

Whether you are planning to explore the Amazon with a view to experiencing some of its exotic flora and fauna, or you want to sunbathe and relax on some of its idyllic beaches then hiring a car in Brazil is the easiest way to get around this splendid country.

All of our rentals include comprehensive breakdown assistance in the unlikely event you should suffer a breakdown. We have a wide variety of vehicles to hire in Brazil with such models available as the Toyota Yaris, Ford Focus, Toyota Quantum 8 seater and Nissan Pathfinder. You can add on one or more optional extras to customise your booking such as GPS and child seats.

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Fuel Prices in Brazil

  • Price of petrol in Brazil in November

    € 0.68/Ltr

    ($ 0.83/Ltr | 2.73/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Brazil in November

    € 0.54/Ltr

    ($ 0.66/Ltr | 2.16/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Brazil in November

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 27.08  ($ 33.16) | € 21.44  ($ 26.25)
Compact € 27.08  ($ 33.16) | € 21.44  ($ 26.25)
Full Size € 33.85  ($ 41.45) | € 26.80  ($ 32.82)
SUV € 40.62  ($ 49.74) | € 32.16  ($ 39.38)
Carrier € 47.39  ($ 58.03) | € 37.52  ($ 45.95)

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Mini 5 4 1 from €18.3 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €24.1 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €18.9 per day
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Mini 5 4 1 from €18.3 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €25.0 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €18.3 per day
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Mini 5 4 1 from €17.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €24.2 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €17.1 per day
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Mini 5 4 1 from €21.6 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €22.4 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €21.6 per day