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)
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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
, 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.