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Brazil Car Rental Mini Guide

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 hire car 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 
  • Congonhas Airport, São Paulo 
  • Presidente Juscelino Kubitschek International Airport, Brasília
  • Galeão International Airport, Rio de Janeiro
  • Tancredo Neves-Confins International Airport, Belo Horizonte 

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?

The most secure way is to  book car rental in advance. We offer car hire with most major car rental agents such as Alamo, Hertz and Localiza  who 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  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.

Cheapest car hire in Brazil

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.87 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 83.09 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.65 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 102.59 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.59 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 109.14 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.95 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 111.66 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.00 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 112.02 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.05 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 112.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.10 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 112.73 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.38 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 114.71 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.22 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 120.54 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  No

Chevrolet Onix

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.94 EUR/day
Chevrolet Onix

7 Days rental at 83.63 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Onix

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.71 EUR/day
Chevrolet Onix

7 Days rental at 103.03 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Onix

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.50 EUR/day
Chevrolet Onix

7 Days rental at 108.53 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.51 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 108.62 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.51 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 108.62 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.51 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 108.62 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.51 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 108.62 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.51 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 108.62 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.51 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 108.62 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.88 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 83.19 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.62 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 102.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.63 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 102.45 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.63 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 102.45 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.63 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 102.45 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.63 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 102.45 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.63 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 102.45 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.63 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 102.45 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.63 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 102.45 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  No

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.17 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 176.22 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.26 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 176.85 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 177.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 177.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 177.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.68 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 179.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.48 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 185.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.52 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 185.65 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.75 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 194.27 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Ka Sedan

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 24.12 EUR/day
Ford Ka Sedan

7 Days rental at 168.86 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.16 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 169.13 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.16 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 169.13 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.16 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 169.13 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.25 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 169.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.25 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 169.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.25 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 169.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.29 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 170.03 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.40 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 170.83 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.17 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 176.22 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.26 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 176.85 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 177.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 177.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 177.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 25.68 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 179.82 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.48 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 185.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.52 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 185.65 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.75 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 194.27 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Brazil

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    30 - 60kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    60-80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    80-110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    BRL  5.68/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    20mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    BRL

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Brazil

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Localiza
221
8.7/10
1,448
€ 33.66
€ 23.61
€ 24.12
€ 28.13
 Alamo
100
7.1/10
690
€ 18.89
€ 15.51
€ 39.96
€ 74.77
 Movida
99
6.2/10
1,581
€ 34.30
€ 15.51
€ 27.07
€ 69.03
 Foco aluguel de carros
18
5.8/10
856
€ 11.87
€ 11.94
€ 24.16

Car rental agent statistics in Brazil

  • 8.7/10
    Highest rated agent:
    LOCALIZA
  • 3.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    FOCO ALUGUEL DE CARROS
  • 4,575
    Total number of reviews in
    Brazil
  • 181
    Most Locations in Brazil:
    LOCALIZA
  • 17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 9
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Brazil

ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 41
March€ 41
April€ 38
May€ 36
June€ 38
July€ 39
August€ 35
September€ 29
October€ 29
November€ 31
December€ 38
ItemPercent
January€ 29
February€ 26
March€ 25
April€ 24
May€ 22
June€ 23
July€ 24
August€ 23
September€ 20
October€ 20
November€ 22
December€ 27
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 57
March€ 55
April€ 52
May€ 50
June€ 51
July€ 57
August€ 51
September€ 46
October€ 47
November€ 51
December€ 54
ItemPercent
January€ 43
February€ 41
March€ 42
April€ 39
May€ 37
June€ 38
July€ 43
August€ 35
September€ 29
October€ 32
November€ 33
December€ 40
ItemPercent
January€ 110
February€ 127
March€ 113
April€ 108
May€ 116
June€ 112
July€ 104
August€ 126
September€ 110
October€ 107
November€ 110
December€ 117
ItemPercent
January€ 33
February€ 30
March€ 32
April€ 29
May€ 28
June€ 30
July€ 28
August€ 31
September€ 25
October€ 26
November€ 27
December€ 31
ItemPercent
January€ 39
February€ 41
March€ 44
April€ 47
May€ 43
June€ 43
July€ 44
August€ 38
September€ 31
October€ 34
November€ 34
December€ 40
ItemPercent
January€ 62
February€ 51
March€ 48
April€ 48
May€ 43
June€ 49
July€ 45
August€ 40
September€ 32
October€ 35
November€ 35
December€ 49

Select category to see average car hire prices in Brazil

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

Fuel prices in Brazil

DieselUnleaded
Jun , 2022

€ 1.34

€ 1.41

May , 2022

€ 1.30

€ 1.38

Apr , 2022

€ 1.31

€ 1.44

Mar , 2022

€ 1.25

€ 1.38

Feb , 2022

€ 0.97

€ 1.13

Jan , 2022

€ 0.94

€ 1.12

Dec , 2021

€ 0.84

€ 1.04

Nov , 2021

€ 0.85

€ 1.08

Oct , 2021

€ 0.77

€ 0.99

Sep , 2021

€ 0.75

€ 0.97

Aug , 2021

€ 0.75

€ 0.98

Jul , 2021

€ 0.75

€ 0.95

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2022 1.34 1.41
May , 2022 1.30 1.38
Apr , 2022 1.31 1.44
Mar , 2022 1.25 1.38
Feb , 2022 0.97 1.13
Jan , 2022 0.94 1.12
Dec , 2021 0.84 1.04
Nov , 2021 0.85 1.08
Oct , 2021 0.77 0.99
Sep , 2021 0.75 0.97
Aug , 2021 0.75 0.98
Jul , 2021 0.75 0.95

Car rental price statistics in Brazil

  • € 83.09
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 162.70
    Highest daily price:
    BMW 3 Series
  • 5,294
    Total cars available
     
  • 581
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai HB20
  • 61
    Location with most cars:
    Belo Horizonte - City
  • € 11.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    FOCO ALUGUEL DE CARROS - Florianopolis - Hercilio Luz Intl. Airport

FAQs about car hire in Brazil

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

Car hire in Brazil starts from just €11.90 per day for a (compact) class car from Foco aluguel de carros. The average price to hire a car in Brazil is just €45.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Brazil is a BMW 3 Series car for a (standard) class from Localiza costing €162.70 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 7 car hire companies across the country. With over 270 car hire locations and 20,407 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Brazil.

Who is the best car hire company in Brazil?

Based on over 4,575 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Brazil Is Localiza who score on average 8.7/10 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 Belo Horizonte - City with 3 car hire companies and 61 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Brazil?

Current fuel prices in Brazil are €1.41/ltr for petrol and €1.344/ltr for diesel as of 6 June 2022, it’ll cost on average €56 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €54 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?

Foco aluguel de carros is the cheapest car hire company in Brazil offering a (compact) class car such as the Chevrolet Onix for as little as €83.30 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 3 car hire companies in over 242 locations.

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.

Useful links if renting a car in Brazil

Other Car Hire Locations in Brazil

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Car Hire Rio de Janeiro
€18.3
 
 
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
Car Hire Salvador Airport
€25.0
 
 
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
Car Hire Sao Paulo Airport
€17.1
 
 
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
Car Hire Belo Horizonte Airport
€21.6
 
 
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