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Car Rental Rio de Janeiro Airport Guide

(Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, GIG)

Discover the captivating allure of Rio de Janeiro with the utmost convenience by hiring a car from Rio de Janeiro Airport through Rhinocarhire. As your gateway to the vibrant rhythms and breathtaking landscapes of this iconic city, Rio de Janeiro Airport serves as the perfect starting point for your Brazilian odyssey. Rhinocarhire provides a diverse selection of vehicles to meet your specific needs, whether you're drawn to the bustling streets of downtown Rio, the serene beauty of the Tijuca Forest, or the iconic stretches of sand at Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. Our commitment to providing a seamless car hire experience ensures that you can immerse yourself in the wonders of Rio de Janeiro from the moment you arrive, with the freedom to explore this magnificent city and its surroundings at your own pace and in complete comfort.

Advantages of Renting at Rio de Janeiro Airport:

  1. Strategic Start Point: Rio's airport provides easy access to the city's famous landmarks and the broader state of Rio de Janeiro.
  2. Samba in the City: Being in Rio means the renowned beaches, landmarks, and festivals are just a short drive away.
  3. Main Exit Routes: From GIG, seamlessly join the Av. Vinte de Janeiro, leading straight into the heart of Rio de Janeiro city.
  4. Road Quality: Rio has a mix of modern highways and smaller roads. While main roads are in good condition, some local streets may pose challenges.
  5. Tolls: There are toll roads when venturing outside Rio, especially towards popular coastal towns. Keep some cash handy for these payments.
  6. Traffic Insights: Rio's traffic can be notoriously congested. Stay alert and avoid peak times if possible.
  7. Navigation: Rio's landscape, surrounded by mountains and the sea, can be tricky. Opt for an in-car GPS or reliable mobile mapping apps.
  8. Parking: Consider utilizing paid parking garages in Rio, especially if staying overnight, to ensure vehicle security.
  9. Pedestrian Caution: The lively nature of Rio means pedestrians are aplenty. Always yield to pedestrians and observe zebra crossings.

Key Attractions:

  1. Christ the Redeemer: An iconic statue situated atop Corcovado Mountain, it's a short, scenic drive from the city.
  2. Sugarloaf Mountain (Pão de Açúcar): Accessible via a short drive, this peak offers panoramic views of Rio and beyond.
  3. Copacabana and Ipanema Beaches: Just a 30-minute drive from the airport, immerse in Rio's beach culture and watch the sun set over the Atlantic.


Galeão–Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport, paired with the offerings of Rhinocarhire, ensures a smooth start to your Rio journey.

With a car at your disposal, the rhythmic beats, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant culture of Rio de Janeiro await your exploration. 

Current Rental Rates at Rio de Janeiro Airport

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 28.77 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 201.42 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Fiat Uno

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.01 EUR/day
Fiat Uno

7 Days rental at 203.11 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Chevrolet Onix

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.24 EUR/day
Chevrolet Onix

7 Days rental at 204.73 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Rio de Janeiro Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The airport is named after the Brazilian musician Antonio Carlos Jobim.
  • Iconic Landmarks Access: Drive directly from the airport to must-see attractions like Christ the Redeemer and Sugarloaf Mountain, avoiding the crowds and schedules of public transport.
  • Beach Hopping at Ease: Explore the world-famous beaches of Copacabana, Ipanema, and Leblon, enjoying the freedom to hop from one sandy shore to another in your own vehicle.
  • Scenic Coastal Drives: Experience the breathtaking beauty of Rio's coastline with scenic drives, discovering hidden coves and panoramic viewpoints at your leisure.
  • Cultural Immersion: Navigate through the city's vibrant neighborhoods, visiting cultural hotspots such as Santa Teresa and Lapa to experience Rio's lively music and art scene.
  • Gateway to Greater Rio: Use your hire car to venture beyond the city limits, exploring natural wonders like the Tijuca National Park or the charming town of Petrópolis, all within a short drive.


Rio de Janeiro Airport - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Rio de Janeiro Airport

based on 178 reviews
29 min (average wait time)
No.2: ALAMO,
based on 124 reviews
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Rio de Janeiro Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
  • € 201.39
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 28.77
    Best Price:
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  • 10
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet Spin
  • 27
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire at Rio de Janeiro Airport

January€ 51
February€ 52
March€ 39
April€ 39
May€ 37
June€ 35
July€ 37
August€ 35
September€ 33
October€ 32
November€ 34
December€ 39
January€ 27
February€ 29
March€ 23
April€ 23
May€ 22
June€ 21
July€ 25
August€ 23
September€ 21
October€ 21
November€ 22
December€ 26
January€ 61
February€ 60
March€ 48
April€ 49
May€ 42
June€ 40
July€ 54
August€ 47
September€ 51
October€ 37
November€ 40
December€ 52
January€ 60
February€ 57
March€ 45
April€ 45
May€ 45
June€ 48
July€ 46
August€ 40
September€ 39
October€ 40
November€ 41
December€ 47
January€ 67
February€ 160
March€ 98
April€ 74
May€ 149
June€ 120
July€ 112
August€ 123
September€ 116
October€ 69
November€ 130
December€ 123
January€ 32
February€ 32
March€ 31
April€ 30
May€ 27
June€ 25
July€ 29
August€ 26
September€ 24
October€ 33
November€ 28
December€ 29
January€ 75
February€ 123
March€ 82
April€ 89
May€ 90
June€ 85
July€ 69
August€ 60
September€ 55
October€ 68
November€ 53
December€ 76
January€ 73
February€ 64
March€ 48
April€ 46
May€ 40
June€ 42
July€ 39
August€ 33
September€ 33
October€ 37
November€ 36
December€ 51

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