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Rio de Janeiro City Mini Guide

The name Rio is famous the world over and for good reason; there’s so much to see and do here. Hire a car, for the first must-see is the stupendous Statue of Christ the Redeemer from which there is an incredible view of the city. Next on the list is drive out for a day to the renowned Copacabana Beach where samba rhythms pump out all day and most of the night.
Hiring a car is an invaluable way to get around what is the second largest city in Brazil. It is an extremely popular destination for travellers from the United Kingdom of Portugal.

Cheapest car hire in Rio de Janeiro

Fiat Mobi

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.10 EUR/day
Fiat Mobi

7 Days rental at 217.72 EUR from 12/12/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Sandero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.48 EUR/day
Renault Sandero

7 Days rental at 227.37 EUR from 12/12/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.46 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 234.28 EUR from 12/12/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.84 EUR/day
Renault Logan

7 Days rental at 243.94 EUR from 12/12/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Voyage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.83 EUR/day
Volkswagen Voyage

7 Days rental at 250.84 EUR from 12/12/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai HB20S

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.18 EUR/day
Hyundai HB20S

7 Days rental at 295.31 EUR from 12/12/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.96 EUR/day
Citroen C4

7 Days rental at 307.73 EUR from 12/12/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Jeep Renegade

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.91 EUR/day
Jeep Renegade

7 Days rental at 328.42 EUR from 12/12/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.49 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 339.47 EUR from 12/12/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Useful to know about Rio de Janeiro

  • Rio was Brazil’s capital city for three periods, the last ending in 1960.
  • It’s the most visited place in the southern hemisphere.
  • It is rightly famed for the Rio Carnival.
  • The Statue of Christ the Redeemer is one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
  • The 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics was held there.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Rio de Janeiro

Best car rental companies in Rio de Janeiro

8.7
No.1: LOCALIZA,
based on 161 reviews
90
80
80
90
80
15 min (average wait time)
7.2
No.4: UNIDAS,
based on 409 reviews
88
60
78
60
71
20 min (average wait time)
7.2
No.3: UNIDAS,
based on 409 reviews
88
60
78
60
71
20 min (average wait time)

Rio de Janeiro car hire information

  • 8.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    LOCALIZA
  • € 217.70
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 31.10
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 3
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Citroen C4
  • 11
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Rio de Janeiro

ItemPercent
January€ 47
February€ 36
March€ 42
April€ 39
May€ 33
June€ 38
July€ 37
August€ 39
September€ 32
October€ 32
November€ 28
December€ 39
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January€ 28
February€ 25
March€ 24
April€ 21
May€ 20
June€ 24
July€ 21
August€ 23
September€ 21
October€ 21
November€ 19
December€ 27
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 50
March€ 50
April€ 51
May€ 48
June€ 50
July€ 53
August€ 57
September€ 44
October€ 44
November€ 46
December€ 55
ItemPercent
January€ 43
February€ 34
March€ 36
April€ 33
May€ 33
June€ 39
July€ 39
August€ 39
September€ 34
October€ 36
November€ 31
December€ 43
ItemPercent
January
February
March€ 94
April€ 85
May€ 90
June€ 87
July
August€ 139
September€ 77
October
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 28
February€ 25
March€ 29
April€ 26
May€ 24
June€ 25
July€ 23
August€ 26
September€ 25
October€ 26
November€ 22
December€ 32
ItemPercent
January€ 33
February€ 31
March€ 41
April€ 44
May€ 44
June€ 64
July€ 35
August€ 59
September€ 43
October€ 32
November€ 28
December€ 40
ItemPercent
January€ 60
February
March€ 53
April€ 46
May€ 33
June€ 36
July€ 44
August€ 38
September€ 36
October€ 30
November€ 31
December€ 45

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FAQs about car hire in Rio de Janeiro

How much does car hire in Rio de Janeiro cost?

Car hire in Rio de Janeiro costs as little as €31.10 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €41.40 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €63.50 per day from LOCALIZA for a Volkswagen Jetta.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Rio de Janeiro?

1 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Rio de Janeiro, including ALAMO, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Rio de Janeiro?

None of the car hire companies in Rio de Janeiro are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Rio de Janeiro?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, LOCALIZA has the highest customer rating for car hire in Rio de Janeiro with a score of 8.7/10

with Unidas rated second best with a score of 7.2/10

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How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Rio de Janeiro?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Rio de Janeiro is €243.94 per week from LOCALIZA.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest car hire company in Rio de Janeiro is LOCALIZA, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat Mobi available from as little as €217.70 per week.

How much is fuel in Rio de Janeiro?

You can expect to pay €0.948/ltr of petrol and €1.289/ltr of diesel in Rio de Janeiro. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Rio de Janeiro?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Rio de Janeiro with leading car hire companies such as LOCALIZA as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Rio de Janeiro?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Mini and Standard class rental cars in Rio de Janeiro.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Rio de Janeiro?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Rio de Janeiro, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Rio de Janeiro is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Rio de Janeiro?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Rio de Janeiro at the moment, however LOCALIZA rates start from just €217.70 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €217.70 from LOCALIZA in Rio De Janeiro - City or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Rio de Janeiro?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Rio de Janeiro is €217.70 per week with an average price of €289.80 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Rio de Janeiro

Telephone numbers for popular car hire companies in Rio de Janeiro

  • Alamo (tel: 2125432067)
  • Unidas (tel: 2125043872 )
  • Unidas (tel: 2125277783 )
  • Hertz (tel: 552122753340)
  • Localiza (tel: +55 21 2493 4477 )
  • Unidas (tel: 552121481380)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Rio de Janeiro

  • Alamo (AVENIDA PRINCESA ISABEL, 500, RIO DE JANEIRO, 22011-010)
  • Unidas (RUA BEATRIZ LARRAGOITI LUCAS, 121 , RIO DE JANEIRO , KRJ2)
  • Unidas (RUA NELSON MANDELA, 100 , RIO DE JANEIRO , KRJ4)
  • Hertz (Avenida Princesa Isabel 150, Rio De Janeiro, 22011-010)
  • Localiza (AVENIDA DAS AMÉRICAS 679 LOJA C , BARRA DA TIJUCA , RIO DE JANEIRO , RJ)
  • Unidas (Rua Conde Lages 44 Loja E, Rio de Janeiro)

Car hire company ratings in Rio de Janeiro

  • LOCALIZA: Rated 8.7/10 from 10 reviews
  • Unidas: Rated 7.2/10 from 6 reviews
  • Unidas: Rated 7.2/10 from 6 reviews
  • Unidas: Rated 7.2/10 from 6 reviews
  • ALAMO ehi: Rated 6.6/10 from 12 reviews

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