• Search & compare prices from leading car hire companies & save!
  • Flexible Rentals, Worldwide locations, No Hidden Fees
  • Get in touch via Facebook
  • 24/7 Multi Lingual Customer Service

Car Rental Rio de Janeiro City Guide
 

Discovering Rio de Janeiro by Hire Car: A Comprehensive Guide


Introduction:
Rio de Janeiro! The Marvelous City, as it's fondly known, is an intriguing blend of urban dynamism, iconic landmarks, and coastal charm. Here, mountainous terrains kiss golden shores, while samba rhythms infuse the streets with an infectious energy. To truly unravel the depths of Rio's beauty, hiring a car provides unparalleled freedom and flexibility.


The Merits of Car Hire in Rio:

  1. Ease of Access: Navigate through Rio’s diverse neighborhoods, beaches, and attractions at your own pace.
  2. Versatility: Whether you’re on a quest for panoramic city views from Sugarloaf Mountain or a beach day at Copacabana, a car grants you the liberty to explore as you please.

From City Center to Airport:

  • Galeão International Airport (GIG): Situated around 20km from downtown Rio, it's a straightforward 30-minute drive via the Expresso Pres. João Goulart (Linha Vermelha).

Driving Insights for Rio:

  1. Road Quality: Central areas and tourist hubs boast well-maintained roads. However, as with any large city, some neighborhood streets may present occasional potholes.
  2. Tolls: Several highways leading in and out of Rio have tolls. They usually accept both cash and cards, but keeping change is a wise precaution.
  3. Traffic Nuances: Rio can be bustling, particularly during rush hours. Familiarize yourself with the route beforehand and consider off-peak hours for longer journeys.

Vital Driving Tips:

  1. Parking: Street parking is available but can be challenging during peak times. Opt for secured parking lots when possible.
  2. Stay Vigilant: Avoid displaying valuables inside your parked car and always lock the doors.
  3. Navigation Aids: GPS or navigation apps will be invaluable, especially in Rio’s intricate roadways.

Suggested Attractions:

  1. Christ the Redeemer: Approximately a 40-minute drive from central Rio, this iconic statue on Mount Corcovado offers panoramic vistas of the city.
  2. Santa Teresa: A bohemian neighborhood replete with colonial houses, art studios, and cozy cafes.
  3. Lapa Arches & Selarón Steps: Only a 10-minute drive apart, these landmarks showcase Rio's historical and artistic splendor.
  4. Botanical Garden: Located around 15 minutes from Ipanema Beach, this lush oasis houses diverse Brazilian flora.

Scenic Routes:

  • Costa Verde Drive: Venture south of Rio, and you'll discover a stretch of coastline that marries verdant rainforests with pristine beaches. The drive to Paraty, for instance, unveils a series of idyllic seaside towns.

Conclusion:
Rio de Janeiro is a city of contrasts and charisma. By opting for car hire, you invite a depth of experiences that public transport may not afford. Whether you’re soaking in sunsets at beachfront promenades or exploring historical enclaves, a vehicle empowers you to experience Rio on your own terms. Safe travels!


Current Rental Rates in Rio de Janeiro

Nissan March

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.02 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 364.20 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Ka

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 53.69 EUR/day
Ford Ka

7 Days rental at 375.87 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.84 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 397.91 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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

  • 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

9.1
No.1: LOCALIZA,
based on 178 reviews
95
91
87
88
95
29 min (average wait time)
8.6
No.2: ALAMO,
based on 124 reviews
88
88
82
86
88
23 min (average wait time)
7.2
No.4: UNIDAS,
based on 409 reviews
88
60
78
60
71
20 min (average wait time)

Rio de Janeiro car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    LOCALIZA
  • € 364.14
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 52.02
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 3
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Nissan March
  • 5
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day in Rio de Janeiro

ItemPercent
January€ 57
February€ 59
March€ 44
April€ 41
May€ 34
June€ 42
July€ 42
August€ 38
September€ 33
October€ 33
November€ 32
December€ 39
ItemPercent
January€ 33
February€ 38
March€ 26
April€ 22
May€ 21
June€ 26
July€ 24
August€ 24
September€ 21
October€ 24
November€ 23
December€ 27
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 49
March€ 50
April€ 51
May€ 48
June€ 50
July€ 53
August€ 56
September€ 44
October€ 47
November€ 50
December€ 55
ItemPercent
January€ 43
February€ 46
March€ 37
April€ 32
May€ 33
June€ 39
July€ 41
August€ 39
September€ 34
October€ 39
November€ 35
December€ 43
ItemPercent
January
February
March€ 94
April€ 85
May€ 90
June€ 87
July
August€ 139
September€ 77
October
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 40
February€ 39
March€ 32
April€ 28
May€ 25
June€ 28
July€ 27
August€ 28
September€ 25
October€ 41
November€ 30
December€ 32
ItemPercent
January€ 33
February€ 41
March€ 39
April€ 44
May€ 44
June€ 64
July€ 35
August€ 55
September€ 43
October€ 36
November€ 33
December€ 40
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 115
March€ 61
April€ 49
May€ 39
June€ 46
July€ 53
August€ 40
September€ 38
October€ 33
November€ 39
December€ 45

Select category to see average car hire prices in Rio de Janeiro

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices
FAQs - How can we help?

There are always some points on which you are not sure when hiring a car, so we have done our best to answer the frequently asked questions. Just click this link and you will find the questions are sorted by category for easy navigation.


Other Rhino Car Hire Locations

We specialise in car rentals throughout Brazil fo find you the best price and that's a promise...

from
€20
per day
ItemPercent
Jan€ 23
Feb€ 15
Mar€ 16
Apr€ 18
May€ 18
Jun€ 18
Jul€ 22
Aug€ 21
Sep€ 24
Oct€ 18
Nov€ 22
Dec€ 22
from
€22
per day
ItemPercent
Jan€ 29
Feb€ 23
Mar
Apr€ 17
May€ 27
Jun€ 27
Jul€ 15
Aug€ 21
Sep€ 20
Oct€ 22
Nov€ 23
Dec€ 20
from
€27
per day
ItemPercent
Jan€ 41
Feb€ 24
Mar€ 16
Apr€ 20
May€ 40
Jun€ 57
Jul€ 17
Aug€ 21
Sep€ 21
Oct€ 19
Nov€ 20
Dec
from
€20
per day
ItemPercent
Jan€ 23
Feb€ 15
Mar€ 16
Apr€ 18
May€ 18
Jun€ 18
Jul€ 22
Aug€ 21
Sep€ 24
Oct€ 18
Nov€ 22
Dec€ 22