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Rio de Janeiro State car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Rio de Janeiro State

EconomyC$ 21/day
CompactC$ 25/day
IntermediateC$ 27/day
StandardC$ 37/day
Full-sizeC$ 108/day
Pick-up truckC$ 34/day
Supplier choiceC$ 26/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 34/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Rio de Janeiro State

  • In an area as populated as Rio de Janeiro State, you may want to opt for a smaller vehicle, such as a compact car. This is especially good advice if you plan to remain within city limits. There are many cars on the roads and, typically, limited parking spaces. A smaller vehicle will afford you more street parking opportunities and will make it easier to navigate the roadways—especially some of the narrower routes.
  • Throughout Brazil, drivers will employ tactics to alert other drivers of potential risks on the road ahead. Specifically, a driver may flash their headlights at oncoming cars to alert them of danger or something unusual. Do not be alarmed if this happens to you on your journey. It is a courtesy, and you’ll simply want to stay alert and be prepared to either slow down or stop ahead.
  • By law, no one under the age of 10 years old is allowed to ride in the front seat of a vehicle. What’s more, all vehicle occupants must wear seat belts at all times—this applies to all passengers without exception for age or location in the car.
  • Travelers who hail from the United States and plan to visit Brazil may want to obtain International Driving Permits or Inter-American Driving Permits for their journey to the country. Alternatively, if you are looking to rent a car, you may use your valid driver’s license for up to six months as long as it is accompanied by a translation of it into Portuguese.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Rio de Janeiro for C$ 26 or less
  • Book your rental car in Rio de Janeiro at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Rio de Janeiro are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Rio de Janeiro State

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Rio de Janeiro State?

    On average a rental car in Rio de Janeiro State costs C$ 27 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Rio de Janeiro State?

    Intermediate (Volkswagen Voyage or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Rio de Janeiro State.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Rio de Janeiro State?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (C$ 21/day) and FOCO (C$ 22/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Rio de Janeiro State?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Rio de Janeiro State?

    On average a rental car in Rio de Janeiro State costs C$ 245 per week (C$ 35 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Rio de Janeiro State?

    On average a rental car in Rio de Janeiro State costs C$ 1,051 per month (C$ 35 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Rio de Janeiro State?

    Rio de Janeiro State covers a wide swath of territory. This makes it incredibly rich with culture, sights, and activities. However, this also means that traversing the territory can be difficult for those who opt to rely on public transportation. While there are large coach buses, subway routes, and minibuses available, these options can often take a considerable amount of time—especially if your end point is off the beaten path. Exploring Rio de Janeiro State with a rental vehicle will ensure that your time to get to your destination is as quick as possible, and it will give you the freedom to explore at your leisure, rather than have your trip dictated by the timetables of public transport.

  • What is driving like in Rio de Janeiro State?

    Like most major cities around the world, you can expect there to be a certain amount of gridlock on the major motorways during peak travel times—particularly the beginning and the end of the workday. What’s more, you’ll want to ensure that you stay vigilant while behind the wheel; in such a populated place, drivers are competing for highway lanes or to get onto key roads. You’ll want to keep your eyes on the road, too, to monitor for animals that may wander into the streets, which is a frequent occurrence. Finally, you’ll want to be aware that the Brazilian government has instituted restrictions on driving in the city to minimize overcrowding. Once you’ve retrieved your vehicle, you’ll want to look into what days, if any, you are permitted to drive in the city based on the license plate number.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Rio de Janeiro State?

    The car rental age throughout Brazil is typically the same as the legal age for driving, which is 18 years old. That said, some rental car companies may require that renters be at least 25 years old. In some cases, companies that do permit renters to be under the 25-year-old threshold may charge additional young driver fees. Likewise, they may place some restrictions on vehicle categories and allow renters to select only from small or compact car options.

Car rental directory

  • localiza

    Localiza car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    54 Locations

  • unidas

    Unidas car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    34 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    32 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    28 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    26 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    25 Locations

  • movida

    MOVIDA car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    25 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    16 Locations

  • movicar

    Movicar Rent a Car car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    14 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    11 Locations

  • york

    York Rent a Car car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    11 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Rio de Janeiro State

    3 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

FOCO

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

C$ 35/day

Good deal

C$ 26/day

When to book a rental car in Rio de Janeiro State

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