In Rio you will have a choice between several car rental categories. According to your need and budget pick the correct model, deals start usually 9 euros / day.
Rio de Janeiro is the lively capital of Carnival located in southeast Brazil. The cidade maravilhosa unfolds dramatically against a backdrop of lush mountains, glorious beaches and deep blue sea, making it one of the most spectacular cityscapes on earth. Basking on the shores of Guanabara Bay, the buzzing city centre of Brazil s second largest city is home to historic landmarks, the financial district and the modern Metropolitan Cathedral. Overlooking the old colonial capital, 19th century mansions conceal bohemian artists hangouts in the hilly streets of Santa Teresa, whilst Christ the Redeemer keeps watch on the glamorous carioca population from atop the Corcovado Mountain, as the city bursts with samba beats beneath him. To the south, bay meets ocean at the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain and Rio s famous beaches stretch out west along the Atlantic coast one after another, from Copacabana and Ipanema to Leblon and Barra de Tijuca.
Before booking a car in Brazil, we recommend revising the current driving laws in the country. Here you will already find some useful information.
We recommend double check the following information on Brazil's government websites. If you see any changes to make, please let us know and we will update our database for other drivers!
In Brazil drivers must drive on the right side of the road
Town : 40-60km/h
Carriageway : 60-80km/h
Motorway : 80-120km/h
Blood Alcohol Level : %
In Brazil drivers are not allowed to drive if they overpass grams of alcohol per 100ml of blood
Driver under 18 are not allowed to drive car.
Additional drivers can be added to your rental, an extra charge might be applied by the car rental agency.
25 to 99 years. Young drivers age: 21 to 24 years might be charge extra per day.
Bare in mind that in many car rental agencies, if your driving's licence is not in the Roman alphabet (i.e. if it is in Arabic, Greek, Cyrillic or Chinese) you are required to bring an International Driving Permit and your domestic licence. For driving licenses from countries not part of the international driving license treaty, an official translation of the license must be presented with the original license.
The most common fuel policy is Full to Full. Basically, your vehicle will be supplied with a full tank of fuel and you will have to return it with full tank.
To avoid incurring fuel charges, you will need to return it with the same amount of fuel as it had when you collected it.
On your pick up, you may be required to leave a fuel deposit reserved or charged on your credit card, this will be released or refunded when you return the car full. Missing fuel will be charged on your return. The price per litre charged by the rental agent may be significantly higher than the price at the local service station. A refuelling charge may also be applicable. Fuel charges are payable at the rental desk unless otherwise stated in the top section of rate details.
Most of the time, the mileage policy will be unlimited. Meanwhile, some car rental agencies impose a mileage restriction per day. Please make sure to double check this policy before booking a car
For most rental, those basic insurance will be offered for free. You could take a complete damage cover package during your booking or when you will collect the rental.
The supplier might require a deposit amount at pick-up. It is a guarantee held on the credit card in the event of damage or theft of the vehicle. It will be automatically released if there is no damage or theft during the rental period.