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Car hire insight and trends in Brazil

Useful insights to help you book the perfect car hire in Brazil

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Brazil?

The most affordable car hire agency in Brazil is Avis. Travellers have found Avis rental cars for as little as £10/day at some locations, which is a cheaper deal compared to the national average price of £25/day. Keep in mind that prices tend to vary depending on your car hire needs.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Brazil?

According to our data, MOVIDA is the most popular car hire company in Brazil. In the past month, 40% of users selected MOVIDA for their rental car needs. 24 of our users have reviewed their experience with MOVIDA during their stay in Brazil, giving the agency an average review of 6.4 out of 10.

What car hire company in Brazil has the most locations?

Localiza has more car hire locations within Brazil than any other agency. With 752 locations scattered throughout the country, you are bound to find one of their rental car centres either at your destination airport or within the city. If you haven’t chosen a city to travel to within Brazil, consider Rio de Janeiro, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that Localiza has 25 locations throughout the area.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Brazil?

When it comes to hiring a car in Brazil, travellers prefer to rent a Economy. In fact, 39% of our momondo users rented this type of car in the past 30 days and paid an average of £18 per day.

Best deals found for Brazil car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Brazil
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£12/day

11 Mar - 26 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£12/day

29 Feb - 9 Mar
Opel Corsa
Kia Rio
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers
4-door vehicles

£12/day

29 Feb - 2 Apr
Kia Rio
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£12/day

29 Feb - 2 Apr
Opel Corsa
Vauxhall Astra
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers

£12/day

29 Feb - 2 Apr
Vauxhall Astra
Hyundai Ioniq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£13/day

29 Feb - 2 Apr
Hyundai Ioniq
Ford Fiesta
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

29 Feb - 9 Mar
Ford Fiesta
Peugeot 208
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

5 Apr - 29 May
Peugeot 208
Toyota Aygo
or similar Mini
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

2 Mar - 19 Mar
Toyota Aygo

Brazil car hire information

Does Brazil have any unique traffic laws?

When driving rental cars in Brazil, keep your headlights on at all times, even during the day. Avoid colliding with pedestrians at all costs, of course, but don’t halt suddenly to allow them to cross the road as the drivers behind you might overtake your hire car just when the pedestrian thinks it is safe to cross. Brasilia is the exception to this informal ‘rule’. Motorcycles are allowed to weave through traffic by constantly changing lanes. They keep up a continuous beeping, so always look and listen before changing lanes and be aware that mopeds will overtake you on both inside and outside lanes. Some of the best-kept roads are toll roads, so be prepared to pay the legally approved fee. Look for octagonal red signs marked ‘PARE’ because they are stop signs and stick to the surprisingly low speed limits indicated by signs in km/h and not mph.

What are the legal and documentation requirements for renting a car in Brazil?

Brazilian car rental agencies need to see your driving licence and some photo ID, usually your passport. Always take a printout of your car rental booking confirmation because it will often show a better deal than local on-the-spot car hire rates. Without written confirmation of your car rental deal, you will have to pay local rates. Double-check the small print as some car hire companies will not let you pay for car hire using a debit card and only accept credit card payments. Also, check the details for age restrictions. Each car rental company has its own stipulations, but you must usually be between 22 and 80 years old to drive rental cars. They may allow younger drivers to rent a car as long as they pay a young driver surcharge.

Which areas of Brazil have the most traffic?

The heaviest traffic is in mega-cities such as Sao Paulo and Rio da Janeiro, both appearing on lists of the top ten most congested cities. Always keep your windows closed and your hire car doors locked when stationary in traffic. The capital, Brasilia, is unique as it was planned with cars in mind and has hundreds, if not thousands, of roundabouts, zebra crossings (pedestrians do have the right of way in Brasilia), speed cameras and speed bumps designed to keep traffic flowing smoothly. However, you will want to rent a car to get out of the city. Highways are marked 'BR' followed by three digits. The BR-050 linking Brasilia to Sao Paulo and the busiest port in South America, Porto de Santos, is always full of lorries carrying goods to and from the port, as is BR-101 running through twelve provinces along the East coast of Brazil.

What are the best scenic roads in Brazil?

Take into account that some of the best scenic routes in Brazil are not paved. The RS-427 that leads up from the BR-101 coastal highway into the spectacular ravines and waterfalls of the Serra Geral and Aparados da Serra national parks is sometimes impassable even in a 4WD and unsuitable for a 2WD, so always discuss your route with your car hire agency in advance. A more accessible route is to the mountain resort town of Petropolis, in the hills above Rio de Janeiro. Visitors driving rental cars often take the scenic BR-040 toll road out of Rio, then wind their way up through lush greenery and wooded hills until they reach Petropolis on the edge of the Serra dos Orgaos national park. You can also fly to elegant Sao Luis in Maranhao province in the far north of Brazil and rent a car there to explore the wide beaches and undeveloped countryside of Para and Maranhao provinces.


Brazil car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Brazil that's right for you

Small cars

£19 - £30

All Car Types

£24 - £38

The average price of a small car hire in Brazil is £24. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Brazil is in January. The price is 21% lower than the rest of the year at just £19 per day. A small car rental is typically 25% less expensive than the average rental car in Brazil. The average price of a car hire in Brazil can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Brazil small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Brazil is £32. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Brazil is in October. The price is 31% lower than the rest of the year at just £23 per day. A medium car rental is typically 4% more expensive than the average rental car in Brazil. The average price of a car hire in Brazil can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Brazil medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Brazil is £52. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Brazil is in September. The price is 27% lower than the rest of the year at just £38 per day. A large car rental is typically 39% more expensive than the average rental car in Brazil. The average price of a car hire in Brazil can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Brazil large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Brazil is £34. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Brazil is in October. The price is 38% lower than the rest of the year at just £22 per day. A SUV rental is typically 9% more expensive than the average rental car in Brazil. The average price of a car hire in Brazil can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Brazil SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Brazil is £36. The cheapest time to hire a van in Brazil is in June. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just £24 per day. A van rental is typically 14% more expensive than the average rental car in Brazil. The average price of a car hire in Brazil can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Brazil van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Brazil is £25. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Brazil is in December. The price is 48% lower than the rest of the year at just £37 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 22% less expensive than the average rental car in Brazil. The average price of a car hire in Brazil can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£12/day

11 Mar - 26 Mar
Vauxhall Corsa
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£12/day

29 Feb - 9 Mar
Opel Corsa
Citroen C3
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£13/day

29 Feb - 2 Apr
Citroen C3

Brazil car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Brazil

Localiza

752 locations

Hertz

539 locations

Unidas

528 locations

National

374 locations

Alamo

346 locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

307 locations

Firefly

227 locations

MOVIDA

219 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Brazil

Nearby attractions:

Praça da República12.9 mi
Gonzaga Beach38.1 mi
Pereque Beach75.0 mi
XV of November Square177.7 mi
Grumari Beach188.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Arcos da Lapa8.5 mi
Cristo Redentor10.7 mi
Copacabana Beach12.2 mi
Leblon Beach13.0 mi
Praia de Ipanema13.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Praça da República5.8 mi
Gonzaga Beach31.2 mi
Pereque Beach82.5 mi
XV of November Square184.6 mi
Grumari Beach201.8 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Brazil

Below are the most popular hotels in Brazil
Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Hilton Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Avenida Atlantica, 1020, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4.0 mi from city centre

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort

Avenida Niemeyer 121 - Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

6.6 mi from city centre

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Miramar Hotel by Windsor

Avenida Atlantica, 3668 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5.1 mi from city centre

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

Grand Hyatt Rio de Janeiro

Av. Lucio Costa 9600, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

13.9 mi from city centre

Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Copacabana Palace, A Belmond Hotel, Rio de Janeiro

Avenida Atlantica 1702, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4.1 mi from city centre

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Fairmont Rio de Janeiro Copacabana

Avenida Atlântica, 4240 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5.4 mi from city centre

Hotel Nacional Rio de Janeiro

Hotel Nacional Rio de Janeiro

Av. Niemeyer, 769, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

7.8 mi from city centre

Hotel Fasano Rio De Janeiro

Hotel Fasano Rio De Janeiro

Avenida Vieira Souto 80, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5.6 mi from city centre

Windsor California Copacabana

Windsor California Copacabana

Avenida Atlantica, 2616, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4.5 mi from city centre

Mercure Rio Boutique Hotel Copacabana

Mercure Rio Boutique Hotel Copacabana

Avenida Atlantica 2554, Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4.5 mi from city centre

Royal Rio Palace Hotel

Royal Rio Palace Hotel

Rua Duvivier 82 Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4.0 mi from city centre

Hotel Atlantico Business Centro

Hotel Atlantico Business Centro

Rua Senador Dantas, 25, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

0.5 mi from city centre

Arena Copacabana Hotel

Arena Copacabana Hotel

Av Atlantica 2064 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

4.3 mi from city centre

Windsor Barra Hotel

Windsor Barra Hotel

Avenida Lucio Costa, 2630, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

11.3 mi from city centre

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

Hilton Barra Rio de Janeiro

1430 Abelardo Bueno Avenue, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

12.9 mi from city centre

Sol Ipanema Hotel

Sol Ipanema Hotel

Avenida Vieira Souto 320, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

5.6 mi from city centre

Arena Leme Hotel

Arena Leme Hotel

Av. Atlântica 324, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

3.9 mi from city centre

Windsor Marapendi

Windsor Marapendi

Avenida Lúcio Costa, 5400, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

12.8 mi from city centre


Car hire in Brazil

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Brazil so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

What side of the road do people in Brazil drive on?

In Brazil, drivers are required to drive on the right at all times. Not doing so can result in traffic violation tickets.

How good are the roads in Brazil?

According to 2019 data, Brazil ranks 120 in the world for road quality. The country has a road quality score of 2.8 out of 7, where 7 is the highest possible score. Keep in mind that weather and construction can also affect road conditions during your visit.

What is the drink driving limit in Brazil?

0.95 mg/l is the maximum Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have to legally drive a car in Brazil. Both residents and visitors of Brazil can face legal penalties for having a BAC higher than this amount. If you are younger than 18, which is the legal drinking age in Brazil, then you may face strict penalties if you are caught drink-driving. Keep in mind that it is never a good idea to drink-drive no matter how old you are.

How much does petrol cost in Brazil?

Petrol in Brazil costs £0.92 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Brazil, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. If you change your mind about hiring a car in Brazil, Kuwait has some of the lowest petrol prices in the world at £0.27 per litre as of last week. Hong Kong, in comparison, has on average the most expensive prices at £2.48 per litre but is still a great option for those looking to rent a car.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Brazil?

Prices for cars in Brazil were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Brazil?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Brazil?

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Brazil. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Brazil?

When renting a car in Brazil, all drivers must present a full valid driving license. An International Driving Permit is required if the driving license is written in a language different to that of the country of rental and may be necessary to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you are renting abroad, you may also need to provide proof of return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend checking with the individual rental company you are booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Brazil?

You should book a car hire in Brazil using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Brazil?

Filtering is how momondo helps you find a great car hire in Brazil. Narrow your search using price and map features as well as filtering by fuel or mileage policies amongst many other filters available.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Brazil with free cancellation?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Brazil and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Brazil on momondo?

Absolutely! momondo offers this feature when searching for a car hire in Brazil.

Can I find a car hire in Brazil which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Enhanced cleaning services can be found on all car hire locations on momondo including Brazil.

Can I search for car hire in Brazil with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for car hire deals in Brazil with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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