Rental Car Rio de Janeiro Airport

Car Rental at Rio de Janeiro Airport - GIG from 14 $ per day

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Current offers at the Rio de Janeiro Airport

Kleinwagen
Kleinwagen
e.g. Fiat Mobi or the like
Fiat Mobi
from 12 $/day
Kleinwagen
  • All-round carefree package
Renault Clio
from 18 $/day
Kleinwagen
  • Directly available
Fiat Mobi
from 12 $/day
Kleinwagen
  • Without excess
Renault Clio
from 17 $/day
Kompaktklasse
Kompaktklasse
e.g. Chevrolet Onix or the like
Chevrolet Onix
from 12 $/day
Kompaktklasse
  • All-round carefree package
VW Gol
from 19 $/day
Kompaktklasse
  • Directly available
Chevrolet Onix
from 12 $/day
Kompaktklasse
  • Without excess
VW Gol
from 17 $/day
Further vehicle classes
type/intermediate
e.g. VW Gol or the like
VW Gol
from 15 $/day
type/minivan
e.g. Fiat Doblo or the like
Fiat Doblo
from 22 $/day
7 seater
e.g. Fiat Doblo or the like
Fiat Doblo
from 22 $/day
type/suv
e.g. Fiat Strada or the like
Fiat Strada
from 19 $/day
type/luxury
e.g. Mercedes-Benz C180 or the like
Mercedes-Benz C180
from 96 $/day
type/van
e.g. Fiat Fiorino or the like
Fiat Fiorino
from 41 $/day

Rent a car at Rio de Janeiro airport

Rio de Janeiro Airport (GIG) or its full name Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport is the main airport of Rio and the second largest airport in Brazil. In colloquial terms, the airport is known as Galeao International Airport and with a change of airport operator in 2014, the new brand name is RIOgaleao - Aeroporto Internacional Tom Jobim.

From Rio de Janeiro Airport to the city by Rental Car

If you are travelling by rental car, you can use the expressways that connect the airport with the various districts of the city. Reserve your desired vehicle online on rental car and you can pick up your rental car directly at the airport. You will find the car rental companies in the arrival area of the respective terminals at the airport:

Car Hire Location
Avis Terminal 1 + 2
Hertz Terminal 1 + 2
Movida Terminal 1 + 2
Thrifty Terminal 2
Unidas Terminal 2
Localiza Terminal 1 + 2

Airlines and destinations at Rio de Janeiro Airport

The two largest local airlines are TAM and GOL, both of which have a base in Rio and offer international connections, for example to Miami and Paris, in addition to numerous regional destinations such as Brasília and Belo Horizonte.

Orientation within Rio de Janeiro Airport

  • Terminal 1: Azul Linhas Aéreas, Flyways and Gol.
  • Terminal 2: Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Canada, Alitalia, American Airlines, Avianca, Condor, Copa Airlines, Delta Airlines, Delta Airlines, Edelweiss, Emirates Airlines, Iberia, KLM, TAM, TAM, Lufthansa, Passaredo, Royal Air Maroc, TAAG, TAP Portugal, United Airlines.

Most of the air traffic will be handled in the new Terminal 2, so it is the busier one. However, both terminals have the usual infrastructure and service facilities that meet the standards of a major international airport.

Location and transport connections of Rio de Janeiro airport

The airport is located 20km from the city centre of Rio de Janeiro. Numerous buses, taxis and train connections are available to reach the airport from downtown.

TAXI


There are luxurious (blue) and ordinary (yellow) taxis at your disposal, which can be booked at the company stands in the arrivals halls of both terminals.

BUS and subway


The TransCarioca line of the Rio Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) public transport system connects terminals 1 and 2 with the bus station Alvorada in Barra da Tijuca with a stop at the subway line 2, Vicente de Carvalho station, where you can change to the entire subway system.

At Alvorada you can switch between the TransCarioca and TransOeste lines. The public transport in Rio runs 24 hours a day and tickets are sold at the BRT counters on the arrivals level.

Bus 2918 follows a similar schedule to the Alvorada Bus Terminal, but with a different and shorter route via the expressway.

Bus 2101 is an express connection between Galeao and Santos Dumont airports.

Bus 2145 is a regular city bus service to the central bus station, downtown and Santos Dumont Airport. It runs every 20 minutes between 5:30 and 22:30. Ticket counters for these bus lines are located in the arrivals area of both terminals.

Viaçao 1001 operates the city bus line 761-D from the airport to Niterói. The same company also operates a premium bus to Armaçao dos Búzios four times a day. Departure is from the arrivals level of Terminal 1.

Buses 924 and 925 go to the district of Ilha do Governador and 915 to Bonsucesso. From both districts there are connections to the north and south side of the city.

Directions to Rio de Janeiro Airport by Rental Car

The location of the airport, only 20 km from downtown Rio de Janeiro, makes it easy to get there by rental car. Here are the main routes to the airport:

From downtown
Presidente Vargas > Linha Vermelha > exit Ilha do Governador > Estrada do Galeao (approximate time: 30 minutes)

From the South Zone
Rebouças Tunnel > Linha Vermelha > exit Ilha do Governador > Estrada do Galeao (approximate time: 31 minutes)

From the North Zone
Linha Amarela about Dom Hélder Câmara > exit Ilha do Governador > Estrada do Galeao (approximate time: 20 minutes)

From Barra da Tijuca
Avenidas das Américas to Avenida Ayrton Senna > Linha Amarela > exit Ilha do Governador > Estrada do Galeao (approximate time: 28 minutes)

Sightseeing in Rio by Rental Car

Due to its size and sheer number of attractions, there is only a small selection that most people know as the city's landmark and should not miss on any Rio visit.

SUGAR HAT (PAO DE AÇÚCAR)


The cable car takes you to the top of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, where you can admire the Guanabara Bay, the promenade of Rio de Janeiro and places of interest such as Pedra da Gávea, the hill of Dois Irmaos and Corcovado. Address: Avenida Pasteur, 520, Urca.

CHRIST STATUE (MORRO DO CORCOVADO)


The Christ Redeemer statue, the city's most famous symbol - and most of the time voted as one of the seven wonders of the world - is at an altitude of 710 m above sea level. There are two ascents to the monument: minibus or train. The 20-minute train takes you on the Corcovado Railway, which was inaugurated in 1884 by Dom Pedro II, Brazil's last emperor, and crosses an Atlantic jungle. Address: Rua Cosme Velho, 513, Cosme Velho.

MARACANA STADIUM (ESTÁDIO DO MARACANA)


Considered by many football fans as the "temple of the gods", is one of the largest stadiums in the world. It was built in 1950 to house the World Cup and designed to accommodate 166,369 people. Today, after some renovations, it covers a capacity of 87,630th access is from the Rua Professor Eurico Rabelo, gate 16.

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Frequently asked questions about booking a rental car Rio de Janeiro Airport

Can I rent a car at the Rio de Janeiro Airport without a credit card?
No, at the Rio de Janeiro Airport it is not possible to book a rental car without a credit card.
Until when can I return a rental car {at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
In principle, you can return the rental car at any time of the day. It is only important that you return the rental car no later than the time specified at the time of booking.
Do I have to take additional insurance at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
If you book fully comprehensive insurance without a deductible, you do not have to take out additional insurance on-site.
How long do I have to cancel a rental car?
You have up to 24 hours before rental time to cancel.

Questions about the price

What does a rental car cost at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
A rental car at the Rio de Janeiro Airport costs on the average 12.58 $ per day.
What does a rental car at the Rio de Janeiro Airport cost per week?
A rental car at the Rio de Janeiro Airport costs on average 88.04 $ per week 12.58 $ per day).
How much does a rental car at the Rio de Janeiro Airport cost for one month?
A rental car at the Rio de Janeiro Airport costs on average 377.29 $ for one month (12.58 $ per day).
Which rental car provider is the cheapest at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
Auto Europe is at the Rio de Janeiro Airport the cheapest. A rental costs 50.31 $ for 4 days.
What does a small rental car cost at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
A small rental car costs at the Rio de Janeiro Airport 12.58 $ per day.
What does a middle-class rental car cost at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
A middle-class rental car costs at the Rio de Janeiro Airport 14.91 $ per day.
What does a transporter cost at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
A transporter costs at the Rio de Janeiro Airport 34.76 $ per day.
How high is the deposit for a rental car at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
At the Rio de Janeiro Airport the deposit amounts begin at 161.27 $.
How high is the liability sum at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
Each rental car is insured at least with the legal liability sum. At the Rio de Janeiro Airport there are 3 provider with a liability sum greater than 7.5 million euros.
How high is the fee for young drivers at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
Drivers under the age of 26 often pay a fee. This deviates strongly from the individual offers. We always show you the price including all fees.
How much does it cost to cancel a rental car?
Up to 24 hours prior to rental, cancellation costs nothing.

Questions about car rental providers

Which car rental providers are at the Rio de Janeiro Airport?
At the Rio de Janeiro Airport there are 9 Supplier: e.g. Cars & Camper, Enterprise, BSP Auto, Holiday Autos, driveFTI