Car rental at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport

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Cheap car rentals at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport

Economy$11/day
Compact$13/day
Intermediate$16/day
Standard$20/day
Full-size$50/day
Passenger van$35/day
Pickup truck$23/day
Supplier choice$13/day
Intermediate SUV$20/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport

  • Car rental at Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport is convenient because the airport is close to the center of Rio. With a rental car, you can explore the city in a way that is difficult by bus, train, or taxi. Car rental at Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport gives you access to many of the attractions and hidden gems near the airport, like Jardim Botânico or Praia Vermelha, without the rush or inconvenience of public transportation.
  • Car rental at Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport can be busy between 11 am and 6 pm. It is advisable to make a reservation through KAYAK in advance, especially if you are visiting during the high season or holiday periods such as New Year’s Eve. The airport has a limited number of public parking spaces and often fills up before noon on weekdays during peak season. The only alternatives at this time are to buy parking from one of the private lots or drive around looking for an open spot.
  • The common vehicle types available at the car rental center are small, medium, and large sedans as well as compact cars. The large sedans are ideal for long-distance trips while the others are best for short excursions around the city. The car rental center also has a shuttle bus to take you from the airport terminal to its location located near Rio’s largest taxidrome, far from downtown and other tourist attractions. The shuttles depart every 15min during peak hours.
  • The car rental center is located at the corner of Aviador Roberto Freire and Rua do Paissandu in Rio’s South Zone, about seven miles from downtown, and still well within commuter distance to most neighborhoods. At the airport, you can find the car rental center inside Terminal 2 about two miles from Terminal 3. The nearest public transportation stop, Parque Linear, is nearby.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport for $35 or less
  • Book your rental car at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport

  • How can I return my car to the airport?

    When you need to return your car, visit the car rental center at Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport. Simply return to Terminal 2, walk up to the arrivals area and follow the signs directing returning rental cars.

  • What amenities are available at the Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport car rental center?

    The car rental center has spacious, well-illuminated areas with everything you need to complete your rental process. You will find an office for processing rentals, a kiosk, and a car showroom as well as designated parking spaces. There are also restrooms available at the airport rental center where you can freshen up before heading out into Rio. The car rental center at Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport offers many convenient options for travelers visiting Rio de Janeiro. One can find affordable rates on most weekends without reservations and enjoy access to attractions that are otherwise unavailable unless by public transportation.

  • What car rental companies are easy to work with at Santos Dumont Airport?

    If you need a 24h car rental at Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport, try Avis or Hertz, which are both located in the airport's arrivals area, so it is easy to find and drop off your vehicle when you return home. The Avis parking lot has direct access to departures from Terminal 1 while Hertz is located in Terminal 2.

  • What documents are needed for car rental at Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport?

    Passengers are required to show a valid driver's license and proof of car insurance in order to rent from the car rental center at Rio De Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport. Other rental companies may require additional documents, such as a passport or credit card. You will be needed to sign a rental agreement and provide your credit card for damages.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport?

    On average a rental car at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport costs $43 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at MOVIDA ($13/day), Avis ($16/day) and FOCO ($20/day).

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont airport to off-airport locations include MOVIDA , Avis, Budget, Unidas, and National.

Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport car rental reviews and directory

MOVIDA

8.0

Very good

2 reviews
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Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

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7.0

Value for money

8.0

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Avenida Infante Dom Henrique

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8.0 Very good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
The pick up via shuttle was very far, but I know that is a function of the airport logistics, however, I would have appreciated if they'd told me at pick up that I could return directly at airport, which I only discovered by accident.

8.0 Very good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
MOVIDO Employees know very well about MOVIDO policies. However, they were not sure about agreement between (MOVIDO and Kayak or Qeeq). They had to ask few questions to management. After all, everything was fine.

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.5

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.2

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Hall Apt Santos Dumont

+55 21 3231 7850

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FOCO

4.0

Mediocre

3 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

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R. do Catete, 178-Catete

Monday07:00 - 23:30
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2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
On 12/21/23, I was 3 hours late in picking up my rental car at FOCO, in Rio de Janeiro due to 6 hours layover in Sao Paulo by AZUL Airlines. This was not unexpected but the agent wanted to charge me an additional “no show” fee which is 50% of the total 12 days rental. I explained that I had no control over the airlines delay and how can he charge me a “no show” fee while I am standing in front of him. When I threatened to post his ridiculous shakedown video on the internet, he relented, so I thought. He also tried to sell me insurance which I declined and I showed him my State Farm policy that covers all my car rentals. However, I just noticed another $304.62 charged on my account which was not authorized.

8.0 Very good

May 2022

KAYAK
It would be easier to drop the rental car at airport than trying to find the depot.

1 out of 1

Avis

2.0

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

2.0

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Praca Sen Salgado Filho

+55 212 533 7864

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3.2 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

It was a terrible experience. First at booking it said that the car will be at the airport, but it was not, we had to wait in the heat for a long time to be picked up. Then we waited a long time to get our car, almost 1 hour. Then the car was so small, that a normal suitcase did not fit in the trunk

1 out of 1

Localiza

7.3

Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

9.3

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Rua Jardel Jercolis , Gloria

+55 800 979 2020

Monday06:00 - 23:00
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National

6.4

Okay

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Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

8.0

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Jardel Jercolis Rua

+55 800 979 2020

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Okay

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6.0

Comfort

6.0

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6.0

Value for money

6.0

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Jardel Jercolis Rua

+55 800 979 2020

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Unidas

5.0

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

5.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

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Praça Senador Salgado Filho - 0

+55 21 2303 7006

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Praca Sen. Salgado Filho

+55 212 533 7864

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4.4 Mediocre

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Budget is not giving back my deposit after 2 weeks

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

It was super easy to pick up the car from Santos Dumont Airport. The car was clean and in excelent conditions. Drop of was even easyer. Unlike most rental places, the staff here was super helpfull and friendly.

2.0 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I didnt rent a car because some problem in my credit card, but I have an 88$ charge in my credit card by budget. Im waiting for the refund as the worker told me. Can you do it a little bit faster?

1 out of 1

Locauto Rent a Car

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Aeroporto

+55 217 893 3497

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NovaCar Rent a Car

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Aeroporto

+55 213 518 8280

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Serve Sul Rent a Car

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Aeroporto

+55 213 226 3839

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Sunnycars

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Praça Salgado Filho

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12 travelers who rented a car in Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.2

Car rental locations at Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport

Good to know

Most popular agency

MOVIDA

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$30/day

Good deal

$23/day