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    Car Hire Rio de Janeiro

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    Booking car hire in Rio de Janeiro is easy with Auto Europe. Compare all major car rental companies in one place to find the car that suits your budget.

    Visit Rio de Janeiro, an enticing cultural mecca known to many as the "cidade maravilhosa", meaning "magnificent city". Make your first stop at the city's most famous landmark, the statue of Christ the Redeemer, which stands atop Corcovado Mountain overlooking the city. Built in the 1920s, the statue symbolises the strong religious values of Brazilians and can be seen from most parts of the city. Another attraction worth a visit is the Metropolitan Cathedral of Rio. This cathedral took 14 years to build and stands over 96 metres tall, with a capacity of 20,000 people. Regardless of religion, it is undoubtedly an impressive edifice. The Jardim Botanico is the city's botanical gardens, established in 1808. Home to over 5000 species of plants, as well as many exotic birds and monkeys, the gardens are a lovely place to spend a day away from the crowds. To learn a little about the origins of Brazil, check out the nearby Museu do Indio, a museum dedicated to Brazil's indigenous people, including a fantastic collection of art and artefacts. When it's time to unwind, head to one of Rio de Janeiro's world-renowned beaches, such as Copacabana or Ipanema.

    From Rio, drive to Paraty, a perfectly preserved 18th-century colonial town resting alongside the ocean and surrounded by jungle-covered mountains. Explore this fascinating historical landmark or get some exercise by hiking and kayaking in the nearby rainforest. You can also venture to the mountain towns of Petrópolis or Teresópolis to get in touch with a different side of Brazilian life and culture. If you'd like another booming urban centre to venture to after experiencing the thrills of Rio, you can travel to São Paulo, Brazil's largest city boasting a metropolitan population of about 20 million, a five and a half hour drive south.

    Suppliers and Depots

    Our car hire suppliers in Rio de Janeiro include Thrifty and several local suppliers.

    Our suppliers are conveniently located at the Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport and Santos Dumont Airport, as well as several locations around the city. Enter your details in the search form to find the best rate and location for your holiday in Reno.


    Parking and Tolls

    Parking in Rio can be quite a challenge and street parking is not recommended for visitors. Private car parks (both self-park and valet), called "rodavarios" will be available throughout the city for a fee. Many hotels also have parking available for guests, though you should expect an extra charge.

    Toll roads are fairly prevalent in Brazil, with an average cost of BRL 9.04 (A$4.34) per 100km, though exact costs may change based on which road you travel.

    Driving Distances

    • Rio de Janeiro to Rio de Janeiro-Galeão International Airport (17km approx. 20min)
    • Rio de Janeiro to Santos Dumont Airport (4km approx. 15min)
    • Rio de Janeiro to Paraty (250km approx. 3hr 30min)
    • Rio de Janeiro to Petrópolis (65km approx. 1hr)
    • Rio de Janeiro to Teresópolis (95km approx. 1hr 20min)
    • Rio de Janeiro to São Paulo (430km approx. 5hr 30 min)

    Car Hire in Rio de Janeiro with Auto Europe

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