Rio de Janeiro, known for its Carnival, vibrant culture and friendly people, is one of Brazil's most visited cities. Hire a rental car to explore all this South American hot spot has to offer.
Enjoy panoramic views of the city from the top of Sugarloaf mountain, and visit the iconic Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer), one of the world's largest Jesus statues. A trip to Rio won’t be complete without soaking up the sun at the famous Copacabana beach. Hit all of these must-dos and many more when you secure a hired car with Airport Rentals.
Securing a Rio De Janeiro rental car with Airport Rentals
Reserving your airport hire car for collection at Galeao International Airport couldn't be easier with AirportRentals.com. Simply pop your travel dates into the search box to generate a list of available cars, and then easily compare deals from big name international brands and local hire companies. Refine your search using preference filters to sort results by car type, transmission type and more, until you find the ideal rental.
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Galeao International Airport (GIG) Airport Terminal 2
Galeao International Airport is located 20km from Rio’s city centre. The clean and modern Terminal 2 has recently been renovated, a welcome change for the millions of passengers it sees each year. The bustling airport services an expansive list of international and domestic flights, including many other popular Brazilian destinations, such as Sao Paulo, Fortaleza, Florianopolis, and Salvador.
The half-circle shaped Terminal 2 has three levels and a range of passenger facilities and amenities, including free WiFi (60 minutes), currency exchange, retail shopping, ATMs and tourist information. There's also no shortage of dining options; choose from restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets, available on all three levels of the terminal. The car rental customer service desks are easy to find and located on the ground level of the arrivals hall.
Terminal 1 is easily accessible via travelator.
Driving from the Galeao International Airport to the centre of Rio De Janeiro
Driving from the Rio airport to the city centre of Rio will take half an hour or more, depending on traffic conditions. You can get to there by two major roads, the Expressa Presidente João Goulart (Linha Vermelha) and Avenida Brasil.
Driving tips for your Rio De Janeiro rental car
Driving in a big city like Rio means a lot of traffic and many delays especially during peak times. Ease the stress by giving yourself plenty of time to get to your destination and avoid driving during rush hour.
Brazil driving tips
● Drive on the right side of the road, overtake on the left side.
● Roads outside of the cities and major highways can be in poor condition.
● Seatbelts are compulsory for all passengers.
● Be aware of motorcycle riders who dangerously ride at high speeds through slow moving traffic.
Parking options for Terminal 2 at Galeao International Airport
The airport has a total of 2742 parking spaces available in the multi-storey car park, conveniently located opposite the terminal.
Parking options for Rio De Janeiro city centre
For vehicle safety and peace of mind, opt to park your vehicle securely in a paid parking lot. There are many public car parks to choose from around the city.
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