Car Rental at Recife Airport

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Recife Airport, Recife, Brazil
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Recife Airport
Economy
Fiat Mobi or similar
Fiat Mobi
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Localiza
$21.10 per day
Recife Airport
Compact
VW Gol or similar
VW Gol
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Foco
$22.07 per day
Recife Airport
Intermediate
Fiat Cronos or similar
Fiat Cronos
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Unidas
$33.64 per day
Recife Airport
Economy Elite
Hyundai HB20 or similar
Hyundai HB20
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
$41.85 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Recife Airport
Intermediate Elite
Volkswagen T-Cross or similar
Volkswagen T-Cross
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Movida
$74.67 per day
Recife Airport
Standard
Fiat Cronos or similar
Fiat Cronos
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Localiza
$29.18 per day
Recife Airport
Full-size
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Localiza
$58.12 per day
Recife Airport
Special SUV
Jeep Compass or similar
Jeep Compass
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Localiza
$58.31 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 06:38 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Portuguese
Currency
BRL
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+55
Average car rental price
$42 per day
Average car rental length
9 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 60 km/h or 19 - 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 110 km/h or 56 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
9.6 / 10
Average gas price
$0.96 per liter or $3.62 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.82 per liter or $3.10 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.01 per liter or $3.81 per gallon
Recife Airport

Airport travel guide

Recife is one of the most interesting cities in northern Brazil. Situated on a number of islands and known for its public beaches, the city also boasts some of the oldest architecture in the country and a lively cultural scene. These are four of its most notable attractions:

  • Franciscan Convent of St. Anthony. One of the most popular attractions of the region, the Church and Convent of St. Anthony dates back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The main attraction here is the stunning Capela Dourada or Golden Chapel, but there is also the Franciscan Museum of Sacred Art. The church and convent is actually not in Recife, but in the neighboring city of Igarassu which is also the home of the Church of São Cosme e São Damião, which, while smaller, is the oldest functioning church in Brazil. The drive between Recife and Igarassu takes about one hour.
  • Museum of the Northeastern Man. Dedicated to the history and culture of the northeastern part of Brazil, a distinct region that Recife and the state of Pernambuco are a part of, the Museum of the Northeastern Man is among Recife’s most interesting museums. A large part of the museum is dedicated to sugar cane cultivation, an industry that was closely tied with the colonization of Brazil, as well as its grim history of slavery (another museum dedicated to these topics is the Abolition Museum). There are also expositions on various aspects of history, folklore, and anthropology. The Museum of the Northeastern Man is in the northwestern part of the city, about a 25-minute drive from the city center.
  • Beaches. Located right on the Atlantic, Recife is home to Praia de Boa Viagem, one of the most famous beaches in South America. While it can get a bit crowded, its central location, oceanside restaurants, and golden sands make it a must-visit destination for any visitor to the city. Recife and its suburbs are also home to a number of other pretty and more relaxed beaches, but the safety situation can differ, so it’s good to look up a place’s reputation or, better yet, consult a local before visiting. Rather infamously, Recife is also known as a shipwreck capital of Brazil, but this has provided the city with great scuba diving options with a number of local companies offering tours.
  • Abolition Museum. Dedicated to the complex history of the colonization of Brazil, plantation capitalism, slavery, and its eventual abolition in the 19th century, this is one of the most notable – and most interesting – cultural institutions in Recife, which is itself one of the country’s centers of Afro-Brazilian culture. The museum is located in a former plantation house that was owned by Counsellor João Alfredo, one of Brazil’s leading abolitionists. It’s free to enter. The museum also frequently hosts various seminars and performances.

Top international routes

  • Buenos Aires
  • Bogota
  • Lisbon
  • Montevideo
  • Panama City
  • Madrid

Main airlines

Azul Brazilian Airlines, LATAM Brasil, Avianca Brasil, Gol Linhas Aereas, Condor, and TAP Air Portugal

Terminals

The single airport terminal was opened in 2004 and renovated in 2011 for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. It serves all domestic and international flights.

Location

Recife Airport is about 12 km (7.4 mi) south of Recife. Av. Mal. Mascarenhas de Morais, PE-008, and Ponte Viaduto Joaquim Cardozo are the main roads connecting the airport to the city. The famous Boa Viagem beach is just about 5 km (3.1 mi) east of the airport.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $29 per day
  • Medium cars - from $22 per day
  • Vans - from $71 per day
  • Premium cars - from $63 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $35 per day

Car rental desks

Most companies are on the ground floor of the terminal building. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

Recife Airport offers many coffee shops, restaurants, and fast food outlets. There are a variety of gift shops, bookstores, convenience stores, and duty-free shops. You’ll also find several ATMs, a bank, three currency exchanges, four nearby hotels, self-service sleeping cabins, a pharmacy, a lost and found office, and a post office. Luggage storage is located in the arrivals area. If you’re a traveler with reduced mobility, make sure to contact your airline in advance to request assistance at the airport.

Nearest gas station

Posto Bipiranga, located at Av. Recife, 3532 - Ipsep, can be reached in about 11 minutes and is open daily from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. There are many other gas stations near the airport and in Recife.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Maceio (248 km / 154 mi)
  • Salvador de Bahia (796 km / 494 mi)
  • Fortaleza (791 km / 491 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 8.8
  • Check-in and departures 8.6
  • Terminal facilities 8.2
  • Wi-Fi 7.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.8
  • Lounge 7.8

Recife Airport (REC)

  • IATA: REC
  • ICAO: SBRF
  • Name: Recife Airport (REC)
  • Distance from city: 5.6 miles / 9 km

Top 20 locations near Recife Airport

  1. 181.1 km / 112.5 miles away
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  3. 627.1 km / 389.7 miles away
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  5. 1,028.5 km / 639.1 miles away
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  8. 1,626.1 km / 1,010.4 miles away
  9. 1,654 km / 1,027.7 miles away
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  11. 1,859.3 km / 1,155.3 miles away
  12. 1,864.5 km / 1,158.5 miles away
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  16. 2,496.2 km / 1,551.1 miles away
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  18. 2,836.5 km / 1,762.5 miles away
  19. 2,839.1 km / 1,764.1 miles away
  20. 2,962.8 km / 1,841 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Recife Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Recife Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Recife Airport
$26.52
January
$20.71
February
$22.12
March
$21.80
April
$17.59
May
$32.25
June
$24.47
July
$22.99
August
$20.88
September
$16.09
October
$16.50
November
$25.07
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Recife Airport is October — when rental costs average $16.09 per day. This is 28% cheaper than the yearly average and 50% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $32.25 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Recife Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in March the average rental period is 11 days, while in April, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average number of rental days at Recife Airport
9
January
9
February
11
March
8
April
9
May
9
June
9
July
10
August
9
September
9
October
9
November
11
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Recife Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Recife Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in December, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at Recife Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
113%
January
103%
February
66%
March
31%
April
29%
May
30%
June
81%
July
99%
August
132%
September
153%
October
145%
November
220%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers Foco, Localiza, Movida, Unidas, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $21 per day
Cheapest supplier Localiza

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Foco Fiat Mobi 4 2 Small cars
Foco VW Gol 4 2 Medium cars
Foco Chevrolet Onix 4 2 Medium cars
Localiza Fiat Mobi 2 2 Small cars
Foco Renault Logan 4 3 Large cars
Foco Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Localiza Volkswagen Gol 4 2 Small cars
Movida Fiat Mobi Like 4 2 Small cars
Localiza Fiat Argo 2 3 Small cars
Localiza Jeep Renegade 4 4 SUVs

Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Localiza
8.6 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Unidas
6.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
19
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$42.36
Lowest daily price
$21.10
Total cars available
99

Top 7 suppliers at Recife Airport in 2024

Movida
Very good 8.6 / 55 reviews
+558133420446
R. Perimetral Aeroporto, 758-1072 - Ibura Recife - PE 51200-240
$26 - $75
Localiza
Very good 8.6 / 43 reviews
+5508009792020
Av Marechal Mascarenhas De Moraes, 5653, Boa Viagem
$21 - $143
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8 / 3 reviews
+558009792020
Pc Ministro Salgado Filho,
$42 - $88
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Foco
Foco
Good 7.8 / 86 reviews
+5581981174383
Av. Marechal Mascarenhas de Morais, 6133,Imbiribeira, Recife, PE,
$22 - $76
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
National
National
Good 7.8 / 2 reviews
+5508009792020
Pc Ministro Salgado Filho,
$42 - $66
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Good 7.7 / 5 reviews
+558009792020
Av. Mascarenhas de Moraes, 6057 - Imbiribeira,Recife - PE,51180-001
$42 - $66
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Unidas
Unidas
Satisfactory 6.7 / 9 reviews
+558133434910 / +558134971466
Av. Mal. Mascarenhas de Morais, 6057 - Imbiribeira, Recife - PE, 51180-001
$27 - $114
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
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