Car Rental at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao

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Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
Economy
Volkswagen Up or similar
Volkswagen Up
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • Man.
Foco
$23.82 / per day
Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
Economy Elite
Fiat Argo or similar
Fiat Argo
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Localiza
$27.47 / per day
Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
Compact
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Unidas
$38.69 / per day
Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
Intermediate Elite SUV
Jeep Renegade or similar
Jeep Renegade
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Movida
$45.17 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
Intermediate
Renault Logan or similar
Renault Logan
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$81.50 / per day
Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
Standard
Fiat Cronos or similar
Fiat Cronos
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
$86.34 / per day
Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
Premium
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$149.43 / per day
Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
Compact Elite
Renault Zoe or similar
Renault Zoe
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Localiza
$72.41 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:33 on 2024-04-12. 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
$66 per day
Average car rental length
10 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
9.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.11 per liter or $4.18 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$0.98 per liter or $3.70 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.27 per liter or $4.80 / 1 gallon

Top international routes

  • Buenos Aires
  • Santiago
  • Miami
  • Lisbon
  • Frankfurt
  • Dubai

Terminals

Though there used to be two terminals, and both are still used airside, only one of the terminals is used for check-in and baggage claim.

Location

Galeao International is located roughly 20km (12 miles) north of downtown Rio de Janeiro. It takes around thirty minutes to make the drive. Thanks to the Antonio Reboucas Tunnel, it takes about the same amount of time to drive from the airport to Ipanema.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $33 per day
  • Medium cars - from $25 per day
  • Vans - from $44 per day
  • Premium cars - from $83 per day
  • Small cars - from $24 per day
  • SUVs - from $35 per day

Car rental desks

The rental desks for those companies that are located at the airport can be found in the arrivals area of Terminal 2. ServeSul is located in the parking garage of the Casa Show near the airport. Foco Aluguel de Carros is located nearby, too.

Nearest gas station

There is a Torremolinos gas station at the entrance of the airport between Estrada do Galeao and Av. Vinte de Janeiro. Unfortunately, the station reportedly only accepts cash. This may certainly be a problem for international renters that are leaving the country and might not have enough Brazilian currency left.

Another option is a Petrobras station on Av. Vinte de Janeiro. It will require those returning cars to make a small circle as it is on the opposite side of the road. However, it does accept cards and is just a stone’s throw away from the rental car returns.
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Airport info

Rating
7.5
  • Getting to the airport 7.5
  • Check-in and departures 8.3
  • Terminal facilities 7.6
  • Wi-Fi 7.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.2
  • Lounge 7.2

Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao (GIG)

  • IATA: GIG
  • ICAO: SBGL
  • Name: Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao (GIG)
  • Distance from city: 8.1 miles / 13 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao?

The cost of renting a car at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
$28.25
January
$30.04
February
$27.11
March
$25.78
April
$24.24
May
$26.31
June
$27.67
July
$22.56
August
$19.08
September
$19.09
October
$19.46
November
$31.62
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao is September — when rental costs average $19.08 per day. This is 24% cheaper than the yearly average and 40% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $31.62 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 Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in May the average rental period is 13 days, while in April, the average rental period is only 8 days.
Average number of rental days at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
11
January
9
February
10
March
8
April
13
May
11
June
10
July
10
August
8
September
8
October
8
November
12
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao in November, while they are least likely to rent in in June.
Monthly searches at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao by pick-up date relative to the average
126%
January
121%
February
73%
March
74%
April
60%
May
47%
June
82%
July
60%
August
89%
September
167%
October
173%
November
130%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Foco, Localiza, Movida, Unidas, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $24 per day
Cheapest supplier Foco

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
Localiza Fiat Mobi 2 2 Small cars
Localiza Volkswagen Gol 4 2 Small cars
Localiza Jeep Renegade 4 4 SUVs
Foco Renault Logan 4 3 Large cars
Foco Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Localiza Fiat Argo 2 3 Small cars
Foco Chevrolet Onix 4 2 Medium cars
Foco Chevrolet Spin 5+2 4 1 Vans

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Fiat Argo
October 30, 2023
Rio is a beautiful city with many natural landscapes right in the heart of the city.
Colombia
Fiat Mobi
March 30, 2023
I went to almost every place I wanted to go, but the communication with the locals is very hard if you don't know portuguese. Moving around the city of Rio de Janeiro is chaotic.
Hungary
Nissan Versa
April 24, 2022
Yes, of course, the best..
Poland
Chevrolet Onix
February 1, 2022
Amazing.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Localiza
8.5 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Unidas
6.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
19
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$65.60
Lowest daily price
$23.82
Total cars available
138

Top 7 Suppliers at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao in 2024

Localiza
Localiza
Very good 8.5 / 90 reviews
08009792020
Av Vinte De Janeiro, S/N, Galeao
$26 - $132
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
Alamo
Very good 8.2 / 8 reviews
+558009792020
Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº - Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-900
$72 - $178
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8 / 1 review
+558009792020
Av Vinte De Janeiro,
$72 - $228
National
National
Good 7.9 / 1 review
+5508009792020
Av Vinte De Janeiro,
$72 - $178
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
Satisfactory 6.9 / 115 reviews
+5521967138183
Rua Almirante Luís Belart, 70, Jardim Guanabara, Rio de Janeiro (Galeão), RJ
$24 - $44
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
Movida
Satisfactory 6.7 / 91 reviews
+552133984721 / +5521967010831 / +552134707777
Avenida Vinte de Janeiro - S/N - Terminal 2 - Setor de Desembarque Portão C - Galeão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-570
$29 - $196
Unidas
Satisfactory 6.6 / 23 reviews
+552132190383
Av. Vinte de Janeiro, 4041-4135 - Galeão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-570
$37 - $263
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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