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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

Economy
Fiat Mobi Like or similar
Fiat Mobi Like
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Movida
$15.46 per day
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Compact
Ford Ka or similar
Ford Ka
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$20.35 per day
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Standard
VW Gol or similar
VW Gol
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Localiza
$21.32 per day
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Intermediate
Renault Duster or similar
Renault Duster
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Unidas
$29.81 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Mini
Fiat Doblo or similar
Fiat Doblo
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Movida
$27.27 / per day
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Intermediate Elite
Jeep Renegade or similar
Jeep Renegade
  • 5x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Movida
$29.80 / per day
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Compact Elite
Nissan Leaf or similar
Nissan Leaf
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Movida
$35.85 / per day
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Full-size
Chevrolet Cruze or similar
Chevrolet Cruze
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Localiza
$40.81 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:12 on 2022-01-17. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Portuguese
Currency
BRL
Country code
55
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
60 - 80 km/h
37 - 50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
40 - 60 km/h
25 - 37 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
7.0

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

  • Station wagons - from $50 per day
  • Large cars - from $29 per day
  • Medium cars - from $24 per day
  • Vans - from $34 per day
  • Small cars - from $25 per day
  • SUVs - from $48 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.

Airport info

Rating
7.2
  • Getting to the airport 6.8
  • Departure and check-in 7.7
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 6.0
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.4
  • Lounge 6.3

Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao (GIG)

  • IATA: GIG
  • ICAO: SBGL
  • Name: Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao (GIG)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Passengers (per year): 16,103,011
  • Distance from City: 8.1 miles / 13 km NE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +55 (21) 3398 5050

Top 20 Locations near Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao

  1. 10.9 km / 6.7 miles away
  2. 11.6 km / 7.2 miles away
  3. 12.5 km / 7.8 miles away
  4. 13.7 km / 8.5 miles away
  5. 14.6 km / 9.1 miles away
  6. 15.6 km / 9.7 miles away
  7. 15.9 km / 9.9 miles away
  8. 18.0 km / 11.2 miles away
  9. 18.5 km / 11.5 miles away
  10. 23.6 km / 14.7 miles away
  11. 24.6 km / 15.3 miles away
  12. 27.6 km / 17.1 miles away
  13. 78.4 km / 48.7 miles away
  14. 122.7 km / 76.2 miles away
  15. 158.6 km / 98.5 miles away
  16. 213.0 km / 132.3 miles away
  17. 226.4 km / 140.7 miles away
  18. 257.0 km / 159.7 miles away
  19. 319.1 km / 198.3 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

The cost of renting a car at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao
$45.32
January
$50.98
February
$20.39
March
$35.69
April
$23.46
May
$27.19
June
$30.59
July
August
$24.92
September
$37.10
October
$36.42
November
$36.84
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao is March when prices for an Economy class start from $20.39. You can see that this is 39% cheaper than the yearly average and 60% cheaper than renting a car in February (when rental prices start at $50.98 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in June the average rental period is 11 days, while in December, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average Rental Length
8
January
9
February
9
March
8
April
9
May
11
June
8
July
9
August
7
September
9
October
7
November
6
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao in December, while the fewest number of travelers rent in June.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
124%
January
105%
February
84%
March
80%
April
89%
May
54%
June
68%
July
82%
August
90%
September
109%
October
119%
November
196%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Movida Fiat Mobi Like 4 2 Small cars
Movida Chevrolet Onix 4 3 Small cars
Movida Hyundai HB20s 4 4 Large cars
Localiza Chevrolet Kwid 5 2 Small cars
Movida Dacia Duster 4 3 SUVs
Localiza Chevrolet Spin 4 2 Vans
Movida Nissan Kicks 4 3 SUVs
Localiza Fiat Doblo 3 1 Vans
Movida Nissan Versa 4 3 Small cars
Alamo Renault Kwid 4 2 Small cars

Top 6 Suppliers at Rio de Janeiro Airport Galeao in 2022

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
2133983462
AV VINTE DEJANEIRO S N GALEAO,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+551123778686
Avenida Vinte de Janeiro s/n
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
+552133983462
Av. Vinte de Janeiro, s/nº - Ilha do Governador, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-900
$18 - $117
Movida
Excellent 8.7
+552133984721 / +5521967010831 / +552134707777
Avenida Vinte de Janeiro - S/N - Terminal 2 - Setor de Desembarque Portão C - Galeão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 21941-570
$15 - $108
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+552126714900
Rio De Janeiro International Apt
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
2133983462
Av Vinte De Janeiro S N Galeao
Working hours
Mon:00:15-23:45
Tue:00:15-23:45
Wed:00:15-23:45
Thu:00:15-23:45
Fri:00:15-23:45
Sat:00:15-23:45
Sun:00:15-23:45
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