Rio de Janeiro Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG)
Car Hire / Rental
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Located on Ilha do Governador in Brazil's beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro, Antonio Carlos Jobim International Airport (GIG) is surrounded by water on three sides. From the airport, journeys to the capital can be made in less than 20 minutes.
While the city of Rio de Janeiro has something of a reputation for hazardous driving conditions, many visitors opt to drive during their stay, creating a high demand for hire cars. Fortunately, the airport has a number of reputable car hire companies offering rental packages and services.
If you are thinking of renting a car during your stay in Rio de Janeiro, we recommend that you arrange it ahead of your arrival at the Antonio Carlos Jobim Airport complex, to ensure that you get the make and model of vehicle that you require, together with the most favourable rental rate.
Car Rental, Driving and Parking in Rio de Janeiro
The centre of Rio de Janeiro is known for its excellent public transport network and therefore there is no real need to drive in this area. The traffic can be rather hectic at times and one-way roads can make it a little confusing to drive around.
However, hiring a car at Rio de Janeiro Galeao Airport is an excellent way to experience the region. Popular excursions include trips to nearby beaches, with a host of waterfront attractions just a short drive away from the city. Plenty of secure car parks can be found in and around the city, with parking attendants on hand.
Major highways around Brazil are prefixed with the letters 'BR', while minor roads around the state of Rio de Janeiro are numbered after the letters 'RJ'.
Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) Car Rental Companies
The following car rental companies feature representatives at Rio de Janeiro Airport and are located in Terminal 1.
- Avis Auto Rental
- Localiza Rent a Car
Rio de Janeiro International Airport (GIG) Car Rental