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Car hire São Paulo

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Car hire São Paulo

EasyTerra Car Hire São Paulo is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies so as a customer you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in São Paulo

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in São Paulo

Car rental offers in São Paulo

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in São Paulo.

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Car rental companies in São Paulo

Below are the car rental companies in São Paulo with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • National Car Rental

    8.2 (360)
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  • Hertz

    8 (5661)
  • Budget

    7.8 (8456)
  • Europcar

    7.5 (6678)
  • Foco

    7.4 (28)
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  • Alamo

    7.4 (7436)
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  • Localiza Car Rentals

    7.1 (26)
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  • Movida

    6.6 (5)
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  • Unidas

    5.5 (3)
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8.6 / 10 Number of reviews: 389

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São Paulo

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Location information for São Paulo

Introduction

São Paulo is the largest city of Brazil and also the richest. It is an enormously stretched out city: the whole metropolitan area is three times larger than that of Paris. At first glance São Paulo is a large gray stone mass, but every neighborhood has its own character and attractions. There are many interesting museums in São Paulo and the various districts have their own entertainment center where you can be entertained till late at night and feast on delicious meals in the restaurants. 

Population

The city itself has about 12 million inhabitants (estimate, no one really knows...), but up to 20 million live in the metropolitan area of São Paulo. The city has always had strong appeal to emigrants. So there is a large group of Japanese, and Italian influence is also noticeable in the city. Furthermore, there are significant Jewish and Arabic communities. 

Location

São Paulo lies in the southeast of Brazil, about 70 kilometers from the coast. The city lies on a plateau on the edge of the Brazilian Plateau on an average altitude of 800 meters. The highest point in the city is Pico do Jaraguá (1135 m). In the north of the city runs the Tietê river, springing from the Pinheiros river in the west.

Economy

In the 20th century São Paulo was primarily an industrial center, but towards the end of the century the focus shifted to the service sector. The city hosts many offices of national and international banks, law firms and multinationals. The headquarters of the Brazilian oil company Petrobras is located in the city. There is also a large establishment of the German software maker SAP amongst others, and it is home to one of the largest South American media groups, Globo. São Paulo is also a financial center, with the biggest and most important trade fair in South America.

Airports

The international airport São Paulo – Guarulhos lies about 25 kilometers northeast of the city center. If you drive with a rental car to the airport, keep in mind the busy traffic in São Paulo: depart well ahead of time. The airport is reachable via two highways: the Ayrton Senna or Presidente Dutra highway.

The domestic airport (Congonhas Airport) is located between the buildings, just 5 kilometers south of the center. There are many daily flights to and from Rio de Janeiro.

Public transportation

São Paulo has a good public transportation system: buses, metro lines and trains run to the suburbs. The Bilhete Único, a smart card that allows you to pay for any form of transportation, is convenient. You can buy these cards at newspaper or tobacco stores and also recharge them there.

Traffic and parking

Driving around in São Paulo is, let's say, an adventure. The roads are extremely busy and every little mistake can lead to chaos in the far periphery. It is absolutely not advised to drive during rush hour (06:00 - 09:00 and 16:00 - 19:00). To somewhat reduce traffic in São Paulo there's a rule that cars with a license plate ending in a certain number is not allowed on the street for one day in the week. Keep in mind the mopeds and motorcycles that slip through every gap. These are mostly couriers, in order to deliver their parcels and letters to the customers on time.

Yet a rental car is an ideal way to visit more distant attractions. 

In the city center you must pay for street parking. You can buy tickets which are valid for one hour at kiosks and parking attendants, and place it behind the windscreen.

Hotels

As the economic heart of Brazil, there is no lack of hotels in this city. Naturally a lot of business hotels (in or near the central business district), but also guest houses or hotels in other categories, from very simple to utterly luxurious. You will find many tourist hotels in the Centro Histórico. It is recommended to book your room well in advance, especially if you have your eye on a specific hotel.

External resources

For more information on São Paulo, we recommend Google and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Brazilian real
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    80 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    60 km/h
  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Foco

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
  • National Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Foco
  • Alamo
  • Localiza Car Rentals
  • Movida
  • Unidas
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