Sao Paulo, a Unesco World Heritage city is a major destination in Brazil, and has been a host city for the World Cup Finals.
The airport, built in the 1980s and also known as Governador Andre Franco Montoro International Airport, is the busiest in the country and has a busy car hire facility.
Car rental agreements tend to include basic insurance, but an excess is often the responsibility of the renter, typically around £500. Tyres, windscreens and wheels and the underbody of the car are not normally covered by the basic insurance, thus making an excess insurance policy popular with car hirers.
If you request a car hire quotation you can ask for acomparison of excess insurance policies at the same time. These tend to be a fraction of the cost of those offered by car rental firms themselves.
Be aware that in Sao Paulo peak time traffic restrictions are in force from (7hrs -10hrs) and (17hrs to 20hrs). Discuss any impact of this when you collect your car from the rental desk.
This content was last reviewed on 30/10/2023