Find out about car hire from the city centre in Sao Paulo - a Unesco World Heritage site and visited by millions from around the world. Sao Paulo was the host city for the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil.
Cars can be hired from the city's main airport (/car-hire/brazil/guarulhos-international-airport)[Guarulhos International Airport], and in the city itself.
Brazilian car hire terms normally include basic insurance, although this tends to come with an excess of around £500 which is the responsibility of the car hirer. As with most rental agreements, the tyres, windscreens and wheels and also the underbody of the car are not normally covered by this basic insurance and therefore excess insurance policies are often used to cover both the excess and these omitted areas.
A car hire quotation from MoneyMaxim will not only compare leading car hire prices but also give a comparison of excess insurance policies. These are offered at a much lower cost than those offered by car rental firms themselves.
In Sao Paulo there are peak time traffic restrictions which are in force from (7hrs -10hrs) and (17hrs to 20hrs). Do talk through your plans with your rental firm when you collect your car from the rental desk, as they may well be able to reduce the impact of this policy. It is also a good idea to visit the FCDO website to find advice about travelling and driving in Brazil in general.
This content was last reviewed on 04/10/2021