Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire from Recife Airport

Car Hire at Recife Airport

This information is correct as of November 2015

With car hire at Recife Airport you can explore Pernambuco and Brazil's north-eastern coast at your leisure.

Where to hire a car at Recife Airport

Avis, Localiza, Unidas and Movida all offer car hire from Recife Airport. Their desks are located on the ground floor of the terminal building.

Petrol stations near Recife Airport

If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.

There are petrol stations just before the airport exit on the Avenida Marechal Mascarenhas de Morais road. If you're approaching from the south the nearest station is a Shell garage, a few minutes away from the exit, and if you're approaching from the north the station is beside the exit.

Driving around Recife Airport

The major Avenida Marechal Mascarenhas de Morais road passes the airport. It's a big road with four lanes of traffic in each direction, and it's fairly easy-going as it runs through residential areas. Look out for pedestrian crossings, and make sure you're always in the correct lane for turning. If you're not sure where you're going it's a good idea to choose a car hire package with a sat-nav system. Traffic in Brazil drives on the right.

Getting to your destination

Recife

The capital of Pernambuco, Recife is one of the liveliest cities in the north-east. An atmospheric old town is home to the oldest synagogue in the Americas, while the new city glimmers with glitzy glass skyscrapers.

It takes about 25 minutes to drive into downtown Recife from the airport. Traffic can be quite congested, just like in any large city, especially as you get closer to the centre. Public parking is available throughout the downtown area. If your hotel doesn't have a private parking lot they should be able to point you in the right direction.

Porto de Galinhas

Arguably the most beautiful beach along this stretch of coastline, Porto de Galinhas has a fantastic reef for diving and plenty of golden sands for lounging.

It takes about 50 minutes to drive to Porto de Galinhas from Recife Airport. This beach town is a popular weekend destination for Recife residents. Expect busy car parks during the summer, too. Most hotels offer parking, some for free and others for a small charge.

Olinda

A UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its 16th and 17th Century buildings, Olinda also has a fantastic nightlife with plenty of 'forro' and 'maracatu'. You can pick up a nightlife guide from the mayor's office to find out exactly what's going on during your stay.

It takes about 35 minutes to drive to Olinda from Recife Airport. The city is old so the streets can be quite narrow and difficult to drive through. We recommend choosing a small rental car.

Prices subject to change

Car Hire with Skyscanner

Welcome to Skyscanner comprehensive car hire search. We search hundreds of destinations and compare thousands of car hire deals to help you find your perfect drive at a low price. We'll help you make your trip as cheap as possible, so you're sure to hit the road smiling. Come drive with us.

Free Car Hire Comparison

With Skyscanner you'll find some of the lowest car hire prices available on the web. Once you find the car hire deal that's right for you, we'll transfer you directly to the car rental company to make your booking. We never add commission, so you'll always get the best price.

Search with Skyscanner

Need to rent a car? Look no further. Wherever you want to go, whatever car you need, we've got the keys. Just enter your destination, pick-up and drop-off dates and we'll get you all the deals from the top car rental companies, so you can compare and book your car in seconds.