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Car hire in Manchester Airport [MAN]

Picking up car hire MAN Airport, UK is convenient to start your road trip, as the airport is located just 9 miles from the city centre. There are 2 ways to hire a car within the airport: in the Car Hire Centre and by using the “Meet and Greet” service.

Hop into your hired car and forget about long waiting queues, delays, and cramped conditions. Whether it's a family trip, a romantic getaway, or a big road trip with friends, you will be happy to enjoy it while driving a car hire in Manchester. This will allow you to have more time to explore the local sights, while your travel itinerary won’t be limited only to places accessible by public transport.

As a major transport hub, Manchester Airport is the best place to start your trip. The city centre is just 8.6 miles from there, so you can easily reach it by car hire Manchester Airport.

Fiat 500

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Fiat 500
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$17.12 /day

Hyundai i10

Mini

4x
1x
Hire Hyundai i10
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$22.20 /day

Kia Picanto

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Kia Picanto

$57.10 /day

Toyota Aygo

Mini

4x
2x
Hire Toyota Aygo
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$60.69 /day

Hyundai i20

Economy

5x
2x
Hire Hyundai i20
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$18.53 /day

Opel Corsa

Economy

5x
2x
Hire Opel Corsa
  • Airport fee

$20.50 /day

Mini Cooper

Economy

4x
2x
Hire Mini Cooper
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$46.05 /day

Mini Cooper

Economy

4x
2x
Hire Mini Cooper
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$112.55 /day

Ford Focus

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Ford Focus
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$20.65 /day

Citroen C4 Cactus

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Citroen C4 Cactus
  • Airport fee

$22.18 /day

Opel Astra

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Opel Astra
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$90.34 /day

Opel Astra

Compact

5x
3x
Hire Opel Astra
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$96.89 /day

Renault Captur

SUV

5x
3x
Hire Renault Captur
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$26.74 /day

Nissan Qashqai

SUV

5x
4x
Hire Nissan Qashqai
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$33.34 /day

Mercedes GLE

SUV

5x
6x
Hire Mercedes GLE
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$196.75 /day

Volvo XC60

SUV

5x
4x
Hire Volvo XC60
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$203.44 /day

Opel Insignia

Standard

5x
4x
Hire Opel Insignia
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$27.01 /day

Skoda Octavia

Intermediate

5x
4x
Hire Skoda Octavia
  • Airport fee

$28.23 /day

BMW 5 Series Estate

Estate

5x
6x
Hire BMW 5 Series Estate
  • Unlimited mileage

$111.48 /day

Mercedes C Class Estate

Estate

5x
5x
Hire Mercedes C Class Estate
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$227.44 /day

Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van

Cargo van

2x
3x
Hire Volkswagen Caddy Combo Van
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$35.57 /day

Ford Transit Cargo Van

Cargo van

3x
3x
Hire Ford Transit Cargo Van
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$37.86 /day

Ford Transit Passenger van

9 seat people carrier

9x
4x
Hire Ford Transit Passengervan
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$167.29 /day

Mercedes Vito Traveliner

9 seat people carrier

9x
4x
Hire Mercedes Vito Traveliner
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$173.16 /day

Mercedes C Class

Fullsize

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes C Class
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$58.43 /day

BMW 3 Series

Fullsize

5x
4x
Hire BMW 3 Series
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$58.83 /day

BMW 3 Series

Fullsize

5x
4x
Hire BMW 3 Series
  • Unlimited mileage

$121.57 /day

Mercedes C Class

Fullsize

5x
3x
Hire Mercedes C Class
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Free additional driver
  • Airport fee

$138.60 /day

Mercedes E Class

Premium

5x
4x
Hire Mercedes E Class
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$61.34 /day

BMW 5 Series

Premium

5x
4x
Hire BMW 5 Series
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$73.48 /day

BMW 5 Series

Premium

5x
3x
Hire BMW 5 Series
  • Unlimited mileage

$132.28 /day

BMW 5 Series

Premium

5x
3x
Hire BMW 5 Series
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$142.15 /day

Mercedes C Class Convertible

Convertible

2x
4x
Hire Mercedes C Class Convertible
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Airport fee

$145.03 /day

What is the best car to hire at Manchester Airport?

The best Manchester Airport car hire vehicle is the one that fully meets your exact requirements. If you are travelling with your family or a group of friends, pay attention to spacious 7-seater minivans or full-size cars: Peugeot 5008, Volkswagen Sharan, or Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be the best choice.

If your main goal is finding cheap car hire Manchester within a tight budget, consider economy options such as Volkswagen Golf, Fiat 500, or Ford Fiesta.

For travelling on country roads, you won’t find anything better than SUVs. Renault Captur, Nissan Qashqai, or BMW X1 will fully satisfy your needs for the best car hire Manchester.

How to hire a car in Manchester MAN Airport, UK, with Rental24.co.uk?

With Rental24.co.uk, you have a fast and easy way to book a car hire Manchester - Airport.

Our smart search engine will do everything for you, all you need to do is find the search form at the top of the page and follow clear step-by-step instructions:

  1. Enter the desired travel dates and time to pick up/drop off Manchester car hire. Click the search button and wait for the results.
  2. Using filters, sort all the vehicles by category, price, ratings, or specifications.
  3. Compare similar offers to get the best MAN Airport, UK car hire deal.
  4. Carefully check the information regarding the driver’s age and experience, available payment methods, and insurance. It can be found by clicking on the “Important Information” section next to each Manchester MAN Airport car hire offer.
  5. Select your perfect vehicle.
  6. Add the required options to your booking.
  7. Enter your personal and payment information.
  8. Complete your booking and print a confirmation voucher.

When booking a hire car, consider the number of passengers, luggage, and the characteristics of the area you are going to travel to. This will allow you to find the only right car hire Manchester - Airport, which is a guarantee of a successful trip.

Please note that you are not booking a specific model. The company is obliged to provide you with a similar car by category, equipment, and type of transmission.

If you have any questions, we are happy to help you. Contact us via live chat, e-mail [email protected] or phone, 1 (347) 719 1928

Things to know about hiring a car from Manchester

Language

English

Currency

GBP

Traffic direction

Left-hand

Speed limit in town

30 mph

Speed limit out of town

60 mph

With the city centre just 20-30 minutes drive away, picking up a car hire from Manchester Airport is the best way to get started as soon as you land. Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Keddy, Enterprise, Interrent, Goldcar, Rhodium, National, and Alamo are located in the Car Rental Village located on Ringway Road right next to the airport. A free shuttle bus takes renter there from the airport every 10-15 minutes.

Green Motion, Easirent, Ace, Arnold Clark all have off-airport locations and provide separate shuttle services for their customers. Some of these companies offer the “Meet & Greet” service as well, which will make it much easier for you to pick up a car. Check this opportunity before booking.

Car Hire Village Manchester Airport is located within the airport near the Long Stay car park serving Terminals 1 and 3. Shuttle buses run regularly between the facility and the terminals every 10-15 minutes, making it easy to get there at any time of the day.

Operating 24/7, Car Rental Village provides easy and quick access to the city centre. Start from the car park, and head to Woodhouse Lane. Then turn left onto Ringway Road. Continue left again onto the A555 road and after 1.5 miles you need to take the A5103 (Princess Road). This road will take you directly to the city centre.

What car hire companies are in Manchester?

Hire a car in MAN Airport, UK is provided by world-leading car hire agencies and local suppliers with different ratings. You can hire a car from a well-known company or learn more about a new one just by clicking on the provider’s logo. Fill in the search form to get all available offers or choose any company from the list:

You can find two types of suppliers at Manchester Airport. Some car hire companies are located just in the Car Rental Village in the territory of MAN Airport, UK: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar, Keddy, Enterprise, InterRent, National, Flizzr, and Alamo.

Avis & Budget

Phone: +44 (0) 344 544 6002

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 08:00 – 22:00h.
Saturday 08:00 – 16:00h.
Sunday 08:00 – 22:00h

Enterprise & National

Phone: +44 (0) 161 498 3300

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 08:00 – 20:00h.
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 16:00h.

Europcar & Keddy by Europcar

Phone: +44 (0) 371 384 3414

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 08:00 – 22:00h.
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 16:00h.

Alamo

Phone: +44 (0) 161 498 3300

Opening Hours: Monday
to Sunday 08:00 – 20:00h.

SIXT & Flizzr

Phone: +44 (0) 207 018 8246

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 08:00 – 23:00h.
Saturday 10:00 – 18:00h.
Sunday 08:00 – 23:00h

Hertz

Phone: +44 (0) 843 309 3047

Opening Hours: Monday
to Sunday 08:00 – 22:00h.

Some companies could provide a shuttle bus from the terminal to their pick-up point or hire a car office: Dollar, Thrifty, Easirent, Flizzr, Arnold Clark, Green Motion, etc.

Thrifty & Dollar

Phone: +44 (0) 161 499 7038

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 10:00 – 15:00h.
Saturday to Sunday closed.

Arnold Clark

Phone: +44 (0) 161 774 1888

Opening Hours: Monday
to Friday 08:00 – 17:00h.
Saturday to Sunday 08:00 – 13:00h.

Green Motion

Phone: +44 (0) 161 260 0420

Opening Hours: Monday
to Sunday 08:00 – 20:00h.

Easirent

Phone: +44 (0) 161 636 0275

Opening Hours: Monday
to Sunday 06:00 – 00:30h.

What is the best car hire company in Manchester MAN Airport?

Find the best car hire companies that are recommended to hire a car from at Manchester - Airport:

  • Europcar is the best car hire company in Manchester according to our customers’ reviews (8.8/10). It is a global company with a system of huge discounts and huge variety of vehicles of reasonable prices.
  • Hertz has the average score of 8.8 out of 10. The company offers one of the best selection of business class vehicles.
  • National has a 8.6/10 in accordance with the reviews of our customers. They provide a lot of additional bonuses free of charge. You can also find that their prices are amongst the lowest in MAN Airport, UK.

Other providers also deserve attention. But three mentioned above have worldwide recognition of the level of car hire service.

Which car hire company is the most popular at Manchester MAN Airport?

The most popular car hire agency in Manchester - Airport is EUROPCAR. This company is well-established in the global market, offers a good discount system for regular users, is a guarantee of reliability and good service. Daily car hire rates start from £82. The company offers transparent rental conditions, discounts, and bonuses.

Car hire locations near Manchester Airport [MAN]

You can see a list of rental locations near Manchester MAN Airport below. For your convenience, all the points are sorted by three types: car hire in airports, the city centres, and railway stations.

Note that the prices and the number of cars in the location may vary depending on the hire a car location. For example, hiring a car at the airport is sometimes more expensive than in the city centre, but the vehicle inventory is the largest, so first, check all offers in Manchester - Airport and compare prices before hiring a car.

Nearby car hire locations at airports

Nearby downtown car hire locations

Map of car hire locations near Manchester

Ease your search by using the map below. We gathered all car hire locations, mentioned above, on this map. Zoom in or zoom out to make out how far all these offices are from Manchester.This will help you find car hire near me effortlessly.

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How much will it cost to hire a car at Manchester Airport [MAN]

The average cost of hiring a car at Manchester MAN Airport is £62 per day, but the final car hire cost directly depends on your requirements, age, time of booking, term of rental, etc.

When choosing a car for hire, it is worth to consider some factors:

  • It will be cheaper if you take and return the vehicle in the same place.
  • A car hire with a manual transmission will cost you less than with an automatic.
  • The lower the class of the vehicle, the cheaper it is to hire.
  • The more experienced a driver is, the more chances to save on hire car insurance.
  • To save money, choose a compact vehicle. It has lower rental costs and fuel consumption.

The daily prices to rent a car from the most trusted car hire agencies at Manchester - Airport are displayed in the table below. Check out car hire prices of different vehicle types from agencies presented in Manchester:

Vendors Mini Mini Economy Economy Compact Compact Standard Standard Van Van SUV SUV Full Size Full Size Luxury Luxury Convertible Convertible
- from $25.75 from $27.95 from $40.40 from $61.00 - from $58.43 from $61.34 -
from $22.20 from $24.53 from $26.66 from $30.00 from $61.24 - from $65.84 from $94.64 -
- from $26.91 from $27.56 from $42.08 from $73.84 from $26.74 from $58.83 from $73.48 -
from $24.77 from $26.01 from $26.93 from $43.53 - from $33.34 - - -
from $55.44 - - from $83.53 from $59.80 from $43.47 from $92.09 from $120.84 -
from $39.84 from $112.55 from $32.45 from $50.16 from $67.87 from $40.19 from $121.34 from $142.15 from $145.03
from $26.66 from $30.79 from $28.96 from $33.01 - from $35.88 - - -
from $34.03 - from $90.34 - from $133.84 from $50.30 - - -
from $27.39 - from $58.26 from $54.37 from $60.56 from $54.61 from $121.57 from $132.28 -
- from $20.50 from $22.18 from $28.23 - - - - -
from $28.79 from $30.24 from $30.80 from $35.50 from $37.86 from $42.22 from $138.60 - -
from $57.10 - - - - - - - -
from $60.69 - from $96.89 - from $107.04 from $87.20 - - -
from $17.12 from $18.53 from $20.65 from $27.01 from $35.57 from $46.45 - - -

Use the search form above for the exact car hire prices for your rental dates

Which car hire is the cheapest in MAN Airport, UK?

If you are looking for the cheapest option in Manchester MAN Airport, pay your attention to EASIRENT company. They offer Mini class vehicles (Fiat 500 or similar) for just £13 per day if you pick up and drop off your car at Manchester - Airport.

You can find this company just at the airport terminal They also have other types of vehicles for the lowest prices ever. Before you rent a car, be sure to check all rental conditions, whether insurance is included, and whether there will be additional payments. Be sure to have the answers to all your questions about hire a car in Manchester before paying for your reservation.

Which car hire I can rent at MAN Airport, UK?

Due to the fact that there are 26 car hire companies at MAN Airport, UK and next to it, the choice of vehicles is quite large. Frequently, you can choose a car for yourself according to such parameters like capacity, type of gearbox, car class, etc.

  • By capacity: 2-, 4-, 5-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 11-, 12-seaters.
  • By type of gearbox: manual or automatic.
  • By vehicle class you have more options: Mini, Economy, Compact, Mid-size, Standard, Full-size, Premium, Luxury, SUV, Van, Convertible, etc.

The full list of car hire classes available at the Manchester MAN Airport on Rental24.co.uk is presented below:

Select a group of vehicles to see detailed information about it, including pricing, models, and requirements to hire a car at Manchester - Airport.

What car hire class is the most popular at Manchester?

The most frequently booked car hire class in MAN Airport, UK is 9seatcarrier - Volkswagen Transporter or similar. 9seatcarrier car hire prices in Manchester MAN Airport differ a lot from various car hire companies. The lowest rate for 9seatcarrier vehicles is offered by GREEN MOTION and starts from £46 per day.

The reason for this popularity is easily explained. Such vehicles are not only inexpensive to hire, but also very economical in fuel consumption.

What car models can I hire in Manchester MAN Airport

For your convenience, all car hire available in MAN Airport, UK are divided by brands. If you prefer a certain car model or you are sure that a car with the needed characteristics is presented in the lineup of a certain brand, start your search from the relevant page. You will get the vehicle of this brand at the top of the list of search results. If you are looking for a car from an appropriate manufacturer, the nearest rental locations are also on these pages.

Note In order to get a vehicle of a particular brand or an exact car model, you have to find an offer with the “Guaranteed car model” sign in the search result page. Otherwise, you will get a vehicle of the same car hire class, but not the car model or make that was on the image during your booking.

Basic car hire conditions and bonuses in Manchester

All the key points and answers to the most disturbing questions are right in this table. You don’t need to start an online investigation to find out how much is the young driver’s surcharge (for drivers younger than 25), or what fees are included in your car rental price in Manchester. We’ve done it for you.

Vendor Pick-up type Fuel Bonuses Excess Fee 2
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,000 GBP - 1,500 GBP
$1,365.21 - $2,047.82
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
  • Premium Location Fee
1,000 GBP - 42,000 GBP
$1,365.21 - $57,338.82
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,000 GBP - 4,000 GBP
$1,365.21 - $5,460.84
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,000 GBP - 1,500 GBP
$1,365.21 - $2,047.82
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Unlimited mileage
1,200 GBP - 1,600 GBP
$1,638.25 - $2,184.34
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Environmental fee
  • Meet late fee
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,100 GBP - 1,800 GBP
$1,501.73 - $2,457.38
- - -
2,400 GBP
$3,276.50
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Environmental fee
  • Meet late fee
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,100 GBP - 1,800 GBP
$1,501.73 - $2,457.38
Free shuttle bus -
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance: $65.94
  • Unlimited mileage
1,000 GBP - 1,400 GBP
$1,365.21 - $1,911.29
- - -
1,250 GBP - 2,000 GBP
$1,706.51 - $2,730.42
- -
  • Unlimited mileage
750 GBP - 1,000 GBP
$1,023.91 - $1,365.21
Airport terminal pickup Pick up and return full
1,000 GBP - 1,200 GBP
$1,365.21 - $1,638.25
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return quarter full
  • Free additional driver
  • Young driver
  • Customer pickup
  • Airport fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Road tax
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
995 GBP - 1,205 GBP
$1,358.38 - $1,645.08
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
900 GBP - 1,000 GBP
$1,228.69 - $1,365.21
- - -
1,400 GBP
$1,911.29
Free shuttle bus -
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Unlimited mileage
1,000 GBP - 1,400 GBP
$1,365.21 - $1,911.29
Free shuttle bus Pick up and return full
  • Young driver
  • Airport fee
  • Oneway rental fee
  • Breakdown assistance
  • Unlimited mileage available not for all cars
1,250 GBP - 2,500 GBP
$1,706.51 - $3,413.03
- - -
1,000 GBP - 1,250 GBP
$1,365.21 - $1,706.51
2 This sum will be held on your credit card within the rental period, unless you’ve purchased full insurance.

Your search results will include rental conditions such as young driver requirements, fees and other charges. Please review them carefully.

How old do I have to be to rent a car at Manchester - Airport

Want to hire a car, but you are under 25? On our website, you can get one of the best “young driver” options, which allow drivers under 25 year old to hire a car in MAN Airport, UK.

The minimum age to hire a vehicle in Manchester MAN Airport is 20 years old. But young drivers should be prepared for two additional terms and conditions:

  • The rates for young drivers with minimal driving experience are higher than for 25 years and older ones.
  • Not all models and brands of cars are available to young drivers to hire. Many agencies do not hire cars with powerful engines or luxury vehicles to drivers under 25 years of age.

With Rental24.co.uk, you will find the best car hire under 21 and under 25 year old in Manchester - Airport. We want to make vehicle hire affordable for everyone!

To find out more about underage car hire deals in Manchester, visit our pages for young renters:

FAQ - Car hire in MAN Airport, UK

How to get cheap car hire in Manchester MAN Airport?

Hiring a vehicle at Manchester - Airport is a good idea. That is why there are so many car hire companies at the airport. How to choose the cheapest car hire amongst all these offers? Heed the following advice:

  • Book your car hire in advance. So you can not only guarantee yourself the perfect model, but also count on an “Early bird” discount.
  • Pay attention to large network companies. Most often they have the opportunity to offer low-cost deals.
  • As a general rule, to hire a car in the city is cheaper than at the airport, but the selection of vehicles is also smaller off-airport.
  • When choosing a vehicle, assess your needs sensibly and do not require more options than you need.
  • Rental vehicles will cost you less if you collect and return it in the same place.

What documents do I need to hire a car in Manchester MAN Airport, UK?

After you made a reservation on Rental24.co.uk, be sure to prepare and bring with you all the documents listed below to successfully pick up your car hire in Manchester MAN Airport. If you do not present the required documents, the documentation is not valid or you do not have enough money on your credit or debit card, the car hire agency may refuse to release the vehicle and your funds spent on car hire won’t be reimbursed.

Don’t forget to provide upon arrival at the rental desk:

  • A printed version of your voucher as a proof of your booking at Rental24.co.uk.
  • A full driving licence held for a minimum of 1 year (sometimes 2 years are required; check terms and conditions) with no major endorsements. UK licence holders need to present the photocard.
  • International Driving Permit accompanied by the original domestic licence is constantly required. Read rental conditions to find out in which cases you do not need to provide IDP.
  • A valid photo ID (passport or national ID).
  • A credit card (or debit card if accepted) in the first name and surname of the main driver to pre-authorise a deposit. Your credit card must be valid for up to 6 months after the end of your hire a car period.

How to hire a car without a credit card at Manchester - Airport?

You can use your debit card to pay for a reservation on our website. Note that to pick up your car, you must provide either a credit card, or a debit card to pre-authorise a deposit at the rental counter.

Mindfully read the rental conditions of your selected offer. On Rental24.co.uk, some car hire companies accept only credit cards to cover the deposit, whereas others allow debit cards as well.

Please note, only MasterCard or VISA debit cards in the main driver's name may be accepted. Moreover, if you need to use a debit card to hire a car, your rental duration can be no longer than 28 days.

You won’t be able to authorise the deposit with prepaid and electronic cards (Visa Electron). They are not accepted in Manchester.

Which car hire companies accept debit cards in MAN Airport, UK?

In Manchester MAN Airport, the following world-famous car hire companies may accept debit cards: Avis, Thrifty, Hertz, Dollar, Budget, National, Enterprise, SIXT, Europcar, etc.

You also should know that if you purchase the Excess Reimbursement Insurance on our website, you will be required to present a credit card at the rental counter so that the car hire agency can authorise the deposit.

Can someone else drive my rental car at Manchester - Airport?

If you plan to drive a rental vehicle with an extra driver, be sure to check this while booking. Some car hire companies may charge you extra money for each additional driver. This is primarily due to the different cost of insurance for one or more drivers.

Good news! You can find many car hire deals with free additional driver options in Manchester! So don’t forget to check if the provider you selected offers a free additional driver option or for an extra charge.

What is car hire excess insurance in MAN Airport, UK?

The general rule to drivers of rental vehicles is that they must be insured. Car insurance is usually provided by a car hire company. If you have your own insurance, be sure to consult with an insurance agent before the trip whether it covers car hire in your country and abroad.

If you want to save money and not buy a full insurance package, take the opportunity to secure your deposit by purchasing Excess Reimbursement Insurance on our website. Excess Insurance implies that the deposit will be required on your credit card during the pick-up, but if any money will be used from your deposit, they will be reimbursed by an insurance company.

What type of fuel policy should I choose in Manchester MAN Airport?

The best petrol option is full-to-full (pick up and return full tank of fuel). In this case, you need to return the vehicle with the same fuel level as you collected; therefore, you pay only for the petrol you used.

But other fuel options are also possible, be sure to check them before hiring a car at Manchester - Airport. And do not forget to fill the tank before returning the vehicle if this will save you some money.

How to pick up a car hire at Manchester Airport?

In order to pick up a car hire in Manchester Airport, the very first thing you need to know is where your provider's office is. Check your confirmation voucher with details of the exact pickup location. Among all Manchester car hire companies, Avis, Sixt, Europcar, Keddy, Enterprise, Interrent, Goldcar, Rhodium, National, and Alamo are located in Car Rental Village. Here are several ways you can get there:

  • Getting to Car Rental Village from Manchester Airport terminals. After arriving at one of the airport terminals, search for the shuttle bus stop at the exit. They provide direct shuttle transfer to Car Hire Village Manchester Airport every 10-15 minutes 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If needed, you can move between Terminals 1 and 3 via a covered walkway, while a sky bridge connects Terminals 1 and 2 through a moving walkway.
  • Getting to Car Rental Village from Manchester city. If you want to pick up a car hire Manchester Airport, then you can easily reach Car Rental Village by taxi or car from the city centre. Take the A5103 leading to the airport, then turn left onto the A555 and after 1.5 miles, turn right onto Ringway Road. Follow the signs, and you will find the desired pickup location.

What if you booked car hire in Manchester with another provider? Such companies as Green Motion, Easirent, Ace, and Arnold Clark have offices outside the airport, while offering a free shuttle service for their customers. This means that you’ll quickly get to the company’s office, where you will sign the contract and pick up the car hire from Manchester Airport. Also, some off-airport companies provide the “Meet and Greet” service. In this case, a company employee will be waiting for you in the car park at the terminal.

After finding the company’s counter or representative, you need to do the following simple things:

  • Show all the documents needed.
  • Get your car keys.
  • Inspect the car’s body/interior for chips, scratches, scuffs, and similar damages. If there are any, ask to add them to the contract.
  • Check a car hire contract, and sign it.
  • Clarify with the company’s employee for the place and time to drop off your car hire in Manchester at the end of the trip.

How to drop off a car hire at Manchester Airport?

In order to return the car hire Manchester Airport, you need to follow the preliminary arrangements regarding where to leave your car. If you picked up a vehicle at Car Rental Village, then you need to drive it to the dedicated parking lot. How can you find it? Head to Ringway Road leading to the terminals and look for Drop Off car park signs.

Dropping off Manchester car hire off the airport involves a similar procedure: you need to return the car to a pre-agreed location. This can be either a car park near the terminal or next to the company’s office. In any case, the agency will provide you with a free shuttle transfer to the terminal if the drop-off location is outside the airport or in the city. Here’re a few more important things to know when returning Manchester airport car hire:

  • Allow enough time for the return trip. Don't be late and don’t drop off your vehicle too early. Otherwise, you risk being charged.
  • If you return the car after hours, just leave the key in the dropbox. Most often it’s located right in the parking lot.
  • Don’t forget to refuel the car before returning. The nearest gas station is Shell, located at Styal Rd, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5WX.

Driving in Manchester

Car hire Manchester is the right transport choice for your trip. Indeed, it's much more enjoyable to visit local attractions at your own pace, without being tied to any schedule. In addition, you can always expand the scale of your trips by going to explore interesting places located outside the city. This makes car hire in Manchester Airport your personal guide to a world of exciting adventures and unforgettable experiences.

Of course, like any big city, Manchester has its own driving features. Check out a few of them to avoid unpleasant situations and ensure a successful Manchester car hire trip.

  • Cars drive on the left hand side, as elsewhere in the United Kingdom.
  • The speed limits you must adhere to are 70 mph on motorways, 60 mph on two-lane highways, and 30-20 mph within city limits.
  • The use of a handheld phone while driving is prohibited, neither for talking nor for navigation.
  • Driving in bus lanes is prohibited.
  • From 7.30 am to 9.30 am and 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm, city traffic is heavier, so be prepared to spend more time travelling during these periods.
  • The A56 motorway, Bury New Road, and especially Buxton Road are the busiest roads. Consider this when planning your trip.

Points of interest near Manchester Airport

There are many interesting places to visit within driving distance of the city. Cozy rural towns, large industrial centres, and fantastic nature around will bring even more colors and new impressions to your trip. You can easily reach them with car hire Manchester Airport:

  • Stockport, 9 miles from MAN Airport. This place is famous for its iconic old mansions. The most interesting spot you must visit is the beautiful Underbank Hall. This Tudor building with Stockport's majestic town hall is the perfect backdrop for photographs.
  • Bolton, 20 miles away. The roads around Bolton will take you to the beautiful countryside north of Manchester. The city itself also has a lot to offer. Stroll through the 800-year-old city centre, and be sure to visit the Bolton Parish Church and the Town Hall.
  • Buxton, 24 miles from Manchester Airport. The mystical caves are one of the reasons to go to Buxton. Of course, there are also quieter activities in town, such as a stroll through the Pavilion Gardens.
  • Liverpool, 35-mile-drive from the airport. Liverpool is a city of great cultural heritage. In addition to iconic historical buildings, there’s the oldest Chinatown in the UK and the legendary Cavern Club, where the Beatles began their musical career.
  • Sheffield, 45 miles away from Manchester Airport. Sheffield is an ancient city famous for its architecture. You can see this in the example of the City Hall. A short drive east you can enjoy the city's main symbol of the city's revival - the stunning Winter Gardens.
  • Preston, 50 miles from MAN Airport. Preston offers some of the finest examples of Victorian parkland in the North West of England. Visit Avenham and Miller Parks to see this, then head to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum outside the city.
  • Haworth, 55 miles to drive from the airport. Haworth is recommended for anyone who loves bleak landscapes. Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre will make your heart beat faster and provide great opportunities for incredible photos.
  • Leeds, 59 miles away from Manchester Airport. This is a large industrial centre with a rich past. In addition to many amazing museums, parks and entertainment venues, don't miss Leeds Castle, which is the most significant building in the area.

The complete list of amazing places in the area is much longer. Pick up cheap car hire Manchester Airport to find them during your trip!

One-Way Car Hire from Manchester Airport

One-way car hire Manchester gives you a fresh look at travelling around the United Kingdom. You don't need to be tied to one locality. Instead, you can choose any attractive one-way direction and add even more pleasant experiences and memories to your travel collection.

Pick up a Manchester Airport car hire and return it in London, Newcastle, Liverpool, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Bristol, Birmingham, Southampton, Leeds, or Cardiff. Sounds tempting? In fact, we have many more one-way car hire locations for you. Our prices already include a one-way fee, which means you can count on cheap car hire Manchester Airport. Check out our table of the most popular one-way destinations available with your car hire in Manchester.

One-way car hire directions from Manchester Airport

One-way car hire directions Distance Average travel time
Liverpool Airport 30 miles via M56 35 min
Leeds Bradford Airport 60 miles via M62 1 h 15 min
East Midlands Airport 82 miles via A50 1 h 25min
Birmingham Airport 90 miles via M6 1 h 30 min
Newcastle Airport 167 miles via M60, M62 and A1(M) 2 h 45 min
Luton Airport, London 164 miles via M6 and M1 2 h 50 min
Bristol Airport 172 miles via M6 and M5 3 h
Heathrow Airport, London 189 miles via M6 and M40 2 h 55 min
Stansted Airport, London 198 miles via M6 and A14 3 h 21 min
Cardiff Airport 200 miles via M6 and M5 3 h 30 min
London City Airport 211 miles via M6 and M1 3 h 45 min
Southampton Airport 216 miles via A34 3 h 30 min
Southend Airport, London 224 miles via M6 and M1 3 h 55 min
Gatwick Airport, London 226 miles via M40 3 h 40 min
Glasgow International Airport 227 miles via M6 3 h 25 min
Edinburgh Airport 242 miles via M61, M6, A74(M), M74, M8, A8 and M9 3 h 40 min
Glasgow Prestwick Airport 250 miles via M6 3 h 50 min