Car Hire at Manchester Airport

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Manchester Airport, Manchester, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 32.41 per day
Economy
Ford Fiesta or comparable
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Arnold Clark
£ 37.45 per day
Compact
Ford Focus or comparable
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
£ 73.83 per day
Intermediate
Ford Kuga or comparable
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
£ 102.74 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Standard
Opel Insignia or comparable
Opel Insignia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 115.87 / per day
Compact Elite
Mercedes A Class or comparable
Mercedes A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 147.17 / per day
Minivan
Ford Galaxy or comparable
Ford Galaxy
  • 7
  • 4
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
National
£ 170.48 / per day
Premium
Audi A5 Aut. or comparable
Audi A5 Aut.
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 311.58 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 03:02 on 2022-07-25.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
GBP
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Dialing code
44
Budget car hire price
£ 123.94 / per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h
30 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
97 km/h
60 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.64 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.91 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.46 / 1 liter
Manchester Airport

Airport Car Hire

One of the largest cities in England, Manchester has long been known as a global hub of industry and manufacturing, and more recently it has become known as a hotspot of diversity, culture, and cuisine. But while the city is undoubtedly fun to explore, one of the best things about getting a rental car in Manchester is that you can also explore its surrounding area. With that in mind, here are three suggestions for a fun day-trip from Manchester:

  • Peak District. A large hilly area and a national park in the neighboring regions of East Midlands and Yorkshire, the Peak District is often considered one of the most scenic parts of England. Despite being right next door to the large cities of Manchester, Sheffield, and Leeds, this region is a great place to go on a long hike, take in sightseeing tours in historic villages, or simply enjoy a slower pace of life. The western border of the Peak District is only about 32 km (20 miles) east of Manchester and, depending on traffic, can be reached by car in about 40 minutes.
  • Lake District National Park. Slightly farther away, but still well within the bounds of a doable day trip, the Lake District can be reached from Manchester in about 1 hour and 20 minutes. Located in the historic region of Cumbria, it attracts visitors from near and far with its splendid hills, woodlands, and lakes, as well as the well-maintained hiking trails that crisscross it. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District is the largest national park in England. Another beautiful protected area, Yorkshire Dales National Park, is practically next door.
  • North Wales. Sparsely populated and somewhat underrated as a travel destination, the northern part of Wales is a great place to visit if you know where to look. Although its coastal resort towns are arguably past their heyday, they retain much of their historic architecture, beautiful promenades, and wooden piers; outside of them, you’ll find rough, dramatic beaches that you may have to yourself. The region is also home to rather impressive highlands dotted with mountain-top castles, heritage railways, and a fascinating, largely Welsh-speaking culture. The stunning island of Anglesey and Snowdonia National Park are two other important attractions. The scenic town of Llandudno is about a 90-minute drive west of Manchester and you can explore the rest of the region from there. 

Top international routes

Main airlines

Manchester Airport is one of two hubs for the low-cost carrier Flybe. Many other low-cost airlines have flights to and from Manchester Airport including Ryanair, easyJet, and Jet2.com. Many other airlines provide service to and from many destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Terminals

There are three passenger terminals. You can get between Terminals 1 and 2 via a skybridge with a moving walkway. A covered walkway links Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. While there is no specific domestic or international terminal, most long-distance flights from the Middle East, Asia, and North America arrive at Terminal 2.

Location

Manchester Airport is about 14 km (8.7 miles) from the city. Motorway M56 / Princess Parkway is the main road connecting the airport to Manchester.

It also takes just an hour to drive to either Peak District National Park or Liverpool.

Most popular types of hire car

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 475 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 309 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 327 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 223 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 310 per day

Services and facilities

You’ll find a wide selection of restaurants, bars, cafés, and fast food stands in both terminals. There’s also a grocery store. For shopping, there are many stores and gift shops, as well as duty-free outlets accessible to passengers traveling outside the EU. You’ll also find ATMs, several lounges, an on-site hotel, baby changing rooms, a children’s play area, a pharmacy, spa, showers, and multifaith prayer rooms. There are luggage storage offices in the arrivals area of both terminals. Manchester Airport is accessible to passengers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest petrol station

The best station at which to fill up before returning a rental car is a Shell station located on Styal Road. If coming from the M56, it requires a circle of a couple of miles, but there is no station located directly on the way to the airport. The station is more convenient if coming from the Manchester Airport Eastern Link on the Winslow-Handforth Bypass.

Popular one-way hires

Airport information

Score
7.4
  • Getting to the airport 7.6
  • Check-in desks 7.5
  • Facilities and services 6.8
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.5
  • Dining and car hire services 6.4
  • Lounge 5.6

Manchester Airport (MAN)

  • IATA: MAN
  • ICAO: EGCC
  • Name: Manchester Airport (MAN)
  • Size: Large Airport
  • Flights per year: 203,631
  • Passengers (per year): 27,791,274
  • Distance from the city centre: 8.7 miles / 14 km SW of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +44 (0) 161 489 3000

Top 20 Destinations around Manchester Airport

  1. Manchester Trafford Park starting at £ 32.41 per day
    2.7 km / 1.7 miles away
  2. Liverpool Airport starting at £ 27.88 per day
    40.7 km / 25.3 miles away
  3. Stoke on Trent Cobridge starting at £ 75.70 per day
    49.3 km / 30.6 miles away
  4. Blackpool Airport starting at £ 76.17 per day
    59.4 km / 36.9 miles away
  5. Leeds Bradford Airport starting at £ 65.41 per day
    59.8 km / 37.1 miles away
  6. Doncaster Sheffield Airport starting at £ 55.30 per day
    84.7 km / 52.6 miles away
  7. East Midlands Airport starting at £ 27.88 per day
    95.9 km / 59.6 miles away
  8. Wolverhampton Old Heath starting at £ 27.88 per day
    99.6 km / 61.9 miles away
  9. Birmingham Newtown starting at £ 27.88 per day
    112.5 km / 69.9 miles away
  10. Birmingham New Street Railway Station starting at £ 21.74 per day
    113.9 km / 70.8 miles away
  11. Birmingham Airport starting at £ 32.41 per day
    119.1 km / 74.0 miles away
  12. Humberside Airport starting at £ 16.42 per day
    128.2 km / 79.7 miles away
  13. Holyhead Port starting at £ 96.50 per day
    156.3 km / 97.1 miles away
  14. Isle of Man Airport starting at £ 29.23 per day
    168.0 km / 104.4 miles away
  15. Newcastle Airport starting at £ 27.88 per day
    177.9 km / 110.6 miles away
  16. Milton Keynes Railway Station starting at £ 76.39 per day
    189.7 km / 117.9 miles away
  17. Cambridge Railway Station starting at £ 84.03 per day
    216.2 km / 134.3 miles away
  18. Luton Airport starting at £ 66.13 per day
    219.9 km / 136.6 miles away
  19. Cardiff Roath starting at £ 27.88 per day
    227.6 km / 141.4 miles away
  20. Bristol Airport starting at £ 32.41 per day
    234.5 km / 145.7 miles away

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car at Manchester Airport?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car at Manchester Airport fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car at Manchester Airport
£ 17.19
January
£ 21.48
February
£ 67.76
March
£ 60.01
April
£ 33.82
May
£ 26.74
June
£ 52.36
July
£ 38.73
August
£ 18.36
September
£ 16.57
October
£ 13.46
November
£ 31.09
December
The cheapest month to hire a car at Manchester Airport is November with prices starting at £ 13.46 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is March with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 67.76. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 33. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

What’s the most popular hire length at Manchester Airport?

Hirers picking up a car at Manchester Airport keep them for an average of 12 days during in September, while those picking up their cars in July keep them for an average of 7.
Average Hire Length at Manchester Airport
8
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
9
June
7
July
7
August
12
September
9
October
9
November
8
December

Which month sees the highest demand for car hire at Manchester Airport?

Though Manchester Airport is popular for travellers all year long, the month with the highest demand for hire cars is in July. September is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
94%
January
84%
February
89%
March
103%
April
115%
May
87%
June
142%
July
134%
August
82%
September
93%
October
87%
November
90%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Easirent Fiat 500 3 2 Small cars
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Easirent Ford Fiesta 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Vauxhall Astra 4 2 Large cars
Arnold Clark Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Vauxhall Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Vauxhall Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Citroen C3 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United Kingdom
Kia Ceed
22 October 2022
Friendl efficient staff. Good value cart
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
7 October 2022
I initially hired a car to travel to a business show at the NEC over two days then a week on a personal trip to see friends in Scotland. You need a good decent sized car that is reliable and efficient. I got exactly that!
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
30 September 2022
From the airport, definitely need to ring and wait for a separate vehicle for a free shuttle to the rental pick-up office. But otherwise as I'm local to Manchester, there's a tram directly outside which can take you to city centre.

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Arnold Clark
9.39 / 10
Lowest rated company
GreenMotion
7.19 / 10
Total number of reviews
4
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
£ 123.94
Lowest daily price
£ 15.40
Total cars available
290

Top 15 Hire Companies at Manchester Airport in 2022

Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Remarkable 9.4 / 16 reviews
+441617741888 / +441614377718
Unit 14, Ringway Trading Estate Manchester M22 5LH
£ 37 - £ 90
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.9 / 12 reviews
+4401614983300
Car Rental Village Man Airport M22 5WH, United Kingdom
£ 97 - £ 273
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.8 / 38 reviews
+4401614983300
Car Rental Village Man Airport M22 5WH, United Kingdom
£ 92 - £ 273
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.8 / 6 reviews
+4408433093047
Premier Parking, Car Rental Village, Ringway Rd, Manchester M22 5XN
£ 90 - £ 294
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.7 / 13 reviews
+4403713843414
MANCHESTER APT CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
£ 66 - £ 292
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
SIXT
SIXT
Outstanding 8.7 / 7 reviews
+442070188246
Ringway Road, Manchester M22 5WH
£ 312 - £ 511
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.6 / 19 reviews
+4403713843414
MANCHESTER APT CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
£ 32 - £ 364
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.6 / 2 reviews
+4403445446002
Car Rental Village
£ 100 - £ 163
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.4
08433093047
Car Rental Village
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
National
National
Outstanding 8.4 / 2 reviews
+4401614983300
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, CAR RENTAL VILLAGE MAN AIRPORT
£ 105 - £ 273
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
Firefly
Firefly
Outstanding 8.1
08433093047
CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9 / 1 reviews
+441614371615 / +4403713843414
Rental Cabin, Car Rental Village Car Park, Ringway Rd
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Easirent
Great 7.6 / 187 reviews
+441616360275
Unit 10, Ringway Trading Estate, Shadowmoss Road
£ 183 - £ 1759
Working hours
Mon:06:00-00:30
Tue:06:00-00:30
Wed:06:00-00:30
Thu:06:00-00:30
Fri:06:00-00:30
Sat:06:00-00:30
Sun:06:00-00:30
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Great 7.2 / 45 reviews
+441614883000 / +448778223872
Manchester International Airport (MAN)
£ 65 - £ 221
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.2 / 61 reviews
+441612600420
Boundary Farm, Styal Rd, Manchester M22 5YA
£ 381 - £ 1810
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
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