Car Hire at Manchester Airport

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Manchester Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£ 26.26 / per day
Manchester Airport
Compact
Peugeot 308 or comparable
Peugeot 308
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
£ 29.02 / per day
Manchester Airport
Economy
Vauxhall Corsa or comparable
Vauxhall Corsa
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£ 31.20 / per day
Manchester Airport
Standard Commercial Van/Truck
Ford Transit or comparable
Ford Transit
  • 3
  • 18
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 33.49 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Manchester Airport
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or comparable
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
£ 43.13 / per day
Manchester Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or comparable
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 52.80 / per day
Manchester Airport
Premium
Skoda Superb or comparable
Skoda Superb
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Arnold Clark
£ 56.97 / per day
Manchester Airport
Full-size
BMW 3 series or comparable
BMW 3 series
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
£ 82.83 / 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 21:24 on 2024-06-20.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+44
Average car hire price
£ 44 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Score
9.1 / 10
Average petrol price
£ 1.55 per litre or £ 5.87 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£ 1.42 per litre or £ 5.38 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£ 1.91 per litre or £ 7.23 per gallon
Manchester Airport

Airport travel guide

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 £ 49 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 33 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 29 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 129 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 57 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 26 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 31 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

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Airport information

Score
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 7.9
  • Check-in and departures 7.6
  • Facilities and services 6.9
  • Wi-Fi 6.3
  • Dining and car hire services 6.7
  • Lounge 6.7

Manchester Airport (MAN)

  • IATA: MAN
  • ICAO: EGCC
  • Name: Manchester Airport (MAN)
  • Distance from the city centre: 8.7 miles / 14 km

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In which month is car hire at Manchester Airport the most affordable?

Prices for hiring a car at Manchester Airport fluctuate depending on the time of year. This table and graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day at Manchester Airport
£ 16.13
January
£ 19.67
February
£ 26.42
March
£ 28.43
April
£ 38.28
May
£ 47.09
June
£ 52.21
July
£ 45.43
August
£ 37.14
September
£ 29.27
October
£ 24.81
November
£ 31.04
December
The best month to hire a car at Manchester Airport is January — when the average price for a hire is £ 16.13 per day. This is 51% less than the yearly average and 69% less than hiring a car in July (when the average price is £ 52.21 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

For how long do most travellers hire cars for at Manchester Airport?

How long travellers keep their hire cars depends on the time of year: in July, the average hire length is 9 days, while in February, it is only 6 days.
Average number of hire days at Manchester Airport
7
January
6
February
7
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
8
September
6
October
6
November
8
December

What time of year sees the highest demand for car hire at Manchester Airport?

Given the number of users searching for a car at Manchester Airport, there is a higher probability of travellers hiring a car at Manchester Airport in December in comparison to hiring a car in in November.
Monthly searches at Manchester Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
114%
January
74%
February
94%
March
70%
April
82%
May
99%
June
144%
July
111%
August
94%
September
109%
October
62%
November
147%
December

Car hire information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Ace Rent a car, Arnold Clark, Keddy, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, People Carriers
Lowest price £ 26 per day
Cheapest supplier Keddy

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 308 4 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Peugeot 208 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Keddy Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Drivalia Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Nissan Juke 5 2 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

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

Spain
Renault Captur
27 March 2024
Visiting friends etc.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
12 February 2024
Family visit
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
17 January 2024
James was very good at his job with a good customer service. Polite and patient.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
1 January 2024
Went to Wales (Llandudno) and to experience ghost hunting experience in abandoned orphanage in Liverpool.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 208
10 August 2023
...went from Manchester Airport up to Edinburgh and back via Northumberland, York and North Wales; Edinburgh and York are definitely cities that should be on everyone's "bucket list"; they are just so beautiful; and the sceneries of Northumberland and North Wales are simply breathtaking - highly recommended. Only "fly in the ointment" is the weather: mostly cold, cloudy and rainy, even in August!
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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.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
Arnold Clark
9.2 / 10
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Lowest-rated company
Ace Rent a car
6.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
49
Total rental companies
17
Average daily price
£ 44.47
Lowest daily price
£ 26.26
Total cars available
440

Top 17 suppliers at Manchester Airport in 2024

Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9.2 / 94 reviews
+4401618868610
Unit 14, Ringway Trading Estate Manchester M22 5LH
£ 36 - £ 208
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:08:00-16:30
Sun:08:00-16:30
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.8 / 86 reviews
+4401614983300
Car Rental Village Man Airport M22 5WH, United Kingdom
£ 30 - £ 255
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 24 reviews
+4401614983300
Car Rental Village Man Airport M22 5WH, United Kingdom
£ 32 - £ 260
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 52 reviews
+4403713843414
MANCHESTER APT CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
£ 26 - £ 41
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.4 / 14 reviews
+4408433093047
Delta Hotels By Marriott, WA15 8XW, , Hale Road, , Hale Barns
£ 32 - £ 52
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
Drivalia
Drivalia
Very good 8.1 / 189 reviews
+4401616360275
Unit 10 Ringway Trading Estate. Shadowmoss Road MANCHESTER M22 5LH MANCHESTER
£ 29 - £ 166
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
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.1 / 20 reviews
+4403713843414
MANCHESTER APT CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
£ 37 - £ 69
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
National
National
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
+4401614983300
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, CAR RENTAL VILLAGE MAN AIRPORT
£ 34 - £ 255
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 16 reviews
+442070188246
Ringway Road, Manchester M22 5WH
£ 71 - £ 162
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:59
Tue:06:30-23:59
Wed:06:30-23:59
Thu:06:30-23:59
Fri:06:30-23:59
Sat:06:30-23:59
Sun:06:30-23:59
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.8 / 26 reviews
+441612661054 / +447438435216
Manchester Business Park Aviator Way, 3000 Aviator Way, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5TG
£ 45 - £ 216
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:10:00-17:00
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.7
+4408433093047
Delta Hotels By Marriott, WA15 8XW, , Hale Road, , Hale Barns
£ 29 - £ 49
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.7
08433093047
Delta Hotels By Marriott
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
Budget
Budget
Good 7.6 / 2 reviews
+4403445446002
Car Rental Village, Manchester Airport, Manchester, M22 5WH
£ 31 - £ 155
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-20:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.5 / 6 reviews
+4403445446002
Car Rental Village, Manchester Airport, Manchester, M22 5WH
£ 34 - £ 142
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-20:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.1 / 85 reviews
+441612600420
Boundary Farm, Styal Rd, Manchester M22 5YA
£ 33 - £ 38
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
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.1 / 3 reviews
+443713843414
Apt Car Rental Village, Manchester M22 5WH
£ 47 - £ 63
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Satisfactory 6.9 / 96 reviews
+441614883000 / +448778223872
Yew Tree Garage, Styal Road, Manchester M22 5TJ
£ 29 - £ 64
Working hours
Mon:08:30-17:30
Tue:08:30-17:30
Wed:08:30-17:30
Thu:08:30-17:30
Fri:08:30-17:30
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
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