Car Rental at Manchester Airport

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Manchester Airport, Manchester, United Kingdom
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700+ Trusted Suppliers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Manchester Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$34.04 / per day
Manchester Airport
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$41.98 / per day
Manchester Airport
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Dollar
$45.61 / per day
Manchester Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$56.72 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Manchester Airport
Standard
Vauxhall Insignia or similar
Vauxhall Insignia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$58.69 / per day
Manchester Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$64.91 / per day
Manchester Airport
Full-size
Ford Mondeo or similar
Ford Mondeo
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$72.32 / per day
Manchester Airport
Premium
Skoda Superb or similar
Skoda Superb
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Arnold Clark
$72.76 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:19 on 2024-05-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+44
Average car rental price
$56 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.1 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.97 per liter or $7.47 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.81 per liter or $6.84 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.43 per liter or $9.21 / 1 gallon
Manchester Airport

Airport Car Rental

A former industrial hotspot, Manchester has reinvented itself as a modern metropolis. As known for its distinct neighborhoods as it is for great museums, the city offers plenty for any curious traveler. Manchester is also near a surprising amount of beautiful natural areas that can be easily accessed with a car. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around this great northern city:

  • Curry Mile. While not strictly living up to its name -— it is only about half a mile (or 800 m) long and has a lot more than just curry — visiting this stretch of the Wilmslow Road in the central Rusholme area can be one of the most interesting gastronomic adventures in all of Britain. Mainly known for offering the whole diversity of the food from the Indian subcontinent, the area has also become a hotspot of culinary delights from the Middle East. It’s thought to have the largest concentration of South Asian restaurants in the UK. Manchester is home to one of the largest Chinatowns in Europe, and the city is also a dream destination for all East Asian food lovers.
  • Imperial War Museum North. Opened in the 2000s and located in one of the most futuristic buildings of the city, the IWM North explores not just the conflicts that the United Kingdom has been involved in during the last couple of centuries but the wider societal and psychological consequences of these wars. Interactive and inventive, the museum has an impressive archive of written, artistic, audial, visual, and other sources arranged in a number of interesting exhibitions. Visit the museum’s website to book advance tickets and receive free admission. The IVM North is in the Trafford area of Greater Manchester, about a 20-minute drive southwest of the city center. It’s also located near other interesting sites like the Lowry cultural center and MediaCityUK development.
  • Lake District. A large nature area and a national park, the greenery of the Lake District holds a special place in the public imagination of British society. Consequently, the area can be quite busy, especially during the holiday season, but that shouldn’t stop you from making the 80-minute drive north. It’s the most visited national park in the UK. Characterized by scenic villages, equally impressive lakes, and a myriad of hiking routes, the area is a joy to explore.

Top international routes

Main airlines

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 rental car

  • Station wagons - from $57 per day
  • Large cars - from $52 per day
  • Medium cars - from $43 per day
  • Vans - from $158 per day
  • Premium cars - from $73 per day
  • Small cars - from $34 per day
  • SUVs - from $44 per day

Car rental desks

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 ten minutes.

Green Motion, Easirent, Ace, Arnold Clark all have off-airport locations and provide sperate shuttle services for their customers.

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 gas 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 rentals

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Airport info

Rating
7.0
  • Getting to the airport 7.9
  • Check-in and departures 7.6
  • Terminal facilities 6.9
  • Wi-Fi 6.3
  • Restaurants and car rental services 6.7
  • Lounge 6.7

Manchester Airport (MAN)

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

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Manchester Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Manchester Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Manchester Airport
$20.71
January
$25.24
February
$33.91
March
$36.49
April
$48.33
May
$60.43
June
$67.00
July
$58.30
August
$47.66
September
$37.56
October
$31.84
November
$39.83
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Manchester Airport is January — when rental costs average $20.71 per day. This is 51% cheaper than the yearly average and 69% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $67.00 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Manchester Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 9 days, while in February, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental 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 is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Manchester Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Manchester Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Manchester Airport in December, while they are least likely to rent in in November.
Monthly searches at Manchester Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
113%
January
74%
February
94%
March
70%
April
89%
May
98%
June
144%
July
110%
August
93%
September
108%
October
61%
November
147%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Drivalia, Ace Rent a car, Arnold Clark, Keddy, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $34 per day
Cheapest supplier Keddy

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier 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

FAQ

Can I travel to France with a rental car from Manchester Airport?
Yes, many rental companies, but not all, at Manchester Airport allow cars to be taken to France. You need to receive permission for this in advance specifying whether you can use the ferry or tunnel and you will be charged an additional fee. Please be aware that the car must be returned to the United Kingdom as one-way rentals to the continent are not allowed.
What is the minimum age at which it is possible to rent a car at Manchester Airport?
The minimum age to rent a car in Manchester is 21. In addition, all drivers must have held their license for at least one year prior to the commencement of the rental.
What is the fee for a 21-year-old driver at Manchester Airport?
A 21-year-old additional driver will be charged a young driver fee, the amount of which depends on the rental company. If you search for a car using your age, the prices shown will include this fee making for a simple comparison between companies.
I am a resident of Brazil. Do I need an International Driving Permit to rent a car at Manchester Airport?
Yes, you will most likely need an International Driving Permit to rent a car in the United Kingdom if your driver’s license was not issued in either the European Union or the United Kingdom.
Can I pick up a rental car at Manchester Airport and return it at one of London's airports?
Yes, many rental companies allow one-way rentals. The route from Manchester to London is popular amongst foreign travelers. Be sure to search using your desire location for dropping off the car. This way, you'll see exactly which cars are available and what the total cost (including the one-way rental fee) is.
Will my rental car include unlimited mileage at Manchester Airprot?
Some rental companies at Manchester Airport include unlimited mileage for all of their cars. Other companies have multiple packages, some of which include unlimited mileage. So be careful when searching and use the mileage policy filter if you

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Portugal
Volkswagen Polo
April 7, 2024
Family visit so functionable
Ireland
Peugeot 308
February 25, 2024
Family gathering
United Arab Emirates
Volvo XC60
February 23, 2024
First time back at home in UK for 4 years and first time back in Wales for 32 years
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
January 16, 2024
was only using my hire car while mine was being repaired
Spain
Ford Fiesta
November 28, 2023
To see family
Spain
Ford Fiesta
October 31, 2023
Nothing to show. Family and hospital visit
Germany
Fiat 500
October 21, 2023
Family
Italy
Ford Focus
August 17, 2023
Nature spots
South Africa
Ford Fiesta
August 15, 2023
Hadrian's Wall....
Switzerland
Vauxhall Astra
August 5, 2023
great 4 weeks in Wales, coast & mountains for hikes.
Australia
Vauxhall Corsa
August 3, 2023
Mainly seeing family and friends.
Sweden
Peugeot 3008
July 29, 2023
Touring various UK major cities allowed a good understanding of the society’s function and behavior
Ireland
Ford Focus
July 27, 2023
Went to Alton towers, and a monkey reserve, also Bakewell and a drive thru the beautiful peak district.
Qatar
Kia Ceed
July 21, 2023
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Australia
Ford Focus
July 6, 2023
From Australia visiting friends and relatives.
Australia
Kia Ceed
June 24, 2023
Travelled from Manchester to Bredbury on to Holmes Chapel, and a cute little village called Warmingham, Skendleby, Lincoln to see the Cathedral, Stratford Upon Avon, fantastic walking tour, then to Stonehenge and through to London.
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
June 19, 2023
customer photo
Spain
Ford Focus
June 17, 2023
Was suprised how dear the UK has become.
Ireland
Peugeot 308
May 30, 2023
Lake District was brilliant.
Australia
Ford Fiesta
May 2, 2023
MGzs was very under powered ,only had 5 gears with only a 1.5 engine The car itself was great but woulnt buy one
Iceland
Ford Fiesta
April 25, 2023
Came for WU16 UEFA DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT in football girl´s, hold in Bala a very small place, but lovely and nice folks, and last but not the least game in Rhuthun agains Wales, very close game in first half but we won 0-4, & al 3 games, loved driving through small country road´s. Went to Betws-y-Coed also very nice tourist place. Walked up to lake Llyn Elsi. Iceland won the WU16 UEFA DEVELOPMENT TOURNAMENT for girls.
Germany
Vauxhall Crossland
April 11, 2023
Visit the Lake district
Canada
Kia Ceed
March 23, 2023
Lake District is one of Englands treasures and you have to visit to appreciate its beauty.
Australia
Toyota Aygo
March 4, 2023
Trip for family reasons, not a holiday
Australia
Vauxhall Astra
January 13, 2023
Visiting family mostly
United States of America (USA)
Ford Fiesta
January 6, 2023
See family at the festive time of the year
Singapore
Volvo V60
January 4, 2023
customer photo customer photo
Italy
Mercedes A Class
November 28, 2022
No traffic jams.
United Arab Emirates
Vauxhall Astra
October 16, 2022
Everything was of a high quality apart from the shuttle bus driver at Manchester. He was very rude to the passengers shouting and barking instructions to people who were tired and lacking understanding of English. I also complained to the Hertz rental desk.
Ireland
Fiat 500
September 21, 2022
Great service
Philippines
Ford Fiesta
August 24, 2022
Although this is off-airport. It only took 10-15 minutes to get there, and was a significant saving compared to the 'other' rental agencies.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
July 9, 2022
You should definitely book with them!!
Hungary
Ford Fiesta
April 23, 2022
Went to Nottingham. North Wales, mid Wales and Manchester. Enjoyed Zip World toboggan in N. Wales, GYG Karting was a great surprise and best track, then Altrincham Golf was very good. Only Man U vs Liverpool was a let down
Italy
Fiat 500
November 24, 2021
Everything professional Thanks
Spain
Ford Focus
September 27, 2020
Great city with lots to see and do
United States of America (USA)
Vauxhall Corsa
May 10, 2019
Very professional and courteous staff
Netherlands
Vauxhall Astra
July 9, 2018
good bus service, village easy to find (googlemaps)
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Car Rental 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
48
Total rental companies
17
Average daily price
$55.88
Lowest daily price
$34.04
Total cars available
532

Top 17 Suppliers at Manchester Airport in 2024

Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9.2 / 93 reviews
+4401618868610
Unit 14, Ringway Trading Estate Manchester M22 5LH
$46 - $125
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
Enterprise
Very good 8.8 / 24 reviews
+4401614983300
Car Rental Village Man Airport M22 5WH, United Kingdom
$49 - $331
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
Alamo
Very good 8.7 / 83 reviews
+4401614983300
Car Rental Village Man Airport M22 5WH, United Kingdom
$45 - $324
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
Keddy
Very good 8.5 / 52 reviews
+4403713843414
MANCHESTER APT CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
$34 - $116
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
Very good 8.3 / 14 reviews
+4408433093047
Delta Hotels By Marriott, WA15 8XW, , Hale Road, , Hale Barns
$46 - $66
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
Very good 8 / 19 reviews
+4403713843414
MANCHESTER APT CAR RENTAL VILLAGE
$46 - $92
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
Very good 8 / 4 reviews
+4401614983300
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, CAR RENTAL VILLAGE MAN AIRPORT
$52 - $324
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
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.9 / 184 reviews
+4401616360275
Unit 10 Ringway Trading Estate. Shadowmoss Road MANCHESTER M22 5LH MANCHESTER
$49 - $307
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
SIXT
Good 7.9 / 16 reviews
+442070188246
Ringway Road, Manchester M22 5WH
$51 - $185
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 7.7 / 25 reviews
+441612661054 / +447438435216
Manchester Business Park Aviator Way, 3000 Aviator Way, Wythenshawe, Manchester M22 5TG
$38 - $106
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
$43 - $46
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
$40 - $172
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
Good 7.5 / 6 reviews
+4403445446002
Car Rental Village, Manchester Airport, Manchester, M22 5WH
$40 - $158
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
Good 7.1 / 84 reviews
+441612600420
Boundary Farm, Styal Rd, Manchester M22 5YA
$40 - $137
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 / 2 reviews
+443713843414
Apt Car Rental Village, Manchester M22 5WH
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
Satisfactory 6.9 / 96 reviews
+441614883000 / +448778223872
Yew Tree Garage, Styal Road, Manchester M22 5TJ
$52 - $559
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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