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Car Hire at Manchester Airport

If you are looking for transport to or from the airport, or simply a mode of transport for your time in Manchester, you can book both self drive and chauffeur driven car hire from all three of Manchester Airport’s terminals. Hiring a car is a great mode of transport as you do not have to pay for extra baggage, rely on public transport and you can split the cost if there is a group of you travelling.

There are 9 car hire providers to choose from at Manchester Airport, all offering a great selection of vehicles at low prices. You should try and book your car as early as possible to get the best deals and opt to pay during booking to save the most money. You can book your car hire upon arrival at the airport but you would miss out on any deals and discounts plus you would have to pay more as you are paying on pick up.

You will find all of the car hire provider desks in the Car Rental Village which can be accessed by the dedicated Manchester Airport bus. You can collect your keys at the provider’s desk and then they will direct you to your car.



Direct Bookings

ProviderPhoneWebsite
sixt manchester logo +44 (0) 8444 993 399 www.sixt.co.uk 20% OFF at
Manchester Airport
europcar manchester logo + 44 (0) 871 384 3414 www.europcar.co.ukmanchester airport car hire
alamo gatwick logo + 44 (0) 8704 004 562 www.alamo.co.ukmore info alamo manchester
national car hire manchester logo + 44 (0) 8704 004 581 www.nationalcar.co.ukmanchester airport car hire
hertz manchester logo + 44 (0) 843 309 3099 www.hertz.co.ukhertz car hire at manchester
avis manchester logo + 44 (0) 8445 446 007 www.avis.co.uk From £14 A Day avis car hire manchester
budget manchester logo + 44 (0) 8445 444 603 www.budget.co.ukUp to 25% off UK Rentalsbudget car hire manchester
enterprise manchester logo + 44 (0) 8703 503 000 www.enterprise.comenterprise manchester car hire



Car Hire Centre

compare car hire manchester

If you need to find the cheapest car hire provider then use an online comparison site. Online comparison sites will compare all of the providers at Manchester Airport so you can see who offers the best price.

If you are looking for cheap car hire then Manchester Airport Guide recommends the Car Hire Centre. They will compare all of the providers offering car hire from Manchester Airport to save you money. You can get a quote online via their website or over the phone. Their phone number is +44 (0)844 816 0099.


Holiday Autos

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They do not just compare car hire, they also compare van rentals, motorhome rentals and chauffeur driven hire.

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Auto Europe

If you are looking for cheap car hire then the best route you can take is to compare car hire.

Auto Europe have been comparing rentals and offering cheap car hire for over 55 years. Their staff are more than willing to assist with any queries you may have and are responsive to any questions.


Map of Manchester Car Hire Locations


Car Hire Information

Information for Under 25's

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Drivers under the age of 25 may be charged what is called a “young driver’s surcharge” by car hire providers at Manchester Airport. This charge is an additional fee added to each rental day and is added because young drivers are considered high risk drivers. The fee is different for each provider and each rental country. You should be told the young driver’s surcharge fee price during your booking.

The minimum age to hire a car differs for each provider and each vehicle group. Drivers under 25 may only be permitted to hire the smallest engine vehicle groups. Most car hire providers will only let you hire a car with them over the age of 21. However, Hertz allow customers over the age of 19 and offer student discounts to students who hold a valid NUS card. Customers who receive student discounts will still need to pay the young driver’s surcharge if they are under 25.

Documents Needed

You will need to present the following documents when you collect your car from Manchester Airport:

Car Hire Tips

The following tips will help you save money and avoid high charges at the end of your rental:

Firstly you should book your car hire as far in advance as possible. This will mean you can take advantage of any discounts or deals the providers offer. You should also opt to pay during the booking process rather than on collection of the vehicle. The cost to pay at the location can be exceptionally higher than paying during booking.

Once you receive the keys to your car check the car for damage or scratches and inform your provider if you find anything wrong with the car. Make sure they document any damage you find. This way you can make sure you are not charged for any damage caused before your rental began.

You should familiarise yourself with the car before you start. Make sure you know whether it takes Diesel or Petrol so you do not put in the wrong fuel which can cause major damage.

If you are not familiar with Manchester then you should ask your car hire provider for a satellite navigation system.

Drive safely and be aware of your surroundings. Do not drive unsafely or speed as any driving offenses incurred during your rental will be your responsibility.

The Car Hire Centre has more car hire tips and advice to assist with your rental.

Insurance

Car hire insurance can be very confusing as your car hire provider offers you various insurance extras with very technical names. The only additional insurance you really need is car hire excess insurance. Most car hire policies come with collision damage waiver and theft waiver unless you opt out of these options. This covers any damage to the car from a collision or theft but it is not insurance. If anything happens to the vehicle you will be charged an excess to cover the repair, this excess can cost up to £2,000. This is why it is worth buying car hire excess insurance. Insurance4carhire offer great deals on daily or annual car hire insurance so check them out. Being prepared can save you money so consider car hire excess insurance.

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Airport Surcharge

Airport Surcharge is the fee added to your rental when you pick it up from an airport branch. Car hire providers charge you for hiring from the airport as they themselves are charged by the airport for using their facilities. Therefore it costs them more to operate at airports so they pass this cost onto their customers.

One Way Hire

If a group of you are planning your journey to or from the airport, or you wish to carry a large amount of luggage you should consider booking a one way car hire. If you want to get to the airport you can collect your vehicle from your local branch and drop it off at the airport, alternatively you can pick your car up at the airport and drive to a local branch if you want to get from the airport. One way hire is also a great option for getting from one airport to another.

Most car hire providers charge an additional fee for this service, however, Europcar, National and Alamo provide this service (also called Airport Connect) from only £49. Click here for more information.


Manchester Airport Car Hire Providers

With 8 car hire providers operating at Manchester Airport it can be difficult to choose who to use. All providers offer different extras and different charges. Here you can find out all about these extras to help you select your car hire provider.

Provider Extras

This table shows what extras are available at Manchester Airport from the car hire providers.



Child Seats
Satellite Navigation
Hire via Phone App.
Disabled Driver Hand Controls
Entertainment Systems


europcar manchester

Europcar is a leading car hire company operating in over 2,977 locations worldwide. Europcar aim to offer you with a tailored car rental that fits in with your needs.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Europcar is open 7 days a week during the following hours at each terminal:

  • Terminal 1: 07:00-23:00
  • Terminal 2: 07:00-20:00
  • Terminal 3: 07:00-21:30

Minimum age of hire

You must be over 21 to hire a car from Manchester Airport with Europcar. The young driver’s surcharge (see information for under 25’s for more information on what is a young driver’s surcharge) is about £13 per day.

Cost of additional driver

From £4.99 per day you can add a driver to your booking.

Airport Connect

If you want to hire a car to or from the airport then you will need to book Europcar’s Airport Connect Service. The price usually starts from £49 but Manchester Airport, click here to take advantage of this deal.

Services for disabled drivers

Europcar will add features to your vehicle to assist with disabled drivers or passengers. To find out more call 0870 384 1087 or email Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com.

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national car hire manchester

National Car provide fantastic deals on their range of vehicles all year round. They also have a selection of partners so you can earn points, add miles or save money with their travel partners.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

What to do out of hours

National Car operates at all 3 terminals . The opening hours are as follows:

  • Terminal 1: From 7am until 11pm
  • Terminal 2: From 7am until 8pm
  • Terminal 3: 7am until 11.30pm

Minimum age of hire

National Car customers must be over the age of 21. Drivers under 24 will pay the young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

You can add drivers to your rental from £6.50 per day with National Car.

HireRewards

HireRewards is National Car’s loyalty scheme. Joining provides you with 10% off bookings, priority upgrade and cover for up to 2 additional drivers.

Airport Connect

You can book one way hire with National Car using their Airport Connect service. The price starts from £49.

Drivers with disabilities

Drivers with disabilities will need to contact National Car 48 hours before the start of their rental to request extras. For more information email mobility@nationalcar.com.

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alamo manchester

Alamo at Manchester Airport offer great value car hire for a whole range of vehicles. They specialise in leisure hire for the family.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Alamo at Manchester Airport is available from all terminals during these times:

  • Terminal 1: From 07:00 until 23:00
  • Terminal 2: From 07:00 until 20:00
  • Terminal 3: From 07:00 until 21:30

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be over 21 to hire a car from Alamo at Manchester Airport. The young driver’s surcharge applies to all drivers under 24.

Cost of additional driver

You can add drivers to Alamo bookings from £5.83 per day.

Airport Connect

You can book one way car hire to or from the airport with Alamo from £49. This service is called Airport Connect.

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hertz manchester

Hertz offer fantastic high quality vehicles at great prices. They have seasonal deals all year round to save you money.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Hertz can be found at all 3 terminals at Manchester Airport. They operate between these hours:

  • Terminal 1: From 7am until 11pm
  • Terminal 2: From 7am until 7 pm
  • Terminal 3: From 7am until 9pm.

You can book out of hours bookings over the phone by calling 08708 44 88 44.

Minimum age of hire

19 is the minimum age required to hire a car with Hertz from Manchester Airport. A young driver’s surcharge of £15.75 will be added to rentals where the driver is under 25. Student discounts are available to customers who own a valid NUS card.

Cost of additional driver

From £9 per rental day you can add drivers to your booking.

Services for physically challenged drivers

To find out about the services Hertz provide their disabled customer please call 0870 840 0084. They can fit additional features to your hire vehicle but they require 24 hours notice to do so.

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sixt manchester

Sixt is Germany’s number one car rental company and they are forever expanding in the UK. They offer great deals which can be accessed from their App on SmartPhones or iPads.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

You will find a Sixt desk at all 3 terminals in Manchester Airport. Here are their opening hours:

  • Terminal 1: From 7am until 11pm
  • Terminal 2: From 7am until 5pm
  • Terminal 3: From 7am until 9.30pm

You can return your vehicle at any time.

Minimum age of hire

For most vehicles you will need to be over 21 to hire a vehicle with Sixt and must have held a driving license for a minimum of one year.

Price of a Satellite Navigation System

To guarantee a navigation system with your booking you will be charged £8.40 per day.

One way hire

You can hire a vehicle to or from the airport with Sixt from £60 for cars and £180 for trucks.

Cost of an additional driver

The cost of an additional driver with Sixt is £5.22 per day.

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avis manchester

Avis are one of the leading car hire providers in the UK. with their iphone app and easy to use website it could not be easier to book your Avis car hire.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Avis is open during these times at each terminal:

  • T1: 07:00 - 23:00
  • T2: 07:00 - 20:00
  • T3: 07:00 - 21:30

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be over 23 and pay a young driver’s surcharge of £12.93 per day to rent a car with Avis.

Cost of additional driver

You can add drivers to your Avis booking at Manchester Airport from £9 per day.

Disabled Driver Options

You can request Lynx hand controls to assist with your driving be calling 08445 81 81 81 at least 48 hours before the start of your rental.

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budget manchester

Budget offer great deals on vans and car hire for business and leisure customers. As their name suggests they are perfect if you are on a budget offering top vehicles at low prices.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours at each terminal

You will find Budget open between the following hours at Manchester Airport:

  • Terminal 1: 7am - 11pm
  • Terminal 2: 7am - 8pm
  • Terminal 3:7am - 11.30pm

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be over 23 to hire a car with Budget from Manchester Airport and pay £12.93 per day young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

The cost starts from £9 per day for an additional driver.

Disabled Driver Options

You can request Lynx hand controls by calling 0844 544 3407.

*10% off Budget rentals booked in advance

To receive 10% off your booking you must book your UK rental more than 6 weeks before it is due to start.

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enterprise manchester

Whether you are looking for economy car hire, luxury car hire or van hire Enterprise will have a vehicle suitable for you. They offer car hire for both business and leisure travellers.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • People Carrier
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Operating hours

Enterprise is open during the following times:

  • Terminal 1 from 7am until midnight
  • Terminal 2 from 7am until 5pm
  • Terminal 3 from 7am until 5pm.

Disabled driver information

Enterprise will add features to your vehicle to assist with your driving at no additional cost. You must contact them at least 2 days before the start of your rental to ensure they have enough time to fit the features.

Minimum age of hire

23 is the minimum age to hire a vehicle with Enterprise. The young driver’s surcharge applies to drivers under 24 and ranges from £15 to £30 per rental day.

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