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Car Hire at Manchester Airport

Hiring a car is a great way of exploring Manchester for yourself, and you have the added bonus of not having to pay for extra baggage, no need to rely on public transport and you can split the cost of the hire if there is a group of you travelling.

There are 5 car hire providers, plus Budget Rent a Car to choose from at Manchester Airport, all offering a great selection of vehicles at low prices. To get the best deals, try and book as early as possible and opt to pay during the booking to save the most money! You do have the option to hire at the airport, but you'll end up spending a bit more than you'd hoped.

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
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.ukavis car hire manchester
budget manchester logo + 44 (0) 8445 444 603 www.budget.co.ukbudget car hire manchester
enterprise manchester logo + 44 (0) 8703 503 000 www.enterprise.comenterprise manchester car hire



Car Hire Centre

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Before you head off on your holiday, be sure to check out a comparison site to find the best deal on your car hire!

Manchester Airport Guide highly recommends Car Hire Centre to do just that! They will compare a wide range of providers offering car hire from Manchester Airport to save you money.

To get a quote online, visit their website or give them a call on +44 (0)844 816 0099* where an advisor will be happy to go through the quote process with you.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.


Holiday Autos

Use code HAPSAVE5 for £5 off

Holiday Autos are an award winning car hire broker who compare the most trusted car hire companies worldwide so you don't have to.

Holiday Autos aim to give you the best deal possible with no additional or hidden costs. They are so confident they can provide you with a cheap quote, they offer their customers a price match guarantee.

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


Auto Europe

Auto Europe have been comparing rentals and offering cheap car hire for over 60 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 25s

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Drivers under the age of 25 may be charged what is called a “Young Driver’s Surcharge” by the providers; this is an additional fee added to each rental day because young drivers are considered high risk drivers.

The fee is different for each provider and each rental country; you should be informed of the young driver’s surcharge fee, and whether this applies to you, 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 and most car hire providers will only let you hire a car with them if you are over the age of 21.

Hertz however allow customers over the age of 19 and offer Student Discounts to those that hold a valid NUS card. Please note, that 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 as suggested at the top of this page. 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 it for damage or scratches and inform your provider if you find anything wrong with the car. Make sure they document any damage you find and you may also like to take photos of anything you do find. This way you can make sure you are not charged for any damage caused before your rental began. If you are still unsure, ask if there is another car available - one without any prior damage.

You should familiarise yourself with the car before you start. Make sure you know whether it takes Diesel or Petrol so you do not top up with the wrong fuel; this mistake can cause major damage and render the car un-drivable!

If you are not familiar with Manchester then you should ask your car hire provider for a satellite navigation system; these can usually be provided at an extra cost.

Drive safely and be aware of your surroundings. Always adhere to speed restrictions as any driving offences incurred during your rental will be your responsibility.

Head over to Car Hire Centre for 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 rentals prices will include an additional fee for this service and we have detailed these costs for you below;


Manchester Airport Car Hire Providers

With 6 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


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: 00:01-23:59
  • Terminal 2: 00:01-23:59
  • Terminal 3: 00:01-23:59

Minimum age of hire

You must be over 22 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 £12 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 0871 384 9900 or email Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com.

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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 06:30-24:00, Monday to Sunday. Additional charges for pick ups and drop offs outside these hours may be made

You can book out of hours bookings over the phone by calling 0843 309 3047.

Minimum age of hire

23 is the minimum age required to hire a car with Hertz from Manchester Airport. A young driver’s surcharge of £33.60 per day 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 £12 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. They are open 07:00-23:45 Monday to Sunday, with additional charges applicable should your drop off or pick up e outside of these hours. Please call them on 0844 576 0541 for further information.

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 from £12 per day.

Cost of an additional driver

The cost of an additional driver with Sixt is £14 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 user friendly 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 £16.76 per day to rent a car with Avis.

Cost of additional driver

You can add drivers to your Avis booking at Manchester Airport from £13 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 is accessible from all Terminals between 06:00 and 23:00, Monday to Sunday.

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be over 23 to hire a car with Budget from Manchester Airport and the young driver’s surcharge that will be applied will depend on the provider.

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 0808 284 4444.

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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 across the 3 terminals from 05:00 until 23:59, Monday to Sunday.

Minimum age of hire

25 is the minimum age to hire a vehicle with Enterprise.

Additional Driver Charge

For £10 a day, you can add an additional driver to the vehicle.

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.

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