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 6 car hire providers, 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 at Manchester Airport 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.
Travel to places not always accessible by public transport
Try a different car to what you're used to driving
Travel when you want to
Why hire a car?
A hire car offers the flexibility and comfort you don't always get with public transport; pop the sat-nav on and off you go in your air-conditioned vehicle! Explore your surroundings at your leisure, to your schedule without waiting in the rain for a bus!
Think it may be more expensive? If you total the cost of a week's worth of public transport costs, tube, bus and train tickets, taxi fares and the like, car hire may very well come out cheaper!
The car rental providers at Manchester Airport can be found at the Car Rental village on the far side of the T1/T3 Long Stay Car Park.
*Calls to this number will cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company's network access charge.
Car Hire Excess Insurance
When hiring a car abroad, you know that you'll be libable for that car. For instance, if it were to get stolen or damaged, you'll need to pay the rental company when you're returning the car to them. However, with buying car hire excess insurance, you'll be protected from the extra cost as you can claim that money back should an accident occur. Majority of the car hire companies will add some form of insurance but it might not always include excess insurance or all the costs. So make sure to check different provider's policies when booking your car hire!
We highly recommend that you use the
service when it comes to vehicle cover. Policies will protect you from a range of problems such as; Flat battery, damage & theft, wrong fuel damage and much more!
Compare Car Hire
Not sure where to start looking for your hire car?
Using the form on the left, fill in the details of your trip, and Car Hire Centre will help you find a good deal. With data provided by RentalCars, there will be a car and a price to suit your needs!
Important information you need before you rent a car:
- Book ASAP - The earlier you book the better as you'll get to save on a lot of money. Use our car hire gadget above to compare the prices and find yourself the cheapest deal.
- Examine it for damage - you need to ensure if the car doesn't have any scratches or body paint damage or anything else that stands out. If you notice anything, remember to take pictures of it so you can't be charged extra when upon returning it.
- Use a Sat-Nav - It's a good idea to use it especially if the area is not familiar to you and you'll be saving money on mobile data!
- Check exactly what you're paying for - if the price seems too good to be true, it probably is! This is because a lot of time, it may seem cheaper on the surface but there are a lot of hidden fees included.
Manchester Airport Car Hire Locations
To help you out, all of the providers will have child seats and sat navs available to hire, as well as providing hand controls for disabled passengers. Sometimes these added extras might cost you so it's worth checking the details when you book or pick up your car. On top of this, they all also have a handy app so you can keep on top of your booking at all times.
Europcar Manchester Airport
Europcar is a leading car hire company operating in over 2,977 locations worldwide. Europcar aim to offer you a tailored car rental that fits in with your needs.
22; Drivers aged 22-25yrs old will be subject to the YDS (Young Driver’s Surcharge) which starts around £32.50 per day. Different car classes have different minimum age requirements.
Depending on the vehicle type, you can add an additional driver for a fee.
They provide VW Caddy Maxis and VW Crafters which have been equipped for the needs of those with disabilities. Please contact the team on 0871 384 3113 to arrange.
Sixt Manchester Airport
Sixt is Germany’s number one car rental company and they are forever expanding in the UK. They offer great deals which can be easily accessed from their handy app
The minimum age is 21, and there is a student discount available. However, all young drivers under the age of 25 must pay a surcharge.
Add an additional driver can be added for a nominal fee.
With at least 72hrs notice, Hand Controls can be fitted to the vehicle. Please call the team on +370 5 2395636* to arrange.
Hertz Manchester Airport
Hertz offer fantastic high-quality vehicles at great prices. They have seasonal deals all year round to save you money.
23 is the minimum age & drivers under the age of 25 will be subject to the Young Drivers Surcharge, starting at £37.50 per day from Gatwick
You can add an additional driver for £13 a day.
Hertz can provide handed controls, accelerators and wheelchair friendly vehicles. Please call the team on 0870 840 0084 to pre-book, giving at least 48hrs notice*
Avis Manchester Airport
Avis is 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.
23; Drivers aged under 25 will be charged an additional Young Drivers Surcharge
If you book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance, you can add an additional driver for free, but otherwise there will be a fee.
Avis provide their disabled drivers with a range of optional extras to assist with their rental, given they have 48hrs notice. Please call their reservations team on 0344 544 6002 to book
Budget Manchester Airport
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.
23; Young Drivers Surcharge of £32.50 is applicable to those under 25.
Feel free to add an additional driver from an estimated £8.99 per day, depending on vehicle type.
Hand controls can be fitted to the car. Call the team on 0808 284 4444 to talk through or pre-order.
Enterprise Manchester Airport
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.
Drivers over 30 are able to drive all the vehicles and for those over 25, they can rent cars, SUVs and Standard, small people carriers, and vans.
Add an additional driver for £18.33 per day for an airport location, and £15.60 per day for any other location.
Hand controls can be fitted to the car, free of charge. You can also nominate a surrogate driver if you cannot drive and take advantage of the Specially Adapted Vehicle hire. Simply call 0800 633 5665 to arrange.
* Calls will cost around 7p per minute plus your phone company's network access charge.
** They also Offer Adapted Vehicle Hire which offers an optional collection and delivery service. Call the local team on 01895 439111 quoting "Hertz15" to talk through what you need. Prices from £45