Rental companies may charge extra for drivers under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before making your reservation.

Manchester Car Rentals

Car Rental from Manchester Airport

Manchester, England is part of a string of towns that essentially form one big suburban area.

You can explore the towns or you can head south to the Cheshire Plain, where you can see Beeston Castle, as well as Eaton Hall

Travel southeast to visit Peak District National Park, where you can go cycling and hiking and enjoy grand views.

Also, the Pennine Hills to the north offer you a lot of area to explore. Many locals consider this the most scenic area in all of England.

You will need to know all about car rental at the airport so you can set off on your exploration. Learn about the car rental companies that operate near the airport, as well as what types of vehicles are available.

Car Rental Companies Located at Manchester Airport

You can rent a vehicle from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, National Car Rental, and Sixt. Many of these companies offer cheap car rentals. Check for car rental deals using the Skyscanner car rental tool.

Car Rental Area at Manchester Airport

You must go to the Car Rental Village to get your car. A free bus service will take you there. Busses depart every 15 minutes.

Types of Cars Available

You can rent mini cars that have two to three doors. You can also find economy cars, which are slightly larger than the mini class, and can seat four people. Rent a compact car for more room than economy cars offer. The intermediate cars offer more room, and above that class you can rent full-size cars.

In the larger sizes, you can find both two-door and four-dour vehicles. In all classes, you may choose between a manual transmission and an automatic transmission.

Specialty vehicles are also available. You can rent a passenger van, an SUV, a station wagon, a convertible, and even commercial vans and trucks.

Driving Conditions

You have easy access to M60 from the airport. However, this road has frequent lane closures for road and barrier repairs. This can cause traffic to back up. Check traffic reports before using M60.

The airport is located off the M56 right at Junction 5. You will find easy access from M56 to M6 and M60. For those coming from the city of Manchester, use the A34 or A5103.

Terminal exits are clearly marked on all roads around the airport. As you leave the airport, you will see M56 first, and it will take  you to M6 and M60.

Petrol Stations Near the Airport

You will find two Texaco stations that are .2 miles away from the airport, one on Outwood Lane, and the other on Palma Avenue. A Manchester Airport T1 Connect is also .2 miles away on Outwood Lane. A Shell station is .6 miles away on Woodhouse Park. Check to see if your rental car company requires you to return the vehicle with a full tank of petrol, as it is typically cheaper to fill the tank yourself rather than paying the rental agent to do it.

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