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Manchester car hire

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Manchester car hire information

Pick-up locationManchester
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Hire locations3
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Manchester

  • Compared to public buses and taxis, car rentals in Manchester are a superior transportation choice if you want to connect to different locations inside the city. Lutz Children's Museum is one of the locations you may visit with ease in your rental car if you have children with you and want to have a fantastic time outside. Although Manchester has an efficient public transportation system that is primarily made up of buses, which are significantly less expensive, renting a car provides a number of advantages, the most important of which is more flexibility. You can choose your own departure timings and routes to your destination when you rent a car.
  • You can avoid the hassle of the lengthy lines that are frequently observed at the various bus stations by renting a car from one of the Manchester car rentals at Bradley International Airport (BDL). Because it offers a greater variety of car makes and models, this airport car rental station is rated higher than most other locations in the city. Renters have a better probability of receiving a specific car type or model in this location depending on their preferences and tastes. The BDL's car rental facility is close to Terminal A, the airport's primary terminal.
  • Keep in mind that it is typical for drivers to flout some fundamental traffic laws in Manchester, such as right of way and lane discipline. You will constantly be on the lookout for cars, especially big trucks, entering intersections, regardless of whether they are obstructing other drivers or not. On roadways with numerous lanes, lane changes are frequently made without signaling. As a result, when you plan to self-drive by booking car rentals in Manchester, be careful of other drivers and don't trust that they will all obey the law.
  • Using car rentals in Manchester during the rush hours, which are typically between 6:30 am and 9:30 am and later from 4:30 pm to 7 pm, might be a little difficult. Most of Manchester's roadways are congested during this period, with Pleasant Valley Road and Interstate 84 (I-84) experiencing the worst traffic. Therefore, if you must travel on 5th Street Road during any of these periods, make sure to set out around 10 -30 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
  • Book your car hire in Manchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Manchester are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Manchester

  • How much is the price of fuel in Manchester?

    The average price of fuel in Manchester is R71,61 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R859 and R1 146, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Manchester?

    Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Manchester.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Manchester?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Manchester?

    A Standard car hire in Manchester costs R1 432 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Manchester?

    A Full Size car hire in Manchester costs R2 659 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Manchester?

    An Economy car hire in Manchester costs R1 285 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Manchester?

    The majority of the tourist attractions that you would want to see while in Manchester are situated in regions with mountainous and uneven terrains, like Wickham Park and Case Mountain. As a result, consider an Intermediate car when renting a car in Manchester to get to these locations. This vehicle's potent engine can easily traverse steep terrain. A Compact car will be the best choice, though, if you intend to travel to locations in or close to the city center where the majority of the roads are quite narrow and parking spaces are confined.

  • What’s the speed limit in Manchester?

    Manchester's standard speed limit is 45 mph. Therefore, make sure you are not driving your rental car faster than 45 mph in Manchester, unless you are on those zones or roads with different stated speed restrictions. School zones, residential districts, and some areas of the city center are some of the places having substantially reduced speed limits of up to 25 mph or even lower.

  • What are the best places to park in Manchester?

    Parking lots at 201 Hale Road and 179 Deming Street are two places in Manchester where you can always find spaces to leave your rental car. It will cost you $1 per hour to park your car at any of these parking lots. In addition to this, hotel parking is a good alternative to take into account. The majority of hotels in Manchester provide its patrons with free parking as one of their services. However, hotel parking is only available to guests who are staying at one of those hotels.  

Manchester car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10,0

Wonderful

37 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Manchester

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Locations in Manchester

190 Buckland Hills Drive

+1 860 648 2118

Monday11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday11:00 - 18:00
Thursday11:00 - 18:00
Friday11:00 - 18:00
Saturday11:00 - 18:00
Sunday12:00 - 18:00

274 Leibert Road

+1 860 247 0482

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday11:00 - 18:00

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2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
Car was damaged and filthy.

2,0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
When I arrived to pick up my rental there were 5 people in front of me all waiting for their rentals. I was told there were no rentals at that time and I would have to wait until the clerk’s supervisor called and told her what to do. She had no idea when I would get my rental. I left there with a Ford Explorer which is a far cry from a Kia compact at about 3:30 pm. I waited 21/2 hrs for that. The clerk was efficient, but the wait and the fact that there was no car waiting was inexcusable as I had a reservation. Why did I reserve a rental at all ?

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

I didn't get the car

Cons:

SOMEBODY TELLINGME THE RENTAL DIDNT GO THROUGH BEFORE I SHOWED UP THERE IN AN UBER AND GOT STRANDED

4,8 Mediocre

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Decent car and decent drop off experience.

Cons:

Upon pickup in Hartford, the employee was very unwilling to review scratches and damage prior to the trip and there was a lot. Employees were using vulgar raciest language with each other directly in the presence of several customers. Generally, terrible pickup location in an unsafe neighborhood.

2,0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Did not pick up car I specifcally explained a Bradley air port area pick up and when I got to Bradley to pick up the car I was told the pick up was in Hartford the rental at the airport cost me $450 dollars more. Very unhappy

9,2 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Good car, clean, well maintained. Friendly, efficient staff.

Cons:

Not enough staff at the Liebert Road site. When I picked the car up there was a thunderstorm coming up, and one poor fellow had to deal with a line of people impatient to get going, another line of people wanting to return, as well as the necessary inspections of outgoing and incoming vehicles. He should never have had to do this alone. That said, he did a great job considering the circumstances.

1 out of 8

Hertz

8,0

Very Good

33 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Manchester

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Locations in Manchester

170 Weston St

+1 860 533 1193

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

290 Broad Street

+1 860 533 1193

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

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2,0 Poor

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing very rude, when complained they were extremely rude

Cons:

All of it

6,8 Okay

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly and helpful.

Cons:

The car was given to me in a parking garage, where it was a little dark so I didn’t see a few imperfections on the vehicle, but I didn’t have a problem when returning the vehicle. The staff didn’t record the gas correctly, so they thought I owed a balance when returning the vehicle at a half tank. Overall it worked out fine.

8,0 Very Good

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and helpful. Efficient. No problems in picking up car. Smooth

Cons:

Car had handling problems that made it hard to keep car on road evenly. Also we brought car back with way more gas than we left with and there was no recourse for a refund.

2,0 Poor

Jun 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff very rude didn’t help me at all

Cons:

Try to come up with a solution before kicking me out the store

2,0 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Stop telling you pick up one location and then expect you to drive 30 miles out of your wat

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

friendliness, helpful

Cons:

smile

1 out of 8

Avis

10,0

Wonderful

12 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Manchester

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Locations in Manchester

274 Leibert Road

+1 860 241 0049

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday11:00 - 18:00

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2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Terribly understaffed, one agent with more than 20 customers waiting more than an hour. Confusion about cars, cars missing keys, awful service.

Cons:

Everything.

2,0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful! My problem is with Priceline. They scheduled this at a downtown location, which after I got off the airplane had no way to get to before closing. System shouldn’t have allowed. I selected BDL airport and couldn’t have known what street the car rental places are. Avis worked with me but airport fees made the care over $100 more. I won’t be ordering from Priceline again. I will order from Avis directly. They are great.

Cons:

See above.

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy.

Cons:

Friendlier staff

3,6 Poor

Oct 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The convenience and service I received at the time of pick-up and drop-off. Easy and seamless.

Cons:

I have never rented from Avis before but I have rented a car with other companies prior to this experience. I expected the Avis employee to walk with me to the vehicle and inspect the vehicle prior to me leaving with the vehicle. That did not happen. I was handed the keys and told I was all set. I walked to the car and noticed that it was dirty inside, leftover papers in the trunk and wrappers in the back door. About half way through my 750 mile commute I received a maintenance required notification on the dashboard for the rear seatbelts. I didn’t use the rear seat belts at all during my trip. The notification continued to prompt every time I would start the car. Just didn’t make me feel safe that all services/recalls weren’t serviced prior to letting a customer take the vehicle as a rental, especially with my lengthy trip.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Super easy drop off and pick up!

9,6 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

So I mistakenly thought I booked the car for the Avis location close to the airport. Took the Avis shuttle from airport to their facility, and when the agreement screen popped up, the price showed as being close to $600!! I showed the clerk my reservation, with the price I agreed to as being $136, and the clerk said “Oh, I see the problem. Your booking is with the downtown Avis location, not the airport location.” So I used a rideshare app to go the 20 minutes to the proper facility, and got the price I was promised. But - are you freaking KIDDING ME? It costs 4 times as much for the same car, with the same company, if you rent it from the airport location instead? price gouging, anyone??? On the plus side, once I was at the proper location, the transaction was very smooth and the clerk very helpful

1 out of 4

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,3

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.0

4 locations in Manchester

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Locations in Manchester

289 Williams Street - East

+1 860 659 1776

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

298 Governor St

+1 860 289 8881

Monday07:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday07:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday07:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

560 Talcottville Rd

+1 860 875 4470

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

62 Buckland St

+1 860 647 7755

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
Thursday07:30 - 17:00
Friday07:30 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

When I arrived to pick up my vehicle, I was told that they had no vehicles available it would be at least two days before they had any. They blamed it on a glitch in their computer system and that they had had this problem before. It seems to me that’s a pretty massive problem they should work out, because I created a major disruption in my schedule and my plans, and Enterprise did nothing but say “sorry, try somewhere else.”

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was amazing, thoughtful, and kind. When I needed to extend my rental, they made the process seamless. Thank you!

Cons:

I have no complaints.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE ALL AROUND!!!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff there were super friendly and accommodating. The representative I dealt with, Cora, was brand new to the job but handled the whole transaction seamlessly. The return was super easy as well. They even upgraded my vehicle, for no extra charge. I would definitely rent again.

10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The overall location has a surprisingly upbeat vibe. The Enterprise team works together to provide over the top customer service, and the employees positive attitudes more than makeup up for a smaller location. If you value old fashioned customer service, check them out.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
Amazing, helpful, friendly staff!

1 out of 3

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Manchester

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Locations in Manchester

Hartford-Brainard Airport

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