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Pick-up location Manchester
Hire locations 66
Airport locations 27

Manchester car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
thrifty
Best rated
7,1 Good (2 725 reviews)
3 locations in Manchester
Thrifty
Locations in Manchester
2a Rondin Road
+44 161 241 5860
Twining Rd, Trafford Park
+44 161 873 7232
Units 3/4
+44 161 499 7038
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Rated no. 2
Alamo
alamo
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Manchester
Alamo
Locations in Manchester
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 161 498 3300
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
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10,0 Excellent
Jun 1 2019
Pros: Staff were EXCEPTIONAL - extremely helpful, gave us all kinds of useful information, really great attitudes and I got lost in trying to find the drop off and was going to miss my flight so one of the staff gave me a ride to the terminal and I was able to catch my flight. I couldn't be more grateful!
Cons: GPS does not pick up car rental village... have BIG SIGN out on the roadway showing car rental return like they do in the USA it's so easy here. The GPS took me to an Uber waiting parking area and not one of the signs on the roundabout said CAR RENTAL VILLAGE.
Rated no. 3
Budget
budget
10,0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Manchester
Budget
Locations in Manchester
28 Store Street
+44 344 544 9742
Manchester Airport
+44 344 544 6002
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
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10,0 Excellent
Oct 26 2018
Great bargain
Pros: I picked up my car an hour late with no problems after my flight was delayed! The service was friendly & i was in my rental in about 20min. Great service! I had a Volkswagen Polo, duh a great car with great gas milage around town & long distances. I would recommend Budget!
Cons: N/A
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
enterprise
9,2 Excellent (1 review)
6 locations in Manchester
Enterprise
Locations in Manchester
131 Ashton Old Road
+44 161 230 8223
16 Lostock Rd
+44 161 747 8598
229-241 Bury New Road
+44 161 708 8860
Car Rental Village
+44 161 498 3300
Ground Floor Car Park Level 1
+44 161 236 4715
Unit 5 Southpoint
+44 161 442 5683
  • 10.0
  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
  • 10.0
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9,2 Excellent
Sep 22 2018
Very Good
Pros: Although there was a slight mix up about the pick up location for the car. The manager was able to get me the car at anothe location and they transported me for free to this location to pick up the car. The car itself was a fairly new car and I did not have any problems whatsoever driving the car. I will use this rental service again.
Cons: Nothing
Rated no. 5
Hertz
6,3 Good (10 reviews)
3 locations in Manchester
Hertz
Locations in Manchester
1246 Chester Road, Stretford
+44 843 309 3073
Car Rental Village
+44 843 309 3047
Level 3, Long Stay Carpark
+44 161 850 1933
  • 5.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.0
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2,0 Mediocre
Mar 5 2017
Don't trust Kayak
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Hertz refused to release the car at the price quoted by Kayak. Even though I had pre-paid the insurance. I hired a car from Avis at a lot less. Also it seems I am unable to reclaim the pre-paid insurance. Rubbish company.
2,0 Mediocre
Jun 13 2018
Cons: I’m from the US and when the car was returned 30 min late because I was lost, I was charged another day’s rental. Plus, the insurance rates are too high! I will not rent from Hertz again!
5,6 Okay
Jul 21 2018
Unpleasant drop off
Pros: No queue.
Cons: Agent was nitpicking at drop off. He focused on Minor wear and tear I could not even have seen at pickup because the car park was too dark. I was not charged, but it made me feel very uncomfortable and delayed my departure.
10,0 Excellent
Aug 5 2018
Car check policy
Pros: Very friendly customer Care
Cons: You should have more desks for dealing at Manchester airport
8,0 Excellent
Oct 6 2019
Cons: For the sales person not to push so hard for insurance.
10,0 Excellent
Feb 20 2017
Quick & Easy
Pros: Attendant came right over. Great attitude considering it was before 7 am on a Saturday. No hassles on the turn in checklist. Asked which airline I was flying - told me the terminal - and which shuttle bus to board. That's service !
8,4 Excellent
Feb 27 2017
Pros: Dropoff was very smooth.
4,0 Okay
Jul 4 2017
Why is car rental at British airports so awful?
Pros: Car was fine, but lacked any frills.
Cons: Heathrow and Manchester seem designed to give the worst possible first impression of the country, and the car rental facilities are the worst of the worst. Have the designers never traveled to a half-decent airport in the US, Asia or Europe? Poor signage (also at Gatwick); lousy shuttles; complacent service by people who clearly don't care. This trip was capped by a ridiculous charge for an invisible "dent". The car rental has a veneer of efficiency (e.g. Electronic check-in), but this was a poor and sloppy experience through-and-through.
7,2 Good
Sep 17 2018
Just okay
Pros: Car rental facility, once you find it, is pretty close to the terminals, with rapid bus service.
Cons: Dropoff procedure at Manchester Airport was slow (10 minutes to get car checked in, due to understaffing) and not terribly friendly.
6,0 Good
Dec 10 2018
Not class reserved
Cons: They didn’t have any mid-size suvs—the class we had reserved. Tried to rent us large 10 passenger van instead, which was unacceptable. Eventually manager became involved and we settled on Ford Galaxy which they told us was our only other option without paying much more.
Rated no. 6
Europcar
5,5 Okay (8 reviews)
7 locations in Manchester
Europcar
Locations in Manchester
Boad Street
+44 371 384 0128
Long Stay Car Park Level 3
+44 371 384 0128
Manchester Apt Car Rental Centre
+44 371 384 3414
Manchester Apt Car Rental Village
+44 371 384 3414
Unit 9 Parkway 4 Trading Estate
+44 371 384 0129
Unit 9 Parkway 4
+44 371 384 0129
Unit 9 Parkway4
+44 371 384 0129
  • 5.3
  • 6.8
  • 6.0
  • 4.3
  • 5.0
Recent reviews
3,6 Mediocre
Oct 11 2016
ended up a rip-off
Pros: A good high quality car, friendly personnel
Cons: was lured in by low online rate but then aggressively upsold into insurance that I didn't need, such that I ended up paying three times the amount I was originally quoted. I would not use them again.
2,0 Mediocre
Apr 15 2017
After long wait at counter, company would not honor arranged price
Cons: Company required purchase of insurance which would more than double rental price. Declined to rent and rented instead from National at adjacent counter with no problems and lower price. Will not rent from Europcar again. Was fortunate to find and available car, in same class, at a good price during holiday week..
8,4 Excellent
Oct 19 2017
Pros: Smooth transition and very helpful and polite staff member
Cons: Waiting on bus to car rental village cold after flying in from Croatia
10,0 Excellent
Nov 2 2017
Pros: The man who served me at the start was nice, helpful and efficient.
Cons: Got automatic when I wanted manual
2,0 Mediocre
May 2 2018
Not enough information
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Everything
6,0 Good
Nov 13 2016
Pros: The car was clean a
Cons: Representative I initially self with was unpleasant. Fortunately someone stepped in to be more helpful. The cost was much more than I paid during my last visit to the UK.
7,2 Good
May 8 2017
Mixed, but generally good.
Pros: Nice clean cars and helpful staff.
Cons: Had to wait 45 min for pickup, and bill was £20 more than it should have been - but they were quick to address when I pointed it out.
4,4 Okay
Oct 9 2018
Lack of transparency
Cons: I was extremely frustrated to find I *had* to purchase additional theft insurance, even though I have full coverage through my credit card. This added significantly to the daily cost of the rental in ways I had not planned on. It would be one thing if this had been communicated transparently at the point of booking, but to find this out at the point of pick up was extremely frustrating. I will be more discerning in future, and will not be choosing Europcar.
Rated no. 7
GREEN MOTION
greenmotion
4,8 Okay (1 review)
4 locations in Manchester
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Manchester
33-41, Cheetham Hill Road
Car Park Boad Street Level 1
Manchester Airport
01612 600420
Peary Street
+44 161 260 0099
  • 2.0
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  • 2.0
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Recent reviews
4,8 Okay
Oct 8 2019
Pros: Car was just what I ordered
Cons: Pick up was a disaster, was stated to be at airport was not, no indication of how to get to them google gave a closed office location and phone number did not work, price was not as quoted would have been similar price to go with a main stream company. Even details of how to get back to airport was vague end result lots of walk g both ways!
Rated no. 8
Dollar
dollar
4,4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Manchester
Dollar
Locations in Manchester
Units 3/4
+44 161 499 7038
  • 4.0
  • 6.0
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  • 4.0
Recent reviews
4,4 Okay
Sep 18 2019
Cons: Not a part of the standard shuttle service. Seemed very intent on trying to find a scratch or nick on the car to charge me for.
Rated no. 9
Easirent
3,9 Mediocre (7 reviews)
2 locations in Manchester
Easirent
Locations in Manchester
C/O Marriott Hotel, Hale Road, Altrincham, Cheshire
+44 161 636 0275
Office 219 Ducie House Ducie St
  • 4.0
  • 4.9
  • 4.6
  • 3.1
  • 3.1
Recent reviews
4,0 Okay
Apr 13 2017
Pros: The price
Cons: The 40 minute wait to be seen
4,4 Okay
Jul 29 2018
Pros: It’s relatively cheap if you take extra care they don’t squeez in extra optional insurance charges.
Cons: They tried for almost 2 hrs to sell us damage waiver which we already had. They were claiming ours would not work because liability and damage should be bundled!! Finally we got them to agree to unbundle the two via American Express representative in the phone from US!!!! We end up saving $50 but it drove us crazy with a 2-yr old with us that my wife had to entertain after an 11-hr flight!
4,0 Okay
Aug 25 2018
1.5 hour delay in pick up, car mileage is over 33000 miles
Pros: Shuttle was on time
Cons: Delay, Basic insurance was not included and the car was old (mileage was over 33000 miles)
6,8 Good
Dec 19 2016
Pros: Easy access to/from M56 near Manchester Airport. Friendly staff but very busy.
Cons: Hidden fees. Very expensive insurance. Empty fuel tank. I had to find a service area immediately or risk running out of fuel.
2,0 Mediocre
Jun 6 2017
Avoid this company-Big Scam
Pros: Nothing
Cons: The hidden charges and fraudulent practices
4,4 Okay
Jul 5 2017
Ripped off,
Pros: The car itself was decent, full size + luxury as described (although Volvo not Mercedes). No sign of any Mercs on the lot either, so not sure if they actually have any.
Cons: The worst service EVER upon pick up from Easirent. No routine shuttle bus from airport, apparently you have to phone for a pick up but no contact number was given. Jumped in a cab to rental center but it has moved & Kayak has incorrect address. Eventually arranged pick up, took 1 hr 30 mins for the shuttle bus to arrive after I managed to speak to them + everyone was totally unapologetic and basically complaining about how hard they were working. There were 2 customers ahead of me in the queue when I finally arrived at rental center but it took an hour to process them + me. The woman in front of me was in tears because of the standard "you need to take our premium insurance" line which left her an additional $600 out of pocket. Of course, I got gouged as well an additional $100... "we cannot let you take this car without additional insurance, you're not legal on the road without it" despite the fact my US credit card covers this and I don't have a problem elsewhere. Companies like this should NOT be in business, and thankfully the service is so bad that they won't be for long, there is no way they can survive when they are so appallingly bad.
2,0 Mediocre
May 2 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly as they charged me double the agreed-upon price.
Cons: Payment due at pickup doubled from what I agreed upon when I hired the car via Kayak. I didn't have time to argue the charges because I was on vacation and had time-sensitive plans. This company seems to prey on foreigners in this type of situation. Advertise a low price, double it upon arrival.
Rated no. 10
Avis
avis
3,6 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Manchester
Avis
Locations in Manchester
28 Store Street
+44 344 544 6080
Car Rental Village
+44 344 544 6002
  • 2.0
  • 8.0
  • 4.0
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  • 2.0
Recent reviews
3,6 Mediocre
Jun 11 2019
Pros: The helpful staff were amazing.
Cons: I booked a Mercedes or similar for $375 but when I got there to pick it up they only had a Volkswagen Golf available and wanted $988. I got a my credit card total refund.Ordered a taxi to a location away from the airport and got a Mercedes for $340 from Enterprise.
keddy by Europcar
keddy
6 locations in Manchester
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Manchester
49 Oldham Road
+44 371 384 3467
79-85 Liverpool Street
+44 371 384 3466
Manchester Airport Car Rental Center Ringway Road
8713843414
Station Approach, Todd Street
+44 161 736 7110
Station Reception - Follow Car Hire
+44 871 384 3467
Unit 9, Parkway Trading Estate
Sunnycars
sunnycars
6 locations in Manchester
Sunnycars
Locations in Manchester
1246 Chester Road
53 Fountain Street
Airport
Boad Street
Parkway 4
Shadowmoss Road
City Car & Truck Rentals
city
3 locations in Manchester
City Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Manchester
Delivery Office (luxury Cars)
Manchester Airport
Manchester Piccadilly Railway
Sixt
3 locations in Manchester
Sixt
Locations in Manchester
2 Piccadilly Place
+44 207 018 8246
Ringway Road
+44 207 018 8246
Unit 4 709 Chester Road
+44 207 018 8246
Arnold Clark
arnoldclark
2 locations in Manchester
Arnold Clark
Locations in Manchester
1, Brunel Place
Unit 14 Ringway Trading Estate
+44 161 774 1888
Firefly
firefly
2 locations in Manchester
Firefly
Locations in Manchester
Boad Street
+44 161 850 1933
Premier Parking, Car Rental Village, Ringway Rd
+44 843 309 3047
FLIZZR
flizzr
2 locations in Manchester
FLIZZR
Locations in Manchester
Ducie Street
+44 844 499 3399
Manchester Apt Car Rental Village Ringway Road,manchester Airport
+44 844 576 0541
YourRent
yourrent
2 locations in Manchester
YourRent
Locations in Manchester
Manchester Airport
Manchester Piccadilly Railway
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Manchester
Advantage
Locations in Manchester
Manchester Int`l Airport - Europcar Car Rental Centre, Ringway Road
080 0777 5500
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Manchester
AutoEurope
Locations in Manchester
Europcar Desk In Terminals 1a 1b 2
Goldcar Rental SP
goldcar
1 location in Manchester
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Manchester
Manchester Airport
+44 203 898 0140
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Manchester
INTERRENT
Locations in Manchester
Rental Cabin, Car Rental Village Car Park
+44 161 904 2334
National
national
1 location in Manchester
National
Locations in Manchester
Enterprise Rent A Car
+44 161 498 3300
Ofran Holiday Autos
ofran
1 location in Manchester
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Manchester
Manchester Air Port
Rhodium
rhodium
1 location in Manchester
Rhodium
Locations in Manchester
Manchester Apt Car Rental Village Ringway Road,manchester Airport
+44 161 904 2363
Virtuo
virtuo
1 location in Manchester
Virtuo
Locations in Manchester
Q-Park, Manchester Piccadilly, Whitworth Street
31 travellers who hired a car in Manchester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5,7

Car hire locations in Manchester

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When to book a hire car in Manchester

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Top tips for hiring a car in Manchester

  • Book your car hire in Manchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Manchester are around 88% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Manchester

What is the most popular car hire in Manchester?

Compact (Nissan Juke or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Manchester.

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Manchester?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Easirent (R118/day), GREEN MOTION (R192/day) and Avis (R442/day).

What is the best car hire agency in Manchester?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Manchester are Alamo (8,7, 6475 reviews), Enterprise (8,5, 12809 reviews), and Avis (7,6, 2242 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Manchester?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Easirent Easirent c/o Skypark, 22 Owen Drive L24 1YL (44 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find a car hire 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 Compact car hire cost in Manchester?

A Compact car hire in Manchester costs R2 394 per day, on average.

How much does a Intermediate car hire cost in Manchester?

A Intermediate car hire in Manchester costs R2 621 per day, on average.

How much does a Mini car hire cost in Manchester?

A Mini car hire in Manchester costs R214 per day, on average.