A car hire in Stockport lets you enjoy the freedom and flexibility to choose when, where and how you want to explore this uniquely characteristic town. Not only that, but you can also discover the surrounding areas with ease and comfort. The shopping, museums and unrivalled nightlife of Manchester are a stone’s throw away, while in a matter of just 40min you can be in the heart of the Peak District National Park, where stunning country hikes and quaint villages such as Bakewell and Castleton are waiting to be discovered.
Manchester International Airport (MAN) is a little over 8 miles away from Stockport, so if you're coming by plane, it is a convenient place to collect your vehicle. The likes of Sixt, Avis, Enterprise and more are on hand to help you collect your hire car and be on your way in minutes. Desks are located at the ‘Car Rental Village’, which is reachable via a free shuttle bus that runs every 10min from every terminal.
Stockport is an industrial town on the outskirts of a large city and is therefore heavily built up with multi-lane roads and intersections. As such, extra care and concentration may be required during busy periods. Arranging a sat nav with your car hire in Stockport is a great way to avoid stress when finding your way around. Main roads are usually nice and wide, although residential streets can be narrow and lined with parked cars.
Stockport is situated by the Manchester outer ring road, and Wellington Road, which runs through the town, takes you straight into Manchester. It’s advisable to avoid these areas as much as possible during rush hour, as high volumes of commuter traffic often cause long delays. The hours between 7:00 and 9:30 and 16:00 and 18:30 are when it tends to reach its peak, with a small lunchtime rise around 12:30–14:00. Winter can bring heavy rain, snow and wind to Stockport, so you may have to adjust your speed accordingly in harsher conditions.
Book your car hire in Stockport at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about hiring a car in Stockport
A compact economy car is ideally suited to picking your way through the Stockport traffic. If you’re travelling the motorways on a regular occasion, then a business saloon might be better suited for comfort and functionality on the road. A 4x4 works well for trips into the nearby Peak District, especially when the weather is not so good.
In built up areas around the centre of town the speed limit is 20–30mph. On the outer roads and motorways like the M60, the national speed limit of 70mph applies, unless stated otherwise. Look out for signs, road works and average speed checks, which are common in this area. Remember to always adjust your speed and distance in adverse weather conditions.
Parking is available at multiple locations in Stockport within easy walking distance of the shops and attractions of the town centre. Spaces are not difficult to come by and average at around £1 per hour. Heaton Lane and Merseyway Redrock car parks are great spaces to park for the day. The car park at Vernan Park is free, although you will have to catch a bus into town. The 330, 364 and 380 routes all run into the town centre and takes around 10min.
The average price of fuel in Stockport is R121,59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 459 and R1 945, depending on the car size.
Compact (Vauxhall Astra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Stockport.
The only car hire company onsite at Manchester airport is GREEN MOTION.
The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Manchester airport to off-airport locations is GREEN MOTION.