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Manchester airport car hire

Airport Code: MAN

There is more to see in the UK besides the city of London.  Fly into Manchester Airport, seeing the most passengers of any airport in the country outside the London region.  Manchester Airport runs non-stop scheduled flights to destinations around the world.  Located 13.9 km southwest of Manchester city centre its just a short drive by Manchester Airport car hire.

You can get to and from Manchester Airport a number of ways, including train by the Manchester Airport railway station, bus, or coach.  Called The Station the airports ground transport interchange brings bus, coach and rail passengers under one roof with over 300 trains, 100 coaches, and 500 busses a day.  However, the most convenient way to get out and about is to pick up your car hire at Manchester Airport and have the ground transportation for your visit covered.

The airport is a 20 minute drive from Manchester city center via the M56 motorway, with a dedicated approach road from the motorway at junction 5.

Car rental offices can be found in each terminal of Manchester airport and include the following car hire companies:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • National
  • Hertz
  • Sixt

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Manchester, United Kingdom

Airport Code: MAN

Telephone: +44 (0) 8712 710 711

Distance: Manchester airport || 13.9 km; 8.6 mi southwest of Manchester city by car hire

Address: 5th Floor, Olympic House, Manchester Airport M90 1QX

Population: 483,800


The Manchester Wheel

Manchester car hire

Head over to Exchange Square in the Millennium Quarter in your Manchester car rental for a good look at the city from atop the Manchester Wheel. Make it a celebration and hire the more luxurious gondola that comes with champagne!


manchester car hire

Visit the site of the first Roman settlement in Manchester. Originally named Mamucium, it has been known as Castlefield since Medieval times. The old city walls are still standing here, dating back to around the 16th century. As the city grew up Castlefield became a small country oasis in the heart of Manchester, and the only natural haven to spot wildlife.

Chetham's Library

Manchester car hire

Visit Europe's oldest English Language Public Library in your Manchester car hire. Tucked away next to the futuristic-looking Urbis building in Millennium Square, Chetham's Library is all too often overlooked, few residents are even aware of its existence. Dating back to the 15th century, it is now part of the Chetham's Music School.

Day Trips


Manchester car rental

Spend a day shopping and relaxing on the beach in Southport. Located just north of Liverpool, you can have a good time in the stores and shops on Lord Street, find some great little restaurants for lunch, and get away from the city for the afternoon.

Peak District

Manchester car hire

Take a twenty minute drive east of Manchester by car hire to play on the grassy hills of the Peak District. One of the most beautiful parts of the country, the area is a National Park, yet its close enough to the city of Manchester to visit for an afternoon picnic.


Manchester car rental

Add some small town time to your stay in Manchester. Located just 30-45 minutes drive away from Manchester, Todmorden is a very small town with a population around 14,000. Enjoy the lovely Victorian architecture, fine restaurants, slower pace and natural beauty of Todmorden for the day.


Trafford Hall Hotel

23 Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PE

☎ +44 (0) 161 848 7791

Roomzzz Manchester City

36 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 4JY

☎ +44 (0) 844 4994888

Airlines Providing Airport Services to Manchester, United Kingdom

  • Adria Airways
  • Aer Arann
  • Aer Lingus
  • Air Berlin
  • Air France
  • Air Malta
  • Air Southwest
  • Air Transat
  • AirBlue
  • American Airlines
  • Atlasjet
  • Aurigny Air Services
  • Austrian
  • B&H Airlines (Air Bosna)
  • Belavia Belarusian Airlines
  • BMI
  • British Airways
  • Brussels Airlines
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