Manchester car rentals

Manchester car rentals

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Manchester, ENG, United Kingdom
May 30 — Jun 6
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Manchester, ENG, United Kingdom
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Manchester car rental reviews and directory

From $68/dayRated #1
Budget
Best rated
9.1 Excellent (13 reviews)
3 locations in Manchester
Budget
Locations in Manchester
  • 9.3
  • 9.5
  • 8.7
  • 9
  • 8.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentApr 23 2022
Great customer service as usual
10.0 ExcellentJun 30 2021
Helpful and supportive staff. What I was told is what happened. Car in good condition and very clean. Quick pick up and drop off.
10.0 ExcellentOct 26 2018
Great bargainI 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!N/A
9.2 ExcellentMay 26 2017
Scotland rental.Ease of access and check in process was quick. There is a close service station to fill tank.
4.4 OkayJan 8 2017
Rental return poorly signposted. Had to wait too long for a shuttle back to airport.
9.6 ExcellentSep 28 2016
Excellent all waysround
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From $91/dayRated #2
Alamo
9.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
1 location in Manchester
Alamo
Locations in Manchester
  • 9
  • 8.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2019
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!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.
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From $87/dayRated #3
Enterprise
7 Good (9 reviews)
6 locations in Manchester
Enterprise
Locations in Manchester
  • 7.5
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.2
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2022
The force at which additional insurance was attempted to be sold to me was appalling At one point I was told “if you have a serious accident you will be liable to pay £32,000”. Scare tactics indeed I ordered a Nissan qashqai or similar. Was offered a Hyundai i20. Which is not same class or size. Therefore I had to upgrade I will never use enterprise again based on this experience
4.8 OkayJul 4 2019
Reservation price was different to the actual price at pick up. Original price per the booking should have been honored.
7.6 GoodJan 1 2019
Difficult to find drop off locations for rental cars- not sign posted well (for all rental returns not just Enterprise). Lobby of waiting area was clean but the seats are in really poor condition. Again a communal area not just for Enterprise customers.
9.2 ExcellentSep 22 2018
Very GoodAlthough 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.Nothing
10.0 ExcellentJun 15 2018
We got more value for our money than expected.
9.6 ExcellentJun 18 2017
Great service
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From $63/dayRated #4
Hertz
6.4 Good (17 reviews)
3 locations in Manchester
Hertz
Locations in Manchester
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.1
  • 6.5
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentOct 6 2019
For the sales person not to push so hard for insurance.
6.0 GoodDec 10 2018
Not class reservedThey 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.
7.2 GoodSep 17 2018
Just okayCar rental facility, once you find it, is pretty close to the terminals, with rapid bus service.Dropoff procedure at Manchester Airport was slow (10 minutes to get car checked in, due to understaffing) and not terribly friendly.
10.0 ExcellentAug 5 2018
Car check policyVery friendly customer CareYou should have more desks for dealing at Manchester airport
5.6 OkayJul 21 2018
Unpleasant drop offNo queue.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.
2.0 MediocreJun 13 2018
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!
4.0 OkayJul 4 2017
Why is car rental at British airports so awful?Car was fine, but lacked any frills.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.
2.0 MediocreMar 5 2017
Don't trust KayakNothingHertz 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.
8.4 ExcellentFeb 27 2017
Dropoff was very smooth.
10.0 ExcellentFeb 20 2017
Quick & EasyAttendant 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 !
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From $57/dayRated #5
Europcar
6.1 Good (14 reviews)
7 locations in Manchester
Europcar
Locations in Manchester
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 5.9
  • 5.2
  • 5.5
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 1 2022
After a 30hr flight we were a bit disappointed at how much we were pressured with additional add ons at pick up. Otherwise all ok
2.0 MediocreDec 30 2021
Europcar did not accept the insurance I booked through the website!!
10.0 ExcellentDec 10 2021
Excellent , I will go again and again with Europecar
1.9 HorribleSep 7 2021
I contracted the car for £89. I waited for 25 minutes in line to listen to a eruopcar employee talk about the weather to another customer. I was then informed that I was late (after 4pm) and would be charged an extra £60. I was then informed that I needed insurance as the quote I received did not include it. So an extra £40 was added. I ended up paying an extra £100 in total. I will;l never again use Europcar after being a loyal customer for 30 years.
4.4 OkayOct 9 2018
Lack of transparencyI 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.
2.0 MediocreMay 2 2018
Not enough informationNothingEverything
10.0 ExcellentNov 2 2017
The man who served me at the start was nice, helpful and efficient.Got automatic when I wanted manual
8.4 ExcellentOct 19 2017
Smooth transition and very helpful and polite staff memberWaiting on bus to car rental village cold after flying in from Croatia
7.2 GoodMay 8 2017
Mixed, but generally good.Nice clean cars and helpful staff.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.
2.0 MediocreApr 15 2017
After long wait at counter, company would not honor arranged priceCompany 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..
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From $78/dayRated #6
Sixt
5.4 Okay (12 reviews)
3 locations in Manchester
Sixt
Locations in Manchester
  • 5.8
  • 5.6
  • 5.4
  • 5.1
  • 5.1
Recent reviews
4.0 OkayNov 21 2021
They did a bait and switch on me at Heathrow by claiming that as my flight arrived early they didn't have a car available in the class I booked. So what they had was 250% higher. As I was there for my mother's 100 birthday, and they are well away from all other rental companies, I had to accept it. However I will never rent from them again
1.9 HorribleSep 26 2021
No one was at the Sixt counter to collect the car, and after waiting 30 minutes, I called the Sixt helpline, only to find an automated message saying my booking had been cancelled. That meant I had to book another car with a rental company whose desk was manned at twice the cost of the original. I am absolutely disgusted with both Sixt and Kayak for not informing me of the cancellation, and leaving me in the lurch after a 10 hour flight and I will not be using either again.
2.0 MediocreFeb 21 2020
Staff unhelpful
10.0 ExcellentJun 19 2019
The staff were brilliant, I hire cars all the time and this was the best experience yet Lesley and Darrell Were fantastic at drop off. I only wish I’d Written down the name of the girl at check because she was so helpful tooNothing.100% (And i can be a right pain in the a*rse)
4.4 OkayAug 18 2018
Not what we paid forQuietNo power, we ordered a Nokia got a Renault Capture, much smaller vehicle tiny boot
5.2 OkayDec 19 2017
Did not get final bill immediaitly after rental still waiting - 48 hrsCar was fine, pretty standardDid not get a final bill at the return -- got a copy of damage report emailed (no damage, everything in order, fuel full, etc. ), but did not get a bill. I rent a lot for business and family trips and expect to immediatly get a final bill for the rental on return -- very unsatisfactory. Will I get a surprise? I don't know?
5.2 OkayAug 26 2017
Ease of pick up and no worried about the vehicleI don't like that you always end up spending 2x more money than the rental to cover insurance as they will not take insurance from the state's. Would like to have this disclosed.
2.0 MediocreJun 27 2017
The car given could only hold 2 large suitcasesEase of bookingCar which was given could only hold 2 large suitcases and not 3-4 as in the description (which was why I made the booking)
10.0 ExcellentJun 5 2017
Check in lady Check out guy
10.0 ExcellentJun 1 2017
Fantastic serviceThey were so professional, extremely helpful. Best service I've ever had. Cannot fault them In any way. I've never known a company be so lovely. Thank youI liked everything.
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From $30/dayRated #7
Dollar
4.4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Manchester
Dollar
Locations in Manchester
  • 6
  • 6
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
Recent reviews
4.4 OkaySep 18 2019
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.
From $30/dayRated #8
Easirent
4.1 Okay (23 reviews)
2 locations in Manchester
Easirent
Locations in Manchester
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 17 2022
Just been forced to pay insurance because I couldn’t make payments of the deposit… wouldn’t allow me to make 2 payments and my card wouldn’t do the larger amount in one transaction
2.0 MediocreApr 25 2022
Was told I needed to pay an extra £200 on top of the price that I had been quoted on the website. Apparently, because I had booked through a US website, insurance hadn't been included in the original quote!!
6.0 GoodApr 18 2022
drop off at Gatwick was difficult. its at a hotel in the middle of a very confusing one way system, there are no visible signs until you get into the car park and if youre dropping it off on a sunday like I was theres no one to help you. I parked next to a van with the easirent logo on it so I assume it was the right place but the spaces had hertx written on the ground by them so I may well end up with a fine. who knows.
4.0 OkayApr 17 2022
Easirent is a smaller rental company. At Manchester England, they are not located with the other car rental companies, so you to call them and wait for them to pick you up. When you first land, and you don’t have a phone, how are you going to call them? It took us an hour to figure out the phone situation and finally get picked up. The staff at Manchester was very nice, but way too busy. It took another 30 minutes just to talk to someone. Then once all of the paperwork was done, our car wasn’t ready. We had to wait another 10 minutes for them to clean the car. The car itself had seen better days. It had over 50,000 miles. The trim around the rear view mirror was missing. The wipers were terrible and needed to be replaced. The intermittent wiper feature didn’t work. The trunk never opened on the first try; we literally had to unlock the trunk once, then pry up the trunk with our fingers, and then release the trunk a second time. The car was littered with scrapes and dings. We constantly had a warning that the battery in the remote needed to be replaced. And the gas tank was at 3/8 full when we got it. Our final drop off was in Aberdeen Scotland. There, the drop point is in a hotel. We were there before they opened and had to use the drop box. It was a gray box with no markings that says Easirent or “night drop”. Two days later, I still don’t have confirmation that my rental is complete. I would not rent from Easirent again.
2.0 MediocreMar 18 2022
They tried to charge me double when I went to pick the car up. They said insurance was not included. There was no mention of this in the emails and agreement. I lost 5 hours and ended up walking away as I was disgusted with the situation. In fairness, the manager at the centre was polite and helpful and admitted the website was not transparent, but there was nothing he could do.
2.0 MediocreMar 16 2022
Was quoted a price and charged much more when i returned vehicle. Was not informed of a CDW FOR USA EXC-£ 14.50 PER DAY SURCHARGE
2.0 MediocreFeb 23 2022
So many issues. Called for shuttle pickup at airport. Waited an hour (was told he would be there in 15 min). When we asked why he was so late, we were told he was taking his lunch break. 😳 Car was dirty…. Inside and out We were told that we had to buy the extra insurance (80£) even though we have car insurance that covers everything. They insisted that we must buy the extra insurance. We heard this same conversation with other customers as we were picking up and dropping off. Customers were mad! This is a shoddy operation. Never going to rent from them again.
4.0 OkayFeb 19 2022
The car ended up being 4 times more expensive than advertised. Personal weren’t very nice and weren’t trying to be very helpful. Would definitely not use this service again, especially not through kayak/priceline. There’s no transparency on how much the car actually costs.
2.0 MediocreDec 23 2021
- - AVOID AT ALL COSTS - or it WILL COST YOU! - - £150 for a small car for 6 days - GREAT it came in below all the competitors. Then.... it just gets worse.. So the rental place is Not at the Airport and you could be waiting a while to get their minibus out to the middle of nowhere, and THEN... you are in their clutches. They KNOW you are stranded with them in their secure compound, so this is where they start turning the price knife. My £150 literally doubled to £300 because I did not have my own CDW (collision damage waiver). of course I don't! Only in USA do they have the Insurance, taxes etc ON TOP of the quoted price. - But these guys behind the "My Hands are Tied My Friend" polished sales lines, will squeeze you on so many angles - with the fear of God, if anything at all happens to the vehicle wanting a whopping £1500 on your creditcard ON TOP of the fee, in case anything happens AND ….. it takes 28days to get it back (check!). so a £150 car rental - with No * Extra Costs advertised. ending up costing me over £350!!!! (NOT including the deposit holding fee). then... if you want it just one more day - the advertised day rate of £24 goes to...... Brace Yourself Seriously!!!!!! £234.00 - OMG - it was cheaper to take it back and pay a £150 UBER EXEC to be driven to my next location with my Bags. WHAT A RIP OFF!!!! YES - AVOID at all COSTS... so an advertised car @24 per day (£150) ended up costing £83 per day (£581) before costs!!!! This needs investigating - I am now collating evidence for the Advertising Standards Agency!
2.0 MediocreMay 2 2019
Staff was friendly as they charged me double the agreed-upon price.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.
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Rated #9
INTERRENT
4 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Manchester
INTERRENT
Locations in Manchester
  • 4
  • 6
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
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From $90/dayRated #10
Avis
3.6 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Manchester
Avis
Locations in Manchester
  • 8
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
3.6 MediocreJun 11 2019
The helpful staff were amazing.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.
From $45/dayRated #11
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
3.4 Mediocre (2 reviews)
4 locations in Manchester
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Manchester
  • 6
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreOct 21 2019
Nothing.The company or location I reserved could have been actually open. Had to do another booking for a much higher price.
4.8 OkayOct 8 2019
Car was just what I orderedPick 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!
From $17/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
8 locations in Manchester
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Manchester
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Sunnycars
7 locations in Manchester
Sunnycars
Locations in Manchester
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City Car & Truck Rentals
3 locations in Manchester
City Car & Truck Rentals
Locations in Manchester
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From $24/day
Thrifty
3 locations in Manchester
Thrifty
Locations in Manchester
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From $56/day
Arnold Clark
2 locations in Manchester
Arnold Clark
Locations in Manchester
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Firefly
2 locations in Manchester
Firefly
Locations in Manchester
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FLIZZR
2 locations in Manchester
FLIZZR
Locations in Manchester
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From $41/day
Virtuo
2 locations in Manchester
Virtuo
Locations in Manchester
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YourRent
2 locations in Manchester
YourRent
Locations in Manchester
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Goldcar Rental SP
1 location in Manchester
Goldcar Rental SP
Locations in Manchester
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Move Mee
1 location in Manchester
Move Mee
Locations in Manchester
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From $108/day
National
1 location in Manchester
National
Locations in Manchester
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Rhodium
1 location in Manchester
Rhodium
Locations in Manchester
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97 travelers who rented a car in Manchester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.1

Car rental locations in or near Manchester

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$65/day

Good deal

$52/day

When to book a rental car in Manchester

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Top tips for renting a car in Manchester

  • Although Manchester offers a fairly good public transportation system, you can avoid the crowds by renting a car. It is the most comfortable way to go around the city, particularly in the winter months when it is often raining there. Hop in the car for a scenic drive along Oxford Road with its many museums and theaters, or to head to neighboring Liverpool, which is only one hour away. Make the most of your rental car by exploring the countryside of Northern England, with the unmissable Lake District being just an hour and a half ride from Manchester.
  • The big car rental agencies can be found at Manchester International Airport (MAN), which is located 8.6 miles from the city. Most of the car rental counters are set in the Car Rental Village, which can be accessed by the free shuttle buses departing from all terminals every 10 minutes or so. Tourists will only need their domestic driver's license to rent a vehicle in the UK.
  • When driving in the United Kingdom, remember that traffic stays on the left side of the road. As with any big city, roads can get a bit congested in the city center, so you may want to avoid the stress of driving in that area by leaving the car at your hotel or in one of the many parking lots before heading there. Because of the constant rainy weather, make sure you take extra precautions when driving in the city.
  • Although traffic isn't horrible in Manchester, make sure you avoid the typical rush hours so you don't add extra time to your travels. Morning rush hour is usually between 7 and 9:30 a.m., while evening rush hour normally between 4 and 6:30 p.m. Visiting Manchester in the summer months (between June and August) will contribute to a smoother driving experience because of the nicer weather.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Manchester for $52 or less
  • Book your rental car in Manchester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Manchester are around 166% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Manchester are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Manchester