Car Hire Manchester

Discover Car Rental in Manchester

Manchester is located in the north-western part of England, halfway between London and Edinburgh. Discard the grimy industrial image that Manchester was once known for - this city has emerged as one of the trendiest and most popular cities in the UK, and a great location for exploring the North and Midlands of the UK. The peak district sits on the fringe of the city, making it a perfect place for an overnight stay when touring with the region by car or an even longer visit if desired.

If you are arriving into Manchester Airport - located approximately 20 minutes south of the city - our suppliers are conveniently located in the dedicated car rental center. Car hire collection at Manchester Airport has never been easier! Simply hop off your flight and head towards your chosen supplier to collect your rental before you head out to discover Manchester.

Experience Manchester

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Your car rental in Manchester will give you the independence and flexibility to discover the city of Manchester and the surrounding areas at your own leisure. A car hire in Manchester will also enable you to visit some must see attractions include Albert Square, which is in the centre of the city, and is the cultural heartbeat of Manchester, home to the Bridgewater Hall and the neo-gothic Natural History Museum. Stop off along the way to the Arndale Centre, Chinatown and the Lowry.

One notable attraction in Manchester is the Urbis, an exhibition centre located in the heart of Manchester which is easily accessible by car. The centre is a stunning piece of architecture shaped as a triangle and with massive glass walls. It was first opened in 2002 as part of a redevelopment of Exchange Square, and over the years the centre has held numerous exhibitions and events.

Manchester was inhabited by the Romans as far back as the 16th century and the area known as Castlefield still bares the proof. Park in the central west part of the city, and set off to explore the site and see the remains of walls and canals built hundreds of years ago. Drive a short distance from here to the Museum of Science and Industry, which houses Liverpool Road station, the first railway station in the world, a must-see for any history buff or transport enthusiast.

Manchester also offers many activities which will be fun for every age and best of all, free. Take a day off to visit the amazing John Rylands Library, which is crafted out of sandstone and radiates a gothic design. The Library allows visitors to explore the books or history placed throughout the building. Another free activity is the Whitworth Art Gallery which is associated with Manchester University and show cases world famous exhibitions. Or if you're lucky enough to be spending the festive season in Manchester take part in the annual Christmas Lights switch on in Albert Square.

If you're into football then why not pay a visit to Old Trafford, home of Manchester United. The stadium is located 15 minutes away from the city centre, making it quick and easy to access either by train, bus or with your Manchester Car Hire. The Old Trafford Stadium has been the permanent home ground of Manchester United since 1910, which has been nicknamed as ‘The Theatre of Dreams’. Over the 100 years fans from across the UK and around the world have come to support the team as well as soak in the anticipating atmosphere.

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Manchester - Leeds 70 1
Manchester - London 336 4.25
Manchester - York 114 1.5