Car hire at Manchester airport

Hiring a car in Manchester can be a great way to explore the local area and further afield. We have compiled some information below to try and make your journey as straightforward as possible.

To the best of our knowledge the information here is as accurate as possible but please double check before relying on it.

Manchester Airport is located just of the M56. It is approximately 9 miles south of Manchester City Centre, The airport has 3 terminals and you can fly to most worldwide destinations. Manchester itself offers the traveler a wealth of things to do, and is a great base for using your hire car to explore the local area.

Drive times and distances from Manchester Airport

// Birmingham – 79.4 mi, 1hr 21mins
// Liverpool – 35.9 mi, 43mins
// Leeds – 56.6mi, 1 hour 3mins
// Blackpool – 57mi, 59min

Nearest Petrol Stations to Manchester Airport

// BP, Palma Ave. M90 4ZY
// BP, Outwood Lane, M90 3WR
// BP Connect, Rowlandsway, M22 5RG
// Warburton’s Service Station, Moss Lane, WA15 8BA

/// Car Hire Companies @ Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport has what it calls, the Car Rental Village. It has desks staffed by some of the major car hire firms: Avis, Budget, Europcar, National, Alamo, Enterprise, Hertz and Sixt. It is open 7 days a week although each company may have different hours of business. The Car Rental Village is located on Ringway Road, M22 5WH. You can get there via the free shuttle bus that leaves from the airport every 10 minutes.

/// Manchester Airport address and phone number

Manchester Airport
M90 1QX

General enquiries:+44 (0) 8712 710 711

Missing Baggage:+44 (0) 161 489 3463


/// Visit Concorde

Runway Visitor Park is at Manchester Airport, and has 5 great aircraft for you to see – Concorde G-BOAC, Nimrod, the DC-10, a Trident and the Avro RJX. – Concorde G-BOAC, Nimrod, the DC-10, a Trident and the Avro RJX. You can explore the aircraft, take your kids to the play area, go to the aviation shop or even cycle around the park’s orbital route. There is even a restaurant and a takeaway service. Parking is ?3 an hour. If you travel by foot, bike or public transport, then admission to the park is free – maybe leave the car that you have hired at Manchester Airport nearby and take a walk.

The park is located at:

The Runway Visitor Park
Sunbank Lane
WA15 8XQ

Take your hire car and drive it down the M56 to junction 6. Follow the A538 to Wimslow, and it is sign-posted from here. Always a good idea to take your satnav with you when you rent a car, then you can explore further afield without getting lost.

/// Don’t want to hire a car at manchester airport? hire a chauffeur instead

If you choose to end your car hire search here, then how about hiring a chauffeur driven car at Manchester Airport instead. Manchester Airport work with Tristar Worldwide who are the largest chauffeur driven cars company in the United Kingdom. Although more expensive than hiring a car a chauffeur driven car is always a nice option if you want to leave Manchester Airport in style.