Manchester

Cheap Car Hire in Manchester from $31

Manchester, England, United Kingdom
25 Apr — 2 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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Manchester car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in Manchester. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Most popular company

DRIVALIA

Price of petrol per litre

$2.89

Average price per day

$56

Cheapest price per day

$31

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Manchester?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Manchester and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

January

$35

February

$41

March

$51

April

$59

May

$66

June

$71

July

$77

August

$71

September

$60

October

$52

November

$45

December

$62

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Manchester is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Manchester

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Manchester and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Manchester this past week from 71 hire locations out of 27 hire agencies. Prices for a Manchester small car hire start from $31/day. Check out available deals for 4 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Intermediate

Intermediate

People mover

People mover

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

Mini

Mini

Premium

Premium

Luxury

Luxury

Compare available car types for hire in Manchester

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Manchester to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 April 2024.

Small cars

$33 - $90

All Car Types

$55 - $130

To hire a small car in Manchester, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $55/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Manchester, the United Kingdom (~$33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$90/day). In fact, January is about 42% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Manchester. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Manchester, hiring a small car saves you 32% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Manchester small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Manchester, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $84/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Manchester, the United Kingdom (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$118/day). In fact, February is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Manchester. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Manchester, hiring a medium car is 4% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Manchester medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Manchester, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $139/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Manchester, the United Kingdom (~$83/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is November (~$186/day). In fact, March is about 41% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Manchester. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Manchester, hiring a large car is 42% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Manchester large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Manchester, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $85/day. February is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Manchester, the United Kingdom (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is June (~$112/day). In fact, February is about 50% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Manchester. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Manchester, hiring a SUV is 4% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Manchester SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Manchester, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $171/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a van in Manchester, the United Kingdom (~$97/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~$303/day). In fact, November is about 44% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Manchester. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Manchester, hiring a van is 53% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a luxury car in Manchester, the United Kingdom, you would pay an average price of $166/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a luxury car in Manchester, the United Kingdom (~$90/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$313/day). In fact, January is about 47% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car hire for Manchester. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Manchester, hiring a luxury car is 51% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Kia Picanto$31/day
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Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla$33/day
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Toyota Corolla

Tips for hiring a car in Manchester

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Manchester including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • Hiring a car in Manchester provides you with the freedom and flexibility to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace, without having to rely on public transport. With your own hire vehicle, you can head out to popular attractions outside of peak times and enjoy the city’s vibrant dining and nightlife scene on your own schedule.
  • Manchester is surrounded by national parks, making it the ideal home base for an abundance of nature-filled road trips. You can enjoy day trips to nearby cities like Liverpool and Sheffield, and fit in a drive through Peak District National Park. North of Manchester, you’ll also find Yorkshire Dales National Park, Lake District National Park and Forest of Bowland, each offering plenty of lush drives and opportunities for hikes, picnics and other outdoor activities.
  • In Manchester, the maximum legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08%. Should you exceed this limit while driving in Manchester and the surrounding areas, you could face significant penalties, so it’s best practice to avoid consuming alcohol when you plan to use your hire car. Note that the legal BAC in Scotland is 0.05%, so you must keep this in mind if you plan on any road trips up to Scotland.

Top hire agencies in Manchester

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Manchester known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Manchester. Reviews were last updated on 18 April 2024.
Hire a car with one of the top providers serving the Manchester area such as Firefly, Budget and keddy by Europcar. Browse through some of the top car hire agencies in Manchester, including Firefly, Budget and keddy by Europcar.

Firefly

3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

8.0

Budget

9.0
Wonderful
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Overall

9.0

Pick-up/drop-off

9.0

Value

8.3

keddy by Europcar

8 locations

Hertz

7.6
Good
12 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Overall

7.8

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.9

Europcar

7.5
Good
15 reviews7 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.8

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.3

Value

7.0

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5.3
Fair
2 reviews6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.4

Overall

5.2

Pick-up/drop-off

4.4

Value

4.4

Avis

5.1
Fair
1 review3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

4.6

Value

5.9

GREEN MOTION

4.9
Mediocre
4 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.1

Comfort

6.1

Overall

4.7

Pick-up/drop-off

4.4

Value

4.7

Best Manchester car hire deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Manchester. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Manchester with an average daily rate of $47. Data was last updated on 18 April 2024.
These are the best deals we've found on car hires in Manchester. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Kia Picanto$31/day
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A/C
Kia Picanto
Toyota Corolla$33/day
4
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Toyota Corolla
Mitsubishi ASX$34/day
4
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Mitsubishi ASX

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Manchester, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 April 2024.
  • Can I take my hire car from Manchester to Scotland or Ireland?

    You can generally hire a vehicle in the UK and drive into Scotland without a problem. Many hire car companies will even allow you to pick up your car in Manchester and drop it off at one of their branches in Glasgow or Edinburgh. Crossing the border from mainland UK to the Republic of Ireland can be a little more complicated. It is generally permitted by most car hire companies. However, a cross-border fee may apply, and your hire car company may require that you take out additional insurance coverage.

  • Are there any toll roads to be aware of around Manchester?

    Manchester and its immediate surroundings do not have any toll roads. However, if you plan to travel outside of Manchester, you may encounter several toll roads, bridges and tunnels in the UK. These include the M6 Toll in the West Midlands, the Dartford Crossing in Essex and the Mersey Gateway in Cheshire. It’s always a good idea to check your route beforehand to see if you will need to pay any tolls.

  • Do kids need to use child car seats in hire vehicles in Manchester?

    Children who are under 12 years old or shorter than 135 cm must use a child car seat. If they are over 12 years old or taller than 135 cm, they must wear a seat belt. You can bring your own or select a child car seat from your hire company based on your child’s weight or height. Note that there’s usually a fee for adding a car seat to your booking.

  • Where can I park my hire car around Manchester?

    Manchester city centre offers a variety of car parking options. One popular choice is NCP car parks, which have more than 30 locations throughout the city, many with pre-bookable spaces. Additionally, you can find street parking, pay and display, parking meters and private garages. Another option is to use a service like JustPark to reserve a parking space in advance from their network of private driveways and other available spaces.

  • What documents are needed to hire a car in Manchester?

    To hire a vehicle in Manchester, you will need to present a valid, unrestricted driver’s licence. As the driver, you’ll also need a credit card in your name and proof of insurance. Note that, for many hire car agencies, the minimum driver age is 23. If you’re coming from overseas, you’ll also need to present your passport, and if your driver’s licence details aren’t in English, you’ll need an international driver’s permit (also known as an IDP). Some hire agencies may have their own documentation requirements, so check the terms and conditions before booking.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Manchester?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $56/day when booking a car hire in Manchester. The absolute best deal a user found was for $29/day from GREEN MOTION , booked on Apr. 14.

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Manchester?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Budget (10.0 rating), Alamo (8.0 rating) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Manchester.

  • What are petrol prices like in Manchester?

    The average price of petrol in Manchester is $2.89/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $130 and $188 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Manchester for a week from DRIVALIA ?

    DRIVALIA is one of the top picks in Manchester. They can have you in a hire car for about $289 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Manchester for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 46% to make it a great deal in Manchester. Try to book at least 7 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Manchester?

    Yes, hiring a vehicle in Manchester for a month is certainly possible.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Manchester for a month?

    Generally, a month-long car rental in Manchester can be found for about $1,240, with the average price for a rental being around $41 a day. Book with GREEN MOTION , to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 49% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Manchester.

  • How much is a car hire in Manchester for a weekend?

    $62 is, on average, how much a car hire costs for the weekend in Manchester. To save money, consider booking a Mini car hire, which is the cheapest car during the weekend. If you are looking for a car hire in May, we’ve seen prices on Cheapflights for as low as $82 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Manchester?

    The most popular car to hire while in Manchester is the Volkswagen up!, which is a Mini vehicle.

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Car hires by fuel type in Manchester

Browse car hires by fuel type in Manchester. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Manchester. Deals were last updated on 18 April 2024.

Browse through car hire deals by fuel type in Manchester. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest ($24+).

Electric

Electric

Hybrid

Hybrid

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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