Lines open Mon Fri 8.30am - 5.30pm.
The Pennine Hills that frame the northern and eastern borders form a wall to the west, facing Manchester and slope gently away to the east. The highest hill in the area is Kinder Scout. The hills are largely composed of millstone grit. The healthy absence of dissolved lime in these rocks ensures that local water stored in reservoirs is ‘soft’.
Manchester is the third largest City in England On any given day of the year across this conurbation of two and a half million people there is activity to delight the visitor. Sample the sights and museums, dip into the art and the architecture, enjoy the music and the theatre and get involved with the sport, the food and the restaurants.
This is the city that combines the cultured with the cool, the cheap with the expensive. It can be contrary and wayward or calm and gentle.
The city of Manchester has unrivalled travel
links - it's on the mainline railway from south to north, and east to west. It has an
International Airport taking visitors to and from destinations near and far. Its
location on the motorway network marks it out as a city at the centre of business,
tourism and culture - the ideal location to take a hire car or minibus for your various activities.
The city is ringed by a motorway that allows the motorist to go in every direction very quickly - West to
Liverpool and North Wales, East to Leeds and the Pennines, North to the Lakes and Scotland
and South to Birmingham and London. If your business needs to move its goods try our van rental. If your
business frequently needs to hire a van, register for our very competitive corporate
car hire rates.
- Want to share the beautiful scenery nearby with friends then why not use a minibus hire.
Manchester Airport Information Desk: Telephone 0161 489 3000
Getting to Manchester
Manchester is in the North West of England and at the hub of the UK motorway network. Taking a car hire from Manchester Airport means that the whole of England, Wales and Scotland is open to you in your self drive car.
The M6 motorway, the main route from Birmingham and London to Glasgow and Scotland passes by Manchester. A series of Motorways circle Manchester meaning that access is very easy to Wales, the Lake District, Leeds and Liverpool. As well as Manchester Airport, Manchester is not too far from Birmingham Airport, Liverpool Airport, East Midlands Airport and Leeds Bradford Airport. Using a one way car rental it is possible to have a fly drive vacation by taking a rental car from Manchester or Stansted airport and returning it to Heathrow Airport car rental depot most combinations are possible!
Manchester Airport Manchester airport is located 17km (10 miles) Southwest of Manchester city centre off junction 5 of the M56 motorway. Manchester Airport is an international airport serving places such as New York and also a popular holiday airport to Europe and places such as Alicante and Algoherra.
Car parking at Manchester Airport;
Over 14,000 public parking spaces are currently available at Manchester Airport car parking. Long Stay car parks are recommended for car-parking over 6 hours. Passengers wishing to pre - book they're parking before travelling when departing from Terminal 1, 2 or 3 can do so with Handbrake Cheap Airport parking. Booking car parking at Manchester Airport can be made at a reduced price. Transport is provided to all Terminals
When travelling in your car hire to Manchester Airport, the Manchester Airport roads will display colour-coded cubes, which indicate the best route to each terminal and its car parks. Hiring a car in Manchester opens the motorway network of the UK to you. Liverpool, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol, London, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Cardiff are all easily accessed in a car rental from Manchester airport.
Guide to driving in Manchester
There are 2 terminals at Manchester Airport, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2.
Terminal 1 at Manchester Airport;
Car hire operators are normally open between the hours of 07:00 and 23:00 to collect your car rental from Manchester airport. Europcar car hire, Hertz car rental, car hire Sixt, National, Budget rent a car and Avis car hire operate from Manchester airport.
Terminal 2 at Manchester Airport
Car rental companies at Manchester airport terminal 2 are normally open between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00.Outside these hours car hire at Manchester airport can be collected from car hire companies at Manchester airport terminal 1 using a courtesy telephone service.
Manchester Airport Hotels:
There are six on-site hotels at Manchester Airport including the Manchester Airport Hilton Post House Manchester Airport, Holiday Inn Garden Court Manchester), Etrop Grange, Radisson SAS Hotel Manchester and Airport Marriott, You can collect or deliver your car hire at Manchester Airport and use these hotels before or after your flight.
Travelling to Manchester Airport by car:
Manchester Airpotrt is about 10 miles south of Manchester city centre. Directly linked to M56 motorway and straight onto M6 North-South trunk route and M62 East West link.
Manchester Airport by bus:
Buses go half hourly direct (no. 200) from Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria Railway station and Chorlton Street Coach Station.
Manchester Airport by rail:
Manchester Piccadilly direct to Manchester Airport every 15 minutes, from 6am to midnight, hourly through the night.
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