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Car Rentals in Manchester

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Manchester, often seen as England’s second city, is a dynamic, exciting destination full of cultural attractions, and with a burgeoning dining scene. Whisper it, but Manchester is swiftly becoming cooler than London. Rent a car through Orbitz to explore the city and to find some of the trendiest neighborhoods beyond the center.


Renting a car in Manchester: What you need to know

Renting a car in Manchester can be an easy and accessible part of your trip to the city. Simply read our guide to renting, below, then use our price comparison function to find the best deal for you.

Which side of the road do drivers use in Manchester?

Drivers in Manchester, as with the rest of the UK, drive on the left side of the road, with steering wheels on the right.

What is the minimum age for renting a car in Manchester?

Different agencies in the UK have different rules for a minimum age. Generally, you have to be 21 to rent a car in Manchester, although some companies will add a surcharge for drivers who are younger than 25.

Where can I pick up my rental car in Manchester?

Manchester has a busy and popular airport, where you’ll find many of the big-name car rental brands. You might find cheaper deals in the city center, particularly near Piccadilly station.

Do I need an IDP to rent a car in Manchester?

An International Driving Permit is not required to rent a car in the UK. When heading to Manchester, just pack your credit card and your valid driver’s license.

Which car rental companies operate in Manchester?

Manchester is a busy city with a large number of visitors and enough car rental companies to meet that demand. Use Orbitz to search between companies such as Sixt, Hertz, Enterprise, Budget, Europcar, Thrifty and more.


Explore Manchester: Trendy neighborhoods to visit

Manchester is a city with a great musical legacy, a horde of dedicated soccer fans, and a forward-looking attitude. We’ve picked three corners of the city to visit in your rental car to experience modern Manchester at its best.

Manchester City Center

A lot of the atmosphere and attractions of Manchester can be captured in its dramatic city center. Come here to gape at the Town Hall or to visit one of the city’s most impressive cultural spots, the Manchester Art Gallery. In the center you’ll also encounter several theaters and concert venues, as well as the popular Museum of Science and Industry.

Northern Quarter

Manchester’s artsy, young residents hang out in the increasingly trendy Northern Quarter. Independent cafés, bohemian restaurants and dazzling murals line the streets here. It’s the place to be when the evening rolls in, as it’s where you’ll find the best beer in the city. Take some time to browse the shops, stopping by the famous indoor marketplace at Affleck’s.

Salford Quays

Salford Quays, located to the southwest of Manchester’s center, is one of the region’s cultural hubs. The BBC has a vast media city on the waterfront, while the Lowry is one of the major arts venues in the city. Hop over the water from the Quays to find the Imperial War Museum North and, just beyond that, the legendary soccer stadium of Old Trafford.