Car Rental in Manchester
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Where to rent a car in Manchester
Numerous car rental companies have placed their offices Manchester in England, in convenient locations easily accessible for travellers wishing to explore the city and beyond. These car rental companies can be found around the central area within the confines of the M60, along the M692 and the central grid guarded by the A57M, along the areas of Sale, Odham, Cheadle, and others. The Manchester Airport also holds several car rental offices within its facility, so if you are flying down to Manchester, you can simply pick-up your car rental at the airport instead of the city centre. Some of the car rental agencies in the area include major international groups like Avis, Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty, National, and Enterprise, while local ones include Cay Motors, Cheshire Van Hire and Rentals, County Car and Van Rental, Practical Car and Van Rental, Car Hire Stockport, A6, and many more. Bigger car rental companies tend to rent out more types of vehicles and charge a little bit more than the base price, but they can actually match offers by local car rental companies. Discounts are sometimes given for online bookings, along with daily/weekly/monthly deals.
What to expect when renting a car from Manchester
Manchester has an intricate and well-maintained system of roads and is served by major highways that connect it to other cities in England. Some of the main highways here include the M60 and the M602, the A56, A576, A635, and many others. The M60 surrounds the central business district of Manchester, while the other roads as mentioned spread out and connect to the M60 and beyond. Usually, traffic in Manchester picks up at around 8:00 in the morning until mid-day, and then plateaus at around lunch time, heating up again at around 4:00 in the afternoon onwards early evening. The 'heart' of the city specifically experiences heavy traffic during the day. It is best to simply avoid driving towards the said area at the above-mentioned times, and to just walk around as most establishments are not far from each other. If planning on going out of the city, the other districts that surround central Manchester also experiences traffic situations, but is relatively lighter than that of the city proper. Parking around the city is safer on the covered car parking lots than the streets.
Getting to your destination
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