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Car Hire in Manchester

The world’s first industrial city, Manchester was once just buzzing textile mills, foggy canals and dark steam engines. Today, Manchester is a mecca for footy fans, boasts a cutting-edge music scene, and is famous for its rather trendy neighbourhoods.

The ‘gateway to the north’, is the perfect starting point for a visit to the picturesque Lake District National Park - a landscape so mesmerising, it served as a muse to the Romantic poets. Beatles enthusiasts should plan a trip to Cavern Club in Liverpool - the birthplace of the ‘fab four’.

Whether you are here to experience the exuberance on match day, or wish to explore the innovative museums showcasing the city's rich industrial legacy, a car hire in Manchester will help you get to know the city on your own terms.

Hire a car in Manchester to effortlessly navigate its highlights - get on the spice trail at curry mile, visit the spectacular Neo-Gothic Town Hall, and explore exotic Chinatown.

Dollar Car Rental in Manchester offers you a choice between electric and fuel cars, and mini to full-size models. Thanks to affordable rates and pick-up and drop points across the city, we make sure getting around for you is easy, comfortable, and convenient.

Car Hire in Manchester - Dollar car rental

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Found 1 Car Rental Locations in Manchester

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1 Dollar Car Rental at Manchester Airport

Manchester (UK) Airport

  • time icon Mo-Fr 0800-2000, Sa-Su 0800-1800
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  • The City Council regulates on-street parking in Manchester, which operates on a pay-and-display basis. Areas such as Deansgate, King Street and Portland Street offer parking bays, but they fill up quickly, especially during peak hours.
  • NCP Spinningfields: Park your rental car here for easy access to the Opera house, and the Old Granada Studios, with its famous Coronation Street tour.
  • Manchester City Council Piccadilly Gardens car park, Chatham Street:  Located near the Manchester Piccadilly Station (the city’s main railway station), this paid parking offers you 712 parking spots and electric vehicle charging points - ideal for a night out in the Northern Quarter, and for soaking up the oriental vibes at UK’s second largest Chinatown.
  • Within the centre of Manchester city, the speed limit is 30mph(48kph). The start and finish of these limits are clearly marked. Of late, 20mph (32 kph) limits have been imposed in certain residential and built-up areas.
  • Dual carriageways on the outskirts of the city have a speed limit of 60mph(96 kph).
  • Motorways leading to Manchester city have a speed limit of 70mph(112 kph).
  • A57 (M): Named after the denizens of Manchester, ‘the highway in the sky’ or the Mancunian Way, acts as a bypass for central Manchester. It starts at Hulme and ends at Ardwick.
  • Deansgate is one of the city's oldest roads that connects many parts of the city centre. It runs from Manchester Cathedral to Beetham Tower.
  • The A628 connects Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire. Take this scenic road to explore the Pennine Hills and the breathtaking landscape of the Peak District National Park.
  • There are several one-way streets in Manchester city centre, so make sure you read all road signs carefully. Expect to encounter heavy traffic on match days, especially on the roads leading to both Old Trafford and Etihad Stadiums.
  • Peak traffic hours in Manchester occur during weekday mornings from around 7:30 am to 9:30 am, and weekday evenings from approximately 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm.

Explore Liverpool’s spectacularly contrasting cathedrals at either ends of Hope Street, get a dose of maritime history at the Royal Albert Dock, and whether you are a Red or a Blue - plan a tour of the two football clubs.

  • Head west on the M62 motorway towards Liverpool.
  • Continue on the M62 for approximately 34 miles.
  • As you approach Liverpool, follow the signs for the city centre

Frequently Asked Questions

A selection of questions regarding Dollar car hire in the Manchester.

When and where is it appropriate to use a horn in Manchester?

Car horns should only be used in a moving car, to warn of imminent danger or avoid potential accidents. Horn use is also restricted between 11.30pm and 7am, except in case of an emergency.

Is it mandatory in Manchester for the driver and all the passengers to wear a seatbelt?

Everyone sitting in the car must wear a seat belt, and there must be a seat belt provided for every passenger. It would be illegal to fit four people in the back seat of a car that has only three seat belts. You may remove your seat belt while reversing your car.

What is the legal alcohol limit for driving in Manchester?

The legal alcohol limit for driving is 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 millilitres of blood, or 35 micrograms of alcohol per 100 millilitres of breath.

Can I make changes to my Dollar Car Rental bookings?

Yes, you can cancel or modify your Dollar Car Rental in Manchester reservation by calling our dedicated customer care service, or via our website.

How can I rent a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental?

To rent a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental, simply visit our official website, select the Manchester location, choose your desired rental period, and pick the car that fits your needs. Complete your booking online for a hassle-free rental experience.

What types of cars can I rent from Dollar Car Rental in Manchester?

Dollar Car Rental in Manchester offers a wide selection of rental cars to suit any need, including economy cars, SUVs, luxury vehicles, and vans. Our fleet is regularly updated to provide you with a comfortable and reliable experience.

Are there any special offers for renting a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental?

Yes, Dollar Car Rental frequently offers special deals and discounts for those looking to rent a car in Manchester. Visit our website or sign up for our newsletter to stay updated on the latest promotions.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental?

While insurance is not mandatory to rent a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental, we highly recommend opting for rental insurance for peace of mind. We offer several insurance options to cover potential damages during your rental period.

Can international visitors rent a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental?

International visitors can rent a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental, provided they have a valid driving license from their home country and an International Driving Permit (IDP) if required. Please check the UK's driving regulations before booking.

What is required to rent a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental?

To rent a car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental, you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license, and possess a major credit card in your name for the security deposit.

How can I extend my car rental period in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental?

If you need to extend your rental period in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental, please contact our local office before your rental period ends. We'll be happy to assist with adjusting your rental agreement and ensuring you have the vehicle for as long as you need.

Where can I pick up or drop off my rental car in Manchester with Dollar Car Rental?

Dollar Car Rental offers convenient pick-up and drop-off locations throughout Manchester, including at the airport and key city locations. Visit our website for a complete list of our Manchester locations.

What Type of Car is Recommended for Driving in Manchester?

Dollar Car Rental typically offers a range of vehicles suitable for city driving in Manchester. Compact or economy cars are recommended for ease of navigation and parking in urban areas.

What’s the Speed Limit in Manchester?

The speed limit in Manchester, as enforced in most urban areas, is usually 30 mph, but it's always important to check local signs and adhere to specific limits on different roads.

Where are the Best Places to Park in Manchester?

While Dollar Car Rental doesn't provide parking, Manchester has numerous parking options, including city center car parks and street parking. It's advisable to use recognized parking facilities for convenience and security.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Car in Manchester from Dollar Car Rental?

Prices can vary widely depending on the time of year, the type of vehicle, and the duration of the rental. For the most accurate and competitive rates, it's best to check directly with Dollar Car Rental or through reputable booking platforms.

What is the Cheapest Car Hire Option at Dollar Car Rental in Manchester?

Dollar Car Rental offers competitive pricing, with economy and compact cars often being the most budget-friendly options. For the best deals, consider booking in advance and looking out for special offers.

How Much is the Price of Fuel in Manchester?

Fuel prices are subject to change; however, renters should budget for fuel costs based on current local rates, which can be found at nearby petrol stations or online resources.

What is the Most Popular Car Hire at Dollar Car Rental in Manchester?

Economy and compact cars are generally popular for city trips, offering a good balance between cost, comfort, and convenience.

How Can I Find Dollar Car Rental Hires Near Me in Manchester?

Dollar Car Rental's website or a quick internet search can help locate the nearest Manchester branch, including those at the airport or in the city center.

How Much Does a Standard Car Hire Cost from Dollar Car Rental in Manchester?

Standard car hires from Dollar can vary, with rates dependent on rental length and vehicle availability. Checking directly with Dollar or via car rental comparison sites is recommended for precise pricing.

How Much Does a Luxury Car Hire Cost from Dollar Car Rental in Manchester?

Luxury and premium vehicle hires will be at a higher price point. For specific rates, consult Dollar Car Rental directly.

How Much Does an Intermediate Car Hire Cost from Dollar Car Rental in Manchester?

Intermediate cars, which offer more space than compact models, have varying costs. Direct consultation with Dollar Car Rental will provide the most current rates.

What is the Most Popular Rental Car Location for Dollar in Manchester?

Dollar Car Rental's most frequented locations in Manchester typically include the airport and central city locations due to their convenience for travelers.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Car for a Week from Dollar Car Rental in Manchester?

Weekly rental costs can offer better value compared to daily rates. For the most accurate pricing, contact Dollar Car Rental directly.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Car Long Term for a Month from Dollar Car Rental in Manchester?

Long-term rentals can significantly reduce the daily rate. Dollar Car Rental may offer special rates for extended hires, so it's advisable to inquire directly for the best deals.


FOR RENTALS IN ITALY - from 15th Nov to 15th Apr many cities in specific Italian regions are required by law to restrict rentals to only those vehicles equipped with snow chains or winter tyres. To comply with these regulations, Dollar equipped vehicles with snow chains - the price is included in the rental charges as Winterisation fee. Hence, for these vehicles there’s NO NEED TO BOOK snow chains as Extra.

IMPORTANT: Please check the rate details of your quotation on the right of this web page to verify if your booking includes Winterisation fee before booking snow chains in Italy.