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Dollar Car Rental at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is a bustling global travel hub, connecting visitors to destinations far and wide. Located 10 miles south of Manchester City, this airport connects travellers to the North of the UK, opening avenues for business and leisure travel.

Dollar Car Rental at Manchester Airport is strategically located to offer you a seamless start to your exploration of the UK. Upon arrival, quickly rent a car at Manchester Airport, pick up your keys, and begin your adventure. Whether your itinerary includes must-visit attractions in Manchester, or you wish to explore Liverpool or the Lake District National Park, our location is the ideal starting point for a smooth journey.

Manchester, dubbed "Madchester" for its vibrant music scene and nightlife, is a city that is renowned for its pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution. Today, it continues to thrive as a cultural and economic hub, offering a mix of historical and modern attractions.

When you arrive in the city, rent a car at Manchester Airport to begin your journey without delays. A rental car offers unparalleled freedom, convenience, and flexibility, so you can explore the city and beyond at your own pace.

Dollar Car Rental's convenient location at Manchester Airport means you can drive to Manchester City in just 20 minutes. Additionally, you enjoy direct access to major roads such as the M56, M60, and M62. Whether you’re heading into the city or exploring the surrounding areas, car hire from Manchester Airport guarantees a smooth and memorable trip.

Dollar Car Rental at Manchester Airport

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If you are looking to rent a car at Manchester Airport, you will find Dollar Car Rental operating from Delta Hotels by Marriott on Hale Road. Take the Delta Hotels shuttle bus from:

  • Bus Stop D near Terminal 1
  • Bus Stop G near Terminal 2
  • Bus Stop C near Terminal 3

 Show your Dollar Car Rental at Manchester Airport booking confirmation to avoid shuttle fees. Our rental office hours are Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 8 PM, and weekends from 8 AM to 6 PM.

The Dollar Car Rental desk is located at Delta Hotels by Marriott on Hale Road. To rent a car at Manchester Airport, use the airport shuttle service, which runs every few minutes from all three terminals.

For car rental at Manchester Airport, UK, the shuttle bus service is easily accessible and also assists those with mobility issues or disabilities. From Terminal 1, exit the Arrivals Hall and head towards the black cab rank, then wait for the shuttle at BUS STOP D. From Terminal 2, exit the Arrivals Hall, turn right, and proceed to BUS STOP G. From Terminal 3, exit through the main doors, turn right, and head to BUS STOP C. 

Meet all your requirements for a car rental at Manchester Airport and embark on a comfortable, hassle-free journey with our extensive fleet:

  • Manual Mini: To rent a car at Manchester Airport for short commutes and city driving, this fuel-efficient vehicle with seating for four is a great choice.
  • Manual Economy: This vehicle, seating four and with space for two small suitcases, is a convenient option for car hire at Manchester Airport if you are planning on short day trips.
  • Manual Compact: A perfect choice for longer road trips, this compact vehicle seats five, and has boot space for a large and a small suitcase.
  • Manual Intermediate SUV: Great for exploring beyond the city limits, this intermediate SUV has seating for five, and boot space for multiple suitcases.
  • Automatic Compact: This automatic vehicle is ideal if you want a car hire at Manchester Airport that guarantees a smooth ride. This car seats five passengers, and has space for one large and two small suitcases.
  • Automatic Crossover: This vehicle meets diverse travel needs, and offers seating for four with ample boot space.
  • Electric Vehicle: Reduce your carbon footprint with our sustainable options. Take your pick from a full-size EV or opt for an Economy Elite, both provide space for five passengers and  ample boot space.

When you rent a car at Manchester Airport, Dollar Car Rental offers a wide choice of vehicles, each serving different needs and preferences. Some options include:

  1. Mini Cars: These cars are ideal for solo travellers and couples looking for an economical option. They are easy to park and navigate through busy city streets. Brands like Kia make for excellent choices.
  2. Compact Cars: These versatile cars, offered by brands like Vauxhall, are great for small families or groups who need more space and comfort for longer journeys. They are perfect for city driving and road trips alike.
  3. Compact SUVs: These cars are ideal for adventurers seeking greater ground clearance and ample storage for their gear. Brands like Nissan offer versatile vehicles designed to conquer various terrains and elevate outdoor experiences.
  4. Intermediate Crossovers: These are perfect for those seeking extra space and comfort for journeys of varying lengths. Brands like Toyota deliver smooth rides and generous accommodations for passengers and luggage.
  5. Electric Vehicles (EVs): EVs are the perfect choice for environmentally-conscious drivers seeking sustainable transportation. Brands like Vauxhall and Polestar offer eco-friendly options that cater to both city and suburban travel needs.

Explore Manchester at your own pace when you rent a car at Manchester Airport, take a tour of the two stadiums, experience innovative museums, admire Manchester Cathedral, and tickle your taste buds at  curry mile. If you wish to see more of North England, a car hire at Manchester Airport offers you the perfect starting point. The ‘gateway to the north’ leads you to the dramatic landscape of the Peak District and the unforgettably picturesque Lake District. You are also a short drive away from experiencing the unique charm and energy of cities like Liverpool, York, Chester and Sheffield.

Drive to:

  • Lake District National Park is about 72 miles away.
  • Liverpool is 35 miles away.
  • Leeds is a 56-mile drive away.

You can conveniently explore some of the UK's most interesting destinations from Manchester Airport. Here are a few must-visit places:

1. Manchester

Travel Time from Manchester Airport: Approximately 20 minutes

Manchester is a thriving city full of culture and entertainment. Drive along the M56 to reach the city centre. Visit the famous Manchester Museum or catch a football match at Old Trafford. Explore the Northern Quarter, known for its street art and independent shops.

2. Chester

Travel Time from Manchester Airport: Approximately 40 minutes

Head southwest on the M56 to reach Chester. Walk along the ancient Roman walls and visit the stunning Chester Cathedral. Discover the hidden gems of the Rows, a series of mediaeval two-tiered shops.

3. York

Travel Time from Manchester Airport: Approximately 90 minutes

Travel east on the M62 to reach the historic city of York. Explore the magnificent York Minster and stroll through the Shambles, a well-preserved mediaeval street. For a unique experience, visit the York Cold War Bunker. A rental car allows you to explore the scenic Yorkshire countryside, including the beautiful North York Moors National Park.

To truly get to know a place, you must experience its local cuisine. Here are some top spots near Manchester Airport to enjoy a delicious meal:

1. Albert's Didsbury

Just 15 minutes from Manchester Airport, Albert's Didsbury offers a charming setting perfect for alfresco dining. This eatery serves a modern British menu with seasonal ingredients and creative dishes and caters to diverse tastes and preferences. Whether you're looking for a hearty meal or a light bite, Albert's provides a delightful dining experience.

2. Riva Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

Riva prides itself on serving sophisticated yet unpretentious food. Just a 10-minute drive from Manchester Airport, this restaurant offers everything from light snacks to a full à la carte menu. Enjoy the relaxed, casual setting with top-notch personal service. It's an ideal spot to unwind with a cocktail.

3. Hispi

Hispi is a cosy bistro located at a 12-minute drive from Manchester Airport, serving both lunch and dinner. This eatery is known for its welcoming atmosphere and delicious, inventive dishes. Whether you're stopping by for a quick bite or a leisurely dinner, Hispi promises a memorable dining experience with its unique menu and friendly service.

To return your car rental at Manchester Airport, England, go to Delta Hotels by Marriott Manchester Airport and follow the signs for Dollar Car Rental. Park in the Dollar area of the hotel car park. If no staff are present, leave your key in the drop box outside the Dollar Car Rental cabin.

Take the Delta Hotels shuttle bus from the hotel entrance to the airport terminal, showing your Car Rental Agreement to avoid charges. Before you return your car hire from Manchester Airport, ensure the car is clean, and all personal items are removed.

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I return the car late?

If you return your Dollar Car rental at Manchester Airport late, you will be charged a late fee to compensate for the inconvenience caused to other customers, and administrative charges.

How can I extend my rental booking?

When you rent a car at Manchester Airport, you can extend your booking at the time of pickup. Additional charges will apply and you will be charged at current prices.

How long does it take for my deposit to be returned?

Your reserved credit or deposit is typically released after you have returned the car hire at Manchester Airport, and finalised all payments. Your deposit is usually returned within four to seven days. This, however, depends on your card issuer and can take up to 30 days.

Is there a fee for crossing borders?

A Cross Border Fee may apply if you drive your car rental at Manchester Airport across country borders.

Can I book a baby seat?

Yes, baby and child seats can be added to your Dollar Car Rental at Manchester Airport during the booking process. You can pay for these seats at the pickup point.

Can I upgrade to a larger car when I rent a car at Manchester Airport?

You can request to upgrade to a larger car or extend your rental period when you collect your car hire at Manchester Airport, England. This is subject to availability. Additional charges will apply for changes, which will be quoted in the local currency.

What documents do I need to present to pick up my car rental from Manchester Airport, England?

For car hire from Manchester Airport, you need to present a valid driver's licence, a passport or ID card, and the credit or debit card used for booking. The person whose name is on the booking must present these documents.

Do I need additional credit cards for Premium car hires at Manchester Airport, UK?

For car rental at Manchester Airport UK, you may need to present one or two credit cards for some Premium car groups. Check with your rental desk for more information on specific payment requirements for the car of your choice.

How does the credit or deposit reservation work?

When you book a car hire at the UK Manchester Airport, Dollar Car Rental reserves credit or takes a pre-authorised deposit to cover estimated charges. The deposit is released upon the final payment of your rental charges.

Is there a cross-border fee for driving to another country?

When you book a car hire at Manchester Airport UK, a fee may apply if you drive the vehicle across borders. Check with your rental desk for any exceptions and specific details related to your rental agreement.

What are the age requirements to rent a car at Manchester Airport?

Age requirements depend on the country. If you or any additional driver is under 25, a young driver surcharge might apply. Verify specific age requirements to ensure you meet the criteria when arranging your car hire at UK Manchester Airport.

How can I change my reservation for a car rental from Manchester Airport, UK?

You can modify your reservation online through the Dollar Car Rental website by clicking the View/Modify/Cancel button. Changes made by phone may incur a handling fee.

Will I get a refund if I return the vehicle early?

Refunds are not issued for early returns of rental vehicles from Manchester Airport. To avoid paying extra fees, make sure that the rental period adequately matches your travel requirements.


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.