There are a good range of car hire options available both from Manchester Airport and in the city centre should you wish to explore Manchester and the surrounding areas in your own vehicle. It pays to shop around and book ahead so, before you travel, take a look at our money-saving guide on and use the booking tool above to compare prices.
Manchester is a reasonably easy city to drive around but parking can be expensive. Take a look at my Manchester insider tips page for advice on how to find the cheapest spots. For a stress-free journey, try to avoid travelling during rush hour (8am-9am and 5pm-6pm) as a recent survey published on the BBC website reported that Manchester has some of the worst traffic jams in the UK coming second to London.