Why BA car hire?

Book your car hire with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Manchester car hire

Manchester is a vibrant city surrounded by beautiful countryside. Car hire in Manchester is very convenient, the city centre is easy to navigate and picturesque villages and sandy beaches are just a short drive away.

Use your car rental for a shopping trip to the Trafford Centre, one of the largest shopping centres in Europe. Visit suburban country estates – like the beautiful Tatton Park, home to many red deer, or leafy Dunham Massey. You can drive to some of Britain's great National Parks – the Lake District or the Peak District can be reached from Manchester in just a couple of hours. Liverpool, Chester and York are also well worth a trip on Manchester city breaks. Liverpool is a great night out, Chester’s Roman walls are stunning examples of ancient Britain, and York’s Viking past is on display at the Jorvik Centre. Venture further south to the Cotswolds or head west to Wales.

Car hire, in partnership with Avis

British Airways car hire, in partnership with Avis, includes all of the mandatory charges that you'll need to drive away your car in Manchester.

  • Unlimited mileage
  • 24–hour customer support and roadside assistance
  • Collect Avios on every rental
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members worldwide

Driving beyond Manchester

Explore the wonderful British countryside surrounding Manchester

Lake District.

Hire a car in Manchester and drive to the stunning Lake District, England's largest National Park. Visit towering Scafell Pike, its highest mountain, and awe-inspiring Wastwater, its deepest lake. Explore the charming market town of Kendal and sample its famous mint cake. Admire the breathtaking beauty of Windermere, the district’s largest lake, on a gentle boat cruise. Be sure to spend some time at beautiful Bowness-on-Windermere, a bustling tourist town on the lake’s shore.

Peak District.

Manchester car hire will help you explore the incredible scenery of the Peak District. With its gorgeous green hills and valleys, the District is a walking and cycling paradise. Sample Buxton’s famous spring water and tuck into the tasty pudding for which Bakewell is renowned. Marvel at the amazing limestone formations at Poole’s Cavern. Take your family on a cable car ride and enjoy stunning views at The Heights of Abraham in Matlock.

Liverpool and Chester.

Take a day trip with car hire from Manchester to the vibrant city of Liverpool. Voted the Capital of Culture in 2008, Liverpool is bursting with art galleries, museums, theatres and buzzing music venues. The city was once home to the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll group, The Beatles, and a visit to The Beatles Story museum is a must on Liverpool city breaks. Shopping, dining and entertainment options also abound in the historic walled city of Chester.


Drive over the border from England to Wales, which boasts some of Britain’s most beautiful beaches. Travel along the rugged Welsh coastline with its beautiful bays and magnificent ocean views. Stop in Llandudno, a truly Welsh seaside town, for fish and chips on the beach. Snowdonia National Park offers spectacular coastal scenery and superb walks, along a variety of family-friendly attractions. Fantastic architecture, first-class entertainment and excellent shopping await you on city breaks in Cardiff.


Make full use of car hire from Manchester and explore the scenic region of the Cotswolds. Birthplace of the Bard, Shakespeare Country is dotted with picture-postcard villages renowned for their charming, sandstone buildings. This idyllic region is steeped in history and the beautiful Elizabethan town of Stratford-upon-Avon, where Shakespeare lived, has landmarks around every corner. Visit Bath’s famous Roman spas and soak up the culture in the historic university city of Oxford.

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