Manchester

By | 16th January 2018

Is it worth hiring a car in Manchester?

Do you need a car in Manchester > Should you rent a car in Manchester UK > Manchester ( MAN )

Do you need a car in Manchester? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

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James says - a few trip notes:


I’ve visited Manchetser many times, both on business and for leisure trips, often to see concerts. Manchester is a truly amazing city, with so much to offer. Although you really don’t need to think about hiring a car just for visiting the city, it can be useful for venturing further afield.


Why should you rent a car in Manchester?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Manchester?

Manchester Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

60%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€60

 #80/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €55

1/300

 

Free parking score

Total 229 - of which 103 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

45%

#143/300

 
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Why not? Visiting Manchester without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Manchester public transport quick facts

Train score

 

70%

Water travel score

60%

Overall public transport score

80%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Manchester. 

70%

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Is it worth hiring a car in Manchester? No!

Ratings

Car rental in - Manchester Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Manchester?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Manchester?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Manchester?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Manchester if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Manchester if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Manchester if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Manchester on the Carornocar scale?

4

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Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Manchester?

Have you driven in Manchester? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Manchester?
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