NATIONAL Car Rental at Manchester Airport

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NATIONAL Car Rental at Manchester Airport
NATIONAL Car Rental at Manchester Airport

Rated 8.8 out of 10

81 / 100
Avg. Wait
50 mins
Quality of Vehicle
90 / 100
Desk Service
93 / 100
flag Vehicle Pickup
88 / 100
Vehicle Drop Off
91 / 100

Out of Terminal

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NATIONAL Car Rental Services at Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is located in the country of Lancashire, Northern England, and only 14 km from central Manchester. It is an international airport which handles over 28 million passengers per year. Many of these passengers rent a car from the car hire companies available at Manchester airport, and one of these major companies is National.

National Car Hire, at Manchester Airport, is open every day of the week, 24 hours a day. Therefore, customers can hire a vehicle at any time from their rental counters at the airport, or alternatively, make advanced bookings from National’s website, at Their website is comprehensive, displaying all the vehicle categories available at Manchester Airport, as well as pictures of example vehicles in each category. Customers are also able to view details of the example vehicles, such as seating and luggage capacities to help determine the correct size of vehicle to hire. Many additional details about renting from National are available on their website as well. Hiring a vehicle online is a simple process, just fill in your details and requirements, follow the instructions on the website, and your car will be ready and waiting for your arrival at Manchester Airport.

All vehicles at National are divided into various car categories, and customers will select one of these categories when renting a vehicle, rather than a car by its specific make and model. National offers their customers a wide range of vehicle categories, from Mini to Minivan. The Chevrolet Matiz 1.0 is an example vehicle in the Mini category. This vehicle seats four people, and features anti-lock brakes, power steering, airbags and a CD player. They are vehicles with a manual transmission, and are easy to drive and easy to park! Small, but practical, ideal for city driving. However, they only store up to two luggage items, and therefore a larger vehicle may be more suitable for longer road trips. Economy vehicles at National are a popular choice, as they are fuel efficient, and usually have good rental rates. They seat up to four people, and store two luggage items. An example of an Economy vehicle is the Vauxhall Corsa. Compact vehicles are a bit larger than those mentioned above, with five seatbelts and five doors. They are automatic vehicles as well, and have some desirable features, such as a tilt steering wheel, driver and passenger airbags, electric front windows and folding rear seats. The Vauxhall Astra 1.6 is an example vehicle in this category. Another Compact vehicle offered is the Ford Focus Zetec 1.6, with power-assist steering and ABS brakes. This is a manually driven vehicle.

Passengers who require extra space for luggage may consider renting one of the wagon categories available at National, Manchester Airport. Wagon, or estate vehicles, have more interior space, and are great for heavy luggage loads. For wagon type vehicles, National offers the categories of Compact Wagon, Intermediate Wagon and Premium Wagon. The Compact Wagon category features vehicles such as the Vauxhall Astra Estate 1.7, seating five people and storing four luggage items. These vehicles also have a 4 cylinder engine, power steering and electric front windows. The Ford Mondeo Estate 1.8 is available in the Intermediate Wagon category, while the Saab 9-5 Estate 2.0 is an example of a Premium Wagon vehicle. Both of these vehicles seat up to five people, and store up to six luggage pieces.

Other larger sized vehicles from National include the Skoda Octavia 1.6 in the Intermediate category, which is a manually driven vehicle, the Ford Mondeo 2.0 in the Standard category, also a manual vehicle, and the Saab 9-5 2.0 in the Fullsize category, offering an automatic transmission, ABS brakes and air conditioning. All vehicles in these categories can generally seat up to five people, and have room for four luggage items. There are also Premium vehicles available from National, and these vehicles may be the ideal choice for business class passengers, as they are more elegant and stylish than the ordinary rented vehicle. An example vehicle in National’s Premium category includes the Mercedes C Class 2.0, with space for five people and four luggage items. They are automatic vehicles, with air bags, ABS brakes, power steering and air conditioning.

Even larger groups of travelers are welcome at National, since the Minivan and Full-size Van categories offer vehicles which can accommodate up to six or seven people. These categories are also a good choice for larger families who require extra space within their vehicles. The Vauxhall Zafira 1.8 is available in the Minivan category, while the VW Sharan 2.0 is an example vehicle in the Full-size Van category. Both vehicles feature power steering, airbag protection, air conditioning, AM/FM stereo and CD players, and are manually driven vehicles.

The car hire company of National was founded in 1947, and has therefore acquired many years of experience in the car rental industry. They are an internationally recognized brand, serving the daily renal needs of the frequent airport traveler, and are also part of a global strategic alliance with Europcar. Together, these two companies form the world’s largest car rental network. National is know for pioneering the corporate account business in the 1970’s, and also introduced the first comprehensive frequent-renter program in 1987, called Emerald Club. Members of Emerald Club receive exclusive discounts and time-saving benefits, such as being able to bypass the rental counters when collecting their vehicle, and convenient automatic e-receipts.

National, at Manchester Airport, requires the primary renter to be at least 21 years of age, have a valid drivers license and hold a major credit card in his/her name. Younger drivers, under the age of 25, may pay a higher rental rate than usual, and may also not be permitted to hire certain vehicle categories. Foreign renters may be required to have an International Driving Permit in addition to their usual drivers license. Further details can be obtained by contacting National at their Manchester Airport location.

Address: Manchester Airport (MANT01)
Terminal Desk 1b
Manchester Airport
Manchester, M90 3PY

Telephone Number: +44 161 498 3300

Where is the NATIONAL Rental Desk at Manchester Airport?

The office is located in the consolidated car rental village. Customers will travel to and from the office by boarding the car-rental shuttle buses, these are available from 5AM to midnight at 10-minute intervals from outside each of Terminals 1, 2, 3 and the car rental village. Once at the Car Rental Village please proceed inside to the rental counter.

Map of NATIONAL rental desk at Manchester Airport

What are NATIONAL Opening Hours at Manchester Airport ?

Day Open Close
Monday 07:00 00:00
Tuesday 07:00 00:00
Wednesday 07:00 00:00
Thursday 07:00 00:00
Friday 07:00 00:00
Saturday 07:00 00:00
Sunday 07:00 00:00

The NATIONAL Rental Desk at Manchester Airport is located at:

National Emea Corporate


Tel: 0161-4983300

Rental Desk Location: Out of Terminal

Take a shuttle to the hire desk/counter to collect your vehicle.

What rental cars are available from National at Manchester Airport?

The rental cars available from National at Manchester Airport are:

What electric car rentals does National offer at Manchester Airport?

What automatic car rentals does National offer at Manchester Airport?

What manual/stick-shift car rentals does National offer at Manchester Airport?

National offer the following manual/stick-shift cars:

What petrol car rentals does National offer at Manchester Airport?

National offer the following petrol cars:

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What is the fuel policy when renting a car from NATIONAL at Manchester Airport?

Code Description
SAMESAME Fuel: Return with same as Pick-up.

*Some companies may offer alternative fuel policies on request.

What additional equipment can I rent with a rental car from NATIONAL at Manchester Airport?

Item Daily Price
Booster seat
10.07 GBP
Child toddler seat
10.07 GBP
6.55 GBP
Infant child seat
10.07 GBP

* Prices shown are approximate based on currency conversion. Please check at time of booking.
* Some companies may offer additional equipment at the rental desk.

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Car Brands Available to Rent from National at Manchester Airport

National has 17 different types of vehicles from 27 manufacturers available to hire at Manchester Airport.