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Upon arrival at Manchester Airport please call the Thrifty office on 0161 499 7038, you will be advised where to wait for collection depending on which terminal you are in
Leave the slip road for terminal 2, 1st exit from the roundabout. 1st left on to Thorley Lane, then 1st right on to Bailey Lane. Take the 2nd turning on the right into Kingsgate Road. Turn right at the end onto Cornishway. Follow all the way to the end. Turn left on to Shadowmoss Road and next right into Ringway Industrial Estate. Take 1st right and straight ahead.
Between the hours of 6pm and 11pm, the gates will be locked. Please call 0161 499 7038 and a rental agent will supply the code to enter the gate
***To contact location directly please call 0161 499 7038***

Thrifty Car Hire Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is a major airport in Manchester in the UK. It opened to airline traffic in June 1938. It was initially known as Ringway Airport and during World War 2, as RAF Ringway. From 1975 until 1986, the title Manchester International Airport was used. It is located on the boundary between Cheshire and Manchester in the metropolitan county of Greater Manchester.

The airport is approximately a 20 minute drive from Manchester City Centre and is reached by the M56 motorway, with a dedicated spur road from the motorway at junction 5. The M56 is the main route used by traffic to reach the airport, so it will be easy to find the airport while driving a car hire from Thrifty Car Rental.

It has two parallel runways, the second of which opened in 2001 at a cost of £172 million. The airport has three adjacent terminals and a railway station. It is owned by the Manchester Airports Group, which is controlled by the ten metropolitan boroughs of Greater Manchester and is the largest UK owned airport group. Manchester Airport has a CAA Public Use Aerodrome Licence that allows flights for the public transport of passengers and for flying instruction.

Manchester Airport was ranked as the 16th busiest world airport in 2004 and is the fourth busiest airport in the UK, after London Heathrow, London Gatwick and London Stansted and is a great place to find car hire from Thrifty Car Rental.

In total passengers handled, Manchester ranked 48th in the world in 2005, down from 45th in 2004. Also, in 2006 Manchester had recorded 234835 aircraft movements, of which 213100 were air transport movements; this was the third highest in the UK behind Heathrow and just under Gatwick. So while driving that car hire from Thrifty Car Rental and you won't be too far from the city centre.


Car Hire

Units 3/4 Ringway Industrial Estate
M22 5LH

Opening Hours

Monday10:00 - 15:00
Tuesday10:00 - 15:00
Wednesday10:00 - 15:00
Thursday10:00 - 15:00
Friday10:00 - 15:00


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