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Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport

Thrifty Car Hire Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport
Thorley Ln
Greater Manchester
M90 4EG

Collection Procedure

Thrifty Manchester Airport are located offsite from the airport in the Etrop Grange Hotel on Thorley Lane. On arrival at Manchester you must call the branch to be advised of where to wait for the transfer service, which will take you to the Thrifty office.

Opening Times

Thrifty Manchester Airport is open 07:00 – 19:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 – 13:00 on Saturdays and Sundays. If collecting during a holiday period then these times may change, so please check before making a booking.

Vehicles Available

Currently Thrifty Manchester offers a wide range of vehicles, from a small city car such as the Fiat 500 right up to luxury vehicles such as the BMW 3 Series and the Range Rover Sport.

Card Types Accepted

Thrifty Manchester Airport are currently able to accept all major credit cards and Visa Debit Cards. They can also accept Visa Electron cards and Maestro cards, however in terms of the deposit this will be taken from your Electron or Maestro card and refunded back to you at the end of the rental.


On most vehicles such as the Ford Fiesta, VW Golf and Estate vehicles the deposit is £150. On luxury vehicles such as the Range Rover Freelander the deposit is £1000 and to hire this vehicle you must have 2 credit cards in your name.


The excess on vehicles depends on the category of vehicle that you want to hire. On standard vehicles such as the Fiat 500 or the Ford Focus the excess amount is £500. For vehicles such as the people carriers the excess is £750. For luxury vehicles and 4×4’s the excess is £1500. For the Porsche the excess amount is £3500. Please click here for more information.

Age Restrictions

Thrifty are able to hire to those aged 21 or over. If you are between the ages of 21-24 and have a clean license for over 2 years then you can hire from Thrifty for an additional fee of £20.00 per day. If you are over the age of 70 then you are subject to an additional charge of £12.00 per day. Please click here for more information.

One-way Hire

If you want to pick a vehicle up from Thrifty Manchester Airport and return to a different location then this is possible. There will be an additional fee on top of the rental. This amount depends on where you want to return your vehicle and what vehicles you want to hire. For more information please click here.

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