Manchester car rentals

Manchester car rentals

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Manchester, NH, United States
27 Oct — 3 Nov
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Manchester, NH, United States
Wed 27/10
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Wed 3/11
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Manchester car rental information

Pick-up locationManchester
Rental locations18
Airport locations12

Manchester car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
8.4 Excellent (134 reviews)
2 locations in Manchester
Hertz
Locations in Manchester
  • 8.5
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible5 Oct 2021
Waited in line for a solid hour while one person who was hard working handled Dollar Thrifty and Hertz. Rental was done through Priceline who set my rental for downtown Manchester although I chose the airport location. The car itself was an upgrade but one tire needed air.
1.9 Horrible21 Sep 2021
rented mid size car got compact = Chevy spark AC did not work when traveling above 40 MPH
7.9 Good18 Aug 2021
quick, seamless, easy!
10.0 Excellent18 Aug 2021
The manager at the Manchester site on South Willow was personable, friendly and made me want to rent from her!! She was awesome!! Her name is Susan McCall. She is a phenomenal representation of your company and should be recognized as such. I returned my car yesterday and was sorry I didn’t have the opportunity to let her know how she impacted my vacation. As a nurse, I hadn’t been able to travel for a long time. She did not make fun of my enthusiasm and if I could have, I would have hugged her! Thanks for making my mental health break start off with such positivity!!
10.0 Excellent8 Aug 2021
The drop off experience was so efficient and quick! I also really appreciated that Hertz let us pick up at one location and drop off at another!
7.9 Good31 Jul 2021
Had to wait one hour in line to pick up car. This made us late in leaving MHT and was dark on country roads No GPS available for use
6.0 Good19 May 2021
Pick up and drop off was excellent.Didn’t realize I would have to pay to add drivers. Car smelled of smoke and could have been cleaner.
10.0 Excellent18 May 2021
Friendly staff. Nice vehicle
10.0 Excellent8 May 2021
Slow start, but then everything was greatPaperwork to start a little faster as I had already reserved
10.0 Excellent26 Mar 2021
Staff and branch was clean. Car was clean and comfortable and the rate was awesome!Car needed alignment. Pulled to one side all the time.
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Rated no. 2
Alamo
9 Excellent (71 reviews)
1 location in Manchester
Alamo
Locations in Manchester
  • 9.1
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9.1
  • 8.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar 2021
I could not rent the car because they only take credit cards and I did not have one. This put me in a terrible spot.
10.0 Excellent23 Jan 2021
Good car and very cleanMaybe show you where the car is instead of just telling you.
10.0 Excellent2 Nov 2020
Warm, welcoming, friendly staffNothing I can think of
8.0 Excellent13 Oct 2020
Staff was great both in and outI tried to call to cancel the insurance but had no luck, impossible to get a real person to talk to
8.0 Excellent12 Oct 2020
yesIt was very expensive
10.0 Excellent10 Oct 2020
Staff was great and easy was at both pickup and drop offWould have liked to have been able to extend my use I would have liked to but the contract at the national number indicated it wouldn’t be possible at the current rate. I needed it for another month as my stay is extended. I then had to find a competitor which I hope is as good as Alamo.
7.6 Good21 Sep 2020
Nice car, low miles on the car.I was supposed to receive a receipt by e-mail but never did.
5.2 Okay21 Sep 2020
Car was ok. Acted like they gave me an upgrade. Was the only car they had.I was charged for additional insurance. They made it seem like it was the insurance I already paid for. Then there was no one around to check in when I arrived. Talked to someone on the phone. Then they tried to charge me for another day.
6.8 Good18 Sep 2020
It got me from point a to point bThe key fob was dead so locks were manual. Very aggravating with kids.
9.2 Excellent14 Sep 2020
Great check-in guyMy reservation was lost and not in your computer
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Rated no. 3
Enterprise
8.5 Excellent (58 reviews)
3 locations in Manchester
Enterprise
Locations in Manchester
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 8.5
  • 8.6
  • 8
Recent reviews
7.9 Good29 Sep 2021
We always reserve with Enterprise to begin with on a trip. Our reservation was done through Priceline. Due to changes in Southwest's air schedule, we had to push back our itinerary a day. Enterprise could not guarantee a car for us, so we booked a back-up reservation with Budget, again through Priceline. When we got to the airport, we checked with Enterprise first, and found out that moving the reservation back one day doubled the price, so we went with Budget. The fellow at the Manchester, NH airport (11pm on 9/17/21) did an excellent job working with us, but could not overcome what was in the computer.
7.9 Good26 Sep 2021
Pick up was slow due to only one agent working for three brands at one time (and a late flight arrival). Nobody's fault on this. Agent was VERY pleasant and VERY helpful. No complaints there. Card scanner and signature screen systems need some work - agent had trouble with their reliability.
10.0 Excellent28 Dec 2020
Customer service was great
10.0 Excellent9 Nov 2020
I was put in a brand new car. It was so clean and drove so great. The process was so easy and the staff in Manchester were helpful!
9.6 Excellent23 Sep 2020
Friendly staff, easy pick up and drop offCar had a smoke smell, should have been a little cleaner
8.0 Excellent2 Aug 2020
The staff was friendly, the car was clean and roomy. Pick up and drop off was easy.We were only able to drive the car for the airport, one day while we had it and back to the airport. The key fob wouldn’t work. And it took us a couple of days to find someone who carried the battery. So we had to pay for that also.
9.6 Excellent5 Jan 2020
Great guy helped us out
10.0 Excellent9 Dec 2019
The two young men at Enterprise and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport were extremely polite, knowledgeable about the type of vehicle we needed, and very helpful and solicitous re any questions or concerns we had. Especially important considering that we were going to be driving on snowy and possibly icy roads. The Kia Sorento with full time AWD and available 4WD was perfect. Overall, one of the best experiences we’ve had in renting a vehicle. Thank youNothing we could think of
10.0 Excellent28 Oct 2019
Even though the the type vehicle I reserved was not available, an upgrade was provided at a discount.Not a thing.
9.2 Excellent12 Sep 2019
All was excellent. Front desk, very helpfull.N/A
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Rated no. 4
Budget
8 Excellent (56 reviews)
2 locations in Manchester
Budget
Locations in Manchester
  • 8.1
  • 8.3
  • 7.9
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2021
The staff were friendly, helpful, and efficient at pickup and drop off. We did notice after we had left with the car that the vehicle registration was expired by over 6 months. Luckily we did not end up have any difficulty with this and pointed it out upon return. However, lesson learned: check before leaving the lot in the future.
10.0 Excellent2 Oct 2021
The rental counter staff was attentive and professional at 12:30am on a Monday morning! The return lot attendant was also prompt and professional.
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2021
Car was clean but could have used a quick wash on the outside. Ran out of window washing fluid. Liked the Kia Kona very much.
1.9 Horrible23 Aug 2021
I was given the most disgusting filthy car. Large dark stains all over the interior upholstery.. roof, seats, windshield was so dirty that I could barely see out of it. I took photos and will send them to Budget.
5.2 Okay8 Sep 2020
Film on back window hard to see at night
10.0 Excellent21 Jul 2020
Friendly n quick n easyNothing
8.0 Excellent15 Dec 2019
Drop off directions were confusing
7.2 Good14 Oct 2019
My reservation was for an intermediate sized car. They gave me a compact and refused to honor the intermediate price even after I showed them that we had paid for an intermediate. Probably wont use Kayak or Budget again
6.4 Good10 Aug 2019
I was not given the size car I reserved. Nor an equivalent. I asked for a large car and was given a small SUV and they insisted it was an upgrade. I complained and was told to take it or leave it.
8.0 Excellent21 Jul 2019
Ordered intermediate size car through kayak however, budget agent insisted the reservation was a compact size car. The Kayak reservation clearly stated intermediate but the budget agent insisted their reservation stated compact. Finally she did end up giving me the intermediate.
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Rated no. 5
Thrifty
8 Excellent (49 reviews)
1 location in Manchester
Thrifty
Locations in Manchester
  • 8.3
  • 8.1
  • 8
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
5.9 Okay23 Aug 2021
When I picked up the car the cost was almost 2X what the online quote was. I checked the email confirmation and it matched the cost at the counter, shame on me for not reading the email. Feels like bait and switch but the cost matched the emailed confirmation.
8.0 Excellent6 Jun 2021
Helpful staff
10.0 Excellent30 Nov 2020
Loved the car they picked out for us.
2.0 Mediocre23 Aug 2020
staff was fineduring these ever changing times. having no option to change my reservation adversly affected my trip since flights and other parameters kept changing.
4.8 Okay22 Jun 2020
The initial car i got was great and a comfortable ride. Was looking forward to the road trip.The car was great but the brakes shuttered when you applied them and the back tires of the care were almost bald. I had to get another car that was not so great in terms of the comfort of the ride but at least the tires had tread on them.
10.0 Excellent18 Dec 2019
Got upgraded to larger vehicle for free.# of staff available at check in and new hire staff member with little knowledge left alone to process customers arriving at lot. Had to call supervisor for nearly every detail. Inadequate training to be left alone.
10.0 Excellent30 Oct 2019
Great valueIt was all good
10.0 Excellent9 Apr 2019
Nothing
10.0 Excellent3 Apr 2019
The quality of suv and price.Idk
10.0 Excellent31 Jul 2018
Positive ExperienceService at the reception was prompt and good.Car as provided was fuel efficient and No issue- No complaint. However, insurance was on the higher side. It should be much less looking at the insurance I already had.
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
7.8 Good (77 reviews)
1 location in Manchester
Dollar
Locations in Manchester
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 7.7
  • 7.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre16 Jun 2021
The car for a flat tire while I was driving and dollar refused to reimburse me. I had to pay for a tow truck and tire replacement (and spend time) dealing with this because the car had a bad tire. Horrible customer service.
4.0 Okay29 Mar 2021
Drop off was easy, pick up was fine but all of the chargers were unclearThe car smelled of smoke when we picked it up. It had sticker residue on all of the windows. It didn’t seem like it was thoroughly cleaned - lots of dust/dirt throughout the interior. Didn’t make us feel like it was properly cleaned especially during a pandemic. Very disappointing.
4.0 Okay25 Jan 2021
Car smelled like cigarettes, called Priceline to review options of returning the vehicle as the booking was made through them. Priceline customer service is horrible as they take 10 business days to respond to any requests, by the time my rental would be due back. Never using Priceline again
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2021
yescompletely satisfied with experience, good customer service
8.8 Excellent27 Feb 2020
Staff made things simpleA little more style for a little less rate
10.0 Excellent25 Nov 2019
The attendant was clear, quick, and gracious. Answered all my questions with the most pleasant attitude. Shame I didn't memorize her name.
5.6 Okay29 Aug 2019
Pick up was easy and agent was friendly and helpfulDrop off was awful. Very complicated just for drop-off. The car was having problems with acceleration and an alarm that kept going off randomly and there was no one to tell when I got to Boston (who closes at 3:30 pm on a weekday!!)
9.6 Excellent8 Oct 2018
Fast and friendly serviceFriendly fast and courteous service, both when getting the car and dropping it off.
6.8 Good20 May 2018
No need for a $#&* transponderThe car was clean and drove well, had lots of bells and whistles. The drop-off was quick and easy once we found the right parking lot (not very well signed).Only one waiting at the counter for two rental agencies, long check-in wait. The kind of car I had reserved was not available. I like to drive a small economic vehicle, and all they had were SUVs. The woman at the counter tried to rent me a transponder, told me the toll booths didn't accept currency (wrong!). She also charged me 50 bucks more than I had reserved. Reason: prepay for a full tank of gas. No, no, no! Didn't prepay, of course, If you don't bring back a fuil tank, they charge over nine bucks per gallon for the refill.
7.6 Good22 Nov 2017
Car was in good condition & roomyThey didn’t have the size car we’d booked and the representative seemed annoyed with us that we asked about our options and whether we’d get a discounted rate if we took a smaller vehicle. We ended up choosing a larger car than we wanted at our same rate so it was fine. Just a bit frustrating when they didn’t have what we reserved & the customer service was a bit lacking.
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Rated no. 7
Avis
7.8 Good (16 reviews)
2 locations in Manchester
Avis
Locations in Manchester
  • 7.7
  • 8.4
  • 7.8
  • 8.4
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Sep 2021
Jackie at return at Manchester Airport was exceptionally kind and helpful! She put our overall experience with Avis to outstanding. We used to use Enterprise. We are now Avis fans. Thank you!
1.9 Horrible25 Aug 2021
First of all when I got there it was already more 50 then the deal on here then when I dropped off the car it was a extra almost 200 dollars. Completely unsatisfied
6.0 Good7 Jun 2021
The staff was very helpful and friendly. The fuel tank was full (not a big deal, but made things a bit easier). The INSIDE of the car was clean.The outside of the car was filthy. It should have been cleaned before I rented it. I could write messages in the dirt!
8.0 Excellent10 Oct 2019
staff helpful and drop off was easy.to far away from airport arrival when you have major luggage you are dragging over to counter
8.4 Excellent7 Aug 2018
HybridEase of booking and pick up. Ease of drop off.Car wasn't cleaned too well inside. no choices of vehicles, this one was a hybrid. I've never driven a hybrid and couldn't understand the nuances. There was no instruction of what to expect, and nothing inside the vehicle to explain. While the mpg was excellent.. the everyday driving was not.
8.0 Excellent3 Jun 2018
Didn't get the full discountLoved the vehicle-Hyundai Santa Fe-Also very easy access at the is airportI had a 25% off with Discover Card code, but from the receipt it looks like I only got 5% off
7.6 Good16 Jan 2018
Just a drop offManchester was drop off location for one-way rental. Location was convenient, and drop off was quick and easy.
10.0 Excellent6 Jan 2018
Easy to returnSeamless return process
8.0 Excellent23 Oct 2017
Dirty rear interior window
3.6 Mediocre30 Oct 2016
Smoked in car. Poor drop off/pickup setupWe had to walk your luggage half way across the parking garage because you can't pull the car up to the booth. The car smelled like cigarettes horribly bad. No person at the drop off spot so we had to move the car twice for them. Bad experience over all
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Eagle Rent A Car
2 locations in Manchester
Eagle Rent A Car
Locations in Manchester
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Easirent
1 location in Manchester
Easirent
Locations in Manchester
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National
1 location in Manchester
National
Locations in Manchester
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Manchester
Sunnycars
Locations in Manchester
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461 travellers who rented a car in Manchester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.3

Car rental locations in or near Manchester

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Manchester

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Car hire excess insurance in Manchester

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Manchester car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Manchester.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Manchester car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Manchester

  • The easiest way to see everything in and around Manchester is on your own four wheels, so rent a car for your time in the city to make the most out of your trip. The city offers a wide array of great attractions which are dotted all around the city, so getting to see them all becomes considerably easier when you can create your own itinerary and are not tied to public transport. Visitors may also consider taking a day trip to coastal cities like Portsmouth, which is only 50 minutes by car away.
  • If you land at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, consider renting a car directly from the airport grounds to start your time in Manchester as quickly and smoothly as possible. Follow the signs to the car hire center, where travelers will find a wide array of car hire agencies, such as Enterprise, Hertz, or Avis, to name a few. Via the I-293 S, travelers will be in Manchester in less than a quarter of an hour.
  • Bear in mind that winter can bring lots of snow and sleet to New Hampshire and Manchester is no exception. Prepare yourself for wintery driving conditions when visiting during the cold months, and check if the car is properly equipped with winter tires when renting. Travelers may also want to get extra snow chains in case the weather conditions become severe. When there is snow in Manchester, the roads become narrower due to it being piled up on either side, so adjusting your speed and slowly entering intersections is crucial.
  • Morning rush hour in Manchester peaks between 7 and 8 am, so it is better to avoid it for a hassle-free ride. Evening rush hour usually kicks in at around 5 pm and can last until 8 pm, clogging up the streets -- especially the I-93 and I-293, which is teeming with commuters. On weekends, traffic is usually pleasantly smooth and drivers should face no problems, but still check current traffic conditions before driving just in case.
  • Book your rental car in Manchester at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Manchester are around 17% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Manchester

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Manchester are Alamo (8.8, 168 reviews), Enterprise (8.7, 126 reviews), and Hertz (8.3, 138 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Manchester is $5.13 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $62 and $82, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Manchester.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Logan Intl airport include Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Logan Intl airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Thrifty and Hertz.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Manchester costs $71 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Manchester costs $82 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Manchester costs $105 per day, on average.

  • A 4-wheel drive is definitely a good choice when visiting Manchester, especially during the winter. For people who need more space, a minivan serves as a good choice and will also provide the essential traction needed for icy roads. People who plan to drive mainly inside the city limits should consider a compact car like a smaller SUV, for instance.

  • Within the city limits, there is a maximum speed limit of 20-30 mph, while 55 mph is permitted on divided highways. On freeways, the speed limit is between 65 and 70 mph, so always check the posted signs to see which limit applies.

  • Petrol in Manchester costs approximately $2.50 per gallon. Try to find petrol stations like Budget petrol or 7-Eleven for cheaper offers, often starting at $2.35. Familiarize yourself with the type of petrol your hire car requires, and, if left out overnight during winter, it is recommended to keep the petrol tank at least half full so that the tank pipe doesn’t freeze up.

  • On-street parking in Manchester is metered; simply check the time restrictions and prices on the designated sign. Usually, there is either a two-hour or ten-hour limit, enforced between 8 am and 8 pm. Alternatively, there are parking lots like the Victoria Parking Garage, which has a daily maximum of about $6, or the Canal Lot.