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Why rent a car in Salford?

Salford is part of Greater Manchester, with the river Irwell marking its southeast border with Manchester city. There are plenty of family-friendly activities in Salford. Media companies, such as BBC North and ITV Granada, offer popular guided tours. For historic sumptuousness followed by a coffee break in a lovely café, there is Orsdall Hall, a grade 1-listed Tudor manor house. And art and culture lovers will be impressed by the offerings at The Lowry in its stunning waterside location in Salford Quays. From there, you can take a memorable cruise to Liverpool along the Manchester Ship Canal.

To venture further afield, all you need is a car hire in Salford. In half an hour on the M62 you can reach Rochdale. Also on the M62, Leeds is an hour away, and Liverpool is a 50-minute drive to the west.

How to get to and around Salford?

The nearest airport to Salford is . With a Salford car rental, you can get to Salford in less than half an hour on the M60.

Your Salford car hire will also come in handy for accessing pretty villages and nature reserves, only a short drive away from this urban centre.

What brands are available?

These are the car hire companies from which you can get your rental car in Salford:

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Easirent
  • Europcar
  • Firefly EU
  • National
  • Sixt
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Salford

    Tired of the urban landscape in Salford and fancy a walk or a run in a nature reserve, cycling, fishing or bird watching? A 13-mile drive (30 minutes) westward via the A580 to Leigh in your Salford hire car will get you to Pennington Flash Country Park. The park surrounds a 70-hectare lake and is home to over 200 species of birds and a variety of insects. A nine-hole golf course is also open to the public.

    Another drive 40 minutes northeast towards Rochdale borough, you come to Hollingworth Lake, which is popular with tourists for its guided walks, outdoor water activities and arts and crafts fairs. Equipment for sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and rowing is available for hire. Check out their event schedule before going.

    If spending a day in a romantic, leafy village, walking alongside canals appeals to you, drive your Salford car hire for less than six miles west (approx a 15-minute drive) to Worsley via the A 580 (E Lancashire Road). See the world-famous Bridgewater Canal or enjoy nature in the beautiful Worsley Woods. The village has a well-signed heritage trail to help exploring visitors.

    Tips and tricks for driving in the UK

    Drive on the left side of road and only overtake on the right. At roundabouts get in the correct lane as soon as possible and stay there; indicate if you’re turning right or left; give way to the traffic on the right side.

    British car hire companies generally provide manual transmission cars. If you prefer an automatic one, you need to specifically request one to your car rental company.

    Seat belts are obligatory by law in the UK. When driving, always keep your ID, driver’s licence and car insurance documents at hand.

    Ready to plan your Salford city break?

    Feeling inspired to start exploring Salford and the rest of the UK? Check out this city guide and use Expedia search tool to help you find the best car hire, flight and hotel and research the best attractions and activities.

    Remember that Expedia car hire comes with no hidden fees. The price you see is the price you pay!

    FAQs for car hire in Salford

    What’s the best price car rental in Salford?

    In the past 7 days the lowest priced car rental is £18 in Salford.

    What’s the average car rental price in Salford?

    On average, car rentals in Salford are £19.

    Why should I book a car rental with Expedia?

    When booking a rental car via Expedia you can easily compare a wide range of the most popular car hire companies and select the best option for you. There are no extra costs and no cancellation fees involved in booking a rental car with Expedia.

    How do I book a car rental with Expedia?

    You can book a car rental on Expedia either online or over the phone. You may have the option to reserve now and pay now, or to reserve now and pay later. The payment option will be indicated at time of booking. To collect Expedia Rewards points for your car rental, sign in to your account before you book or create an account on the Payment page.

    Are there any additional costs when cancelling a rental car?

    Most rental car bookings are eligible for a full refund regardless of when you cancel with Expedia. Not all prepaid bookings qualify for a refund. Review your itinerary for details. If your prepaid booking qualifies for a refund, your booking must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up for the refund. If you return your prepaid car rental early, you will not be refunded for any unused time.

    How can I cancel my car booking through Expedia?

    To cancel your car booking, sign in or enter your email address and itinerary number. Then select Find itinerary. Under Manage Booking, select Cancel Reservation, then CANCEL THIS RESERVATION. Most prepaid car rental bookings are non-refundable. Pre-paid bookings must be cancelled at least 6 hours prior to pick-up to be eligible for a full refund. To change or cancel a car hire that you booked as part of a holiday, please contact us.

    Should I book a rental car online before arriving or directly in Salford?

    Booking your car from home with Expedia ensures thay you can choose the type of car. You can also compare the different offers and additional services in advance to get the best offer for you. Upon arrival you only need to collect the keys before beginning your trip. In addition, you do not have to start searching for a suitable provider after arriving or reading the terms and conditions at the counter. This will save you a lot of stress.

    What insurance should I choose for my rental car?

    A comprehensive insurance is a good choice to avoid unpleasant surprises. That way you can enjoy your stay carefree and explore the area with your rental car.

    Do I have to pay my rental car in advance?

    We have a couple different options when it comes to paying for your car rental. Read on and see which is best for you. Reserve now, pay now: This option allows you to reserve your car rental and prepay at the time of booking. You’ll need a credit card to prepay, and can apply Expedia Rewards points to cover all or some of the booking cost. While some car rental companies may let you pay with a debit card, the driver still needs to present a valid credit card to cover the deposit upon pick-up. Reserve now, pay later: This option lets you reserve your rental car without paying in advance. When you get to the pick-up spot, just have whoever's driving present a valid credit card to pay the cost in full. The car rental company will also place a hold on your credit card in the amount of the car rental deposit.

    What do I have to pay attention to when hiring a car?

    When picking up your rental car, check for scratches or dents on the vehicle. Inspect the car carefully, make sure to take notes of potential damage and let the vendor know before driving off.

    Where can I find car rentals in Salford?

    Rental car companies can usually be found at airports and various locations in the city centre.