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Rent an RV in Manchester

If you’re searching for the ideal starting point for a road trip amid some of the most stunning landscapes in the north of England, rent a camper van in Manchester! The city itself is a delight to explore, blending a rich industrial heritage with a modern multicultural vibe, showcased through a mix of splendid historic architecture, fantastic music scenes, and delectable food offerings. Immerse yourself in one of the city’s numerous arts and culture events, tour the homes of two of the largest football clubs in the UK, and be sure not to overlook the iconic Levenshulme Market, where you can find everything from vintage items and homewares to plants and street food. With your RV rental in Manchester, you can soak in the city’s charms, and then venture in almost any direction to discover the breathtaking English countryside, complete with mountains, lakes, and picturesque villages.

Starting at $65 / night

Where can I pick up my RV rental in Manchester?

Manchester is well-connected by public transport, whether you’re traveling by plane, train, or bus. Manchester Airport welcomes flights from all over Europe, the Middle East, and America, so you’re sure to find a flight that suits you. The airport is around 40 minutes from Manchester city center. Manchester’s main train station, Manchester Piccadilly, connects the city by rail to much of the rest of Great Britain. Travel by National Express to Manchester Coach Station if you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to arrive in the city from another destination in England, Wales, or Scotland.

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Surfer Suite Class B RV | VW T6.1 California Ocean

  • 150 hp diesel engine
  • Integrated kitchen
  • Outdoor shower (cold water)
  • Automatic pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera
  • Cruise and distance control ACC, GPS
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Road House Class B RV | Sprinter

  • 140 hp diesel engine
  • Large kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Manual pop-up roof
  • Rear parking sensors with camera, cruise control, etc.
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Couple Cottage Class B RV | Sprinter

  • 130 hp diesel engine
  • Large kitchen area
  • Indoor shower/wet bath (hot water)
  • Toilet
  • Without pop-up roof
  • Parking assistance & tempomat

Your roadsurfer Benefits



Brand new, fully equipped camper vans & RVs


Unlimited mileage & free 2nd driver


Rebook or cancel with the Flex option up to 48 hours before departure


Camping equipment & kitchen utensils included


Roadside assistance


Rent a roadsurfer Camper Van or RV in Manchester

Whether you’re eager to explore the northern delights of Manchester or head straight into the hills of the Peak District, Lake District, or Yorkshire Dales – just a few of the national parks within easy driving distance from the city – we’ve got you covered. Read on for our top tips on how to get started on your road trip adventure with your camper van rental in Manchester.


Camper vans & RVs with ready-to-go camping gear

Our roadsurfer camper vans and motorhomes are equipped with everything you may need or want on your road trip. Enjoy a seamless driving experience with built-in navigation, relax and unwind on a big and comfortable bed, and make use of a fully stocked kitchen box that includes a pot and pan, tableware, glasses, utensils, mugs, and a French press for your coffee, allowing you to prepare your favorite meals. Additionally, we provide an outdoor table and camping chairs so you can enjoy your time outside. The only thing you need to bring is a comforter or sleeping bag and your sense of adventure. You can also reserve a comforter when you book your camper van from Manchester, along with many other items that you can find on our equipment list.

Best time of year to visit Manchester

As always when visiting the UK, having the right clothes and equipment for any weather will ensure that you’re never here at the wrong time! When you rent a camper van in Manchester, here are a few things to consider when deciding on the best time of year for your trip.

Spring is a lovely time to explore Manchester and the surrounding areas in a camper van. The weather is generally mild, and nature starts to come alive with blooming flowers and lush greenery. This season is ideal for outdoor activities and sightseeing. If you’re here in March, why not visit the Manchester Film Festival?

Summer is a popular time for camper van adventures in Manchester due to the warm weather and longer daylight hours. Just be aware that campgrounds may be busier and more expensive during this peak travel season. In June, get tickets to Parklife Festival, Manchester’s biggest music festival, or take the kids to the Manchester Festival of Nature.

Fall is the best time to see the turning leaves in the countryside surrounding Manchester. In September, you still have a good chance of warm weather, but without the crowds on their summer vacations. Planning to be in Manchester in October? Both the Manchester Literature Festival and Manchester Folk Festival take place in this autumnal month.

Winter in Manchester can be chilly and damp, but it can also be a unique time to visit if you don’t mind wrapping up against the weather. The city often has festive markets and events during the holiday season, and a rainy day is the perfect excuse to cozy up in the evening in your camper van with a mug of hot chocolate and a film. If you’re planning an outdoors adventure somewhere near Manchester, make sure to take the necessary equipment, pack extra clothing, and make sure someone knows where you’re going.

Parking in Manchester

Manchester has an excellent bus and tram system, so where possible, we’d recommend finding somewhere on the outskirts of the city near your campground to park when you rent a motorhome in Manchester – you’ll find more availability, and it’ll be cheaper too. Due to height restrictions at many parking lots, the main central parking suitable for your camper van rental in Manchester is:

  • The parking lot at 25 Addington St, Manchester M4 5EU is convenient for exploring the hip Northern Quarter.

Campgrounds near Manchester

Manchester doesn’t have a lot of city center campgrounds and camping spots, so if you want to explore the city when you rent a camper van in Manchester, you’ll need to camp a little way out. The upside to this is that the surrounding areas are so beautiful that it’s worth the travel time!

  • Hollingworth Lake Caravan Park sits at the western edge of the Pennines in a gorgeous country park. Under an hour north from Manchester, it’s the ideal camp spot for starting to explore the Pennine hills.
  • Burrs Country Park Club Campground is an easy 40-minute drive to the north of Manchester, great for anyone wanting to stay closer to the city.
  • The Hawthorn Caravan and Campground has the bonus of a pub right on-site, as well as a laundry room and dishwashing room. Another site that’s a quick 40 minutes to the east of Manchester.

Places to eat in Manchester

When you rent a camper van in Manchester, make sure you don’t miss out on the incredible food scene in the city. Read on for our short but sweet food and drink guide to Manchester…

  • For street food, check out either GRUB or Hatch for an ever-evolving lineup of food vendors.
  • Our top café picks for a quick coffee or a longer stop for food include Evelyn’s Cafe Bar, Federal Cafe & Bar, Home Sweet Home, Takk, and Fig + Sparrow. Many of these are found in the cool Northern Quarter – think artisan coffee, hearty breakfasts, and charming interiors.
  • If you’d like a fancy spot for a nice meal to celebrate the beginning or end of your adventure, why not try one of Manchester’s fine dining restaurants? Adam Reid at The French is part of the Midland Hotel, where you’ll find modern British cuisine with a twist and great tasting menus. Mana’s inventive menu is a real standout, where food from the UK is given the gold star treatment.
  • While everyone should head to Affleck’s to experience this independent shopping emporium, their food market is also a great spot to head to for a casual bite to eat. Other casual eateries include Rudy’s Pizza, Fat Pat’s, Common Bar, The Sparrows, and 10 Tib Lane.
  • Just after a drink? We’ve got you covered. There are pubs and bars aplenty in Manchester! The Marble Arch is a traditional pub, while Albert’s Schloss serves up a Bavarian theme. In the Northern Quarter, The Whiskey Jar is housed in a former mill, and while it specializes in whiskey, you’ll find other drinks here too!

Things to do in Manchester

With your motorhome rental in Manchester, you’ll find no shortage of things to do! We’ve rounded up a few places to visit near Manchester to get you started on planning the adventure of a lifetime.

  • Head out of the city to a beautiful village for a long walk before settling in at a cozy pub to refuel. Marsden, Delph, and Hebden Bridge are three fantastic places to set off from, with plenty of choices for a meal afterward.
  • Southwest of Manchester, Delamere Forest hosts all sorts of activities, including Go Ape, horse riding, and mountain biking. You can also keep it simple and enjoy the forest with a leisurely stroll along its tree-lined paths.
  • A stadium tour and a ticket to a football match are high on a lot of visitors’ lists when they come to Manchester, and well worth it if you’re a big fan of the game! For those a little less obsessed but still interested, head to the National Football Museum for some insight into the way the beautiful game has affected change through the years.
  • Got some adventurous kids in tow? Depot and Parthian are two climbing centers that welcome all skill levels. A 20-minute drive north from the city center is Heaton Park, which has plenty of space for children to run as well as a boating lake and playgrounds. The Science and Industry Museum is full of interactive exhibitions for children (and adults!) with adventurous brains.

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