When you rent a car at Manchester Airport you can make your way into the city center via the M56 and the A5103. This route is around 9 miles and takes 25 minutes. When this gets busy during peak hours, the A56 provides an alternative and is only slightly longer at 11 miles and 30 minutes. Trafford Park is only a 20 minute drive from the city center and just over 4 miles away by either the A56 or Ordsall Lane.
Manchester is ringed by the M60. This provides access to Liverpool to the west and Leeds to the east. There is also an Inner Ring Road, which serves most of the districts in the city. The main north to south route is the M6, which runs all the way from Scotland in the north towards London on the south. The only toll road in the area is the M6 toll, which starts around 70 miles south of Manchester at Cannock. It is a good alternative to the M6 if traveling south at peak times. There are lots of multi-story car parks around Manchester and some cheaper open air ones in the city center at Piccadilly.