Atherton

Manchester to Atherton with us

We provide Saloon Cars, Estate Cars, Executive cars and minibuses. Our drivers are all experienced local drivers who will make your transfer smooth and enjoyable. We can also offer a ‘meet and greet’ service at your request. Our services are available 24/7 with staff at hand to attend to any queries you may have, whether it be before or after you have made a booking.

A ‘Meet and Greet’ service can be arranged when booking whereby the driver will be in arrivals with the passenger’s name or company name, whichever you prefer. A comforting thought, especially for first time visitors in a foreign country.

If your flight is early or subject to delays, we will track your flight’s progress and send your driver at the new expected time of arrival.

A lot of our work is corporate based so if you are booking a taxi for other people you need not worry, we will give them the professional quality service they would expect. We can send receipts via email on request.

Remember, this is a set fare, no taxi meters, no hidden charges, regardless of the route or time taken from Manchester.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – PLEASE READ! We advise booking as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If your transfer is within the next 12 hours please call us the number given on top of the page.

Please ensure you book the correct taxi for your Manchester Airport or Around Manchester to Atherton journey. Vehicle capacity is indicated below:

Saloon Car

Oneway: £39.00

Return: £78.00

4x passengers 2x Suitcase 2x Hand Luggage

  

Estate Car

Oneway: £43.00

Return: £85.00

4x passengers 4x Suitcase 4x Hand Luggage

Executive Car

Oneway: £49.00

Return: £98.00

4x passengers 2x Suitcase 2x Hand Luggage

8 Seater Minibus

Oneway: £49.00

Return: £98.00

8x passengers 8x Suitcase 8x Hand Luggage

Overview of Atherton

Atherton is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, in Greater Manchester, England and historically a part of Lancashire. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Wigan, 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Leigh, and 10.7 miles (17.2 km) northwest of Manchester. For about 300 years from the 17th century Atherton was referred to as Chowbent, which was frequently shortened to Bent, the town’s old nickname.

Along with neighbouring Shakerley, Atherton has been associated with coal mining and nail manufacture since the 14th century, encouraged by its outcrops of coal. At the beginning of the 20th century the town was described as “the centre of a district of collieries, cotton mills and iron-works, which cover the surface of the country with their inartistic buildings and surroundings, and are linked together by the equally unlovely dwellings of the people”. Atherton’s last deep coal mine closed in 1966, and the last working cotton mills closed in 1999. Today the town is the third largest retail centre in the Borough of Wigan; almost 20% of those employed in the area work in the wholesale and retail trade, although there is still some significant manufacturing industry in the town.

Evidence has been discovered of a Roman road passing through the area, on the ancient route between Coccium (Wigan) and Mamucium (Manchester). Following the Anglo-Saxon invasion of England, Atherton, which is built on and around seven brooks, became part of the manor of Warrington until the Norman conquest, when it became a township or vill in the ancient parish of Leigh. Since 1974 the town has been part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, a local government district of the Metropolitan County of Greater Manchester.

Atherton Hotel Addresses:

Royal Inn

67-69 Wigan Rd

Atherton, Manchester

M46 0LW

Tel: 01942 883948

The Talbot

1 Gadbury Fold

Atherton, Manchester

M46 0GN

Tel: 01942 897136

Alder House Cat Hotel

Alder House, Alder St

Atherton, Manchester

M46 9FJ

Tel: 01942 879024

The Lion Inn

23-25 Bolton Rd

Atherton, Manchester

M46 9JG

Tel: 01942 887912

Alexandra Hotel

619-621 Hindley Rd

Hindley Green, Westhoughton

Wigan

WN2 4EX

Tel: 01942 255219

Dun Mare

277 Manchester Rd W

Little Hulton, Manchester

M38 9XH

Tel: 0161 790 5235