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Minibus Hire FAQ

So you’ve decided to hire a minibus? No doubt you’ll have lots of questions about the whole process. And while your provider will be able to take you through all the details, this handy guide covers some of the most commonly asked queries - and their answers.

How much does minibus hire cost?

The cost of minibus hire depends on many different factors, including the type of hire, the size of the vehicle, your location and more. As a rough guide, hiring a small, self-drive minibus for a few hours could set you back as little as £30.

Can I drive a minibus?

If you passed your test before January 1, 1997, or if you hold a D1 category licence, you can drive a minibus carrying up to 16 passengers. Additionally, some car licence holders can drive a minibus if they meet certain conditions. If you’re not sure, your hire provider can advise you - or supply you with alternative, chauffeur-driven options.

How many people can a minibus seat?

Generally speaking, smaller minibuses seat around seven people, while the maximum capacity is around 17 passengers. However, if you have a lot of luggage, you might want to consider hiring a vehicle with a few more seats than people, as boot space can often be limited in these vehicles.

Are minibuses suitable for one way travel, such as airport drop offs?

Yes, you can hire a chauffeur-driven minibus to drop you and your family or friends at the airport. In fact, it is often a very economical choice, and saves on expensive parking charges.

How long can I hire a minibus for?

The short answer is - however long you need it for. In fact, packages are available covering anything from a few hours to a few days, so chat to your hire provider about the different options available.