So you’ve decided on minibus hire for your party or event? Congratulations - it really is one of
the most affordable and convenient ways to travel in a group. But did you know that there are
several types of minibus on the hire market today? Here’s our guide to some of the most
Self drive minibus hire
Want the convenience of minibus hire for an even more affordable price? If you passed your
driving test before 1 January 1997, or if you hold a category D1 driving license, you can hire a
vehicle for up to 17 passengers on a self-drive basis.
Chauffeured minibus hire
Don’t have the right paperwork to drive a minibus? Or perhaps you simply want to relax and let
someone else take care of the driving? Chauffeured minibus hire is a popular choice,
particularly for events such as weddings or nights out when alcohol is likely to be consumed.
7 seater minibus hire
At the smaller end of the spectrum, seven seater minibuses are ideal for small groups of family
and friends. They’re compact, easy to park and cheap to run - ideal for those occasions when
you have minimal luggage and don’t need a great deal of space.
9 seater minibus hire
Need a little more room? Whether it’s extra passengers or additional luggage, nine seater
minibus hire offers a bit more space for your journey. However, these medium sized vehicles
are still surprisingly easy to maneuver and economical to run.
17 seater minibus hire
17 seater minibuses are the largest vehicles that you can drive on a category D1 or pre-1997
licence. Fantastic for large groups of family and friends, they offer ample room while still being
far more practical than a coach or multiple vehicles.