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Minibus hire is ideal for:

  • Stag & hen nights
  • Concert trips
  • Sports events
  • Going to the races
  • Team outings
  • Airport transfers
  • Weddings & birthday outings

Self-Drive Minibus Hire

Self-drive minibus hire is ideal for parties of up to 17 people, including the driver.

How many seats are there on a minibus?
The most popular sizes of minibus are 8/9 seats, 12 seats, 15 seats and 17 seats, including the driver. If you only need to seat 7 people (including the driver), then car hire is a better option - click here for a car hire quote.

If you're planning to drive a minibus, you'll need to make sure that you meet the requirements for driving a minibus. If the minibus has no more than 8 passenger seats (excluding the driver), you will only need a normal car licence.

If the minibus has between 9 and 16 passenger seats (excluding the driver), you may need category D1 entitlement on your driving licence. Drivers who passed their car test before 01/01/1997 will normally have D1 on their licence. Drivers who passed since then will not unless they have taken a separate test.

Drivers without D1 entitlement can still drive minibuses with up to 16 passenger seats under certain circumstances (click here for more detail). However, many minibus hire companies insist on all self-drive hire minibus drivers having D1 on their licence, even if the law doesn't require it.

For more information on driving a minibus and drivers licence requirements, click here.

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Minibus Hire With Driver & Coach Hire

There are some occasions when you can't or don't want to drive yourself. You might be making a one-way journey - an airport transfer, for example - or you might be planning a stag or hen night where everyone will want to have a drink.

Whatever your situation, hiring a minibus with a driver can be the ideal solution. Minibuses can carry up to 16 passengers. For parties larger than this, coach hire is available. Coaches come in various sizes and can carry anything from 18 to 72 seats and for really large parties, you can always book two!

Our minibus and coach hire partner offers a comprehensive range of modern, air conditioned minibuses and coaches throughout the UK. You can get an instant online quote and you can also select vehicles based on passenger and luggage requirements. This means you can be sure that the minibus or coach you rent will be the right size for your party.

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