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Everything You Need to Know about Minibus Hire

Minibuses are really convenient if you’re organising an event that requires transport. They’re perfect size for small groups, and really affordable too. Hiring a minibus also means you don’t have to deal with the inconveniences of public transport, or book loads of individual cabs to get you from A to B. This is bound to take a lot of the stress out of your event, and get to your event relaxed and on time.

This article hopes to clear up some of the uncertainties and questions surrounding minibus hire, so you don’t have to go trawling through articles on the internet for the answers you need. So read on to find out all you need to know about minibus hire!

What is a minibus?

This probably seems like a pretty obvious question, but it’s definitely worth defining what a minibus is exactly. This is because the number of people you can fit in a vehicle will influence whether or not you need a special license. Normally a minibus is defined as a vehicle which carries between 9 and 17 people. This is a good general rule of thumb to follow, as most laws related to minibuses apply to vehicles of this size.

How many seats in a minibus?

As explained in the previous section, a minibus can have anything from 9 to 17 seats.

How much does it cost to hire a minibus?

The cost of minibus hire will vary depending the size of the minibus. You can hire 9 seater minibuses for roughly £75 per day, whereas a 17 seater minibus will cost  £110 a day.

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What size minibus can I drive?

Without a specific minibus license, you can drive a 9 seater. You will need the category D1 on your licence if you wish to drive anything bigger.

How old do I have to be to drive a minibus?

You must be 25 or over to drive a minibus, and also have the category D1 on your licence. We also require that you have had your driving license for more than 2 years.

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