How Much to Hire a Minibus


A minibus is a really good way to travel if you are arranging a big day out or going on a driving holiday with a group of people.  It can be far easier to organise a trip if everybody travels together, and you only have to worry about finding and paying for parking for one vehicle.  If you are taking out a group of people you need to be able to keep an eye on, such as children or the elderly, then a minibus is perfect.

Plenty of companies offer minibus hire at affordable rates across the UK, and because minibuses come in all different specifications you will undoubtedly be able to find the right deal for your excursion or holiday.

How Much to Hire a Minibus: How do I Hire a Minibus?

Before you can contact companies and find out how much to hire a minibus, you need to decide on a few things.  Do you have somebody – or, for a long trip abroad, a couple of people – who are willing and able to drive the minibus, or do you need to hire one that comes with a driver?  How many seats do you need?  Minibuses range from 7 seater people carriers, 9 and 12 seater minibuses, and bigger 15 and 17 seater minibuses (any more people and you will need to look at a coach instead).  How long do you need the minibus for?  Will you be taking it out of the UK?  Do you need air conditioning?  How much luggage do you think you will need to fit in?

When you know the answers to all of these questions, you will have a better idea of the specification of vehicle you need and the kind of terms you will want for the vehicle hire.

How Much to Hire a Minibus: Which Companies Can I Hire a Minibus From?

Companies operating in the UK that hire out minibuses and people carriers of different sizes on a self drive basis include the following:

  • SixT
  • Four Motion
  • Car Hire 3000
  • Thrifty
  • Car Hire UK
  • London Minibus (London and suburbs only)
  • Reward Van Hire (London and suburbs only)
Some minibus rental companies that hire minibuses with drivers include:

  • 12 Seater Minibus Hire
  • National Minibus Hire
  • London Coach (London and suburbs only)

How Much to Hire a Minibus: Getting Quotes

It is best to approach a few different companies to get a quote on what you are looking for.  Many companies offer special deals, such as cheaper weekend rates, for minibus hire, and you may be able to find a budget vehicle hire company that has the specification of minibus you need.

Self drive is cheaper than hiring with a driver.  You can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £100 a day for a standard 12 seater minibus, which if you split the cost between those going on the trip can work out at less than £10 per person.  For longer hire, if you are going on holiday, the per day rate can often work out even cheaper.

Hiring a minibus is a convenient and fun way to travel, and modern minibuses are comfortable with plenty of safety features.  Talk to local and national hire companies to find out how much to hire a minibus for the trip or outing you are planning.

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