18 Seater Minibus Hire


The minibus is for sure the tried and tested workhorse when it comes to short-haul trips involving more than eight people.  Whether you are going away with family or friends for a party or a weekend break, or going with colleagues for a work trip, or organising a tour, you may find yourself needing to hire a minibus.  Such has been the popularity of the minibus that you can hire models that seat anywhere from 10 to 25 people or more.  Most 18 seater minibus hire companies offer these vehicles to suit all occasions and requirements and you can choose the nature of your hire from standard (or economy), corporate and executive, luxury, self-drive or chauffeur driven, etc. to suit your budget and comfort needs.

The Different Types of 18 Seater Minibus Hire

Depending on how you wish to travel (and your budget of course), the minibus can be as comfortable as a train or aircraft, with some equipped with reclining, roomy seats, CD and DVD facilities besides other features like individual air conditioning and washrooms and WCs.  Most companies offer standard or economy models in their fleets in case you are running on a budget, and you can choose to hire a driver with the minibus (at an extra cost) or, for even more economy, you could take the self-drive option.  But, depending on the size of the minibus, some companies may insist that you hire one of their drivers.

Luxury and corporate are two other options if your budget extends that far, and for special needs groups like the disabled some of the bigger minibus hire companies may be able to make an accommodation with vehicles featuring disabled access doors.  The majority of minibus hire companies are not comfortable with single trip hires and some may insist on return trip arrangements, but a few of them offer singles at a somewhat higher rate.
 

UK Companies Offering 18 Seater Minibus Hire

A good number of companies offer minibus hire in the UK.  This is a sample list of some of the bigger operators.

  • National Minibus Hire – This company offer minibus and coach hires throughout the UK.
  • 5th Gear Car Hire – 5th Gear are a nationwide company that hire out corporate, luxury, executive and group transport.
  • BM Coach Hire – BM offer airport transfers and minibus hire for customers in the London area.
  • Nationwide Coach & Minibus Hire – This company hire minibuses throughout the UK.  They have a wide fleet and are sure to have a vehicle that suits your needs.
  • Lead X Transport – This company have a minibus hire for all sorts of occasions including school trips, airport transfers, day trips, etc.

The Estimated Costs of 18 Seater Minibus Hire

The costs of minibus hire vary greatly from company to company.  Some companies do not hire for less than two days, others do not offer single trip hire, only return.  Then you have options between standard and luxury or executive hire.  The price will depend on what you need, the mileage, any other expenses like ferry and tunnel crossings, the cost of a driver, etc.  The lowest cost is around £59 per day and for this rate you will need to hire the minibus for a minimum of two to three days.  For executive hire you can expect a price of roughly £295 per day for the smaller, 16 to 18 seater minibuses.

Hiring an 18 seater minibus is a convenient option when you wish to travel around in large groups.  Given the numerous options you have when hiring, you can rest assured you’ll acquire an excellent means of transportation.

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