19 Seater Minibus Hire

For short distance journeys that require transporting a large number of people such as family outings for weddings and parties, corporate away-days for seminars and work trips or perhaps even a holiday, you need something bigger than the family car.  In the case of groups of between 8 and 25 people, the most appropriate vehicle category is the minibus or mini-coach.  Depending on your travel requirements and the comfort level you desire, the minibus can offer anything from standard utilitarian facilities to the plush, refined comforts you may associate with airline travel.  When it comes to travelling in comfort, some minibus hire companies offer everything you could ever need.

The Different Types of 19 Seater Minibus Hire

For maximum luxury, you can hire a chauffeur driven minibus that features a roomy interior with recliner seats and individual air conditioning plus wide panoramic windows for those breath-taking seaside or lakeside views.  But for ordinary excursions, a standard minibus with the usual features should be enough and it will come at a much cheaper price.  For these big vehicles you will need to have a category D1 driving license before you will be allowed to go for the self-drive option.  Many minibus hire companies will in fact insist that you hire a qualified driver, the latter being provided for an additional cost of course.

UK Companies offering 19 Seater Minibus Hire

The 19 seater is a common specification and most minibus hire companies have got them in their fleets.  The companies listed here offer 19 seater minibus hire both nationwide and locally.

  • Nationwide Coach & Minibus Hire - A dependable nationwide service with branches across the UK.
  • 5th Gear Car Hire – A nationwide minibus hire company that offers both budget and luxury vehicles.
  • BM Coach Hire – A minibus hire service that is great for airport pickups in the London area.

The Estimated Costs of 19 Seater Minibus Hire

The costs of minibus hire vary a lot depending on how you choose to travel and some of the options may not be available with every company.  Some companies for instance do not offer one day hires and will insist on a two or three day hire minimum, while others only hire for the full return package, that is, you have to return the minibus yourself after the round trip.  The companies that offer single trip packages usually will charge significantly higher rates for single journeys compared to returns.  

But as a general guide, a fixed price between £115 and £200 per day applies for the 19 seater minibuses for standard single hire and around £320 for a return package.  The 19 seaters are considered to be category D1 vehicles and for the self-drive option you need to have the relevant license or you will be required to hire a qualified driver from the hire company and meet other additional expenses such as for the driver’s accommodation and charges.

Minibus hire is such a popular option for group transport that availability is sometimes a problem.  For the 19 seater minibus hire category, you will be well advised to book at least 24 hours in advance.  Make sure you inquire about the driving license specifications first.

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