Self Drive Minibus Hire Edinburgh

Many thousands of people each year choose the option to travel with self-drive minibus hire; Edinburgh in Scotland is an excellent example of this with thousands of visitors each year opting to see the sights by minibus. The capital city of Scotland has a very competitive market of minibus companies with both local and nationwide hire firms spread across the city from the Old Town to the West End.

Some of the leading minibus hire specialists are listed in this article so that choosing a company is made easier whether you live or are visiting the city.

McNicoll Self-Drive

McNicoll Self-Drive are a local family ran business that has 40 years’ experience in self-drive minibus hire. Edinburgh airport is a destination that the company regularly delivers vehicles to and has a large customer base of tourists visiting the city. McNicoll are based in Linlithgow which allows them to operate outside the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh. Their fleet includes 12, 15 and 17 seat Transit minibuses, each available at excellent rates based on one, two and three day hire. Longer term hire can be arranged upon request and VAT and insurance are included with every hire.


LCTS are the Lothian Community Transport Services who operate across Edinburgh on a not-for-profit basis. Unlike other companies providing self-drive minibus hire, Edinburgh based customers must be a member of the LCTS to be eligible for hire. The LCTS minibuses are an excellent choice for charities looking to help elderly or disabled members of the public with travel. Only LCTS registered drivers’ will be insured to drive an LCTS minibus so it is important to note that you may be required to have your own insurance when hiring a vehicle.

Mitchells Hire Drive

Mitchells Hire Drive is Scotland’s favourite self-drive hire company. They have depots throughout the country and an Edinburgh base which sits directly in the heart of the city centre, making it perfect for both locals and visitors. The Mitchells Hire Drive fleet includes:

  • 7 seat Ford Galaxy
  • 12 seat Mercedes Vito
  • 15 seat Fort Transit
  • 17 seat Ford Transit
All vehicles come with excellent safety standards and are maintained to the highest standard. Rates start at just £84.95 for a Ford Galaxy for one days hire and rise to £124.95 for a 17 seater Transit on the same terms. All rates include insurance and VAT and have a mileage limit of 250 miles per day, anything over is charged at a rate of 20p per mile.

Practical car and Van Rental

Practical are the premier company for self-drive minibus hire, Edinburgh Airport is where the company is based and they can cater to both visitor and local requirements. Being a company with depots across the UK allows them to offer a one-way rental service, this is beneficial for corporate and personal users. Group travels are catered to with minibuses ranging in size from small 6 and 7 seaters to larger 17 seater Transits. Each receiving Practical’s dedicated service with insurance and breakdown cover included.

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