Common Questions about a Minibus Hire!
Hiring a minibus is a great way of transporting a group of people together to a destination. Whether you’re planning a day out in London, Essex or along the coast, or are going away for the weekend, a minibus hire can certainly make things easier.
At Power Seeker, we look at the three most asked questions when it comes to hiring a minibus!
Can I Drive a Minibus if I hold a car driving licence?
There are some instances where you may need to apply for a minibus licence. However, there are conditions that you have to meet if you want to hire and drive a minibus whilst holding just a car driving licence.
These conditions include:
- Being 21 or older.
- Holding a drivers license for at least 2 years.
- Under the age of 70 – If you’re older you will need to meet certain health standards. Read more.
- You’re planning on driving the vehicle on a voluntary basis.
- The minibus is being used for social purposes by a non-commercial body and there’s no payment on behalf of the passengers.
- The weight of the minibus doesn’t exceed 3.5 tonnes.
- You’re not towing a trailer.
How Many Seats does a Minibus have?
There is a range of sizes and models of minibuses that offer a different number of seats. Typically, a minibus in the UK has a seating capacity of between 8 to 30 seats. See more.
However, if you’re planning on driving a minibus with just an ordinary drivers license, you can have up to 16 passengers.