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.

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