Requirements for driving a minibus and FAQs

Before booking one of our minibuses, please check that you meet the following driver and identification requirements and note which payment methods we accept.

Frequently asked questions

YES.

  • Drivers must be aged between 30 – 70.
  • Drivers over 70 can be referred to our insurers for clearance.

Please also note the following criteria:

  • Drivers need to have held a full UK licence for a minimum of 2 years
  • No more than 6 penalty points under 5 years and no bans under 10 years
  • No more than 1 accident in the last 3 years
  • All drivers of our 17 seat and Wheelchair Accessible buses MUST hold a D1 category licence
  • Non UK licence holders will need to contact our office on 020 8335 0060 or via email rental@bellsbuses.co.uk to discuss terms of cover
  • Drivers need to have held a full UK licence for a minimum of 2 years
  • All drivers of our 17 seat and Wheelchair Accessible buses MUST hold a D1 category licence

Non UK licence holders will need to contact our office on 020 8335 0060 or via email rental@bellsbuses.co.uk to discuss terms of cover.

In addition, the following criteria apply to all drivers:

  • Aged between 30 – 70; drivers over 70 can be referred to our insurers for clearance
  • No more than 6 penalty points under 5 years and no bans under 10 years
  • No more than 1 accident within the last 3 years

Yes, but these are not available for self-drive hire as the machinery needs to be operated by trained personnel.

Please enquire about our with-driver service or give us a call on 020 8335 0035 and one of our team will be more than happy to discuss your options.

YES. However, there are some restrictions, so please enquire.

Whether you are going on a ski holiday to the Alps or on a tour of Europe we will tailor a package to meet your requirements.

We offer an all-inclusive European package that includes everything you will need to drive safely and legally in Europe.

This includes:

  • Green Card – insurance certificate for travelling abroad
  • AA European Breakdown Assistance – additional breakdown cover
  • VE103B Document – our authorisation for you to take the vehicle abroad
  • AA European Travel Kit – which includes: hazard warning triangle, magnetic GB plate, universal bulb kit, drivers handbook, reflective emergency jacket, first aid kit and headlamp beam converters

All named drivers will require the following forms of ID:

  • 2 Utility Bills which prove your address (Bank statement and a phone or electric bill etc.)
  • 1 Photo ID (Passport required for drivers holding the old style paper licence and all hires going to Europe)
  • Full UK Driving Licence – note: DVLA licence check code required – this can be obtained here – https://www.gov.uk/view-driving-licence

All hires must be paid for by credit or debit card. We accept Visa, Master Card, Maestro/Switch and Solo.

We take your credit or debit card information over the phone or in person if you visit our rental department. If you book or enquire online, then we will give you a call to take your payment.

Our minibus fleet for self-drive hire

All our minibuses are renewed on a regular basis, so you can rest assured that we will provide a reliable, safe and well maintained vehicle that is right for your needs.

Mercedes-Benz Vito Tourer 119CDi
9 Seat Auto

FROM £72.80 per day
Single day rate £140.00

 

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Ford Transit Trend Minibus
12 Seat Manual

FROM £65.00 per day
Single day rate £225.00

 

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Ford Transit Trend Minibus
17 Seat Manual

FROM £80.00 per day
Single day rate £249.00

 

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For minibus hire and rental enquiries

Contact us on 020 8335 0060 or