Everything You Need to Know About Mini Bus Hire

minibuses can be confusing to those who have never hired one, never mind if you’ve never driven one before. Considering we offer minibuses within our fleet, we thought it would be best to share critical information you should know when it comes to hiring a minibus.

In this blog, we will tell you everything you need to know about minibus hire.

North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd is here to provide solutions for you. With over 30 years of experience under our belts, our services are valued and recognised in North London and beyond. Our expertise is to help you find the right van, for the right job.

Our fleet includes small, medium and large vans, in addition to minibuses, automatic vans, electric vans and more! We also provide the ability to purchase vans.

What’s the difference between a bus and a minibus?

As the name suggests, the size and shape is the main difference between a bus and a minibus. Regular buses are not owned or driven by people other than bus drivers. Minibuses can be driven by anybody.

Due to the smaller size of a minibus, it can not fit as many passengers as a regular bus, though it can fit more than a regular five-seater vehicle can. Additionally, the reduced size of a minibus would result in the handling being much easier for a driver as opposed to a regular bus.

Can I use a minibus for moving house?

No. Minibuses are specially for transporting a larger amount of people in one vehicle, if your intention is to move items, whether it’s for moving house, or delivering products etc, it is better to hire a van.

Hiring a van will result in less space for passengers, but more space for items to be safely placed and moved, making them a much better option for moving houses.

Everything you need to know about minibus hire

Everything you need to know about minibus hire

When it comes to North London Van and Truck Hire Ltd, we have three options available when it comes to minibuses in our fleet. These are…

  • A 9-seat minibus
  • An executive 9-seat minibus
  • A 12-seat minibus

All three options we currently provide are manual transmission and abide by the same 150-mile daily mileage limit as the rest of our fleet. Here is some additional key information you have to know before hiring a minibus from us…

  • The minibus must come back in a clean state. Any excessive cleaning costs that occur as a result of your usage and lack of care will result in additional charges.
  • Extensions to the agreed hiring period must be made in advance, we will not extend a hiring period if we’re asked about it a day or two before the vehicle should be returned.
  • You don’t need a special licence. When it comes to driving a minibus, a regular driving licence will be enough. That being said, if you are not the driver, we require evidence of the driver’s licence and must check if they have any driving related convictions.
  • Our minibus fleet can be hired for a day or months. With considerations being made for long-term hires.

Why would I need a minibus in North London?

There are many reasons why you would need a minibus in North London. Thinking of travelling to the capital, or up north with your friends or family? This can easily be facilitated by a minibus granted the driver is up for it!

Another example of the benefits of a minibus is transporting talent. Maybe you are organising a show, and need to take your performers together, minibus hire reduces the overall costs for everyone, and allows them to travel together on time.

In some cases, using a minibus from a taxi service can end up being more expensive, especially if it is used every day.

Regardless of where you travel, whether it is in the Enfield area, or beyond, hiring a minibus is the safest, smartest, and sometimes cheapest way to get from A to B when you have lots of passengers!

The benefits of hiring a minibus

By hiring a minibus, you get to experience a number of benefits that you can’t get with other vehicles. Below are several key benefits of using a minibus.

  1. Spacious Comfort:

Unlike vans, minibuses prioritize passenger space. You and your group can relax and spread out, making the ride much more enjoyable, especially on long trips.

  1. Cost-Effective Travel:

Splitting the minibus rental among your group is often cheaper than individual car rentals or public transport fares, especially for larger groups. This is especially true if you’re going to be using the minibus for a number of days.

  1. Eco-Friendly Choice:

By travelling together, you reduce the number of vehicles on the road, minimizing your carbon footprint. Our whole fleet is ULEZ compliant too, meaning you have the most environmentally friendly options available to you.

  1. Group Bonding Experience:

The shared space of a minibus fosters interaction and socialisation, turning the journey itself into a fun part of the trip.

  1. Driver Convenience:

With a minibus, you can designate a single driver, eliminating the hassle of coordinating a carpool or relying on public transport schedules. In some cases the hirer doesn’t have to be the driver. But the driver must provide their details for the hiring company.

  1. Minibus Options:

Minibuses come in various sizes, accommodating groups of all sizes, from family outings to sporting events or corporate functions. Our range is from 9 to 12 seats.

  1. No Maintenance Worries:

Unlike owning a van, you won’t have to worry about maintenance or repairs when you hire a minibus. The rental company handles everything. Of course, this will vary depending on the stipulations of the hiring company.

How to hire a minibus

How to hire a minibus

With North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, our hiring process is incredibly efficient and simple. Here is what you need to do.

  1. Head to our website
  2. Select your pick-up location, followed by return location, pick-up date, pick-up time, drop-off date, and drop-off time. Then press enter.
  3. Select the minibus you require. (Please note that availability will change as other people are making/have made bookings).
  4. After choosing the minibus, follow on to the next page, where you can select any add-ons you may require.
  5. After selecting add-ons, follow on to the next page, where you need to enter personal details.
  6. If your details comply with our requirements, we will present a quote, which you can decide to pay, or try another service.
  7. If you are happy with this quote, we arrange a time for you to come to the showroom, view the minibus, and complete the rental process by verifying the required documentation.

For peace of mind, all the vans and minibuses we provide for hire are maintained to the best standard. They are checked regularly to ensure there are no issues that would impact you in any way. After each customer has used our vehicles, we conduct our checks.

Hire a minibus today

Hire a minibus today

North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd has over 30 years of experience, which has allowed us to provide a varied fleet of vans suitable for a variety of needs. We encourage you to get in contact with us today to see how we can help you. Below, you can find our opening hours, address, and contact details.

We hope to have provided information regarding the question ‘Which van should I hire?’ Whilst providing supplementary information to help you make an informed choice when it comes to van hire.

Opening Hours:

Mon–Fri: 07:30 am to 05:00 pm

Saturday: 7:30 am to 12:00 pm

Sunday: Closed


North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd,

1320 Mollison Avenue,





020 3031 1097