How Big Is a Luton Van?

Luton vans are an extremely convenient option for anybody looking to capitalise on the benefits of using a van for things such as moving house, deliveries, and much more. But do they all come in one size?

In this blog, we will answer the question ‘How big is a Luton van?’.

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 mini buses, automatic vans, electric vans and more! We also provide the ability to purchase vans.

Who should I hire a Luton van from?

For the sake of safety and peace of mind, hiring a Luton van from an established and recognised hiring company, such as North London Van & Truck Hire Ltd, is the best possible option. But why exactly is this? We will explain the guarantees we provide with each of our hireable vans, including the Luton vans we provide.

  • Our vans are thoroughly checked inside and outside before and after each hiring period. This is to ensure there are no dangerous damages, that may have been attributed to the next driver, even though they weren’t responsible for it.
  • Our vans are maintained regularly to ensure there are no issues during your drive.
  • Tires are checked to ensure the tread level is not below the legal limit, and that there are no punctures.
  • Vans are checked for any misplaced items, and returned to the customer.
  • All of our rates include insurance
  • In the event of a breakdown, we provide full breakdown cover.

These are just some guarantees we can provide with our fleet. We can not speak about the policies of other providers, however, you can rest assured that our practices are overseen by the official regulator regarding van hire, the BVRLA.

The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, also known as the BVRLA is responsible for regulating van hire companies in the UK. It represents over 1000 companies that are within vehicle rental, leasing and fleet management.

What this means for any of our potential hirers is that…

  • You as the customer are protected.
  • Our policies are approved and fair.
  • We are always learning and improving our services in accordance with the latest guidance, as well as insight provided by the BVRLA.

And much more.

How big is a Luton van?

How big is a Luton van?

Generally, Luton vans are grouped by their weight limit as opposed to their literal dimensions. Although, a Luton van with a higher weight limit could be larger. Below are the two most common sizes when it comes to Luton vans.

  • 5 tonne Luton vans: The most common type, and the most accessible, as they only require a standard driving licence to drive with. Their cargo weight can be between 1000–1300 Kilograms.

Dimensions can vary between the model and make of Luton van you select. However, the interior cargo space can be around 6 meters in length, and over 2 meters in length and width.

  • 5 tonne Luton vans: Unlike their lighter counterpart, this Luton van requires a specific licence in order to operate. They can offer a cargo weight capacity of roughly 2,500 Kilograms.

Surprisingly, in some cases, this variant can have similar interior lengths to a 3.5 tonne Luton van (subject to the make and model). However, this Luton van is far more reinforced to carry heavier cargo.

At North London Van and Truck Hire, we provide both 3.5 and 7.5 tonne Luton vans for hire. Of course, with the 7.5 tonne vans, we do require evidence of a valid C1 driving licence (Or any other relevant licence).

According to GOV, it stipulates that a C1 licence allows you to “drive vehicles between 3,500–7,500 KG maximum authorised mass, with a trailer up to 750KG.”

Does the weight of a Luton van affect the drive?

Yes. Whether it is a car, a regular van, or a Luton van, any heavy weight will affect its drivability, especially if the weight distribution of the items is not as balanced as possible.

This becomes a more serious problem in vans, simply because of their taller stature. An unexpected sharp turn, negligence whilst driving, or even manoeuvring in certain ways at high speeds can easily lead to a van toppling over. This can still happen with a van and certain other vehicles, even if they don’t have cargo in them.

What is the best way to arrange cargo in a van?

Arranging cargo in a van is all about weight distribution. It is also subject to the items you are transporting too. It is always best to ensure items that can be laid flat against the floor are stored as such. This helps to prevent the cargo in question from being damaged and falling whilst in transit.

Try to ensure that neither side of the van has extensive weight piled on one side. Try to make sure they are spread evenly.

Is it better to hire a small van or a Luton van?

The kind of van you hire is subject to the cargo you need to transport. If you aren’t transporting a lot, or the amount you will be transporting is going to be in small increments at a time, a smaller van may be appropriate.

If you are struggling to decide which van is appropriate for your needs, please feel free to contact us, and we can provide the best guidance for your needs.

Can I hire a Luton van online?

Can I hire a Luton van online?

Yes, to an extent. Our hiring process can begin online, but is completed in person. 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 van you require. (Please note that availability will change as other people are making/have made bookings).
  4. After choosing the van, 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 van, and complete the rental process by verifying the required documentation.

For peace of mind, all the vans 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 vans, we conduct our checks.

Luton vans in North London

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 helpful information when answering the question ‘How big is a Luton Van?’ 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