How Much Is It to Hire a Minibus

The cost of minibus hire is a key question for anybody thinking about hiring a minibus. Confusion can arise in some cases, does the size of the minibus affect the hire? Do you need to hire a driver? Or are you able to drive it yourself?

In this blog, we will answer the question, ‘How much is it to hire a minibus?’ And more.

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.

Do’s and don’t of driving a minibus

Do’s and don’t of driving a minibus

In some cases, driving a minibus can be similar to driving a car. But in terms of a hired vehicle, especially with a minibus, you should keep the following dos and don’ts in mind in order to keep you and your passengers safe.


  • Do pre-trip inspections. Before you hit the road, make sure to check the fluid levels, tire pressure, lights, mirrors, and brakes of your minibus.
  • Do adjust your mirrors. Minibuses have larger blind spots than cars, so adjust your mirrors to minimize them.
  • Do maintain a safe following distance. Because minibuses are heavier and take longer to stop than cars, you need to increase the following distance you maintain between your minibus and the vehicle in front of you.
  • Do drive smoothly. Avoid sudden braking, acceleration, and swerving. Passengers are more likely to get sick or lose balance in a minibus than in a car.
  • Do communicate clearly. Use your indicators well in advance of turns and lane changes, and be aware of your surroundings before making any manoeuvres.
  • Do mind your speed. Don’t exceed the speed limit and adjust your speed according to road conditions and signage.
  • Do be courteous. Be patient with other drivers and avoid road rage. Remember that you are carrying a precious cargo of passengers.
  • Do clean up after yourself. If someone used your vehicle, or anything you own, you would expect it to be returned to you in at least the same state it was given. Be responsible, and ensure your passengers are too.
  • Do be aware of your passengers. As the driver, you are also responsible for your passengers following the rules of the road which includes wearing seatbelts, and not doing anything that brings danger to you, them or other road users.


  • Don’t overload the minibus. Never exceed the weight capacity of the minibus. This can be dangerous and illegal. The weight capacity of a minibus will vary depending on the model you hire.
  • Don’t drink and drive, or take illegal substances. This is a no-brainer, but it’s especially important when you’re responsible for the safety of multiple passengers. If you are taking a legal medication that can affect your driving, consider using another driver.
  • Don’t use your phone while driving. Texting, talking on the phone, or otherwise using your phone while driving is a distraction, illegal, and dangerous.
  • Don’t eat or drink while driving. This can also be a distraction and can lead to spills. Focus on the road! If you really need to eat, find a safe place to stop, such as a service station.
  • Don’t smoke in the minibus. Many places have laws prohibiting smoking in enclosed spaces, especially with passengers. Hired minibuses will likely have this as a rule already.
  • Don’t leave the engine running unattended. This is a safety hazard and can also be a waste of fuel. Additionally, it can leave the minibus open for an easy theft.
  • Don’t forget to take breaks. Driving for long periods can be tiring. Take breaks every few hours to stretch your legs and avoid fatigue.

How much is it to hire a minibus?

How much is it to hire a minibus?

The price to hire a minibus can vary depending on certain circumstances. But with North London Van and Truck Hire Limited, hiring a minibus for a 24-hour period equates to £154.80 for our 9-seater minibus, and £180 for a 12-seater.*

Additional factors such as age may alter the aforementioned price, so please keep this in mind when looking for quotes.

*Please note that these are our current rates as of Spring 2024. This may be subject to change.

Can the cost of a minibus change after I’ve hired it?

If our rates change whilst using our minibuses, you will only be charged in relation to the amount agreed upon in the hiring agreement. That being said, additional costs can be added onto your agreement, as per its stipulations, which can include…

  • Going over the daily mileage limit.
  • Returning the minibus after the agreed date and time.
  • Cleaning costs for any minibus returned in a negligible state.
  • Repair costs for any damages, depending on the situation.
  • The price of any missing components that require replacement.

Is minibus hiring the same cost everywhere?

No. The cost of hiring a minibus can vary between providers based on a large variety of factors. The rate of minibus hire is subject to…

  • The individual hiring rates of the hire company.
  • The size of the minibus.
  • The fuel type of the minibus.
  • Discounts applied to long-term hires (subject to the hiring company).
  • Local rates. Hiring companies based in towns and villages may have a lower rate than those located in major cities when compared. For example, Minibus hire in North London can be cheaper than Minibus hire companies based in Central London.
  • The age of the minibus.
  • The model/specification of the minibus.

How to hire a minibus in Enfield

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.

Minibus hire in North London

Minibus hire 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 whilst answering the question ‘How much is it to hire a minibus?’ 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