The Best Minibus Hire for Airport Transfers

Having a transfer from the airport you’ve landed in, to your next destination can be made incredibly difficult if you are travelling with a large party, without taking the time to hire the right vehicle.

In this blog, we will show you the best minibus hire for airport transfers? 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.

Can I hire a car for airport transfers?

In some instances, hiring a car for airport transfers can be possible. However, this is only if there are few passengers and luggage. If you are travelling with a large party, you will unlikely be able to fit everyone and their luggage in the car safely without jeopardizing safety.

Do cars have weight limits?

Yes. Cars have weight limits, and will vary depending on the size, make and model of the vehicle. In most cases, a 5-seat vehicle that is full of luggage should not make the car over the weight limit. A car that is over its weight limit will drive slowly, and may develop other issues as the car drives with a suspension that is trying to maintain beyond its weight limit.

Is a minibus good for airport transfers?

Is a minibus good for airport transfers?

Yes, a minibus can be a good option for airport transfers, depending on your situation. Here’s a breakdown of the pros and cons to help you decide:


  • Cost-effective for groups: If you’re travelling with a group of friends or family (typically 8–16 people capacity), a minibus can be cheaper than multiple taxis or individual cars, especially when you split the fare.
  • Convenience and Comfort: Door-to-door service eliminates the hassle of navigating public transport or arranging multiple rides. Minibuses typically offer more legroom and comfortable seating compared to standard taxis.
  • Luggage Space: Ample luggage space allows you to comfortably transport all your belongings without worry.
  • Relaxation: You can relax and unwind during the journey, especially if compared to driving yourself and dealing with traffic or parking.
  • Professional Drivers: Many minibus services have experienced drivers familiar with the local area, ensuring a smooth and efficient journey.


  • Not ideal for small groups: If you’re only travelling with a few people, a taxi, or ride-sharing service might be more cost-effective.
  • Traffic Delays: Minibuses are susceptible to traffic delays just like any other vehicle.
  • Limited Flexibility: You might not have the same level of flexibility as with a taxi when it comes to making stops or changing your pick-up or drop-off location.
  • Availability: Booking a minibus might require planning ahead, especially during peak travel seasons.

Here are some additional factors to consider:

  • Distance to the Airport: For longer distances, the comfort, and convenience of a minibus might outweigh any potential downsides.
  • Budget: Compare the cost of a minibus to other transportation options like taxis, trains, or ride-sharing services.
  • Number of Passengers and Luggage: Ensure the minibus has enough space for everyone and all your luggage.

Overall, a minibus is a good option for airport transfers if you’re travelling with a group and value comfort, convenience, and cost-effectiveness. If you’re a smaller group or have specific flexibility needs, other transportation options might be better suited.

The best minibus for airport transfers

The best minibus for airport transfers

At North London Van and Truck Hire, we have three terrific options for Minibus hire available for you to use. This includes:

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

All of our Minibus options are maintained to the highest standards. This means they are checked after each use to ensure cleanliness, comfortability, reliability, and ease of use. Our minibuses will never be passed for hire if they are in a state that is below our high standards.

When it comes to booking our minibuses, subject to availability, you can book the van for a day, weeks, or even months if required.

What’s the cost of minibus hire?

The price to hire a minibus can vary depending on certain circumstances, especially between different providers. 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 the hirer’s 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.

Are there any additional fees with minibus hire?

As per the stipulations of our hiring agreements, if there are certain rules that have been broken, we can invoke the right to charge additional fees. This may be due to circumstances such as:

  • New damages that we have not been made aware of.
  • Stains or damage to upholstery.
  • Performance issues that have come as a result of improper driving.
  • Missing parts.
  • Fines that have been accumulated as a result of your driving/parking.
  • Going beyond the daily mileage limit.
  • Returning the minibus beyond the agreed return date.

In some instances, depending on the severity of the issue, we have the right to contact the authorities. Particularly if laws have been broken whilst any of our fleet had been used by a hirer.

If you have any questions or confusion regarding the rules we have for the drivers of our fleet, feel free to get in contact with us to discuss this. That being said, you will also be able to find this information clearly on the hiring agreement. So be sure to read it thoroughly before committing to the agreement.

How do I 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.

Where to hire a minibus

Where to hire a minibus

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 showing you the best minibus hire for airport transfers. 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