How to hire a Minibus?


When you are required to transport between 8-30 people, a minivan is often too small while a bus is too big. Renting a minibus, either with a professional driver or self-drive option, is a viable way to deal with this problem. But before considering hiring a minibus, give yourself as much time as possible to efficiently plan, research and make the bookings; because cost is not the only factor that needs to be considered. We have devised a step-wise plan on how to hire a minibus. Let’s go through it and make your life easier.

Step 1: License Requirements

First of all, determine as to whether you need a commercial driver’s license to drive a minibus. This is because some of the states require you to have a CDL if you are driving a vehicle that carries 16 or more passengers; some even when the passengers are fewer than 16. In case you need to have CDL, but you don’t have one; prefer renting a vehicle with driver.
Step 2: Research

Closely research on the minibus hire and charter companies in Chelmsford, Kent or your travel intended area. There are many companies that provide nation-wide services like us. Also, there are companies that rent self-drive minibuses. These companies are generally local or region based.

Step 3: Compare

Carefully compare the prices and terms and conditions of available minibuses and rental companies either online, or via the phone; if you can meet in person, it will be best. Also, check whether the minibuses you are considering are air conditioned or not; and how much luggage space they have.

Next, compare rental prices and additional cost of insurance. Some companies even require you to deposit a security amount; do not forget to check info on this, especially whether it is refundable or not. Check on the mileage limits, the amount of notice needed to make a reservation, minimum rental periods and the like.

Step 4: Reservations

Make a booking as soon as you finalize your travel plans. An early reservation increases your possibilities of getting on-time minibus of desired model. You may even get discounts on early bookings.

Step 5: Practice

If you are going to self-drive the vehicle, go for a short practice drive so that you can get used to handling the minibus before the travel. Be aware of any extra weight, height, length or width, and acceleration details of a minibus as compared to a car.
Step 6: Fuel and Security Measures

Always start your journey with a full tank of fuel, and keep your eye on the fuel meter. If you are traveling with kids, make sure they fasten their seat belts for added security. Many minibuses are equipped with navigators; if not, make sure you inform the company about the same. EEminibuses has all its minibuses equipped with the same to offer a peaceful and comfortable journey to you.

Our Services

EE Minibuses offers a wide range of transportation services in both the private and public sector. With our fleet of Minibuses and Coaches we
operate from the East London and Essex and our services cover a diverse area in and around London, Essex and Kent.
  • Fully insured vehicles

    We have a large fleet of vehicles, that includes 6 seater to 32 seater minibuses and coaches.

  • Corporate Minibuses

    We are perfectly placed to drive you to your office. Perfect for Meetings, business tours.

  • Airport Transfers

    Travel in comfort, with proper safety to any London Airport. On-time Arrival and Departure.

  • Cost-effective & On-time Service

    We don’t believe in charging lot of money and adding hidden costs. We want to be common people’s transporter

  • 6-32 Seater Minibuses

    We offer economical yet high performance 6-32 Seater Minibuses along with cheap rates. Sit back and Enjoy the ride

  • Well spoken & Clean licensed drivers

    All our staff is trained and well mannered. They understand that you are on a trip and they make sure you get the best out of it

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