Minibus lease deals
Commercial Vehicle Contracts is one of the leading minibus leasing companies specialising in business lease. We have a wide selection of minibuses available to lease for ltd companies, schools and local authorities.
Call us on 01424 863 456 today to speak to one of our leasing consultants who'll help you find your perfect minibus lease.
Find your perfect minibus lease for school, charity or business
Minibus leasing has become a popular choice for organisations that require more than a crew van. Typically, new minibuses offer between 9 and 16 passenger seats, however, we also have a range of minibuses that can accommodate up to 18 people. We also lease specialist minibuses to care homes, charities and other organisations that may require a minibus with wheelchair access.
We have a wide range of minibuses including manufacturers such as Mercedes, Ford, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Renault. We offer the best finance lease and contract hire prices and can tailor our minibus lease deals to fit your budget and mileage. Furthermore, we offer the option to sign-write your leased vehicle, creating a unique and professional look.
Van leasing and contract hire
There are several benefits to leasing a new minibus rather than purchasing one:
Affordable way of financing: Minibus leasing prices are usually lower than other types of finance.
Low initial outlay: Leasing allows for a smaller initial fee.
Fixed monthly payments: Van leasing offers predictable and affordable monthly payments.
No depreciation worries: Forget about the significant depreciation that occurs with new vehicles.
Includes maintenance: Add additional vehicle maintenance package - ask our account managers for more details.
Tax efficiency: Leasing a minibus van comes with tax benefits, particularly through VAT.
Lease a minibus with Commercial Vehicle Contracts and experience valuable benefits along with our 1st class service and professional support throughout the process.
Lease a minibus van with confidence
Choose Commercial Vehicle Contracts for all your minibus leasing and contract hire needs. All of our minibuses to lease are brand new, ensuring you get a vehicle that is reliable and safe. Many of our models are readily available and in stock, guaranteeing prompt delivery.
We are committed to providing exceptional service and competitive prices to ensure your satisfaction. With a no-hassle, stress-free process, you can lease any vehicle quickly, with a road fund licence and free UK delivery included.
Above all, it's safe to say you're in good hands with us. We're authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and a member of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), ensuring that you deal with a reputable company.
Contact us today to discover our van lease deals and special offers.
Ford Tourneo Custom
Ford Transit minibus
- 12 Seats
Mercedes Vito Tourer
- 9 Seats
Minibus leasing FAQs
Basically, it's a small bus designed to transport a small to medium group of people. Minibuses come in various sizes and configurations, with options for seating arrangements and cargo space. They are commonly used for school trips, airport shuttles, tours, and community outings. Minibuses are known for their versatility, providing a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation for both short and long distances.
A minibus can comfortably accommodate a group of 8 to 18 passengers, depending on the model.
We recommend the Vito Tourer, Renault Passenger, or a Tourneo Custom if you need to transport up to nine people, or a Ford Transit minibus or a Peugeot Boxer minibus if you require to accommodate a larger group.
When it comes to recommending a school minibus leasing, we suggest options that are reliable, cost-effective, and provide the necessary safety features for transporting children. All things considered, the Ford Transit minibus is ideal for schools.
Ford Transit Tourneo Custom comes with either 8 or 9 seats. It has an extra row of three seats compared to a crew van model.
If you're looking for a minibus that can accommodate 17-18 passengers, we recommend that you request a quote on the Ford Transit minibus 460 L4. This is the biggest minibus available to lease.
With us, you can drive a new vehicle in a matter of days (subject to approval and vehicle availability). We've made the whole process super easy!
If you passed your regular driving test before 1 January 1997
You are entitled to drive a minibus with up to 16 passenger seats. There is no weight limit. However, you can't drive a minibus for hire or reward.
To check if you are eligible, ensure your license has the code D1 (101) and that your entitlement has not been removed due to age or medical reasons. Drivers with a D1 + E (101) entitlement can tow a trailer over 750kg.
If you passed your car driving test on or after 1 January 1997
The rules for driving a minibus are more complex, but there are still options available.
According to the Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) Regulations 1999, under certain circumstances, you can drive a minibus with up to 16 passengers using a car license obtained on or after 1 January 1997. Here are the conditions:
- The minibus is not used for hire or reward.
- You are 21 years or older.
- You have held a category B car license for at least two years.
- You are driving the minibus on a voluntary basis for a non-commercial organization engaged in social activities.
- The maximum weight of the minibus does not exceed 3.5 tonnes (or 4.5 tonnes if it has disability access equipment).
- If you are over 70 years old, you meet the 'Group 2 Fitness to Drive' medical standards.
- You are not towing a trailer.
- You do not drive abroad.
It's important to note that these are general guidelines, and specific circumstances may vary. Always consult the relevant regulations and seek advice if needed to ensure compliance with the requirements for driving a D1 minibus.
In order to make money from the operation of a minibus, beyond covering running costs, you must obtain both a Public Service Vehicle (PSV) and a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence, which require additional training and examinations.
Our EV deals provide an eco-friendly solution for your business or organisation. With zero emissions and reduced operating costs, electric minibuses are not only better for the environment but also cost-effective. Contact us to lease one today!