For a group outing or a corporate business trip a passenger van hire is the most economical and convenient choice. Holiday transport for a large family or group of friends is much cheaper and more environmentally friendly than flying. Passenger van hire, with fuel costs, is still a better choice than 12 people taking the train.
Passenger vans, or mini-buses, contain different numbers of seats. The latest and biggest Ford Transit boasts luxurious seating for 17. Smaller models are available with room for 6, 8, 9, 12 and 15 passengers. Drivers who passed their UK driving test after 1996 need to take an additional test to drive passenger van rentals with a capacity of more than eight occupants.
Ford as well as other leading vehicle manufacturers, such as Mercedes, build passenger vans that offer high levels of comfort, for both drivers and passengers. Drivers are offered the latest technology to ensure that they can transport their passengers safely.
Many passenger van rentals are fitted with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) as an extra. Other driver benefits are anti-lock brakes, airbags, cruise control, and automated control sensors and switches. A passenger van hire should be equipped with a fire extinguisher, first aid kit and emergency exit signs.
Passenger vans are available for hire by the day, week or month. Longer rental periods often generate significant savings. Hire companies in major UK towns and cities provide passenger van hire. Bookings can be made through an online van hire broker, company websites, national vehicle supplier call centres or at your local van hire depot.
Many of the larger hire companies maintain service counters in airports and railway stations. Passenger van rental is available at Victoria and Euston stations in London and airports such as Manchester, Liverpool and Glasgow International. Passengers catching flights or trains can get a chauffeur driven minibus to the airport.