Minibus Rental in London

Top tips to discover a cheap Minibus rental

Consider the dates you're booking:

To bag yourself a deal for your vehicle rental in London, it pays to book early, especially during peak times like Christmas and School holidays. Minibus rental can be in exceptionally high demand in the school holidays and the supply of large vehicles is more restricted than many other types of car. If the price drops after you've booked with us, we include free cancellation, this means you can cancel at any point until 48 hours prior to collecting the vehicle.

Mileage and fuel policy:

If you're looking around for your rental on other websites, be cautious to factor in the mileage allowance and fuel policy. Some other websites hide this away in the T&Cs. If you use more than your mileage allowance or rent a Minibus with a full to empty fuel policy, you might be hit with some unexpected charges when you return the vehicle. We only offer full to full rentals and we always clearly display the mileage allowance.

Security deposit and excess:

Be sure to compare the amount you'll have to pay as a security deposit on your card. Often, for cheaper Minibus rentals, you will be required to pay a much higher security deposit, this is held on your credit card when you pick up. You'll always see the security deposit amount clearly displayed throughout our website.

Child seats and additional drivers:

You'll find the cost of these on our extras page. We often have special deals, including additional drivers in the price. When free additional drivers are available, you can find them clearly displayed on the search results page of website.

One-way fees and border crossing:

If you plan to drive your Minibus across a border into a different country from London additional fees are usually charged by the car hire company. Be sure to check the terms and conditions for these before you book as they can be quite expensive. If you can't find them on the website, get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Picking up your Minibus hire in London without a credit card and other payment options.

Pay with Visa, Mastercard or an American Express debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring a Minibus with us.

If you've chosen Essential or Basic Cover for your vehicle, this usually means that you'll have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the vehicle. You will more often than not be given the opportunity to pay for a top up policy by the rental partner at the collection desk, this then enables you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

Would you like us to accept payments with a method other than credit card or debit card? Please contact us and let us know. We're always open to ideas regarding how to enhance the service we offer to make arranging your vehicle rental as Stress Free as it can be.

We've made it really simple on our website to identify which X hire companies can accept debit card. Simply use the filters on the second page to compare the Minibus hire brands can accept your card type when you pick up the vehicle.

We accept a large number of different currencies including British Pounds (GBP),US Dollars (USD) and South African Rand (ZAR).

It's good to know the different payment options for your Minibus rental, as payments for add ons (like extra drivers and sat nav) might have to be paid for in local currency (by credit card or debit card) at the collection counter.

It's worth bearing in mind that quite frequently Minibus hire companies that do accept debit card on collection are more costly than those that accept credit card only.

Quite often, Minibus rentals that come with the Premium Cover option allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the vehicle with no additional fees. You're able to view if a debit card is allowed, along with all of the vehicle hire security deposit and insurance alternatives on the extras page of our booking process.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you'd like to use a debit card on collection, Minibus rental companies often hold an excess on the lead drivers credit card, the excess is often a large amount of money , if you opt to pay with debit card this will be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks after completion of your rental contract.

Many of the Minibus rental brands we include on the website will accept a debit card when you collect the rental; sometimes these do have different terms and conditions related to them. Always be sure to review the terms and conditions if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the vehicle.

Tourist Attractions Close to London

National Maritime Museum

Explore Britain's rich naval history here at the National Maritime Museum, located just a 3 mile drive away from London making it super easy to get to in your rental car. Go for a ride on the ship simulator and get a feel for what it is like to sail on the high seas. Along with this there are so many other nautical things to view and learn about along with interactive games.

Madame Tussauds

If you've not heard of Madame Tussauds, where have you been! The world famous wax museum is based in Marylebone and just a 9 mile drive from London. You can have a photo taken next to the Prime Minister, Royalty and Celebrities and get close and personal with some real A-listers! The museum is known for its themed galleries and incredibly lifelike models.

Science Museum

Located opposite the Imperial College of London and only a 10 mile drive away from London is London's Science Museum. London Science museum is full of amazing science and invention exhibits The museum is renowned for its state-of-the-art exhibitions that all of the family will enjoy. After a day out here you're sure to leave feeling smarter!

Battersea park

Amongst London's most famous tourist attractions and parks. Battersea Park is rammed with things to see and do. You could easilyy spend a whole day and never get bored! Located just a 10 mile drive away from London, Battersea Park is a must-see, it is even better in the summer and is veryy popular amongst Londoners and tourists.

Adventure Island Essex

Adventure Island is a fun park and a great place to spend the day. It is packed with attractions and rides suitable for kids of all ages. There are also more than 40 rides that the little ones can choose from. You'll find Adventure Island just a 28 mile drive from London which makes it an incredibly easy place to visit in your rental car.

Booth Museum of Natural History Brighton

Just a few streets back from Brighton pavilion and only 47 mile drive away from London is the Booth Museum of Natural History. This museum explores the natural world with exhibits, displays and hands-on activities for the little ones to enjoy. Take some time to enjoy discovering rare birds, butterfliesand fossils.

Cambridge University Botanic gardens

Nestled in the midst of the city, an easy 47 mile drive from London is the beautiful Cambridge University Botanic gardens. There is an incredible 40-acres of space which is filled to the brim with gardens, plants and gorgeous Victorian greenhouses. And, as if it couldn't get better, there is also a cafe so you can put your feet up after a busy day exploring.

Oxford Castle And Prison

If you'd like a spooky day out filled with stories of crime and terror then visit Oxford Castle & Prison just a quick 59 mile drive away from London. The ruins of this medieval castle are full of tales about criminals that have been and gone. And, enjoy guided tours of the 900-year-old crypt at the base of the castle.

Car rental during the COVID pandemic

During the COVID pandemic ensuring safety continues to be our highest priority. Prior to the crisis and throughout Stress Free Car Rental offer free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire including insurance. Whilst the current situation is ongoing, we've reduced the amount of time it takes to process refunds, we process all refunds inside of 24 hours of receiving a cancellation request - with the funds usually clearing to the customer's account in less than 7 business days.

Improved vehicle cleaning and sterilisation procedures at London United Kingdom

All of our car rental partners are implementing additional cleaning procedures throughout the current COVID pandemic. Here's an summary of the further measures being carried out.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in have implemented a complete clean pledge. This includes the deep cleaning each vehicle between every rental ,including disinfecting the car keys.

New processes have been implemented by our car hire partner Greenmotion, involving the installation of protection screens and sanitiser units at collection locations. Staff are now wearing protective equipment such as masks and gloves. All vehicles are being fully sanitised between each rental.

Prior to collection of all rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are implementing a multi stage cleaning and sterilisation procedure, involving rigorous cleaning of the steering wheel, door handles, seats etc.

Europcar have implemented additional vehicle deep cleaning measures. Keys are also disinfected between each rental and then kept in a sealed envelope once disinfected. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection area, with each rental desk cleaned thoroughly between each customer collection.

We will continue to provide further information as soon as new information becomes available.

Hiring a Car in London with One Way Fees included

Most of the vehicle providers we work with in London permit you to pick up your vehicle in London and return the vehicle at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for your rental, the prices on our website already include any extra charges for this. You will also see a breakdown of all additional charges on the payment page.

How to Rent a Car in London with No Cancellation Fee

All of the car rentals we list on our website in London include free cancellation. Free Cancellation means that you're able to cancel the booking with a full refund anytime until 48 hours before picking up the vehicle.

When you purchase our Essential Cover product to insure your car rental excess, you're able to cancel this and receive a full refund anytime up until the rental start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you have to cancel your booking, the money will be in your account within 7 days.

Car Hire in London with no Excess Held on Your Credit Card

The rental car will already be fully covered for accidents and theft included in the hire price you will see our website. This cover is known as Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

Although all of our hire cars in London include CDW in the price displayed, there's often an insurance excess, which is held on your credit card when you collect the car. The excess is the total amount you would be required to pay if the vehicle is stolen, written off or severely damaged. The the excess on rental cars can be high. It's often between £1,000 to £2,200, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will have to pay some or all of the excess.

When you pick up the car, the insurance excess is held on your credit card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount is not taken from your card as a regular transaction, it's held as a pending payment until you drop off the car. You don't normally have to pay foreign currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised payments. As long as the car is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, the excess amount is fully refunded to your credit card without anything further to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the insurance excess is taken from your account and fully refunded when the vehicle is dropped off. If you plan to use debit card on collection, as the excess is often high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up insurance at the rental desk.

To view car hire options in London with a £0 or reduced excess take a look at our Premium Cover rental options.

Trusted car rental brands we work with in London United Kingdom

LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
KING GEORGE V DOCK, SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
KING GEORGE V DOCK
SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE - ONE WESTERN
GATEWAY ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

Address
International Way
Olympic park
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
KING GEORGE V DOCK, SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

LONDON CITY AIRPORT PRESTIGE

Address
KING GEORGE V DOCK
SILVERTOWN
LONDON
E16 2PX

Location
On Airport

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE - ONE WESTERN
GATEWAY ROYAL VICTORIA DOCK
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

STRATFORD INTERNATIONAL STATION

Address
International Way
Olympic park
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

Green Motion London City Airport

Address
London Regatta Centre
1012 Dockside Road
London
E16 2QT

Location
Shuttle Bus

Opening hours

BECKTON

Address
1 Claps Gate Lane
Beckton
London
E6 6JF

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

GREENWICH

Address
Plot 5
Morden Wharf
Tunnel Avenue
Greenwich
SE10 0PA

Opening hours
Monday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Tuesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Wednesday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Thursday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Friday: 08:00:00 to 18:00:00
Saturday: 08:00:00 to 16:00:00
Sunday: 09:00:00 to 16:00:00

LONDON CITY APT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
E16 2PX

Opening hours

STRATFORD INT RR STN

Address
INTERNATIONAL WAY, OLYMPIC PK
LONDON
E20 1YY

Opening hours

WOOLWICH

Address
5 PETTMAN CRESCENT
WOOLWICH
LONDON
SE28 0AJ

Opening hours

BARKING

Address
UNIT 21, RIPPLESIDE IND ESTATE
BARKING
IG11 0RJ

Opening hours

ILFORD

Address
970 ROMFORD ROAD
ILFORD
LONDON
E12 5LP

Opening hours

LONDON HEATHROW GB

Address
SHERATON HEATHROW HOTEL
MIDDLESEX

Opening hours

GREENWICH

Address
PLOT 5, MORDEN WHARD
GREENWICH
SE10 0PA

Opening hours

BARKING

Address
UNIT 21 RIPPLESIDE IND ESTATE
BARKING
IG11 0RJ

Opening hours

CLOSED LONDON BOW

Address
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR
145B BOW ROAD
LONDON
E3 2SA

Opening hours

Minibus hire insurance :

Minibus rental in London is fully insured with an insurance excess amount. You'll be offered the chance to buy an insurance policy to cover the excess on the extras page of our website. If you fail to insure the excess the amount held on your credit card could be at risk if the car is stolen or damaged.

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a wide variety of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to recognise that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of hiring a vehicle.

The reason we decided to do things a bit differently is because we got fed up of seeing customers getting shortchanged and knew we could do a better job.

Stress Free Car Rental compares millions of prices at 1000s of vehicle hire locations to find you great offers and make booking them on the website as quick, easy and Stress Free as it should be

Stressfreecarrental.com work hard to ensure that we provide our customers with all of the best Minibus rental deals with no unexpected charges.

Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our Minibus hire price match promise means if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower price, we'll match it.

Stress Free Car Rental won't work with just any Minibus rental companies. We're careful to only work with Minibus rental brands you can trust.

Minibus hire providers we work with include big vehicle hire providers like Enterprise and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the price or experience that you deserve - so we don't include these on our website.

All our pricing includes added fees that other vehicle hire websites don't usually display - this ensures that your experience is as clear-cut as it can be.

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Hassle free Essential insurance options

As well as being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two additional levels of insurance when you book a Minibus in London with us.

Essential cover, offered at the same time as you make your vehicle booking, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of additional charges that standard insurance does not.

Essential cover doesn't cover things like loss of theft/damage to content in the vehicle, third party injury mechanical repairs, cleaning fees. For more details see the T&Cs on the extras page

Essential cover appears as a choice in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some geographical/partner Minibus rental combinations the cover isn't always available.

Essential Cover comes with key cover, flushing the engine after misfuelling, damage caused to the vehicle, theft, weather and fire and much more.

If you're planning a golf trip with your friends or a holiday with your extended family, our website compares a huge range of cheap vehicles for rental in London, from brands you can trust including Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise and many more, so we are sure to have an Minibusrental that meets your requirements .

If you plan to share the driving, look out for special discounts on the website for Minibus rentals including free extra drivers. These offers can save you money compared with paying for extra drivers when you collect the vehicle.

All of the vehicles in London on our website include a price match guarantee and free cancellation. You can change your plans and cancel with a full refund any time up to 48 hours before you pick up the vehicle.

Want to hire a Minibus in London without a credit card? We include all of the options enabling you to collect your Minibus hire using a debit card . You can use the filter section on the search results page to find them.

We only compare vehicles that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You'll pick up the vehicle in London with a full fuel tank and drop it off full. A small amount for the fuel will be held on your credit card when you pick up the vehicle and refunded when you drop it off with a full tank. Beware of full to empty fuel policies you might find at a lower cost on other sites, full to empty usually comes with some expensive extra fees for fuel, so always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.

If you're trying to find a Minibus hire in London with no deposit and no excess, check out our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the excess and security deposit on your rental (often to zero).

Need help or advice? Get in touch with our car rental advisors and we'll have your rental sorted in minutes.

Some of our favourite car rental places near London for Minibus hire

South East of England

When people are asked to think of the South East their initial thought might just be the capital but there's so much more to this part of the world than just the capital. Places like Uxbridge, Luton and Thornton Heath are just waiting to be seen by you and your loved ones in your great value hire car from Stress Free Car Rental.

The South East is supported by several major airports, including the UK's busiest airport, London Heathrow, which is located 22 miles away from London. If you intend to pick up your car rental at Heathrow Airport and then drop off your hire car at London City Airport, our pricing always includes any additional one-way fees. We also offer a wide range of rental cars at Gatwick Airport and Stansted Airport.

With so much packed into a relatively tiny place it's a good job there's so many different railway stations like King's Cross St. Pancras, and Waterloo. All of these stations are in close proximity to cities and places to be.

Why not take a trip to Enfield and spend some time wandering around its great streets and sidewalks or spend a weekend at London Stansted Airport with a loved one or your family. Trendy cities like Brighton are full of atmosphere thanks to their lively student populations, pubs and restaurants. As well as busy cities there are lovely places like the Dorset Coastline. From Kent and Sussex all the way through to Berkshire and Oxfordshire- there is so much choice!

London's Closest Airport

If you're planning to fly into the UK, the closest international airport to London is London City airport, located 0.59 miles away (as the crow flies) from central London. London City Airport is in the UKs main financial district. If you plan to arrive in the UK via London City , the car hire desks are located next to the terminal building. You're able to book a rental car to pick up at London City Airport before you drive to London. From the Airport you also have the option to fly to a range of popular cities, including sunshine cities like Malaga Airport, Florence in Italy and Alicante in Spain, all with affordable hire cars available to book in advance on our website.

You could also consider the option of flying into London Heathrow airport located approximately 22 miles away from London. Heathrow Airport, England's busiest airport and also one of the busiest in Europe, acting as British Airway's hub airport. This means that you can fly to a broad range of locations , these include the UK's favourite sunshine destinations, including Naples in Italy, with low cost car rental available to collect on arrival before you begin your holiday. If you're flying to the USA you can also prebook a cheap rental car in advance at low cost rates at Orlando, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and a huge range of alternative destinations. If planning to arrive into England via London Heathrow Airport, check your car hire confirmation email for details of where to find the car rental car hire collection desk. Heathrow is a very big airport so the car rental desks could be in the terminal, in a nearby car park or a short free shuttle bus journey away from the airport terminal. Heathrow has a a wide range of UK domestic flights, these are a useful alternative to getting the train. You're able to fly directly from Heathrow Airport to Manchester Airport or fly into Glasgow and collect your rental car when you arrive.

5 miles further away than London Heathrow airport is London Gatwick airport. London Gatwick Airport is located in Crawley in the region known as West Sussex and is one of the UKs busiest airports, servicing 45 million passengers per year. If you're intending to arrive in the UK via Gatwick Airport you have the option to collect a hire car when you land before driving over to London. All of the main hire car desks at Gatwick Airport are in the South terminal building. You'll find that some car rental providers may require that you take a short mini bus ride to pick up the car. Always check your car rental confirmation email which will contain full details of how to find the car hire pick up area . If you're leaving the UK via Gatwick Airport, the airport has 100s of routes available. The good news is that we compare affordable car rental offers at all of the holiday locations available from Gatwick . If you plan to get some sunshine following your visit to England, you have the option to jump on an affordable flight to Naples Airport to collect a convertible hire car at the airport. If you're heading further afield, Gatwick also offers routes to New York JFK Airport, where you can pick up a cheap car rental at the airport .

A possible fourth alternative is London Stansted airport which is approximately 27 miles away from London. In the Region of Essex, Stansted Airport is just over 40 miles away from London. If you plan to arriving into Stansted Airport you can collect your hire car in the airport before driving over to London. All of the main car hire options we compare at London Stansted Airport will allow you to pick up the car at the airport terminal and drop off London. Our website always includes extra charges for this kind of one way hire in the price. If you're planning to jet off from London Stansted you'll find frequent flights to most popular European city break destinations with affordable rental cars available to collect on arrival, including Alicante Airport in Spain and Milan Airport, Rome and Sicily Airports in Italy.

Stress Free Car Rental's Premium cover option

Premium insurance is the highest level of Minibus hire insurance we provide.

So that you're able to make an informed decision regarding which Minibus rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to give you the ability to purchase a Premium cover product.

Lots of our clients decide to choose the Premium Cover option when renting a Minibus because it usually brings the excess down to zero meaning that the customer has no large security deposit or vehicle rental insurance excess risk. Customers can also often pay with debit cards with Premium Cover if using a credit card is a problem.

Choosing Premium Cover is completely optional, you can also decide to buy Premium Cover at the vehicle hire desk, It is usually less expensive to book this in advance on our website when you make your Minibus rental booking.

On our website it's possible to buy Premium Cover alongside your Minibus rental, so that you understand the full price of everything before completing your booking.

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Why choose StressFreeCarRental.com during the Covid pandemic?

If your plans change we'll process your refund in under 24 hours. All rentals booked with us can be cancelled up until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle

All car hire brands on our website are following local government guidelines re vehicle sterilisation and social distancing at the collection desk.

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