Minibus Hire

Whether you are travelling on a golf trip, a cycling holiday or on a family holiday, our website compares a wide range of low cost vehicles for hire at 1000s of rental locations globally, from brands you can trust including Europcar and many more, so we are sure to include an Minibus rental that meets your needs perfectly.

If you plan to share the driving, keep an eye out for special offers on our site for Minibus rentals including free extra drivers. These deals can save you a small fortune compared to paying for additional drivers when you collect the vehicle.

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

Looking to hire a Minibus with no credit card? We include all the options allowing you to pick up your Minibus hire with a a debit card . Use the filter section on the search page to find these options.

We only compare vehicles that include a fair full to full fuel policy. You will pick up the vehicle 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 return it full. Look out for full to empty fuel policies you might find at a lower cost on other sites, full to empty usually comes with some hefty extra fees for fuel, so always check the T&Cs for full to empty rentals.

If you're trying to find a Minibus rental with no deposit and no excess, take a look at our premium cover options. Premium Cover reduces the security deposit and excess on your vehicle rental (often to zero).

Still cant find what you're looking for? Get in touch with our car rental advisors and we'll have you on the road in no time.

Rental car brands you can trust 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

Hiring a Car with no Excess

The insurance excess is the amount you'd be liable to pay if the vehicle is severely damaged, written off or stolen. The excess amount on rental cars can be very high. It's normally between £800 to £2,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal. If the car is returned damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you'll be required to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the rental car, the excess is held on your credit card as something called a 'pre authorised' transaction. This means that the amount isn't taken from your credit card as a regular transaction, it's held as a pending transaction until you drop off the car. You won't normally have to pay foreign currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised transactions. As long as the car is returned in the same condition as when it was collected, this excess amount is fully refunded to your credit card without anything additional 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 intend to use debit card on collection, as the excess amount is often very high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover on our website or to pay for top up cover at the rental desk.

To view rental options with a £0 or reduced insurance excess take a look at our Premium Cover rental options.

How to Hire a Car with a Low Security Deposit

At the collection desk, you'll usually be asked to leave a security deposit on your credit card or debit card. Security deposits can vary significantly subject to the size of the vehicle and the excess . Car rental Security deposits can range between £100 and £2,100.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. When you book a rental with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce the deposit to cover only fuel (usually less than £100), which is refunded to your card when the rental is returned with a full tank.

How to hire a car without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Hiring a Car and Cross Border Fees

If you want to pick up your car hire and drive it over the border , be sure to review the terms and conditions. Many car hire brands require that you inform them when you collect the car; and will charge extra fees to top up your insurance. If you fail to do so, you might find that the rental car will not be insured when you cross over into a different country.

You can find the details of cross border policies by checking the Rental terms and checking the Cross Border Rules section.

If you cant find the cross border information get in touch with one of our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Car Hire with Unlimited Mileage

We offer both limited and unlimited mileage rentals.

Limited mileage rentals are often less expensive than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the daily mileage allowance will always be clearly visibile. If you decide to book a rental with limited mileage, you will be liable to pay a per mile additional fee if you exceed the daily mileage allowance. The total mileage allowance for the rental duration is calculated as (the number of hire days X the daily mileage allowance). You don't have to stay within the daily allowance on every day, as long as the total miles used during the rental does not exceed the number of days X the daily limit.

When you opt for a limited mileage rental, it's receommended to check the charges for excess mileage. You'll find these in our T&Cs section.

How to Rent a Car with One Way Fees included

Most of the vehicle rental brands we include permit you to pick up your car in one location and return the vehicle at a different location. If you have selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices you'll see on the website include any additional charges for this. You'll also find a breakdown of the additional charges on the payment page.

Car Hire with Free Cancellation

All the car rentals we list on our website include a free cancellation policy. This means that you can cancel the rental and receive a full refund anytime until 48 hours before you collect the car.

If you've purchased our Essential Cover product to cover the car hire excess, you can cancel this with a full refund up until the booking start time.

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you have to cancel your rental, this means that the refund will be back in your account within 7 days.

How to Rent a Car with Child Seats

You can use your own child seats for your rental, provided that they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You'll also have the opportunity to add them to your rental when making a booking on the website. Child seats and booster seats are paid for in local currency when collecting the rental.

Our advice to find the best cheap Minibus rental

Factor in the time of year:

To bag yourself a deal for your vehicle rental it makes sense to book , especially during peak times like school holidays and Christmas. Minibus hire can be in very high demand in the school holidays and often the supply of large vehicles is more restricted than most other types of car. If you change your mind after you've booked your rental with us, we offer free cancellation, this means you can cancel and rebook anytime until 48 hours prior to collecting the car.

Mileage and fuel policy:

When you're comparing the options for your rental on different websites, be sure to check the fuel policy and mileage allowance. Many other websites hide this away in the T&Cs. If you use more than the 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 compare full to full rentals and we always clearly display the mileage allowance.

Excess and Security Deposit:

Always compare the amount you're required to leave as a security deposit on your card. For cheaper Minibus rentals, you'll be required to pay a much more expensive security deposit, this is held on your card when you collect the car. You'll see the security deposit amount clearly displayed throughout our website.

Child Seats and other extras:

You'll find the cost of extras on the extras page. We often have special promotions, including extra drivers in the price. When free additional drivers are available, you can find them listed on the search results page of website.

One-way fees and border crossing:

If you plan to drive the Minibus over a border into a different country, extra fees are normally charged by the car hire company. Always check the T&Cs for these fees before you book as they can be quite expensive. If you can't find them on our website, get in touch with one of our car hire advisors and they'll be happy to help.

Hire car terminology

Third party liability cover

Third party liability insurance provides protection in case you cause an accident. If you do, it might injure or kill other people (such as your passengers, pedestrians or people in other vehicles), or damage their property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). Since they need to be covered, you could be responsible the cost of any damage, or treating any injuries or covering loss of earnings, as well as any legal costs and any court fees.

Third party liability is subject to an excess, which means you would have to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £800 to £1,500, varying dependent on the car, the country and the deal). If you choose to cover your excess amount, you'll be refunded for all of the excess you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, your excess amount is often reduced to zero.

Additional driver costs

Car rental contracts is between the car hire company and the person that signs the agreement and will be the main driver. This means you need to ask for other drivers to be added, this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £11a day ). However, there are occasional special offers that include extra drivers are free. Beware of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being told the cost.

Excess reimbursement insurance

Purchasing this policy ensures you'll be reimbursed for any of the excess that's held on your credit card by the hire car company .

Excess reimbursement insurance also tends to cover other possible costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling costs.

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

It insures the amount due if the rental car is stolen. It is subject to an excess , which means you would have to pay the first part of an insurance claim (normally between £900 to £2,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal.

If you choose to insure your excess with us, however, you'll be refunded for the of the excess you have to pay (See our essential cover). With Premium Cover the excess can be reduced to zero.

Car hire excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is almost always an insurance excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on your own car in the UK. However, the excess on hire cars is very high. It's often in the region of £1,000 to £3,000. If you fail to insure the excess you could be liable to pay for any damage up to the excess amount. Check out our Premium Cover car hire options if you'd like to avoid having a large amount held on your card .

Collision damage waiver (CDW)

CDW provides insurance protection for damage in a similar way the insurance you have on your personal car does. It includes an excess which you can cover separately (See Excess reimbursement insurance). We also include rental cars that include CDW with a zero excess

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The rentals on the site come with a fair full to fuel fuel policy.

You'll be required to hold a deposit for fuel on your credit card when you collect the hire car. Ensure that you fill the rental up and return it full and there will be nothing further to pay for fuel.

You might see full to empty fuel policies on some other websites that seem to be offering better deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as the refuelling and admin costs associated with full to empty fuel policies make it much more expensive than full to full .

Collecting your Minibus rental using a debit card and other payment options.

You can use a Visa, Mastercard or an American Express credit card or a debit card issued by your bank or credit card company when hiring a Minibus with us.

It's useful to understand the alternative payment options for your Minibus hire, as often payments for extras (like GPS and extra drivers) might need to be settled in local currency (either in cash or by credit card) when you pick up the 9 seater.

One important thing to consider when deciding if you should use a debit card at the collection desk, Minibus rental companies often hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a considerable amount of money , if you choose to pay with debit card this might be debited from your bank and not refunded until weeks after completion of your rental contract.

Many of the Minibus rental companies we include will accept a debit card when you collect the rental; but often these do have special terms and conditions associated to them. Always be sure to check the terms and conditions if you want to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the vehicle.

Would you like us to accept payments using something other than debit card and credit card? Do contact us and let us know. We are always open to ideas about how to improve our service to make arranging your vehicle hire a Stress Free experience.

Stress Free Essential insurance options

Along with being friendly, easy to use and of course, stress free, we offer two different levels of insurance when you hire a Minibus seater with us.

Essential cover will appear as an optional extra in the vehicle hire insurance options. For some partner/geographical Minibus rental combinations the cover isn't always available.

Our essential cover, offered when you make your vehicle hire booking, is a vehicle hire excess reimbursement policy which covers you on a range of extra costs that standard insurance does not.

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

Why we're different

There's a bucket load of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental exists because of our own frustration with the process of renting a vehicle.

We do not work with just any Minibus rental firms. We're careful to only work with brands you can trust.

We don't like to be be beaten on price. Our price match promise means that if you find the same hire vehicle at a lower cost, we'll match it.

The reason we do things differently to other vehicle rental websites is because we got annoyed with seeing people having trips ruined by a bad rental experience and thought we could do a better job.

Our website compares millions of prices at 1000s of vehicle rental locations to find you the best deals and ensure that booking them on the website as easy, quick and Stress Free as it can be

Stress Free Car Rental provide you with all of the best Minibus hire deals with no hidden fees.

Pricing on our website includes added fees that other vehicle hire websites don't usually include - this makes sure that your experience is as transparent as possible.

Minibus rental Insurance options:

If plan to renting a Minibus in the United States, arriving from abroad and have a foreign driving licence, all of the vehicles in the USA you will see included on the website have zero excess and a low-security deposit. Rentals in the rest of the world will often have an insurance excess. You'll be offered the chance to purchase an insurance policy to cover the excess on the extras page of our website.

Our Premium cover

Premium cover is the highest level of Minibus hire insurance we offer.

Selecting Premium Insurance is optional, you can also choose to purchase Premium Cover at the collection desk, it's often cheaper to buy this up front on our website when you make your Minibus rental booking.

We want you to be able to understand all of the options regarding which Minibus rental insurance product is right for you, we work closely with our vehicle rental partners to provide you the option to purchase a Premium cover product.

You're able to buy Premium Cover bundled with your Minibus rental, so that you know the full cost of everything before starting your trip.

Hiring a car throughout the COVID pandemic

During the COVID pandemic the safety of customers remains our highest priority. As before the crisis and throughout we offer free cancellation with a full refund on all car hire. Whilst the current situation is ongoing, we have reduced the cancellation and refund time, all refunds are processed within 24 hours of receiving a customer cancellation request - with the refund usually clearing to the customer's account in less than a week.

Improved car rental hygeine procedures at London United Kingdom

All of our car hire partners are implementing advanced cleaning processes, in line with local regulations, throughout the ongoing pandemic. Here's an overview of the extra steps being taken.

Between rentals, Hertz and Thrifty are carrying out a multi stage cleaning and sterilisation process, including rigorous cleaning of the seats, door handles, steering wheel and keys.

Enterprise, Alamo and National locations in are providing a complete clean pledge. Including the deep cleaning each car between each rental ,including disinfecting the car keys.

Europcar are carrying out extra vehicle deep cleaning and disinfecting measures. Keys are also disinfected between all rentals and placed in a sealed envelope once disinfected. A zero contact policy is in place at the collection desks, with all work areas cleaned thoroughly between every customer collection.

New protocols are now in place with our car hire partner Greenmotion, involving the installation of safety protection screens and hand sanitiser units at collection locations. Employees are also now wearing protective equipment such as masks and gloves. Greenmotion are also fully sanitising each vehicle between every rental.

We will continue to update this information as it becomes available.
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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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