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.

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.

Hiring a Car with no Excess

Renting a Car without an Excess

The excess is the total amount you would be required to pay if the car is written off, severely damaged or stolen. The excess amount on hire cars can be very high. It's normally between £1,000 to £2,200. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will be required to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

When you pick up the hire car, the excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the amount isn't charged to your card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending payment until you return the car. You don't usually pay currency charges on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the rental car is dropped off in the same condition as when it was collected, this amount is fully refunded to your credit card without anything further to pay.

If you plan to pay by debit card, the insurance excess will be taken from your bank account and fully refunded when the vehicle is returned. If you intend to use a debit card on collection, as the excess amount can be high, we recommend to either buy Premium Cover on our website or to buy top up cover at the rental desk.

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

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.

How to hire a car without a credit card

Renting a Car with Cross Border Fees Included

How to Rent a Car with Cross Border Fees Included

If you want to pick up your rental and take it over the border , we strongly recommend to review the terms and conditions. Almost all car hire brands require that you let them know on collection; and usually charge extra fees to top up your insurance. If you fail to do so, you might find that your rental will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border policies by clicking Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

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

Car Hire with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you'll usually be required to leave a security deposit on your credit card or debit card. Deposits can vary significantly dependent on the make and model of the vehicle and the excess . Car rental Security deposits can be anywhere between £100 and £2,000.

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

How to Hire a Car with a Low Security Deposit

How to hire a including a Free Additional Driver

How to hire a with a Free Additional Driver

You can find deals on our website which include a free additional driver bundled with the price. Use the filters on the search results page to find bundled deals. It's also possible to add an additional driver on the extras page before you enter your driver details.

Renting a Car with Unlimited Mileage

We offer unlimited and limited mileage rental.

Limited mileage rentals are often a cheaper option than unlimited. When considering limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit is always clearly displayed. If you choose a rental including limited mileage, you'll be liable to pay an additional fee if you exceed the daily mileage allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental period is calculated as (the number of rental days multiplied by the daily mileage allowance). You do not have to stay within the daily limit on every day, provided that the total miles used throughout the rental doesn't exceed the number of days multiplied by the daily allowance.

When you decide to book a limited mileage rental, we recommend checking the fees for excess mileage. You'll find these in our term and conditions. It's also possible to use the filters on our website to display car rental including unlimited mileage which can save you money if you're planning a longer journey

How to Hire a Car with Unlimited Mileage

How to Rent a Car with One Way Fees included

Hiring a Car with One Way Fees included

Most of the car hire providers we include permit you to collect the car in one location and return the car at a different location. If you have chosen a different drop off location for your rental, the prices displayed on the website will include any extra fees for this. You will also find a breakdown of all 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. Free Cancellation means that you're able to cancel the car hire and receive a refund anytime until 48 hours before picking up the car.

If you have purchased the Essential Cover product to insure your car hire excess, you're able to cancel this with a refund up until the rental collection time.

We process all refunds in less than 24 hours. If you cancel the rental, this means that the money will be back in your account within 7 days.

Car Hire with Free Cancellation

How to Hire a Car with Child Seats or booster seats

How to Rent a Car with Child Seats or booster seats

You can take along your own child seats and booster seats for your car rental, as long as they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You'll have the opportunity to include them with your car rental when you make a booking on our website. Child seats are paid for in local currency when picking up the rental. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most car rental companies

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.

Hire car terminology

Third party liability cover

Third party liability cover
Third party liability insurance provides protection in case you cause an incident. If you do, it could 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 protected, you could be responsible any claim, or treating injuries or financially covering their loss of earnings, as well as the third party's legal fees and any court costs.

Third party liability is subject to an excess, this means you'll need to pay the first part of any claim (usually between £750 to £1,700, varying dependent on the value of the car, the deal and the country). If you choose to insure the excess , you will be refunded for all of the excess amount you have to pay. Or if you take out Premium Cover, your excess can be reduced to zero.

Extra driver costs

A car hire agreement is between the car hire company and the one person that signs the agreement and will be the named driver. This requires that you need to ask for other drivers to be added, and this usually comes with a cost (which can be up to £12a day or even more). We often list special offers that include extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to add a driver without being told the cost.
Additional driver charges

Excess reimbursement insurance

Excess Insurance
Choosing this policy ensures you'll be reimbursed for the excess you have to pay to the hire car company .

Excess insurance also usually covers other potential costs, such as towing, cleaning or admin fees, or misfuelling costs.

Theft liability cover (theft protection)

It insures the amount due if the rental car is stolen. It usually includes an excess , this means you would be required to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £700 to £2,000, depending on the deal, the car rental company and the location.

If you choose to insure your excess with an excess reimbursement policy, however, you will be refunded for the of the excess you pay (See essential cover). Or with Premium Cover your excess amount is often reduced to zero.
Theft liability cover (theft protection)

Car Rental excess

Rental car excess
For rentals outside of the US and Canada there is usually an insurance excess to pay* - this is similar to the excess on domestic car insurance in the UK. However, the excess on hire cars can be high. It's normally in the region of £1,000 to £2,500. If you decide not to insure the insurance excess amount you could be liable to pay for damage to the car up to the excess amount. Check out our Premium Cover car rental options if you'd prefer not to have a large amount blocked on your credit card when you collect the car.

Collision damage waiver (CDW)

CDW provides insurance protection for damage in the same way the insurance you have on your personal vehicle does. CDW includes an excess which you can choose to cover separately (See Excess reimbursement insurance). Stress Free Car Rental also list car hire on the site that include CDW with a zero excess
CDW (Collision damage waiver)

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)
The hire cars on the site include a full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be asked 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 will see full to empty policies on other websites that seem to be offering cheaper deals. Always check the small print for full to empty rentals as the refuelling and admin fees associated with full to empty fuel policies make it much more expensive than full to full fuel policies.

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
On Airport

Opening hours

EXCEL LONDON

Address
EUROPCAR EXCEL LONDON
ONE WESTERN GATEWAY, ROYAL VICTORIA
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
5-6 KERRY AVENUE, PURFLEET IND PARK
PURFLEET
RM154YE

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
On Airport

Opening hours

EXCEL LONDON

Address
EUROPCAR EXCEL LONDON
ONE WESTERN GATEWAY, ROYAL VICTORIA
LONDON
E16 1XL

Opening hours

LONDON EXCEL PRESTIGE

Address
5-6 KERRY AVENUE, PURFLEET IND PARK
PURFLEET
RM154YE

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: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Tuesday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Wednesday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Thursday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Friday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
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Sunday: to

GREENWICH

Address
Plot 5
Morden Wharf
Tunnel Avenue
Greenwich
SE10 0PA

Opening hours
Monday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Tuesday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Wednesday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Thursday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Friday: 08:30:00 to 17:30:00
Saturday: to
Sunday: to

LONDON CITY APT

Address
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
LONDON CITY AIRPORT
E16 2PX

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

ILFORD

Address
CITIPARK
Clements Raod
LONDON
IG1 1AG

Opening hours
Monday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Tuesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Wednesday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Thursday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Friday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Saturday: 00:00:00 to 23:59:00
Sunday: 23:59:00 to 23:59:00

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.

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.

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.

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.

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