What types of minibus are there?

There are many different types of minibus available to suit a wide range of needs. Minibuses can have up to 17 seats, including the driver’s before they are classified as something bigger. Features of minibuses can vary wildly from one vehicle to another, with some having higher roofs and longer wheelbases than others. 

Most major car manufacturers also build minibuses. These include Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Vauxhall, and many more. Minibuses can also come with features like wheelchair access, satellite navigation, TVs, and many others. At Wyatt Coaches, we’re the first point of call for minibus hire in Doncaster, Rotherham, and Barnsley, so why not get in touch to find out more? We’re confident we can provide the ideal solution for your transport needs. 

So what are the main types of minibus?

8-Seater Minibusesminibus hire barnsley

8-Seater minibuses have eight passenger seats and a driver’s seat. In most cases, the passenger seats are laid out in rows of three. Some 8-seaters have space at the back for the storage of luggage and other items. The 8-seater is one of the most popular types of minibuses on the market.

14-Seater minibuses

In a 14-seater minibus, the 13 passenger seats are often arranged with a row of four at the back, two rows of three and three seats at the front. This type of minibus is particularly popular with schools and colleges as well as charities and businesses.

16-Seater minibuses

A 16-seater minibus will provide you with enough capacity not only for 15 passengers but their luggage too. Although many manufacturers don’t currently offer a 16-seater minibus, we can cater for you if you do need a vehicle of this capacity. This option is ideal for schools, colleges, and churches, as well as events with lots of people, such as weddings. 

Who can drive a minibus?

If the vehicle has a gross vehicle weight of up to 3500kgs, no special driving licence is needed to operate it, as long as the passengers are not being charged. Anyone who passed their driving test on or after January 1st 1997 who wishes to drive a minibus that weighs more than 3.5 tonnes requires a D1 driving licence. We can assist you so you can sit back and let us take care of the hard work

Ideal for a wealth of needs

At Wyatt Coaches, we can provide you with access to 8, 14 and 16-seater minibuses. The minibuses we offer are suitable for a whole host of occasions including trips to the coast, airport transfers, wedding days, stag and hen parties and commercial requirements. We can also provide minibuses with wheelchair access. Our drivers have years of experience to draw upon and know the local area inside out. When you opt for our minibus with driver service, you can forget all about the stress of driving the vehicle. You can relax whilst we get you from A to B in style.

Frequent maintenance

Our various minibus hire options ensure that various different group sizes can easily be catered for. All vehicles are examined and maintained regularly to ensure they meet safety regulations and expectations. We go the extra mile to ensure your journeys are hassle-free and that you arrive at your destination promptly so you can make the most of your event. What’s more is that our service almost always works out cheaper than using other public transport services. We can also provide extra comfort and convenience than you might be offered elsewhere.

Why travel by minibus?minibus hire barnsley

Travelling by minibus can help you to reach your destination safely whilst adding more enjoyment to your journey. Minibus with driver services mean you don’t have to argue over will operate the vehicle, and there’s no need to worry about planning the route. If everyone in your group is travelling in the same vehicle, you don’t need to be concerned about people arriving at different times. You won’t need to fret about finding somewhere to park either, and you’ll only need to pay a single fee for transport during a day out.

Remove the stress from your journey

Many people agree that travelling by minibus makes journeys much less stressful. Relying on public transport like buses and trains can be very risky. There’s always a chance delays will ruin the experience. You’ll also have more legroom, won’t need to travel with strangers and can make the journey as fulfilling as your time at the destination itself. Minibus hire is also great for the environment compared to travelling in multiple cars. It means fewer carbon emissions are released into the atmosphere and you can reduce your carbon footprint dramatically.

Minibuses for staff

You can also use our minibuses to transport staff from one destination to another. If you are not charging your staff for the journey, you may be able to drive the vehicle yourself. However, if you are, this will be legally classed as ‘hire or reward’, so you will need the appropriate licence. In any case, it’s often best to let us do the driving to make the process so much easier.

Why choose Wyatt Coaches?

At Wyatt Coaches, we have been providing first-class minibus hire services for customers across South Yorkshire for more than 15 years. We are always able to tailor our services towards your unique requirements and are only happy when you are totally satisfied with your experience. We recently expanded our services to launch Wyatt Auto Services and provide more support to our customers. Wyatt Auto Services offers a range of bespoke services to motorists, including car servicing, MOT testing, and much more.

Book a minibus today

We are ready to hear from if you do require minibus hire in Barnsley, Doncaster, or Rotherham. Our services are ideal for airport transfers, trips and days out, weddings, corporate hire, and many other events and occasions. We offer a range of payment methods including Visa, MasterCard, and Maestro. 

Why not take a look around our website and read testimonials from genuine Wyatt Coaches customers today? We are proud to have built up such a strong reputation over the years, with many customers returning to use our services time and time again. Get in touch today for a competitive quote.