5+2 Seater IVAR
While travelling in Gateshead with a large party or group of family and friends, a Sixt minibus hire can get you around with ease and in comfort. Choose from a versatile selection of minibus rentals, from sizes including 7, 9, 15 and 17 passenger vans that are sure to suit your team's requirements. Flexible rental agreements offering daily, weekly or longer rentals are also on offer while travelling in Gateshead. A self-drive minibus hire can be equipped with extras such as Sat Nav, child and baby seats as well as additional insurance coverage packages. With less to worry about when you choose a minibus hire in Gateshead you can focus on enjoying your time travelling together comfortably and securely.
With a Sixt minibus hire in Gateshead larger groups can experience the cultural city centre while also taking in the surrounding area's natural beauty. A Sixt self-drive minibus makes it simple to get your whole group to places like Gateshead's Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art or see the Angel of the North sculpture on the city's outskirts. Gateshead is also close to the vibrant city of Newcastle, known for its nightlife, and is a great base to visit attractions like Hadrian's Wall or Lindisfarne to get a sense of the region's rich history. With a spacious minibus rental in Gateshead a trip to the MetroCentre, one of the UK's most spectacular shopping centres, is also easy as there is plenty of room for all your passengers and purchases.
If you're hiring a COMN or CNMN minibus then you will require a category D1 driving license. This category was automatically granted if you passed your test before January 1st 1997. If you were born after this date, you must apply for the D1 category. The age restriction for applications is 21 or over. Category D1 allows you to drive vehicles with 17 seats, a maximum length of 8 metres and a trailer up to 750 kg. According to the DVLA, drivers who received their licenses prior to 1 January 1997 are able to drive minibuses provided their entitlement to drive minibuses (category D1) remains in force. It is also important to note that non-EU citizens can only drive vehicles which have up to 9 seats (IVAR, SVAR and FVMR).
Minibuses with 9 seats and above are not able to leave the UK.
With a large fleet of multiple passenger minibuses in the UK, you can select the perfect, high quality vehicle for your trip needs. The versatile Vauxhall Zafira hire car has foldable seats that are perfect for bringing along 7 passengers, or 5 and lots of cargo. The Vauxhall Vivaro minibus is great for touring local attractions with an extended family or sports teams. Larger parties will benefit from the high performance Ford Transit minibuses which are available in both 15 and 17 seater varieties. Find out more about each minibus model below.