Exploring Newcastle-upon-Tyne with a large group is made easier with a self-drive minibus hire from Sixt. Whether on a family holiday or taking a sports team to an away fixture, one of our minibus rentals can suit your needs. All our vehicles come with LDW insurance and are replaced every six months to ensure a safe and relible drive. Minibus hire in Newcastle-upon-Tyne can also be upgraded with extras such as Sat Nav systems, additional drivers and child seats. For trips to the north east of England requiring more passenger space, a self drive minibus hire in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a great transport solution.
If travelling as a large group, a self-drive minibus hire can be an ideal way to see all Newcastle-upon-Tyne has to offer. Newcastle is one of the most vibrant, culturally diverse cities in the United Kingdom. Our range of self-drive minibuses can seat anywhere from 7 to 17, so there is one with enough room for your group. Take in Newcastle upon Tyne sights like The Angel of the North, see a match at St James' Park, or learn about the area's history at the Beamish Museum. A hire in Newcastle upon Tyne also allows you to explore the countryside of nearby Northumberland and Durham. Relax on your visit to Newcastle-Upon-Tyne with the convenience of a Sixt rental minibus.
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 Newcastle trip. 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.