5+2 Seater IVAR
Sixt offers affordable minibus hire in Newtownards for comfortable and convenient group travel in the area. A self-drive minibus allows you to freely move about Newtownards and this beautiful region of Northern Ireland. You can have fun and stay together when you drive around Newtownards in your minibus. The Sixt fleet has models available for hire with room for 7, 9, 15 or 17 passengers. Whatever your driving needs in Newtownards might be, we have a minibus that can accommodate. Our vehicles are replaced every six months ensuring you'll be behind the wheel of an up to date minibus. Choose a safe and reliable Sixt minibus for an optimal driving experience while in Newtownards.
Travelling as a group in Newtownards is made convenient and easy with the ample room provided by a self-drive minibus. Take advantage of all this pretty coastal town has to offer from the comfort of your minibus hire. Be sure to visit the Scrabo Tower and the Killynether Wood. Also worthwhile to see, and only a short drive to the north, are the Somme Heritage Centre and the Ark Open Farm, home to a variety of rare and endangered animal species. Excursions into Belfast for shopping or celebrating a special occasion are also possible with a self-drive hire. The flexibility of a Sixt minibus hire in Newtownards will help you make the most of your time in this stunning region.
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 ideal vehicle for your party's requirements. The versatile Vauxhall Zafira rental has rear folding seats meaning you can seat 7 passengers, or 5 and tons of cargo. The Vauxhall Vivaro minibus is great for visiting local attractions with an extended family or sports teams. Larger parties will benefit from the practical and powerful Ford Transit buses which are available in both 15 and 17 seater varieties. Find out more about each minibus model below.