If planning a trip to Portsmouth with a large group, take advantage of affordable prices on minibus hire from Sixt. Whether travelling with family or friends, or making a group outing, a minibus rental in Portsmouth can be a great option. Hiring a self drive minibus in Portsmouth will give you the freedom and flexibility to explore the United Kingdom's only island city. The Sixt fleet has minibuses which can accommodate 7 up to 17 passengers. Whichever sized self drive minibus in Portsmouth you choose, you can provide your group with plenty of leg and luggage room. Add a range of extras to your minibus hire in Portsmouth like Sat Nav, child seats or extra insurance coverage.
Travel together at your convenience and in comfort with one of our roomy minibus hires in Portsmouth. Your self drive minibus in Portsmouth will make it easy to organise trips to watch Portsmouth F.C. play football at Fratton Park or to visit the historic docks for a spot of sightseeing. Enjoy a visit to the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard home to old ships like the HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and the Mary Rose. Park up and leave your minibus to enjoy a boat trip around the famous harbour. Allowing you the ability to enjoy the city at your leisure, a Sixt self drive minibus in Portsmouth means you will never be short of things to do.
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 Portsmouth 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.