5+2 Seater IVAR
If visiting Southampton for leisure or business with a large group, a self-drive minibus from Sixt makes a great transportation solution. A minibus hire in Southampton means plenty of room for all your passengers and their belongings. Whether you are a party of 7 or 17 we have the ideal minibus hire that can accommodate. Choosing Sixt minibus hire in Southampton gives you the freedom to explore and set your own pace of tourism and exploration. Our affordable deals on hires in Southampton will get your group comfortably on its way to touring the area. Make the most out of your hire by adding on some helpful extras. It is easy to arrange child seats, Sat Nav or more insurance coverage like additional drivers or LDW protection.
Conveniently transport your family or group of friends around Southampton with a self-drive minibus hire. Southampton has a lot of maritime and aviation history which can be discovered with visits to the Solent Sky Museum and the Sea-City Museum. A Sixt rental minibus will also take you outside of the vibrant Southampton city to other destinations nearby in the United Kingdom. Follow the coast to the historic port of Portsmouth, where you can explore HMS Victory and then onto Bournemouth to enjoy its beach. Drives inland to look for wild ponies in the New Forest are also within reach. No matter where you plan to visit while in Southampton you will be comfortable in your top quality Sixt minibus hire.
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 right vehicle for your Southampton travels. Vehicles in our fleet include the versatile Vauxhall Zafira hire car which has folding seats to enable the transportation of tons 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.