If you are planning to transport a large group of people for a specific purpose, our 17 seater minibuses are the ultimate car hire choice for you. Hiring a 17 passenger van is a very popular option, particularly for customers who wish to set their own itinerary and do not have to rely on public transportation. As such, we cannot always guarantee that a particular minibus model, such as the Ford Transit will be available but we will always ensure that an equivalent model from the same category is offered.
- Seats: 17
- Doors: 5
- Luggage: 4 Suitcases & 4 Bags
- Transmission: Manual
- Air Conditioning: Yes
- Minimum Age: 25
- Minimum Years and Type of Driving Licence held: 3 Years of D1 Driving Licence
17 Seater COMN
e.g. Ford Transit MPV
9 Seater FVMR
e.g. Vauxhall Vivaro
7 Seater SVMR
e.g. Seat Alhambra
7 Seater SVAR
e.g. VW Caddy Maxi
Hiring a Minibus made easy
We know how complicated it is to plan a trip for large group of people that's why we make the vehicle hire part very easy for you. Any questions that you might have will be answered, all you need to do is pick up the phone and call 0844 248 6620. Our customer service team is waiting promptly to be at you service. Let us help you decide which vehicle is the most suitable for you and your traveling group.
17 Seater Van Hire For Peace Of Mind
Without a doubt there are numerous advantages when it comes to van hire, even more so for a 17 passenger van rental option. Often, large groups of people are prevented from travelling to their destination together, not just because transporting a big group of people can be very costly, making arrangement of public transportation for them can also be a real nightmare. Consequently, not only is a 17 passenger van a cost-efficient solution when it comes to long journeys, it can also take the headache out of organising the journey, leaving you with the freedom to explore and enjoy the open roads. In addition, should you hire a 17 passenger van from Sixt, we guarantee that you will be driving a well maintained and completely reliable vehicle, enabling you to transport a significant number of passengers safely and comfortably.
Type of license
Driving licence category D1 is required for hiring a COMN or CNMN minibus. This type of driving licence is automatically granted if you passed the test before January 1st 1997. However, after this date, you must apply for the D1 category. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age. D1 category of driving licence permits you to drive vehicles with up to 17 seats, a maximum length of 8 metres and a trailer up to 750kg. According to the DVLA, drivers who received their licences before 1 January 1997 are eligible to drive 15 and 17 seaters provided their entitlement to drive minibuses (category D1) remains in force.
Please note that non-EU citizens can only drive vehicles with up to 9 seats only (i.e. IVAR, SVAR and FVMR).
Travelling outside of the UK
Travel outside of the UK is allowed for IVAR/MR, SVAR/MR and FVMR types of minibuses only, which may require additional costs. However, it is not possible to cross the UK border with a COMN or CNMN minibus.
Looking for additional solutions for your group transportation? We also have 7 seater, 9 seater and 15 seater minibuses available.