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Minibus rentals

Castle Minibus offers 9-17 seat minibus rentals. Excellent price, drop off and pick up included.

Watch our video and take 2 minutes to learn more about Castle Minibus and how they can save you money, time, worry and hassle.

We provide short-term hire minibuses from 1 day to 1 year to over 1500 schools and colleges throughout the UK because our policies are simple and friendly, we offer premium customer service, and our rentals are fully customisable.


Renting is a great way to solve a short-term issue if you don’t have the requirement or budget for a longer term minibus solution. You can hire vehicles from cars, vans and minibuses from Castle Rentals for as little as 1-2 days, or for more than a month.

Ask about our ‘term time’ special contracts, which are becoming very popular with our schools that may only need a minibus for a certain amount of time in the school year, or that are testing out a new route to bring pupils into school.


With Castle Rentals you’re in expert hands with our understanding of all that’s involved in hiring a vehicle and being as safe as you can in factory-built vehicles with additional safety specifications.

We appreciate your time is precious, and do our best to minimise what’s needed from you, including pick up and drop off. If you would like to hire any vehicle from us, we will email you an account application form (which includes the small print), and which only requires one signature.


Freedom Plan

When it comes to hiring a minibus you may need a flexible solution. Our Freedom Plan is designed to give you complete freedom, simply pay for three days hire in advance and then keep the minibus for as long as you need, no termination fees and no excess mileage charge...

Freedom man!

Better still, our Freedom Plan includes:

  • Full maintenance
  • Replacement tyres
  • 24/7 breakdown assistance
  • Road fund licence
  • Annual MOT and on site Safety Inspections

All you need to do is add fuel and insurance.

Flexible solutions in an uncertain world…
from £40.00* per day plus VAT.

*Subject to availability.
*Price stated for Castle customers only.

Castle Minibus Hire - Freedom Package

To save you time, we have detailed the bits which are most relevant to schools:


  • We are open Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 5pm
  • No deposit required
  • 17-seat minibuses require a D1 licence
  • Copy of your comprehensive insurance is required
  • Invoiced on 1st day of hire – payment due within 7 days
  • Cancelled within 24 hours –  £75 charge


  • Delivery and collection – included in the price
  • 24/7 breakdown cover and first aid kit with every vehicle
  • All vehicles delivered with a full tank of fuel
  • Extend or reduce hire period
  • One-way hires available

Additional charges

We don’t like hidden charges so we want you to know there are:

  • Replacement fuel; pump price + 25%
  • Returned with interior unacceptably dirty; £50 to clean
  • 2,000 miles free per 28 days – 20p per mile thereafter
  • Unpaid congestion fees, fines, tolls charged at cost plus £35 admin charge

Our most popular rental vehicles

  • 9-seat Ford Transit
  • 12-seat Ford Transit
  • 15-seat Ford Transit
  • 17-seat Ford Transit

Please note if you are looking to hire a 17-seat minibus you will need a D1 driving licence.

We also hire cherry pickers for grounds and building maintenance, and Luton vans to help you move equipment.

Hire Prices

All prices are per day, exclude VAT and are subject to availability

*D1 licence required

**Prices stated for Castle customers only


Small Car

Small Car

Enquire £41
Enquire £35
Enquire £30
Enquire £27
Small Van

Small Van

Enquire £44
Enquire £40
Enquire £36
Enquire £32
Small Van

Medium Van

Enquire £55
Enquire £51
Enquire £47
Enquire £42
Large Van

Large Van

Enquire £70
Enquire £66
Enquire £62
Enquire £57
Luton Van

Luton Van

Enquire £95
Enquire £85
Enquire £75
Enquire £65
9 Seat Minibus

9-seat Minibus

Enquire £100
Enquire £90
Enquire £80
Enquire £70
12 Seat Minibus

12-seat Minibus

Enquire £100
Enquire £90
Enquire £80
Enquire £70
15 Seat Minibus

15-seat Minibus

Enquire £100
Enquire £90
Enquire £80
Enquire £70
17 Seat Minibus

17-seat Minibus*

Enquire £100
Enquire £90
Enquire £80
Enquire £70
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Contact Us

If you would like to discuss any of our school rental options, please give one of our experienced team a call on 01869 255395 or fill out the form below.

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Associations, Accreditations and Supported Charities

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