Anyone with the appropriate driving licence can drive one of the smaller minibuses. Drivers of larger 17-seat minibuses must have a D1 category on their driving licence.
If you’re leasing a minibus we can have it delivered to you from two weeks including adding your logo and livery. If you’re hiring a minibus we have 600 sites UK wide so it can usually be delivered in 24 hours.
You must have held your driving licence for a minimum of 2 years and be over the age of 21. If you passed your test before January 1997 you will be able to drive a minibus on a not-for-profit basis anyway (because licences gained prior to January 1997 entitle the driver to drive a minibus, but not commercially). If driving for profit you will need to take your D1 driving test.
Our highly qualified instructors will train you in a location of your choice. We also have a minibus that can be used, should you not have your own. Your practical test must be taken in a 17-seat minibus with a fitted tachograph facility.
We understand what pressures teachers, school business managers, school governors and bursars are under, and what is involved in operating a minibus for a school. All our services are tailored to make your life easier.
Covid-19 safe for collections and deliveries
Online and practical driver risks assessment
Eco-efficient minibuses with additional safety specifications
Low deposit and minimal cash outlay
Safety inspections completed onsite by independent qualified engineers
Flexible short-term hire solutions
Vehicle logo and livery completed before delivery
Hassle-free minibus leasing including maintenance
Driver training with a pass rate that’s 50% above the national average
Driver training in the latest new Euro 6 Ford Transit minibuses
The UK’s only Minibus Compliance Course (MCC) recognised by RoSPA
Help to reduce insurance premiums with Minibus Compliance Course
MiDAS training delivered by ADI instructors guaranteed to include a practical assessment
Keeping you compliant
Talk to Castle Minibus today
We would be delighted to answer any questions you have and provide a no obligation quote and visit to your setting, with a demonstration minibus if required, at a time most convenient to you.