Advantages of Hiring a Minibus with a Driver

By July 15, 2016News

Minibus hire is becoming increasingly popular as a cheaper, more convenient way to travel in large groups. Hiring a driver will make life easier for everyone involved.


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A minibus is an ideal form of transport when travelling in bigger groups, whether it’s for day trips, airport transfers, school trips or stag/hen dos. Hiring a driver has numerous advantages and can often improve the whole experience. Here are some of those advantages:


A Chauffeur is More Convenient


Hiring a minibus is practical for group travel. Sometimes a member of the group will be comfortable being the designated driver, especially if they are familiar with larger vehicles.  


Other groups will prefer the freedom that comes with hiring a driver. This lets everybody put their feet up and take it easy for a change!


If you no longer have to worry about having the energy to drive or working out how to get to your destination, then you’ll find that your entire trip will become much more enjoyable and much less stressful.


Ideal for City Day Trips


In the UK and Europe, breaks and day trips are very popular amongst people travelling in groups, and they often choose to travel via minibus or coach. The problem with travelling by a large coach is that many of these locations have roads that are too narrow or difficult for them to use.


A minibus is a lot more compact making it easy to navigate narrow city streets, and also it’s a lot less hassle to disembark quickly. Using a minibus saves a lot of time and effort waiting around for public transport.


Another benefit is that if you hire a minibus that’s local to the area, then your driver is likely to know the best routes, not get lost or may even have some suggestions about local attractions and restaurants.


Make Your Own Schedule


Hiring a minibus with a driver will help you to plan and customise your trip as much as you want, rather than having to stick to public transport schedules.


Instead of planning your day around set times, you can specify the times you’d like to get dropped off and picked up by your driver. By doing so, it will help you to customise your trip to suit your group and make sure you get to see and do as much as you like.


Better Value for Money


Minibus hire is substantially cheaper overall when compared to other ways of travelling, and although it will cost you more for a driver – the benefits they will provide make it excellent value for money.


On day trips it’s easy to spend a relatively significant amount of money on public transport, especially if you want to visit places that are on different routes, or on the other side of the city.


Then you have to consider how much more comfortable you will be on a minibus, especially if your group isn’t big enough to warrant hiring a coach. With a minibus, you’ll have more leg room, space for your belongings and it also gives you a more sociable experience with your group while you’re on the road if you have a driver.


Minibus hire is the ideal way to travel in a larger group, whether it’s a one-way trip such as an airport transfer, or a prolonged hire for a longer trip. By hiring a driver, you can make the experience a lot more convenient to get around, more comfortable on the road and cheaper overall.


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