People carrier or minibus hire : which vehicle to hire?
If you are planning a trip soon, you are probably hesitating between a minibus hire and a people carrier hire. The comfort of the minibus is obviously a big advantage but the compact size of the people carrier is also a nice asset. Why not let us help you find the ideal vehicle that will meet all your criteria ?
Comfort and space: people carrier or minibus hire, which one should I choose?
In terms of comfort, both types of vehicle are fairly similar thanks to their spacious cabin. However, the number of seats and the trunk capacity can differ from one vehicle to another. A minibus can accommodate up to 9 people, while a people carrier can carry up to 7.
So be sure you know how many people you need to transport before you start looking. If you only have 6 passengers, for example, a people carrier hire will be just right for you. On the other hand, if you're carrying 8 people, you'll need to hire a minibus. However, there's nothing to stop you from choosing an 8 seat minibus hire, even if you're only transporting 6 passengers : you'll be offering them even greater comfort !
Thanks to the folding seats, you can easily convert a 9 seat minibus into a 7 seat vehicle : it is the ideal solution if you're carrying a lot of luggage ! Also, the trunk of a people carrier will allow you to carry around 2 "hold" luggage items, while a minibus will allow you to carry around 6-8 items, depending on the model. Although the seats of a people carrier can be folded down to enlarge the boot, it is wiser to rent a minibus if you have lots of suitcases or fragile equipment to transport.
City or countryside : which one should I choose between a minibus hire and a people carrier hire?
Now that you know which vehicle to choose in terms of comfort and space, it's a good idea to consider your destination. You won’t choose the same vehicle if you're traveling in the city or the countryside. The compact size of the people carrier gives you all-round mobility in town, in the country or on the freeway. But if you're planning to spend a lot of time on main roads or out of town, a minibus rental might be just what you're looking for.
As you can see, there are many criteria involved in choosing a vehicle. Need help choosing your vehicle? Don't hesitate to contact us or visit our website to find out more about our people carriers, minivans and minibus hire fleet.