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Hire a Ford Transit 17 Seat Minibus

  • 5
  • 17
  • Diesel
  • Manual
  • Limited availability
  • BOOK THIS VEHICLE RIGHT AWAY BY TELEPHONING 08000 51 52 53 (during office hours) or EMAIL YOUR ENQUIRY THROUGH (outside office hours).
  • Real-world suitability
  • Carrying 16 passengers plus driver.  Please note you will need to be over 25 years of age and have category D1 on your driving licence to drive this vehicle.  Available with tow bars, and roof racks (on request) - Limited availability.
  • Towing
  • All vehicles come with a spare number plate and a trailer pin adapter* for the electrics on the tow bar. 
  • * When booking please specify which trailer pin adapter you require.  All our vehicles come with an up to date adapter, but you may require another version if you are towing a slightly older trailer/caravan/horsebox (i.e. 13 to 7 pin adapter).  You can request this in the 'notes box' when booking the vehicle.
  • This vehicle can tow a 1500kg braked or a 750kg unbraked trailer.  This figure is a combined total of:- Goods in trailer, trailer weight and goods on trailer.
  • Safety features
  • Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Anti-Lock Braking System, Manufacturers Alarm & Immobiliser, Remote Central Locking, Air Con and Reversing Sensors.
  • Other features
  • Stereo, Bluetooth, AUX, 12v Charging Point, Cruise Control, Heated Front and Rear Window, Electric Front Windows, Electric Mirrors, Side Access to Rear Seats, Overhead Storage and Rear Privacy Glass.
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Driving Licence - Category D1, if towing Category D1+E

Required Age - 25 to 75 years of age

Full UK Driving Licence held for a minimum of 2 years

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European hire specialists

Did you know you can take our vehicles abroad?  We are European Travel Specialists. 

For a quotation tailored to suit your holiday needs (or to make a booking) please email Ed -   

Please provide a contact telephone number in your email, along with when you would like to collect the vehicle (date and time 08:00 or 17:00) and when the vehicle will be will be returned to us (date and time 08:00 or 17:00), along with your holiday destination (as some countries maybe excluded).

Please note:- You can not book a european hire vehicle on-line, as extra costs are involved and additional paperwork is required for your trip.

Flexi Rental

The flexible hire option, you choose the duration of the hire period (3, 6 or 12 months), and state the mileage allowance you require.  All you will need to do is insure the vehicle, and put fuel in it!   We will do the rest, and we will keep you on the road 24/7.  This is an ideal solution for new businesses, new employees or temporary staff, seasonal changes to your business, pre-contract vehicles (while your new vehicle is on order), or replacing existing/older unreliable vehicles. Let us run your fleet!

  • No large deposit
  • Payable in advance on a credit or debit card
  • Road fund licence included for duration of hire period
  • Servicing included
  • Breakdown/recovery services included
  • Replacement vehicle free of charge, if your vehicle breaks down and can not be repaired straight away

For further information speak to Wendy or Jacquie on 08000 51 93 94 or outside office hours email or

If you are a Limited Company, ask about our Contract Hire packages or if you are a School ask about our term time rental packages.



Business Accounts

In business and looking for a reliable, cost effective rental company?  Look no further than Dorset Vehicle Rentals!  The company has been build on providing high standards of service at competitive rates for many businesses with specific needs.  At Dorset Vehicle Rentals, good service is what we pride ourselves in and that is why customers come back to us repeatedly.

Apply for a Monthly Account with us today, and email


We have five branches located across Dorset and Somerset, with over 1400 modern up-to-date vehicles.  For your nearest branch, check out our locations page and find us in a town near you!

Why hire from Dorset Vehicle Rentals?

Unlimited Mileage

Take advantage of our unlimited mileage hire packages on our short term rental vehicles. Take any of our vehicles on a short term rental on a personal or business rental and you will benefit from our unlimited mileage packages. No matter how many miles you drive wheither in the UK or Europe we will not charge you anything extra.  Please note if you are traveling with our hire vehicles in Europe additonal charges will apply (European Breakdown Cover and the VE103 Document - entitling you to take a rental vehicle abroad).


24 hour return policy

Take advantage of our 24 hour return policy on our rental vehicles, please check at time of vehicle booking/collection that the branch you are hiring from has the out of hours return facility.  If returning a rental vehicle out of hours you make park (and lock up) the vehicle in the branch yard and put the keys through the secure letter box on the office wall making sure the keys drop into the box.  If the keys do not drop into the box securely please telephone our out of hours number 08000 51 52 53.  Please note the vehicle is the hirers responsibility until the vehicle is checked in by a member of staff the next available working day.


Full Breakdown cover

In the unlikely event of a breakdown, all of vehicles are covered by a breakdown service, provided by Run Your Fleet. This telephone number is on your Rental Agreement, issued when you collected your hire vehicle. The hirer is requested to stay with the vehicle (until recovery) and telephone 08001075867.  The breakdown service will ask for the vehicle location, vehicle registration plate and they will confirm the make and model of vehicle with you.  A replacement vehicle will be issued if your vehicle can not be repaired straight away, it is our intention to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

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Which category licence is required to hire this vehicle?

Find out below which driving licence categories are required to hire this vehicle:

  • Minibuses no more than 16 passenger seats. Hirers must of passed their test prior to January 1997, or hold the relevant categories on their driving licence.

  • Permits towing.  Additonal hire charges may apply, and the consent of Dorset Vehicle Rentals must be given prior to the rental of the vehicle.  Any trailer in excess of 750kg must be braked.  Please note Dorset Vehicle Rentals insurance policy does not cover your trailer, or goods carried.  You must check your driving licence to see that you have the correct category to tow.