Whether you’re planning a group holiday, a family fishing trip or a trip to see a live show, do yourself a favour and take advantage of self-drive bus hire. Clean and comfortable, self-drive bus hire is the way to go! Giving you the flexibility to make your own plans and the ability to stick to your own schedule, self-drive bus hire often comes in a range of affordable options. Don’t have a bus license? No worries! The good news is that anyone can hire a mini-bus. The only pre–requisite is that the driver must be 25 years of age or over, not on a probationary licence and has the appropriate licence endorsement to drive the vehicle you’re hiring. And if you’re worried about getting tired behind the wheel, it’s ok, you can nominate more than one driver, provided that all drivers meet the requirements. That way you can share the load behind the wheel. Quite often, additional drivers will be required to provide a copy of their licence before they’re able to drive the vehicle.
Enjoy the freedom to roam
When it comes to self-drive bus hire, there are a couple of things you should look out for before signing on the dotted line with your chosen bus company. Because no one likes hidden nasties at the end of the trip. Always ask your chosen bus hire company if comprehensive insurance is included in the hire rates. And check to make sure the bus you’re hiring has all the creature comforts you require for your trip. There’s nothing worse than hitting the road and then realising your passengers require wi-fi or something specific. You might also like to assess your options before you hand over your cash. Enquire about the bus sizes the company has. You don’t want to pay for unused seats. Make sure you find a company that has a large selection of buses. So you can choose from 12 to 24 seater self-drive buses.
Things to remember at the end of your bus hire
Self-drive bus hire usually includes driving away with a full tank of petrol. That means you can either return the vehicle fully fueled or leave it up to the hire company to fuel it for you upon your return. But be aware that the bus hire company will pass on the cost to you and it will be added to your final bill. In some cases where you are travelling long distances, you will be required to fuel the vehicle during your hire period. So you’re best to familiarise yourself with the vehicle and if you’re unsure which fuel it takes, remember to ask before you drive off.
Are you ready to hire a self-drive bus?
Once you’ve decided on a destination and nailed down your travel dates, it’s time to give Newton’s Bus Services a call. With a large fleet of self-drive buses available for hire, we’re sure to have what you’re looking for. Check out our range online. Then give our friendly team a call on (03) 54 84 1129 to arrange a booking. Or drop in and meet us face to face at 5 Fuller Avenue, Rochester. We’ll have you on the road in no time!