Compare Minibus Insurance

Protect your minibus today. Compare quotes from multiple brokers.

  • Minibus insurance ages 21 - 75
  • Cover on an ‘any driver’ basis
  • Cover for any mileage required
  • Quotes from leading insurers
  • Private hire & Personal use
  • School, Nursing Home, Sports...

Finding cheap minibus insurance online

The first step in researching the cost of minibus insurance is to get multiple quotes from a range of insurance brokers. To get multiple quotes, select  start your quote button above and provide basic information to enable us to provide you with a range of insurance minibus quotes.

We also recommend not simply relying on comparison sites, but also check directly with brokers. Why? Some broker will not participate with comparative sites.

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What is Minibus Insurance?

  • Minivan cover is a specific cover aimed at vehicles that carry passengers normally 8 or more. One common mistake that happens is that you end up with van cover. As we deal exclusively with only minibus cover you will be reassured that the quotes you receive will be suitable for your vehicle category and purpose.
  • Taking out cover to protect yourself and your passengers is a legal requirement. Take your time and get expert help if needed on finding the correct level of cover, without being over insured or under insured.
  • Remember it is a legal requirement as well as your social responsibility to have the minimum of third party cover.

Do I need specific minibus insurance

Failure to have the correct level of insurance can result in:

  • Licence revoked and if driving FOR less than 2 years then you will be required to retake your driving test.
  • Your vehicle may be confiscated.
  • Remember the court has the final say and it may be severe.

Minibus Safety Tips

  • Check coolant and brake fluid levels.
  • Windscreen and washer fluid check.
  • Check tyre pressure and thread depth
  • Check all external lights
  • Windscreen and washer fluid check.
  • Check oil level 

Licence type required to drive a minibus

For the full details please the  government published pdf document on driving licences suitable for driving a minibus

Driving licence held after 1st January 1997.

D1 Category should not be shown on a licence dated after the first of Jan 1997 and as a result the holder is not able to drive a minibus without undergoing additional training and passing an additional driving test geared toward minibus driving. An exception does exists for holders of a full category B (car) driving licence which upon meeting a set of conditions detailed below will entitle the holder to drive a vehicle that has a maximum of 16 passenger seats.

Driving licence held before 1st January 1997.

If you passed your car driving test before 1 January 1997, you automatically gained a licence with Category B and D1 entitlement, or Groups A and B on older licences, qualifying you to drive minibuses as well as private cars

Examples of minibus use


Do you need to purchase school minibus insurance or is it time for the renewal of your existing policy? We work in partnership with QuoteSearcher who forward your details onto specialist insurance brokers. Simply select the Start your QUOTE option above and complete one easy form. Once completed your details will be passed to a selected panel of brokers who in turn will call you back with quotes.


Run or manage a charity and need to reduce the costs of your charity mini bus cover? We can help by providing you with tips on to reduce your insurance premium.  We are also able to provide you with tailored policies from a panel of leading UK brokers. These brokers are expert in providing minibus charity insurance for charitable organisations.


Enter your requirements for private or personal MPV insurance and receive a range of qualified quotes from an established panel of UK underwriters. Why wait select the Get Quote and start comparing. 

Nursing Home

Nursing home minibus insurance is available from multiple UK underwriters, we are able to bring to you direct multiple quotes from multiple UK based brokers.

Sports / Clubs

Sport club minibus insurance is available for any type sporting club. Select Get Quotes and complete the quote form. This will result in providing you with a good comparative selection of quotes for your policy, look out for additional guidance on reducing costs.

9 Seaters

Do you need multiple quotes for a 9 seater minibus insurance? If the answer is yes select the Get Quotes option below to receive a selection of quotes from UK underwriters. 

How to reduce the cost of minibus cover

A sure way to bring down the likelihood of accidents and as a result your insurance is to take or send your drivers on an approved minibus driver compliance course.

  • Driver's 25 or under will pay extra as this age group make more claims and the actual claim amount in monetary terms are larger than if over 25. The underwriter adjusts the quotes for under 25's to reflect the increased risk
  • The cost to repair utility vehicle does vary with some being more expensive than others depending on the manufacturer. This along with the purchase cost play a factor in determining your risk level. The more expensive your vehicle category is to replace or fix the higher the premium. Spend time reviewing what different manufactures have to offer to find the best vehicle for your requirements.
  • The more seats the more expensive insurance will be. With this fact if you are sure you will only ever need 9 seates then buy a people carrier with only 9 seats.
  • Security: Can you provide secure overnight parking? Have you fitted industry approved alarm systems? If the answer is yes then this will be reflected positively in your quote.
  • The drivers history: A good history of no claims will normally lead to a discounted quote.
  • Excess Amount: Raising the excess amount will also lead to a better quote from the broker.

Minibus breakdown cover can be included into a standard minibus insurance policy or you may buy this as a separate product. Compare prices to find the best deal for both of these products. Taking out breakdown cover can often work out cheaper than including it within your standard insurance policy.

Typical minibus insurance exclusions

  • If the vehicle is damaged or stolen by a careless act of the owner. Example leaving keys in ignition or visible to prying eyes
  • Damage caused by a driver that is not listed on the policy documents
  • Using the minibus for purposes other than included in the insurance
  • Losing the keys.

Compare Insurance Providers at Renewal Time or when insuring for the First Time

The first step in researching the cost of vehicle cover is to get multiple quotes from a range of underwriters. We offer you the option to receive multiple minibus insurance quotes. How? By selecting the Start uor quote button below. It’s as simple as that! Click Get Quotes to get started.

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