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The 9 seater minibus option is a popular choice with large families, clubs and airport taxi services. Insurance quotes are available for small 7 seater minibuses to large 17 seater minibuses. Multi Quote Time works in partnership with QuoteZone who provide a simple form which once completed is submitted to a specialist panel of brokers.

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What is required by law for a private use 9 seater minibus insurance?

The minimum requirement by UK law for a 9 seater minibus insurance to cover road risk for private use is commercial Third Party Only cover. The other 2 options which are above the minimum requirement are Third Party Fire and Theft along with Comprehensives both for a commercial vehicle.

What is required by law for a 9 seater minibus insurance if the van is used as a taxi?

The same minimum road risk taxi insurance for a 9 seater minibus is the same as the private use minibus is Commercial Third Party Only cover. Because the vehicle will be used to transport a third party for profit, the UK government also requires Carriage of Persons for Hire or Reward cover.

Just like the private use 9 seater minibus cover other options for road risk does include Third Party Fire and Theft along with Comprehensive cover both for a commercial vehicle.

Are there any add-on covers for the 9 seater minibus?

The most common add-on cover for a minibus that will be used as a taxi vehicle is Legal cover. This will cover the cost of any legal fees if there are any events or disagreements involved in operating the taxi service.

Public Liability cover to your standard minibus insurance is another add-on that should be considered. This is recommended just in case a third party makes a claim of being injured while in your vehicle. The legal costs along with any settlement will be covered.

Breakdown cover is suggested for both private use and taxi 9 seater minibus vehicles. This will make it possible to have roadside assistance when the minibus breaks down on the highway. The varying levels of cover include;

  • Standard cover, which will tow the vehicle to a garage within 10 miles of the breakdown if repairs on the side of the road are unsuccessful.
  • Nationwide cover makes it possible to have the vehicles towed to the destination of choice of the driver as long as that destination is in the UK.
  • European cover provides roadside assistance on the continent.

What should be remembered is that most breakdown insurance policies only provide transportation of up to 8 people from the site of the breakdown to the garage. There is onward cover which provides transportation of up to 8 people to their final destination. If the minivan is full of 9 people, one person will not be transported.

What is the legal requirement to operate the 9 seater minibus?

In the past drivers that possessed a category B operator’s licence could drive a 6 to 16 passenger minibus. That ended in 1997 and all new operators from that point forward must obtain a category D licence. For those operators that will be operating a taxi service, they must also hold the hire or reward exclusion on their licence.

Category B licence holders can operate the 9 seater minibus if all the passenger seats are empty.

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9 seater Car/Minibus Insurance FAQ's


is a 9 seater classed as a minibus

A minibus is generally classed as a  vehicle that car seat between 7 and 16 passengers. Anything above that seating capacity is classed as a coach and needs a different type of insurance. Under this definition, a 9 seater car will fall under the minibus umbrella and require special 9 seater car or minibus insurance.

What category is a 9 seater minibus?

If the minibus has 8 seats, 9 if you include the driver then the vehicle can  be driver by the holder of a category B driving licence.

can i drive a 9 seater minibus on a car licence

If the minibus has 8 seats, 9 if you include the driver then the vehicle can  be driver by the holder of a category B driving licence.

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