Minibus Restriction 101

Minibus D1 People Carrier Driver Training
If you’re thinking about driving a minibus there are a few things that you need to consider before you set off on your journey.

  1. how many passengers are you transporting?

  2. Are you driving a minibus for profit?


There are many other factors that determine which licence you need and which vehicles you can drive when it comes to operating a minibus. You may be able to drive a minibus on your normal Category B car licence in the UK if:

  • You’re older than 21 or 18 if you have completed the initial driver CPC

  • You’ve held your licence for at least 2 years

  • You’re driving on a voluntary basis

  • The max weight of the minibus is below 3.5-tonnes or 4.25-tonnes including specialist equipment for disabled passengers

  • You’re not towing a trailer

  • You meet medical standards if you’re over 70 years of age


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How many passengers can I carry in my minibus?


If you are driving a minibus with between 9 seats up to 16 passenger seats, you will require a CAT D1 licence. (Not including driver’s seat)

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If the vehicle has more than 16 passenger seats, you will require a CAT D, bus & coach licence.

Do I need Driver’s CPC to drive a minibus?


You don’t need Driver’s CPC if you aren’t driving professionally or as part of a hire & reward service.

However, if you are charging passengers specifically, for-profit then you will be required to complete Driver’s CPC training.

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