powered by Hackney CTGetting out and about in East London just got easier. Joinbookdrive is a new service brought to you by Hackney Community Transport. The idea is simple: great value minibuses are parked at convenient locations near you and are available to hire online. Just unlock the bus with a smartcard and away you go.

The service is aimed at community groups, clubs, teams, schools, societies, faith groups and more. In fact, any group can benefit as long as they aren’t for profit.

We’ve got brand new fully accessible minibuses placed in convenient locations in East London, it’s as easy as join, book, drive. 

Our minibus are available on-street at:

Our Lady and St Joseph’s Church
100a Balls Pond Rd
N1 4AG

Ash Grove Depot
Mare Street
E8 4RH

The Wally Foster Community Centre
Marsh Hill
Homerton Road
E9 5QB 

As easy as...


The first step is to join as a member. Just follow this link and complete the simple online form. A one-off lifetime membership fee of £25 will get you set up and ready to go. You can also add as many drivers as you like at no extra charge.

We’ll check your eligibility and send out your joining pack, including your smartcard to access the vehicles.

If you haven’t already done so, your nominated driver will need to have Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme training, known as MiDAS. 


Booking couldn’t be simpler. Just click here to check the availability of your preferred minibus and book the vehicle for the time and location that suits you best. We’ll send you an email to confirm all the details.

You can hire by the hour or by the day and there is no restriction on how far you can drive the vehicle within the UK. If you need a driver, we might even be able to help with that too.


You’ll receive a smartcard in your membership pack. You can use this to access the vehicle – the keys are inside – and away you go!

There is a fuel card in the vehicle if you need to top up and you can travel safe in the knowledge that you’re covered by 24/7 breakdown assistance and comprehensive insurance. At the end of your journey, just return the minibus to its reserved parking spot. We’ll invoice you for your travel at the end of the month and you can pay online with a credit or debit card.


In order to enable this service to its full potential our customers are encouraged to have a driver, but for those who don’t – they need you!

You will need to be 21 or older for this role and have held a full UK car licence for at least 2 years. You will be required to undergo and enhanced DBS check, but if you are interested – please fill in the simple form below and we will be in contact soon.


    JoinBookDrive Volunteering

    Sign up form for those willing to drive our minibuses

  • Car(Category B)
    Minibus (Category D1)
    Bus(Category D)
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