How it works
We know how important it is to keep our prices as low as possible - helping our community to get out and about is the reason we exist. Our fees are kept low by a subsidy provided by the wider HCT Group as a social enterprise.
Our minibuses are charged out by the hour, plus a mileage fee. We also have great discounts availble for groups travelling outside peak tme and for longer term hires.
We have an annual membership charge for voluntary and community groups. How much you pay depends on the size of your organisation.
|Five or fewer paid employees||More than five paid employees|
Hiring a Minibus
Our standard rates are as follows:
|Up to 24 Hours||£56.00|
|Charge per mile||£0.78 Per Mile|
|Up to 4 hours||£38.00|
If you need a driver/passenger assistant
A fully qualified driver and/or passenger assistant can be hired for an hourly rate
|Rate: Monday – Friday 08:00-18:00||Rate: evenings, weekends & Bank holidays|
|Driver rate||£18.25 per hour||£22.50 per hour|
|P/A rate||£16.00 per hour||£20.00 per hour|
The small-but-important print
General terms of booking
Charges for any time over 24 hours are charged in 24-hour increments from the initial time of booking
Minimum of 4 hours charged per booking, and per cancellation with less than 48 hours notice.
You can cancel your booking free of charge up to 48 hours before your booking time.
If you have to cancel with less than 48 hours notice, a fee of £38 applies.
Late return of vehicles
If you return the vehicle late, you will be charged a late return fee of £60.
If you make a mess
As a courtesy to the next group using the vehicle, we expect vehicles to be returned in the condition that you collected them. If we need to clean up after you, then the following charges apply:
- Minibus returned with interior that needs sweeping out: £32.00
- Minibus returned needing an interior valet: £80.00
- Seat Damage: £130.00
Costs incurred for cleaning will need to be settled before further bookings can be made.
To drive an HCT Group minibus you must:
- be MiDAS trained
- complete the MiDAS training within three attempts
- have a FULL driving licence
- be over the age of 21 years and have been driving for a minimum of two years