If you’re after a rental van — be it a commercial van or a passenger van with eight to 12 seats, VroomVroomVroom is here to help. Our smart booking technology can compare the prices of both passenger and commercial hire vans from leading rental providers located across Australia.
People movers, also often referred to as MPV Multi Purpose Vehicle, minivan or (mini van or mini-van), minibus, mini carrier, mini utility vehicle or people carrier, can be classified according to their body builds, purpose built, and van conversions. Hiring a minibus is ideal when transporting a larger group of people, and in addition, note that no additional licence will be required for any vehicle which contains up to (and including) 12 seats. For 20 and 25 seats though, an additional licence is required.
Using our price comparison tool, you can filter by vehicle type. So go to the destination page for wherever you want to hire a passenger van for, say for example Sydney, then enter your desired dates and click on the “Search” button. On the results page, you will need to filter by vehicle type. So if you’re after a passenger van — typically a people-mover with eight to 12 seats, select that in the filter box. If you want to rent a commercial van, select “Commercial Van/Truck” from the filter dropdown. Once selected, the results will update automatically to display just the type of rental van you desire.
In Australia, a minibus is also called a minicoach or a microbus, and its seating capacity ranges from eight to 30 passengers.
A midibus is a bit larger than the minibus, but smaller than a full-size bus. Apart from personal or company use like going on a group tour or excursion, minibuses are used as a public transport.
Some countries use this kind of vehicle as airport buses or shared taxis. In Australia, the term van could mean a minibus, minivan, or panel van. In the UK, they use the term people mover instead of passenger van. In Japan, vans can refer to full-fledged station wagons and hatchbacks. In the USA, the term van could also mean a semi-trailer or a box-shaped trailer.
Full-size vans are being used as commuter vans in urban areas since 1971. A step van is quite popular in North America because commuters can easily step in and out of the vehicle.