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Vehicle Hire: Vehicles and Prices

Prices by vehicle for self-drive hire

Please note, these prices are now out of date, we are awaiting updated rate sheets from our suppliers - As an estimate, please add £10/day.


Vehicle Type Example Daily Rate Weekend Rate Weekly Rate Minimum Charge
Car Derived Van Peugeot Bipper/VW Caddy/Peugeot Partner Van £ 15.00 £ 27.00 £ 95.00 £ 7.50
Small Panel Van (SWB Ford Transit/VW Transporter £ 20.00 £ 36.00 £ 125.00 £ 10.00
Large Panel Van (LWB) Peugeot Boxer/Ford Transit £ 30.00 £ 54.00 £ 190.00 £ 15.00
Minibus (17 seats) Peugeot Boxer/Ford Transit £ 55.00 £ 100.00 £ 240.00 £ 27.50
Tipper Van Peugeot Boxer/Ford Transit £ 30.00 £ 54.00 £ 180.00 £ 15.00
Luton Box Van Ford Transit/Mercedes Sprinter £ 40.00 £ 72.00 £ 230.00 £ 20.00
Luton Box Van with Tail lift Ford Transit/Mercedes Sprinter £ 45.00 £ 81.00 £ 250.00 £ 22.50
People Carrier Ford Transit/Mercedes Sprinter £ 54.00 £ 108.00 £ 378.00 £ 54.50

Cost calculator for jobs with one driver provided

You can use our calculator to work out how much a job with a driver will cost you. We charge for each vehicle type at an hourly rate based on the prices above.

Normal hours for our drivers are 8am to 4:15pm Monday to Thursday, or 8am to 3:15pm on Fridays. Anything else is charged at the overtime rate.

Rates for driver time and fuel

Fuel cost per mile: £ 0.35
Driver's time (normal hours) per hour: £ 10.50
Driver's time (overtime) per hour: £ 15.75

Terms and conditions

  1. These rates apply to University vehicles and those hired from Northgate. Vehicles from Midhire may be more, especially over the weekend.
  2. All Rates are for Self Drive Hire only and include VAT.
  3. Minimum Charge applies for bookings of 4 hours or less. If we have to hire in from outside, then the minimum charge will be a day.
  4. Vehicle Hire includes comprehensive insurance cover and breakdown cover.
  5. Vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with a full tank of fuel.
  6. Vehicles not returned with a full tank of fuel will be recharged at the local pump price (Tesco), plus a £5 administration charge.
  7. Drivers are responsible for any fines or penalty notices incurred during the hire of any vehicle.
  8. Drivers/Clubs/Societies/Departments are responsible for any damage or defects incurred to the vehicle during the period of hire.
  9. Drivers must complete a Vehicle Checklist when collecting the vehicle and report any faults, damage or defects when returning the vehicle.
  10. Vehicles must be returned in a clean and tidy condition internally, and a reasonably clean condition externally.
  11. Vehicles not returned in a clean and tidy condition will be recharged the cost of cleaning the vehicle, plus a £10 administration charge.
  12. Drivers must present their driving licence before being allowed to drive a University vehicle.
  13. Vehicles should only be used for University business.