A Transit Tourneo Custom 8 seat minibus in Limited spec
8 seat minibuses cater for 7 passsengers plus a driver. They usually differ from 9 seat minibuses by having a single front passenger seat. Look at our 9 seat minibuses page if you require to carry 8 passengers and a driver.
All of the 8 seat minibuses on our website can be driven by a B category (non category D1) licence holder on a non-commercial basis (towing and roof-loading not permitted).
Driver Licences. A non D1 license holder can drive a minibus where the gross vehicle weight does not exceed 3500kgs for non commercial purposes. If you require more than 7 passengers and want to drive on a normal car license (ie. non D1 category) have a look at our 9 seat minibuses, 11 seat minibuses and 12 seat minibuses pages. For an understanding of what a driver can drive have a look at our minibus advice page for general information and our schools minibus advice page for advice on how to operate a minibus if you are a school.
The advantage of a 8 seat minibus, is that you get a single front passenger seat which is more comfortable that a dual van type front passenger seat for long journeys as the single seat is usually of an adjustable type. An eight seater is a suitable vehicle for family use.