Joinbookdrive is a new service brought to you by HCT Group. 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 minibuses placed in convenient locations in North London and Bristol, it’s as easy as join, book, drive.

Five reasons to joinbookdrive

Round the corner: with brand new minibuses parked near you, minibus hire has never been easier

Book online: you can book an accessible minibus straight from the website – with instant confirmation

Great value: with minibus hire from just £8 per hour , you can get out and about more

All day, all night: as our minibuses are parked in the community, you can hire them for whenever you like, for as long as you like

Everyone together: all our minibuses are new and fully wheelchair accessible, helping everyone travel together.


The first step is to join as a member. Just follow this link for East London, this link for Leeds and this link for Bristol 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. You can update your membership with additional drivers in East London here, in Leeds here and in Bristol here.   

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. This is important – and not only for us – as it gives drivers the skills and confidence to drive a minibus safely. The training is held regularly near you – in Bristol, in Leeds and in Hackney.


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.


Great value

Joinbookdrive is great value for money. Once you’ve joined, you can hire the minibus for just £8 per hour – and if you need it for longer, each whole day’s hire costs £96.

There’s a mileage fee of £0.27 per mile, which is calculated automatically for you by our vehicle tracking system, so there is no need to worry about keeping notes. And that’s it.

Fully accessible

We believe that everyone should be able to travel together. All of our minibuses are fully wheelchair accessible and can carry up to two wheelchairs.

Rely on us

Joinbookdrive is brought to you by HCT Group which has over 30 years’ experience in providing accessible minibuses for our communities.

Find out more

If you’ve got questions, our friendly team can also help by email at joinbookdrive@hctgroup.org or over the phone on 0300 030 2665

 
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