What can you drive with a Category DE driving licence?
Category DE entitles you to drive a bus and tow a trailer with a maximum authorised mass of more than 750 kg.
You must be at least 24 years old and hold a driving licence for Category D to get a Category DE licence.
You may be younger than 24 if you are undergoing or have completed mandatory training for a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC).
If you hold a driving licence for Categories C and D and you upgrade to include Category CE, you will automatically also get a Category DE licence.
Information about a vehicle or trailer, such as its maximum authorised mass, can be found in the Vehicle Registration Certificate.
You can drive a bus that is approved for more than 8 passengers. It can be more than 8 metres long.
Bus with trailer
You can tow a trailer with a maximum authorised mass of more than 750 kg.
A Category DE driving licence is also valid for a minibus with trailer. In your driving licence, this is marked as Category D1E.
Passenger car with trailer
You can drive a passenger car and tow a trailer with a maximum authorised mass between 750 kg and 3,500 kg. The car can be approved for no more than 8 passengers. In your driving licence, this is marked as Category BE.
Are you transporting passengers for money?
You need a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) if you are transporting passengers by bus for hire or reward.
Would you like to get a driving licence for other categories?
You can upgrade your driving licence with additional categories.