With a Category D1 driving licence, you can drive a minibus that is approved for up to 16 passengers.

You must be at least 21 years old and hold a driving licence for Category B to get a Category D1 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 minibus that is approved for between 9 and 16 passengers. It can be up to 8 metres long.

Minibus with trailer

You can tow a trailer if it has a maximum authorised mass of no more than 750 kg.

If you wish to tow a trailer of more than 750 kg, you need to get a Category D1E driving licence.

Are you transporting passengers for money?

You need a Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) if you are transporting passengers by minibus for hire or reward.

Would you like to get a driving licence for other categories?

You can upgrade your driving licence with additional categories.