What can you drive with a Category D1E driving licence?
With a Category D1E driving licence, you can drive a minibus that is approved for up to 16 passengers, with a trailer.
You must be at least 21 years old and hold a driving licence for Category D1 to get a Category D1E licence.
If you hold a driving licence for Categories C1 and D1 and you upgrade to include C1E, you will automatically also get a Category D1E 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 no more than 8 metres long.
Minibus with trailer
You can tow a trailer with a maximum authorised mass of more than 750 kg.
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 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.