Van Rental at Caversham Vehicle Hire

Whether you are looking to hire a van to help you with DIY projects, to move house or for a business project, Caversham Vehicle Hire can help. Our self-drive vans are available in various sizes, from light vans such as a Vauxhall Combo to our largest self-drive van, the 3.5 Luton Peugeot Boxer. We are proud to provide an affordable van hire in Reading. Get a quote now!

Benefits of Van Hire

We can provide the ideal solution if you’re planning a big house move or are preparing to relocate office spaces. Hiring a van is a cost-effective way of completing the job, saving you a significant amount compared to buying a van. Van hire equips you to succeed in your short-term project, providing just what you need for the exact length of time required. We provide short-term and long-term van hire.

At Caversham Vehicle Hire, we also offer a range of beneficial optional extras, including satellite navigation systems, remove and sack trucks, to make your experience as smooth as possible.

What is Van Hire Ideal For?

There are many situations where our self-drive van hire in Reading will help you make the process as efficient as possible. These include:

  • Moving house
  • Business relocation
  • Event equipment transportation
  • Renovations or DIY projects
  • Student moves
  • Furniture pick-up or delivery
  • Business deliveries

The best size of van to hire will vary depending on your requirements. If you are moving house, consider the approximate size you will need for the amount and size of boxes you will pack the van with. Internal and external dimensions of all our vans are detailed on our website to allow you to make an informed choice of the size of van you will need to hire.

Documents Required For Van Hire

When hiring a van or car from us, you must provide us with your UK driving licence photo card. If you have an old-style paper license, please provide an additional form of photo ID. We will have to do a DVLA check, so please also bring your National Insurance Number and another form of ID. A utility bill with your name and address is ideal.

Our Van Hire Options

Our fleet consists of vans of a range of sizes and makes, including Ford Transit, Mercedes Vito, Vauxhall Vivaro, and Peugeot Boxer. Whether you need a short or long wheelbase, something to relocate your business or collect a new sofa, Caversham Vehicle Hire can help meet your needs for van rental in Reading.

Our Van Hire Delivery and Collection Service

We offer a delivery and collection service within 10 miles of our location. This service is just £15 and means your van will be right where you need it when you need it. We also offer a meet and greet service from the North side of Reading railway station at only £10.

Why Choose Caversham Vehicle Hire?

When it comes to self-drive van hire in Reading, Caversham Vehicle Hire offers quality vans and excellent customer service backed up by over 25 years of experience. All of our vehicles are professionally valeted, regularly serviced and well-maintained. Our affordable services have no hidden costs, and we proudly offer short- and long-term van hire.

Get in touch with our knowledgeable team today at 0118 947 6500 to discuss van hire in Reading, or get a free quote here.


What does it mean to hire a van?

Once you collect your van or have it delivered, you can use it for the agreed period before returning it to us. We offer self-drive van hire in Reading, meaning you will drive the van yourself.

Is there a minimum age requirement for renting a van?

You must be 25 or over to drive any of our hire vehicles. If you are over 70, we may need to request permission from your insurance company or seek further information for you to be able to hire a van from us.

What do you need to rent a van in the UK?

You will need a full driving licence with a minimum of two years experience and be over 25 years old in order to hire a van with Caversham Vehicle Hire.

How much does it cost to hire a van in Reading?

At Caversham Vehicle Hire, we are proud to offer affordable van rental in Reading. Prices will vary depending on which type of van you wish to hire and how long you wish to hire it for. Get a free quote now.

What documents are required for car rental?

We will need to see your UK driving licence photo card, as well as your National Insurance Number and one form of ID (such as a bill) to complete a DVLA check. If you have an old-style paper driving licence, please provide an additional form of photo ID.

Can I choose a specific van model for my rental?

If you require a specific van model, please give us a call at 0118 947 6500, and we’ll do our best to arrange this for you, depending on the model’s availability on your required dates.

Can I extend my van rental period if needed?

Please call us at 0118 947 6500 if you need to extend your van hire before your scheduled return time. Charges will apply for the additional time and must be paid before it commences. You will be charged an extra full day’s tariff if the vehicle is returned more than half an hour after the agreed return time without prior contact. It is important you get in contact with us if you wish to extend your hire. The van may be presumed stolen if we do not hear from you.

Can I add an additional driver to the van rental agreement?

Yes, the additional driver must provide the same documentation as you. Charges will apply to add another driver.

Is insurance included in the van rental cost?

A basic quote with Caversham Vehicle Hire includes insurance coverage for one driver, as well as VAT, UK breakdown cover, and a 200-mile allowance per 24-hour hire period. 0.12p per mile will be added per additional mile.

Can I hire a van with a debit card?

Yes, we accept payment on debit cards and credit cards, with the exception of AMEX.

How much is the deposit on a van rental?

Deposits range from £200 to £750 depending on the size and type of vehicle you hire. We take deposits on your debit card or credit card, which will be refunded to your account within 3-5 days of the vehicle being returned.

Do hire vans have unlimited mileage?

A mileage allowance of 200 miles per 24 hour period is included in the hire price. Additional mileage is charged at 0.12p per mile. If you hire on a month by month basis the mileage allowance is 3000 per month with any additional mileage calculated at 0.12p per mile on return of the vehicle.

Do I need to return the van with a full tank of fuel?

When the vehicle is booked out to you a note of how much fuel is in the vehicle is made and communicated to you. We ask you to bring the vehicle back with the same fuel level as you took it.

What happens if the van breaks down or if I have an accident?

Breakdown cover is included in the cost of our van hire in Reading. If you are involved in an accident please notify us immediately. You will need to record the third party details including name, phone number, email address as well as make, model and registration number of their vehicle. If possible please take photos of the accident scene and any damage to the third party vehicle. Even if the damage is minor please notify us asap rather than leaving it till the return of the vehicle.

Can I drive a van on my foreign driving licence?

If you do not have a UK licence, we can accept foreign driving licences from the EU, USA, Canada, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand as long as you meet the necessary criteria for van hire. We will also need to see your passport identification and proof of address. Call us on 0118 947 6500 to arrange this.

If I am under 25, what is the largest van I may rent?

We regret we are unable to accommodate any drivers under the age of 25 years.

What do I do if the van I want doesn’t appear available?

Please call us on 0118 947 6500. We will happily help you find the best available option for your needs.

What is the shortest time in which I can book a van before I travel?

We can often accommodate last minute hires but this is not guaranteed. Bookings are made on a first come, first serve basis and once you have booked and paid for your hire we allocate a vehicle to your booking. Once our fleet is booked – it’s booked and we may not have availability to take a last minute booking.

Optional Extras

per day per week
Satellite Navigation Systems £10 £35
Car Seats £5 £28
Sack Trucks £5 £28
Our delivery or collection service of the vehicle is £15 each way within 10 miles of our location.
We offer a Meet and Greet Service from the North side of Reading Railway station at a cost of £10.00 charge.