Our SWB Van Hire Options

At Caversham, Vehicle Hire, we’re pleased to offer our customers a range of short wheel base van hire options. Our fleet includes:

Ford Transit Custom

Experience a seamless hire period with the Ford Transit Custom. Meticulously engineered to achieve peak performance, this van surpasses all expectations. Boasting a range of user-friendly features, every detail is thoughtfully designed to elevate your van hire experience. Renowned as the ultimate choice for virtually any job, its superior comfort makes long drives a breeze.

Citroen Dispatch

Favoured for its superior versatility, spaciousness and practicality, the Citroen Dispatch provides unrivalled comfort and a car-like driving experience. If you’re searching for a versatile, robust vehicle with advanced fuel technologies and eco-friendly features, the Citroen Dispatch is the ideal choice.

Mercedes Vito

A practical and versatile mid-sized short wheel base van, the Mercedes Vito combines a stylish appearance with unrivalled functionality. With a spacious and well-designed interior, whether you’re relocating or need a reliable vehicle for business purposes, the Mercedes Vito is a great option. Thanks to its tight turning radius, navigating through bustling city streets or crowded car parks is simple, providing unparalleled convenience and ease of use.

To find out more about this premium model, or any of the exceptional short wheel base vans we offer for hire, please get in touch.

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.

SWB Van Rental at Caversham Vehicle Hire

Our Short Wheel Base (SWB) van hire is ideal for transporting work equipment and tools, items of furniture, or white goods. The van’s practical ply-lined cargo area can accommodate a substantial load while offering good fuel economy. Many of our SWB van hire options feature parking sensors, air conditioning and Bluetooth as standard. Sat Nav systems are also available for hire. Most have these features, but not all. To learn more, please get in touch with our team or request a quote today.

The Benefits of Short Wheel Base Van Hire

There are many benefits to choosing our short wheel base van hire services in Reading and its surrounding areas. These include:

  • Great deals for short- and long-term van hire, available to suit any business requirement 
  • Our short wheel base vans can be hired for domestic uses such as moving house 
  • Large range of self-drive SWB vans available for hire, guaranteed to suit all your needs 
  • Our vans are ideal for the transportation of small to medium items, or larger quantities of items such as when moving house.

What is SWB Van Rental Ideal For?

Due to its compact size and manoeuvrability, our short wheel base van rental options are ideal for various purposes. Some common uses include:

Small Moves

If you’re moving into a house share, bed-sit or small apartment or need to transport items of furniture or appliances to a new office location, a short wheel base van provides enough space while being easier to manoeuvre than larger vehicles.

Transporting Tools and Materials

Tradespeople such as plumbers, electricians and carpenters often use SWB vans to transport tools and materials to jobs, especially in areas where space and parking is limited. In addition, small businesses such as florists and caterers may find short wheel base vans suitable for their day-to-day operations, enabling them to efficiently transport goods and equipment within the local area.


Businesses or individuals organising events will often use self-drive SWB vans to transport equipment and supplies to and from the venue. This ensures efficient setup and take down processes, enhancing overall event productivity and reducing the required workforce.

Documents Required for SWB Van Hire

To secure your short wheel base van hire, it’s essential that you provide the following documentation:

  • A full UK driving licence 
  • National Insurance Number (NIN)
  • Proof of Address (e.g. utility bill)

Below, you will find all the specifications about our transit and small vans for hire. Bear in mind, these figures are approximations and things like van wheel arches will have to be taken into consideration when packing!

External Height1.9m
External Width1.9m
External Length4.95m
Internal Height1.35m
Internal Width1.65m
Internal Length2.4m
Door Height1.26m
Door Width1.39m
Between Wheel Base1.27m
Side Door Height1.25
Side Door Width0.98
Please also note that there may be a slight variation in dimensions depending on the model of vehicle.

Our SWB Van Hire Options

If you’re in need of a self-drive SWB van for a day, week or even a month, we’ve got you covered. We provide both long-term and short-term SWB van hire options, including weekends between 16:00 Friday and 09:00 Monday.

Our Short Wheel Base Van Hire Delivery and Collection Service

For only £15 each way, we can provide vehicle transport services within a 10-mile radius of our location. Please reach out to our team to find out more about this handy service.

Why Choose Caversham Vehicle Hire?

At Caversham Vehicle Hire, we offer excellent value and flexible vehicle rental options, including short wheel base van hire. Our SWB van rentals are available for any duration, ensuring you can benefit from reliable transportation until your project is complete. If you’re looking for transit hire, but are unsure whether you need a short, medium or long-wheelbase vehicle, please call a member of our rental team today on 01189476500. We will be happy to offer you advice on the best solution to suit your needs.