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​​​​The Student Union Vehicles​

​​The Students'​ Union operates seven vehicles of various types, each with a different number of seats, luggage space, and accessories. The table below highlights the key features of each vehicle, which should be noted before section of a vehicle for a journey, to ensure its usefulness. We do not operate a vehicle with wheelchair user compatibility, but if you require one, we can hire one in - please contact Union Reception (

If you wish to drive any of these vehicles, you must be a Union driver. To become one, have a look at Becoming a driver

To book a vehicle please visit the Booking a Vehicle page.

​Registration ​Vehicle Class ​Number of Seats Driver Class Required​ ​Allowable mass per seat ​Luggage Space? ​Roof Rack? ​Tow Bar? See Towing
Car​ ​5 ​Car (1) or Van (2) or Minibus (3) ​100Kg ​Yes ​No ​Yes (1.4t MAM)
​9 seat MPV ​9 ​ Van (2) or Minibus (3) ​100Kg ​Yes ​Yes (100Kg Max) Yes (​2.2t MAM)
​9 seat MPV ​9 ​ Van (2) or Minibus (3) ​100Kg Yes​ ​Yes (100Kg Max) Yes (​2.2t MAM)
​9 seat MPV​9Van (2) or Minibus (3)​​Yes
9 seat Van ​9 Van (2) or Minibus (3) ​ >100Kg​ Yes​ Yes​ (100Kg Max) ​Yes (2.0t MAM)
​Van ​3 Van (2) or Minibus (3) ​ ​>100Kg Yes​ Yes​ (100Kg Max) No​
​Minibus ​14 ​ Minibus (3) ​ 75Kg​ No​ No​ No​
​Minibus ​14 ​ Minibus (3) ​​ ​75Kg ​No No​ ​No
Each Vehicle comes as standard with:
Electric Mirrors
Electric Windows
Reversing Beeper (excluding the car)
Wheel change kit
Euro-plates (i.e. GB sticker)

Each vehicle also has a standard list of equipment, which should be checked before each use:
Hi-Vis jacket*
Warning Triangle*
Vehicle Handbook
Plaster Kit
Fire Extinguisher*
De-icer & scraper
De-misting cloth
Spare Screen Wash ​
Dustpan and brush

Extra items are added for when Going Abroad

The vehicles are checked for damage and faults as per our Maintenance Schedule

Please read our safe driving guide as some road laws may be different to normal due to the large weight and number of passengers our vehicles can carry.

*These items are provided with the vehicle by Lex

Visit Us

Union House
University of Surrey
Stag Hill, Guildford

Contact Us
01483 689 223

The University of Surrey Students’ Union is a private limited company, registered in England & Wales with registered number 07470232, registered at Union House, Guildford, GU2 7XH. The Union is also a registered charity, registered with charity number 1142479

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