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VW Campervan Prom Hire Information

Self Drive Hire Only

London | Surrey | Kent | Sussex

Arrive at your school prom in style with a classic VW Camper prom hire with Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers. We can hire you a self-drive hire campervan, decked out and ready so that you can arrive in style!

 

BASED IN CROYDON, FOR CAMPERVAN COLLECTION AND RETURN

COVERING 40 MILES FROM CROYDON: LONDON | SURREY | SUSSEX | KENT

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Arrive at your prom in a self-drive hire classic VW Campervan

We are able to offer self-drive hire campervans, where the passengers’ responsible adult can drive them to the prom, without the worry of private hire licensing. 

Campervan Prom Hire – The Regulations

We regret that we are unable to provide drivers for proms. The rules for proms are different to wedding car hire.

Proms and any other event that fall out of weddings (and funerals) have to be licensed in accordance with the law, and registered as Private Hire (similar to taxi licenses).

Licensing and registration is done through the local authority, and typically it is very difficult to gain private hire licensing for vehicles over 10yrs old. If the vehicles were to be licensed, there are restrictive terms of usage – so we have made a business decision not to apply for this license, to enable us to work flexibly across the full  range of our services.

Any classic VW Camper hire company providing a driver service for Proms  MUST  hold the correct private hire license from the local council.

We know that there are some  companies out there, who are not aware of this. Please do check whilst getting quotes, to  be sure that your campervan company is aware and properly licensed for Private Hire (Not just wedding hire) if supplying prom driver services. If this is not in place,  the passengers are not covered by any insurance and the vehicle is on the road illegally.

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Who can drive the campervan to the prom?

The prom passengers must have a responsible adult to book and drive the campervan. (Eg a parent).

Drivers must be aged 25-65 years old with an EU license held for >3 years. Insurance is subject to any endorsements, and abiliy to provide requested ID (2 forms of formal ID from the list on our insurance form, which MUST match the address on your driving license and be dated within 90 days of the hire).

Can I hire it for the day?

The hire is available for either mid week Tues to Thurs hire, or weekend Fri to Mon hire. We do not do one day hires in prom season.

There is also a £500 security deposit to cover insurance excess. This is refunded on the safe return of the campervan as per our standard terms and conditions of hire.

When can I collect and return the campervan?

Weekend Shortbreak: 14.30 Friday – 10:00 Monday
Midweek break: 10:00 Tuesday – 18:00 Thursday

Collection and return to our base in Croydon. We operate from gated, private road premises with off street parking. You may leave your own car with us for the duration of your hire if required. Vehicles are left at your own rish – but we have never had any issues in the past.

Where do I park my prom hire campervan overnight?

Campervans must not be left parked on the road overnight – you must have secure off street parking such as a driveway. Please allow 2.3m height clearance for your campervan.

Details on self-drive hire

For more information on the practical elements of a self-drive hire campervan, the insurance, identification required etc, check out the classic campervan self-drive hire section of our website.

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Prices

Prices vary with season. Most prom hires take place in June.

You can see our mid week and weekend rates for hire in June on our self-drive hire pages here.

Please note that prices incude fully comprehensive insurance for one named driver. The driver must not be driving for “hire and reward”.

We will also need to take a cleared £500 security deposit to cover your insurance excess. This is refunded on the safe return of the campervan as per Ts&Cs of hire.

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Optional extras

 Hamper with chilled, soft drinks and glasses – £15

Flower garland deoration hire, already set up on the campervan – £30

Personalised bunting – £14.99 – check this link

 

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How do I book?

Contact us to confirm availability on your dates, and locations that you are looking to travel to.

We will then send you a link to our online booking form, insurance forms and terms. We will send an invoice for a £150 booking  deposit. Once funds are received, we will confirm the booking, and send a further invoice for the balance.

The balance is then due one month before the prom day.

Which classic VW campervan will you choose for your self-drive prom hire?

 

Out of our fleet, we have two pretty 1970s VW Campers available with the specialist insurance for self-drive hire proms.

It is worth considering seating capacity if travelling with a group to the prom. One of the benefits of self-drive hire is that you can do multiple trips for larger groups, where distances are practical

 Belinda Bus the blue and white, 1973 classic VW campervan

4 passengers plus the driver (5 total).

Two “3-point” seatbelts up front.

3 lap belts in the rear.

More Details

Belinda Bus had her last restoration and new paint in March 2020.

Her poptop bellows are a matching duck egg blue and white – and she comes with matching gingham curtains.

Her seats are grey with white piping.

 

  • RHD
  • Manual
  • 1.6 aircooled engine – unleaded petrol 
  • Pop-top roof
  • Small, front roof rack (2.3m height clearance)
  • Top speed 50 mph
  • Integrated, two ring gas hob & camping gas, hidden in a tasteful wooden cupboard
  • Integrated popup table
  • 3/4 width, double rock and roll bed.
  • Two small, children’s hammocks hidden in poptop roof
  • One small hammock available over front cab area for a small child
Buttercup Bus the yellow and white 1977 classic VW campervan

5 passengers plus the driver (6 total).

Two “3-point” seatbelts up front. 

2 lap belts  and 2 “3-point” belts in the rear.

More Details

Buttercup Bus was a bottom up restoration. She used to be a gungy green, orange and black patchwork of mismatched panels. After an extended period of restoration, including a new engine and a new interior, she was ready to roll!

Her poptop bellows are new – in an olive green – and she comes with matching gingham curtains. 

Her seats are white., with olive green piping.

 

  • RHD
  • Manual
  • 1.6 aircooled engine – unleaded petrol 
  • Pop-top roof
  • 2.2m height clearance
  • Top speed 50 mph
  • Integrated, two ring gas hob & camping gas, hidden in a tasteful wooden cupboard
  • Integrated popup table
  • Full width, double rock and roll bed.
  • Two small, children’s hammocks hidden in poptop roof
  • One small hammock available over front cab area for a small child

Buttercup and Belinda are so pretty in their pastel shades – and will bring a smile to your prom event…

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About us

Buttercup Bus Vintage Campers was set up by business owner, Nathalie, over 10 years ago. The campervans love pootling across London, Surrey, Kent and Sussex, taking you to to your prom venue, (on a self-drive hire basis) and stopping for lots of photo opportunities. Our campervans are there to make your day special...

Our other services

Check out our other services.

We offer:

  • Campervan photobooths – a photobooth inside a campervan. The perfect addition for your prom celebrations at your venue.
  • Campervan and popup glitter bars – something to add a little sparkle to the event!
  • Campervan peep boards – a quirky way to grab a photo of you with a friend at the prom.
  • We also have an indoor photobooth partner that we work with.

Contact us for a quote, and where booking a multi-service package, we will offer a 10% discount.

Let’s chat self-drive campervan hire for proms …

With over 10 years experience, we are here and ready to answer your questions. We would love to hear more about your plans for your big prom day!

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0203 582 0289
enquiries@buttercupbus.com
Croydon - on the Surrey / Greater London border. UK