A van is a wonderfully useful tool. Many people simply don’t need one all that often. Hourly van insurance lets you pick up something you’ve bought on marketplace, help a friend move house or simply transport something awkward from a to b without tying you into lengthy and expensive deals. GoShorty offers hourly van insurance to make this happen.
Protect the van owner’s No Claims Discount by taking an insurance policy of your own for 1 to 24 hours. Hourly van insurance gives you all the cover you’ll need to make sure you’re legally able to drive. We make it easy for you to get a 1-hour van insurance quote and buy cover in minutes from the UK’s favourite temporary van insurance site.
Customer surveys reveal that UK motorists’ second biggest van-related concern is the cost of insurance. You could save money with our flexible short term cover.
Hourly van insurance is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s temporary insurance cover for people who don’t need it for longer than a handful of hours. It’s fully comprehensive cover that lets you use someone else’s van for the time you need. Get insured for one job or one trip, without paying for loads of time you simply don’t need.
Our easy to follow quote form does the hard work for you, finding you the best hourly van insurance policy available, allowing you to get a quote and buy cover in minutes.
There are a whole host of reasons you may need to take out a short-term insurance policy, including:
Borrowing a van to move house or help someone else to move house
Sharing a long journey with another driver
Helping a friend or family member relocate for work or education
Letting someone else use your van to make sure they are correctly insured
Borrowing a van to replace a vehicle that is out of action
Moving office or commercial property
Picking up large items you’ve bought off marketplace or auction websites
When Business Insurance is a requirement
However, not everyone is eligible for temporary insurance, so you’ll need to check you meet our criteria first. Anyone looking to get hourly van insurance will need a full UK driver’s licence, the explicit permission of the vehicle owner, and a few other things.
Check out our van insurance criteria below:
MID: Please note that all our Short Term Insurance policies are submitted to the Motor Insurance Database (MID) at midnight every day. We recommend always having a copy of your Insurance Certificate with you during the period of cover.
Any temporary van insurance policy you obtain through GoShorty will be fully comprehensive. This means your van insurance protects you from:
With our van policies, it will depend on the usage you select. But, as standard, you will be covered for social, domestic and pleasure use. This includes trips to and from various places of work and for the carriage of your own goods in connection with your business.
There are some types of work that we can permit under our temporary van insurance policies and some that we cannot.
Types of work we can generally permit under our policies:
Types of work we cannot permit under our policies:
We have our own eligibility criteria you’ll need to check for full details.
The total cost of short term van insurance will vary depending on:
Fill in the form above to get an instant quote.
While your temporary policy will eventually show on the MID, it won’t appear instantly. If you are buying a short term van insurance policy to use immediately, then it’s unlikely to show up when you’re first driving.
Keep your policy details to hand. These will be emailed to you straight away.
For more information on how long it takes to show on the MID, check our guide.