FROM £65.00

You’ll be able to fit one or two large items of furniture in a short wheelbase van. It’s also the ideal choice for moving 8×4 plasterboard.

Average internal rear dimensions and payload
Height - 1.4m/4’7”
Width at the widest point - 1.63m/5’4”
Width between wheel arches - 1.24m/4’
Length - 2.4m/7’10”
Maximum payload - 900kg
Short wheelbase van Pricing
Off Peak (Mon-Thurs) – £65.00
Peak (Fri-Sun) – £89.00
5-day deal – £299.00
7-day deal – £349.00
28 Day Deal - From £1,150

This information can vary between different van makes and models within the same category.
If you’d like to know the exact dimensions and maximum payload for your specific van, please check with your rental agent.

Why choose a
short wheelbase van?

You might know these vans as transit vans rather than short wheelbases. Whatever the name, they’re the ideal choice for transporting medium-sized loads.

Short wheelbase vans have enough room in the back for one or two large pieces of furniture and they’ll cope with a small flat or house move if you don’t mind making multiple trips. If you’re planning to work on a building project, these vans are also the perfect size for transporting 8×4 plasterboard.

Short wheelbases are hugely versatile, they’re easy to drive and manoeuvre, and they have enough space to carry out most jobs. If you need to move smaller items like bags and boxes and were thinking of hiring a small van, hiring a short wheelbase instead will save you from making multiple trips.

Interested in short wheelbase transit van hire in London or Croydon? Call 020 7277 9853 to arrange your booking.

Things to know when hiring
a short wheelbase van

  • All our short wheelbase vans run on diesel.
  • These vans have tie down points in the back for securing goods. If you need straps, these can be purchased when you come to collect your van.
  • Each van receives a full service every 10,000 miles so that you don’t need to worry about reliability.
  • Breakdown cover is included with every hire.
  • We can deliver your van to you if required. Ask about this service if you would like more information.


If your vehicle comes with breakdown cover and you request to use that service then you will be bound by their terms and conditions. You will also accept any charges that the RAC or other breakdown service may present to Pace Van Hire including charges for Road Traffic Incident, Driver induced fault, Driver error etc.

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Really friendly customer service and a great price. The van was in good condition, good to drive and there was minimal faff in the hiring process. Would 100% recommend and use again!
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Not sure if you need
a short wheelbase van?

If you aren’t sure that a short wheelbase van is the right fit for you, get in touch and ask us. We’ll make sure you hire the van that you need.

You can call us on 020 7277 9853 or you can email


Short wheelbase van FAQs

What is the maximum payload on short wheelbase van?

The maximum payload to adhere to when loading a short wheelbase van is 900 kilograms.

What is a short wheelbase van?

A short wheelbase van is a shorter and more compact type of van. This makes it more easily manoeuvrable than some of its larger counterparts. If you aren’t used to driving a van, hiring a vehicle from this category will make the transition easier for you.

How long is a short wheelbase van?

The length of a short wheelbase van is 2.4 metres or 7 feet and 10 inches.

Do short wheelbase vans have parking sensors?

It depends on the individual vehicle you rent from us. Be sure to get in touch for more information, particularly if you’ll require parking sensors to feel comfortable driving the van.

How heavy is a short wheelbase van?

A short wheelbase van will weigh around 1700 kilograms.

Ace Van Hire - ULEZ

Heading into the ULEZ?

All our vans meet the Euro 6 standards, allowing you to travel within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) without paying a daily charge of £12.50. You’ll automatically be compliant when you hire from us.

Ready to get started?

The hiring process is simple and straightforward.
You just need to provide the following items when collecting your van:

A valid UK or EU driving licence

Proof of current UK address

A debit or credit card

Need a different size?

Micro Van
This van is ideal for moving boxes, small items of furniture and any bags you may have.


Small Van
Convenient for transporting smaller items, such as bags and boxes.


Short Wheelbase Van
Perfect for transporting 1 or 2 large items or 8x4 building supplies.


Long Wheelbase Van
This more sizeable van is suitable for multiple large items or 3m long building supplies.


Extended Long
Wheelbase Van
For longer and larger supplies of a 4m length such as scaffold poles, this is the ideal sized van.


Luton Van
Most suitable for removals. Will hold many household items at once and comes with a lift to move those larger items.


Contact Pace Van Hire

Contact Pace Van Hire

Give us a call on 020 7277 9853 with any questions and we’ll help you to hire a van that’s right for you.
Or if you’d prefer to just get started, you can book online and we’ll give you a call back to confirm.