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
1 day (weekday) - £65
1 day (weekend) - £79
Weekend - £149
5-day deal - £269.00
7-day deal - £322
28-day deal - From £850

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 Ace Rent a Van including charges for Road Traffic Incident, Driver induced fault, Driver error etc.

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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

Ace Van Hire - ULEZ

Heading into the ULEZ?

If you’re planning to travel within the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), you’ll probably want to upgrade to one of our low emission short wheelbase vans. These vans meet the Euro 6 standards, meaning that you’ll be able to travel within the zone without paying the daily £12.50 charge.

You don’t have to pay higher prices when you hire a low emission short wheelbase van – just be aware that there will be a higher excess and we’ll require a £200 deposit.

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

Contact Ace Rent A Van

Contact Ace Rent A Van

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.