How long does it take to get Private Hire insurance?

Written by Benedict Harrison

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We take a look at how much time it takes to get set up with the insurance you need to start private hire work.

There are a number of steps to take on the road to becoming a private hire driver. Many drivers find that sorting out the insurance you need can be one of the most complicated parts of the process. At Zego, we’re here to help make insurance simple, so you can get started on your journey to your new job.

In this post, we’ll take a look at the cover you need to carry out private hire work, how long it takes to set up and how much it is likely to cost you upfront. That way, you can get out on the road with the cover you need in no time at all.

What insurance do you need for private hire work?

To work as a private hire driver, you need to ensure you have cover that protects you for carrying passengers in exchange for payment. Many insurance companies, including Zego, offer combined Private Hire insurance policies that include all the cover you need for your work and personal driving in one policy.

All Zego’s Private Hire insurance policies include cover for:

  • Personal driving (Social, Domestic & Pleasure use)
  • Cover for your work (private hire use)
  • Protection for non-motor related incidents (Public Liability insurance)
  • Additional cover for delivery work (Hire & Reward use)

How long does it take to set up private hire insurance?

In short, the amount of time it takes to set up your private hire insurance varies. To speed up this part of the process, you can make sure that you provide your insurer with all the details they need to set up your policy, such as pictures of your driving licence and all the relevant documents.

At Zego, we want to make it quick and simple for you to get started as a private hire driver. Your insurance policy should protect you when you’re out on the road instead of slowing down your application.

We’ve made it quick and easy to get started with your quote for Private Hire insurance. Get a quick quote now — it only takes a minute.

How much does it cost to get started?

The cost of Private Hire insurance can vary depending on a number of factors, including your personal information and driving history. As a private hire driver, you can expect to pay anything from as little as about £800 all the way up to several thousand pounds for insurance, depending on your individual circumstances.

Your exact quote is calculated based on the details you provide us with when you sign up. Factors such as the vehicle you drive, how long you’ve held your licence, your driving history and many others are all taken into account when we calculate your quote.

For more information about our products, you can visit our Private Hire insurance page. If you have any questions, please let us know and we’ll be happy to help.

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