Temporary van insurance

Short-term van insurance, lasting from 1 hour up to 28 days. Get fully comprehensive cover instantly.

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What is temporary van insurance?

If you need to insure your own van when you don’t have an annual policy or you need to borrow one, temporary van insurance is a great solution. You can get [fully comprehensive](https://www.cuvva.com/how-insurance-works/comprehensive-insurance) van insurance in hourly, daily or weekly periods up to 28 days.

It’s faster than being added as a [named driver](https://www.cuvva.com/how-insurance-works/named-driver), or adding a van to your existing annual van insurance. It takes 5 minutes to sign up on your phone. Plus, the driver or van owner’s [No Claims Discount](https://support.cuvva.com/en/articles/2616510-no-claims-bonuses) is protected.

Peace of mind? Tick.

Fully comprehensive. And then some.

With our short term van insurance, we'll cover:

You and your stuff
Payouts up to £20,000 for accidents, [theft](https://www.cuvva.com/how-insurance-works/stolen-cars), attempted theft, or fire damage
Up to £200 for after-fit audio equipment, and £100 for your things
Carriage of own goods business use
Other people
Your legal liability to other people arising from an accident
Third party property damage up to £5m including associated costs and expenses
[European third-party](https://support.cuvva.com/en/articles/89932-can-i-use-cuvva-abroad)
Cuvva extras
Get covered in minutes
Protect the owner's no claims bonus
9am to 9pm [human support](https://support.cuvva.com/en/articles/5802923-contacting-support)

Trusted and flexible temporary van insurance from Cuvva

Only pay for what you need
Only pay for what you need
Get temporary van cover from 1 hour
Policies can last [up to 28 days](https://www.cuvva.com/car-insurance/temporary-van-insurance/monthly) at a time
Instantly extend your cover in the app if you need more time
Fully comprehensive
Fully comprehensive
Peace of mind
Coverage includes damage to the van, other vehicles, personal injury claims and more
Carriage of own goods [business use](https://support.cuvva.com/en/articles/89933-can-i-use-cuvva-cover-for-my-business)
Business class 1 insurance
Manage it on the go
Manage it on the go
Get the [important documents](https://support.cuvva.com/en/articles/89962-where-can-i-view-my-policy-documents-and-my-receipt) sent your phone instantly
Van coverage in under 5 minutes
9am to 9pm support in the app

Van insurance eligibility criteria

Here’s what is and isn’t eligible with temporary van insurance. If you’re still not sure, just try and get a quote via the app - it only takes a few minutes to check.

Vans covered
Vans in [insurance group](https://www.cuvva.com/how-insurance-works/insurance-groups-explained) 20 or below
Small, short wheelbase vans - for example, a Citroen Berlingo
Medium panel vans - for example, a Ford Transit
Large vans - for example, a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
Vans not covered
Vans valued over £40,000
Campervans or motorhomes
Impounded or scrapped vans
Vans used for motor trading, hire and reward use (like [food delivery](https://www.cuvva.com/how-insurance-works/temporary-food-delivery-insurance-vans)), recovery or learning to drive
Courier-branded vans

Who we cover

To use Cuvva's van insurance for the first time, you'll need:

To be at least 21, and under 65
A GB driving licence
Access to a van that's less than 20 years old
A van that's worth less than £40,000

Carriage of own goods and class 1 business use

Our van insurance comes with 'carriage of own goods use' and class 1 business use. That means you're covered for commuting, driving to different sites, and carrying your own equipment or goods.

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When temporary van insurance is useful

Productivity made easy with temp van cover

Moving home
Moving home
Let’s be honest, moving home is a massive faff. The paperwork, the stress, the cost - and that’s before you get to the actual, well, moving. Hourly van cover is perfect for making that big trip from A to B a little more simple.
Cuvva’s temporary van cover can be used for travelling to your workplace, or between sites. Our policies include Business 1 insurance, which means it can be used for transport to, from and between places of work or clients.
Transporting equipment
Transporting equipment
You’re covered for moving your equipment, goods and tools around in your van with our policy. However, keep in mind the equipment, goods and tools aren’t actually covered themselves.
Road trip
Road trip
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Temp van cover isn’t just for work - you can use it for [social trips](https://www.cuvva.com/how-insurance-works/uk-road-trip-ideas), too. Head out to the coast or deep into one of Britain’s amazing areas of outstanding beauty. You’ll have loads of storage for those essential holiday snacks and goodies.
Helping a mate
Helping a mate
It’s nice to be nice - and with temporary van insurance, there will be plenty of opportunities to get in your friends’ good books. Got a mate who’s moving house, picking up some furniture, or taking some stuff to the dump? Get some brownie points and lend them a hand.
Running a small business
Running a small business
Whether you’re an artist getting your paintings to and from the art fair, a football coach bringing the balls and nets to practice, or a cupcake maker with a massive (and delicious!) order, you can use your van to help you run your small business. Feel free to send any tasty samples to Cuvva HQ.

Flexible cover.

Our temp van insurance policies start instantly, don't require an underlying policy, and cover vans up to insurance group 20.

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A brief look at the pros and cons of temporary van insurance

If you are in-between annual van insurance policies, it can fill the gap without having to go through all the admin.
If you’ve bought a new van, cover can be sorted in a flash - you can drive within 5 minutes, get small increments of 1 hour and extend it if you need longer.
If someone is borrowing a van, you don’t need to call up an insurer and try to get added as a named driver - you can do it all on the app.
Temporary van insurance comes with carriage of goods cover and class 1 business use only. So if you need to deliver items, need a roster of staff driving your van or sell door-to-door, you’re not covered for that.
If you definitely know you’ll need cover for 12 months, it may work out cheaper signing up for an annual van insurance policy.

It's all in the details.

The small things that have a big impact.

Notification reminders
Know when your policy is ending
Apple Pay and Google Pay support
For fast, secure payments
Licence scanner
Set your account up at the speed of camera

Temporary van insurance FAQs

Can I get temporary van insurance?
Yes! You can get short term van insurance starting from 1 hour, all the way up to 28 days. With a temporary van insurance policy, you can drive your own van or borrow someone else’s. An alternative is for the van owner to add the driver temporarily to their policy as a ‘named driver’. Unlike with temporary van insurance, though, this doesn’t protect the owner’s No Claims Discount if the named driver has an accident.

Looking for an alternative type of temporary insurance?

Learner driver insurance
Learner driver insurance
Hourly cover for learners with a provisional licence
Up to 6 hours per day with a supervisor
For practising in someone else’s car or your own
Owner’s NCB protected
Usually cheaper than being added to your parent's insurance
Temporary car insurance
Temporary car insurance
Fully comprehensive cover
Policies from 1 hour up to 28 days
Instantly extend your cover in the app
Borrow any car - you don’t need to be the owner
Separate policies mean the car owner’s no claims bonus is protected
Drive away insurance
Drive away insurance
Drive your car or van home from a dealership
Insurance for when you've bought a used car
Suitable when you are inbetween annual insurance policies

Any questions?

Forget automated replies and chatbots! Our customer support team is made up of real people - get a response in minutes. We’re on hand between 9am to 9pm every single day. Let’s have a chat.


The expert's view

Adam Kent, Cuvva's Senior Underwriting Lead and Insurance Expert, said: ‘There are a few things to keep in mind when getting temporary van insurance. Make sure that the policy covers you for the type of vehicle you'll be driving. Some policies only cover cars, while others will also cover vans and other types of vehicles. Also make sure you have the correct form of van cover for what you plan to do. For example, if you're only going to use it for business purposes, you'll need a policy that covers you for business use. ‘Carriage of own goods use’ means you're covered for commuting, driving to different sites, and carrying your own equipment or goods.’

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