The 8 Best 4×4 Funeral Transport Hire Tips

The loss of a loved one is a very upsetting and stressful time. When arranging their funeral you want everything to be perfect, including the funeral transport. So what should you be looking out for if you’re choosing a 4×4 hearse hire company to take your loved one on their final journey?

A professional 4×4 funeral transport company should meet all the families wishes. Read our 8 best tips to ensure complete peace of mind.

Reviews and recommendations

Reviews and recommendations are always a good place to start if you have never had to hire a 4×4 funeral hearse. Many bereaved families will take advice from their local funeral director. They should be able to recommend a trusted hearse hire company. Alternatively, browsing the web and reading supplier reviews is often a reliable way of finding a hearse hire company who will look after your requirements.

Vehicle specification

Your funeral director can probably advise you on this, but you should check that the Land Rover Hearse hired, can accommodate your loved one. Some, but not all vehicles have an adjustable deck. This allows for a greater depth of coffin, so they can accept dimensions of up to 7ft long, 33” wide and 25″ deep.

Ease of booking and initial quote

Receiving a quote, and the booking process should be made as simple as possible. All necessary information including date, time, location and a little information about who the journey is for, should be accepted by the company by email or over the telephone. When you receive your quote, if you’re happy to proceed, you can then confirm the booking with the company.

Before the funeral

It is the job of the 4×4 hearse hire company to ensure that you are looked after throughout. We will keep in close contact with your chosen Funeral Director to make sure all the arrangements are checked, and the timings and route are confirmed.  Our driver will give the hire company a courtesy call the day before to introduce himself and answer any last minute questions.

Additional vehicle availability

If you would like your loved one’s final journey to be as memorable as they were, you might require a 4×4 follow on vehicle for additional mourners. Check with your provider that they are able to accommodate your needs and ask them about additional vehicle availability. You don’t want to hire vehicles from two different companies.

Meeting the families wishes

Every funeral service is unique to the person who has died, therefore, it is not unusual for families to make requests regarding funeral transport, depending on the deceased’s final wishes. For instance, travelling a certain route in order to pass a point of significance to the deceased. Your chosen company should be flexible and understanding at all times.  On occasions family members may be able to drive the hearse, if this is important to you please ask for the criteria.


This is important. Complete peace of mind on such an important occasion as your loved one’s final journey is paramount. Therefore, it is crucial that your provider is reliable. You would expect the hearse hire company to arrive in good time. You need to be able to depend on the company to take care of everything on the day so that you don’t have any additional worry. The company you use should assure you of their commitment to provide a reliable service.


A final key point is how the company present themselves on the day. You should expect the vehicle, and the driver to both be immaculately presented. And the driver should be courteous and helpful at all times. If the hearse has had to travel a long distance to reach its destination you should ask beforehand if the hearse will be cleaned before the service. The service you receive should be second to none. 

Land Rover Funerals hearse hire services

If you’re arranging a funeral and looking for 4×4 Land Rover hearse hire, we hope that our pointers will help guide you in the right direction. Land Rover Funerals have been providing 4×4 hearse hire services for many years and offer a reliable and professional service to all our families and the funeral directors we work with throughout the UK.

We provide a simple booking service via email or telephone, and our friendly team are there to support the families we work with throughout, what we understand is a very difficult time. Our stunning vehicles are pristine and our drivers courteous at all times. We guarantee that the service you and your family receive from us will be second to none. Our reviews and recommendations are testament to the service we are proud to provide.

From your very first call to Land Rover Funerals, to its arrival at its destination, you can trust us to take care of everything.


How to book our 4×4 Hearse Hire Services

We have a stunning Land Rover Hearse available 7 days a week for hire by pre–booked appointment.We also have two Land Rover Defender 110s for transporting family members.

We regularly cover Essex, Kent, Sussex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire the remainder of the home counties and East Anglia, plus much further afield too within the UK. If you are interested in our 4×4 hearse hire funeral vehicles or would like any further information then please do not hesitate to call Land Rover Funerals on 01277 210104 – we will do the rest!

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Bringing a smile to many faces on what was a very sad day, your beautiful Land Rover Hearse was a fitting tribute to our dad, and we like to think that we sent him off in a style he would have much appreciated. The vehicle was immaculate and your staff were so kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend your services.
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February 16, 2022

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