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Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

Wagga Wagga...
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Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

Hi,

Can a regular black cab that you hail on the street fit 5 people? Luggage is not an issue as we won't use them for the airport run.

I've read conflicting info on this, some say 5 only fit in the cabs that you have to pre-order.

Thanks

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1. Re: Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

The very great majority of London's classic black cabs can hold five passengers, with no surcharge for more than one pax. Some of the newer models can hold six.

There are two jump seats and a bench seat for three. The jump seats are rather comfortable, and I say that as someone who doesn't like to ride facing backwards.

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2. Re: Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

Yes.

Wagga Wagga...
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3. Re: Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

Brilliant, thanks

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4. Re: Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

My son loves the jump seats.

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5. Re: Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

Yes and no.

The standard black cab is licenced to carry five people. IME, three across the bench seat at the back is a rather claustrophobic experience.

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6. Re: Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

That should be OK for us, our kids are 16, 14 & 11 years so we'll fit and won't use them for a long trip

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7. Re: Can 5 passengers fit in a Black Cab that you flag on street?

The first time I visited the UK was in a group of five, We not only fit into one black cab, but upon arriving at Heathrow, we actually fit both our persons and our luggage into the cab on the ride to our hotel. However, during our stay, our luggage managed o expand quite a bit and we ended up hiring a van to take us to the airport for the flight home.

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