British Airport Cars

Vehicle types and passenger and vehicle capacities

It is important for your own comfort and to fulfil legal requirements that you book the right sized car for your journey. Each person in your party must have their own seat, this includes small children and babies. Please note that cars in the UK are significantly smaller than their counterparts in some other countries especially in the USA, Australia, Middle east etc. We cannot emphasise more the need to book the right sized vehicle to meet your requirement; failure to do this will result in you being stranded at the airport or a considerably greater cost to transfer you to your destination.

Note: * = one suitcase, = one person

Saloon Car

Saloon Car

The Saloon car known as a Sedan in the USA is a 4 door vehicle, designed to hold a driver and 4 passengers. In most countries, the sizes and types of cars are the same as in the UK except in the USA, Australia, Middle East etc.

Estate Car

Estate Car

The Estate car known as a Station Wagon in the USA is a 5 door vehicle, also designed to carry a driver and four passengers with a large boot space. In most countries the sizes and types of cars are the same as in the UK except in the USA, Australia, Middle East ect.

MPV

MPV

Some vehicles like the Kia Sedona and the Chrysler Grand Voyager can carry upto 4 cases. Most other MPV vehicles can only carry 2 cases whilst carrying 6 passengers. The MPV car known as a Minivan in the USA is also 5 door vehicle. It is designed to carry a driver and a maximum of 6 passengers. Because of the flexibility available in the seat arrangements in an MPV it is possible to rearrange or move seats to increase luggage capacity at the cost of passenger capacity. In most other countries the sizes and types of cars are the same as in the UK except in the USA, Australia, Middle East ect.

E Class Mercedes

E Class Mercedes

The E - Class Mercedes is a larger version of the Mercedes it is commodious and luxurious. This is a executive vehicle and can carry 4 passengers though best suited for 3 passengers. The same vehicle is avilable in most other countries and is large as any other saloon or Sedan in the world.

8 Seater Minibus

8 Seater Minibus

The 8 Seat Mini Bus will carry 8 passengers and 12 suitcases. There is, however, possible to carry more luggage at the expense of passenger capacity as follows;

  • 7 passengers 14 suitcases.
  • 6 passengers 16 suitcases.
  • 1 passenger is equal to 2 bags.

S Class Mercedes

S Class Mercedes

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