another Bangkok taxi question

Mar 4th, 2008, 05:36 PM
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another Bangkok taxi question

We are a family of four and wondering if taxis in Bangkok will accommodate us and our luggage (probably about five pieces).

Thanks for the help.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 05:55 PM
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They will, but you may need to have the trunk tied shut, and or carry some of the bags on your laps if the bags are big. We had 22" rollies and everyone had a big shoulder bag or backpack too.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 06:16 PM
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There are some larger taxis around, a "station wagon" or van like vehicle but they are very rare. When you come out of the airport most likely the taxi drivers will try to get you to use 2 regular cars but if you want to travel together do keep an eye out for the taxi vans.
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Mar 4th, 2008, 07:31 PM
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for my first arrival i would book a "limo"...it costs more but it worth every cent after a long flight....it might cost 1000B...the trunks are much larger....the inside of the car is larger...most taxis are toyota corollas....with 5 decent sized suitcases i would not use one taxi....of course two taxis would be about the cost of one limo..

AOT, the official airport taxi service has tons of availability at the airport 24/7
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Mar 5th, 2008, 02:17 AM
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The answer is "no". A standard taxi will not accomodate four, plus luggage. Once you get rid of the luggage, four can fit in a taxi. We took them all over BKK when two of the four were me and Bob, i.e., large people.
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Mar 5th, 2008, 06:33 AM
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I agree with gpanda, that a taxi will NOT be big enough for four people and their luggage! I travel solo, and often times, my one large bag is all that fits in the trunk, and the smaller bag (I check two) is sitting on the front seat beside the driver!

We (DS and I) will be greeting first timers to Bangkok (from Germany) in April. DS and I will go to the airport by taxi to pick them up, but then will arrange for a van to take us all back to the hotel together. Much more comfortable!

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