I'm trying to think of one of Batman's bat[vehicle] that could hold multiple people. Most seem to be single-occupant methods of transportation, like the Batcycle and Batmobile. Occasionally, there would be room for a single passenger (namely Robin), like in the Batcopter.

Are there any Batman vehicles that can hold more than 2 people? How many passengers could fit in a single vehicle?

*Note, I'd like to restrict it to Batman vehicles, so avoiding random things driven by Bruce Wayne. Preferably, there's something that matches the Bat______ format.

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    I guess he could carry several Penguins, pan intended!
    – Hans Olo
    Jan 31, 2019 at 16:29
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    Comics-wise or all-scope wise? (cartoons, movies etc) (I might be wrong but I think I remember the Arkham games' Batmobile having back seats - or was that Telltales?)
    – Jenayah
    Jan 31, 2019 at 16:39
  • @Jenayah All scope. Yes the Arkham Knight Batmobile had a couple seats in the trunk. Jan 31, 2019 at 16:44
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    I'm fairly sure that, under "clown car" rules, he could fit an unlimited number of Joker clones.
    – Mark
    Jan 31, 2019 at 23:05
  • The Batwing takes Batman, Robin, Alfred, and Barbara Gordon (and a bunch of gremlins, but they're on the outside) in the Lego movie
    – mcalex
    Feb 1, 2019 at 5:49

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The Bat-train appears in Batman Vol.1 #95

It's a standard locomotive of its era and had five passenger cars as well as two flat-cars for storing the batplane and batmobile. There would be comfortable space for 450 passengers seated and standing or you could crush-load over two thousand passengers if you removed the seating.

A Train with a black locomotive engine drawing carriages behind. The train has a cow-catcher front, with a batman like visage. A red car drives beside the train, with exposition about how they are following it to intercept batman.

Figures walking along the top of the Bat Train carriages. Batman is in pursuit, and they are declaring their intent to shoot him.

We're introduced to the Bat-Truck in the recent Batman Vol.2 #42

This truck is mostly storage space and appears to be about the size of a double-width, extra-long shipping container which means it could carry at least a hundred and fifty people in relative comfort (approx 2ft of space between each person) or nearly 400 if crush-loaded.

A large black, sleek truck in a tunnel like warehouse. The front bumper of the truck is the height of an adult human. The front windscreen of the is shiny and black. The yellow batman symbol is on the side of the cab.

The Flying Bat-Cave first appears in Detective Comics #186.

It appears to have ample space for at least 30-50 passengers and maybe more, depending on its maximum take-off weight.

A large helicopter flies over city of gotham. It is hemispherical. An inset picture exposes the fact that batman cannot set foot in gotham. In the opposing panel Batman instructs Robin to enter a spherical object, the Bat-o-sphere, that will take them underwater.

The two original Batmobiles were a 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood 75 (complete with drop-down seating for four passengers) seen in the 1942 serial movie Batman

Black and white period photo of the 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood 75
A colour close up photo of the 1939 Cadillac Fleetwood 75, showing the back seat with the base of the seat hinged so it can swing up and out of the way

and a 1949 Mercury 2 Door Coupe (used in the 15-part serial New Adventures of Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder capable of seating six in comfort.

Black and white photo of batman next to the 1949 Mercury 2 Door Coupe
A colour magazine advert for the 1949 Mercury 2 Door Coupe, listing it as seating 6 people.

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    And no, this doesn't even break into the top 50 stupidest things ever seen in Batman.
    – Valorum
    Jan 31, 2019 at 16:42
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    Bonus points for Design, malus points for Sneak
    – Jenayah
    Jan 31, 2019 at 16:45
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    "appears to be about the size of a standard shipping container" The width of a standard shipping container is 8 feet: containeralliance.com/specifications.php That is much larger. Jan 31, 2019 at 18:16
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    This is just gonna go on the pile of things committed to ink that I'm going to ignore about batman.
    – Sidney
    Jan 31, 2019 at 18:24
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    @Sidney - static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/8/89742/…
    – Valorum
    Jan 31, 2019 at 18:32

There is a scene in the 2017 movie "Batman and Harley Quinn" where Batman, Nightwing, and Harley Quinn are riding together in the batmobile.

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    "It's not so bad. It smells like... discipline." Eesh... what an awkward attempt by the writer at inserting self-parody. (I could imagine that line as words put in his mouth in a flashback as retold by Harley, but otherwise, it's just jarringly out of character.) The cliched, dragged-out fart gag is also kinda lame. I loved B:TAS, but from this sample (and from other mentions I've seen of it), it's probably just as well that I skipped this recent sequel.
    – Jacob C.
    Feb 1, 2019 at 3:23
  • It also has three seats in Batman: Arkham Knight; youtube.com/watch?v=nnWGWo4CGWQ
    – Valorum
    Feb 1, 2019 at 11:23
  • I don't go for fart jokes either, but this movie was an awful lot of fun. The next five minutes (after the lame fart gags) are worth the price of admission all on their own.
    – docwebhead
    Feb 1, 2019 at 17:25
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    Why are people upvoting an answer that says 3 people can fit in the Batmobile on a question about the maximum passengers in any Bat-vehicle? It is obviously wrong.
    – jpmc26
    Feb 2, 2019 at 0:32
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    @jpmc26 "... on a question about the maximum passengers in any Bat-vehicle?" - the actual question asked was: "Are there any Batman vehicles that can hold more than 2 people?", hence my answer is valid, if albeit on the small side. And I'm pretty sure I've seen videos where the BatMobile has held 4 passengers, but I don't recall specific examples at the moment. Feb 2, 2019 at 1:41

H.M.S. Batboat appeared in Detective Comics Vol.1 #110, when Batman was visiting London.

On the cover we see at least four people on board (there's a sailor visible through the front window), and room for plenty more if needed.

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Images kindly provided by Valorum.

  • Ahoy there. Have an upvote
    – Valorum
    Feb 2, 2019 at 14:38

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