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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! – Rebel-Scum Jan 31 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 at 16:39
  • @Jenayah All scope. Yes the Arkham Knight Batmobile had a couple seats in the trunk. – David Starkey Jan 31 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 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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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 at 3:23
  • It also has three seats in Batman: Arkham Knight; youtube.com/watch?v=nnWGWo4CGWQ – Valorum Feb 1 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 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 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. – Remy Lebeau Feb 2 at 1:41
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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 at 14:38

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