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I'm going to visit Lisbon this summer with my family.

We have 3 kids that are age 9, 5 and 3. I think it will be convenient for us to take a taxi during our stay.

However I'm not quite sure if we could call one taxi for our 5. We don't mind the little one sit on my lap. I just wish someone who has the experience to tell me whether this is practical or not.

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    I can't speak to Lisbon, but it numerous other cities you can pre-order a sufficiently large vehicle for everyone to sit. Use of car seats for children under 12 is compulsory driving-in.com/portugal/#anchor4. The chances your driver wants to risk fines and loss of license for transporting a lap child—very dangerous in an accident—are small. – Andrew Lazarus Mar 20 '16 at 18:09
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    @andrewlazarus. Taxis in cities are exempt from child seats, the only restriction is that children under 12 can't use the front seats. google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://… – Diego Sánchez Mar 20 '16 at 19:02
  • "I think it will be convenient for us to take a taxi during our stay." - if you like, you can also ask a separate question about this. – O. R. Mapper Mar 20 '16 at 19:54
  • Thank you all for the reply! Yes, it,s better to book a bigger car. Also I found th metro in Lisbon is also quite convenient. – Ting Mar 21 '16 at 21:44
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Like in many other cities the normal taxi is a car for 5 people (a driver and 4 passengers.)

It's possible that some taxi drivers haven't a problem with transporting an extra passenger, when this is a young child.

In your case I recommend to you order a special taxi ahead of time by phone.

Here are a list of some taxi companies:

  • CNTD - Central Nacional de Táxis Digital +351 21 844 6202
  • Autocoope - Cooperativa De Táxis De Lisboa, Crl. +351 21 793 2756
  • Retális - Rádio Táxis de Lisboa +351 21 811 9000

In my personal experience with taxi drivers in Lisbon (and I'm a Portuguese speaker) it is quite common for the driver to take advantage of the passenger.

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    I think the "like in other cities" should be taken out here. For example, in Copenhagen a standard taxi is licensed to carry 4 passengers only, and if you're a larger group than that you need to order a larger car (or more cars) specifically. – Henning Makholm Mar 21 '16 at 12:15

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