If you book a transfer when traveling, you will probably be picked up in a shuttle bus. This bus takes passengers from the airport to their hotels. When traveling with children, they should also travel as safely as possible and preferably with an approved child restraint system appropriate for their height and/or weight.
There are very clear rules on this subject. It all depends on the number of car seats. In Spain the law establishes the following:
-Article 117 of the General Traffic Rules states that "in all cases, minors who are 135 centimeters in height or less, must use child restraint systems". In the event of vehicles with more than nine seats, passengers three years old or above should use approved child restraint systems duly adapted to their height and weight. When these systems are not available, the seat belts must be used, provided that they are suitable for the child's height and weight.
Remember that the law is quite relaxed when it comes to children traveling on buses. If a bus is fitted with seat belts, these are usually two-point belts, making it difficult to install a child restraint system (most can only be fitted with three-point belts or Isofix systems). If it has a two-point belt, the child must wear it properly fastened.
-In vehicles with up to nine seats, including the driver, they must use approved child restraint systems duly adapted to their height and weight. In this case, children should travel on the rear seats. Exceptionally, they may occupy the front seat, if one of the following cases applies:
- The vehicle does not have any rear seats.
- All rear seats are already occupied by young children in child car seats.
- It is impossible to install all types of child restraint systems in the rear seats.
If a child is traveling in the front seat and the vehicle has a front airbag, he/she can only use rear-facing restraint systems if the airbag has been disabled.
In all cases and if you have any doubts, please take a look at this image with information about how children should travel on different means of transport.