In the UK, there is a national policy for dog travel on trains, here I look at how this works.

The National Rail Conditions of Carriage, specify that wach passenger may travel with up to 2 dogs, free of charge. They must either be on a lead or in a carrier with the maximum dimensions of 60cm x 60cm x 85cm.

Guidelines do vary between operators, so I have provided a round up below:

  • Abellio ScotRail
  • Arriva Rail London
  • c2c
  • Caledonian Sleeper
  • Chiltern Railways
  • CrossCountry
  • East Midlands Trains
  • Eurostar
  • Govia Thameslink Railway
  • Grand Central
  • Greater Anglia
  • Great Western Railway
  • Heathrow Express
  • Hull Trains
  • London North Eastern Railway
  • Merseyrail
  • Northern
  • Southeastern
  • South Western Railway
  • TfL Rail
  • TransPennine Express
  • Transport for Wales
  • Virgin Trains
  • West Midlands Trains

It is worth noting, that travel for dogs on buses does not have a national policy, check out traveling with dogs on buses for more information.

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