Travelling with your Dog
Travelling by car
Dogs on Trains
Dogs are allowed on National Rail services in Britain. The National Conditions of Carriage states you may take two dogs per passenger free of charge - subject to the conditions below.
Heritage Railways - like the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway pictured above - general do allow dogs on their trains, but usually in standard class and not in first class coaches. In most cases, heritage railways will charge for dogs.
Check the website of particular railway you are intending on visiting to find out more information.
Dogs on Buses
In general, dogs are allowed on most bus services in Britain. As buses are operated by many different companies throughout Britain, it is always wise to check on the website of the particular company you intend to travel with.
All the walks on the Walks Around Britain have clickable links when possible to the most frequent service for each walk, so looking through their website should provide the answer.
Of the three big bus groups in Britain...
Dogs on Trams /Light Rail / Tube
Where dogs and public transport gets complicated is with Trams, Light Rail and the Tube. Unlike trains or buses, there isn't a nationally recognised framework for Light Rail, and so it is down to each individual operator to decide their policy on whether to carry dogs.
In our research, we've found the following...
Dog on Ferries
If you want to take your dog out to the islands all around the British Isles, then amazingly this is easier than wanting to go from Meadowhall to Malin Bridge on the Stagecoach Supertram!