Travel with Pets by Train

Find pet policies for international and domestic trains, including commuter railroads and public transport in the U.S.

Amtrak, a passenger railroad service that provides medium- and long-distance intercity service in the contiguous United States and to nine Canadian cities, welcomes dogs and cats up to 20 pounds for trips up to seven hours on most routes. Pets are permitted in Coach Class, but are not allowed in Sleeping cars, Business Class or other accommodations. Amtrak does not ship pets or allow them to travel as checked baggage — a pet must travel with a human.

In Europe, the rules for travelling with a pet on a train vary from train company to company, country to country. For instance, some countries do not allow large dogs to travel on trains, only small dogs in a container. Always check the details for the specific train company before planning your trip.

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