Complete Guide: How to Bring Your Dog or Cat on Amtrak (2023)

Thought about traveling with your pet on an Amtrak train trip because you didn’t want to leave your dog or cat at home?

If you’re wondering if Amtrak lets you bring your pet on the train, the answer is Yes! Pets are welcome on nearly all Amtrak trains.

This article details the Amtrak pet policy for what you need to do and know to travel with your dog or cat on the train.

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How to Travel With a Dog or Cat on Amtrak

Keep in mind only dogs and cats are allowed on Amtrak. If you really want to see America up-close, from rugged seashores to snow-capped mountains and ruby red canyons, simply bring your pet with you on Amtrak!

You must follow the Amtrak pet policy restrictions when you plan your train trip.

Recently, Amtrak revised and expanded their pet policy, so here’s all the updated information.

Amtrak’s Pet Policy comes with a list of rules and restrictions you must follow to bring your dog or cat on Amtrak. And yes, your pet stays with you the entire time you’re on the train.

And here’s the best thing: Amtrak can take you and your small pet almost anywhere. There’s plenty of fresh air, and some peace of mind knowing the coach car has been deep cleaned and sanitized.

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While many airlines ban brachycephalic pups (Shih Tzu, Boston Terriers, Pekingese, pugs etc,) from flying with you, there’s no rule against these breeds traveling on Amtrak, as long as they fit the size rules.

Once again, you just need to know and follow Amtrak’s Pet Policy as you would for any small breed.

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Unlike air travel, on Amtrak there’s no need to worry about your pet being cold or pressurization issues. You won’t have to lug a pet carrier miles across an airport’s terminal desert.

And not to stress over these concerns as you rocket through the sky, is PRICELESS.

What is the Amtrak Pet Policy?

Even though it might sound simple enough to put your dog in an approved carrier and board the train with you, there still are rules to follow to bring your dog on Amtrak.

These range from choosing your train, the length of the trip, making the reservation, having the proper paperwork. And your dog’s temperament. And there are a handful of Amtrak trains that don’t permit you to travel with your pet.

There’s even a pet release waiver you’ll have to sign when you check-in at the train station.

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Amtrak Pet Restrictions

Most important, only small pets of no more than 20 pounds are permitted. This includes the weight of the pet carrier, too.

You can use either hard or soft-sided carriers. So technically, your pet needs to be less than 20 pounds plus the light-weight carrier.

If this works for you and your dog or cat, then here is the list of restrictions of what you can and cannot do with your pet on Amtrak.

  • Train travel duration can be no more than a total of seven travel hours. This includes same-day transfer time if you’ve booked multiple segment trains.
  • Only one pet per human is permitted.
  • Pets are allowed only in Coach Class. Only on weekends in Acela Business Class.
  • Dogs and cats are not allowed in Amtrak Sleeper cars, non-Acela Business Class, any Business Class or First Class or in food service cars.
  • Pets cannot be booked with multi-ride tickets like a rail pass, on travel on dedicated Thruway Connection Services or with an unaccompanied minor.
  • New: Your dog or cat cannot travel on Amtrak into Canada aboard Adirondack, Maple Leaf and the west coast Amtrak Cascades.
  • Pets are not allowed to travel with you on the Auto Train (no stops), Keystone Service, Pennsylvanian, California’s San Joaquins, Capitol Corridor and Pacific Surfliner.

Dedicated Coach Cars for Pets

While almost all trains will allow you to bring your pet, there are a handful of Amtrak routes with a designated Coach car for pets.

These train routes include Amtrak Cascades, Carl Sandburg, Illinois Zephyr, Illini, Lincoln Service, Saluki, Pere Marquette, Wolverine, Blue Water, Hiawatha and Missouri River Runner.

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What are the Approved Dog Carriers?

  • You provide the pet carrier. It may be hard or soft sided but has to be leak-proof and well ventilated.
  • Maximum combined weight of pet and the carrier is 20 pounds. Know the weight of the carrier before you buy it.
  • Carrier size: At maximum, pet carrier size can be 19″ long x 14″ wide x 10.5″ high.
  • Your pet must be able to sit and lie down comfortably, without touching the sides of the carrier.
  • The pet carrier is considered one piece of carry-on baggage.

Before You Board the Train

One feature that makes train travel with your pet easy is the Amtrak check-in process. You need to arrive at the station only 30-minutes prior to departure. If you have luggage to check, arrive about 45-minutes early.

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It’s also a good idea to take your dog to a nearby designated area for one last pee-pee before boarding the train. Many larger stations have a doggy relief station. Just ask an Amtrak employee, if you don’t see it.

  • You will need to read and sign the Pet Release and Indemnification Agreementfor each travel segment.
  • Check in at staffed stations no later than 30 minutes before departure for time to complete the pet release paperwork.
  • If boarding at unstaffed stations, the conductor will confirm pet eligibility and provide you with the document to sign.

Rules Onboard the Train with Your Pet

  • Your pet should remain inside the carrier when in stations and onboard trains.
  • Since your pet must remain with you at all times and you can’t leave them alone, either bring your own beverages and snacks. Maybe someone will go to the café car or dining car for you.
  • Your pet carrier must be placed under your seat and not under the seat in front of you. Aboard Amtrak Cascades trains you may set your pet carrier on the floor in front of the seat next to you.
  • In the event of a service disruption, Amtrak will try to find, but doesn’t guarantee, a pet-friendly hotel, if necessary.

How to Make a Train Reservation for You and Your Pet

Since Amtrak allows only five pets per train, not counting service animals, it’s important to book early. You may book your reservation over the phone (1-800-USA-RAIL) or at a staffed station. You can also choose to book your and your pet’s reservation online.

Just follow the steps on homepage to start the booking process. Type in where you want to go, one-way or round-trip, the dates of travel and press “Find Trains.”

From there, choose your train and coach seat, continue and proceed to enter your personal information. Once that’s completed, you’ll have the option to “Customize Your Trip”:

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What Does It Cost to Bring Your Pet on Amtrak?

Traveling with your dog on Amtrak is a lot less expensive that on an airplane. Airlines charge from $65 to over $100 to have your pet in the cabin with you. IF they let your pet in the cabin anymore.

As you can see, the pet charge to travel on Amtrak is a meager $26.00. If you happen to have Amtrak loyalty points, it’ll use up only 800 of your Amtrak Guest Reward points.

What Train Routes Allow Pets?


  • Capital Limited
  • Carolinian
  • Cardinal
  • Crescent
  • Lake Shore Limited
  • Piedmont
  • Palmetto
  • Silver Star
  • Silver Meteor


  • Amtrak Cascades (excluding Canada)
  • California Zephyr
  • Coast Starlight
  • Southwest Chief
  • Sunset Limited
  • Texas Eagle


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  • California Zephyr
  • Capitol Limited
  • Cardinal
  • City of New Orleans
  • Empire Builder
  • Hiawatha
  • Carl Sandburg
  • Illinois Zephyr
  • Illini
  • Saluki
  • Pere Marquette
  • Wolverine
  • Blue Water
  • Lake Shore Limited
  • Missouri River Runner
  • Southwest Chief
  • Texas Eagle


  • Acela Express (Weekends and holidays)
  • Adirondack (Excluding Canada)
  • Downeaster
  • Empire Service (Excluding Canada)
  • Ethan Allen Express
  • Maple Leaf (excluding Canada)
  • Northeast Regional
  • Vermonter (Washington – Springfield)

Five Reasons to “Pawsitively” Ride Amtrak With Your Pet

  • Safety! Your pet is with you the entire journey, no ESA paperwork necessary. No fears that your best friend is down below anxious and shivering in a plane.
  • High ride-enjoyability factor. With peace of mind that Fido is with you, sit back, and enjoy a drink and a snack.
  • Compare cost: Air travel with a pet runs about $150. Amtrak pet fee is only $26. This is about what you’d pay for a veggie burger and a beer in Chicago. For the same price as a bean patty and a PBR you get to travel almost anywhere with your furry family member. Can’t beat that.
  • Potty breaks! Yes, there are “relief” areas at many stations where the train has a scheduled “fresh air break.” Small dogs may not always need miles to roam, but a small bladder is a small bladder.
  • Time to relax. Yes, rail travel takes longer. Where’s the rush?

How to Travel Across America on Amtrak with Your Pet

Remember Amtrak’s seven-hour restriction for continuous travel with a pet? If you want to go from say, Chicago to Los Angeles, you’re not entirely out of luck.

Even though the Amtrak pet policy only allows for a seven-hour maximum route, there is a workaround.

Here’s how to do it. You have to work smart and break the trip down into seven hours or less segments. And there needs to be a pet-friendly hotel near the train station.

Want to travel with your pet from Chicago to Los Angeles aboard the California Zephyr? It’s complicated so stay with me here. Remember, too, you’re traveling in Coach Class. No pets (except service animals) are allowed in sleepers.

For example, you and your dog could board the California Zephyr in Chicago at 2pm. Ride for about 3.5 hours until you cross the Mississippi River at Burlington, Iowa at 5:25pm.

You’ll spend the night at a nearby pet-friendly hotel. Be sure to request a late check out at the hotel because you’ll board another California Zephyr the next day at 5:25pm.

Ride for another 6.5 hours to Omaha, Nebraska, arriving at 10:55pm where you’ll overnight again. You will need two hotel nights because of the late-night departure. Plan on exploring Omaha for a day.

Re-board the next California Zephyr at 10:55pm (day 3) and ride overnight until 5am when your train arrives into Ft. Morgan, Colorado. And so on. Wash, rinse, repeat.

Yes, this sounds like a royal pain but if you want to travel cross-country on Amtrak with your small dog or cat, this is the only way to do it. You also must book each segment separately. This means a new ticket for each train ride. If you’re like me, it will take several phone calls to Amtrak to do all of this.

While the Amtrak pet policy isn’t conducive for a cross-country train trip, the main intention of this program is really for shorter distances. If you only have to spend one night in a hotel and take only one more train, that’s not bad at all.

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Forget Flying and Bring Your Pet on Amtrak

Airlines have changed their rules for bringing your pet into the cabin. New rules ban Emotional Support Dogs in the cabins of almost all airlines.

Rather than have to stow your four-legged family member in cargo, bring your pet on the train with you. It’s easy, it’s cheap, and you’ll both love the ride.

And now you know how to travel with your pet on Amtrak!

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How do you carry a pet cat on a train? ›

You need to book them in at the parcel office at the railway station. Consider the comfort levels of other passengers and book a cabin or coupe to yourself. Collect the booking slips and pay for your pets on the day of travel. In fact, it might be a better option for everyone.

Can my cat travel with me on Amtrak? ›

Bring your small dog or cat along for a small fee. Dogs and cats up to 20 pounds (combined weight of pet and carrier) are welcome on trips up to seven hours on most routes (some restrictions apply*). Our check-in process is simple, making traveling with your four-legged friend easy and enjoyable.

How many pets can you take on Amtrak? ›

How to Make a Train Reservation for You and Your Pet. Since Amtrak allows only five pets per train, not counting service animals, it's important to book early. You may book your reservation over the phone (1-800-USA-RAIL) or at a staffed station.

How do I take my dog on a train? ›

Please note: For carrying a dog on the train, one must contact the Parcel Office of their boarding station. Depending on the size of the dog, a payment of Rs. 10 and above will be charged and you will be provided with a booking slip. This slip is necessary for the conveyance of your pet.

How do I free feed my cat on a train? ›

A key to success for free feeding is place the right amount of dry food for a cat for only one day at a time in the bowl. Disadvantages: Free feeding cats can lead to overeating and obesity, especially if the amount of food is not limited.

How strict is Amtrak pet policy? ›

The train service only allows a maximum of 5 pets on board their train. Amtrak does not ship pets nor do they allow pets to travel as checked-in luggage. All pets must travel by their owner's side in an appropriate and comfortable pet carrier. As all pets must travel by their owner's side.

How do I add my pet to my Amtrak ticket? ›

All Aboard, Pets!
  1. You must book your ticket by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or at an Amtrak ticket counter.
  2. Pet parents will be charged $25 to travel with their furry friends.
  3. Pets in carriers must weigh 20 pounds or less.
  4. Pets must be placed under the pet parent's seat at all times during trip.

Are pets allowed in Amtrak roomette? ›

Pets must remain in a soft or hard-case pet carrier, which counts as a carry-on bag, and you must book a coach seat (not first class, business class, roomette or bedroom). Note that extra fees apply and pets cannot travel in or out of Canada.

How many pets can you travel with? ›

In-cabin rules generally allow only one pet per carrier per person. If you're traveling with another person you should each be able to bring one pet per carrier on board.

What is the maximum number of pets that can travel with their owner under the pet travel Scheme? ›

The owner or authorised person can only be accompanied by a maximum of five pets. You cannot take more than 5 pets to an EU country or NI unless you're attending or training for a competition, show or sporting event. You'll need written evidence of registration for the event when you travel.

Can I take 2 dogs on a train? ›

Do I need to pay to bring a dog on board a train? Each passenger is allowed to bring a maximum of two dogs on board for free, any more dogs than that and you may be asked to pay an additional fee. You can be charged up to 50% of a full adult fare, with a maximum of £5 for a single journey or £10 for a return journey.

Can my dog sit on my lap on a train? ›

Train companies can refuse carriage or entry to any animal (except assistance dogs) due to its size or behaviour. Be aware that if your dog is causing nuisance or inconvenience to other passengers then you could be asked to remove it from the train or railway premises.

How can I calm my dog down on a train? ›

Where possible you should try and walk slowly with your pet. This helps keep your dog calm and less anxious. If you have to rush or run with your dog it can cause them to become confused and worried. You may also find it useful when walking with your dog in a train station to carry treats with you.

Can you pay for a seat on a train for a dog? ›

Transporting Domestic Animals by Train

Customers may take with them, free of charge (and subject to conditions below) dogs, cats and other small animals (maximum two per passenger for free) provided they do not endanger or inconvenience customers or staff.

How Long Can cats go without food while traveling? ›

The average cat can technically survive for one to two weeks without food if they have a water supply. However, without protein, it may be more like three to four days, even if they have enough water.

Where should I put my feeding station for my cat? ›

Loud and busy locations may cause stress, keeping cats from eating or forcing them to eat too quickly. So, pick a place where there is not a lot of foot traffic or noise. A calm, quiet space, such as a spare bathroom, spare bedroom, or a hallway, will help keep cats relaxed, so they can eat in peace.

Is it OK to leave dry food out for cats? ›

"If a cat can maintain his weight, free choice feeding is okay," says Dr. Kallfelz. Even dry food left out for your cat to free feed needs to be fresh, so be sure to provide new food each day.

How Long Can cats go without peeing while traveling? ›

You can try to get your cat to use their litter before leaving, but that's probably not going to be successful. Plus, you shouldn't worry because cats can hold their pee for up to 24 to 48 hours!

Should you sedate a cat for travel? ›

Should I ask my veterinarian for a cat sedative for travel? Most of the time, cats travel quite well with no need for any medication. Some cats, on the other hand, do experience stress when traveling. Consult your veterinarian to create the best travel plan for your cat if she does not travel well.

How long can a cat travel without a litter box? ›

Most cats are able to make it through even an eight-hour drive without using the litter box, but there's no sense in tempting fate. Do not let your cat roam around the car while you are driving.

What do the dogs at Amtrak sniff for? ›

Vapor wake detection dogs are trained to alert on a passing individual. Amtrak currently has the most K-9 units in the railroad industry with vapor wake capabilities. Additionally, The APD currently has two working narcotics detection K-9 teams.

Is Amtrak strict about pet weight? ›

Maximum weight of pet with carrier is 20 pounds. The carrier may be hard or soft sided but must be leak proof and well ventilated. For your pet's comfort and safety, it must be able to sit and lie down without touching the sides of the carrier. Your pet carrier counts as one piece of carry-on baggage.

Can I bring a pillow and blanket on Amtrak? ›

Any luggage you bring on board needs to be in your custody, stored in overhead racks, under seats, or in designated baggage areas. Travel necessities like pillows, blankets, computer cases or medical devices are allowed. The great news is those do not count toward your two-bag limit!

How do you add a pet to travel? ›

When checking a pet, you need to:
  1. Contact Reservations at least 48 hours prior to travel.
  2. Check in at the ticket counter with your official orders.
  3. Allow extra check-in time (at least 2 hours and no more than 4 hours before your flight)
  4. Complete a checklist with an agent.
  5. Provide a health certificate.

How much does it cost to travel with your dog in train? ›

Charges for the same will be Rs 30 per kilogram if the pet is being carried in a dog box and Rs 60 per kilogram if the pet is travelling with the pet parent in the passenger coach. A pet, if not found booked, will attract a fine that will be equal to six times the luggage scale rate subject to a minimum of Rs 50.

How strict is Amtrak baggage policy? ›

You + Two Bags = No Extra Charge

Unlike many transportation options, traveling with Amtrak is twice as nice with our generous baggage policy. When you travel with us, you can carry-on two free pieces of luggage. Each item should not exceed 50 lbs. (23 kg) and needs to be 28 x 22 x 14 inches in size.

Do Amtrak Roomettes make into a bed? ›

For customers seeking both privacy and savings in First Class, Roomettes feature: Two comfortable seats by day transformed into upper and lower beds by night. Newly upgraded bedding, pillows, towels and linens.

Can I travel with 2 pets? ›

As a general rule, the majority of pet friendly airlines allow one pet per passenger to fly in the cabin. However, some airlines allow each passenger to take a maximum of two pets of the same species travelling in the same carrier.

How often should you stop when traveling with pets? ›

Many veterinarians agree that a stop every 2 to 4 hours for about 15 to 30 minutes is a sweet spot.

What is the best pet if you travel a lot? ›

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  • Cats.
  • Tarantulas.
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How do you get around pet limits? ›

7 Ways to Get Around Breed Restrictions
  1. Get a Complete DNA Test. ...
  2. Get Professional Training for Your Dog. ...
  3. Rent from Private Owners Instead of a Company. ...
  4. Get Pet Insurance. ...
  5. Offer a Pet Deposit. ...
  6. Create a “Resume” for Your Dog. ...
  7. Register Your Pet as an Emotional Support Dog.
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How do I get an animal health certificate? ›

You must take your pet to your vet to get an animal health certificate. The certificate needs to be signed by an 'official veterinarian' ( OV ). Check your vet can issue animal health certificates. If they cannot, ask them to help you find an OV .

How much are animal health certificates? ›

An Animal Health Certificate costs £180*( This is the consultation and includes reviewing & finalising all your documents. Any vaccinations or medications required in addition will incur additional charges). A microchip is £16.28 and will only need to be implanted once.

Can dogs travel 1st class on trains? ›

Can dogs travel in First Class? Yes, you can bring your dog in First Class, as long as they're well-behaved! They must stay on a lead for the duration of the journey.

Are dogs allowed strawberries? ›

Yes, dogs can eat strawberries. Strawberries are full of fiber and vitamin C. Along with that, they also contain an enzyme that can help whiten your dog's teeth as he or she eats them. They contain sugar, so be sure to give them in moderation. No, dogs should avoid tomatoes.

What do you do if you have two dogs and one pass? ›

Keep a regular routine to help them adjust.

Thus, hard as it is when one of the dogs has gone, stick to your usual habits: feed him at the same time as usual, take him for walks, and visit places you normally go. This reassures the dog that life goes on, which in turn helps him to cope.

Why dogs should not ride in the front seat? ›

If your dog sits in the front passenger seat, he is at risk of being injured by an airbag, which is meant to protect adults. If the car does not have passenger-side airbags, and if your dog must ride in the front passenger seat, he can sit next to you as long as he is properly restrained.

Can dogs sit in front seats? ›

Can dogs travel in the front seat of a car? Dogs can travel in the front of the car, however, you must ensure to switch off the passenger-side airbag and move the seat as far back as possible.

Can my dog fly under my seat? ›

Generally, if your dog in its carrier can fit under the seat in front of you, it can go in the cabin. So that means a dog weighing up to about 20 pounds.

What can I give my dog to sleep while traveling? ›

Dramamine, Bonine, and Antivert are over-the-counter human antihistamines that can be purchased in many stores, and even some gas stations. Not only will they stop motion sickness, but they can also sedate your pup to help ease their anxiety while in the car. Benadryl is another human antihistamine that does it all!

What dog breeds have the most anxiety? ›

The dog breeds that are more likely to have this problem are the German Shepherd, Australian Shepherd, Border Collie, Jack Russell Terrier, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Bichon Frise, Toy Poodle, Labrador Retriever, Cocker Spaniel, and German Shorthaired Pointer.

How can I take my pet with me in train? ›

For carrying dogs, there are two travel options available. A dog can be taken in a coupe (2 berths) or a cabin (4 berths) of a train in A.C. First Class or Non-A.C. First Class. No pets are allowed in AC Sleeper Coaches, AC chair car coaches and second class coaches. 2.

How do I book my dog on a train? ›

The passenger has to reserve the whole compartment in the train. 2. A passenger travelling in First Air condition class or first class may take a dog into the compartment only with the concurrence of fellow passengers on payment of charges mentioned above. The charges are prepaid.

How do you travel with a cat on a train? ›

Cats or any other small animals must be carried in an enclosed basket, cage or pet carrier. It must be rigid and not open (to prevent escape) and the animal able to stand and lie down in comfort.

Is it okay to take a cat on a train? ›

Travelling with pets

When boarding public transport with a pet or other animal, please be aware that: The animal must be restrained in a suitable box, basket or other container at all times while on board. The driver or crew may refuse to allow the animal if the service is reaching capacity.

Can we transport cat in train? ›

By India Today Web Desk: Indian Railways is one of the best transport to carry your pets to longer distance. It is safe, affordable, has easy laws and allows small, big, all kinds of animals.

What is the best way to transport cats? ›

Cat transporting tips
  1. Choose a sturdy carrier that is large enough for the cat to move around, allows a small water bowl and has enough ventilation.
  2. When at home, leave your cat carrier open so your cat can wander in or our as he or she pleases. ...
  3. Leave a blanket with your cat's scent inside the carrier.

How do you travel with a pet cat? ›

Most airlines require a valid health certificate for travel completed by your veterinarian in order for your cat to fly with you. Be sure all relevant vaccinations are up to date and be sure to have your cat's rabies vaccination certificate handy when traveling.

Can you drug a cat on a car ride? ›

In most cases, travel-friendly sedatives are given orally. These medications are generally administered 1.5-to-two hours prior to travel and given with food. There are alternative methods you can try if your cat is a picky eater. Pill pockets, hollow treats that have a spot to put a pill in their center, are handy.

Do I have to pay for my cat on the train? ›

Transporting Domestic Animals by Train

Customers may take with them, free of charge (and subject to conditions below) dogs, cats and other small animals (maximum two per passenger for free) provided they do not endanger or inconvenience customers or staff.

What do I do with my cat while I travel? ›

Cats and Vacations
  1. You could take your cats with you. ...
  2. You could locate a friend or family member who is willing to take your cat into their home for the length of your vacation. ...
  3. You can arrange to have your cat stay in a boarding facility. ...
  4. A pet sitter is another alternative.
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Can I carry my pet dog in train? ›

A dog carried in a dog box is charged at luggage rates applicable to the train at 30 kg per pet dog. Dogs can also be carried in AC first class and first class at luggage rate for 60 kg per dog. Keep in mind that they are not allowed in AC2 tier, AC3 tier, AC chair car, sleeper class and second class compartments.

Which train has dog box? ›

Dogs are not allowed to be carried in AC2 tier, AC 3 tier, AC Chair Car, Sleeper Class and Second Class Compartments. The facility for booking of a dog in AC First Class and First Class and Dog Boxes provided in SLRs can be availed in all Mail/Express and in AC First Class in Rajdhani Trains.

Can you take a dog on a sleeper train? ›

If you're travelling in a Caledonian Sleeper room, you're welcome to bring your pet (or pets) with you.

Should I cover my cats carrier when traveling? ›

Many car seats are sloped, so the best way to make sure the carrier is on a level surface is to place a rolled-up towel on the seat underneath the carrier. Cover the carrier with a sheet or blanket to provide your cat with extra privacy and reduce how much your cat is disturbed by things going on outside.

What can you give a cat to calm them for travel? ›

Diphenhydramine. This is an over-the-counter drug with the main ingredient as Benadryl which helps in cat sedation for travel. The dosage is very low than that administered to humans. It is often recommended for cats that suffer from travel anxiety.

How many hours can you travel with a cat? ›

The cat should be allowed out of its carrier every four to six hours. Here are some tips for traveling with a cat in your car: Make sure the cat has a carrier. It is unsafe to attempt driving with an unrestrained animal in the car.

Do planes hurt cat ears? ›

Additionally, pressure changes at altitude can hurt cats' ears, similar to how your own ear might pop, says Dr. Smith. Because of this, he recommends that your cat travels with you in the cabin, rather than in the cargo hold.

Can I buy a plane seat for my cat? ›

Buying an extra seat for your cat isn't allowed. Traveling with a cat this way, essentially as carry-on luggage, usually costs less than if it travels in the belly of the plane. Note: A cat in its carrier counts as your allowed carry-on bag.


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