DUG Category: Pet Travel

P&O Ferries

P&O Ferries accept the carriage of pet animals. We make a charge of £15 each way for each pet travelling onboard Dover to Calais, and £17 for each pet travelling onboard our Hull – Rotterdam/Zeebrugge route, with the exception of registered guide and hearing dogs, which are carried free of charge. For customers travelling on our Irish routes there is no charge for pets. Please note that animals cannot travel unaccompanied.

Dover – Calais

Check-in at least one hour before departure and the animals must remain inside the vehicle at all times during the crossing. Foot passengers cannot travel with


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Pentland Ferries

Pier Road, St Margarets Hope, Orkney, KW17 2SW. Tel: 0800 688 8998

Dogs are allowed on board the ferry from Giles Bay Thurso to St Margarets Hope in Orkney. They are allowed on the upper deck only (not lower deck).

It is roughly an hour crossing and it can get cold on the upper deck so recommend if bad weather wrapping up. Also to stand behind the operations room to protect yourself from the wind.

– recommended by Lisa Fleming (visited June 25, 2016)

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Dog Friendly Ferry


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Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway

Ravenglass, Cumbria, CA18 1SW. Tel: 01229 717171

The steam railway offers an interesting dog-friendly outdoor activity. Dogs are welcome to travel on the miniature steam trains with their humans for a small fee – the dog ticket price is currently £1.50. An excellent alternative way to venture into the Lake District to Eskdale – travel the whole route there and back, or hop on and off en route and do some walking in the countryside with your dog. Dogs are not permitted in the railway’s own cafes at either end of the line, however there is a lovely dog friendly


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Scotrail Trains

Are dogs allowed on Scotrail Trains?
You are allowed to take up to two dogs free of charge on a normal Scotrail train service. Dogs are however not allowed on the seats. There will be a charge if you take more than two dogs.
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Scottish Citylink

Scottish Citylink is a long distance express coach operator in Scotland and Ireland.

CARRIAGE OF ANIMALS

61. Animals, other than guide dogs accompanying registered blind persons and hearing dogs accompanying deaf persons, will not normally be carried on the Company’s services. Our Belfast service (923) does not allow the carriage of animals other than guide dogs accompanying registered blind persons and hearing dogs accompanying deaf persons.

62. Exception will be made to small animals, if accommodated in an approved animal transporter which can be secured on the floor area of the coach beneath the passenger’s feet. Animal transporters are not


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