Can I take my dog on a bus? – it depends on the company you are traveling with.

Unlike trains, there is no national legislation requiring buses to accept dogs, and although dogs are allowed on board lots of bus services, some restrictions and charges apply.


Arriva – Dogs are permitted on buses at the discretion of the driver. They may travel free of charge.

Stagecoach – One well behaved dog which is not a danger or may cause a nuisance for other customers may travel at the discretion of the driver. A fare may be charged depending on the route.

MoreBus (Wiltshire and Dorset) – a maximum of two dogs are allowed on any one bus at a time, at the discretion of the driver. They must be well behaved and not be a nuisance and of no danger to other customers. Where appropriate, they must travel in accordance with the Dangerous Dogs Act. The driver has the right to ask you to leave the vehicle with your animal at any time if they feels that the animal in question is a danger to the driver, the passengers or you.

Megabus – only service animals are allowed to travel on the buses.

National Express – only Assistance Dogs are allowed on National Express services.