Can I take my dog on a bus? It depends on the company.

Dogs are allowed on board lots of bus services but some restrictions apply.


Arriva – “Dogs are permitted on buses at the absolute discretion of the driver. Guide Dogs and Assistance Dogs are permitted at all times. There is no charge for dogs.”

Stagecoach – “One accompanied, well behaved dog or other small animal which will not be a danger or a nuisance for other customers or our staff is allowed to travel with you on our buses at the discretion of the driver who may reasonably decide where on the bus the animal is best carried.

A fare may be charged for dogs. Details are contained in the ‘Guide to Fares and Tickets’ of the local Stagecoach operating company, available from company offices.”

Megabus – “ is unable to carry dogs or other animals, with the exception of trained service animals that allow disabled customers to perform necessary activities. Service animals must be properly harnessed and under the direct control of the customer at all times.”

National Express – “We’re sorry, but we cannot carry animals (however well behaved!), except
Assistance Dogs on National Express services.”

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