Can I take my dog on a train? –  yes you can!

The dog policies vary amongst the 28 train companies, but all must adhere to the National Rail Conditions of Carriage which states that a passenger may take up to two dogs free of charge, either on a lead or in a carrier up to 60x60x85cm.


A summary of guidance supplied by the individual train companies is shown below.


dog on train

Arriva Trains Wales

C2C Rail Limited

Chiltern Railways

CrossCountry Trains

Docklands Light Railway

East Coast

East Midlands Trains

First Capital Connect

First Great Western Trains

First ScotRail

First TransPennine Express

Gatwick Express

Grand Central

Heathrow Connect

Heathrow Express

London Midland

London Overground

London Underground


National Express

National Express East Anglia

South West Trains

Southeastern Trains

Southeastern Trains


Stansted Express

Virgin Trains

Wrexham & Shropshire