Travelling with your pets

We love having your pets on our trains, but we do have a few rules when they travel with LNER.

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Tickets are not required for children under 5, however they will not be guaranteed a seat.

For groups larger than 9 please contact Group Travel.

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What are the rules for bringing a pet onboard?

  • Up to two dogs, cats or other small domestic animals can travel with you for free
  • Please keep your pets and carry cases safely out of the aisles
  • And keep dogs on leads throughout your journey and off the seats.

Bringing additional pets? For each additional pet, you may have to pay up to a maximum of £5 for each journey.

Travelling with an assistance dog?

If you’re travelling with your assistance dog and you also need assistance, let us know before you travel.

  • Fill in our Assisted Travel online form here
  • Or call our Assisted Travel team on 03457 225 225 before 10pm the night before you travel at the latest.

Pets in First Class  

First class ticket holders well-behaved dogs (on leads) and assistance dogs are welcome in all of our First Class Lounges and of course onboard our First Class coaches.

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Can I take pets on the train?

Yes, pets are welcome onboard our trains and in our stations! 

  • Up to two dogs, cats or other small pets can be brought with you for free, as long as they aren’t taking up a seat!
  • For each additional pet, you may have to pay up to a maximum of £5.00 for each journey.

We can make special arrangements for customers travelling with an assistance dog, you can book through our assisted travel team on 03457 225 225. Here’s some extra information on travelling with pets.