All Aboard, Fido and Fluffy!

All Aboard, Fido & Fluffy | Travel with Pets on Amtrak NY | Photo from Amtrak

Traveling with your four-legged friend has never been more easy and enjoyable. | Photo from Amtrak


No one gets left behind when you can travel with pets on Amtrak! Thanks to a successful pilot program, Amtrak is welcoming small dogs and cats onboard certain trains making traveling much easier for people with pets.

Of course, there are some restrictions. Pets are welcome in Coach Class only (and must not visit food service cars). They must be at least eight weeks old, weigh 20 lbs. or less, and be odorless, harmless and always be accompanied by a human.

Pets must fit into Amtrak-approved carriers (maximum size 19″ long by 14″ wide by 10.5″ high; hard- or soft-sided but leak-proof and well ventilated) which must be stowed beneath the seat. Pets must be able to sit and lie down in the carrier without touching the carrier’s sides.

All Aboard, Fido & Fluffy | Travel with Pets on Amtrak NY | Photo from Amtrak

All aboard, Fido! Reserve your pet’s boarding pass today!

A pet carrier counts as one piece of carry-on luggage. Pets must stay inside their carriers at all times in stations and onboard trains, and train trips for pets cannot exceed seven hours.

In the Northeast, small pets can travel on the Acela Express (weekends and holidays only); the Adirondack and Maple Leaf (excluding Canada); and the Downcaster, Empire Service, Ethan Allen Express, Northeast Regional and Vermonter. A pet’s “ticket” cost is $25, and the check-in process is straightforward. Reservations are first-come, first-served, and only five pets per train are allowed. Just be sure to check in at the ticket office with your pet to complete the paperwork no less than 30 minutes before boarding. Make a reservation by calling 1-800-USA-RAIL or by visiting a staffed Amtrak station to travel with one of your pets on Amtrak.


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