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    I need some help. Does anyone know if it is possible to travel by train with a cat? The people who answer the phone for Amtrak say it is not but I am wondering if there is some way that it can be done.
    Max's Momma

  • #2
    Re: rail travel in US with cat

    Welcome to our message boards, Max's Momma!

    Unfortunately, the answer you received on the phone is correct. Amtrak allows trained service animals and states on their Web site: We permit no other animals onboard at any time.




    • #3
      Re: rail travel in US with cat

      I'm really sad to hear that because I love train travel and now that I am retired, we were planning on a lot of it, but we can't leave the cat for that long. (I know that sounds dumb but he was a "rescue" and we feel mankind owes him a lot.)
      Max's Mommy


      • #4
        Re: rail travel in US with cat

        It doesn't sound dumb at all and I completely understand your point. (My sister has rescued 3 dogs within the past year so "pet travel" is an issue that comes up quite a bit in my family!)

        You might want to check out the Humane Society's website for additional information about pet travel. They are a wonderful resource for everything pet-friendly -- from hotels, to beaches, to (believe it or not) bars and restaurants.

        Their main website is I typed in the words PET TRAVEL in their search box and found some other useful articles. There was one specifically about train travel that you might want to read. It mentions that while Amtrak doesn't allow pets, there may be some smaller rail cos. in the US that do. Here's a quick link:

        Hope this info is useful and that you find some pet-safe travel alternatives. Please keep us posted!

        Last edited by KimberlyB; 12-27-2006, 09:44 AM.


        • #5
          Re: rail travel in US with cat

          You may also find some useful information in Traveling With Pets.

          Let us know how things turn out!
          Sarah Schlichter
          Senior Editor
          Independent Traveler


          • #6
            Re: rail travel in US with cat


            You have to look a train company that allows any kind of pets (not only trained cats or dogs)
            Just take a look at there are a lot of useful tips to travel with your dog.

            See you!


            • #7
              Re: rail travel in US with cat

              i could may b easy for others but its quite hard for me to travel a long way with a cat.and its quit hard for the cat also.


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