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​Small dogs and cats are allowed aboard Amtrak trains that stop in North Carolina for trips up to seven hours.

  • As of Aug. 29, 2022, Amtrak is modifying its pet reservations. For travel to or from any station within North Carolina, pet fees are $29. For travel to any station outside of North Carolina, pet fees are $39.

  • Pets must be at least 8 weeks old, be odorless, harmless, not disruptive and require no attention during travel.
  • Pets are only allowed in Coach Class and cannot be shipped or checked as baggage.
  • Owners must provide a pet carrier that, with the pet inside, weighs no more than 20 pounds. (Carriers count as one piece of carry-on baggage.)
  • Pets must remain inside their carrier at all times while at a station or on the train.

More Information

Further restrictions apply. Amtrak's full pet policy is available at its website.

8/30/2022 1:08 PM

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