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Taking your dog on a bus

Reader’s report: Europe’s Student Agency buses are dog-friendly

My friend Nancy sent me word from the Czech Republic that the Student Agency buses are dog-friendly, and attached a picture to prove it:

Fellow passengers on the bus from Karlovy Vary to Prague

The website has more details: Pet “animals may be transported only when placed safely in carrying cases, cages or bags with waterproof bottoms, which are designed for animals. Animals carried in this way are transported for free and they travel on passenger’s lap or under his/her feet and must  … Read more

Taking the Dungeness Line to the Olympic Peninsula with a small dog

I saw a “Dungeness Line” bus in downtown Seattle for the first time yesterday, and I hurried to Google to find out more about it. It turns out to be an Olympic Bus Lines route providing two trips daily between Port Angeles, Sequim, Discovery Bay, Port Townsend and Kingston and several destinations in Edmonds and Seattle (the Edmonds Amtrak station, the Seattle Greyhound station, the Seattle hospitals, the Seattle Amtrak station and Seatac Airport).

Olympic is an independent agent of Greyhound,  … Read more

Breeze Bus from Portland to Bend with a small dog

The Central Oregon Breeze (or the “Breeze Bus,” as it’s known in my family) is a daily bus service between Bend and Portland, with scheduled stops in Redmond, Madras, and Gresham (and additional stops by arrangement). It’s a reasonably-priced way to get from beautiful Bend to the Portland airport or train station, and small pets in carriers are permitted on board: “Pets that are 15 lbs. and under are allowed to travel with an owner by reservation.” The Policy page has  … Read more

Traveling by SuperShuttle with a dog

Photo by Steve Lyon

You’ve seen the SuperShuttle vans, and probably more than once — they’re blue, with gold lettering, and they’re all over the place — in 26 cities, it turns out, serving 33 airports. SuperShuttle’s like a shared taxi — the vans pick up and drop off passengers who live in roughly the same geographic area. You spend a little more time on the road, traveling to other passengers’ homes, but the price is pretty good.

A customer service  … Read more

Hampton Jitney with a small dog: Buses from Hamptons to NYC, Boston and beyond

It’s an old-fashioned name for a remarkably extensive bus service: Hampton Jitney sends its buses and luxury buses from the Hamptons in Eastern Long Island to New York City, to Boston, around New England on tours and chartered trips, and to Florida.

Dogs are not allowed on board the buses traveling to Florida, but they are otherwise welcomed: You can travel with your pet “as long as your pet is in a D.O.T approved carrier that you are able to carry  … Read more

Traveling by intercity bus (U.S.)

I don’t have good news for you. At least three intercity bus companies, including Greyhound, allow only service dogs on board. Trailways — now a confederation of smaller bus lines — leaves the door open to traveling by bus with your dog by letting its constituent companies set their own policies. That said, I haven’t yet found a Trailways company that does allow pet dogs on board. Perhaps you’ll have more luck….

Greyhound Bus

Greyhound Bus does not allow dogs on board  … Read more