Only trained and registered Assistance & Service Dogs are permitted on Eurostar train services between London and EU destinations. No other animals are allowed to travel on the Eurostar London trains, including Emotional Support Animals (ESAs), as they are not trained to perform a specific task for their owner. You can check out reviews for Eurostar London trains for people who’ve travelled with an Assistance or Service Dog. If you want to cross The Channel with your cat or dog, Eurotunnel Le Shuttle is an option, as well as pet friendly ferries that offer this service. There’s also many airlines that transport your pet in the cabin or hold, and pet couriers that offer specialised animal travel.
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Assistance & Service Dogs on Eurostar London Trains
For your dog to travel under the Eurostar Assistance & Service Dog policy, they must have been trained by an organisation that’s either a member, or affiliated with, one of the following:
- Assistance Dogs (UK)
- The International Guide Dog Federation
- Assistance Dogs International
Permitted Eurostar Routes for Assistance & Service Dogs
- London St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet – Paris
- London St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet – Brussels
- London St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet – Lille
- London St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet – Calais
- London St Pancras International – Rotterdam/Amsterdam
Also be aware that you can board the train at Ashford International but you’ll only be able to return to the UK via St Pancras International or Ebbsfleet International. This is due to the authorities only being able to carry out their checks on your dog’s documents in London and Ebbsfleet at the moment.
For safety reasons, only four Assistance or Service Dogs can travel on each Eurostar train. So, remember to let Eurostar know at the time of booking that your Guide or Assistance Dog is travelling too, to ensure there is enough space.
Always protect your dog against vector-borne diseases in a foreign country, and remember to leave a review if you have travelled on the Eurostar with your Assistance or Service Dog.