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Pet-Friendly Public Transportation

Locations in this article:  New York City, NY San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA

Traveling with your dog can be a hassle, but some cities are more accommodating than others when it comes to schlepping your pet on public transportation.

California has traditionally been a dog-friendly state.

In San Diego, dogs in carriers are allowed on buses, as long as they’re not too noisy or smelly.

In San Francisco, both large and small dogs are allowed on ferries, buses and cable cars during non-peak hours, but you’ll have to pay for your dog’s ticket.

In New York City, small dogs in carriers are allowed on the buses and subways, but they must be able to fit on your lap.

Dogs are allowed on the New York ferries, but they have to remain on the outside deck.

And while Rail Canada doesn’t allow pets in passenger cars, your best friend is allowed to be checked as baggage for a small fee.

If you need more information about traveling with pets, check out our Pet Travel category.

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