Welcome aboard! Pacific Surfliner trains now accept pets.
Amtrak Pacific Surfliner customers in Southern California will be able to bring their small dogs and cats on board starting Friday, the company announced this week.
Dogs and cats weighing up to 20 pounds are allowed on trains for $26, or 800 Amtrak Guest Reward points, under the conditions of the program. Passengers are permitted to make one pet reservation each trip, and pets are permitted in all cars except Business Class and the Café car.
Passengers expressed "significant interest" in bringing their pets aboard, according to Jason Jewell, interim managing director of the Los Angeles–San Diego–San Luis Obispo Rail Corridor Agency.
We're delighted to debut this pet program ahead of the summer travel season since it will provide more alternatives for our clients in a safe and comfortable manner, Jewell said.
Those interested must also sign an Amtrak pet release and indemnification agreement, and all pets must remain in their carrier and under the seat for the duration of the journey, according to the firm.
Amtrak trains still accept service animals for free.
Click or tap here to read the whole Amtrak Pet Policy and to book your next Surfliner journey.