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Do I need to buy a ticket for my pet?

Pets travel for free. Our capacity is restricted at this time due to the implementation of the latest official physical distancing guidelines, which also apply to our designated pet areas, so it's very important that we manage the number of pets on board our vessels.*

Pet ticket requests are required for the following routes in advance of travel:

Arran: Ardrossan - Brodick

Barra: Oban - Castlebay

Coll & Tiree: Oban - Coll - Tiree

Colonsay: Oban - Colonsay - Port Askaig

Harris: Uig - Tarbert

Islay: Kennacraig - Port Ellen/Port Askaig

Kintyre: Ardrossan - Campbeltown

Lewis: Ullapool - Stornoway

Mull: Oban - Craignure*

North Uist: Uig - Lochmaddy

Skye: Mallaig - Armadale

Small Isles: Mallaig - Eigg - Muck - Rum - Canna

South Uist: Mallaig/Oban - Lochboisdale

Pet Tickets are only required on certain routes. If your route is not listed here, a pet ticket is not required.

*If you are travelling on Oban - Craignure and are on the MV Coruisk (indicated by an 'A' in the timetable), you do not need a ticket. 

Pet tickets will be issued on the day of travel for turn up and go routes. ​​​​

Foot passengers travelling with pet

  • If you are travelling on foot and wish to bring your cat or dog, you must request a zero-value ticket for each pet prior to travel.

  • Please submit an online pet ticket form after you've made your own travel booking and at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

Vehicle passengers travelling with pets

  • If you are travelling with a vehicle and wish to bring your cat or dog, we request that given current capacity constraints, your pet stays in your vehicle during the crossing.

  • This will free up space for those pets who are travelling with foot passengers.

  • You will not require a pet ticket if your cat or dog stays in your vehicle for the duration of the crossing and is not taken into a pet designated areas on the vessel.

  • Where you cannot leave your pet in your vehicle, please complete our online pet ticket form to request a zero-value ticket. This should be completed after you've made your own travel booking and at least 24 hours prior to your departure.

What happens after customers have requested a pet ticket

  • Pet request tickets are subject to availability.

  • If you cannot keep your cat or dog in a vehicle and require a pet ticket - please submit the pet ticket request form.

  • Once we receive your request, and where we have capacity, you will receive an updated booking confirmation prior to your date of travel to confirm your pet ticket has been added to your booking.

  • If there is no capacity available, a member of our team will contact you directly. 

Support dogs

*Support dogs do not require a zero-value ticket prior to travel.

Find out more about travelling with pets.

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