European Trips

Pet transport service to all destinations in Europe

European Pet Transportation Service

Hassle free pet transportation across Europe

Why Choose Us?

Our base in Oxfordshire is close to Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester and Birmingham airports. We are also licenced and experienced in transfers from European airports to the UK.

We are able to offer a professional, safe and secure, fully insured service from the UK to Europe and return.

Animal Welfare is our Priority

Pets can understandably experience anxiety in transit. Our compassionate, fully trained drivers take the very best of care when handling your pet’s welfare and provide regular comfort breaks and stimulation for your pets along their journey.

European Coverage

We can safely transport your pet all across Europe.

Fully Insured

Our transportation service is fully insured giving you piece of mind.

DEFRA Approved

Our transport, people and procedures are DEFRA Type 2 Transporter Authorised.

Highly Experienced

With over 20 years in dog rescue and transportation, you can be assured that your pet is in safe hands.

Professional, Fast & Caring

Frequently Asked Questions

About our UK to Europe pet transportation

Are you licenced and insured to carry pets from the UK to Europe?

We hold DEFRA Type 2 authorisation to transport pets issued by the UK government – this is the highest level – not all pet transporters have this!. A Type 2 licence allows us to transport pets on road journeys up to and over 12 hours in duration. Please ask to see our licence when making a booking. We are fully insured to transport pets.

How expensive is a pet transport company?

You might be surprised at how reasonable our quotes are. Our rates are very competitive and for many customers, their time is worth more than what we charge.

We currently offer special fixed prices for your local trips including visits to vets, groomers, kennels within a 10-mile radius of our Banbury base in Oxfordshire (OX16) at just £10 each way .

Compare us on cost with other pet transport businesses.

Why should I use the Pet Bus for my European journey?

Pets can understandably experience anxiety in transit. Our compassionate, fully trained handlers take the very best of care when handling your pets welfare and provide regular comfort and stimulation for your pets along their journey. We will work with you to ensure a tailor made Travel Plan for your pet. We ensure maximum comfort for your beloved pet just the way you want it, including:

  • Regular comfort and walking breaks
  • Spacious transport cages
  • Comfortable, easy to clean bedding
  • Regular stimulation and interaction
  • Regular health checks
  • Monitored temperature control
Why use a pet transporter?

There are a number of reasons why you should consider using a pet transportation company. Our pet transport service is ideal for pet owners who do not have a suitable method of transport and need to take their pets to the vets or any other destination.

Your pet will be transported in a van, fully fitted with secure cages, ensuring maximum safety throughout the journey for even the largest breeds

You may prefer to keep your car clean and free from pet hair or you may just not have the time to take your pet where it needs to go.

You may not drive and taxi drivers can be very reluctant to carry pets in their vehicles.

How much experience do you have?

Our drivers are importantly all pet lovers, all are pet first aid trained and have many years’ experience transporting owned and rescue cats and dogs in the UK and Europe .We are extremely proud of our excellent testimonials and reviews .

What's the largest size of dog you can carry?

Our specially adapted vehicles have fixed cages which allow for the solid partition on the large double cages  to be removed to create a super-size cage for extra-large dogs.

How do you ensure pet areas are clean?

Pet areas are thoroughly disinfected using Parvo Virucide and cleaned after each pet in order to ensure that your pets travel safely.  Vet bedding is washed in a 90 degree disinfecting wash after each pet 

Will I be kept informed of my pet's progress?

Our driver will provide photos and updates throughout the trip. All vehicles have GPS Tracking so your pets journey is monitored and we always know exactly where your pet is.

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