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Our pet transport cost calculator

Our handy pet travel calculator will give you an instant estimate of your pet's travel costs with Global Pet Relocation in under 60 seconds.

Size info

  • Small dogs include Pug, Dachshund and Shih Tzu.
  • Medium dogs include Cocker Spaniel, English Bulldog, and Beagles.
  • Large dogs include Labrador, Golden Retriever and German Shepherds.

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How we calculate costs

Our quote calculator uses details about your pet(s) and their trip to give you the estimated travel costs within a range. By telling us about the type of pets you own, their size, location and destination, you’ll receive an immediate indicative quote. Keep in mind that individual pets and trips vary, so there can be factors influencing the final costs. You can choose to contact us through the quote calculator for a custom quotation based on your unique relocation plans. Rest assured, our comprehensive quote includes all door-to-door pet shipping costs and our premium benefits as standard. We also guarantee to match prices with any like-for-like quote from another pet shipping company.

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How much does it cost to transport a pet?

The cost of pet transport can vary widely depending on several factors. These may include the distance of the journey, the mode of transportation, the size and type of the pet, and any additional services or accommodations needed. Typically, costs include:

  • Vet checks and vaccinations
  • An airline-approved crate
  • Documentation
  • Air and/or road travel costs
  • Quarantine
  • Boarding kennels

When comparing quotes from different pet transport companies it's best to check what’s included in their service, with some offering ‘light touch’ assistance and others, such as Global Pet Relocation, providing a bespoke door-to-door service.

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Frequently asked questions

Get the answers to common questions about pet shipping costs and find out how our quote calculator works.

For international pet transport, the timing involved in planning your pet's relocation depends on the destination. We generally require at least 30 days’ notice to arrange your pet’s travel plans, due to the availability of flights and vaccination and health requirements. For some countries such as Australia and New Zealand, the wait time can be extensive, so it’s best to plan your pet's move at least 6 to 7 months out. For other countries or when moving domestically, the wait time can be less than one month. Ideally, reach out to us as early as possible, even if you don’t have exact travel dates. Our pet relocation consultants can advise you of the import requirements and time involved with fulfilling them.
Absolutely anywhere to anywhere in the world! Wherever you’re relocating to, there’s a high chance that we’ve already assisted owners there before. Our most common destinations for pets are the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia. Moves in recent years have included more unusual countries such as the Turks & Caicos Islands, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, Uzbekistan and Ghana. Take a look at our moves map which showcases all of our pets’ journeys since 2018.
Your pet’s journey with Global Pet Relocation begins with an introduction to your dedicated pet relocation consultant who will be your point of contact throughout the move. They will determine your requirements and discuss the best options for your pet’s transport using their expert knowledge on routings, airlines, and quarantine requirements. Ahead of your pet’s move our team will arrange any required vaccinations and vet visits and apply for relevant documentation and permits from government agencies. Next, they will book flights, boarding facilities (if needed) and drivers to collect your pet from your home and take them to the airport. The driver will then check them in at the airport and ensure they are safely escorted to the pet lounge, where your pet can relax before their flight. If your pet is being driven to their destination, the driver will provide regular updates and offer frequent rest stops for your pet’s comfort. Pets travelling by air will be checked over by a vet before departure and are last to board the aircraft. Upon landing at the airport, your pet will disembark first and be taken to another pet lounge to be met by another driver. We’ll keep you updated at every point with their location and, where possible, photos of their trip. Finally, the driver will escort your pet to your new home, reuniting the whole family.
Global Pet Relocation can provide expert transport services for a wide range of pet animals. We have relocated over 14,000 furry, feathered and scaly friends including dogs, cat, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, rodents, horses, fish, birds, hedgehogs, reptiles and even sea monkeys! Certain airlines and destinations may impose restrictions on the import of specific dog breeds or animal species. To address these restrictions, we work closely with government agencies and our partners in each country to seek a solution whenever possible. We are unable to transport puppies and kittens. We would highly recommend purchasing or adopting young animals locally and to be aware of scams offering puppies and kittens for sale. Read our advice on pet scams and how to avoid becoming a victim.