I have no idea what to do We have one (big) dog, 3 cats (one is very old) 6 chooks, hamster and a tortoise. I am going to have to get a removal company in, we don't drive and I don't have anyone that can drive us (its Milton Keynes to London) The train would be a nightmare, the dog is a huge puppy, that jumps all over people and the stress of the train coud well be the end of our old cat (she nearly died last move and that was 3 years ago)
There are pet transport companies out there who are specialised in this and have air conditioned adapted vehicles, could be worth it unless you have friends who can help as moving is really already stressful enough without adding pets into the mix - we've just done it and moving the cat was the biggest palava as having to hire a horse lorry to move a horse ourselves after initially scoffing at prices to get someone else to do it - when we move again in a few months I will be happy to pay someone to take care of that side of things and just look on it as a moving expense! Good luck!!