Travel Lines That Allow Dogs On Trains: Detailed List

So after spending hours researching this topic and gathering up all the information from all over the internet, the question is Can you Take Dogs On Trains? and if so what are the travelines? Well, the good news is yes, you can! But of course, there are rules depending on which country and which travel line you use.

Now if your reading this article your most likely planning on a trip and want to know if you can take your dog on trains but are unsure of the rules.

So below we have created this list of countries and travel line’s that allow you to take you dog on the train and most importantly what the requirements are.

Simply scroll down and find your country to view the information.

United Kingdom Allow Dogs On Trains

National Rail UK

Small dogs can travel with you on the train for free preferably in a portable dog carrier crate that’s no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm but you can have them on a lead just as long as they don’t wonder around, annoy other passengers or climb on any seats.

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger again this is free of charge but only as long as they don’t sit on the chair as they are for paying passengers doing this could result in a charge.

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Germany Allow Dogs On Trains

Deutsche Bahn Germany

Small dogs up to the size of a domestic cat can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier that can fit under the seat or on the shelf above.

A larger dog can travel on German trains but only if you purchase a special pet fare and they must be travelling on a leash wearing a muzzle at all times. Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger.

TGV Lyria Germany

Small dogs that weighs less then 6kg can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm

If your dog weighs more than 6kg TGV Lyria do offer a special Pet fare that you can book in SNCF and SBB train stations at counters or at any SNCF shop. Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger.

The same rule’s apply to TGV Lyria listed in France below.

Thalys Germany

Small dogs weighing up to 6kg can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm larger dogs can only be admitted on board with a “Dog” fare ticket. They will be allowed in the car only.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger.

Please note that pets with the exception of a guide dog and service dogs are not accepted on Thalys Snow and Sun trains.

The same rules apply to Thalys: listed in France-Belgium and Netherlands below

Belgium Allow Dogs On Trains

SNCB Belgium

Small dogs can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 30 x 55 x 30 cm Larger dogs need to travel on a leash, wearing a muzzle. You will also need to purchase a ticket.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger

Thalys Belgium

Small dogs weighing up to 6kg can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm larger dogs can only be admitted on board with a “Dog” fare ticket. They will be allowed in the car only.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger

Please note that pets with the exception of guide dogs and service dogs are not accepted on Thalys Snow and Sun trains.

France Allow Dogs On Trains

SNCF France

Rules state that if your dog weighs less than 6 kg your dog must travel in a bag or basket no larger than 45 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm placed on your knees or at your feet and its ticket costs €75

But If your dog weighs more than 6 kg the sncf states your dog must be muzzled throughout your journey and it must travel at your feet. and the ticket are priced at 50% of the full 2nd class fare, calculated using the standard rate per kilometre.

Guide dogs travel for free with no muzzle!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger.

TGV Lyria France

Small dogs that weighs less then 6kg can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm

If your dog weighs more than 6kg TGV Lyria do offer a special Pet fare that you can book in SNCF and SBB train stations at counters or at any SNCF shop. Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger.

Thalys France

Small dogs weighing up to 6kg can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm larger dogs can only be admitted on board with a “Dog” fare ticket. They will be allowed in the car only.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger.

Please note that pets with the exception of guide dogs and service dogs are not accepted on Thalys Snow and Sun trains.

Thello France

Small dogs that weighs less than 5kg can travel free of charge without reservation but they must travel in a portable dog carrier. Large dog’s between 5kg and 50kg are still allowed on board for a Additionnal fee.

But Before traveling with a large dog it is recommended you contact Thello first by visiting there website.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can take onto the train is one per passenger.

The same rules apply to Thello listed in Italy below.

Ouigo France

Small dogs that weigh up to 6kg can board free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 55 x 35 x 25 cm If your dog weighs more than 6kg you need to purchase a ticket you can do this online by going to Ouigo website.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can take onto the train is two per passenger.

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Spain Allow Dogs On Trains

AVE trains in Spain

Including Renfe-SNCF allow small dogs no heavier than 10 kg that can travel in a portable dog carrier not exceeding 60 x 35 x 35 cm. Tickets for your dog can be booked online on Renfe’s website.

Unfortunately larger dogs are not permitted on any Spanish trains only Guide dogs can travel free charge.

The maximum number of dog’s you can take onto the train is one per passenger.

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Italy Allow Dogs On Trains

ltalo Italy

All dogs weighing in at 10 kilograms can travel free of charge in their dog carrier, But if you have a larger dog you will need to make a booking with ltalo. Again larger dogs need to be kept on a leash and use a muzzle once they have boarded the train.

The maximum number of dog’s you can take onto the train is two per passenger.

Thello Italy

Small dogs that weighs less than 5kg can travel free of charge without reservation but they must travel in a portable dog carrier. Large dog’s between 5kg and 50kg are still allowed on board for a Additionnal fee.

But Before traveling with a large dog it is recommended you contact Thello first by visiting there website.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can take onto the train is one per passenger.

Trenitalia Italy

Small dogs can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 70 cm x 30 cm x 50 cm Larger dogs need to travel on a leash, wearing a muzzle. You will also need to purchase a ticket. You can do this by contacting Trenitalia directly.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can take onto this train is one per passenger.

Netherlands Allow Dogs On Trains

NS Netherlands

Small dogs can travel in a dog carrier for free in the Netherlands the maximum dimension’s are 30 cm x 30 cm x 55 cm if you have a larger dog you will also need to purchase a ticket. You can do this by contacting the NS directly.

Larger dogs will also need to be kept on a leash wearing a muzzle before boarding. Guide dog’s can travel for free! The maximum number of dogs you can take onto this train is two per passenger.

Thalys Netherlands

Small dogs weighing up to 6kg can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier dimensions can be no larger than 45 x 30 x 25 cm larger dogs can only be admitted on board with a “Dog” fare ticket. They will be allowed in the car only.

Guide dogs can travel free of charge!

The maximum number of dog’s you can bring onto the train is two per passenger.

Please note that pets with the exception of guide dogs and service dogs are not accepted on Thalys Snow and Sun trains.

Austria Allow Dogs On Trains

OBB Austria

Small dogs can travel for free long as they are kept in a portable dog carrier and can fit by your feet or under the seat. Larger dogs need to travel on a leash, wearing a muzzle. You will also need to purchase a ticket, You can do this by contacting OBB directly.

Once boarded your dog may sit on the floor supervised by owner. Guide dogs can travel for free! The maximum number of dog’s you can take onto the train is two per passenger.

Switzerland Allow Dogs On Trains

SBB Switzerland

Small dogs up to the size of a domestic cat can travel free of charge but they must travel in a portable dog carrier, Your dog can only be put on seats when in suitable carriers And you must buy a half price 2nd class ticket for each seat occupied.

If you have a larger dog you can purchase a 1 day travel pass these’s are available to purchase at the station or directly with SBB online.

Guide dogs can travel for free!

Trains that don’t allow dogs

Eurostar Uk /France /Belgium

Unfortunately Eurostar train’s do not allow any pets on board, Guide dog’s are allowed with strict rules. Your dog must have been trained from one of the following companies below…

Assistance Dogs UK

Assistance Dogs International

The International Guide Dog Federation

You will also be required to show documentation when arriving in or if your departing from the UK.

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