Travelling with pets

Owners may transport their pets in trains when travelling with their pet. There are spaces for pets in all trains. Pet spaces can be located with the aid of the dog symbol which is on the outside and inside of the wagon. Pets cannot be transported without a passenger accompanying them.


0 €

On commuter trains 

5 €

On long-distance trains


5 €

On night-train sleeping cars

Most pets have no problem travelling by train. The pet's owner is best able to assess whether their pet can be transported in a train with other pets possibly in the same compartment.


Please note when travelling with a pet:

  • the pet should be vaccinated and housetrained.
  • Pet owners should bring a water bowl and fresh water for their pet.
  • As the space reserved by pets is by default on the floor many pet owners also bring a mat or cover.


Pets on long-distance trains

On long-distance trains the pet charges are:

  • Fixed pet charge €5 / pet.

  • Only one pet charge is collected for two pets transported in one box

  • Pets travel on the floor in front of the seat next to you.

  • If you want to book a seat for your pet a pet charge and a train ticket with a 50 % discount is collected. Please cover the seat you pet travels on.

  • Space for a large pet in InterCity trains is size 88 x 56 cm.

  • On night train sleeping cars: in a car-end compartment for one group the pet charge is €5.

  • A new pet charge is not collected when changing trains.




Please note!


6 + 1 seat for large dogs



10 + 2 seats for large dogs


Express and regional trains

20 + 4 places for large dogs

Pets can also travel on the floor in the conductor's compartment or in a crate.

The owner shall take care of the pet in the conductor's compartment during the journey.

Night trains

In the end compartment of a sleeping-car if the whole end compartment has been reserved

The owner shall take care of the pet in the conductor's compartment during the journey.


Replacement buses

Ordinary, non-dangerous pets, that are accompanied with a person taking responsibility of pet, can be transported on VR buses for an additional fee of €5, provided that there is space available. Pets will be placed in such a way that they cause minimum inconvenience to passengers. Pets may not sit on the seats on the bus and must be kept on lead or in a container. An allergic passenger suffering already on board the bus has the right to choose their place first and, if necessary, ask the driver to prevent the pet from boarding the bus. However, a guide or assistance dog cannot be prevented from boarding the bus.


Pets on commuter trains

Travel with pets on commuter train pet compartments without additional charges. Travelling with guide and assistance dogs is permitted in all compartments without additional charges. The space reserved for pets is by default on the floor, in front of the seat next to you. When the train is not full pets may travel on the seat, but then the seat must be covered with a mat.


Pets on trains to Russia

You can purchase a spot for your pet from VR Customer Care 0600 41 900 (€1.99 / answered call + local network charge) or from ticket sales offices. Please note that you may transport at most:

  • two dogs on a leash or

  • two transport boxes or

  • one dog on a leash and one transport box.

The maximum dimensions of the transport box are 60 x 45 x 40 cm. Several animals may be transported in one box.



Pet charge

Pet places


Allegro has designated seats for passengers travelling with pets. A train ticket including the transport of a pet always costs € 15 more than a 2nd class ticket.

Designated seats for passengers travelling with pets


The passenger and pets shall purchase all travel and seat tickets of a compartment. Pets cannot be transported on single berths. Passenger in 1st class can purchase a single-compartment. A separate ticket is not required for the pet.

In 1st class two person sleeping compartments and in business class compartments
In 2nd class four person sleeping compartments



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Book a space for your pet easily on VR Matkalla app

The new VR Matkalla app is the handiest way to book a space for your furry friend. The fee for a pet space is €5 per pet.

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