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Facilities and services

Train travel with a pet

Pets are welcome on board

Are you travelling with a pet? Welcome on board! All of our trains have seats suitable for travelling comfortably with dogs, cats or other pets.

Pets can travel by the feet of their owners or on their own seat.

Travel in comfort with your pet

On a train, pets have sufficient space to move around and stretch their legs. Air-conditioned coaches stay cool and comfortable even in the heat of summer. Trains ride smoothly, so even pets susceptible to motion sickness can enjoy train travel.

Commuter trains and long-distance

Pets can travel on long-distance trains for EUR 5. On commuter trains, pets travel for free. Pets can travel with their owner only in the pet seats or in the pet compartments on night trains.

Instructions and prices

Travelling by train with a pet?

Please consider the following:

  • On both long-distance trains and commuter trains, pets always travel in the separately marked areas.
  • Pets may not travel in other parts of the train.
  • Pets may not travel unaccompanied. During the journey, a pet may not be left unattended.
  • Please make sure that your dog has had all vaccinations and is house-trained.
  • Dogs travel on lead on the floor in front of their owner’s seat. Other pets travel in their pet carrier on the floor in front of their owner’s seat.
  • If you would like more space, please purchase the adjacent seat as well (you can cover the seat, for example, with a blanket).
  • We also recommend that you purchase the adjacent seat if you are not sure that your pet will get along with someone sitting next to it. 
  • It is a good idea to pack some fresh water and a water bowl for the pet.
  • Your dog can travel comfortably on the floor if you bring a soft blanket.
  • Please note that there may be other pets travelling in the same coach. Please make sure that your pet will not disturb other passengers and pets.
  • Unfortunately, you cannot pop into the restaurant car with your pet. 
  • Guide dogs, assistance and hearing dogs may travel in any passenger compartment for free and they are allowed in the restaurant car as well. 

On a train with a guide dog

On a train with a guide dog

Guide dogs, assistance and hearing dogs are welcome to travel in any passenger compartment without a separate pet charge. If you’re travelling with an assistant eligible for a free assistant’s ticket, the standard pet charge will be charged for a guide dog.

Travelling with a multi-ticket?

Travelling with a multi-ticket?

If you wish to purchase a seat for your pet, contact the service station ticket office or VR customer service.