Search by keyword

Print

How do I travel with my pet?

User ratings

3.333335

Search our FAQs

On TGV, Intercités, TER, TGV France-Italy trains

Attractive fares for your pet:

  • 50% discount for your pet (based on the full price 2nd class fare, even if you are travelling in 1st class).
  • if your pet is small (weighs less than 6kg) Carry your pet in a bag or basket not exceeding 45cm x 30cm x 25cm and pay only €7.

TGV France-Italie: if your pet is small (weighs less than 6kg), carry your pet for free in a bag or basket not exceeding 45cm x 30cm x 25cm

 

This type of ticket cannot be booked on Voyages-sncf.

 

You can book a pet ticket:

  • By phone via + 33 (0)8 92 35 35 35. Our Customer Service is available 7 days per week from 7am until 10pm (price of an international call and any additional costs of your operator).
  • From a customer sales representative at a Boutique. See the list of Boutiques
  • From a customer sales agent at a station, SNCF shop or approved travel agency in France.

See all SNCF stations sales outlets

On IDTGV trains

Do you want to travel with a small pet (weighs less than 6kg)? You can take your pet free of charge provided you carry it in a bag or basket not exceeding 45cm x 30cm x 25cm.


Otherwise an animal supplement of €35 is payable. Your dog must be on a lead and wearing a muzzle.


Once you have booked your ticket, click on "my travel options" to buy your iDTGV animal supplement.

On OUIGO trains

Does your pet weigh less than 6 kg?

 

It will be counted as an item of hand luggage and must be carried in a bag which measures no more than 55 x 35 x 25 cm.

 

 

Does your pet weigh more than 6 kg?

 

You must buy a ticket for your pet. This will cost €30 per journey.

On Thalys trains (travel between France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands)

Domestic animals weighing under 6 kilograms can travel free of charge if they are transported in a container with maximum dimensions of 45 x 30 x 25 cm.

 

Animals weighing over 6 kilograms are allowed in the coaches if they are on a lead or muzzled.

 

If your animal is small and not in a container, or weighs more than 6 kilograms, you must buy a ticket at the rate for “Dogs”.

 

Tickets at the rate for “Dogs” must be bought as follows:

  • By phone: call +33 8 92 35 35 35. Lines are open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (calls are charged at international rates, plus any applicable operator surcharge).
  • From an SNCF  station, SNCF boutique or from a partner travel agency in France.

See all SNCF stations sales outlets

 

Excepting guide dogs, animals are not allowed on board Thalys Neige and Soleil, nor on connecting trains to London or trains bound for London.

On Eurostar trains (travel between France, Belgium and the UK)

Pets other than guide dogs are not permitted to travel on Eurostar trains.

On Renfe-SNCF trains (between France and Spain)

Pets under 10kg and transported in a special container can travel with a special animal ticket.

 

These tickets are currently not available on Voyages-sncf.com. You can book this ticket directly at the train station.

 

Guide dogs travel free.

On TGV-Lyria trains (Travel between France and Switzerland)

If your pet weighs less than 6kg : Small domestic pets (maximum 2 per person) carried in containers (closed basket or bag measuring 45 x 30 x 25cm maximum) may travel free of charge on TGV Lyria trains.


If you are travelling with several pets, you must book a Standard Adult TGV Lyria fare for each additional carrier.


Please note: If your pet weighs more than 6 kg, you must pay a special Animal fare. This type of ticket cannot be booked on Voyages-sncf.com.

On Italo trains

Pets weighing less than 10 kg may travel free on board Italo if transported in a suitable bag or bench and hold a certificate of vaccination.

 

Your pet must also be identified based on the European standard EC Reg. No. 998/2003.


Pets of more than 10 kg shall are not allowed on board Italo.

On TGV Brussels Province trains

  • Pet fares vary according to the distance travelled.
  • On board the train, your pet must be muzzled and kept on a leash.
  • Small pets (weighing less than 6 kg) must be carried in a bag or basket measuring less than 45 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm. A standard small pets fare will be charged, regardless of the distance travelled.
  • Guide dogs and companion dogs can travel free of charge (no ticket required)

You cannot book this type of ticket at Voyages-sncf.

 

You can book a pet ticket :

  • by phone, call + 33 8 92 35 35 35. Lines are open daily from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm (calls are charged at international rates, plus any applicable operator surcharge).
  • from a sales agent at an SNCF station or boutique, SNCF-approved travel agent or SNCB station where international tickets are on sale          
 

Post new comment

Do you have a suggestion to improve the content of this article?

Please leave us a comment. For all other questions, please contact our team via the "Contact" section.

By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.