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Want to take your dog, cat or canary with you on vacation? With SNCF, you can travel with your pet no matter what kind of train you take. Learn more about our solutions and travel guidelines so that both of you can travel with confidence.
Book your pet’s ticket now
For travel aboard TGV, Intercités and TER trains, visit voyages-sncf.com and book your pet's ticket along with your own:
If you’re travelling on an iDTGV train, make arrangements for your pet when you book your own ticket. Choose “Choose my options” and pay the extra fee for your pet.
If you’re bringing your pet along, remember to book his ticket when you book your own. You can travel with up to two dogs or two containers per person on all SNCF trains except Eurostar(1).
If your dog or other pet weighs less than 6 kg:
If your dog or other pet weighs more than 6 kg:
Exchanges and cancellations:
you may exchange your pet’s ticket free of charge up until the day before departure for as long as the ticket is valid. A 10% penalty applies. Tickets may not be exchanged beyond this date(3)
(1) Does not apply to guide dogs for the visually impaired
(2) Fare at 2 January 2014
(3) Fares for leashed dogs and small pets valid for TGV, Intercités and TER trains
Relax. No matter where you’re headed, your guide dog can come with you. He travels free aboard all our trains and needs no ticket(1).
Does your animal usually go without a muzzle? That's fine aboard your train, too. Simply bring the papers documenting his training as a guide or service dog.
(1) “Free guide dog” tickets are no longer required.
(2) Only dogs qualify as service animals.
Your furry or feathered friend is welcome aboard SNCF trains as long as you follow a few simple guidelines. You must stay with your pet for the entire journey, and he is your responsibility at all times. You may bring dogs, cats, hamsters, guinea pigs and other traditional pets aboard with you, provided your fellow passengers do not object.
If the other passengers agree, you may travel with:
If your animal will travel in a pet carrier, mark the inside of the carrier with his name, his tattoo number, your name, your telephone number and your destination address.
(1) Dogs, cats, pet rabbits and rodents, birds, reptiles and amphibians
(2) Does not apply to dogs in categories 1 and 2 as defined by the French Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
Special requirements for European travel outside France:
Whenever you travel with your dog or cat in the European Union, you must ensure that your pet meets these requirements:
If you plan to travel in Europe with any other type of pet, please contact the embassy of the relevant country for information on prevailing law.
Give your pet a pleasant and comfortable journey by choosing a well-ventilated carrier that is roomy enough for the animal to turn around.
If your pet is anxious, nervous or travel-shy, consult your veterinarian, who can prescribe the right sedative if necessary.