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Travelling with pets

Everything you need to know about bringing your pet on board


This info doesn’t apply when travelling to and from London.

Can I take my pet on Eurostar?

We understand that your furry friend is like a member of the family. That’s why pets are welcome on our routes between Belgium, France, Germany, and the Netherlands. However, we do have some rules to follow, which you can find below.

Unfortunately, pets are not allowed on trains to and from London or on our Eurostar Sun and Snow routes. However, you can travel with a guide or assistance dog or cat, but you’ll need to contact us at least 48 hours before your journey. More information on travelling with guide dogs and assistance dogs and cats is available here.

Taking your seat

At Eurostar, we always want to make sure that everyone enjoys their journey. Please check that the passengers seated around you are happy with the presence of your pet. If anyone is a little nervous, the Train Manager will happily find you an alternative seat.

Does my pet need a ticket?

Small domestic animals weighing less than 6kg travel free of charge on Eurostar – provided they travel in a carrier (max. 45 x 30 x 25 cm).

Larger dogs that don’t fit in a carrier will need a ticket with our specific “dog” fare (single price of €30). Please speak to the Train Manager to purchase a ticket for your four-legged friend. Your dog must sit on your lap or on the floor of the coach and be leashed and muzzled.

Guide dogs and assistance dogs and cats always travel free of charge on Eurostar.

Animals that are not permitted on Eurostar

As much as we love animals, we can’t welcome all of them on board. Dangerous dogs, wild animals and birds (parrots, canaries etc.) are not allowed on our trains.

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