For animal lovers, there is nothing better than travelling with your pet, having a good time together, discovering new places and spending your holiday in the company of your furry best friend.
However, there are times when these trips can be tedious... Planes are an uncomfortable option for our best friends and car trips can end up becoming an odyssey. Trains are often best placed for worry-free, comfortable trips together.
Are you looking to travel by train and take your dog or pet with you? Let us here at Renfe tell you all about the requirements and propose the best destinations and train routes for you to enjoy your trip to the maximum and not miss out on any destination without your pet by your side. Let's go!
Before starting to prepare your trip with your pet, there are several points to bear in mind. Your pets can travel with you on our AVE (high-speed), AVE (high-speed) International trains travelling between Spain and France, Larga Distancia (Long Distance), Avant (mid-distance high-speed) and Media Distancia (mid-distance) trains provided that they are small pets who have their own pet ticket, they do not weigh more than 10 kg and they always travel inside their cage or carrier that is no bigger than 60x35x35 cm. The price of the pet ticket depends on the type of train you take and your fare.
On Cercanías (commuter) trains, your pet travels for free, in line with the established travel conditions.
Does your pet weigh more than 10 kg? You're in luck! You can travel with dogs weighing up to 40 kg on certain AVE (high-speed) trains between Madrid - Barcelona, Madrid - Malaga, Madrid - Alicante and Madrid - Valencia (check out the list of trains). You can travel with one large dog per person (maximum of two dogs per train in a single carriage). Purchase this extra online, available exclusively for Elige Estándar tickets.
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Now you have all the information to start your trip, all you need to do is to choose your destination. Often, there are restrictions or limitations when it comes to travelling with our pet... At certain hotels, beaches or parks, you might be prohibited from going with your dog or pet.
With this in mind, we have selected some of the most pet-friendly destinations in Spain, meaning you can travel with your best friend without having to worry about a thing and enjoy the experience to the maximum. Time to get down to it!
Make sure not to miss any destination with your pet and enjoy travelling with your best friend! Our AVE (high-speed), AVE (high-speed) International trains travelling between Spain and France, Larga Distancia (long distance) and Media Distancia (mid-distance) and Cercanías (commuter) trains welcome pets on board, so go ahead and enjoy the advantages that you and your pet have travelling with Renfe.
Do you need more inspiration? Take a look at our routes and get travelling!