Travel with your best friend! Pets up to 10 kilos

 

On AVE and Larga Distancia (long distance high-speed) trains, you can travel with your pet as long as:

  • you have a small pet: dogs, cats, ferrets and birds (not poultry).
  • your pet weighs no more than 10 kg
  • your pet travels inside a cage or carrier at all times, which must measure a maximum of 60x35x35 cm
  • maximum 1 pet per person
  • your ticket allows pet travel

Pets must always travel with their own pet ticket and do not take up a seat. If you are travelling with a Premium ticket, your pet travels for free. If your ticket is Básico (Basic) or Elige (Pick & Mix) ticket, you will only have to pay 10 euros more to take your pet with you. 

On Media Distancia (Mid-distance) and Avant (mid-distance high-speed) trains, you can travel with your pet as long as:

  • you have a small pet: dogs, cats, ferrets and birds (not poultry).
  • your pet weighs no more than 10 kg
  • your pet travels inside a cage or carrier at all times, which must measure a maximum of 60x35x35 cm
  • maximum 1 pet per person

Your pet does not occupy a seat. The cost of the ticket is 25% of the price of the general fare.

On Cercanías (Commuter) trains:

  • your pet travels for free with you and does not need a ticket
  • pets are allowed (dogs, cats and birds) with no weight limit and provided that they are on a lead and with a muzzle
  • they do not need to travel in a cage or carrier
  • maximum 1 pet per person


Please note that train+bus combined tickets do not accept pets.

Guide and assistance dogs always travel free and are not subject to weight or transportation limitations.

Before you travel, check the transport conditions and the necessary documentation, so that you and your pet enjoy a safe and comfortable trip.
 

Read the terms and conditions

If you travel on AVE or Larga Distancia (long-distance high-speed) trains with a Premium ticket, your pet travels for free. If you have a Básico (Basic) or Elige (Pick & Mix) ticket, you will only have to pay 10 euros more to take your pet with you. 

Dogs that weigh more than 10 kg? Welcome aboard!

 


We've extended our pilot test! From 16 December to 7 May 2023, we've extended the pilot test to travel with dogs up to 40 kilos on our trains.

The initiative, endorsed by advice from Nestlé Purina, will continue to be offered on AVE (high-speed) trains on the Madrid-Barcelona line, and will now also be available on AVE trains on the Madrid-Málaga line. We accept one large dog of between 10 and 40 kilos per person (maximum of two dogs per train). You can book the service online as an extra when you purchase your ticket.

Renfe and Nestlé Purina have prepared a travel guide with recommendations to ensure the animal's welfare during the trip, such as bringing your own blanket and silent toy or avoiding feeding them during the three hours prior to the trip to prevent sickness.


Please note that this add-on is available exclusively for Elige Estándar tickets and does not allow seat selection, as seats for dogs over 10 kilos are already assigned. No changes are allowed, although cancellations are (specific terms and conditions for the Elige Estándar ticket or Full refund if you have purchased it). We will provide you with a travel kit (seat cover and mat that you must fit on the seat) and treats for your pet, which you must collect from the Service Centre 40 minutes before boarding the train.

Remember that before your journey you will have to fill in and sign the declaration of responsibilityand comply with the service terms and conditions:
 

  • You must collect the travel kit for your large pet (over 10 kilos) from Service Centre 40 minutes before boarding
  • Remember, pets are allowed with no wieight limit on Cercanías (commuter) trains, with the following travel conditions:

    • your pet travels for free with you and does not need a ticket
    • pets are allowed (dogs, cats and birds) with no weight limit and provided that they are on a lead and with a muzzle
    • they do not need to travel in a cage or carrier
    • maximum 1 pet per person

Have a safe trip!