Travel with your pet!

Travel with your pet weighing up to 10 kg

You can travel with your pets on our AVE (high-speed), AVE (high-speed) International travelling between Spain and France and Larga Distancia (Long Distance) trains, with the following conditions:

  • you have a small pet: dogs, cats, ferrets, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and birds (not farmyard animals).
  • your pet weighs no more than 10 kg
  • travel in their cage or carrier, measuring a maximum of 60x35x35 cm, or without a carrier for €35 on trains that have allocated seats for dogs weighing up to 40 kg.
  • 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. You do not have to purchase a ticket for your pet if you are travelling with a Prémium ticket (this option is not available on AVE (high-speed) International trains). If your ticket is Básico (Basic) or Elige (Pick & Mix) ticket, you will only have to pay €10 more to take your pet with you in a carrier.

You also have the option of travelling with your dog without a carrier for €35 on trains that have allocated seats for dogs weighing up to 40 kg (see the list of trains). 

On Avlo trains, you can travel with your pet provided that:

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

pets must always travel with their own pet ticket and do not take up a seat. It costs €10.

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, hamsters, guinea pigs, rabbits and birds (not farmyard animals).
  • 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.

Travel with your dog weighing up to 40 kg

Now, you can travel with your dog weighing up to 40 kg on select AVE (high-speed) trains on the Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Malaga, Madrid - Alicante and Madrid - Valencia lines.

To do so, you must meet the requirements and arrive 40 minutes in advance at the Renfe Service Centre of the station to submit the declaration of responsibility, together with the pet's vaccination card and insurance policy. Remember that before you start your trip, you will be required to complete and sign the declaration of responsibility and adhere to the terms and conditions of service:
 


Conditions of carriage:

  • suitable for dogs weighing up to 40 kg.
  • available on certain AVE (high-speed) trains on the Madrid-Alicante, Madrid-Barcelona, Madrid-Malaga, Madrid-València and Madrid-Zaragoza lines (see the list of trains). When you purchase your ticket, this option is shown next to an icon in the form of a dog footprint. If the train has been affected by any incident, a warning in the form of a triangle will be displayed.
  • maximum 1 large dog per person (2 large dogs per train in one carriage), except for the Madrid - Málaga - Madrid route, where only 1 large dog per train is allowed, from 17 October onwards. 
  • the dog will travel on the adjacent seat without a carrier, on a non-extendable lead of 1.5 metres and wearing a muzzle when at the station or when boarding and disembarking the train.
  • exclusive for Elige Estándar tickets, you can arrange this service online, up to 24 hours before the departure of the train, adding the extra (€35) when you purchase the ticket
  • seat selection is unavailable, as the spaces for dogs weighing up to 40 kg are pre-determined
  • no changes allowed.
  • cancellations are allowed (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 place on the floor of the seat next to the window), which you must pick up at least 40 minutes before boarding from the Service Centre at your departure station. Renfe and Nestlé Purina recommend, to ensure your pet's welfare during the trip, that you bring your own blanket and silent toy and avoid feeding them during the three hours prior to the trip to prevent sickness.

Dogs over 10 kg are not allowed on other AVE (high-speed), AVE (high-speed) International and Larga Distancia (Long Distance), Avant (mid-distance high-speed) and Media Distancia (Mid-distance) trains.

 

 
 

CON CERCANÍAS (COMMUTER) TRAINS:

  • Pets are allowed with no weight limit and subject to the following carriage 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

IN ADDITION:

  • Guide and assistance dogs always travel free and are not subject to weight or transportation limitations
  • On train+bus combined tickets, pets are not accepted.
  • Before you travel, always check the transport conditions and the necessary documentation, so that you and your pet enjoy a safe and comfortable trip

HAVE A GOOD JOURNEY!

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