ÖBB Nightjet sleeper trains are a pet friendly overnight gateway between EU member states. Dogs are very welcome to travel in your private room, and other pet species may be allowed to travel in a cage. As the name suggests, the great thing about the ÖBB Nightjet sleeper trains is that it’s an overnight service, therefore you can snooze away the journey with your dog, and arrive at your destination feeling refreshed! Trains travel between Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Holland, Italy and Switzerland giving you plenty of choice for your European pet travel trip.
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ÖBB Nightjet Sleeper Train Pet Policy
You can only take your dog with you on the ÖBB Nightjet if you book an entire compartment, and will also have to pay for your dog’s ticket on the train by telephone by calling ÖBB customer service on 0043 5 1717, or by visiting an ÖBB ticket office.
Assistance dogs travel free of charge and do not require a muzzle. ÖBB fare conditions apply for journeys within Austria.
Dogs are not allowed in the couchette or sleeping cars on EuroNight services run by PKP (Polish State Railways), ČD (Czech Railways) and MÁV-START (Hungarian Railways).
Small animals in a closed and secure container can travel with you free of charge, provided that the container does not exceed the maximum dimensions of L 90 cm x W 60 cm x H 40 cm and is stowed in the luggage rack. This applies only if you book an entire compartment.
ÖBB Nightjet Pet Friendly Sleeper Train Routes
With Nightjet, you can travel with your pet to the following cities, among others, in an environmentally friendly way. Remember to check out the applicable pet travel laws for each destination.
- Austria: Vienna, Salzburg, Linz, Graz, Innsbruck
- Switzerland: Zurich, Basel
- Germany: Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne, Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Munich, Stuttgart
- Italy: Florence, Rome, Verona, Lake Garda, Milan, Venice, Bologna, Genua, La Spezia & Cinque Terre
- Belgium: Brussels
- Netherlands: Amsterdam, Utrecht
- France: Paris, Strasbourg
- Croatia: Zagreb, Split
The ÖBB Nightjet sleeper trains services are most definitely a stress free way to travel in Europe with your beloved pet. This handy map provided by Nightjet will help you plan your journey.
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