Transporting Animals

On the trains of Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko you can transport your animal pets in the 2nd class carriages.

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Small pets are transported for free

Rabbits, cats, guinea-pigs, and other small animals (including dogs) can be transported for free, provided they are in a transport box (also a cage, basket) that can be closed and has a leak-proof bottom,

  • the birds of prey are allowed for transport in special boxes.

Dogs without transport box will be transported for half-price fare

  • it is allowed to transport a dog without using a transport box. The dog must be leashed and wear a muzzle,
  • a dog without a transport box will be transported for half-price fare, on the territory of Slovakia, on the EuroCity trains it is necessary to purchase the extra fee of 1 €, on the SuperCity train, no extra fee is required for transporting a dog, on the InterCity train a special pricelist applies,
  • on the tracks of Tatra Electric Railway and Cog Railway, you can also purchase a Seasonal Rail Pass for your dog.

Please, respect the other passengers

  • animals can be transported in a compartment, if the other passenger do not make objections, or in an open-space coach in the part of the coach where they are not in other passengers‘  way (usually in the end-sections of the coach),
  • we kindly ask you not to place the animals on the seats or couchettes and not to bring them to the restaurant/bistro coaches.

Animals are not allowed in the 1st class and berth compartments

  • animals can be transported in the 2nd class carriages and couchette compartments
  • in the 1st class carriages and berth compartments, animals are not allowed. A specially trained dog – accompanying a holder of ŤZP-S card is an exception.
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Regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2007 on Rail Passengers' Rights and Obligations (hereinafter Regulation) entered into force on December 2009.
Železničná spoločnosť Slovensko, a.s. (ZSSK) is liable for your transportation and for transportation of your luggage and  has to respect your rights guaranteed by the Regulation.