Passengers can transport small domestic animals, housed in cages, baskets or other types of pet carriers that can be stored the same way as the passenger’s luggage, as well as small dogs that can sit on a passenger’s lap.
Large dogs (over 30cm in height) on trains are required to wear a muzzle, be kept on a short lead and sit or lie on the floor. Large dogs travel at a half 2nd class fare in domestic traffic and a half fare according to the international tariff on international routes. Large dogs are not allowed on ICS trains. Guide dogs for blind and disabled people are the only exceptions.
Upon boarding the train carriage, passengers accompanied by large dogs must obtain consent from their fellow passengers. If your fellow passengers do not consent to the presence of your pet, then you should contact the train conductor or a member of the rail staff onboard who will take care of the animal for the duration of the journey.
Smaller animals may accompany you on all trains. Dogs can accompany passengers in sleeper cars or couchettes only if the passenger is alone in the compartment, or if the passenger has purchased extra space in the compartment. Animals are not permitted in the buffet car onboard any train service.
Transport of animals abroad
Conditions for the transport of animals abroad are mostly the same as in Slovenia. However, elsewhere in Europe the transportation of pets in sleeper cars and couchettes may be subject to different restrictions, depending on the rail carrier. Therefore, we recommend you obtain detailed information on conditions of carriage in individual countries prior to starting your journey.
In Croatia, dogs are not allowed on the tilting trains Nr. 520-525 on the Zagreb-Split route.
Animals are not to be transported to and from Norway, Finland, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Irish Republic, Spain (except dogs in sleeper compartments), Morocco and Portugal. In Germany and Belgium dogs can be transported but must wear a muzzle and be kept on a lead.