Discover the new train ticket for € 7 to travel with your dog!

The happy owners of our dog and cat friends have reason to rejoice: since the end of June they can take the train with their pets without having to spend a large sum of money. The trip will cost them with 7 €, timely news at the start of the summer holidays! Here are the details 7 euro train ticket for dogs and cats.

A single fare of € 7 to travel by train with your dog

Since June 23, 2022, SNCF has changed its pricing rules for transporting pets on its lines. From now on you travel with your pet will only cost you € 7 on the SNCF network, regardless of the size of your dog (or cat).

How much did it cost before?

You have probably already wondered: can I take public transport with my dog? Well, a few weeks ago it was expensive to take the train with your pet, especially if weight and height by your companion prevented it from being carried in a carrying case.

Definitely if your animal weighed less than six kilos and could fit into one bag or basketthe ticket cost you ”only»€ 7. On the other hand, when he exceeded these standard criteria, the price of his train ticket increased. You would then have to pay the price for one half ticket price.

7 euros, a single price for all dogs

This is the big news of the summer for people who like to travel by train with their four-legged friends: Now it will not cost you more to take your pet on holiday if your dog is bigger! You pay fixed amount of 7 € for its transport. And this regardless of your destination or the time of your trip.

On which trains can you travel with the ticket of 7 euros?

a person and his dog are waiting for a train

You can buy a ticket for € 7 to travel with the following trains:

  • TGV Inoui;
  • Intercity train;
  • TERs .

As for Ouigo, the ticket price for the pet has been reduced to 10 eurosagainst the previous 15 euros.

Where can you buy a 7 euro train ticket for your dog?

You can buy your pet’s ticket online or at the station.

Why did we switch to the € 7 rate?

The end of discrimination

a man and a dog on a station platform

We reminded you that SNCF previously charged one supplement for large and medium-sized dogs (Labradors, Beagles, German Shepherds, etc.). But she did not reserve a place for them on the train! So they traveled ashore, in leash and muzzle, for the high price of one half ticket price. This difference in treatment even seemed particularly unfair discriminatory in the eyes of many masters and mistresses of pets.

With the single ticket, large animals certainly still do not have a specific place on the train. They must stay on the ground under the feet of the passenger. But their owners are now paying a reasonable price.

Savings for owners

For many years has complaints from dissatisfied travelers piled up in the offices of SNCF’s complaints department. Some passengers paid large sums to be able to take their dog with them.

In addition, the half rate was calculated on the basis of a kilometer scale , and not the price of the passenger’s ticket, which could benefit from certain reductions depending on his status (senior, youth card, etc.). Some were at pay more for their animals than for them!

Therefore, in this period of historical inflation (+ 5.8% in June 2022 over a year), this single ticket is therefore good for the wallet, although we would obviously have preferred to be able to take availableour companions with us.

Did you know ? Only guide dogs can travel without a ticket and free on board trains.

The fight against summer abandonment

Secondary consequence that many hoped for animal welfare associationsthe reduction in the fare should encourage owners to take their pets on holiday … and so on reduce dropouts in the summer,that makes thousands of people unhappy every year.

That France is the European number 1 in terms of animal concessions. In the summer of 2021, according to the SPA, 16,894 animals were collected, a record never before reached in our country.

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