Eurostar to Belgium/France » Travelling with a pet

  • Travelling with pets on Eurostar to Belgium/France is only permitted from/to Brussels and Paris.
    • Pets are not allowed on Eurostar Snow and Eurostar Sun. Guide and assistance dogs are allowed.
  • Passenger may each take a maximum of two small pets (in a sturdy cage or basket) or one larger dog (heavier than 5 kg) on board with them.
  • If you are travelling abroad with a pet, you are bound by the laws and regulations of all the countries you are travelling through. That means your pet must have been chipped, be vaccinated in time against rabies and have a valid pet passport. For more information, please consult your veterinary surgeon.
  • EU customs rules also apply to Eurostar to Belgium/France. Animals not permitted include the following: wild animals, birds and dangerous dogs. 
Small pets
  • You can take a pet weighing under 5 kg for free in a suitable basket or bag with a maximum size of 55 x 30 x 30 cm (l x w x h).
  • If the train is crowded, the basket or bag must go on your lap.
Large pets
  • For a pet weighing over 5 kg, you need to purchase a ticket for € 30 on the Eurostar to Belgium/France.
  • It is not possible to reserve a seat for a pet.
  • In Belgium and France, dogs weighing 5 kg or more must be on a leash and muzzled.
  • An assistance dog may travel for free (no ticket required) and does not need to wear a muzzle.
What next
  • You must purchase a ticket for a pet (weighing over 5 kg) on board Eurostar to Belgium/France from the train manager.
  • This ticket costs € 30 for a single journey.
  • If a fellow passenger objects to the presence of a dog, the train manager may move you and your pet to a different part of the train.
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