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Old 27.11.2009, 09:56
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Dogs and trains

Can someone tell me the cost of dogs to travel on trains in Switzerland.?
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Old 27.11.2009, 09:58
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Re: Dogs and trains

If he is over 30 cm you pay 1/2 prize of a regular prize.
If he is smaller than 30cm you don't have to pay.
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Can someone tell me the cost of dogs to travel on trains in Switzerland.?
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Depends where you travel from and to...

Have a look here at the SBB Website about dogs

Basically he needs a 2nd class half fare ticket plus:
small dogs up to 30 cm high at the top of their shoulder blades can travel with you free of charge as carriage hand luggage provided they are in a carrier, basket or other suitable container
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Re: Dogs and trains

http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reisemarkt/...le/hunde.htm?=
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If he is over 30 cm you pay 1/2 prize of a regular prize.
If he is smaller than 30cm you don't have to pay.

Again with the height rules. Just like the 178 party.
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Old 27.11.2009, 10:21
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Again with the height rules. Just like the 178 party.
True. And just like the 178, creative cheating usually works... If everything fails, flirt with the inspector and you get off easily!
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Old 27.11.2009, 10:36
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Re: Dogs and trains

And as usual the SBB gets you with the "fine print".

"small dogs up to 30 cm high at the top of their shoulder blades can travel with you free of charge as carriage hand luggage provided they are in a carrier, basket or other suitable container"

Which means that you need to be carrying the dog for it to be free.
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Old 27.11.2009, 10:50
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Re: Dogs and trains

Might as well have you the appropriate link while we are at it. I rather like the idea of a GA for dogs myself.
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Re: Dogs and trains

In addition to what the others said about size, you only need a 1/2 price, 2nd Class ticket for your dog and you can BOTH sit in the 1st Class section (as long as you have a 1st Class ticket).

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Re: Dogs and trains

Sorry, guys. I must be half asleep. Verbier and herc82 both gave the link before I did.

I'm off into the dog-house now.
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Re: Dogs and trains

We were not going to say anything

Have another coffee.
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True. And just like the 178, creative cheating usually works... If everything fails, flirt with the inspector and you get off easily!
Ok, I realize you're joking, but I hate that ****.
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If he is over 30 cm you pay 1/2 prize of a regular prize.
If he is smaller than 30cm you don't have to pay.
in any other country, that would be a witty joke. but in switzerland it's deadly serious.
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Re: Dogs and trains

We have travelled regularly on the trains with our spaniel, who exceeds the hight limit for free travel, and never been asked to pay, except on the Montreux - Gstadd line. Even then we got one way free.

So in my opinion, if the dog is well behaved and on your knee when the ticket man comes round, you will not be asked to pay.

Big dogs, yes.

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Re: Dogs and trains

On the other hand, once on the train from Chur to Arosa the ticket inspector pulled out her handy measuring tape and measured the dogs...

As I had tickets for them, and they were all obviously over 30cm, I'm not sure what that was about...
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On the other hand, once on the train from Chur to Arosa the ticket inspector pulled out her handy measuring tape and measured the dogs...

As I had tickets for them, and they were all obviously over 30cm, I'm not sure what that was about...
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Can someone tell me the cost of dogs to travel on trains in Switzerland.?
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Your location shows that you are in central Switzerland.You can go to SBB for info.
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Re: Dogs and trains

Necromancing an old thread here...

Since I have to pay half-fare for two dogs, can I buy one full-fare ticket to cover them both or do they need a ticket each?
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Necromancing an old thread here...

Since I have to pay half-fare for two dogs, can I buy one full-fare ticket to cover them both or do they need a ticket each?
one each.

plus you can take dogs with 2nd class tickets into 1st class if you have a 1st class ticket.
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Re: Dogs and trains

Damn. I was hoping to save a bit of time at the ticket machine!

I don't think we'll be likely to be travelling first class anyway, but good to know.
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