Following you can find some guidelines to make sure, that travelling by public transport in South Tyrol becomes a pleasure for you and your four-legged friend.
Principally dogs are carried by public transport in South Tyrol, if the required space is available so that other passengers are not disturbed. Don’t forget the EU pet passport!
Transport of dogs on buses and local trains:
Guide dogs and small dogs, which can be held in your arms or carried in a container with the dimensions of max. 70×30×50 cm, are transported for free. If your four-legged friend does not fulfil these criteria, it has to be kept on a lead and must not take any seats. Furthermore it has to wear a muzzle. Before starting the journey, you have to buy a ticket for yourself and your dog which have to be validated in the bus. The transport of dogs with single fare ticket, Mobilcard or South Tyrol Pass is only valid in the area covered by the South Tyrol Integrated Transportation (until Trento, Brennero and San Candido).
Transport of dogs on long-distance trains:
Your dog has to be kept on a lead and must wear a muzzle. Before starting the journey, you have to buy a ticket for yourself and a 50% reduced second class ticket four your four-legged friend. Small dogs in a container (max. 70×30×50 cm) are transported for free, one container per person is allowed. Guide dogs are travelling for free.
Transport of dogs on cable cars:
Also dogs may hover upwards on the different lift facilities. Therefore it is required, that your companion wears a muzzle, is kept on the lead and does not disturb or annoy the other passengers. On some cable cars a muzzle is not necessary - please inform yourself about the valid regulations before you start the journey. Normally dogs get a reduction on the ticket prices, some mountain railway operators transport your dog even for free.