Travel from Paris CDG Airport to Calais with my Emotional Support Dog

Hi my name is Jan, I am traveling with my Emotional Support Dog by air to CDG Paris, arriving on September 13th. I wish to travel by train with my dog from CDG to Calais, how do I make a booking and is there a charge for service dogs on the train. I have the Doctors letter and all the necessary health certificate, vaccination and vet records. He is a 16 lb Jack Russell Terrier.Thank you.
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) August 08, 2017 17:01
    Hi Tom,

    Small dogs can be taken on trains but must be kept in a carrier.

    When traveling with a dog, you would just have to expect the following:

    1.) The requirement that your dog be leashed and, in some cases, even muzzled.

    2.) The possibility that the conductor would move you to another part of the train if any neighboring passengers object to the presence of your dog.

    3.) The need of a separate ticket for your dog. You would purchase the ticket for your dog at the station before you board. Generally, a dog ticket would be 25-50% off the local price of a 2nd class ticket (even if you’ll be traveling in 1st class).

    4.) The requirement of appropriate documentation, such as a dog registration certificate and health card.

    For yourself, you would purchase tickets for a connection from Paris CDG Airport to Calais by searching the route under 'Find Train Tickets' on the homepage of our website, www.raileurope.com. When searching trains out of the CDG Airport, you would just type 'Paris Airport' in the field for the departure city.

    Connections from Paris CDG to Calais do involve changing trains once in Lille along the way. The train change in Lille will show when you pull up the results of your search.

    Trains from Paris CDG to Lille are TGV or Brussels-France TGV trains. For the short distance from Lille to Calais, you would either take a regional train or another TGV train.
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    • Jeff (Official Rep) August 16, 2017 14:22
      Hi Jan,

      While actual porter service is no longer offered at rail stations in Europe, you should be able to receive assistance at the CDG Airport. Upon arrival, inform an attendant and I'm sure they'll get someone to help.

      Even though rail stations no longer provide official porter service, they still should be able to find someone to help upon request.
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