Here you can find some regulations in the Val Pusteria valley, so that travelling on public transport with your dog becomes a nice experience.
Image gallery: Dogs on public transport
Basically dogs are welcome on public transport in the Val Pusteria valley, as long as the required space exists. Your four-legged friend has to be kept on a lead and must wear a muzzle like in all regions of South and East Tyrol. And your dog must not annoy any other passengers.
The South Tyrol Integrated Transportation offers the services of the local public transport in South Tyrol, in East Tyrol it is the VVT. Seeing-eye dogs and assistance dogs are transported for free.
Transport of dogs on buses:
In South Tyrol you have to buy a ticket also for your four-legged friend and validate it on the bus whereas the VVT in East Tyrol carries your dog for free.
Transport of dogs on trains:
In South Tyrol you have to buy together with your ticket a 50% reduced second class ticket for your dog (before departure). Also in East Tyrol it is possible to take your dog along on most of the trains of the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). Small dogs, carried in a container, are transported for free. If not so, the dog owner has to pay a flat rate of 2 Euros until 98 km/tariff unit and 10 % of the full ticket price for a distance of more than 98 km/tariff unit for the dog. Also here your four-legged friend has to be leashed, must wear a muzzle and may only sit on the floor.
Transport of dogs on cable cars:
Also most of the cable cars in the Val Pusteria valley welcome dogs aboard. Like this also your four-legged friend can enjoy the alpine world of South and East Tyrol. The dog must be leashed and mostly it has to wear a muzzle. If you have to buy a ticket also for your companion, depends on the respective cable car operator.