May 28, 2014 - 10:27 AM
in reply to scatter
You are very welcome scatter :-)
All information and links regarding luggage transport is here: www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/luggage
In your case, the Fast Luggage Service could do Basel to Wengen. The standard times are: handing it in in Basel before 12:30 PM and you can collect it in Wengen from 6:30 PM the same day. Since you won't be in time for that it will arrive later, but I don't know when exactly. They'll tell you there.
On the way back, you can check-in for your flight at the rail station in Wengen. Your luggage will go right on to the plane so you can collect it in the US. I don't know of any limits for the US, but not all airlines offer this, so check the above link and the "More on other websites" section there for details. This SBB page specifically is interesting. If it works for your airline you can check-in on Saturday before 5:10 PM.
Some, perhaps all, major US airlines do not offer this "Check-in at the station" service. If you indeed can't use it, you can use the Fast Luggage Service again and hand it in before 5:10 PM as well. It will be available at the luggage counter of the airport rail station the next day from 6:30 AM.
Last modified on May 28, 2014 - 10:28 AM by Arno