send luggage to next train station - next day?

send luggage to next train station - next day?

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imnew
imnew
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Apr 13, 2015 - 10:38 AM

I planning to send my luggage from Zurich (18 Apr) to Lausanne & pick it up the next day (19 Apr) using "Baggage Switzerland" from train station.

However, when I checked the SBB website (sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/ baggage/baggage-switzerland.html), it says "the day after next":

For Swiss domestic travel, you register your luggage until 7 p.m., and you collect it after 9 a.m. on the day after next.

So does it means if I sent it on 18 Apr before 7 pm, I only get to pick it up on 20 April (day after next) ? or 19 Apr.

Someone recently used the service Please kindly advise. Thanks a lot.

Arno
Arno
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Apr 13, 2015 - 11:25 AM

Hi imnew,

You can use the Fast Baggage Service and collect your luggage the same day from 6 PM if you hand it in before 11 AM: sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/ baggage/fast-baggage.html.

imnew
imnew
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Apr 14, 2015 - 4:52 AM in reply to Arno

Dear Arno, thx for the reply. I did not ask clearly. I dont want to use Fast Baggage. I want to get my luggage back the next day, but from the website info, I worry that I only get the luggage back the day after tomorrow.

Furthermore, is there a deadline (say 7 pm) that I have to pick up my luggage the next day?

thx,

imnew

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 14, 2015 - 6:18 AM in reply to imnew

<<"I dont want to use Fast Baggage. ">>

Why don't you want to use Fast Baggage?

As far as I can tell from the SBB web site, you have two choices, and only two choices:

1. - Fast ( same day.)

2.- "Regular" ( day after next.)

If you use either service, your baggage goes to the "Left Luggage " room or a similar place at the receiving station. It will stay there until you pick it up...not forever, of course, but certainly for several days.

There is a per day fee per bag for using the "Left Luggage" capability, or the baggage lockers at the various stations when you simply leave your baggage for a while. I don't know if they would charge it in addition to the fee for shipping your bag, but I suspect they would. You might - but I don't know this, and I rather doubt it - get a day or so of free storage. But, surely, if you leave a bag for a long while, they would expect you to pay for the storage service.

I hope Arno knows some way to avoid paying for storage. That would be nice.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
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Apr 14, 2015 - 6:21 AM in reply to Arno
Arno said:

<<"if you hand it in before 11 AM: sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/ baggage/fast-baggage.html.">>

When I read that link, it says before 9 AM. Have they improved the service?

Arno
Arno
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Apr 14, 2015 - 6:30 AM

Hi,

@imnew: the info from Slowpoke is correct, these are the options you have. You don't have to pick it up the same day. The next day is fine too, or even later. They will store it for free for four days after the arrival day. After that you'd pay CHF 5 per day.

@Slowpoke: 9 AM is the standard time to hand in luggage, but if you click the link below that text, you can search for details on a specific connection. Zurich to Lausanne is a faster one.

Slowpoke
Slowpoke
2645 posts
expert
Apr 14, 2015 - 7:21 AM in reply to Arno

<<" 9 AM is the standard time to hand in luggage, but if you click the link
below that text, you can search for details on a specific connection.
Zurich to Lausanne is a faster one.">>

Arno-

Thanks.

Good to know. I'll have to check that whenever i am going between main stations.

Were you riding Swiss trains back in the 1980's? In those days your bag was checked right onto the train that you were riding on. I really liked that service; too bad they chose to discontinue it. Probably, it requires too much staff time at the last minute.

Arno
Arno
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Apr 14, 2015 - 4:14 PM
I only used Swiss trains from the 1990's. The service you described sounds wonderful, but I can see how it's more efficient for them to move luggage collecting to the left luggage office at the station. Still a great service though.

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