Trainstation lockers, etc.

Trainstation lockers, etc.

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Aug 29, 2016 - 4:32 PM

We are travelling through Switzerland in about 3 weeks and have a few questions. We already have a Swiss Travel Pass.

1. Our first station is in Konstanz, Germany. I was led to believe the Pass would be good there. Is that true or do we need to pay for the first leg of the journey into Switzerland and then use the Pass?

2. We were thinking of taking a side trip to Rhein Falls. Does the train station there have lockers for our luggage?

3. We are taking an overnight train and have compartment reserved. Do we also have seats in 1st class section(we have that Travel Pass)? Do the compartments have locks to safeguard our luggage?

Last modified on Aug 29, 2016 - 5:13 PM by Arno
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Aug 29, 2016 - 5:18 PM

Hi djgluckman,

1. The leg from Konstanz (Germany) to Kreuzlingen (Switzerland) is indeed covered. You don't need a ticket. Other public transport in Konstanz is not covered.

2. There are no lockers as far as I know. You can send your luggage ahead to your next destination, or use the lockers at the station of Schaffhausen.

3. Which train are you referring to? There are no overnight trains within Switzerland, only a few to Germany. The Swiss Travel Pass only covers the Swiss leg.

Have a great trip!

Last modified on Aug 29, 2016 - 5:18 PM by Arno
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Aug 29, 2016 - 6:38 PM in reply to Arno

Thanks for that information. To "send my luggage ahead" seems like Express luggage service which isn't available from the stations from Konstanz to Rhein Falls. Is there another service I'm missing?

As for the overnight train, we are taking a train from Zurich to Vienna, leaving at 21.40. I was wondering about seats or are there seats in the overnight cabin that convert to beds?

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Aug 30, 2016 - 7:45 AM in reply to Removed user

Hi djgluckman,

The regular luggage service will work from Kreuzlingen, but it is slower. If that does not fit your plans you can use the lockers in Schaffhausen.

That overnight train has a fixed price I think, so you pay the same amount regardless of how long you're on board. So the Swiss Travel Pass is not relevant for that ride. There are cars with seats too (2nd class only). If any are not reserved you can sit there, but you'd normally stay in your cabin. That should be at least as comfortable.

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