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kauaisam
kauaisam
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Aug 25, 2010 - 12:40 PM
I've read that while town or mountain-hopping, I can lighten my load by sending my baggage ahead by dropping it off at the train station (in this case, Zurich airport after purchasing my ticket to Lauterbrunnen) and paying the 10 SF, maximum 55 pounds. My bag supposedly should show up within 24 hours.

I'll be backpacking and staying at one of the hostels, so would it be safe to send it ahead? My backpack is a top loading one and there is no way to lock it, but of course, there won't be much valuables, just clothes, toiletries, and the like.

Thank you!
Kauaisam
Annika
Annika
6216 posts
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Aug 25, 2010 - 1:43 PM

Yes, the SBB baggage service is very reliable. You can send your backpack ahead from the central railway station of Zurich to Lauterbrunnen. More information on the baggage service, including an overview of railway stations offering this service, can be found at the SBB website.

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kauaisam
kauaisam
15 posts
new member
Aug 26, 2010 - 11:42 AM

Annika, Thank you for answering all my questions promptly, you have been most helpful and my anxieties are relieved; I look forward to visiting Switzerland in two weeks.

bknorby
bknorby
2 posts
new member
Aug 27, 2010 - 3:55 PM
I want to chime in on this topic. We just got back from Switzerland and we had an amazing experience with the bags. We were staying in Interlaken for most of our trip so we packed a lot of extra items. For the last part of our trip, we started a backpack in Saas Fee. Before we left for Saas Fee, we took our extra bag to the Interlaken West terminal and checked it through to the Zurich Oerlikon station (since that was near our last night's hotel). After our backpack, we went to the Zurich Oerlikon station and had our bag within minutes. All for 10 Swiss Francs. The Swiss Railway system is definitely a well organized machine!
kim11
kim11
494 posts
top member
Aug 28, 2010 - 4:04 AM

I, too, can vouch for the quality and efficiency of the SBB baggage transport. Just a note of clarification, however. I believe same day service (drop by 9:00 am, receive by 6:00 pm) is 20 CHF per bag. Two day service is 10 CHF per bag. You can get all the details at www.myswissalps.com/train/practical/luggage.

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