Door to Door Baggage Service with Swiss railways?

Door to Door Baggage Service with Swiss railways?

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Jan 11, 2018 - 10:37 PM

Great Forum!!! This has been a great resource for learning and planning for a 5 day trip from Zurich to Interlaken (July 3 - 4 with side trip to Jungfrau) to Zermatt (July 5 - 6) and on July 7th Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur with transfer to get back to Zurich.

Two couples over 65 yrs of age traveling and we do not want to handle luggage. Can anyone suggest same day baggage service to transport bags from hotel to hotel? We plan on purchasing 4 day Swiss Pass but travel on first day (July 3rd) from Zurich to Interlaken using regular first class tickets. Plan is to activate 4 day Swiss Travel Pass on July 4th for discount to Jungfrau and 4th day on July 7th to take Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur then transfer trains to get back to Zurich.

Any advise / recommendations on this itinerary would also be greatly appreciated.

Thank you again for all the knowledgeable and courteous information provided.

rockoyster
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Jan 11, 2018 - 11:07 PM in reply to Removed user

Can't help on the luggage. We carried our own on trip last year. 1 suitcase and 1 backpack each was not problem although we stayed close to stations in each stopover. Also not spring chickens.

Are you arriving Zurich Airport? If so get connection to Lucerne that does not require train change in Zurich. A very large and busy station.

Consider Wengen for your overnight stay in Jungfrau Region.

Interlaken to Zermatt follow the route via Kandersteg and avoid the long tunnel. You will then travel on the Regio-Express Lötschberger train over the traditional, more than 100 year old mountain route, giving you a wonderful view along the impressive peaks and down into the Rhone Valley.

sandhuctr
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Jan 12, 2018 - 12:42 AM

Hi Rockoyster

Is Regio Express train is covered under swiss travel pass and we do need reservations

Thanks

Aman

rockoyster
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Jan 12, 2018 - 12:51 AM in reply to sandhuctr

Hello sandhuctr,

Yes, the Regio-Express Lötschberger (between Bern and Brig) is just a regular train and is covered by the Swiss Travel Pass. Reservations are not needed. If travelling from Interlaken to Zermatt you connect with it at Spiez.

Alpenrose666
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Jan 12, 2018 - 4:19 AM in reply to Removed user

>> planning for a 5 day trip from Zurich to Interlaken (July 3 - 4 with side trip to Jungfrau) to Zermatt (July 5 - 6) and on July 7th Glacier Express from Zermatt to Chur with transfer to get back to Zurich. Two couples over 65 yrs of age traveling and we do not want to handle luggage. Can anyone suggest same day baggage service to transport bags from hotel to hotel?

If you want same-day door-to-door luggage transport it is going to cost you a lot of money, i.e. for each transfer a minimum of CHF 82 (CHF 70 flat rate for shipping, plus CHF 12 for each piece of luggage shipped). Hopefully the CHF 70 flat rate would apply to your group as a whole, as all luggage will be shipped to and from the same addresses, but you would need to check that.

The service is available in limited locations, but of the locations you mentioned (Zürich, Interlaken and Zermatt), Zermatt is the only location where this service is not provided.

For Zermatt, you could use the station-to-station Express Luggage service instead. That will cost a minimum of CHF 42 (CHF 30 flat rate for shipping, plus CHF 12 for each piece of luggage).

Although Zermatt is included on the list of stations offering Express Luggage Service, it does not appear in the calculator used to determine luggage deposit and collection times, so you might want to enquire further about that.

List of stations offering Express Luggage services

www.sbb.ch/content/dam /sbb/en/pdf/en_bahnhof -services/en_dienstleis tungen/en_gepaeck/Stat ionen_Reisegepaeck_Exp ress_EN.pdf

Luggage deposit and pick-up time calculator

gepaeckshop.sbb.ch/dea dlinecalculator/expres sluggage?culturename=en

As Zermatt is car-free, most hotels provide a shuttle service to transport guests and their luggage between the station and the hotel on days of arrival and departure (but check before booking). You would have to collect your luggage at Zermatt station by 19:00 on your day of arrival in Zermatt.

Here is where you can find further information:

www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/practical/luggage

Express Door-to-Door Luggage

www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/lugg age-and-flight-luggage/luggage/expres s-door-to-door-luggage.html

Express Luggage

www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/lugg age-and-flight-luggage/luggage/expres s-luggage.html

Alpenrose

Last modified on Jan 12, 2018 - 4:34 AM by Alpenrose666
Alpenrose666
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Jan 12, 2018 - 4:29 AM in reply to Removed user

As rockoyster mentioned, reservations are not required on the Lötschberger. However, the sector from Spiez to Brig can get very busy between Spiez and Kandersteg. When I travelled on this train in September 2016 there was standing room only on this sector - even in 1st class. In July, I would expect it to be even busier.

As you are travelling in July, reservations might not be a bad idea, and it means you can choose window seats and ensure you all sit together. Reservations cost CHF 5 per seat, and can be made in the SBB Ticket Shop once you have decided on which particular train you will take:

www.sbb.ch/ticketshop/ b2c/adw.do?sprache=en&artikelnumm er=1993

Alpenrose

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