Luggage storage - train station locker time limit?

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Jun 14, 2017 - 2:24 AM


I found information on website regarding luggage sizes & lockers.

But need to ask price written is for 24 hour or for one-time use?

My entry and exit point for Switzerland is in Basel. So if i put my luggage in Basel train station, i will be charged 9 CHF for each day or one time only?

Also, on this link ain/practical/luggage

Basic Luggage Service and Express luggage service, but the price is not mentioned.


Syed Hussain

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Jun 14, 2017 - 9:29 AM in reply to syedali

Hi Syed,

Yes, the lockers are only for 24 hours of use. I don't know why it isn't mentioned in the SBB website - bizarre!

Our luggage web page you note above is just about sending luggage not about storage - but there are links on the page to SBB for you to find price for both sent luggage and storage.


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new member
Jun 15, 2017 - 2:07 AM in reply to Lucas

Hi Lucas,

Thanks for your reply.

So it means maximum i can use it for 24 hours, what if i need to store luggage for 3-4 days? Happy to pay locker fee for each day.



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Jun 15, 2017 - 4:59 AM


I remember in the old days there was a place in major stations where you could hand in your bags for long term storage. I took a gang of kids to Switzerland once and we left a few suitcases at the consigne in Lausanne for three weeks. Maybe these no longer exist and there are only lockers ? I don't know, yet. But I did a bit of google-imaging and came across this for the the CFF station at the Geneva Airport. Just possibly this is also available at the SBB in Basel ? It looks like there are five different locker sizes and the storage period is up to 96 hours (4 days).

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Jun 15, 2017 - 10:44 AM in reply to syedali

Hi Syedali-

Haven't tried this for a while, but in years past, after you ran out of time in a locker, someone would open it and take it to the baggage storage office. Then, if you showed your key, they would give you your luggage, and charge you the per day rate for storage. Of course, you had to get there when the left luggage office was open.

On the occasions when that happened to me, the time limut was 72 hours, but, things like that change. 24 hours does not surprise me.

You could drop a note to the Sto check; they answer e-mails reasonably quickly.


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