Forwarding excess luggage in Switzerland or to USA

Forwarding excess luggage in Switzerland or to USA

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Julie49
Julie49
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Jul 12, 2017 - 8:00 PM

I asked earlier about this issue but now I've twp follow-up question.

I understand I can send luggage to a staffed rail station e.g., Zermatt to Grindelwald. How do I find out which other stations are staffed that I can send that excess luggage to. I am specifically interested in Chur and/or Scuol.

My preference would be to send the luggage home, we have no need of it after the Monte Rosa trip. Has anyone done this .. shipped from Switzerland to the US? Any recommendations? cautions? . I see many companies advertise but it's always US to Europe ... what about the reverse? Where can I ship it from specifically in Switzerland? Do I need to be present to send it along or can I have it picked up at my hotel after I've checked out.

Thanks for any advice... please remember this is luggage full of "specialty" gear not easily rented or borrowed nor needed after our expedition.

Julie49
Julie49
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new member
Jul 12, 2017 - 11:51 PM in reply to Julie49

Okay, from another post I believe I've figured out how to handle my pesky luggage.

Using this sbb website: www.sbb.ch/en/station-services/services/lugg age-and-flight-luggage/luggage/luggag e.html

I believe that I can a) check the luggage in Zermatt and b) pick it up in Lugano 15 days later.

If anyone wants to confirm that I've read my options correctly, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks Rockoyster for using this url as part of an answer to another poster.

Lucas
Lucas
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Jul 13, 2017 - 8:05 AM in reply to Julie49

Hi Julie,

Yes you are right, you can send from Zermatt to Lugano. Please note on that webpage that after 4 days they start charging you 5chf per day. You will want to inform them that you aren't picking up the luggage for 15 days after shipping as well.

If you are flying out of Switzerland then I think it is much cheaper to send the luggage ahead to your last stop before picking it up - rather than ship it back to the US, but that is up to you. If a company notes they ship from US to Europe there should be no issue shipping it in the reverse direction.

Lucas

Last modified on Jul 13, 2017 - 8:05 AM by Lucas
TexasK
TexasK
3 posts
new member
Jul 13, 2017 - 12:54 PM

Hello,

We use Luggage Forward based out of Boston in the U.S. and it works perfectly. We forward some of our luggage ahead to Switzerland before we arrive and then forward it back to the USA. Give them a call.

Julie49
Julie49
22 posts
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Jul 13, 2017 - 1:18 PM

Lucas and TexasK,

My thanks for confirming my plan will work and the recommendation of Luggage Forward.

Lucas, I'd not thought to inform SBB that I wouldn't pick up UNTIL a later date, that is very helpful "how-to" information. I knew about the 5CHF / day fee.I can live with that no problem. We are flying out of Milan, which means we only need to deal with the luggage from Lugano to Milan - this too is doable.

TexasK, I'll reach out to Luggage Forward. My concern is about a Saturday pick-up in Zermatt if I need to be present.

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