Apr 13, 2018 - 11:33 PM
in reply to CarolynBirdy
Hi Carolyn -
<<". We will book our luggage in Zurich to pick up in Montreux on the
morning of our trip or the night before. Worked a treat last time. Just
wish other countries offered such great service. Makes doing the Golden
Pass with the changing of trains so easy.">>
I use it all the time.
Like many other aspects of travel in Switzerland, you can get more convenience or fancier accomodations by paying more. The Swiss have calibrated nicely the process of taking money from tourists while making thme happy for the services that they pay for. But, you don't have to use them. and you can avoid a lot of the "extra" costs if you wish.
This is a case where I think the fee is well worth it. Once we took a trip from Zürich to the Südtirol for a few days. We came back into the country via the Val Venosta and the bus to Zernez. Train to Samedan. Picked up our rental car, and then our luggage, which we had shipped ahead to Samedan 5 or 6 days before.
A real benefit, not having to haul much luggage around Bozen and Merano, although the bus to Zernez did have plenty of space under the passenger compartment for luggage if we would have needed it.