Luggage transportation in Swiss trains

How to transport your luggage on Swiss rail

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Taking luggage on the trains

If you can carry your bags in one go, then you can take along your luggage yourself. You can put your luggage in the designated space over the seats, between the backrests, or at the end of the coach. Keep an eye on your luggage at all times. Theft mostly occurs at larger crowded stations.

If you have more luggage than you can carry, or if you want to travel more comfortably, then it's recommended to use a luggage service.

Storing luggage at the station

All larger rail stations have lockers you can rent for 24 hours. Many of them also have a staffed left luggage office where you can store your luggage for any amount of time.

Bike transportation

You can take along your bike in most trains. In some trains it's not possible. Some trains require a reservation. The timetable shows whether these exceptions apply. You need to buy a bike ticket. Packed folding bikes are free to take along.

Luggage services

There are various luggage services. Below is an overview of the options. Conditions may slightly vary by destination, so please check details before using the service.

Traveling within Switzerland

Basic Luggage service:

  • From: any staffed rail station. Hand in before 7 PM (mind opening hours).
  • To: any staffed rail station. Collect two days later from 9 AM (mind opening hours). If you collect more than 4 days after the arival day, a fee of CHF 5 per day applies.
  • Available for: bags, suitcases, bicycles, skis, snowboards and more, weighing less than 25 kg. Insurance is included.

Express Luggage service:

  • From: 33 rail stations. Hand in before 9 AM.
  • To: 33 rail stations. Collect the same day from 6 PM.
  • Available for: bags, suitcases, skis, snowboards and more, weighing less than 25 kg. Insurance is included.

Other services:

  • Items can be collected and delivered from any address in Switzerland with the door-to-door service.
  • Luggage can be delivered to Germany in 5 working days. There's no service to other countries.

Arrival by plane

Basic Flight Luggage service:

  • From: any airport (provided that you land at Geneva or Zurich airport).
  • To: about 34 "flight luggage" rail stations if you land in Zurich or 20 if you land in Geneva.
  • Applies to: bags, suitcases, skis, snowboards and more, weighing less than 23 to 32 kg (depending on flight class). Insurance is included.

Other services:

  • The Express service offers quicker delivery, but is only available to a limited number of rail stations.

Departure by plane

Basic Flight Luggage service:

  • From: about 34 "flight luggage" rail stations if you depart from Zurich airport or 20 if you depart from Geneva airport. If you fly with Swiss or Edelweiss you can check in for your flight at the station when you hand in your luggage. If not, you can send your luggage to Geneva or Zurich airport, collect it there, and check in as usual.
  • To: any destination airport.
  • Applies to: bags, suitcases, skis, snowboards and more, weighing less than 23 to 32 kg (depending on the flight class). Insurance is included.

Other services:

  • The Express service allows you to hand in the luggage later, but is only available from a limited number of rail stations.
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