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Swiss Train Station- Luggage Locks or Baggage Service?

Old Jan 21st, 2014, 01:19 PM
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that is 10 francs or euros per bag - lockers can fit more than one bag if the bags are small enough.
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Old Jan 21st, 2014, 10:30 PM
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Yes, I had already posted that per piece info previously in this thread.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 05:36 AM
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Thanks, sorry I missed that!
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 08:47 AM
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WeisserTee, thank you for the clarification. If I understand correctly left-luggage is our only option for four days of storage since the lockers need to be renewed every 24 hours and we will not be in Basel. Am I correct?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 10:02 AM
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Left luggage is the usual thing when you don't want to use a locker or there are no automated lockers which automatically charge you for the number of days you have used them when you retrieve luggage.

The Left Luggage room at Basel is easy to find (the main station is large) and is well-marked.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:01 AM
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And if there actually are automated lockers in which you can leave luggage for more than one 24-hour period available, the people at the Left Luggage window will direct you to those.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:08 AM
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Thank you Dukey1. It sounds like long term lockers are the best bet if that station has any.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:12 AM
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I cannot remember specifically if Basel has them or not. But I have used the Left Luggage room and the one thing you should be aware of is/are the hours that room is attended. I am not sure any of them anywhere remain open 24 hours a day so make sure they are going to BE open when you need to retrieve your things.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:15 AM
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Is there any way to find out if there are long term lockers in the Basel station?
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 11:48 AM
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I can look again, but I don't think they are long term.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 01:42 PM
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I am not sure I understand why you think you need a long-term locker unless you already know you won't be able to retrieve your luggage from the Left Luggage room when it is open.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 02:07 PM
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My thinking, if I understand completely is the cost for left luggage is 10 Swiss francs per day per bag compared to a large locker that will hold two of my bags and costs 9 Swiss francs per day. In other words less than half the cost.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 03:48 PM
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In most countries after the time limit on the locker expires they take the stuff to the regular left-luggage desk and then charge per bag - ask about that and you could save some money buy using the lockers to the max time limit and save some mullah.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 04:04 PM
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marking.
WeisserTee - great information. Thank you.
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Old Jan 22nd, 2014, 08:51 PM
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@ WeisserTee -- Kudos for your willingness to help strangers! I doubt that many people would go out of their way to learn an answer to a question posted on a travelers' forum, and from what I can tell, you've now done that several times. Awesome! But don't make a habit of it -- it will make the rest of us look bad. ;-)
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