SBB baggage Luggage Allowance and Suitcase Transport

SBB luggage allowance | How many suitcases can I bring?

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is the name of Switzerland’s national railway company, called also CFF in French and FFS in Italian. Check all the details about SBB baggage allowance and find out what’s the best solution to transport your luggage when travelling on Swiss trains. Travel light on SBB trains thanks to our door-to-door luggage transport service and get your luggage delivered directly to your address.

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SBB Baggage allowance: what is the luggage limit?

SBB baggage allowance policy doesn’t have a weight or dimension limit regarding the luggage you can bring on Swiss trains. Passengers are allowed to take on SBB trains their luggage with no specific limits. The general rules about SBB baggage allowance are the following:

  • Passengers should be able to lift and carry their own luggage on SBB trains.
  • Suitcases or other items should not block aisles or doors.
  • SBB recommends bringing small hand luggage on trains marked with expected high occupancy.

Luggage transport services when travelling with SBB

SBB offers different services to transport your luggage when travelling on Swiss trains. SBB offers luggage transport services with different options and prices.

  • SBB Station to station luggage service: Luggage, bike and sports equipment delivery at the destination station in 2 days.
  • SBB Door to door luggage service: Door to door luggage delivery in 3 days for items under 25 kg.
  • SBB Station to door luggage service: Luggage transport service in 3 days for suitcase under 25 kg.
  • SBB door to station luggage service: Luggage transport service in 3 days for suitcase under 25 kg.


Alternatives to SBB luggage transport service

SBB offers four different luggage transport services when travelling on Swiss trains, however, there are limitations to the services. Most of the luggage transport services offered by SBB accepts only suitcases and not bikes or other items. Delivery times can vary from 2 to 3 days (or more) depending on the type of service. Luggage transport services of SBB to or from stations are available only in specific locations.

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Are bikes allowed on Swiss trains according to SBB baggage allowance?

According to the SBB baggage allowance policy, passengers can register their bike as luggage. On specific trains there are areas dedicated to bike storage. To transport a bike on those SBB trains, you will need to buy a specific ticket in advance. The price for transporting a bike on SBB trains may vary depending on the distance and the period.


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FAQ about SBB luggage allowance policy

Are pets allowed on SBB trains?
Passengers travelling with SBB can bring their dogs on board. Small dogs, up to 30 cm high, can travel for free if they are in a carrier, basket or other suitable container. SBB pet policy for bigger dogs requires the passenger to pay the second class half fare or buy the dog Pass.
Can I transport skis and other sports equipment on SBB trains?
SBB luggage allowance does not mention specific requirements about the transport of skis or other sports equipment. Passengers are allowed to bring on SBB trains skis and other sports equipment if they follow the general SBB baggage allowance. If you have many bags and find it inconvenient to travel with skis, you can travel light and send skis, snowboards, or any other sports equipment to the destination.
How long in advance do I have to book an SBB luggage delivery service?
When travelling on Swiss trains, SBB requires that you book the door-to-door delivery service at least two days before the collection, suggesting you schedule it before the day of your trip. If you are looking for urgent luggage delivery when travelling with SBB or more flexible options, contact our experts via chat or book our door-to-door delivery service. You can book urgent luggage deliveries, with the possibility of same-day pick-up for certain services and routes: book the express service to receive your suitcases in 24/72 hours everywhere in the world.
What is the difference between door-to-door and station-to-door SBB luggage service?
SBB offers different luggage transport services to its passengers, and the main difference between them is the pick-up and delivery location. SBB door-to-door luggage transport service allows the passenger to send the baggage directly to the final destination of the trip, with the collection at the starting address. The station-to-door luggage transport service from SBB has stricter requirements about items and size of the luggage and will require the client to bring the suitcase to the station, if the service is available in the departing station.
The information concerning SBB luggage allowance is based on data collected from the company’s website on July 2021. For more information about SBB luggage policy and limitations, we strongly recommend checking the company’s official website.


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