Want to wander around Basel luggage-free but have no clue where to put your luggage?
Luckily there are quite a few options in the city for you to store your luggage worry-free while you go and enjoy your day.
Below I will show you all the options, all you have to do is choose the most convenient for you.
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Luggage Storage Companies in Basel
NannyBag is one of the biggest luggage storage companies around these days and they have a great location on Pfeffingerstrasse behind the train station. It is around a ten-minute walk from the Basel station, so an easy place to drop off your luggage while you are in town.
Here is some more information about this storage location
- Rating: 4.9/5
- Opening House
- Price: CHF 6.50/day
I have included a map for you below to get an idea of where the Nanny bag location is. See the purple pin towards the bottom of the image (the station is at the top and the Rhine is North/up off the screen).
Nanny Bag storage in Basel
Basel Train Station Luggage Storage
The Lucerne train station is very close to the old town, so it’s an easy spot to put your luggage for the day. Especially if you have to take a train to your next destination. There are two options for luggage storage at the train station: luggage lockers and the left luggage counter.
The Basel train station has 120 lockers in various sizes. I have listed them in the table below so you can see if they have a size that suits your luggage or gear.
They’re just the spot to keep your stuff safe for up to 72 hours. Whether you’re carrying a small bag or a pretty hefty suitcase, they’ve got you covered. And, the lockers are accessible 24/7 which means you can come and go as you please.
Where Are The Luggage Lockers In Basel Train Station?
The luggage lockers in Basel train station are in the basement (-1) level on the main city side of the station (Centralbahnplatz). Take the escalator down to the lower level and you should find them. Below is a map from the SBB showing their location (the light gray/brown area is the ground floor, the blue at the bottom is the basement floor).
Luggage Locker Sizes
There are a large variety of luggage locker sizes in Basel train station. Overall there are 120 lockers available.
|Dimensions||Price (CHF)||Number of Lockers|
|Small||35.1 x 45.7 x 55.5 cm|
13.8 x 18 x 21.9 inches
|Medium||35.1 x 62.0 x 55.5 cm|
13.8 x 24.4 x 21.9 inches
|Large||35.1 x 94.5 x 55.5 cm|
13.8 x 37.2 x 21.9 inches
|X-Large||52.5 x 45.7 x 85.5 cm|
20.6 x 18 x 33.6 inches
|XX-Large||52.5 x 94.5 x 85.5 inches|
20.6 x 18 x 37.2 inches
Luggage Locker Payment Options
One of the cool things about the new SBB lockers in Basel is the multiple payment methods we accept: coins, debit/credit cards, mobile payments, and even the local Twint system.
Our lockers are pretty tech-savvy too – instead of a traditional key, you’ll get a QR code to unlock them. Just make sure you keep it safe! If you misplace it, you’ll need to pay.
Left Luggage Service
But let’s say your luggage is larger than their biggest locker, or maybe you’ve got too many things to store?
I am not 100% sure if there is a luggage storage service in Basel SBB train station. The SBB says there isn’t, but their Basel train station map says there is a left luggage.
If there is, it should be right next to the lockers in the basement level. If there isn’t, you will have to use the Nanny Bag service I mentioned above.
- Opening Hours:
- Mon-Fri: 8 am – 7 pm
- Weekends: 9 am – 6 pm
- Phone: 0848 44 66 88
- Cost: CHF 12 per piece per day
- Restrictions: Maximum weight 25 kg (55 lbs)
Luggage Storage at Basel Hotels
Did you consider asking your hotel about their luggage storage services? A lot of hotels provide this convenience free of charge until you’re ready to depart for the day. The only catch is, there needs to be someone at the front desk when you want to pick up your luggage. Therefore, if you’re planning on leaving very early or returning quite late, using a locker at the train station could be your best bet.