Want to spend the day wandering around Zurich luggage-free? The only trick is where do you store your luggage!
You have quite a few options on where to put your bags or suitcases for the day if you want to relax in Zurich for the day.
Below are all the options, so just choose the most convenient!
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Luggage Storage Companies in Zurich
One of the best options for luggage storage while you are in Zurich is Bounce. They have quite a few locations around the Zurich HB main station, as well others scattered around the Zurich old town, Langstrasse and various other districts in the city.
Here is some more information about the storage location
- Rating: 4.9/5
- Opening Hours: Range from 7 am to 10 pm (depending on location)
- Price: CHF 6.00/bag/day
Below you can see a map of the current locations.
Zurich Train Station Luggage Storage
If you want to put your luggage in Zurich train station, there are a few options in the HB building itself. It is very close to the old town, so it’s a convenient place to store your gear. SBB offers two options for luggage storage at the HB main station: luggage lockers and the left luggage counter.
The Zurich HB main station has 564 lockers in various sizes. I have listed them further down in a table so you can see if they have a size that suits your luggage or gear.
You can store your stuff in their for a variety of time periods 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 almost all the time which means you can come and go as you please. The only restriction seems to be 3 hours during the depths of the night on weekdays (1.15 – 4.15 am it is closed).
Opening Times of Luggage Lockers in Zurich HB
- Weekends: 24 hours
- Monday – Friday: 4.15 am to 1.15 am
Where Are The Luggage Lockers In Zurich Train Station?
Finding the luggage lockers in Zurich main station can be a little confusing if you are not a local because they are on an “in-between” floor under the station called the Mezzanine. The trick to finding them is to take the escalators or stairs in the middle of the main hall that are closest to the train lines or furthest from the train lines (see image below). If you accidentally take the longer escalator down to the shops, just walk back a little and you will see the smaller ones right behind you.
Luggage Locker Sizes
There is a huge range of luggage locker sizes in Zurich main station. Overall there are 564 lockers available. They are divided into sections as you can see in the image above.
|Number of Lockers
|35.1 x 45.7 x 55.5 cm
13.8 x 18 x 21.9 inches
|35.1 x 62.0 x 55.5 cm
13.8 x 24.4 x 21.9 inches
|35.1 x 94.5 x 55.5 cm
13.8 x 37.2 x 21.9 inches
|52.5 x 45.7 x 85.5 cm
20.6 x 18 x 33.6 inches
|52.5 x 94.5 x 85.5 inches
20.6 x 18 x 37.2 inches
Luggage Locker Payment Options
What’s great about the new SBB lockers in Zurich is the variety of payment options they accommodate: coins, debit/credit cards, mobile payments, and even the local Twint system.
Also, their lockers are quite advanced – instead of an old-school key, you receive a QR code on a small piece of paper. You have to keep that with you and use it to open them later. Remember to keep it somewhere secure though! If it gets lost, you’ll be responsible for the replacement cost.
Each section has a payment module in the middle which you can use to pay for a locker in that row. Go to the screen first before closing a locker as you have to do it all in a specific order.
Left Luggage Service
Zurich HB has a left luggage storage service on the Landes Museum side of the building. The easiest way to find it is to walk to Platform 18 then turn right towards the river, walking along the outside of the building where the taxis are. You should be able to see the Swiss Museum on the opposite side of the road.
If that is not the most convenient place for you to store your luggage, check out Bounce as they have a lot more locations and options throughout Zurich.
- Opening Hours:
- Mon-Fri: 7.30 am – 7 pm
- Weekends: 8.30 am – 7 pm
- Phone: 0848 44 66 88
- Cost: CHF 12 per piece per day
- Restrictions: Maximum weight 25 kg (55 lbs)
Luggage Storage at Zurich Hotels
Have you thought about inquiring with your hotel about their luggage storage facilities? Many hotels offer this service at no cost until it’s time for you to leave Zurich. The one thing to remember is, you’ll need a staff member at the reception when it’s time to retrieve your bags. So, if your plans include starting your day really early or arriving back quite late, opting for a locker at the train station might be an easier option.