Switzerland is a blend of chic, modern cities and breath-taking Alpine scenery. Take a city break in Zürich, Bern or Graz, then relax by the shores of Lake Geneva or head into the mountains for spectacular views and outdoor adventure. Luggage Mule can ship your luggage to Switzerland and allow you to immerse yourself in the Swiss way of life.
Customs: Switzerland has a number of restrictions you should be aware of, including some foods from non-EU nations and certain plants and flowers. Check the Swiss Customs website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £64.99
Shipping times: 8 working days
Flights: Flights to Switzerland from the UK usually take about an hour and a half. Major gateways include Bern, Zürich, Geneva, and Basel.
Currency: Swiss Franc (Fr, CHF)
Language: German, French, Italian and Romansh.
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens do not need a visa to travel to Switzerland. Other nationalities may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+2.
Packing for Switzerland
If you’re travelling to Switzerland for the summer months, pack for very hot weather. The north and east have the hottest summers, and the southeastern region enjoys Mediterranean-like heat. Suncream, sunglasses and a hat are musts and it’s also wise to pack some long-sleeved shirts. If you’re headed to the lakes of Geneva, Constance or Neuchâtel, don’t forget your swimming gear; and if you’re travelling to The Alps, bring along your outdoor gear. Bring a backpack and sturdy boots for summer hikes, and a warm coat, gloves and a scarf for exploring in winter.
Ship your bike to Switzerland
Switzerland is a major cycling nation, with two major bike races on the UCI WorldTour – the Tour de Suisse and the Tour de Romandie – and numerous routes and trails throughout the country. Highlights include the Rhone Route, which passes through the charming Valais region and past the scenic Lavaux vineyards, and The Lakes Route, which takes cyclists from Lac Léman to the Bodensee and passes 10 lakes in total. If you want to take on some tough mountain climbs, try the Alpine Bike route, which snakes through the foothills of the Graubunden, Bernese Oberland and Vaud alpine regions. Ship your bike anywhere in Switzerland with Luggage Mule and enjoy the scenery of The Alps on your own two wheels.
Ship your skis to Switzerland
Switzerland’s big four ski resorts are Verbier, Zermatt, St Moritz and Davos-Klosters. But the country has countless smaller and mid-size winter sports hotspots, offering traditional Alpine charm and lively après-ski scenes. You’ll find untouched powder at Andermatt, a brilliant sledging course at Arosa-Lenzerheide, and superb snowboarding at Laax, home to the world’s largest permanent halfpipe. Luggage Mule will ship your skis to the destination of your choice, allowing you to travel-stress free and hit the slopes as soon as you arrive.
Ship your golfing gear to Switzerland
Switzerland’s snow-capped mountains and glistening lakes are the perfect backdrop to a round of golf. IN the Geneva area, try the challenging Domaine Imperial, set on an estate once owned by the brother of Napoleon Bonaparte, and the Golf Club of Geneva, situated on the banks of Lake Geneva. South of Zurich there’s the 18 hole Schonenberg, built in the 1960s on the River Krebs. With Luggage Mule’s Switzerland golf shipping service, you can enjoy all these scenic courses and more with your own clubs.
What to ship home from Switzerland
Popular souvenirs from Switzerland include chocolate, cheese, Swiss clocks, and beer steins. And although Swiss wines aren’t well known outside of Switzerland, the vineyards around Lake Geneva produce some brilliant bottles. When you ship your luggage to Switzerland with Luggage Mule you get a generous 30kg allowance, so you’ll have more than enough room to bring home all the souvenirs and wine you could want.