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xeon 29.06.2020 09:02

Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
I don't have a car and live in Luzern. As anyone tried to use mobility to go to Germany? Does anyone have an idea of how much it costs to go to Konstanz or Wheil-am-Rhein and returning?

meloncollie 29.06.2020 10:01

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
Take a gander at the Mobility website. Prices are here:
https://www.mobility.ch/en/return/prices/drive-rates/

Also scroll down the FAQ to the section on 'Abroad':
https://www.mobility.ch/en/faq/

Axa 29.06.2020 10:20

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
Used mobility a couple times. It's OK for short distances, but the per km fee increases the final prices very quick. Luzern Wheil am Rhein is at least 200 km round trip. melloncollie shared their prices above, that's already more than 100 CHF.....and Basel traffic.

grumpygrapefruit 29.06.2020 10:27

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
For such a long distance you're better off hiring a car for 24 hours, it will be much cheaper

roegner 29.06.2020 10:33

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
Or buy a super saver train ticket

bokabil 29.06.2020 11:26

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
If you need the car only "local" while there, then take the train to Kreuzlingen or Basel... then use Mobility from there.

Cherub 29.06.2020 13:50

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
I do wonder if the OP is a troll.

Landers 29.06.2020 16:19

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Cherub (Post 3194963)
I do wonder if the OP is a troll.




Just think how lonely and insignificant we'd all feel if there weren't posts like this to jump all over.

so_cal 30.06.2020 17:13

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
I've found that car rental and Mobility are fairly competitive for weekend trips after taking into account a few factors, such as gasoline, which is included in your price with Mobility. You can use a function on their website to estimate the price.

Mobility is way more convenient, since it doesn't involve standing around in a rental car office and there is usually a car within a block or two.

k_and_e 30.06.2020 17:20

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3194870)
I don't have a car and live in Luzern. As anyone tried to use mobility to go to Germany? Does anyone have an idea of how much it costs to go to Konstanz or Wheil-am-Rhein and returning?


Your location is canton Luzern. Is it really worth the time and money to go to Germany for shopping?


I would order online in Germany for non-food items and do the rest here in Switzerland.

xeon 01.07.2020 08:02

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
If I shop online in Germany for non-food items, how do I get them in Switzerland?

k_and_e 01.07.2020 08:17

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3195529)
If I shop online in Germany for non-food items, how do I get them in Switzerland?


for example amazon.de ships a part of its assortment for free to Switzerland.

xeon 01.07.2020 08:38

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by k_and_e (Post 3195532)
for example amazon.de ships a part of its assortment for free to Germany.

And then I need to go to some shop in the border and get the product, right? I am guessing that it is not possible to buy online in a German supermarket, and get the products delivered in Switzerland. This is what it makes sense.

k_and_e 01.07.2020 08:54

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3195535)
And then I need to go to some shop in the border and get the product, right? I am guessing that it is not possible to buy online in a German supermarket, and get the products delivered in Switzerland. This is what it makes sense.


Sorry, made an important typo in my post. They deliver to your home in Switzerland.

starDeMer 01.07.2020 16:05

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by xeon (Post 3195529)
If I shop online in Germany for non-food items, how do I get them in Switzerland?

Have you tried giving your Swiss address to Amazon, then they can ship the goods to you?

xeon 01.07.2020 16:18

Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany
 
I wasn't referring in particular to Amazon. I am referring to any German shop which I can buy online. E.g., Rewe. Nevertheless, I need to check on their website.


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