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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?

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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/
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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.
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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
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Re: Using Mobility to go to Germany

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

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

If I shop online in Germany for non-food items, how do I get them in Switzerland?
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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.

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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.
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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.
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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?
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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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