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Is it possible to carry large loads in IC trains?

I want to buy a matress 180*200 in Stuttgart and deliver it to Zurich by train. But I have some doubts I cannot get in the coach with such big cargo. Am I right with my doubts?
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Call the SBB offices and let us know ( or DB if using the German train ).
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Re: Is it possible to carry large loads in IC trains?

Thanks for the link. I sent them an e-mail
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Re: Is it possible to carry large loads in IC trains?

No worries. If it is a yes and affordable, I am sure it'll be useful to other members who might be keen to bring over some affordable oversized goods across the border.
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Re: Is it possible to carry large loads in IC trains?

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I want to buy a matress 180*200 in Stuttgart and deliver it to Zurich by train. But I have some doubts I cannot get in the coach with such big cargo. Am I right with my doubts?
Have you thought about the possibility to buy the mattress somewhere closer to the border (e.g. Waldshut, Singen, Konstanz) and have it delivered?
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I want to buy a matress 180*200 in Stuttgart and deliver it to Zurich by train. But I have some doubts I cannot get in the coach with such big cargo. Am I right with my doubts?
Even if it was allowed on the train (which would really surprise me) it will be a nightmare to carry around. How do you plan to get it to/from the train station - by cab ? Pickpockets will have a field day with the two of you (assuming that you do not plan to carry it on your own) anywhere you go.
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Re: Is it possible to carry large loads in IC trains?

the question reminds me of this Mr Bean video:

if you plan to do it then take at least someone with you to record your trip on video. this is a potential hit on youtube
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Call the SBB offices and let us know ( or DB if using the German train ).
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You can send luggage weighing up to a maximum of 25 kg per item, with maximum dimensions of 100 x 80 x 30 cm (suitcases, bags, rucksacks, etc.).
for details see attachement
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File Type: pdf Bestellprozess-Versandkosten.pdf (427.0 KB, 523 views)
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Have you thought about the possibility to buy the mattress somewhere closer to the border (e.g. Waldshut, Singen, Konstanz) and have it delivered?
I didn't find shops with cheap prices near border. Finally I've made an order in otto.de to the address near border and I'm going to take matress after it will be delivered by car.
The price for good matress 180*200 is just 179 euro!
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