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Free car parking in Grindelwald

We are arriving for a week next month. We would like to take a car there to give us maximum flexibility.

Are there any free parking spaces near the Sunstar hotel to park for free?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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1. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

>We would like to take a car there to give us maximum flexibility.

What excursions do you plan that you would need a car for?

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2. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

It's to get from Basel airport to Grindelwald and then back to Zurich airport. To take the train involves three trains and with skis, boots and two kids, it is not an easy option.

If we had a car as well, we could meet friends one day in Crans Montana, but that is only a possibility and not certain that we will do.

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3. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

Have you contacted the hotel to ask if they have parking? Their website implies they have a limited amount of free and paid parking.

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4. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

They do have space, but they charge! This is why I am seeking free space.

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5. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

Hi ameliashiner,

Parking is a premium in most places in Switzerland; I don't think you'll find a lot of free parking.

The Swiss rail company has a service to ship your luggage and skies, so your trip on the train will be more enjoyable if you might want to consider that. Here's the site:

sbb.ch/en/…fast-baggage.html

Have fun as you plan!

s

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6. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

Thank you, but our flight into Basel doesn't arrive until 17:00 and we need our luggage to ski the next morning.

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7. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

As Swandav says, very hard to find parking in most resorts. The Grndelwald website implies that there are no free parkings (even the parking at Grund is paid). I have stayed at the Sunstar and used their parking which is fine. Take care of parking anywhere which you think is free or cheaper. Firstly, you car will be quickly removed if not correctly parked. Secondly many car parks must be vacated at night so that they can be efficiently cleared of snow. Hence they are unsuitable for overnight visitors. When someone is charging you for their parking, bear in mind that they are having to pay someone to clear the snow. So actually free means you are asking someone to pay costs on your behalf.

BTW, Grindelwald to Crans Montana for a day? You need a helicopter not a car!

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8. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

JT14: thanks very much for your help.

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9. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

> but our flight into Basel doesn't arrive until 17:00 and we need our luggage to ski the next morning.

You could consider the service "Fly Rail Baggage": sbb.ch/en/…fly-rail-baggage.html

That part of your baggage transported that way will be avalaibale in Grindelwald latest after 10:00 the next day!

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10. Re: Free car parking in Grindelwald

Then we wouldn't be able to ski that morning!

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