Check-in at the airport

You choose, we check in

Our check-in desks are at your disposal in Zurich and at all SWISS destinations. You will also find check-in machines at many airports. You decide how you want your journey to begin.

Check-in at the desk

At Zurich Airport you will find our check-in desks in Terminals 1 and 3. At every SWISS destination in the world there will be at least one check-in desk for you. Opening times will vary depending on the airport and flight duration. Be sure to note the check-in time of your flight well in advance.

Check-in times worldwide

Priority check-in

Worldwide, there are separate check-in desks for SWISS Business and SWISS First passengers. The same applies for "Miles & More" status customersand Star Alliance Gold members. Check in quickly and without long waitingperiods. In Zurich, we welcome our First Class passengers in the exclusive SWISS First Check-in Lounge. Find out about the special check-in times for Business and First Class passengers.

Check-in times worldwide

  • Check in using a machine

    Check in using a machine

    The machine will guide you and any travelling companions through the check-in process in just a few steps.

How it works

  1. RegisterStep 1

    Register by passport, ticket number or "Miles & More" card

  2. SeatStep 2

    Choose your seat

  3. PassengerStep 3

    Check in up to 8 other people

  4. Boarding passStep 4

    Print your boarding pass and, depending on local regulations, your baggage tags

  5. BaggageStep 5

    Drop baggage at the desk

If you have already checked in, you can change reserved seats or your "Miles & More" number at the check-in machine.

Passengers with special needs

We will take care of all unaccompanied children, wheelchair passengers and passengers with impaired vision or hearing from check-in to boarding. If you have any special needs, please inform staff at the check-in desk at least one 90 minutes before your flight closes.

Check-in for codeshare flights

The check-in times for codeshare flights are set by the operating airlines. Be sure to note the check-in time for your flight well in advance.