Check-in Times

No more having to run to the gate

We want the views above the clouds to take your breath away, not the time pressure on the ground. So be sure to note the check-in times for your flight in good time.

Check-in the evening before

Check in the evening before your flight. Arrive at the airport on the day of travel without baggage and time pressure, feeling relaxed and with your boarding pass. This service applies to all SWISS flights departing from Switzerland and Austria as well as for flights departing from Berlin, Frankfurt and Munich.

Check-in at the desk

Opening times of check-in desks vary according to the airport and the flight duration. Observe the check-in times so you arrive at your desk in good time and without stress.

Check-in times for all SWISS destinations worldwide.

Airport Counter opening before departure Counter closure Terminal
Airport
Ajaccio
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Amsterdam
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 40 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Departure
Hall 1
Airport
Athens
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Bangkok
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 40 min
Business: 40 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Barcelona
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Basel1
Counter opening before departure
24 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Beijing
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 70 min
Terminal
Terminal 3
Airport
Belgrade
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business:30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Berlin Tegel2
Counter opening before departure
24 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 30 min
Terminal
Terminal A
Airport
Birmingham
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Boston
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Terminal E
Airport
Brussels
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 40 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Bucarest
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Departure terminal
Airport
Budapest
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 2A
Airport
Cairo
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 45 min
Business: 45 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
Terminal 3
Airport
Catania
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Chicago
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Terminal 5
Airport
Copenhagen
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Corfu
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 50 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Dar es Salaam
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 90 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Delhi
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Terminal 3
Airport
Dubai
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 90 min
Terminal
Terminal 1 Area F
Airport
Dublin
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Dusseldorf
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 30 min
Terminal
Terminal A
Airport
Florence
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 35 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Frankfurt3
Counter opening before departure
24 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Geneva4
Counter opening before departure
24 hrs
Counter closure
First: 35 min
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Exception to the US:
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 70 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Goteborg
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Hamburg
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 30 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Hanover
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 30 min
Terminal
Terminal A
Airport
Hong Kong
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 45 min
Business: 45 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
LX Check-in
Island: D
Airport
Ibiza
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Istanbul
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 40 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
International
Airport
Johannesburg
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 45 min
Business: 45 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
International Terminal 1
Airport
Kiev
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 45 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Terminal D
Counters 25-29
Airport
Lisbon
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
London City
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 20 min
Economy: 30 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
London
Gatwick
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
London Heathrow
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
(Terminal 2 as of 15th of October 2014)
Airport
Los Angeles
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Tom Bradley
International Terminal
Airport
Lugano5
Counter opening before departure
24 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 20 min
Economy: 20 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Luxembourg
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business:30 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Aerogare
Airport
Lyon
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Madrid
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Malaga
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 3
Airport
Manchester
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Miami
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Concourse J
Airport
Milan
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Montreal
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 50 min
Business: 50 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
Intercontinental
Airport
Moscow
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 45 min
Economy: 50 min
Terminal
Module A
Airport
Mumbai/Bombay
Counter opening before departure
4 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Munich6
Counter opening before departure
24 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Muscat
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 45 min
Business: 45 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Nairobi
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 55 min
Business: 55 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Terminal 1B
Airport
Newark
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Terminal B
Airport
New York
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Terminal 4 Row 3
Airport
Nice
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 40 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Nuremberg
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 30 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Olbia
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Oslo
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Main Terminal
Row H
Airport
Palermo
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Palma de Mallorca
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal Nueva
Airport
Paris
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Porto
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 40 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Prague
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal North 2
Airport
Pristina
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Rome
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 3
Airport
Sao Paulo
Counter opening before departure
4 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
Terminal 3
Airport
San Francisco
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 75 min
Terminal
International Terminal
Airport
Shanghai
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 40 min
Business: 40 min
Economy: 50 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Singapore
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 40 min
Business: 40 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
St. Petersburg
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 45 min
Economy: 50 min
Terminal
Terminal 2
Airport
Stockholm
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Terminal 5
Airport
Stuttgart
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 30 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Tel Aviv
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 2 hrs
Economy: 2 hrs
Terminal
Terminal 3
Airport
Thessaloniki
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Tokyo
Counter opening before departure
3 hrs
Counter closure
First: 60 min
Business: 60 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
Terminal 1
Airport
Valencia
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Venice
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 35 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Main terminal
Airport
Vienna
Counter opening before departure
24 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 30 min
Economy: 45 min
Terminal
Check-in 3
Airport
Warsaw
Counter opening before departure
2 hrs
Counter closure
Business: 45 min
Economy: 60 min
Terminal
Terminal A
Airport
Zurich7
Counter opening before departure
24 hrs
Counter closure
First: 30 min
Business: 30 min
Economy: 40 min
Terminal
Check-in 1 or 3

Check-in the night before Zurich

It is not possible to check in the evening before for flights departing in Zurich after 21:45, nor does this service apply for flights to Pristina and Skopje.

The check-in times for codeshare flights are set by the operating airline. The most important examples:

  • To Bangkok with Thai Airways TG971/LX4300
  • To Singapore with Singapore Airlines SQ345/LX4310
  • To Toronto with Air Canada AC879/LX4640
  • To Washington with United Airlines UA937/LX3200
  • To Newark with United Airlines UA135/LX3218
  • To Tel Aviv with El Al LY344-348/LX4220-22
  • To Cologne with Germanwings 4U763-769/LX3002-3008
  • To Hamburg with Germanwings 4U7761-7765 /LX3030-3036
  1. Check-in the evening before for all classes in Basel: 18:00-21:00 hrs for flights until 10:00 hrs the next day SWISS counters 65-71
  2. Check-in the evening before for all classes in Berlin Tegel: 18:00-21:00 hrs for flights until 10:00 hrs the next day
    All Lufthansa counters
  3. Check-in the evening before for all classes in Frankfurt: 18:00-22:00 hrs for flights until 14:30 hrs the day
    All Lufthansa desks
  4. Check-in the evening before for all classes in Geneva: 05:00-21:00 hrs for flights within the next 24 hours. Exception: It is not possible to check in the evening before for flights to LX3203 Washington with United Airlines.SWISS counters 60-78
  5. Check-in the evening before for all classes in Lugano: 08:00-17:00 hrs for flights within the next 24 hours
    All SWISS counters
  6. Check-in the evening before for all classes in Munich: 19:00-21:00 hrs for flights within the next 24 hours.
    All Lufthansa counters
  7. Check-in the evening before for all classes in Zurich: 05:45-21:45 hrs for flights within 24 hours. Please note the information below*.