Check-in the day before

Baggage check-in made easy

In combination with online check-in, you can check your luggage in at the airport up to 23 hours before departure. Prepare for your trip calmly and without time pressure by taking advantage of the quieter check-in times.

If you check-in on the previous day, you can check in your baggage up to 23 hours before departure for flights operated by SWISS and Edelweiss from Zurich and Geneva airports. Take advantage of the benefits of online check-in, and have your boarding pass sent to your smartphone or emailed to you to print it out yourself. Plan to check in your baggage at a quieter check-in time. Then, on the day when you travel, you can go straight to the departure gate without your baggage and without time pressure.

Your advantages

  • Baggage check-in at the time of your choice up to 23 hours before departure
  • No wasting time at the check-in machines
  • Shorter waiting times at baggage check-in
  • Go straight to the gate with your hand baggage on the day of departure

Technical requirements

You will need your boarding pass if you want to check your baggage in on the previous day. In our online guide you can find out how, in just a few steps, you can have it sent to your mobile phone or print it out yourself using Online check-in.

How it works:

  1. Step 1

    Check in online up to 23 hours before your departure. Print your boarding pass out in the comfort of your own home or have it sent to your mobile phone.1

  2. Step 2

    Refer to the optimum time windows in order to check in your baggage as quickly as possible at the airport.2,3

  3. Step 3

    Check your baggage in at the desk at your chosen time. Remember to bring your travel documents and boarding pass.


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   Low passenger volume expected
   Moderate passenger volume expected
   High passenger volume expected
  1. Naturally, our check-in machines at the airport will be available to you as usual
  2. This service is also available at Zurich and Geneva for the following airlines processed by SWISS: Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Adria Airways, Croatia Airlines, LOT, Scandinavian Airlines and TAP Portugal. For other airlines, please contact the airline in question.
  3. Please refer to the table for check-in times worldwide to find out when the check-in desks are open at other airports