Check-in during Corona times

Due to the current travel restrictions and the associated document checks at check-in and at the gate, please allow sufficient time and arrive at Zurich Airport on time.

At home

Online check-in

To avoid any unnecessary waiting, we recommend that you check in before arriving at the airport. To do so, use the online or mobile check-in function on your airline’s website to check in from the comfort of your own home. You can then print off your boarding pass or save it to your mobile phone. You can drop off your baggage at your airline's check-in desk at the Airport.


At the airport

Check in at the desk or at the machines

At the airport, go to your airline’s check-in area and check in at either the desk or the machine. Please note that some airlines allow you to check in at either only the desk or only the machine. In any case, you simply drop off your baggage at your airline's check-in desk.

Prior-evening check-in

Some airlines allow you to check in and drop off your baggage from 23 hours before your flight. Please check with your airline whether they offer prior-evening check-in. 

Counter occupancy at Zurich airport

Counter occupancy at Zurich airport

In order to plan your check-in better the day before, please be aware of the expected passengers traffic at Zurich and airport as outlined below. This applies to the following airlines:Swiss International Airlines, Edelweiss, Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Croatia Airlines.

06:00 – 07:00
High passenger volume expected 
07:00 – 07:45
Moderate passenger volume expected
07:45 – 09:00
High passenger volume expected 
09:00 – 10:00
Low passenger volume expected 
10:00 – 12:00
High passenger volume expected 
12:00 – 15:00
Low passenger volume expected 
15:00 – 16:00
Moderate passenger volume expected
16:00 – 18:00
Moderate passenger volume expected
18:00 – 20:00
Moderate passenger volume expected

With SBB

Check-in and bag drop with SBB

Have your baggage collected from your home and, if you wish, have it transported all the way to your destination airport abroad. SBB will also issue your boarding pass and baggage tags. 

  • This service is only available for flights with Swiss or Edelweiss.
  • Your address must be in Switzerland.
  • Your baggage will be collected one day before your departure.
  • Your baggage may not exceed the maximum weight as specified in your reservation (excess baggage is not permitted).

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