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Choose the check-in option which is the most convenient for you. To avoid long waiting times we recommend using the Web check-in. Baggage can be handed in at the "Bag Drop" counter.

Transfer times from the check-in desks to the gates:

  • Gates A & B – 15 to 20 minutes
  • Gates D – 20 to 25 minutes
  • Gates E – 20 to 30 minutes

Online check-in
The online check-in allows you to check in easily and conveniently from the comfort of your own home. To check in online, all you need is Internet access and your flight details. You can check in directly via the website for your airline. You can print out your boarding card at home. You can then hand over your baggage at the “Bag Drop” counter in the respective check-in area at Zurich Airport. Below you will find the links to the websites of the various airlines that offer an online check-in service.

Desk check-in
Check-in areas 1 and 2 are located just before the entrance to the passenger area, while Check-in 3 is located directly above the airport train station.

Check-in machines
Save time by checking in at a self-service check-in machine at Zurich Airport. Rail passengers can go to Check-in 3 for a straightforward self-service check-in. This is located directly above the train platforms. It is also possible to check in with baggage at the self-service machines and this service is offered by the airlines.

Check-in the night before
Some airlines allow you to check in the night before. For detailed information on checking in the night before, please contact your airline.

Mobile check-in
Mobile check-in takes place via the website for your airline. Your boarding card is sent directly to your mobile phone by SMS/MMS. Depending on the airline, baggage is either handed over at the normal check-in desk or at the specially designated bag drop for customers who have checked in online, which is located in the respective check-in area at Zurich Airport.

Railway station check-in
A complete check-in service incl. baggage drop is available at over 50 Swiss railway stations. You will receive your boarding card at the train station check-in once you have handed over your baggage.