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Check-in times

In the table below you will find the check-in times for departures from all our destinations. Check-in times may vary if your flight is being serviced by a partner airline; please check the corresponding websites for correct check-in times. You will find the executing airline on your booking confirmation.

Europe

At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, check-in desks open at 5:00am for all flights

Departure fromRecommended check-in time before departure Check-in closing time before scheduled departure* 

Europe

2 hours

40 minutes

Exceptions:  

Amsterdam


2 hours 
(Children travelling alone: 2,5 hours)


60 minutes for non-Europe flights
(Children travelling alone: 1,5 hours)

Cork

2,5 hours

45 minutes

Dublin

2,5 hours

45 minutes

London Heathrow

2 hours

40 minutes

Milan – Linate

2 hours

40 minutes

Oslo

2 hours

40 minutes

Paris – Charles de Gaulle

2 hours

40 minutes

St. Petersburg

2 hours

40 minutes

Moscow

2,5 hours

40 minutes


Caribbean & Antilles

Departure fromRecommended check-in time before departure Check-in closing time before scheduled departure* 

Caribbean & Antilles

3 hours

60 minutes

Exceptions:  

Curaçao

3 hours

60 minutes

Bonaire

3 hours

70 minutes


Middle East

Departure fromRecommended check-in time before departure Check-in closing time before scheduled departure* 

Middle East

3 hours

60 minutes

Exceptions:  

Tel Aviv

3 hours

60 minutes

Damascus

3 hours

 

Amman

3 hours

 

Teheran

3 hours

 

Beirut

3 hours

 

Abu Dhabi

3 hours

 

Dammam

3 hours

 

Dubai

3 hours

 


Asia

Departure fromRecommended check-in time before departure Check-in closing time before scheduled departure

Asia

3 hours

60 minutes

Exceptions:  

Almaty

3 hours

 

Bangkok

3 hours

 

Beijing

3 hours

 
Chengdu3 hours 

Delhi

4 hours

 

Hangzhou

3 hours

60 minutes

 

Hong Kong

3 hours

 

Jakarta

3 hours

 

Kuala Lumpur

3 hours

 
Manila3 hours 

Mumbai

4 hours

 
Shanghai3 hours60 minutes  
Xiamen3 hours60 minutes


North - and South America

Departure fromRecommended check-in time before departure Check-in closing time before scheduled departure* 

North America

3 hours

60 minutes

South America

3 hours

60 minutes

Exceptions:  

Sao Paulo

3 hours

 

Guayaquil

3 hours

 

Quito

3 hours

 

Lima

3 hours

 

Mexico City

4,5 hours

 

Paramaribo

4 hours

120 minutes


Africa

Departure fromRecommended check-in time before departure Check-in closing time before scheduled departure* 

Africa

3 hours

60 minutes

Exceptions:  

Abuja

3 hours

90 minutes

Accra

3 hours

90 minutes

Addis Ababa

3 hours

90 minutes

Dar Es Salaam3 hours 

Kano

3 hours

90 minutes

Khartoum

3 hours

90 minutes

Lagos

4 hours

90 minutes

Nairobi

3 hours

90 minutes


Please note

* Check-in closing time is the final moment that you may check-in. 

Please take into consideration that there may be lines at the check-in counters, kiosks and immigration- & security checkpoints. In accordance with our Transportation Policy, KLM cannot be held accountable if you are not at your gate on time.

Read our Transportation Policy here 

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