Check-in and baggage drop-off times

Please find the check-in and baggage drop-off 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 airlines on your booking confirmation. Important: Due to possible waiting times we recommend that you arrive at the airport 2 hours prior to departure.

Online check-in

You can check-in online from 30 hours to 1 hour before scheduled departure. For flights to the United States online check-in is available from 24 hours before departure.

How to check-in online


Check-in and baggage drop-off at the airport

The self-service check-in machines, the airport check-in desks and the baggage drop-off points are open from at least 3 hours before scheduled departure until 40 minutes (Europe) or 60 minutes (intercontinental) before scheduled departure.

At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, check-in machines are available anytime on the day of departure, the check-in desks and baggage drop-off points are open at 05:00 am for all flights..
About airport check-in

Exceptions on the closing time of the check-in and baggage drop-off points

  • Amsterdam: 60 minutes before scheduled departure for non-European flights
  • Bonaire: 70 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Paramaribo: 120 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Osaka: 60 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Accra, Nairobi and Lagos: 90 minutes before scheduled departure

Recommended check-in times before departure

We recommend that you check-in 3 hours before departure. Exceptions are:

  • Europe and Osaka: 2 hours before scheduled departure
  • Moscow: 2.5 hours before scheduled departure
  • Delhi, Paramaribo and Lagos: 4 hours before scheduled departure
  • Mexico-City: 4.5 hours before scheduled departure

Please take into consideration that there may be a line at the Baggage Drop-off Point and immigration- & security check points. 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