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 operated by a partner airline; please check the corresponding websites for correct check-in times. You will find the operating airlines on your booking confirmation.

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 kiosks are available for check-in at most airports on the day of departure. The regular opening hours of the airport check-in desks and the baggage drop-off points at most airports are from at least 2 hours (Europe) and 3 hours (intercontinental) before scheduled departure; the closing times at most airports are 40 minutes (Europe) or 60 minutes (intercontinental) before scheduled departure.

Due to possible waiting times we recommend that you arrive at the airport at least 2 hours prior to departure. 

At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, kiosks are available anytime on the day of departure, the check-in desks and baggage drop-off points are open at 04:30 am for all flights.


Exceptions on check-in and baggage drop-off times

Exceptions on the regular opening hours for check-in are:
  • Delhi, Nairobi and Lagos: 4 hours before scheduled departure
  • Mexico-City: 4.5 hours before scheduled departure
  • Moscow: 2.5 hours before scheduled departure
  • Osaka: 2 hours before scheduled departure
  • Paramaribo: 5 hours before scheduled departure
  • Split: 3 hours before scheduled departure

Exceptions on the closing times of the check-in and baggage drop-off points are:
  • Accra: 120 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Amsterdam: 60 minutes before scheduled departure for non-European flights
  • Bonaire: 70 minutes before scheduled departure.
  • Freetown: 80 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Guayaquil: 70 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Istanbul: 60 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Lagos: 90 minutes before scheduled departure
  • Paramaribo: 120 minutes before scheduled departure

Please take into consideration that there may be a line at the baggage drop-off points and the passport and security checks. 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