Terminal Operning Hours
For security reasons the T1 terminal is closed from 00:00 am to 04:00 am.
The French Sector is closed from 23:00 pm to 04:30 am.
It is not allowed to stay inside during this time.
Check-in the day before
To know if you can do the check-in of your bagagges the day before, please consult the airlines summary table (pdf 0.1 MB).
If you checked your bags in the day before, we recommend that you make your way to the airport one hour before your flight departs (two hours during winter weekends) to complete passport control formalities, go through the security check and make your way to the departure lounge.
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For more information, please contact directly the airline concerned: list of airlines in Geneva.
Check-in at the airport: same day
All checking in for scheduled flights – including low-cost flights – takes place in T1 (Main Terminal / Terminal principal / Terminal "M").
Deadline for check-in
As a general rule, it is recommended that passengers present themselves for check in two hours before the flight leaves (two hours and a half during winter weekends). Any passengers who have not checked in 40 minutes before the departure time may be refused boarding by the airline.
Deadline for boarding gate
As a general rule, it is recommended that passengers present themselves at the boarding gate 30 minutes before the flight leaves.
Please confirm this information directly with your airline.
Only passengers or close relatives (with the same surname, and with an identity document) may check in baggage. They must present themselves at check in with all the travel documents of the persons concerned.
Check-in Express at the kiosks
Genève Aéroport makes your life easier... with its "Express Check-in" kiosks, simple and fast!
Passengers can check in with their luggage at any of the 24 kiosks located in the main terminal and the Swiss Railways Airport railway station.
"Express Check-in" serves the following airlines:
- Aer Lingus
- Air Algérie
- Air Canada
- Air Europa
- Air Malta
- Austrian Airlines
- British Airways
- Brussels Airlines
- Czech Airlines
- Darwin Airline
- Edelweiss air
- LOT Polish Airlines
- Norwegian Air Shuttle
- Royal Air Maroc
- Royal Jordanian
- SAS - Scandinavian Airlines
- TAP Portugal
- Turkish Airlines
- Ukraine International Airlines
- United Airlines
Some airlines offer the possibility of checking in via the internet. This means you check in on line, select your seat and print your boarding card before coming to the airport.
Detailed information can be found on the websites of the airlines concerned.
NB: This service may be different, depending on each airline and each type of ticket. It is usually available only for electronic tickets.
Check-in at the rail station
The day before of your flight, do the check-in of your luggage at the station quietly. You will receive there also your chart of loading for the place of your choice on the aircraft. Thus, the day of the departure, you have more time and begin your travel in all peace, without having to wait check-in and without having to carry your luggage.
Unusual luggage items
To check in unusual luggage items, please first check in at the same counter as for normal luggage, and then go to counter no. 90.
The maximum dimensions for unusual luggage items are: approx. 100 cm x 80 cm x 400 cm.
For more information, please contact directly the concerned airline.