Night before check-in Munich Airport

NIGHT BEFORE CHECK-IN MUNICH AIRPORT

Sometimes it’s just much more convenient not to stand in a long queue one or even two hours before departure to check in your bags. If you are flexible and like to have it a little more relaxed on the day of departure, you can use the pre-evening check-in at Munich Airport for many airlines. This allows you to be much more relaxed on the day of departure by directly passing through security and maybe visiting a lounge.

What is a night before check-in?

With a night-before check-in (also called day-before check-in, evening-before check-in, late-night check-in, or evening-before check-in), you can check in all your baggage the day or evening before departure and then only have to go through the security check on the day of departure. This makes the day of departure much more relaxed, especially if you are traveling with your family and with smaller children. Also, if you have a very early flight, you save a little time by not having to wait in line at the baggage check-in.

Which airlines offer night-before check-in?

Depending on the airline, an evening-before check-in is offered at Munich Airport. Please be aware that not every airline offers this service at all airports. Also, the hours and regulations can vary from airline to airline. Below you will find the most important airlines that offer an evening check-in, and where and when you can drop off your baggage at Munich Airport.

Air Canada (AC)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

Air France (AF)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

British Airways (BA)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

Condor (DE)

offers night-before check-in

  • for all flights of the following day.
  • from 6:00 pm am until 8:00 pm the day before.
  • Location: Terminal 1 Module D (D 137)

Emirates (EK)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

Etihad (EY)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

Icelandair (FI)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

KLM (KL)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

Lufthansa (LH)

offers night-before check-in

  • not more than 23 hours before the flight.
  • from 04:15 am until 9:00 pm the day before.
  • Location: Terminal 2 Level 04 at Lufthansa Check-In

Qatar Airways (QR)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

Singapore Airlines (SQ)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

SWISS (LX)

offers night-before check-in

  • not more than 23 hours before the flight.
  • from 04:15 am until 9:00 pm the day before.
  • Location: Terminal 2 Level 04 at Lufthansa Check-In

TAP Air Portugal (TP)

offers night-before check-in

  • not more than 23 hours before the flight.
  • from 04:15 am until 9:00 pm the day before.
  • Location: Terminal 2 Level 04 at Lufthansa Check-In

United Airlines (UA)

No night before check-in available.

No night-before check-in is available in Munich Airport.

Please note that tickets can be purchased at one carrier, but the operating airline is different. These so-called “code-share” flights may allow night-before check-in if the operating airline offers it. For example, for a flight from Munich to New York where you bought the ticket from United Airlines the flight itself may be operated by Lufthansa. This means you can do a night before check-in. So always check your ticket which airline actually operates the flight.

Is night-before check-in free of charge?

Whether the evening before check-in is free of charge often depends on the particular airline. Most major airlines do not charge an additional fee. Budget carriers, in particular, can charge a fee for the evening before check-in.

  • Lufthansa (and SWISS, TAP) : Free of charge
  • Condor (per person): 25 EUR (Economy Light), 5 EUR (Economy), all others: Free of charge

Who has to do the evening before check-in?

Again, this depends on the airline. It is often possible for only one person to drop off the bags at the eve check-in. Especially for families, not all family members must necessarily appear at the airport the day before the trip. Nevertheless, there may be restrictions by the different airlines.

Waiting lines for baggage drop off at an airport in Europe

Good to know

Especially for flights from Munich, operated by Lufthansa you can do a night-before check-in. But the most common question is where to find the specific check-in counter?

Munich Airport and Lufthansa say on their websites, the baggage drop-off, and evening-before check-in is in Terminal 2 Level 04.

But how to get there?

When arriving by public transport (S-Bahn, urban rail) you have to go up an escalator and you will find yourself in Terminal 1. There, follow the signs for Terminal 2. After you arrived in Terminal 2 (right after you crossed a huge roofed square called “MAC” or “MAC-Forum”) go up the escalator following the “departures” signs. You are now on Level 04 of Terminal 2. To the left, you can find the Lufthansa Check-In counters.

When arriving by car, it depends where you parked your car. Follow the signs for Terminal 2. When in Terminal 2 follow the “Departure” signs. After you went up one level with an escalator, you’re on Level 04 of Terminal 2. To the left, you will find the Lufthansa check-in counters.