Are you starting your journey from the airport in Paris and wondering what you need to consider when checking in? We have summarized the most important points for you. So that your journey and check-in at Paris Airport go as smoothly as possible.

Check-in at Paris airport

Online check-in Paris Airport

If you opt for online check-in, you can save a lot of time. If you are travelling without baggage or only with hand luggage, you can then proceed directly to the departure hall (gate) at the airport. If you have baggage to check in, you can use one of the self-service check-in kiosks or simply drop off your baggage at a counter.

Instructions on how to check in online for your airline can be found on

Regular check-in at Paris airport

Depending on which airline you’re flying with, you have two options for check-in at Paris Airport:

  1. Check-in at the check-in kiosks
    There are several check-in kiosks at the airport. With your electronic ticket, you can check in at these machines from 5 hours before departure.
  2. At the check-in counter
    Classically, check-in can also be carried out at the correct counter of your airline. You will be checked in by an airline employee and your baggage will be checked in directly.

When is check-in possible at Paris Airport?

Your airline dictates the check-in time. These can usually be found on your ticket or itinerary coupon. However, be sure to allow a little more time, as the security checks at the airport in Paris are carried out with the utmost care.

For long-haul flights: At least 3 hours before departure
For short- or medium-haul flights: At least 90 minutes before departure

Important information about baggage

  • Please never leave your luggage unattended. Unattended baggage is classified as suspicious and may subsequently be destroyed.
  • Under no circumstances should you accept luggage from strangers. No matter what justification they give.
  • If you discover an unattended baggage, report it immediately to the airport staff.
  • Always carry valuables and medicines or prescriptions in your hand luggage and not in the luggage you check in.
  • Make sure you pack fragile things carefully.
  • Always provide your baggage(s) with your name and address (inside and outside) in a clearly legible manner.

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