Check-in times

  • Below you can find the deadlines that apply for check-in. The purpose of these deadlines is to guarantee that flights can depart on time.
  • You must have your boarding pass and your baggage must be checked in before the deadline.
  • Make sure that you allow enough time to complete the necessary security checks at the airport, and get to your gate on time. Gate closes 15 minutes before departure.
  • Online check-in is available up to 36 hours before departure. At the airport the check-in and Bag Drop open at the latest 2 hours before departure.
  • If you’re travelling with a direct flight from Helsinki to the United States, please note that the online check-in opens 24 hours before departure and closes 75 minutes before departure. It is important to arrive at the airport well in advance of your departure, as you will need extra time for check-in and security controls required by the US authorities for all direct flights to the US.
  • At Helsinki Airport, you can check in for your flight during the previous evening before departure between 6 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. (closed on 24 December).
  • Check-in times may vary if your flight is operated by a partner airline; please check the corresponding airlines for correct check-in times.

Point of departure Destination Check-in must be completed
Finland Finland 45 minutes before departure
Europe Europe 45 minutes before departure
Europe Asia, Central America, Middle East 1 hour before departure
Europe United States 75 minutes before departure
Asia, North America, Middle East All destinations 1 hour before departure*

*90 minutes if you check in at Kowloon railway station.