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Check-in overview

For a relaxed travel from the start, you can simply complete the formalities online from home or use the pre-evening check-in of some airlines. Find out how it works here.
Check-in at Hamburg Airport

You have a number of options to choose from when you want to check in at Hamburg Airport. For a journey that is relaxed from the very start, you can complete all the formalities online at home or take advantage of the late night check-in service offered by some airlines. Find out how it works here.

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Book a time slot for the Slot&Fly lane now

Relaxed to the security check: Book a time slot for our Slot&Fly lane for free - because a pleasant flight already starts on the ground.

Opening hours of the check-in counters at Hamburg Airport

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Information about the check-in counters

The opening times for check-in counters vary from one airline to another. As a rule, you check-in begins two or three hours before departure. Be sure to allow sufficient time for queueing, and get to the airport in advance. For late night check-in, the airlines open their check-in areas for a few hours on the evening before departure.

Important information

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Carefree travel
Travel barrier-free
Do you need help on site? The DRK assistance team supports you with wheelchair service and other services for a barrier-free, stress-free and safe travel experience.
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Carefree travel
Traveling with pets
Whether in the transport box in the hold or as a companion in the cabin - the most important information and rules about traveling with animals at a glance.
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Carefree travel
Important hand luggage rules at a glance
What is allowed in hand luggage and what is prohibited?

More check-in services

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Late night check-in
Start your trip the next day calm and relaxed without long waiting.
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Check-in Automaten
Easy and independent check-in at the self-check-in machine.
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Self Bag Drop
Save time with easy bag drop at the self-bag drop machine.
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Star Alliance Biometrics at Hamburg Airport
Contact Free Travel
Biometric face recognition for Miles&More customers
With Star Alliance biometric facial recognition, you can get through security checkpoint access contactlessly.

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Baggage on the plane - rules & regulations
Here you can find out what you have to consider when packing your suitcases and bags.
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Carry-on baggage
What is allowed in hand luggage and how many pieces of hand luggage are allowed per person? These regulations apply to hand luggage.
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Bulky baggage
At what dimensions does baggage become oversized baggage and where is bulky baggage checked in? These provisions must be observed.
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Sicherheitskontrolle by Oliver Sorg
Passenger control by the Federal Police
Hamburg Airport has a Central Security Control for both terminals, located between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 on Level 1 of the Plaza.