TAP Portugal  

Airport Check-in

The best quality service in the most common way to check-in.


Time limits for checking in at the airport

The time limits for checking in for TAP flights are:

  • Domestic and european flights (Schengen countries: Germany, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Czech Republic and Sweden, plus Iceland and Norway): 1 hour before departure
  • European flights (Non-Schengen countries) and intercontinental flights: 90 minutes before departure


In Lisbon check in with/without luggage to Germany is available 23 hours before the scheduled time of departure of the flight.

Attention: Passengers travelling from Lisbon to Funchal (and vice-versa) on international flights continuing on to or returning from Caracas (flights with three-digit numbers, e.g. TP148, TP149, TP152) are required to go through passport control. For this reason you should arrive at the airport earlier than is normally required for domestic flights.  

Boarding, stopovers and tickets desks

  • All passengers must be at the boarding gate 30 minutes before departure.
  • On stopovers in Frankfurt, London (Heathrow) and Zurich passengers will have to check-in online or perform a self check-in at the airport machines. The conventional check-in desks have been replaced by baggage drop-off desks. There are still Business Class desks at these airports.
  • Unaccompanied minors and passengers with reduced mobility should use the check-in desks in the specially designated area.
  • TAP passengers travelling without luggage to any Schengen country can check in directly at the TAP sales desks at Lisbon and Porto airports when buying their tickets for flights leaving immediately after. This service is not available on flights requiring document checks, such as intercontinental flights.

Return check-in

If you are travelling without luggage and returning in the next 24 hours, you check in for your outward and return flights (valid at all Portuguese airports expect Porto Santo and Horta).

Checking in without luggage

If you will be travelling without luggage or with hand luggage only, you can check in at special desks at Lisbon Airport.


Pre-night Check-in


No pre-night check-in available.


Terminal A
Pre-night check-in only available for early flights only.
In that case, pre-night check-in available at any Lufthansa counter or self check-in machine between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.


Terminal 1
Pre-night check-in at any Lufthansa counter or self check-in machine between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
Passengers in the economy class
Check in in areas A and B.
Passengers in the business class
Check-in in areas A and B as well as at the dedicated counters in area A.
Check-in T: For travellers by train to the airport
Travellers who get to the airport with the Deutsche Bahn trains can proceed to check-in in the area “check in T” up to 45 minutes - at the latest – before scheduled time of departure of the booked flight.
The check-in area T with its counters 11 and 12 is opened from 07 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Terminal 2
Pre-night check-in only if an early flight is scheduled.
If so, pre-night check-in at any Lufthansa counter or check in machine between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm.
Business Class: Check-in Row #7
Economy Class: Check-in Row #9


Terminal 2
Pre-night check at any Lufthansa counter or check-in machine between 7:00 pm and 9:00 pm.