Need to transfer to another flight? We’ll tell you what to do to smoothly continue your journey. And no worries: most steps are taken care of by us.
In most cases, you’ll receive your boarding pass for your connecting flight already when you check in for your first flight. This means you don’t have to check in again for your next flight. If you haven’t received it, you can go to the transfer desk or kiosk of the airline you’re flying with to collect it.
For most transfers, you don’t have to pick up your checked baggage. Airport staff will ensure it gets onto your next flight, so you only have to pick it up at your final destination.
If you’re having a transfer in the United States or China, you probably do have to collect your luggage to check it in again. This is because of local regulations. You’ll receive a warning about this when checking in your baggage.
When you book your trip, transfer times are taken into account, so you should have enough time to get to your connecting flight. However, it might be good to consider the below advice.
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
The minimum required transfer time at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is 40 minutes for Schengen flights and 50 minutes for non-Schengen flights. Please note, though, that if you travel to a non-Schengen country, you’ll need to go through additional security and passport checks. This could increase your required transfer time.
Flights from China
When you arrive at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, our colleagues speak standard Chinese. They will welcome you and help you with any questions you may have about your transfer. You can also use the self-service kiosks, which are available in the standard Chinese language.
Airports outside of the Netherlands
Like to know more about a specific airport? We recommend checking the airport website. Information about your next flight will also be shown on the screens at the airport where you’re transferring, so keep an eye out for them.
Didn’t make it to your next flight because of a delay or other unforeseen circumstances? No worries, you’ll automatically be booked onto the next available flight. You’ll receive a notification about your new flight details. If your device isn’t connected to the internet, you can retrieve the flight details and print the boarding pass at a self-service kiosk or transfer desk. You don’t need to pick up your baggage; we will relabel and transfer it to your new flight.