Express Queue

Your fastest way through the checkpoints

Express Queue is your fastest way through the checkpoints if you're traveling from Terminal 1, Departure B or C.Reserve a fixed time slot at the security- and passport control checkpoints in Terminal 1 at Munich Airport (Departure B & C) free of charge. With your confirmation E-Mail, you will receive a QR-code that allows you to skip the standard lining via an extra access at the boarding pass checkpoint and allows you to go directly to the security checkpoint.
Klick on "Reserve now" to leave the Munich Airport website and and go to the reservation page offered by our external service provider CLEAR. Please note the associated privacy policy and the terms & conditions.

Please find more information about the reservation options and further details about the test program in our FAQs at the bottom of the page. 

More details about Express Queue:

Express Queue is an online reservation system for checkpoints in Terminal 1. Prereservations help to reduce waiting times and queue-lengths. You can use this service to reserve a slot at the security checkpoint on your own and thus skip the regular queue.
At the passport control, the same QR-code provides you access to a dedicated Express Queue-lane.

Munich Airport is currently testing this free service for two months.

This is how it works:

  1. Visit* up to 72 hours before your flight to get started.

  2. Select the Airline you are flying with, fill out your traveler details and select a time slot.

  3. You will receive an email confirmation of your time slot with a QR code.

  4. At your designated time, head to the Terminal 1 security checkpoints in Departure B or C.

  5. Look for the Munich Airport "Express Queue" signage.

  6. Provide your QR code to our staff and proceed with your screening.

Please keep in mind:

  • Slots are limited, so please reserve early.
  • We recommend allowing sufficient time for check-in or registration of taxable goods when making your reservation.
  • Check with the airline you are flying with about the possibility of an evening check-in.
  • Use the waiting time until departure to relax with a coffee or snack in one of the airport stores or enjoy your stay in one of our lounges.
  • Please find here more practical tips before you start your trip.

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*Please note the associated Privacy Policy

Express Queue helps to reduce waiting times at the security checkpoint and passport control

FAQs - all you need to know about Express Queue

  • General information about Express Queue

    At which checkpoints and with which airlines can I use Express Queue?

    Express Queue includes advanced reservations in Terminal 1 at the security checkpoints in module B and C for all departing passengers on Non-Schengen flights from 08:00 and 16:30 on any airline. In addition, the same reservation is also valid for passport control in Terminal 1.

    Can I use Express Queue if I am travelling business class?

    If you are travelling in business class, you have the possiblity to use the Fast Track at the security checkpoints. If you prefer, you can also reserve a fixed timeslot with Express Queue.

    How do I use Express Queue?

    1. You can reserve your slot here. Schedule your appointment up to 72 hours until 3 hours before your departure.
    2. You'll receive a QR code which allows you access at your scheduled time. 
    3. At your designated time, head to Terminal 1 security checkpoint in module B or C. The Express Queue signage helps you to find your way.
    4. Provide your QR code to one of the representatives and proceed with the  screening.

    I'm connecting at Munich Airport, can I use Express Queue?

    Express Queue is only available for departing passengers. Connecting passengers to Non-Schengen flights use different checkpoints.

    Is Express Queue free?

    Yes, Express Queue is currently a free service of Munich Airport. We are testing this new passenger service for two months.

    What times can I use Express Queue?

    Express Queue is available daily from 06:00 am to 03:00 pm in Terminal 1, at the security checkpoints of module B and C. Depending on your airline, appointments are available approximately from 180 to 90 minutes before departure. Slots are limited and may book up fast so we recommend booking up to 72 hours until 3 hours in advance of your flight.

  • Questions about a completed reservation

    How can I provide feedback on Express Queue?

    We are happy to receive your feedback by an online survey, you will be asked to answer after using the Express Queue service.

    What else should I consider when reserving an Express Queue slot?

    Please allow for sufficient time for the check-in and tax refund prior to your reservation at the security check-points.

    What happens if I am too late for my Express Queue reservation?

    No worries, you can still make it! We offer a grace period of 15 minutes before and after your appointment time, so you may still enter the line. If you arrive more than 15 minutes later, we ask you to use the regular queuing.

    What happens if I need to cancel or change my reservation?

    After you’ve completed your reservation, you will find a link to cancel or reschedule your appointment in your confirmation email.

    Why didn't I get a confirmation email for my Express Queue appointment?

    When signing up, please make sure that your email adress is correct and to check your junk or spam inbox.
    If you're still unable to find the confirmation, we recommend to repeat the reservation.

    Why is my flight not displayed on Express Queue?

    Make sure the entered time, date, airline and flight number are  correct.
    Express Queue is available daily from 6:00 am to 3:00 pm in Terminal 1, at the security checkpoints in module B and C for all Non-Schengen flights departing between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Appointments are available from 180 to 90 minutes before departure.
    As the slots are limited, we recommend reserving 72 hours in advance of your flight.

  • Questions about the reservation process

    Do kids of all ages need their own Express Queue slot? If not what age do kids need their own Express Queue slot?

    Starting from the age of 5, kids need their own Express Queue slot. You can easily reserve as a family as the maximum group size eligible to enter under one appointment is 10 passengers.

    I didn’t make an appointment in advance - can I still use Express Queue?

    You can reserve a spot with Express Queue until 3 hours prior to the departure-time of your flight.

    I’m traveling as part of a group - can we book the Express Queue appointment together?

    Yes! Passengers traveling with a group or as a family may book on behalf of the other passengers in their traveling party by specifying the total party size in the booking process. The maximum group size eligible to enter under one appointment is 10 passengers.

    What information is required to reserve an Express Queue appointment?

    There is no account registration or login required! Passengers utilizing the service will be asked to select the date of departure, destination airport, airline, flight number and party size. Eventually, we need your email-adress to send you confirmation and the required QR code as an attachment.

    Why are no free appointments displayed for my flight?

    The Express Queue slots are limited and may be fully booked due to high passenger volumes and demand. We recommend reserving your slot as early as possible. Reservations can be made up to 72 hours before your flight.
    The time slots are available 180 to 90 minutes before departure  to make sure, you have enough time for check-in or declaration of taxable goods.