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  • 6 hour lay over
    Nov 5, 2015
    Hello, I have 6 hour layover at Rome Airport and wanted to see if this gives me enough time to take the Leonardo Express and visit Spanish Steps and Piazza Navona area and back.


  • Easy Access Between Terminals?
    Jan 6, 2015
    I'm flying US Airways into and out of Rome. It appears that my gate will be in terminal 5, where there does not look to be much access to anything. I would like to access the various lounges in Terminal 3 because I'll have a wait between my flight times and my ground transportations (especially on the outbound flight). Is there easy access between the terminals or do I need to go through security for each one. Basically, if I'm leaving/arriving in terminal 5, am I stuck in nowhere land?


    Nobody arrives in T5. It is a departures only terminal. When departing T5 you just check your bags and go through security there and then are bussed to the T3 satellite. If you have an inbound connection to Rome then you do not have to go through T5 either.


  • Flying Separate airlines with layover in Rome
    Jan 4, 2015
    Hi, I am flying easyjet from Dubrovnik to Rome (terminal 2) with 3 hour layover and will catch Vueling flight to Palermo. My question is my checked luggage and being an international traveler. Do I have to get my bag and go through both immigration and customs, then check my bag again for my second flight? Is there a place to recheck a bag without going through customs? Is 3 hours enough time?


    Yes, you will have to go through customs in Rome as you will be entering the Schengen zone there. And yes, since Easyjet doesn't transfer bags to other airlines you will need to claim your bag and re-check it with Vueling at their check-in counter. You should have enough time.


  • Layover time from Toronto- Rome- Tel Aviv
    Dec 8, 2014
    I have a flight with Alitalia from Toronto to Rome (arriving to T3). Layover for 1.5 hour and flight from Rome to Tel Aviv (departure from T1). Both flights operates under Alitalia. Is it gives me sufficient time to switch terminals? Go through passport control and commute to T1? Do I need to pick up my luggage?


    Both flights will actually be in T3. You will not have to change terminals or go through passport control. You have enough time.


  • Canada to Spain via Rome
    Nov 25, 2014
    Hello! I am about to book a round trip from Toronto to Barcelona via Rome from Alitalia's website. I have 2 hour layover for the one from Toronto to Barcelona and I have 1h20min for the flight from Madrid back to Toronto. Do I need to claim my luggage when I am in Rome. Will I have enough time to make it? Thanks!


  • connecting flight - venice rome new delhi
    Jul 19, 2014
    hi Arriving at rome at 530 pm from alitalia flight at terminal 1 and onward flight to new delhi at 840 pm terminal 3. IS there enough time to grab luggage and go through security? Is there automatic transfer?


  • Connecting Flight Venice- Rome- New delhi
    Jul 19, 2014
    Hi I arrive at terminal one of the Fiumicino from venice on an Al Italia flight at 530 pm. My connecting flight to new delhi is from rome is at 8 40 pm from terminal 3. Will i have enough time to pick up luggage and navigate through security to catch my 840 flight from terminal 3? Both tickets booked separately....will an automatic baggage transfer happen or i need to collect luggae?


    If you purchased tickets separately you will have to transfer luggage yourself - that should be enough time for your transfer.


  • T1
    Jun 28, 2014
    how long i need from T1 to T3 as i dont have loggages and i have 1 hour to catch up my next flight


    At FCO T1 has boarding area B, T3 has boarding areas D & H (with D & H gates) When connecting from gate to gate, follow signs to "Boarding Area". You have enough transfer time.


  • Long Layover at FCO
    Jun 11, 2014
    We have a long layover at FCO (8.5 hrs). We arrive from Toronto and going to Albania. IDo we have enough time to visit downtown Rome or we have to stay all that time at the Aeroport. We have Canadian Passaport.


  • Terminals - arrive from Toronto to Rome and transfer to Florence
    May 14, 2014
    Can anyone advise which terminal flight arrives from Toronto to Rome and then what terminal at FCO from Rome to Florence. We have a one hour layover. Any help appreciated. Thank you.


    You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. You will go through passport control when you transit to Terminal 1. You should have barely enough time, but Alitalia runs many flights to Florence in case you miss your connection.


  • Layover of 1 hour and 5 minutes to trnasit from Rome to Madrid
    Feb 19, 2014
    Please advise if one hour and 5 minutes transit time will be enough to transfer my luggage from a plane to another. I will be travelling from UAE- Abu Dhabi to Rome FCO Airport and then I will fly from Rome to Madrid as a final destination. I will have one luggage with me and I need to make sure that it will be transferred to my next plane during the one hour and five minutes layover. Thanks


    What airlines are you flying? I don't think that will be enough time as you will have to clear EU Immigration on arrival in Rome.


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