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  • Change from Air Berlin to RyanAir
    Jun 7, 2016
    Am arriving from the US on Air Berlin into FCO and have 2 1/2 hours to get on a RyanAir flight to Malta. I will have to pick up my luggage and then check it with Ryan Air. I wonder how much time it takes to go through customs and security.


    Air Berlin does not fly from the US to Berlin. Where are you flying from?


    Sorry I mean Air Berlin does not fly from the US to Rome.


  • changing planes from terminal 5 to terminal one at FCO
    Jun 3, 2016
    My clients are changing planes from terminal 5 in Fuimicino from Air Transat to Alitalia Terminal one to Reggio...have two seperate tickets...their flight arrives at 11.40am and their Alitalia flight departs at 2.35pm...will they have enough time ?


    They will not arrive in Terminal 5 - that is a departure only terminal. They will arrive in Terminal 3. They should have enough time. They will have to claim their bags from Air Transat and take them to Alitalia in T1 to Re-check.


  • Layover
    Jun 3, 2016
    I have a 3 Hr and 40 minute layover in Rome can I go to the colloseum museum


    No, that is not enough time.


  • Night layover in Rome
    Apr 30, 2016
    I have a night layover in Rome for about 5 hours. My flight will arrive at the Rome airport at 9:05 PM. My second flight leaving the Rome airport at 5:30 AM. Do you have any advice or experience how to spend 5 hours at the Rome Fiumicino airport? Thank you.


  • Athens to NY connecting thru FCO
    Apr 18, 2016
    On Alitalia from Athens to Rome - arriving Terminal 1. Connecting to Alitalia nonstop to JFK leaving out of Terminal 3. It shows a 1 hour layover - is this even doable?


    Yes, that is possible. You just have to go through Schengen Exit passport control and to your departure gate.


  • 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.


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