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  • Changing terminals
    Feb 18, 2015
    We arrive at terminal 3 on a Lufthansa flight at 14:05. We will be booking a flight on Alitalia to Catania at 16:45. I believe Alitalia flys out of terminal 1, is there enough time to make it?


    Yes, you are correct and yes, that should be enough time.


    Not sure if we will go through customs in Frankfurt as our flight is Vancouver - Frankfurt - Rome. If we go through in Rome & need to collect our luggage & then check in with Alitalia, will there still be enough time? Sorry to be so confused.


    Yes, you will go through Schengen immigration when you get to frankfurt. You will not go through immigration in Rome. However, if you are purchasing two separate tickets and have checked bags you will have to claim them from Lufthansa and bring them to Alitalia.


  • Connection Time
    Feb 17, 2015
    I am arriving at FCO at 1:25pm from Marseille France...connecting to go to JFK in the states with a flight that leaves at 2:45pm. All flights are Alitalia...will I have enough time (1hr 20 min.) to make my connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to go through Schngen exit passport control.


  • Flight connections Time FCO
    Feb 16, 2015
    We Are schedule to arrive at Rome FCO from Istanbul at terminal 3 on Turkish air Line at 10:00 am and have a connection on Air Canada to Montréal at terminal 3 at 11:30 am. We have two séparate tickets! Is the 1 hour 30 minutes anough Time to get our luggage and go through customs?


    Since you purchased two separate tickets that will be very difficult. However, since both airlines are in Star Alliance and you will not have to enter the Schengen Area, ask the Turkish counter in Istanbul if they can check your bags through to Montreal. Show your Montreal confirmation to them. If they can. Then you only have to go to the Air Canada Transfer Desk or Gate Agent once you arrive in Rome and won't have to do anything with your baggage or go through passport control.


  • Connection time
    Feb 16, 2015
    I will arrive from JKF Airport on Delta at 7:10 am on 2/21/15 and have a connection on Alitalia 50 minutes later. Will I have enough time?


    That should barely be enough time. If your Alitalia flight is within the Schengen area you will have to go through passport control and walk a considerable distance.


  • Connection flight- switching terminals in less then 1:10 hours
    Feb 16, 2015
    Hello We will arrive to FCO airport from Israel, and have a connection from FCO to Madrid. Both are with Alitalia. We have only 1 hour and 10 minutes connection time. Do you think this is reasonable? Should we change to another flight with 6 hours connection time? Thank you very much!


    I really need an answer as soon as possible. Thank you very much! :-)


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through Schengen passport control as you walk from your arrival gate in T3 to your departure gate in T1. YOu don't have to do anything with your baggage.


    Thank you for the quick answer! Are we suppose to get through schengen zone instead of usual passport control? Does it matter if we are flying from Israel? Can you tell us what signs do we need to look for after we land? for example- "passport control" or "terminal T1" and etc'. Again - thank you very much!


    I would follow the signs for Terminal 1 - it might even be signs specifically referring to the gates in Terminal 1. No, it doesn't matter that you're coming from Israel.


  • Changing Terminals
    Feb 13, 2015
    I have flight from Abudhabi to Barcelona through Rome and I have to change the terminal in Rome from T3 to T1 and I understand that I have to go through Schengen Passport check but are they going to allow me to enter and change from T3 to T1? because Italy not included in my Schengen visa I have Schengen for five countries only


    As long as you hold a confirmed ticket to the country on your visa they should let you though passport control in rome.


  • 60 minute changeover
    Feb 13, 2015
    We are flying into Rome from Mebourne via Dubai. Our connecting flight is to Catania. Luggage will be booked through from Melbourne. Can we transfer in 60 minutes?


    Yes, you can. On your route from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 you will pass through Schengen passport control, but you should have enough time.


  • connection times
    Feb 11, 2015
    We are flying into Rome FCO with Easyjet and arrive at 1420. Our next flight leaves at 1740 with Aegean Airlines. We will not have any checked luggage. Will this be enough time between flights?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time, regardless of whether your Easyjet arrival is Schengen or non-Schengen.


  • Can a romecab drop us off at Terminal 5?
    Feb 11, 2015
    We have to tell romecabs the terminal for our Delta flight back to Atlanta . It appears that it would be Terminal 5, but can the driver get to this terminal or do we access it some other way?


    Yes, Taxis can drop off at Terminal 5


  • Connection time for Direct Train to Florence
    Feb 9, 2015
    We will be arriving FCO on Sunday, April 19 on Alitalia from Toronto (scheduled arrival @ 13:00), and would like to take the 16:08 direct train from FCO to Florence. Will there be enough time to make it through immigration and customs?


    oops...I meant the 15:08 direct train to Florence....sorry!


    That should be plenty of time.


  • Connecting flights
    Feb 9, 2015
    Hi, I currently have a 12pm booked from Catania to FCO on Alitalia, scheduled to arrive at 13:20. I am considering booking a flight on Germanwings departing at 14:10 to Berlin. Will I have enough time (50 minutes) between scheduled landing in FCO and departure to TXL? I may have the option of having only a checked bag but would like to know in either scenario. Will I need to go through passport control again? If I do a check a bag with Alitalia, will I have to go outside the passport area to reclaim it and then check back in through Germanwings security? Thanks!


    You will not have to go through passport control because all three locations are inside the Schengen area. However, booking two tickets with a checked bag with only 50 minutes in between flights is nearly impossible. Yes, you would have to exit security to claim your bag, then re-check it with Germanwings then go through security.


    Thank you. And if I am not checking any bags might I have enough time to travel between terminal 1 (where Alitalia is) and terminal 3 (where Germanwings is)?


    Like I said, without checked bags, it's possible, but difficult.


  • Connecting flights in Terminal 2 and 3
    Feb 7, 2015
    I'll be a in Rome for a week, then flying to Hamburg for a couple of days. First flight is an Egyptair one which lands/departs in Terminal 3 while the other is an EasyJet, from Terminal 2. On my return I will have both flights in the same day, first arrives at 10:00 and the other departs 13:40. I'll also have luggage stored in Terminal 3 storage before flying to Hamburg, is there enough time to exist, get the bag, and checkin for the second flight? Also should I expect passport control when departing Rome to Hamburg and vise versa?


    You will not have to go through passport control when going from Rome to Hamburg and back as both Rome and Hamburg are in the Schengen area. Yes, you should barely have enough time.


  • Connection Time
    Feb 6, 2015
    My fiance and I are arriving in FCO from PSA and then catching a connecting flight to Athens with 1 hour and 50 minutes in between flights. We booked the tickets separately. One flight operated by Darwin Airline and the second Alitalia. Is this enough time if we have to claim baggage or should we change flights?


    I think that will be enough time. However, also note that both flights will be operated under the Alitalia code. So, if you show your flight confirmation for your Athens flight to the Alitalia agent in Pisa, he or she should be able to check you in for both flights and check your bags through to Athens.


    Thank you so much!!!


  • Connecting at FCO to Venice
    Feb 3, 2015
    My fiancee and I will be arriving in Rome from Charlotte, NC, USA. We have already booked that flight through US Airways. We are then hoping to book a flight with Alitalia to fly to Venice soon after our arrival. We are trying to figure out how it will work with our luggage that we will have checked. Are we going to have to exit the terminal and claim our baggage and then check it again through Alitalia or is there a way to have it transferred between our flights? I'm concerned since flights will be booked separately with two airlines in two countries. Thank you.


    Yes, since you are purchasing separate tickets you will have to claim your baggage and bring it to Alitalia. I would leave at least 3 hours between your flights.


    Thank you for your help. Is it going to be worth it (in terms of time) to do this and try to fly to Venice, or would it be easier and faster to just get on a train?


    That's up to you. I think it would take about the same amount of time either way.


  • Minimum time between connections
    Jan 30, 2015
    My wife and I are arriving in FCO on USAirways and are leaving on Airmalta for Malta. We have 1 hour and 50 minutes and between arrival time and our departure with Airmalta, My wife doesn't believe this is enough time. We would appreciate any input/help can provide anyone


    That should be enough time if the tickets were purchased together. Otherwise if they were purchased separately and your bags are not tagged through to Malta, it may be difficult to get your bags claimed and then to the Air Malta check-in desk and checked in time.


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