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    Jan 30, 2015
    Us citizen flying from Athens to Rio de Janeiro connecting thru FCO, one way ticket, all Air Italia. Is 1 hr 40 min enough. Will I need to clear immigration or customs ? Assume checked luggage will not have to be dealt with as it will be checked on through to Rio.


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will just have to go through Schngen exit passport control as you go towards your departure gate to Rio.


    Thanks for the info


  • Connection time
    Jan 23, 2015
    Flying from naples to rome on Alitalia then rome to Atlanta on delta we have 11/2 hr to connect but do we have to go from terminal 1 to terminal 5 and then g for flight or just term1 to gate g? I am so confused!


    No, your bags will be checked through to Delta. All you have to do is go to your departure gate in the T3 Satellite and show your documents to the Delta desk there.


    Thank you so much


  • Connecting Flight
    Jan 22, 2015
    I am planning a flight from Athens, GR to NYC-JFK for my niece in July. Is one hour sufficient to change from an Alitalia flight from Athens to FCO and then board the Alitalia flight to NY? Baggage would be checked through to NY. Thank you.


    Yes, that should be enough time. In Rome she just has to follow signs to her departure gate. She will go through Schengen Exit passport control on her route.


  • Terminal 3 to terminal 5
    Jan 21, 2015
    I have an 1135am flight from fco to philly, us. I was going to take the Leonardo express train from Rome . How early should I arrive ? How do I get from terminal 3 to terminal 5 .


    There is a shuttle bus that will take you to Terminal 5. Plan on arriving at the airport around 9 AM.


    Thanks, looks like I will reach terminal 3 at 830


  • will i make the connecting fligth?
    Jan 21, 2015
    Hi, I will be flying in to Rome FCO from Dubrovnik on 18th April 2015. Arrival time is listed 13:10. I have a separately booked flight (Alitalia) departing 15:00. In theory the inbound flight should arrive at the same terminal the outbound flight is leaving from. Do you think there is enough time to get the luggage off the belt, exit arrivals, check-in and catch the outgoing flight? If no, will travelling with hand-luggage only work? Thanks in advance


    Yes, that will probable be enough time either with or without checked baggage. But if you can go without checked baggage, go without.


  • Time Needed for Transfer
    Jan 17, 2015
    I'm arriving from Atlanta on Delta at 9:50 AM and departing at 12:10 on Meridiana Airlines to Sardinia. I have separate tickets. Will there be enough time to make the transfer? Thank you.


    Yes, that should be enough time, if your bags are checked through to Sardinia just follow the signs to your departure gate, you will go through Schengen passport control on your route. If your bags are not checked through you will have to claim them and bring them to the Meridiana check-in desk.


  • Terminal 3 and Terminal 2 Connection Past Security
    Jan 17, 2015
    My elderly father is leaving Rome Terminal 3 at noon and I'm headed to Greece Terminal 2 at 8pm. Can I be with my father until his flight then head to Terminal 2? Whether he goes through security at T3 and I T2 can I meet up with him, so I'll be with hime until his flight?


    You can't go with him to his flight as you will not be able to go through Schengen exit passport control without a boarding pass exiting the Schengen area. The boarding areas are separate.


  • expected time for immigration and custom formalities to be taken in t3
    Jan 16, 2015
    we , a family of 3 'll reach T3 terminal by QATAR airways at 1.30 pm on 22nd may '15 from DOHA.. we 'll go to NAPELS via ROMA TERMINI . we like to board a train after 5.30 pm from ROMA TERMINI .pls comment wheather this is possible or we 'll have to book a later train.


    Yes, with a 1:30 PM arrival into FCO it should definitely be possible to be at Termini by 5:30.


    thanx a ton


  • Connection Time
    Jan 9, 2015
    I will be arriving from Athens on Aegean Airlines at 10:00. Is it possible to make a US Airways connection at 11:20?


    If you purchased separate tickets, no, that's not enough time.


  • enough time to go through security?
    Jan 2, 2015
    Hello. I am making my travel plans early. I will arrive at FCO at 4:15am by bus from Pescara, Italy at either T1 ot T3. I would like to book a Lufthansa flight leaving aFCOt 6:40am to Frankfurt, and from there fly home to Orlando. I have a US passport. Is that sufficient time (presuming I am off the bus with my luggage by 4:30am to get through Passport Control, Security, check my suitcases, and board my flight? Thank you very much. Gina.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


    Thank you so much, and Happy New Year!


  • baggage with 12 hours connection flight
    Dec 25, 2014
    Hi, I'm flying with Alitalia from TLV to Venice with a 12 hours connection in Rome. will my baggage be checked in once in TLV up to final destination, or should I re-check in the baggage in Rome for the Venice flight? Thanks in advance. Alexst.


  • connection from T1 to T3 in 1 hour
    Dec 15, 2014
    I am coming from Florence(Italy) in Alitalia and landing on terminal 1 at 19:45 pm. I have connecting flight Emirates to Dubai at 20:45 pm from terminal 3. I need to know if i need to claim the baggage ? how much time security check would take ? Is it possible to make everything in 1 hours. Appreciate your help.


    i really need to know above questions answer,


    If you purchased your tickets together you have enough time as your bags will be transferred to Emirates, you just need to RUN to the Emirates transfer desk. If you purchased two separate tickets you have no chance, you need to get an earlier flight to Rome.


    Thanks ZAP. I have got the tickets together so my bags got transferred to final place. The moment i got down at domestic i started running and reached to skybus 7-8 mins (terminal signs are very clear, no need to ask) then 5 mins in passport control, Pretty much 15 mins i reached to emirates desk where i got the actual boarding pass and was in front of boarding gate. People kept coming i believe next 30 mins. So 1 hour is sufficient unless something happens unexpectedly


  • T3 to T1?
    Dec 15, 2014
    Hi I am flying from Abu dhabi to Rome to catch a connection flight to Tirana with Alitalia. The ticket says I need to change from T3 to T1 which means I need to get a schengen visa since a chinese national. But according to the immigration police that both flights are in T3. So I am confused. Do I need to go through passport control to get the connection for Tirana?


    The Ticket is wrong, the Tirana flight will depart from T3.


    Hi ZAP thanks for the answer. I am wondering how sure you are about my Alitalia flight for Tirana departing from T3? I checked the flight information on the airport website. It still says the flight for Albania depart at T1. I am arriving on a alitalia flight from Abu Dhabi and getting a connecting flight for Tirana. If I have to change terminal, does that mean I have to enter Italy as a tourist?


  • T3 to T1
    Dec 5, 2014
    I've just come back from my trip and I have information to share regarding the connection T3 to T1, it is walking distance and takes not more than 15 minutes in a hurry walk, it is very good signed all the way down and even written how many mnutes you need to reach your gate. What I can advise is always to check your gate number when you get inside the airport because they often change the number before you arrive on the airport. Hope this would be helpful


  • Time to Transfer Flights
    Dec 2, 2014
    We are flying in from Athens to Rome-FCO on Easyjet and have to catch a flight to Toronto on Alitalia, so we will have to pick up our bags and check them again. How much time would be sufficient to get from one gate to the other? Thanks!!


    I would want at least 2 hours.


    Thankyou very much ZAP


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