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  • Shuttle for old folks between Terminal 3 and terminal 1?
    Feb 3, 2016
    Older couple can't walk fast. Is 2.5 hrs enought time to clear passport control and walk between the terminals?


    Yes, that should be enough time.


  • short connection time
    Feb 2, 2016
    We will arrive from TLV to Rome with Alitalia at 8.40 A.M and continue with Alitalia to Venice at 10.10 A.M will the luggage be transferred directly to Veice?


    Yes, your bags will go straight to Venice. You will just go through Schengen Passport Control and possibly security in Rome.


    Feb 2, 2016
    Hi, I will be flying into FCO terminal 3 with BA from LHR then catching a Vueling flight out to catania 4hrs later obviously plenty of time but assuming i can get bags sent straight through do we have to change terminals or go back through security given the vueling flight departs from terminal 3. Also are there any places to eat in terminal 3 post the fire.


    If your bags are sent straight through to CTA you just have to go through Schengen passport control in Rome.


  • FCO - transfer from Delta to Ryanair...
    Jan 30, 2016
    We are arriving at FCO on Delta 444 from JFK at 10:25am on March 30. Want to book a connecting flight to Palermo on Ryanair at 1:10PM. Do we have to get our luggage and clear customs at FCO and check in at FCO or can we just get to Ryanair and clear customs in Palermo? Is 2 ½ hours between flights enough time?


    Yes, in Rome you will have to go through Schengen Passport control and claim your luggage, then re-check it with Ryanair. Ryanair does not transfer bags to or from any other airlines. You would have enough time for that connection if your flight from JFK is on-time.


  • FCO connection time
    Jan 30, 2016
    Hello. We are arriving to FCO from Newark on United airlines on 4/30 at 7:45 am. We would like to a book a flight to Venice that same morning at 10:10am. Will we have enough time to go through passport control, retrieve our checked bags, and check in for the next flight? The next Venice flight is not until 2:20 and we would of prefer to not wait in the airport if possible.


    The 10:10 flight should work if your United flight is on-time.


    Jan 29, 2016
    Hi, I arrive to FCO from PSA (Alitalia) at 8:30a and depart FCO to DTW at 11:15a (Delta). Two separate reservations/PNRs. I hope to have carry on only and to be checked in for the 2nd flight. I would think this is enough time, but not sure about terminals, Schengen v. non-Schengen, passport control, etc. for such a flight. Q1, Best case: is this enough time if I only have carry-on and am already checked in for the 2nd flight? Q2, Worst case: is this enough time if I have checked luggage and need to collect and re-check in at the airport for the 2nd flight? Thanks for any information.


    You will arrive in Terminal 1 and depart from Terminal 3 although the Delta check in is in Terminal 5. It should be enough time for your connection, whether you have bags or not.


    Thanks very, very much!


  • Miami to Palermo
    Jan 29, 2016
    Flying from Miami to Palermo connecting through Rome all on Alitalia! Where do I go through customs and my connection is only an hour do I have enough time to get from plane to plane or should I change flights? What about on the way back do I go through customs in Palermo?


    You will go through Schengen Passport Control in Rome on your way to your departure gate in Terminal 1. On the way back from Palermo, you will go through Schengen Exit Passport Control in Rome and US Immigration and Customs in Miami. 1 hr is barely enough time. Alitalia isn't known for their punctuality.


  • Connecting to international flight
    Jan 28, 2016
    I am Australian and will be flying Alitalia from TLS to FCO, arriving at 8.25 pm. I depart on Etihad at 9.45 pm for AUH. Do I go through Customs and Immigration at Toulouse and just need to go to my gate at Rome, or do I need to go through Immigration at Rome? I have a single booking through Etihad, and this connection came up as legitimate, but I'm a bit anxious that it is very little time to connect to my international flight.


    In Rome you will just go through Schengen exit passport control which is a very brief process. You should have enough time.


    Thank you so much. That has eased my mind. I don't want to spend my whole trip stressing about catching my flight home!


  • In transit briefly
    Jan 28, 2016
    I arrive from Malta and have 2 hours to connect with a flight to Singapore. Arrival and departure are Terminal 3. Do I have to go through immigration when I arrive from malta


    You will go through Schengen exit passport control which is a very brief process.


  • Arriving from USA at 6:45am, 8:35 connection to Malta
    Jan 28, 2016
    I'm arriving from NYC via Delta at 6:45am. I want to take the 8:35 Ryanair flight to Malta. My luggage is carry-on only. Is this enough time to get from T5 to T3 and clear customs/passport check?


    That should be enough time. You will actually arrive in Terminal 3. There are no arrivals in Terminal 5.


    Those are the words I wanted to hear! Thank you!!


  • First time at FCO
    Jan 23, 2016
    Arriving FCO from Pisa; have 2 hours 45 minutes to connect to KLM/Delta to Detroit. Is that enough time?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time.


  • Transfer Terminal 3 to terminal 1 for my daughter
    Jan 21, 2016
    My 16 year old daughter is travelling with her school in Rome for March 2016. The school will be leaving Rome from Terminal 3, but my daughter needs to leave from Terminal 1 to meet us at another destination. Can she clear security with her school at Terminal 3 and then transfer to Terminal 1 without exiting the secured area of the Airport ? And how long would it take to transfer ? Thanks (can't figure this out looking at airport maps)


    Where is she flying from? What airlines is she flying? Are her two tickets on two separate reservations? Does she have checked bags?


    She's departing Rome and wants to wait with her school in Terminal 3 until they leave. Her flight leaves a couple hours later from Terminal 1. No checked bags. Thanks.


    She won't be able to go through the Schengen Exit passport control area of the airport where her classmates will be waiting without a ticket leaving the Schengen Area.


    She has two tickets and boarding passes - one returning with her school and another to board terminal 1. So she can enter Terminal 3 with them. Thanks


    Immigration might give her a hard time as she will have already exited the Schengen Area and will be Re-entering it to go to your gate. It's not illegal per se, but it's definitely possible they will be suspicious.


    So she will need to exit Terminal 3 and re-enter Terminal 1 security again. Any idea how long that might take ? Thanks


  • Enough Time
    Jan 19, 2016
    Arriving Air Canada from Toronto 08.30am in FCO and need to fly to Pisa. Would a flight at 10.10am to Pisa be OK? Thanks


    No, I'd want another hour.


  • Enough time?
    Jan 19, 2016
    I'll be arriving at FCO from Atlanta on Delta Airlines at 7:30am on June 11th. I'm planning to book a flight at 10:10am on Alitalia to Venice. Have I allotted enough time to get through customs .. pick up my bags and re-check my luggage to VCE?


    That should be enough time.


    Jan 19, 2016
    I am flying from the US to FCO via Munich. Arriving into Terminal 3 on Lufthansa. I need to connect to a domestic flight to Naples. I have not bought the ticket as yet, and am wondering how much time will be sufficient for a transfer in FCO? I assume I will have to collect baggage at FCO and recheck it? Thanks.


    Yes, if you purchase two separate tickets you will have to collect your bags from Lufthansa, take it to T1, and re-check it, then go through security. I'd want at least 90 minutes, preferably 2 hours.


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