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  • Connection between terminal 3 and 5
    Sep 25, 2013
    Hi, I am arriving from Beirut, Lebanon on Alitalia terminal 3 at 11:10 am and have to catch a flight on delta to New York from terminal 5 at 12:50 pm. I am going to the US on a tourist visa. Will the time be enough to transi?


    Hmm, I don't know. You will have to go through EU immigration in T3 first, then take a bus, which runs on Italian time (no schedule), and then check in, go through security, and a security interview, which I suspect may take longer than usual since you're coming from Lebanon. It will be pretty tough.


  • terminal connections
    Sep 21, 2013
    How much time does it take to walk from terminal 1 to terminal 3


    You arrive at Boarding Area B of T1 - follow signs to Boarding Area H or H (D gates or H gates) of T3. The overhead screens will indicate flight & gate numbers. Estimated time: 15 mins.


  • Which Terminals and How Much Time to Recheck Bags
    Sep 18, 2013
    We will be flying into FCO from Frankfurt on Luftansa and then checking in with We will be flying into FCO from Frankfurt on Luftansa and then rechecking our bags for Alitalia flight to Venice. Which Terminals will we be flying in and out of and how much time should we allow for all of this?


    You will arrive in the Schengen side of Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. I would allow 2 hours since you will have to deal with baggage transfer yourselves.


  • Time
    Sep 8, 2013
    I am leaving lax to Rome on air Alitalia I have 1 hour or 40 minutes to the next flight on air Alitalia to Lamezia terms they said I have time to my next flight even going threw costly.


    That should be enough time. You will arrive in Terminal 3 and have to go to Terminal 1.


  • Trip time
    Sep 8, 2013
    I am leaving lax on air Alitalia and getting in Rome, I have 45 minutes on my next flight on air Alitalia . They told me I have enought time.


    That's really pushing it - where is your second Alitalia flight (the one from Rome) to?


    My flight from Rome to lamezta terma


  • Mr
    Sep 7, 2013
    I'm arriving from Rome in terminal one I have 35 min to one hour on same airlines air Italia in same terminal is this enough time.


    Yes, assuming both of your flights are on Alitalia and are both within Schengen and your flights are on-time.


  • Sicily Trip
    Sep 2, 2013
    I might add that my Airline is Delta from JFK. And that I arrive in Rome at 09:55AM and leave for Catania on Alitalia at 11:20 AM. Enough time to make connecting flight?


  • Sicly trip
    Sep 2, 2013
    I arrive from JFK at terminal 5 and need to connect with my flight to Catania at terminal 1. How do I get from 5 to 1?


    You do not arrive in T5, there are no arrivals in T5. You will arrive in Terminal 3. After you clear customs and exit from immigration you can walk to T1. You will really have to hurry to have a chance to make your connection.


  • T3 TO T5
    Aug 30, 2013
    I arrive from Athens with Aegean at 10:00 am and departing with USAIR to Charlotte at 11:05. Is there enough time to make the connection? Thanks....


    No, that is not enough time - I guarantee you will be stuck in Rome with that itinerary. I recommend changing your flight to fly into Rome a day earlier or out of Rome a day later if you cannot find an earlier flight (which is doubtful considering how early you are already flying).


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 3
    Aug 26, 2013
    I have to meet a tour bus transfer that departs from Terminal 3 at the Fiavet/cotav desk in terminal 3 outside of the customs . I am landing in terminal 1 and am not a good traveller can you tell me the best way and fastest way to get from Terminal 1 to Terminal 3 is it walkable


    Yes, you can just walk from T1 to T3 at FCO.


  • phone card
    Aug 9, 2013
    need phone sim card --where to buy in terminal on arrival


    on arrival need to buy phone sim card at airport--where


  • Gate Connections
    Jul 18, 2013
    I am arriving at FCO from Split on Easy jet terminal 1at 9:40, then connect Delta at 12:55 to JFK at terminal 5. Is that enough time for Luggage and do I have to pass passport control?


    Actually, Easyjet flights arrive in the small Terminal 2, but the process is the same. You take a bus to T5. Yes, you should have enough time.


  • Car rental Info at Rome airport
    Jun 30, 2013
    Where are the car rentals as related to Terminal 3


  • which terminal does KLM airline use?
    Jun 29, 2013
    I will be arriving Rome via KLM. I have to catch the tour coach bus in terminal 3 in 30 minutes after flight arrival (including claiming luggages). Do you know which terminal KLM use? Will I have enough time to catch the bus?


    Currently, at FCO all International 'Non-Schengen' flights, including U.S. flights, arrive at Terminal 3, at either Gates G or H. From there, passengers go through immigration /passport control. (Terminal 5 serves departing flights to U.S.) 30 mins is extremely short. Hopefully, the tour coach is right outside the baggage claim, or across the street in front of the Garage. Find out.


    Since both the Netherlands and Italy are in Schengen, you won't have to go through immigration in Rome. However, you will still have to hurry.


  • Connecting Flight - enough time?
    Jun 22, 2013
    I'm flying from Bari to Rome on Alitalia arriving at 7:55am. My departing flight to JFK on AA is now at 9:50am (moved up from 11:40am). I need to check a bag. Will I be able to make this connection?


    Just realized that I arrive in Terminal 1 and my departing flight is out of Terminal 5 - so I assume I need to take a bus? Is that the quickest option?


    Yes, that's your only option. If your first flight is on-time you should be OK.


    Thank you.. I was checking and today the AA flight departed from Terminal 3 (not 5). Maybe they arrive in 5 & depart from 3. So I'm hoping that is the case when we leave.


    It's the other way around - you have to go to Terminal 5 to go through security. Then you are bussed to Terminal 3 where the aircraft is. When you arrive you are processed in terminal 3. Read this:


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