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  • Transfer time
    Apr 14, 2015
    I am booked for Alitalia leaving from JFK and landing in FCO 6:45AM, I have a connection to Athens on Alitalia leaving at 8:40AM. Is that sufficient time between flights? Do I have to go through immigration before boarding my connection flight?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Yes, you will go through Schengen passport control on your route from your arrival gate to your departure gate.


  • Connection from Chicago
    Apr 15, 2015
    We will be flying in from Chicago to FCO and trying to catch a connecting flight to Trieste for a cruise. The flight in is on a Delta/AItalia codeshare landing in FCO at 720am. The flight to Trieste is AItalia at 920am. Will 2 hours be enough time to transfer flights? We have never flown through FCO. Will we be able to check bags through FCO if our flight to Trieste is on a separate itenerary (although the same airline)? From other threads I have been reading here it sounds as if that will save significant time. I could not find any information online concerning the ontime percentage of this flight. It would probably be good to know as well if the FCO - TRS flight is commonly full in case we have to take a later one. Any insight is greatly appreciated.


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. You can show your Rome-Trieste confirmation to the Alitalia agent in Chicago and they can probably check your bag through to Trieste. Alitalia is not known for being on-time but 2 hours is plenty of time to make your connection.


    Thank you ZAP. I am presuming we will need to go through security after un-boarding and passport control both? Any idea on what terminals we would land at/take off from? This information is not yet available. I would like to plan for it as much as I can before hand with the short window. Any other advice you believe we will need?


    Yes, you will have to go through passport control. You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1.


  • transfer time
    Apr 8, 2015
    I am booked on an AA mileage ticket from LAX to FCO arriving at 7:35am with checked luggage. I need to book a flight to CTA. There are frequent Alitalia flights. How much time should I leave between flights? Thank you.


    I would leave a minimum of 2 hours, preferably 3.


  • from t1 to t5
    Apr 29, 2015
    i m travelling from Cairo to Atlanta through Rome. The arrival from Cairo will be to T1 and the departure from Rome will be from T5. I want to know the way to reach T5 is it walking of by a vehicle and if so what about immigration since i have only visa for USA


    sorry arrival from cairo will be to T3


    Your flight to Atlanta will actually depart from the T3 Satellite. if you purchased your tickets together your bags will be checked through to Atlanta in Cairo and you can go directly to your departure gate in Rome. You may have to see the Delta desk at your departure gate to answer some security questions before boarding. You will need a Schengen Airport Transit Visa issued by the Italian Consulate or Embassy for this transfer.


    thanks for your response. I would like to ask about this schingen airport transit visa is it necessary for transit passengers not leaving the airport, and if so it will be issued at the airport or need application at the consulate. additionally i read that departures to USA is from T5 this what u mean by T3 satellite and where should i find a bus ride to reach T5


  • transfers
    Apr 3, 2015
    Forgot to mention Ryanair flight in is internal from Lamezia. Lands at 21.20 on a Sunday


  • transfer times
    Apr 3, 2015
    I arrive at FCO with Ryanair to connect with Norwegian to LGW. Ryanair have just changed my flight time and I now only have 40 minutes to make the connection. I do not know where Ryanair land but Norwegian are going from T3. Is this possible with no luggage to check in? Thanks. Sean


    I would be really difficult. Your Ryanair flight will arrive in Terminal 2


  • Tight connection T3 1h 55 min
    Apr 2, 2015
    I will be arriving with Norwegian at 14:45 in terminal 3 and will fly out with Viueling at 16:40. Is 1h 55min enough transfer time when I have checked in luggage?


    I think it should be possible as long as your Norwegian flight is on-time.


  • YYZ-FCO-SVO transfer
    Apr 4, 2015
    I will fly from Canada to FCO in July, arrive 13:00 at T3. And connect to Moscow SVO at 15:15, from T1. Both segments are Alitalia, in one ticket. I will only have hand luggage. Is the connection time (2h15m) sufficient? Do I need to go through Passport Control at T3 to enter Schengen Area and again Passport Control at T1 to exit Schengen and have security check at T1? I am non-EU citizen holding a Schengen visa. How long would be the walk from T3 to T1? Thanks!


    I think that should be plenty of time. I do not believe you will have to go through Schengen passport control. I believe all non-schengen gates are connected.


    ZAP, good to know there is connection all within the secured area between T1 and T3, thank you!


    Are you sure that Terminal 3 & Terminal 1 are connected in air side.


    I booked my ticket from JFK to CAI through FCO my flight will arrive on T3 and my second leg will be depart from T1. knowing that i am not EU nor having schengen visa. so is there airside transfer from T3 to T1.


  • Tight connection Vueling to USAirways
    Apr 1, 2015
    We will arrive at Terminal 3 on Vueling from Catania at 9:55am and then need to leave from Terminal 5 on a USAirways flight at 11:20. We can carry our bags onto the USAirways flight but will have to check them on Vueling and then retrieve them. Will we have enough time?


    That will be very difficult. The shuttle to Terminal 5 leaves closer to Terminal 1 and the US Airways check in counter will close at 10:20, just 25 minutes after you are scheduled to arrive. I suggest finding an earlier flight to Rome or flying in the day before.


  • MAD --> FCO --> MXP
    Mar 29, 2015
    I'm thinking of purchasing a ticket from MAD to MXP via FCO, all operated by Alitalia. I have 65 minutes to make my connection in FCO. Is this enough time? I'm a little worried because this is the last flight from FCO to MXP for the day, and I have a flight booked on another airline/ticket the following morning out of MXP that I can't miss.


    Also, I don't expect to check bags, BUT if Alitalia forces me to check my luggage, will my luggage make it to my connecting flight (to MXP)?


    That should be enough time if your first flight is on-time, but as you may know, Alitalia isn't exactly known for being punctual. Both flights will be in Terminal 1 and it should be a very simple connection.


  • Connecting flight FCO -
    Mar 29, 2015
    I arrive at FCO (Terminal 3) on 2 June at 12:10 in the afternoon and need to catch the connecting flight to London at 13:30. This only gives me an hour and 20 minutes to make my way through security and to the gate for boarding. I will have no luggage though and I'm hoping this will be enough time to make it there - can anyone advise if this will be enough time? Don't want to miss my flight!


    That should be enough time if both flights are on Alitalia. However, it's hard to answer your question without knowing what airlines you are flying.


  • BUD to FCO to DBV
    Mar 29, 2015
    From Budapest we are flying Wizz Air getting to FCO terminal 2 at 12:05pm. We are NOT checking luggage, we're only bringing carry-on luggage. From there we need to get to terminal 3 for our 1:50pm flight to Dubrovnik. When getting from from T2 to T3 will we need to go through security or customs or anything again? Is this enough time to get to our next flight?


    Since Hungary is in the Schengen Area you will not have to go through customs. You will go through schengen exit passport control when you enter the departure area for your Dubrovnik flight. You will also likely have to go through security. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time.


  • LIN-FCO-NRT 1:10 hr connection
    Mar 27, 2015
    We arrive from Milan (LIN) at 14:10 in FCO terminal 1 and have to catch a flight from FCO terminal 3 at 15:20 giving us 1hr 10mins to do it. Both of us have EU passports and all flights are Alitalia. Is this enough time? Cheers


    Yes, that should be plenty of time. Just follow signs to your departure gate.


  • Alitalia transfers in FCO
    Mar 27, 2015
    ZAP, you seem like a person with all the info! I am ticketed on AZ from ORD-FCO-IST, does FCO have a self contained international terminal, or will I have to clear Schengen customs, transfer security and then make my way to the IST gate? Also, is there a shuttle/tram on the secure side between T1 and T3? I have 2hr 55min for the transfer so ideally I should be fine time wise. Thanks for all of you help!


    There are no trams between T3 and T1. You may have to pass through schengen passport control and will definitely have to go through security. However, you are correct you have enough time. FCO is a very confusing airport on paper or on a computer screen but most people report that when they actually get there, it isn't that confusing.


    There's also lots of conflicting information. Some parts of the Rome Airport website say that both non-schengen and schengen short haul Alitalia flights are in T1, while another site says that all non-schengen flights are in T3. And of course, flight info on Alitalia's website doesn't include gate information.


  • 1 hour connection - Air Italia
    Mar 19, 2015
    Hi. I have a flight from trieste to FCO then I have a connecting flight to London 1hour later both with air Italia, will this be enough time


    Yes, that should be enough time.


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