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  • Transfer advice, between terminals 2 & 1
    Apr 4, 2013
    On Wed 24 July 2013 I land at FCO Terminal 2 from Easyjet flight ex Split, Croatia, arriving at 7.40pm. I next fly FCO to Venice, from Terminal 1 with Alitalia, at 9.40p,. As a non-Schengen arrival will 2 hrs suffice for passport & customs checks & transfer & new check-in? Is walking time a serious factor?


    At FCO, T2 is connected at the arrivals level to T1. On arrival at T2 after going through non-Schengen passport control, proceed to T1 (follow signs), go up to the departures level, go through security check and on to of T1's Boarding Area B with gates 1-30.


    Thanks, that's a big help.


  • time from landing to Termini
    Mar 31, 2013
    How long does it take from landing [from Heathrow] clear customs, etc. to get to Downtown? I know the express train itself is 30-35 minutes to Termini. Thanks!


    It depends on the terminal and the time of day with how long it takes to clear customs and it depends what you mean "downtown" - do you mean to Paddington? Minimum time from Door open to gate at LHR to stepping off the train at Paddington would be about 1:15 minutes, but probably close to 2 hours would be more normal.


    Sorry, I wasn't clear enough. Arriving FROM LHR into FCO. BA flight, so T3 at FCO. How long from landing to Termini Station Rome. After going through non-Schlengen pass control.


  • transfer time between T3 to T1
    Mar 27, 2013
    US citizen Coming from Accra at T3 going to US at T1, how much time I need?


    On arrival at FCO you need to go through non-Schengen passport check & customs clearance. Make sure your first airline transfers your bags to your connecting airline (if you use separate airlines) - if not, you need to re-check in your bag at T1. Free shuttles run between all terminals & carparks every 15 mins. Count at least 75 minutes for transfer time (add another 20 minutes if you need to re-check in your bag with different airline).


    What Airport?


    I have carry on only. But I have 45 minutes only and my agent told me it will be OK???


    Dear Zap, Rome FCO airport.


  • Getting from one terminal to another
    Mar 21, 2013
    My husband and I are arriving from Detroit at 9:10 and catching a flight to Athens at 10:20. He has limited walking ability. Enough time?


    FCO has 4 terminals (T1, T2, T3 & T5. You will arrive at FCO, Terminal 5 (for U.S. & Israel flights), where you need to go through special security check & passport control before proceeding to your connecting terminal /gates. This area also has a special assistance lounge, you may want to drop by. A shuttle bus outside T5 connects to T3, and another shuttles runs between all terminals & carparks every 15 mins. The time of 1hr 10 mins is extremely tight!


    Actually, you will arrive in Terminal 3, Terminal 5 is a departure-only terminal. Your flight to Athens' location depends on what airline you are on. If it's Alitalia, then you need to get to Terminal 1, which is connected to Terminal 3 but not particularly close. This link has a lot of good info on navigating the Rome airport:


    Thanks. We are flying on Delta to Athens.


    Delta does not fly from Rome to Athens - even though the flight has a Delta code, look closely at your reservation, it probably says "Operated by Alitalia"


    I did check and it is Alitalia. So I guess we will have to go from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1. Thanks for your information.


  • Rome -Lamenzia
    Mar 19, 2013
    We are a party of 7. We are looking at flying from Marseille to Rome on the 17th of September, then hopefully making our connecting flight for Lamenzia. We would arrive in Rome at 12:30 and our connecting flight leaves at 1:15...enough time or not??? Thanks!!!


    Since both of your flights are within Schengen it's possible, but you're talking Italy and you're talking Alitalia here, so I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of your flights is late.


    It looks like we will be flying from Marseille with Air France, and with Alitalia to Lamenzia...would that make a difference?


    Yes, it's a help, since the AF flight is more likely to be on-time. Both will still be within the Schengen area of Terminal 1.


    Thanks ZAP..soooo you think that we will be able to make the connection to Lamenzia? One more thing...will we have to get our baggage or will it just be put on the flight to Lamenzia? Thanks so much for the is a great help!!! Deb


    Since you're staying within Schengen it should be checked through to Lamezia and you won't have to claim in Rome. It's a very tight connection, so any mess up and you'll miss it, but luckily Alitalia has lots of flights from Rome to Lamezia, so if you miss, you can be rebooked.


    Thanks again for all you help!! Deb


  • connection from united to alitalia
    Mar 18, 2013
    Arriving fco 7:45 a.m. from newark, nj. trying to catch a 9:20 alitalia flight to venice. i know it will be close, but is it possible? worst case scenario, i pay the change fee and take a flight 4 hrs. later. how best to navigate thru customs, etc? any help you can give, greatly appreciated! (we are on a wed. in july) thanks!


    If your tickets are bought on the same reservation you probably won't have to pay a change fee if you miss your connection. However, I think you will be able to make it.


    Bought on separate reservation. each directly thru united and alitalia, respectively. do you know which terminal is customs and baggage pickup?


    You will arrive in terminal 3, even though United flights depart from Terminal 5. This website does a good job covering it - You will then have to walk to Terminal 1 for your Alitalia flight.


    thanks so much. also, i called united. they can check our bags thru to venice, but we still have to go thru customs. it's all good!


  • Connection procedure & timing
    Mar 18, 2013
    Arriving T1 9.35am from Amsterdam. Depart Aegean Air for Athens 11.00am T3 on separate ticket with cabin luggage only. I will have a printed boarding pass. Can I check in at gate or do I have to go to regular check in counters? Is there a fast track check in counter? Will I make it? Thanks


    All you need to do on arrival at FCO is follow signs to 'Boarding Area' (gates B through H). T3 has Boarding Are with gates D1-10 & 6-19. (All Boarding areas B through H are inter-connected.


    Thanks momar13. Forgot to say that I have Aegean Air app on my phone, so I can do a web check in. Where would I find a convenient kiosk in T3 to print out my boarding pass? Or do you think I'd be better to check in via a computer & have the printed document - in case I can't find a kiosk? Thanks again.


  • meeting another flightg
    Mar 9, 2013
    I will be arriving from US-United, my sister will be arriving Singapore Air from Australia , will we be arriving in same terminal if not where is good place to meet


  • HOw Much time to leave between flights?
    Feb 10, 2013
    I fly from TUrin to FCO, then USAIR to the US. I am trying to decide how much time to leave between the arrival from Turin and Departure to US? Thank you


    First find out if your departing airline from Turin will transfer your bags to US Airways & which boarding area they arrive at - if not, you would have to claim your bags and check them in with US Airways. Terminal 5 with boarding area G is for US flights. T5 can only be accessed from T3 via shuttle bus. All other terminals are connected at their boarding areas. I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • how to meet?
    Jan 31, 2013
    My mother will be arriving at terminal 5 and we will be arriving at terminal 3. Where is the best place for us to meet?


    At FCO, after passport control at Terminal 5, take the shuttle bus outside to Terminal 3. Meet your mother at T3's arrivals level, in front of the information counter.


  • Connection
    Feb 5, 2013
    How long does it atke to go from Terminal 5 (US arriving on American) to Terminal 1 (Alitalia) domestic. I will have 2 1/2 hours


    I think 30 to 45m is enough


    At FCO, after going through passport clearance, you have a choice of using the special shuttle bus at T5 to T3, then walk past the control tower and Terminal 2 to Terminal 1 (T1 & T2 are connected at Arrivals). OR take the free shuttles running between all terminals and carparks daily, every 15 mins; (during 1am-4am you can also request such shuttle by using the intercom situated at every shuttle stop.) You have enough time.




  • Can I make this flight??
    Feb 3, 2013
    I will arrive at FCO at 12:45 from London. Will I have enough time to take a flight at 3pm to Athens and which terminals will I be at? Thanks


    I suggest you open, then click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text. Your ticket, boarding pass and on arrival the overhead screens should indicate which of Terminals 1, 2 or 3 you arrive at/ depart from. (When connecting from gate to gate, follow signs to "Boarding Area" (gates B through H). All boarding areas are inter-connected, except Terminal 5's boarding area G, which needs a shuttle. You have enough time.


    Thanks. I just wanted to make sure before I booked it. I wont get my boarding pass until later. I forgot to post that I'm leaving in June.


  • Delta FCO/United FCO
    Jan 29, 2013
    We are arriving FCO on two seperate airlines. Both arrive within ten minutes of each other. We will be headed to Testacio, Rome - not sure if by train or bus. Any recommendations what is the least expensive? Also where to meet once we arrive at FCO?


    Both airlines Delta & United use Terminal 5 at FCO. You may want to meet in front of the information counter in the Arrivals area, where you also can get some transportation information. For more information open & scroll down to "To get from the Airport to your destination"; also click on 'Terminal Map' under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Delta to FCO, Meridiana to Olbia
    Jan 27, 2013
    I arrive to FCO on Delta at 7:30 a.m. and must connect to Meridiana Flight to Olbia at 10:30a.m. Can you give me directions to make the connection? Thank you.


    At FCO Delta arrives at Terminal 5 where you need to go through passport check and may need to pick up your bags if Delta does not transfer bags to Meridian, which uses Terminal 2. You have two options to get to T2: (a) take the free shuttle bus outside running between terminals and carparks every 15 mins., or (b) take the special shuttle to T3 and walk over to T2 (the control tower is between them. You have plenty of time.


  • Meeting my son arriving from Paris
    Jan 21, 2013
    I am flying from Washington, DC to FCO and my son is connecting in Paris and flying via Air France to Rome. I arrive earlier than him. Can you please suggest a meeting place since we are taking train together for the cruise port.Thank you., I


    At FCO, Air France will arrive at Terminal 1. You can meet him near the information counter in the Arrivals Hall.


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