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  • Flying from St. Petersburg to Skopje(Macedonia) through Rome
    Feb 21, 2015
    Arriving at FCO at 20:30 on Sunday from St. Petersburg. Flight to Skopje is at 21:45. Tickets purchased together. 1h 15 min is enough time? I might have only carry-on luggage. Need to go through Schengen exit on my way to terminal 1?


  • Baggage & Transit time
    Feb 21, 2015
    Hey there all, I'm a Moroccan Passeport holder, I got a roundtrip with Alitalia between Casablanca- Istanbul transit at FCO I have 3 questions : -As a Moroccan, am I gonna need a Italian Transit visa or an a ATV for transfers to/from Terminal 3/1. - I will arrive with alitalia at FCO T3 at 20:15 for a 2:25 Layover to Casablanca at 22:40, am I gonna need to take the luggage & recheck in with Alitalia ? or it's an Auto transfer ? (I don't wanna lose it) -There's a lot of negative reviews about Alitalia & FCO Airport about baggages, is there any suggestions ? Thank you.


    I believe we have the same flight just 1 more question added to this subject. On those hours FCO will be crowded like always ? for the 2:30 Minutes transit


    Your baggage will be transferred automatically. You will have enough time. I believe you will need a Schengen Airport Transit Visa issued by the Italian embassy or consulate.


    Thank you Zap, just verified that I don't need an ATV, but if you can still help me, if I changed from T3 to T1 am I gonna be obliged to enter schengen area ? or there's a Alitalia transit airside check in ?


    I believe there's a walkway directly from T3 to the Non-Schengen area of T1.


  • Air Canada to Aliltalia (Palermo)
    Feb 20, 2015
    Arrive Air Canada on 6/17/15 at 8:30am. Will we have enough time to make connection via Alitalia to Palermo at 10:05am?


    Purchased on one reservation I think that's enough time. Purchased separately it will be a bit difficult.


  • Flying from Athens through Rome
    Feb 19, 2015
    Arriving at FCO at 10 am on a Saturday. Aegean airlines from Athens. Transferring to United flight to WA DC. Only a 50 minute layover. Is this possible???


    Tickets purchased separately or together? Separately it is impossible. If together and your bags are tagged through to IAD, you can go to the United gate in the T3 satellite and have your credentials checked after you go through schngen exit passport control and you just might be able to make it.


  • Changing terminals
    Feb 18, 2015
    We arrive at terminal 3 on a Lufthansa flight at 14:05. We will be booking a flight on Alitalia to Catania at 16:45. I believe Alitalia flys out of terminal 1, is there enough time to make it?


    Yes, you are correct and yes, that should be enough time.


    Not sure if we will go through customs in Frankfurt as our flight is Vancouver - Frankfurt - Rome. If we go through in Rome & need to collect our luggage & then check in with Alitalia, will there still be enough time? Sorry to be so confused.


    Yes, you will go through Schengen immigration when you get to frankfurt. You will not go through immigration in Rome. However, if you are purchasing two separate tickets and have checked bags you will have to claim them from Lufthansa and bring them to Alitalia.


  • Connection Time
    Feb 17, 2015
    I am arriving at FCO at 1:25pm from Marseille France...connecting to go to JFK in the states with a flight that leaves at 2:45pm. All flights are Alitalia...will I have enough time (1hr 20 min.) to make my connection?


    Yes, that should be enough time. You just have to go through Schngen exit passport control.


  • Flight connections Time FCO
    Feb 16, 2015
    We Are schedule to arrive at Rome FCO from Istanbul at terminal 3 on Turkish air Line at 10:00 am and have a connection on Air Canada to Montréal at terminal 3 at 11:30 am. We have two séparate tickets! Is the 1 hour 30 minutes anough Time to get our luggage and go through customs?


    Since you purchased two separate tickets that will be very difficult. However, since both airlines are in Star Alliance and you will not have to enter the Schengen Area, ask the Turkish counter in Istanbul if they can check your bags through to Montreal. Show your Montreal confirmation to them. If they can. Then you only have to go to the Air Canada Transfer Desk or Gate Agent once you arrive in Rome and won't have to do anything with your baggage or go through passport control.


  • Connection time
    Feb 16, 2015
    I will arrive from JKF Airport on Delta at 7:10 am on 2/21/15 and have a connection on Alitalia 50 minutes later. Will I have enough time?


    That should barely be enough time. If your Alitalia flight is within the Schengen area you will have to go through passport control and walk a considerable distance.


  • Connection flight- switching terminals in less then 1:10 hours
    Feb 16, 2015
    Hello We will arrive to FCO airport from Israel, and have a connection from FCO to Madrid. Both are with Alitalia. We have only 1 hour and 10 minutes connection time. Do you think this is reasonable? Should we change to another flight with 6 hours connection time? Thank you very much!


    I really need an answer as soon as possible. Thank you very much! :-)


    Yes, that should be enough time. You will go through Schengen passport control as you walk from your arrival gate in T3 to your departure gate in T1. YOu don't have to do anything with your baggage.


    Thank you for the quick answer! Are we suppose to get through schengen zone instead of usual passport control? Does it matter if we are flying from Israel? Can you tell us what signs do we need to look for after we land? for example- "passport control" or "terminal T1" and etc'. Again - thank you very much!


    I would follow the signs for Terminal 1 - it might even be signs specifically referring to the gates in Terminal 1. No, it doesn't matter that you're coming from Israel.


  • Changing Terminals
    Feb 13, 2015
    I have flight from Abudhabi to Barcelona through Rome and I have to change the terminal in Rome from T3 to T1 and I understand that I have to go through Schengen Passport check but are they going to allow me to enter and change from T3 to T1? because Italy not included in my Schengen visa I have Schengen for five countries only


    As long as you hold a confirmed ticket to the country on your visa they should let you though passport control in rome.


  • 60 minute changeover
    Feb 13, 2015
    We are flying into Rome from Mebourne via Dubai. Our connecting flight is to Catania. Luggage will be booked through from Melbourne. Can we transfer in 60 minutes?


    Yes, you can. On your route from Terminal 3 to Terminal 1 you will pass through Schengen passport control, but you should have enough time.


  • connection times
    Feb 11, 2015
    We are flying into Rome FCO with Easyjet and arrive at 1420. Our next flight leaves at 1740 with Aegean Airlines. We will not have any checked luggage. Will this be enough time between flights?


    Yes, that should be plenty of time, regardless of whether your Easyjet arrival is Schengen or non-Schengen.


  • Can a romecab drop us off at Terminal 5?
    Feb 11, 2015
    We have to tell romecabs the terminal for our Delta flight back to Atlanta . It appears that it would be Terminal 5, but can the driver get to this terminal or do we access it some other way?


    Yes, Taxis can drop off at Terminal 5


  • Connection time for Direct Train to Florence
    Feb 9, 2015
    We will be arriving FCO on Sunday, April 19 on Alitalia from Toronto (scheduled arrival @ 13:00), and would like to take the 16:08 direct train from FCO to Florence. Will there be enough time to make it through immigration and customs?


    oops...I meant the 15:08 direct train to Florence....sorry!


    That should be plenty of time.


  • Connecting flights
    Feb 9, 2015
    Hi, I currently have a 12pm booked from Catania to FCO on Alitalia, scheduled to arrive at 13:20. I am considering booking a flight on Germanwings departing at 14:10 to Berlin. Will I have enough time (50 minutes) between scheduled landing in FCO and departure to TXL? I may have the option of having only a checked bag but would like to know in either scenario. Will I need to go through passport control again? If I do a check a bag with Alitalia, will I have to go outside the passport area to reclaim it and then check back in through Germanwings security? Thanks!


    You will not have to go through passport control because all three locations are inside the Schengen area. However, booking two tickets with a checked bag with only 50 minutes in between flights is nearly impossible. Yes, you would have to exit security to claim your bag, then re-check it with Germanwings then go through security.


    Thank you. And if I am not checking any bags might I have enough time to travel between terminal 1 (where Alitalia is) and terminal 3 (where Germanwings is)?


    Like I said, without checked bags, it's possible, but difficult.


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