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  • 1 hour and 5 minutes layover (connection flight)
    Feb 13, 2014
    Can someone help me with this inquiry: i will be travelling from Abu Dhabi, UAE to Madrid , Spain through Alitalia. My flight will arrive Terminal 3 Rome Airport (FCO) and i only have one hour and 5 minutes to go to T1 and catch my second flight to Madrid (Alitalia too). As a British citizen do i need to go through customs or security since I'm just switching flights? And is that time is enough to catch my second flight? Thanks,


    You are considered a 'non-Schengen' (foreign) arrival, therefore, you will need to go through immigration (passport control) and thereafter proceed to your connecting terminal & gate (provided that you bought both airline flights on one ticket, your bags are being transferred). Terminals 1, 2 & 3 are connected at ground levels to their rspective gate areas. T1 houses boarding area B with gates B1-30 - B14-23 on ground level; B27-30 at escalator; B1-13 on level 1. Your transfer time is tight but doable.


    Thanks a lot for your quick response. However; and based on your experience do you think that one hour and 5 minutes transit will give the airport staff enough time to transfer my luggage to my next flight? I will be asking my airport here to check in my luggage all the way to my last destination. Cheers


  • Landing In Rome @ 4:30 Via Munich. Then catching Alitalia to Verona
    Feb 4, 2014
    Can someone help me w/ process after I land in Rome? Do I have to go through customs? Is 1hr20min enough time to clear customs, and recheck my bag? Im flying in Lufthansa and connecting to Alitalia I believe they're the same terminal?


    If you're coming from Munich then you don't have to go through any immigration or customs since both Germany and Italy are in Schengen. However Lufthansa and Alitalia are not in the same terminal. You will arrive in the Schengen side of Terminal 3, then have to claim your bag and take it to Terminal 1 to check it with Alitalia if you did not purchase your tickets on one reservation. If you did purchase your tickets on one reservation and can get your bags checked through to Verona, then you just have to walk from T3 to T1, get your Alitalia boarding pass, and go through security.


    Thank You for your response! No, I have to buy the tickets on 2 reservations unfortunately. Im hoping if I don't have to go through any customs in Rome I'll have enough time to re-check my bag then.


  • flying in from Mykonos to T3 connecting to France T1 and have 90 mins
    Jan 6, 2014
    I am flying into FCO T3 from Mykonos and need to catch another flight from T1 to Bordeaux. I have a 90 min change over time. Do I need to clear security or customs and will 90 mins be enough assuming the flights are on time?


    You will not have to go through any immigration or customs since Greece, Italy, and France are all within Schengen. However, I'm pretty sure you will have to go through security once you get to T1. You should have enough time if your first flight is on-time but you will have to hurry.


  • Ciao
    Dec 21, 2013
    Went to get a bottle of wine uncorked... Girl threw corkscrew at me... Extremely rude. Luckily young man with better manners stepped in and opened the wine for us. I wish I could give names. The wine was purchased at ciao.


  • connection between T1 and T3
    Nov 27, 2013
    Hey , Im flaying from London to Tirana i will change my fly in roma T3 to T1 i have 1:30 . Is that enough time ?


    Yes, that should be enough time. It's an easy walk.`


    Also, Alitalia flights from Rome to Tirana operate from Terminal 3 since Albania is outside schengen.


  • customs
    Nov 12, 2013
    Are there two separate custom area at this airport?


    What airport?


    Ah, now I see that you are referring to FCO. No, all immigration and customs are done in Terminal 3.


  • meeting Terminal 3
    Nov 12, 2013
    I will be flying into terminal1 and then have to meet sister coming from another airline arriving in terminal 3 how long to get luggage and walk to 3


    They're not far apart, maybe a 10 minute walk.


  • Terminal 1 to terminal 3
    Nov 7, 2013
    We fly from venice to Rome on AZ 1466, arriving in terminal 1 and then connect to AZ610 flying to New York from terminal 3. we have 1hr and 15 min connection. Will we have to do any customs/immigration and will be able to check our bags al the way through to NY? If we don't have to get bags etc, is 1 hr and 15 min enough time to transfer?


    No, you will not have to go through immigration in Rome, just security. Yes, your bags should be checked all the way though to New York in Venice.


    Then will 1hr and 15 min be enough time to transfer?


    Yes, if your first flight is on-time you should be OK


  • Connecting Flight
    Oct 21, 2013
    I am arriving from Toronto, Canada on Alitalia flight scheduled for arrival time of 12:35 pm and need to connect to Alitalia flight to Lamezia Terme departing 3:15pm. Which terminal does the Alitalia flight to Lamezia depart and will I have enough time to catch my flight.


    You will arrive in Terminal 3 and depart from Terminal 1. You should have enough time. You can walk between the two terminals.


  • Gates terminal 1 vs terminal 2
    Oct 10, 2013
    Arrive from Boston and get connecting flight to Florence on Aliitalia. Flight to Florence is listed to depart from terminal 1 at gate c06.Can this be right, I thought all flights from terminal 1 were B gates.


    Boston does not have a Terminal B - Alitalia uses Terminal E (Gates E2a through E8b are straight ahead, while gates E1a through E1e are at the lower right side). I suggest you open www.ifly.com/bos then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Gate C06 is in Terminal 2 at Boarding Area C (Terminal 2 serves Schengen & non-Schengen domestic flights).


  • arriving term 5 Delta Airlines going to Term 3 Agean Airlines
    Oct 7, 2013
    we have an hour between flights is this enough time to get luggage and make the flights?


    You will not arrive in Terminal 5. There are no arrivals in Terminal 5. You will arrive in Terminal 3. So all you will have to do after you clear customs is to go to the departures area and check-in with Aegean. However, only an hour is a very tight window to have to do that and unless your flight gets in quite early I don't think you will have enough time.


  • 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.


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