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  • Flight/Terminal Connection
    Sep 26, 2012
    We will be arriving in Rome from Thailand on Thai Airways @ Terminal 3. We have exactly 1 HR 30 Mins (if there is no delay) to get to Terminal 1 for Alitania flight to Catania (purchased separately). We intend to check in online (to save time) so do we still need to go through passport control? Will we have enough time to get to our Alitania flight?


    On arrival at FCO, you need to go through passport check as a 'non-Schengen' (foreign) arrival. Your allotted time depends on whether Thai Airways would transfer your bags to Alitalia - if not, you would need on arrival go down to the baggage claim level and get your bags, then re-check them in with Alitalia at T1. Also, even if checking in online, you need to have a boarding pass (either printing out at home or near the check-in machines on the Departure Level's airline counters. In any event, you will have to go through security check at T1. A shuttle bus will take you from T3 to T1, departing every 15 mins. If your bags are checked through & you have a boarding pass, you will be able to make it.


  • terminal arrival query
    Sep 12, 2012
    i am flying from Doha Qatar to FCO which terminal will I arrrive in and depart from?


    At FCO, Qatar uses Terminal 3.


  • Flight connections
    Sep 6, 2012
    I am flying Alitalia from Toronto to Rome at FCO terminal 3 and connect flight to Barcelona from terminal 3. Do we need to claim our luggages before heading to the connect flight to BCN? Do I need to go through custom? How do I get from terminal 3 to 1?


  • Car rental locations at FCO?
    Aug 28, 2012
    I will be arriving in Rome from Charlotte on USAir. After customs how do I find the Europcar rental location at FCO?


    At FCO, rental car counters are located in the pedestrian tunnels linking the air terminal to levels B & D of the multi-story carpark, and are accessible from the domestic arrivals area (follow sign).


  • Conxn from sicily-al italia to us-delta
    Aug 28, 2012
    Am I correct that Al Italia flights arriving from catania sicily use Terminal 1 at FCO? I have a tight connection to a JFK Delta flight which leaves out of T5. Any suggestions on fastest way to do that? ie, minimal time needed? FYI: catania-fco flight is scheduled to arrive at 12 noon and delta-JFK flight scheduled to depart at 1:05 pm. Thoughts? Thanks!


    1. Find out if Alitalia transfers your bags to Delta - if not you need to claim them first at T1 and take them along to T2, checking them in with Delta. When arriving at T1, take the shuttle bus to Terminal 5's boarding area G. The shuttle runs every 15 mins.


  • terminal information at FCO
    Aug 27, 2012


    At FCO you will arrive at Terminal 1, at B gates 1-30. You will depart from Terminal 3: 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).


  • coming from morocco going to brazil
    Aug 4, 2012
    I'm coming from morocco going to brazil without schengen visa my flight in terminal 3, I'm Saudi Nationality according to the italy embassy in my country no need for transit visa Nationality , I have only brazil visa


    On arrival at FCO, you need to go through non-Schengen passport control, customs clearance and then you can continue to your gate.


  • Need visa to transfer in Rome (FCO)?
    Jul 27, 2012
    We are arriving from US on a Delta flight to Rome (FCO) then will travel to Cyprus (with Cyprus airways) on the same day. Will we have to go through passport control if we only have carry on luggage? We are basically not sure if we need a visa for Italy for this sort of transfer.


    At FCO you arrive via Delta at Terminal 5 and will connect via Cyprus Airways at Terminal 3. On arrival,, you simply go through "non-Schengen (foreign)" passport check - visas are only needed upon leaving the Airport. A shuttle bus connects T5 to T3, departures level and access to Boarding Area G. To familiarize yourself with the terminal layout, I suggest you open, then click on "Terminal Map" under QUICK LINKS and scroll down to the text.


  • Gates
    Jul 22, 2012
    I will be arriving on US Air from Philadelphia USA my wife arrives on Delta from Detroit, USA. What terminals do the flights land at? Approximately how long will it take to get through customs with only carry on luggage? Where best place to meet?


    At FCO you both arrive at Terminal 5: Terminal 5 is designated for security-sensitive flights to/from the United States & Israel only - has one level, with 3 entrances, an Information desk, special assistance lounge, police station, check-in desks, a restaurant, special security checks & passport control. Pending completion of a new pier C by 2012 (no news yet), passengers are being bussed from/to air carrier. Meet in the Arrivals Hall.


  • accessing the TIM store after arrival?
    Jul 19, 2012
    We will be arriving FCO from FRA on LH (after travel from IAD to FRA) probably in T3. I understand that the TIM store is in the secured are by the B gates. Will we be able to reach the TIM store if we arrive at T3 without going outside security? thank you


    All terminals are connected at their Boarding areas (post security). B gates (in Boarding Area B are part of Terminal 1) and Terminal 3 has Boarding areas D, G & H, with corresponding gates (i.e., D1, etc.). Follow signs to Boarding Area B. (I have a "Timberland" store listing, but it's in Terminal A).


  • Easyjet From Rome to Geneva
    Jul 15, 2012
    Hello, My easyjet ticket says that I will be flying into FCO- terminal 2 (from Athens) and flying out from FCO-terminal 2 (to Geneva). I have exactly 1h25 min between flights to pick-up luggage, go to check-in and then gate number. Are the flights in this terminal with Easyjet and will that give me sufficient time? Thank you for your help!!!!!


    Yes EasyJet is in Terminal 2 which is for Schengen & Non-Schengen (foreign) domestic flights; it houses Boarding Area C with C gates 1-7. On arrival look at overhead screens for your connecting gate - your ticket should also indicate gate number - and walk to your connecting gate. No need to pick up luggage, etc.


  • Connecting to EasyJet
    Jul 15, 2012
    Hi! I will be arriving through US Airways at Terminal 3 and will need to transfer to EasyJet, in Terminal 2. Are the 2 terminals connected, or will I need to physically exit the aiport and find my way to the next terminal?


    1. On arrival at FCO you need to go through non-Schengen (foreign) customs procedure. 2. Terminals 2 and 3 are not connected - the air control tower is in between. 3. Take the free shuttle bus which runs 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. At T2 you need to go through security before proceeding to your Boarding Area C with C gates 1-7.


  • Surprisingly good
    Jun 30, 2012
    Sandwiches sold in addition to usual menu


  • Connections in Rome
    Jun 25, 2012
    Hello All: I am a Canadian flying from Malta to Rome where I will be connecting to a flight to Toronto. Does anyone know if my flight from Malta to Rome will be treated as domestic since I'll be flying within the EU? If it is domestic, I assume I don't need to pass through Customs in Rome, just get my bags and go to the Air Canada check-in - with cusoms done in Canada.


    Yes on arrival at FCO you will be considered "Schengen" arrival (Malta is part of Schengen countries) and need not go through customs check. You will be arriving/departing from Terminal 3.


  • change airlines
    Jun 23, 2012
    arrive in rome @ 8:50 am on US AIR, then leave @ 11:00 am on AEGEAN. how to go through customs & find AEGEAN terminal?


    1. At FCO, make sure US Airways will transfer your bags to connecting Aegean flight - if not, you need to take your bag after customs check to your connecting terminal. 2. You arrive at Terminal 5 and depart from Terminal 3. 3. On arrival, you will need to go through 'Non-Schengen' (foreign) immigration & customs clearance where you will have to pick up your bag and recheck it in thereafter. 4. Southwest of Terminal 3 is the small Terminal 5 - connected to each other by shuttles, located outside of the departures level.Ib arruvak at T3 you need to go through security check before proceeding on to your gate (look at overhead screens for your connecting flight number, gate & departure time. 6. You can make it with ease!


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