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  • connecting Mykonos - FC0- Bordeaux
    Apr 7, 2014
    In July we arrive from Mykonos with Easy Jet at 11.40am into FCO terminal 2, and connect to a Hop! flight departing from terminal 1 at 13.05. Do you think we have enough time to make the connection? Do we have to clear immigration?


    That should be plenty of time. Since Greece, Italy, and France are all in the Schengen Area you do not have to go through immigration.


  • Transfer time advice- enough time or not for domestic transfer
    Apr 3, 2014
    Hello, I will be travelling from Sydney to Rome on Etihad Business class, arriving 6.25am on Christmas day. I am wanting to travel to Venice that morning (separate itinerary) on Alitalia. There is a flight at 10.10am I would like to take, as the next available flight is after 2pm. Do you think there is enough time to make that 10.10am flight (if my arrival flight is on or close to time)? I can't seem to find which terminal Etihad flies in to. Thanks.


    That should be plenty of time. Your Etihad flight will arrive in Terminal 3.


    Thanks ZAP. Much appreciated.


  • Connecting at JFK - FCO - PMO.
    Apr 3, 2014
    2 hour layover in FCO. If I am flying into T3 and leaving out of T1 or vice versa, what is the best procedure for this? Thank you anyone for help!


    You have enough transfer time. When connecting from gate to gate, follow signs to "Boarding Area" (gates B through H). Terminal 1 has Boarding Area B, Terminal 3 has Boarding areas D & H (D & H gates).


  • rome - miami
    Mar 29, 2014
    hi, we are flying brussels to rome with allitalia arriving at 9.05 am at terminal 1 and leaving to miami at 10.30 am with allitalia terminal 3 will there be enough time and which is the easyest way to get to terminal 3. we have 2 children traveling along. thank you


    That should be enough time. There will be signs showing the way to your departure gate (you walk).


    You arrive at Boarding area B whose B gates are on both ground & first level. Proceed to the ground level which connects Terminals 1, 2 & 3 to their respective gate areas (follow signs). Terminal 3 has Boarding Areas D & H with corresponing gates. Your transfer time should suffice. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/fco, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Connection from Dubrovnik to Santorini
    Mar 28, 2014
    Hi, just needing some clarification regards to making a connection flight at FCO. We are flying Dubrovnik to Rome with Vueling Airlines. Arriving at 9.20am. We then have a flight to Santorini via Athens at 11am with Aegean Airlines. That's 100mins I've checked and both are Terminal 3. Obviously their separate tickets, so was just wondering, would that be enough time between to make the Santorini flight? Rome and Greece are both in the Schengen zone, so there's no passport check, just security. Is that right? Please let me know. Thanks.


    As you had bought separate tickets, you may need to claim & re-check-in your bags, as well as getting a boarding pass for Aegean. Check with your airlines. (While Aegean belongs to the Star Alliance, Vueling does not belong to any of the 3 alliances.


  • Connection from Tel-Aviv to Frankfurt Alitalia flights
    Mar 26, 2014
    I am arriving in mid. July from Tel Aviv on Alitalia flight to terminal 3, connecting to Alitalia flight to Frankfurt Germany on terminal 1. Layover is 1hr 15min. On the way back, from Frankfurt to Tel Aviv ariving on terminal 1, departure from terminal 3 -layover is 1hr 30 min. It is the same booking and same ticket, issued by Alitalia. Would it be enough? Too risky in case of little delaey? Thanks Will we have to go through custums/immigration?


    That should be enough time. You will have to go through immigration/customs in Rome on the TLV-FCO-FRA route.


  • Connecting from KLM to Croatia airlines
    Mar 26, 2014
    I am arriving on a KLM flight from AMS at 4:30pm and departing on a Croatia AIrlines flight to Split at 6pm. The airline said they should be able to transfer my bags to the Croatia Airline flight, but I will still need to check in with Croatia. Will I have enough time? Do I go to a transfer desk in Rome to check in for the Croatia airlines flight?


    Yes, you have the procedure correct. You should have enough time, even if you have to go to the Croatia airlines ticket counter. Also, Croatia Airlines has web check-in. If you are able to, use that.


  • Rome to Istanbul
    Mar 17, 2014
    Arrive at FCO 9:25 am from Chicago in August. Will we be able to make a connection to Turkish Airlines flight at 10:55 am? That's 1 1/2 hours.


    We're your tickets bought on one reservation or separate? That will be very difficult.


  • Connection in Rome from US to Naples
    Mar 18, 2014
    If I am coming in from Detroit, US and connecting to Naples, will I have to claim my bags and go through Customs/Immigration, or will I be able to check them through to Naples and go through Customs/Immigration there? Would 1hr 15min be long enough if I need to go through C/I in FCO?


    You will have to go through immigration. 1:15 should be enough time but is cutting it close. Luckily if you miss your flight there are lots of Alitalia flights from Rome to Naples.


    Thanks for the quick response!


  • terminal conections
    Mar 9, 2014
    Arriving from Newark NJ on United. Departing at a later date to Newark on United. Which terminals will I use and how much time will I need at departure


    You will arrive in Terminal 3. On departure from Rome you will have to go to Terminal 5, which is just a building off to the side, where you will check-in and go through security. Then you are taken by bus to Terminal 3. I would plan on getting to Terminal 5 at least 2 hours prior to your flight, preferably 2.5-3 hours.


    Mar 4, 2014
    I will be flying into Rome on a Delta/Altalia flight from Athens into T-1. Bags will be checked through from Athens to Atlanta. Do I have to process through T-5 or can I go directly to the departing Delta gate at the satellite facility via T-3 train?


    You do have to go to T5 as that is the only way you can board the shuttle that will take you to the satellite. However, there are reports of people who are able to get their DL boarding pass from Alitalia being able to go directly to the T3 satellite by following the signs and taking the train.


    Thanks so much. I'll try to check and see if I can get all my boarding passes in Athens.


    I would also mention that if you do manage to make it to your gate in the T3 satellite without going to T5 first, make sure you check in with the Delta gate there to make sure they don't mark you as a no-show. They may have to do a document check.


  • Terminal transfer
    Mar 3, 2014
    I will be coming into Terminal ! and going out Terminal 5. How do I get there and is 2 hours enough time?


    What airline is your outbound flight on? If you indeed have to go to Terminal 5, there is a shuttle bus. 2 hours is really cutting it close, especially if you have to check baggage in T5.


    I will be coming in on Alitalia to T.1 and going out on Delta to US. My baggage will have been checked all the way through. Thanks for replying.


  • ATH to FCO to YYZ
    Feb 28, 2014
    Arriving from ATH (assuming T1) with Canadian Passport and have 90 minutes before FCO to YYZ flight (assuming T3). Will I need to clear passport control with Canadian PP, or coming from Schengen port will not require this. If required, is it a long ordeal? And most importantly, is 90 minutes enough? Bags should be going right through to YYZ.


    Since Athens and Rome are both in Schengen there won't be any passport check, just security at your gate. You should have enough time.


  • Poland to U.S. roundtrip via FCO
    Feb 17, 2014
    I am planning to travel from KRK, Poland to BOS, U.S. on Apr. 15th. According to flight summary, my flight from Poland lands at FCO at 2:40pm (T1). My flight to BOS is 3.45PM (T3). On my way back, May 5th, my flight from JFK lands at FCO on May 6th 6.25am (T3) and my departure to Poland is 9.30am (T1). All flights are Alitalia. I have a few questions and your help will be greatly appreciated. 1) Do I have enough time to change the planes on my way to U.S.? My reservation summary shows that flight to BOS departs from T3, but now I see, that U.S. flights depart from T5? Please clarify it, if possible and what are my option for transportation (between T1 and T3 or T5?) - but the most important - is it enough time to switch the planes? My luggage will be checked in directly to U.S. (one reservation) and I am Schengen/EU. citizen. 2)When flying to U.S., do you go through U.S. CPB immigration inspection/screening at FCO before boarding your plane (which may take extra time) or it will be reserved for U.S. airport? I know that some European airports have US Immigration control and then they let you go once you land in U.S. 3) According to reservation summary, on my way back from U.S. I land at T3 and my departure to Poland is from T1. How much time does it take for get between these two considering that I would not prefer to run (I know you can walk between these two)? Should I expect passport control on the way, since I will be arriving from non EU country? Your help and descriptive responses will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


    Your connection time at FCO to Boston is sufficient. However, while you land at T1 your departure is not T3, but T5, which is the terminal for all U.S.-bound flights. I suggest you open www.ifly.com/fco, then click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', and scroll down to the detailed text.


    Please disregard what sufeb said. He is completely wrong. Long-haul Alitalia flights, even ones to the US, leave from Terminal 3. Both ways your flight from Boston will operated to/from T3 and flight to/from Krakow will use T1. On your way to the US you will go through US Immigration in Boston. Yes, there will be passport control both in FCO both ways (for EU immigration). You can make either connection in about 90 minutes. Luckily, you don't have to worry about T5.


    I got only 65 mins on my way to U.S. Considering the circumstances and assuming my flight from KRK will arrive on time, will that be enough time for a connection (T1 to T3)? Thank you for a prompt response! :)


    That will be pretty difficult.


  • Coming from USA into T5, out in 1 hour from T3
    Feb 16, 2014
    Flying business class on United, into FCO, scheduled to land 8:30am. Will have my luggage with me. I need to fly to Sofia, Bulgarai (not on same itin) and there is a 9:25a Bulgaria Air departure and a 9:30am Alitalia departure. Are either of these reasonable to expect to land, clear immigration, transit to T1 or T3, check in and fly to Sofia? Appreciate anyone's time and opinion. Thanks!


    FlightAware said this UA flight from Washington arrived T5 but what I'm reading is that T5 is for US-bound DEPARTURES ONLY. So, this flight must, in fact, ARRIVE at T3, right? If this is the case, then I have to simply clear immigration and make my way to T3 gate for Bulgaria Air or T1 gate for Alitalia. Seems doable?? Yes? No?


    Yes, T5 is an arrivals only terminal. All Non-Schengen flights, including those from the USA, arrive in T3. However, to make either connection in an hour or less will still be difficult, especially if you have to transfer bags yourself due to having two separate itineraries. Looking at the flight schedules, it looks like you'll either have to make a connection (maybe in Istanbul) or spend the night in Rome before you go to Sofia.


    Sorry, I meant to say T5 is a departures only terminal


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