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  • Trasferring from Terminal 1 for Terminal 3
    May 4, 2016
    I arrive in Terminal 1 7:20 PM and the need to go to Terminal 3 to catch a flight to Brazil Alitalia 10:00 what to do?


    You just have to go through Schengen Exit passport control (assuming your flight into T1 is on Alitalia and from somewhere else in the Schengen Area) and to your departure gate. If you want more information you'll have to give more information.


  • 2 flights same terminal 1hour 30minutes inbetween
    May 4, 2016
    Hello, Arriving on Air Canada May 1, 2016 and getting on Ryanair for a 13:55 flight to Catania. Need to get and check my bags. Will I make it? What should I do? And do I have to go through customs in Rome or in Catania?


    Ryanair uses Terminal 2, so a different terminal. You will go through passport control in Rome. You don't have enough time. Book a later flight to Catania.


    On the Fiumicino website it says Ryanair is in Terminal 3. There's been a change?


    They use remote boarding so it really doesn't matter and regardless, you don't have enough time.


  • How long in airport when arriving from Greece
    Apr 11, 2016
    I am coming from Santorini and arriving in Rome. My train reservation is 3 hours later. Is that enough time? Will I have to go through passport control since I am from USA? Thank you


    Yes, that is plenty of time. There is no passport control because Greece and Italy are both in the Schengen Area.


    Thank you.


  • Transit with ryanair
    Apr 4, 2016
    Arrive at 1.10pm from malta with flight at 2.10pm to Alicante - no baggage - will have checked in - can I transfer internally - is that enough time ??


    That should be enough time if you are already checked in for your flight to Alicante.


  • Passport scan needed?
    Apr 4, 2016
    I will be leaving Rome FCO on direct flight to the US with carry on luggage only. I think I'm pretty clear on the steps at Terminal 5, but when I get to the gates, I heard varying comments on whether I need to get my passport scanned at the "gate desk" before departure. Can anyone clarify?


    If you check in in T5 then that scan will already be done. It's passengers who are connecting from another flight (Usually Alitalia) to a US Carrier flight that need their passport scanned again at the gate.


    Thank you, but to be more concise, I won't be checking in with luggage in terminal 5. I will have carry-on only. Do I still need to check in at terminal 5 or am I misunderstanding your answer?


    You will still have to check in in Terminal 5 - you won't be allowed to go through security in Terminal 3 with a US Carrier online boarding pass. In fact it may not even let you check in online.


  • Meeting point question
    Apr 2, 2016
    I will be inbound on Delta 444 from JFK next week, meeting friends who should arrive about one hour earlier on an American flight from Chicago. I believe both flights will arrive at Terminal 3. Is this correct, and can you suggest a good meeting point? None of us will have checked luggage. Prefer to meet up before going through passport control.


    There's actually a big painted post in the lower level of Terminal 3 called "MEETING POINT" after you get past immigration and baggage claim. You may not be able to meet before passport control.


    Thank you for this information. We will use the Meeting Point (orange) post as you recommend.


  • Can i make it for 1h 45min transfering from Terminal 3 to Terminal1
    Mar 22, 2016
    I am coming from non schengen country. Let me know the steps that i should follow. thank you


    Are your tickets on one reservation or two separate reservations? Do you have checked bags? What airlines are you flying?


    In one reservation and my bags are checked in. Is Alitalia for both. thank you.


    Then you will just go through Schengen passport control, security, and to your departure gate.


    Can you tell me where should i take the bus from T3 to T1? Are often those buses and should i pay for it? Thank you


  • Terminal 1 to Terminal 3
    Mar 18, 2016
    I will arrive into FCO, Terminal 1 and have to change to a flight in Terminal 3. Do I have to collect my bags in Terminal 1 and re-check them in Terminal 3? Thank you


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then you should not have to.


  • When does T5 FCO open?
    Feb 25, 2016
    We have a 9:40 AM direct flight to the US on AA with no checked bags. I know we go thru T5. When does it open? Hard to be there 3 hrs. ahead of time if it only opens at 7:00 and security doesn't open until 7:30 AM. Does anyone have experience with this situation? Thanks.


    If you're on the first flight I wouldn't be too worried about it being crowded. Get there around 7.


  • SIM card purchase at FCO
    Feb 19, 2016
    Where can I purchase a SIM card at airport?


  • Meeting tip
    Feb 14, 2016
    I arrive in Rome at terminal 1, 20 minutes before my friends arrive at terminal 3. Any suggestions as to how and where we should meet to travel into the city together?


    Meet at the train station, it's sort of in the middle.


  • coming from Moscow to Cairo through alitalia do I need a transit visa?
    Feb 14, 2016
    coming from Moscow to Cairo through alitalia do I need a transit visa?


    and I have to change between t3 and t1


    What country are you a citizen of?


    Egyptian and I'm living in Russia


    This should be a sterile international to international connection which means you don't need a full Schengen transit visa and Egyptians are exempt from needing a Schengen Airport Transit visa, so you shouldn't need one.


    thank you so much


    I will be flying from Nairobi (Kenya) to London (UK) and i land at terminal 3 but i depart to London from terminal 1. I am a Kenyan citizen. Would i require a schengen visa to move from terminal 3 to terminal 1?


    Kenyans do not require an airport transit visa when making a "sterile" connection.


  • Security+Passport Control Wait Time at Fiumicino Terminal 3 At 6 A.M.
    Dec 20, 2015
    I get to Fiumicino Terminal 3 at 5:48 A.M. for a 7:10 A.M. flight. I have already checked in and have my boarding pass, but need to check-in my bags. How long is security and passport control at this hour? Have I allotted enough time for myself to get to boarding on time? I heard American citizens have a separate queue at security and passport control? Is this true? I am travelling to the U.S. via Istanbul on Turkish Airlines.


    I arrive at the airport by the FL1 Train.


  • Requirement of Visa and how how to spent time
    Nov 28, 2015
    Hello. I have alitalio flight to Atlanta on 3 rd january from Mumbai with 6 hrs of connecting time at Abu Dhabi and Rome.. Do need Visa at two places and how to spent 6 hrs..pl help.. Regards..


    If both tickets are on the same reservation then you won't need a Visa - you will be able to do a sterile transfer in Rome. Also you will not need a Schengen airport transit visa if you have a valid visa to visit/enter the US. You will just have to find something to do for 6 hours as you will not be allowed to leave the sterile area of the airport.


  • Termini to FCO
    Jan 9, 2015
    My USAir flight leaves at 11:35 am . Planned to take the express train from Termini to FCO. How many hours in advance should i arrive ? 2 or 3 (travel in 2 weeks )


    If you can, 3. It takes awhile to get from the train station at FCO to Terminal 5.


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