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  • On Ethiad to Rome
    Sep 12, 2014
    Hi I am travelling from Bengaluru, India to Trieste on AZ-Alitalia, at Rome I have transfer from terminal 3 to terminal 1 to catch the flight to Trieste and I have 2 hours time, will it be sufficient and how long it takes for transfer and immigration


    2 hours should be enough time for your connection.


  • connection time between FCO - DBV and check-in
    Sep 5, 2014
    Hi, I will arrive on Rome FCO at 11:20h with TAP from Porto (Portugal) and I have a flight from Vueling to Dubrovnik at 12:35h. Since Vueling doesn't allow me to check in online in advance for flights between FCO and DBV, I will need to get out, go to check-in counter of Vueling, which closes 45min before departure, make my check in and pass again through security and go to gate for Vueling flight. Both flights are at Terminal 3. My questions are: 1. Are 20 min enough to get out the plane and arrive to check-in counter? 2. Will 20 min be enough again to go back from check-in counter to Gate of departure of Vueling to DBV? 3. Do I need to pass any passport/documents control to flight from Rome to Dubrovnik (I'm a EU citizen)? 4. Is it easy to find the check-in counters when you exit the arrivals gate? Any hints? 5. Is there any way of making the checking at FCO with Vueling without leaving the security zone of Terminal 3 to reenter it again after check in? Thank you in advance for your help and I hope you can provide me some tips. Thanks. Paulo


    20 minutes is probably enough but it certainly leaves very little room for any delays. There is Schengen exit passport control when you enter the gate wing for your flight to Dubrovnik. I can't say without a doubt that it will be impossible for you to make this connection, but it will be very very difficult.


  • Flying from CTA to States, stop in FCO
    Aug 25, 2014
    I'm flying from CTA to The states using Alitalia and I connect in FCO. I already have all my boarding passes and tickets. Will 2 hour layover be enough to get on my next plane? What will the process be?


    If both flights are on Alitalia you will arrive in Terminal 1 and follow the signs to Terminal 3. At some point along the way you will go through Schengen exit passport control and security. You should have enough time.


  • Traveling with older parents
    Apr 20, 2014
    I am going to Palermo with my parents, going though Rome airport. They cannot walk much. Any help on the best procedure to get them from terminal 3 to terminal 1 would be appreciated


    After customs procedure look for signs to Boarding area B & follow it. I suggest you open, and click on 'Terminal Map' under 'QUICK LINKS', then scroll down to the detailed text.


  • Bag Hold for 4 Days?
    Feb 15, 2014
    Flying into FCO from US and taking a 4 day trip to Ireland leaving directly from Rome (CIA) - are there lockers/baggage hold services at FCO or CIA so that we don't have to take all our luggage to Ireland and back?


  • Best meeting place
    Nov 24, 2013
    I will be arriving on US Air, my friends will arrive on TAP atTerminal 3, where will be the easiest place to meet? Thanks Not able to open


    Why can't you open it? Also, you will also be arriving in Terminal 3. The address you posted has a typo in it - try


  • Arriving T3 by Qatar baggage
    Jun 8, 2013
    Hi I am arriving by Qatar Airways at T3 , my onward flight to Turin is on Alitalia from T1. Do I have collect and re-book baggage at T1.


    If you have purchased one ticket for both airlines, your bags will be transferred; if not, you probably will need to take your bag after customs clearance to T1 to check it in with Alitalia, as Qatar & Alitalia do not belong to the same airline alliance. On arrival at FCO, you go through 'non-Schengen' (foreign) passport control, and customs clearance. Your connection at T1 is in Boarding Area B (gates 1-30).


    Thanks , much appreciated. Yes Its one ticket for both airlines. I wonder if you tell if there are any outlets at T1 where I can buy local SIM card.


  • United flight to FCO..cutting close help
    Jun 3, 2013
    I am in Florence but hyave to take the United flight to Dulles tomorrow at 10:50. The earliest train from Florence arrives at Rome termini at 8:30 am and the train to FCO leaves at 8:53, arriving at terminal 3 at 9:23 am. Am I going to misss the flight? Any help/suggestion.


    Maybe you can get lucky with the shuttle from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5 for your departure. But you'll really be cutting it close.


    The Leonardo Express train from Rome's termini arrives at Terminal 3 underground. You will need to take the shuttle (at T3, outside of departures level) to Terminal 5, your United departure. T5 is for security-sensitive flights to the United States & Israel only . It has one level, with 3 entrances, an Information desk, special assistance lounge, check-in desks, special security checks & passport control, as well as boarding area G with gates G1-14. If you have checked in on-line & only carry-on bag, you have plenty of time; don't know how frequent the shuttles are. Hope this will help you.


    Thanks guys.. do you know how frequent are the shuttles between T3 and T5? If I take a taxi from termini will I arrive T5 sooner?


    You might want to try the taxi. I can't imagine traffic would be that bad on a Saturday morning and you can go straight to T5.


    Sure.. makes sense


    Made it comfortably.. by train all the way and by shuttle from T3 to T5.


  • Need to catch flight to Venice
    Jan 24, 2013
    We are arriving on a Delta/Alitalia flight from Boston into Rome at 7:10am. We need to get to Venice on arrival and are looking to book a separate flight leaving at 10:45am on Alitalia to Venice. Is that enough time to get bags, clear customs off the Boston flight, then get to where a domestic Alitalia flight to Venice would be and check in? Thanks


    Over 3 hours should be plenty of time.


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