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  • How much time
    Aug 13, 2016
    Do I have enough time to catch my bus that leaves at 1:00pm from the airport exit I'm landing at 11:40am terminal 3


    That's just enough time if everything goes smoothly.


  • Rome airport departure lead time
    Aug 1, 2016
    I have a flight direct to toronto at 11:30am what time should I arrive at the airport and how long does it take for a car to get from the tourist area to fco


    Plan on getting to the airport at about 8:30. Ask your hotel what time that means you should leave.


  • Check in Terminal 5
    Jul 21, 2016
    What time should you arrive to Terminal 5 for a 9:40 AA flight to JFK? Does the flight actually depart from T5?


    You will check your bags and go through security in T5, but T5 has no actual departure gates. You will be taken to the T3 satellite by bus after you go through security.


  • Flying to US from FCO on United - Checkin time required
    Jul 11, 2016
    I am flying from FCO to Washington on United airlines. How early should I plan to arrive at the airport?


    Since you have to go through Terminal 5 I recommend 3 hours before your flight.


    Jul 8, 2016
    We are arriving in Rome(FCO) Terminal from Cyprus with Vueling and wish to catch a flight to Zadar in 1h 20min after our arrival time from Cyprus.We will have hold luggage and we cannot check in online. Feasible?


    No, I don't think that is feasible.


  • Arrival from New York
    Jul 5, 2016
    Hi, Am writing book and need details. Character will be arriving at terminal 3 on Airitalia from New York. Questions: is baggage claim on the level she will enter or is it down one flight? Is customs in the same area as the baggage claim? Do other flights use the same baggage claim area? Thank you.


    Every other non-Schengen flight uses the same baggage claim area. I'm fairly sure it is on a lower level than where the jetway attaches. It is at least at ground level, if not below ground. Note that the name of the airline is Alitalia, not AirItalia.


    Hi, thank you for the response and the correction.


  • airberlin to alitalia connecting flight
    Jun 20, 2016
    Hi, I'm flying from the US, with a connection in Dusseldorf, and then to FCO on airberlin. I then have a connecting flight to Palermo on alitalia. I'll carry on my luggage, but will I need to go through passport again in FCO since I will be flying on a separate ticket? I have an hour and a half between flights. Is this enough time to do all that is required? Thanks in advance.


    There are no passport controls when traveling within the Schengen Area - Germany and Italy are both within the Schengen Area. All you have to do is go from your arrival gate to your departure gate, getting your boarding pass at the Alitalia transfer desk along the way if necessary.


  • Athens to FCO to Venice via train
    May 30, 2016
    Going to FCO via Athens from an Island on 1 tckt. Immigration in Athens? Immigration in FCO? Time connection for train at Rome Train Terminal? Any differ in Termini to Ven vs TIburtina to Venice? TY


  • Arrival questions terminal 3 g
    May 17, 2016
    Arriving on aa from Charlotte on a Saturday morning may 28 What is usual time to go through passport control, get bags & clear customs? Is there food & atm in arrivals area?


    There is food after you claim your bags on the arrivals level. I imagine you will be out about 45 minutes after arrival.


  • Separate tickets 4 hours
    May 7, 2016
    Hi there! I accidentally commented this somewhere else but I will be arriving in FCO at 7:45AM on United. Have a separate ticketed flight at 12:00 noon with Vueling. I will have a checked bag. Do I have enough time? Is it easy to navigate from customs to Vueling counter to recheck bag? First time flying internationally.


    Yes, that should be enough time. It shouldn't be too hard to find the Vueling check in-desk after you claim your bags.


    Thank you! Is the check in counter in the same area or will I have to hop on a shuttle of some kind?


    It will be in the same building but possibly on a different level.


  • 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.


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