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Leonardo da Vinci International Airport (FCO)
Aeroporto Internazionale Leonardo da Vinci
Main airport of Rome, located in Fiumicino
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Location: 35 km (22 mi.) southwest of Rome, connected by road (taxi, etc. approx. one hour) and train (30 minutes).

Address: Aeroporto Internazionale Fiumicino, Via dell' Aeroporto di Fiumicino, 320, 00054 Fiumicino RM, Italy




Websites
Link to Rome Airports official site (English); Collegamento a sito ufficiale di Aeroporti di Roma (Italiano)
Extensive information on transportation, arrivals and departures, etc.
Link to Wikipedia page on FCO.


Terminals
FCO has Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 5, not connected airside.
NOTE: Gates G and H changed 1 December 2017 to boarding areas “E”. See Perche's post here and ADR announcement here.
  • Terminal 1 (Gates B1-B13 and B14-B30, but non-Schengen flights that check in here use the E gates) is used by Alitalia (short-haul flights) Air France, AirBerlin, Croatia Airlines,[5] Delta, Etihad Regional and KLM.
  • Terminal 2 (Gates C1-C7) is mainly used by easyJet with Blue Air, Wizz Air, and Ryanair being the only other tenants.
  • Terminal 3 (Gates C8-C16, D1-D10, H1-H3, H6-H19 and G1-G14) is the largest terminal and used by Alitalia (long-haul flights), Vueling and several other companies.
  • Terminal 5(Gates H1-H3, H6-H19 and G1-G14, CHANGED to boarding area "E" 1 Dec 2016) is used by all U.S. and Israeli carriers (for departures only - arrivals are usually in T3 - just double confirm for your specific flight). Terminal 5, used by U.S. and Israeli carriers, was closed in spring 2017. Delta now checks in at T1; the others at T3.





Lodging
Two hotels are located at FCO:
Hilton Rome Airport Hotel
Via Arturo Ferrarin, 2, 00054 Fiumicino, Rome, Italy
TEL: +39-06-65258 FAX: +39-06-6525 6525
517 Soundproofed rooms
Airport Train Station at walking distance
Connected to all terminals by covered pedestrian walkway
Courtesy shuttle to / from all terminals (2.5 mi / 4 km loop)
Complimentary shuttle bus to downtown Rome 8 times a day
Link to property website

Hilton Garden Inn
Via Vittorio Bragadin, 2, 00054 Fiumicino Rome, Italy
TEL: +39-06-6525 9000 FAX: +39-06-6525 9001
Courtesy shuttle to / from all terminals (2.5 mi / 4 km loop - no pedestrian access

Other hotels and B&Bs are located at Fiumicino near the airport, including Best Western Hotel Rome Airport, Golden Tulip, Sllep and Fly, etc.


Transport
Link to FT thread: FCO ground transportation options
Link to ADR FCO page on transport, parking, etc.
Link to Rome Toolkit page on FCO surface transport.

Train Station is well signed, covered pedestrian way with moving walkways, lifts / escalators, 5-10 minutes walking from terminals.
Leonardo Express (Trenitalia) to/from Rome Termini railway station departing every 15-30 minutes and trip time of 32 minutes. 14€. Onward connections. Advance online ticket purchase includes discounts include fast track and FCO lounges. Trenitalia link
Regional FL1 trains to/from other Rome stations including Rome Tiburtina. Departures every 15 to 30 minutes.
Frecciargento (Trenitalia high speed train) to / from cities of Rome, Florence, Bologna, Padua and Venice daily.
Departure from Fiumicino Airport: 11.08 and 15:08. Arrival at Fiumicino Airport: 9:52 and 13:52

Bus link (Terravision info on this linked page is outdated. See the other link below)
Several local busses serve FCO, and can get you to Ostia Lido, Fiumicino, several Rome locations including Termini rail station, connections to the underground, etc. Terravision bus is the one of the economical transport to Rome at 5.90€. Link.
Or try S.I.T from T-3 with three stops in the center. http://sitbusshuttle.com/en/fares/

Left luggage / porterage
Luggage storage in Terminal 3, International Arrivals, daily every 6:30 am to 11:30 pm
Telephone: +39 0665953541
Rate: 6€ per suitcase for up to 24 hours; payment upon collection of baggage.
Luggage porter service available for a fee, which can be requested at the ADR information desks and from the interactive multimedia stations.
​To book the porter service:
Telephone +39 0665958349-7510
Fax +39 0665955133
email [email protected]
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Old Nov 5, 17, 2:23 pm #391

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Since LHR is outside the Schengen area you'll have to run a lot. The danger isn't so much the distance - it's at the passport check line to exit Schengen. Once on a connection LIN-FCO-TLV I got stuck behind an entire planeload of Brazilians headed home and nearly missed my flight. If there aren't a lot of passport officers on duty you're screwed. Also not sure that AZ will pay any EU261 compensation like they should since they're bankrupt.
They will at least put me on the first flight in the morning, subject to availability.

Sometimes Alitalia ground staff will escort you to make sure you don’t miss your connection.
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They will at least put me on the first flight in the morning, subject to availability.
Yes, but they will not pay for your hotel/taxi/meals etc.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 5:43 am #393

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This will be an extremely close call! Assuming the plane lands on time, add 10 min to get to the gate, 5 to open the doors, 15 walk to the extra Schengen gates, plus 5-10 minutes for passport control and 10-15 minutes for a very probable bus ride, makes 45-55 minutes transit. Worth the hassle (and potentially looking for and getting to a hotel at Fiumicino) to get to LHR close to midnight? I'd personally not do it.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 6:01 am #394

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Yes, but they will not pay for your hotel/taxi/meals etc.
Well, they ought to, despite their financial circumstances. I have a pretty good travel insurance anyway.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 6:03 am #395

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@ringingup

This will be an extremely close call! Assuming the plane lands on time, add 10 min to get to the gate, 5 to open the doors, 15 walk to the extra Schengen gates, plus 5-10 minutes for passport control and 10-15 minutes for a very probable bus ride, makes 45-55 minutes transit. Worth the hassle (and potentially looking for and getting to a hotel at Fiumicino) to get to LHR close to midnight? I'd personally not do it.
I think you're right, I would avoid it unless I had absolutely no other choice.

I have decided to go via LIN and spend the night there. This will allow me to take the last flight out of CAG. And there was no availability left on that FCO-LHR flight anyway, about which I posted in the Alitalia forum. There's the six nation that weekend and all FCO-LON flights in the evening are either full or almost full!
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Old Nov 6, 17, 6:19 am #396
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There was talk at some point of allowing access to non-Europeans to the e-gates at FCO. Any word on that?
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Old Nov 6, 17, 6:47 am #397

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Well, they ought to, despite their financial circumstances. I have a pretty good travel insurance anyway.
No, they aren't responsible for you missing your connecting flight due to slow immigration queue e.g., irrespective of their financial circumstances
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No, they aren't responsible for you missing your connecting flight due to slow immigration queue e.g., irrespective of their financial circumstances
Interesting. I thought the duty of care applied to these situations too.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 7:40 am #399

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Interesting. I thought the duty of care applied to these situations too.
From first hand experience, it doesn't
Strictly speaking, it is a simple case of 'no show' and AZ owes you nothing, not even to reroute you, even though they will, and as you said, it will be "based on availability"
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From first hand experience, it doesn't
Strictly speaking, it is a simple case of 'no show' and AZ owes you nothing, not even to reroute you, even though they will, and as you said, it will be "based on availability"
Another good reason for having comprehensive travel insurance!
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Old Nov 6, 17, 7:42 am #401

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Another good reason for having comprehensive travel insurance!
Indeed
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Old Nov 6, 17, 11:12 am #402

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From first hand experience, it doesn't
Strictly speaking, it is a simple case of 'no show' and AZ owes you nothing, not even to reroute you, even though they will, and as you said, it will be "based on availability"
This has to be an EC261 violation. Can't imagine how they could say "no show" and expect to get away with it other than just screwing everyone because of the bankruptcy
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This has to be an EC261 violation. Can't imagine how they could say "no show" and expect to get away with it other than just screwing everyone because of the bankruptcy
Because immigration/security queues have nothing to do with the airline, as long as your incoming flight was on time... how is it any different than you spending your time in the duty free and not showing up on time?
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Old Nov 6, 17, 11:22 am #404

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Because immigration/security queues have nothing to do with the airline, as long as your incoming flight was on time... how is it any different than you spending your time in the duty free and not showing up on time?
I don't know the EC261 legislation to comment if it'd make a difference legally, but spending your time in the duty free would be your choice, being delayed at passport control wouldn't be. Arguably, it wouldn't be the airline's fault either.
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Old Nov 6, 17, 1:21 pm #405
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@ringingup - I understand you’re pretty much sorted now and will be transiting overnight at LIN however FYI this would have been a plain-sailing connection, namely 15 minutes (max) from a B gate and 25 minutes (max) from a remote stand via T1, stairs, C and left turn towards E. Also, you would have used the e-gates at immigration (assuming you have a EU passport needless to say) and got through in seconds. Things have improved significantly at FCO and AZ itself also got much better at assisting connecting passengers (an Alitalia agent would have waited in the main arrival hall as soon as you got off the bus at T1 had your connection been at danger).

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