Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Rome Fiumicino Airport

Transfer at Rome Fiumicino Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 26. 9. 2023

At Fiumicino you will find two terminals (1 and 3), which are connected in a single building, and you can move between them inside the public and transit sections.

  • Terminal 1 - Gates A
  • Terminals 3 and 5 - gates E

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For selected long-haul flights (mainly to the USA), there is also a satellite terminal 5, which is only accessible to passengers. All flights departing from it check in at Terminal 3, and after passing through security you can take advantage of the free automatic train that will take you to T5 in 3 minutes.

Downloadable airport maps are available on the official website:

The airport is open 24 hours a day.

Airlines by terminal

At Fiumicino Airport, terminals are always designated for specific airlines. The division between Schengen and non-Schengen flights always takes place after the security checkpoint at each terminal.

  • Terminal 1 - Aegean Airlines, Aeroitalia, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Ablastar, Eurowings, Iberia, ITA Airways, KLM, Luxair, Norwegian, Ryanair, TAP Portugal, Volotea, Vueling and Wizz Air
  • Terminal 3 - all other airlines
  • Terminal 5 - check-in always takes place at Terminal 3, and flights to the USA and Israel operated by non-European airlines fly from the satellite Terminal 5 (e.g. flights to the USA with ITA Airways are handled classically from Terminal 1)

Transfer between flights

Connecting flights at Fiumicino Airport are clearly signposted with "Connecting Flights" signs and there are departure boards with the gate numbers of connecting flights in many places within the terminals.

If you need to move between terminals, there is no need to leave the transit area and the net transfer time between the furthest gates is around 30 minutes.

If you are connecting between flights to/from Schengen area countries or domestic flights within Italy, you do not go through security or passport control.

When transferring from Schengen countries to non-Schengen countries, you only go through passport control.

When connecting from Non-Schengen countries to all destinations, you must go through both security and passport control.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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