Rome Fiumicino airport · Terminals · Arrival · Departure

Rome Fiumicino · The "Leonardo da Vinci" intercontinental airport

Rome Fiumicino intercontinental airport is Italy’s largest airport and the tenth largest airport in Europe. The airport bears the name of the scholar Leonardo da Vinci.

The airport belongs to the Atlantia Group, which has gained international fame due to the collapse of the Genoa motorway bridge.

Rome Fiumicino · International Arrivals (Extra Schengen)

International arrivals at Rome Fiumicino Airport are handled exclusively at Terminal 3. After passport control, you will come to the baggage belts and then to the exit. The waiting time at the baggage belts is usually 30 minutes, but may exceed one hour at peak times.

In Terminal 3, on the arrivals level, after the exit from the luggage belts, there is the Tourist Information Point (PIT). Here you can pick up the Roma Pass.

The information point is open daily 8am-9pm.

Rome Fiumicino · Domestic and Schengen Arrivals

Schengen arrivals are handled in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. If you are taken by bus from the aircraft to the terminal, this is not a problem as the bus goes to the right terminal. If you arrive at the area D of the airport, there is particular that the luggage may be delivered in Terminal 1 or Terminal 3, depending on the airline.
Schengen arrivals are handled in Terminal 1 and Terminal 3. If you are taken by bus from the aircraft to the terminal, this is not a problem as the bus goes to the right terminal. If you arrive at the area D of the airport, there is particular that the luggage may be delivered in Terminal 1 or Terminal 3, depending on the airline.
The Schengen arrivals of Alitalia, Air France, KLM and Etihad are usually handled in Terminal 1, all other arrivals in Terminal 3. At the exit of area D you will find a monitor where you can see if you need to go to Terminal 1 or Terminal 3 for baggage return. If you don’t have to pick up your luggage, it’s faster to go out at Terminal 3.
The waiting time at the baggage belts is usually 30 minutes, but may exceed one hour during rush hours. The estimated output time is displayed on information monitors.

Rome Fiumicino · Way to the train station and the car rental companies

The train station, the car rental companies in the airport, the multi-storey car parks and the Hilton Hotel Airport can be reached via a series of pedestrian bridges:
  • In Terminal 1, there are three elevators on the right that take you to the +2 level and there you find pedestrian bridges
Ausgang Fiumicino Terminal 3
Terminal 3 after customs control, to the left it goes to the elevators and escalators
  • In Terminal 3 there are two lifts on the left, which you can use to go to the level +2 and then via the pedestrian bridge to the mentioned destinations. Alternatively, you can take the escalator on the left and go up the two floors to the footbridge.
  • In T3 In the T3 you can also proceed to the right and then at the end of the terminal to an escalator that leads to a passage under the street and on the other side by a system of escalators directly into the station.
More car rental companies are located in Fiumicino. They each have their own shuttle service to the airport.

Rome Fiumicino · Departure from Rome Fiumicino Airport

Rom Fiumicino Terminal 3
View from the railway station to Terminal 3
View from the railway station to Terminal 3 Rome Fiumicino Airport is quite extensive and has 4 terminals, number 1-3 and remote Terminal 5. If you have pre-checked in, you will find the departure terminal in your boarding pass.
As a rule, the following applies: Terminal 1: Alitalia, Air Baltic, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Air Serbia, Air Transat, Airitaly, Etihad, Hop !, KLM, Luxair, Mistral, Niki, SAEM Terminal 2: currently closed Terminal 3: All other flights Terminal 5: currently closed
At the entrance to the terminals and at the station, you can find monitors with information on which terminal will handle your flight.

Rome Fiumicino · Flights with hand luggage in the Schengen area

Rom Fiumcino Abflughalle Terminal 1
Rome Fiumicino Departure Hall Terminal 1
If you travel with hand baggage only and you have already checked in via app or web, the security checks can be done both in T1 and in T3. This is possible because the entire Schengen area is connected behind the security controls. If you find long lines of security in the T3, you can try it on T1, where you can usually count on a shorter wait time.
Fiumicino Abflughalle Terminal 1 Zeichnung
Terminal 1 Departure level
In T1 there are two security controls. One is on the right just behind the first entrance door. At this security check is usually less queue. The second security check is on the left side of the terminal.

Rome Fiumicino · Fiumicino Departure Terminal 3

If you need to use the check-in at the airport, you must go to the counter where your flight is handled, because there is no common check-in for all flights. Corresponding information can be found on the monitors in the terminals.

Rome Fiumicino · Flights to the non-Schengen area

Behind the security check in Terminal 3, on the left side, is the passport control between Schengen and non-Schengen area. Since Terminals 1, 2 and 3 are connected behind the security checkpoint, you can go from any Schengen flight directly to Passport Control.

Rome Fiumicino · Information about the approach to Fiumicino

The airport has three runways, during normal flight operations, landing is on two runways from the north and starting on the third runway towards the sea. In normal flight operations you can therefore not see the city of Rome from the plane. Only when the flight comes from the south, you usually fly from Castel Gandolfo over the city and then thread in the north of Rome in the path of landing aircrafts. Only in rare cases, with north wind, the whole thing is the other way around. You fly over the city, you can see St. Peter’s Dome, and then come from the south. The flight time is extended by about 10 minutes, but you will be compensated by the view of the city. Unfortunately, these weather conditions are not very common. In very unfavorable weather conditions, the runway must also be used for landing, but this significantly reduces the capacity of the airport. In very rare cases – but this must be a heavy storm front – flights are diverted to Ciampino airport or you land in Pisa or in Naples.
Flughafen Fiumicino Satellitenfoto
Fiumicino airport satellite photo

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