Rome Fiumicino Airport
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ABOVE: Luggage trolleys at Fiumicino Airport.
How to check in for your flight at FCO:
are some tips to minimize confusion and delays on your day of departure from
Leonardo da Vinci/Fiumicino Airport:
Know your departure terminal before leaving for the airport.
(Check with your airline, or see the terminal descriptions on
page 1 of this article.)
Before checking in, look for your flight's check-in
counter number on the electronic signs or monitors. (In many cases, an
airline and/or flight may be using more than one counter or wicket.)
For travelers to the U.S. or Israel:
If you're flying nonstop to the United States on a
U.S. airline or to Israel on El Al, you'll need to check in at Terminal
5. (From the Fiumicino Airport railroad station, follow the signs for
the Terminal 3 Departures or Partenze level. A free shuttle runs
from Terminal 3 to Terminal 5.)
If you're changing planes at a European airport on your way
back to the U.S. or Israel, you'll check in at Terminal 1, 2, or 3,
depending on your airline and connection city. (See
If you're traveling on a "codeshare" ticket, the airline
you're flying on may not be the one that sold you the ticket. For example,
the first leg of a Delta routing to the United States through Amsterdam will
be on KLM or Alitalia (departing from Terminal 1), while a direct Delta
flight to New York or another U.S. city will leave from Terminal 5.
Rome FCO Airport Web links
Top photo copyright © Timur Kulgarin.
Inset photo copyright © Robert Wilson.