If we leave, hopefully, at around 6:00am how long is the drive to the airport?
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Thanks for the heads up regarding the final bus to the correct terminal. I will be on the lookout for it. We have similiar flight plans from FCO to CLT at 11:05 AM. Our plan is to have RomeCabs pick us up at 7:00 AM. We will be one of the first off the ship and carry our own luggage as soon as we have clearance to disembark??? If you have a car service there's no need to worry about a bus to the terminal, the car service can drop you right at Terminal 5.
We used Rome Cabs too for our cruise. We asked them to pick us up at 6:45AM. We woke up to a rain storm. Turns out our driver, sorry I forgot her name, had been waiting outside the terminal under an umbrella since 6:00AM. So if you get off early, I think they will be waiting.How long did it take you to get to FCO and what time was your flight. Thanx
For US departures, everyone checks into Terminal 5 but then you need a bus to the real terminal. It's a pretty fast ride. You check in luggage, get boarding passes and pass security in Terminal 5. Your gate is usually in in Terminal C. And after all that rushing, our flight left an hour late, as do many international flights from FCO.
From the Delta web site. http://www.delta.com/traveling_check..._maps/rome.jsp
And after all that rushing, our flight left an hour late, as do many international flights from FCO.For what it's worth, this has not been my experience at FCO, flying in and out of there once or twice a year for the past eight years. I can only remember one flight delay.
a) the drive from Civitavecchia to FCO is an hour or just under - and that's from getting into the car to getting out at Departures. Of course, that relies on there being no holdups on the road;
b) as long as the ship's last call was at another port in the Schengen Zone - which includes France, Spain, and Greece - there are no immigration formalities when you arrive at Civitavecchia. The Schengen Zone is an area of genuinely open borders. Also, as long as your last port of call was in the EU - which also includes France, Spain and Greece - there's no need to go through Customs; the EU is a customs union. So there won't be any holdup on arrival at Civitavecchia. In any case, many cruises finishing at Civitavecchia do so having previous called at another Italian port, e.g. Naples or Messina - definitely no formalities when moving from one Italian port to another.
thanx for the info. Our last stop is actually in Isreal so I do not know if that will be a problem or not - probably not (I hope)).That does change things, in fact: Israel is not a member of either the Schengen Zone or the EU. If the last port of call before Civitvecchia is in Israel, then the ship may well need to complete various formalities before passengers can disembark, and I honestly don't know how long they will take, or what will be entailed.
We had a 10:50AM Delta flight from FCO to JFK. Based on a review of its flight history (and you can also check other flights) , it rarely leaves on time.Yikes! As if I needed another reason to avoid Delta ...