Paris Orly Airport: how to get to the city center | Elena Kazantzeva's blog

Paris-Orly Airport is used as an air interchange hub. It serves flights within France and the European Union. In the article I will tell about its infrastructure, how to get from it to the center of Paris by public transport, taxi, transfer.

Airport Orly Paris: services, site, scheme.

This air transport hub was inaugurated in 1932. For many years it was the main French airport, but after the construction of the airport Charles de Gaulle  went to the background. An important factor was the fact that Orly was forbidden to expand. Today it serves only daily passenger flights, mainly within France, and has the right to receive up to 30 million people annually.

Official site

Paris-Orly is small in area. It is divided into two terminals – South and West. The first is a building of 6 floors, which is located in the departments of Val de Marne and Eson. The western terminal was opened later. It occupies 2 floors. Free shuttles run between South and West. In both terminals there are shops (duty free), rooms for mother and child, games rooms, ATMs, pharmacies and other services necessary for the traveler. All this works from 6:00 to 22:00. Luggage lockers due to the fact that the airport serves only daily flights, no.

A detailed diagram of the terminals can be found on the airport website . See the entrance diagram below:

airport orly scheme

Clearance tax free is very tight. Purchases must be worth more than 175, 01 euros. Before checking in for a flight, you need to go to the South terminal (arrival area No. 2) or West (Departure No. 4). You should have a passport with you, purchases themselves, and a Tax free Shopping France document. The tax can be obtained in cash or on the card. Judging by the reviews, the procedure takes about 1.5-2 hours.

How to get from Orly Airport to Paris

The distance between the center of Paris and the airport is about 13 km. We analyze in order the different modes of transport to overcome this distance.

airport orly how to get

Taxis and transfers from Paris airport

Taxis line up near Exit B of the West Terminal and Exit L of the South Terminal. It is easy to identify them by specific checkers. Next to them are private traders who persistently invite tourists to themselves, promising to take the shortest road to their destination. I advise you not to succumb to their persuasion, the trip will ultimately cost more than an official taxi. The journey from the airport to the center of the French capital will take about an hour. For a taxi Orly-Paris pay from € 35. On weekends and holidays it will be more expensive by 15%.

The most convenient way to get from the airport to the center of Paris is by private transfer (from € 50). Order a service in advance. Twice (including in Paris, I used kiwi-taxi transfer ), I liked the service, therefore, if I need an individual transfer , I am not looking for an alternative, I do not waste time. Pleasant service, assistance with suitcases, a quick and comfortable trip are the main advantages of an individual transfer. Choose transfer >>>

Bus from Orly to Paris

It is convenient and cheap to get from Orly to the city by bus. Carrier website . Tickets can be bought online, including through the airport website

The first bus line ( Le Bus Direct Line 1 ) provides transport links between the airport and the center (the final one is Etoile / Champs-Elysées). If you need to head towards Montparents station, Trocadero metro station, Charles de Gaulle square, take this flight. The stops are opposite the South terminal (Arrivals Area No. 18) and West (Arrivals Level 48). Get ready to spend half an hour to an hour on the road (depending on where you need to go). The ticket price for children over 12 years old and adults is € 12 per person (€ 20 round trip). Children from 4 to 11 years old – € 7. Up to 4 years free. If you buy from the driver, the cost increases by € 1.

bus orly paris

There is an Orlybus shuttle service between Paris-Orly and the Danfer-Rochero train station . Between flights takes 10-15 minutes. On the road – 30 minutes. The first route enters the line at 5:35, the last – 00:30. Ticket – € 8.70. Buy tickets in the machine, at the driver, or online.

Bus number 183 leaves for the route Paris-Orly Airport – Port de Choisy Station. Stop: West terminal, exit 47. Opening hours: 6: 00-00: 20. On the road – 50 minutes. Prepare for travel € 2. Tickets to buy in the machine.


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Trains, trains, trams in Paris

The airport is connected to the city metro (RER B) by a special underground shuttle ORLYVAL (automatic tram). From Paris-Orly, you can reach Gare d’Antony Station in 8 minutes. Schedule: 6: 00-23: 35. Frequency of movement – every 4-7 minutes. Ticket – € 9.30.

From the station “Anthony” you can get to any part of Paris. In the RER B + Orlyval connection you can reach Denfert-Rochereau (approx. 17 minutes), Châtelet-Les-Halles (approx. 25 minutes), Gare du Nord (approx. 28 minutes). Fare (RER B + Orlyval) € 13.30. Buy a ticket online or at vending machines.

The T7 tram from Orly to Paris provides transport links between the airport and Villejuif-Louis Aragon Station. The first flight is 5:30, the last is 00:30. Spend half an hour on the road. Buy a ticket for € 1.9 at the machine.

The scheme of movement of tram number 7:

tram 7 orly

How to get from Orly Airport at night

Aircraft have the right to arrive at Orly Airport no later than 23:30. If the flight is delayed, it will automatically be redirected to Charles de Gaulle Airport. Suppose you arrived in Orly late in the evening. How to get to the city?

Noctilien night buses No. 31, 131, 144 will come to the rescue . The first goes to Lyons Station, Austerlitz Station and Port d’Itali Metro Station. Bus route No. 131: the same two stations and the National Library of France. Flight 141 takes you to Lyon Station and Port d’Itali Station. Schedule: 00: 30-5: 30. The interval between flights is half an hour.

Another way to get from Paris-Orly airport to the city at night is by private transfer. Safe and fast! The price of the service will be the same as in the daytime. Book a transfer >>>

How to get from Paris-Orly Airport to Charles de Gaulle Airport

You have several possibilities to cover the distance of 45 km between Paris-Orly and Charles de Gaulle.

The first method is the bus line number 3 ( Bus Direct Line 3 ). Stops at Orly Airport are located opposite the South terminal, exit 18 of the arrivals area, and West exit 48. You will spend about 80 minutes on the road. Waiting between flights – 30-40 minutes. Ticket price € 22 (round trip € 38). Children’s ticket – € 13. For a group of more than 3 people, the ticket price for one is € 18. When buying from the driver, € 1 is added to the tariff.

The second way is transfer. Service – from € 64. Book a transfer >>>

How to get from Disneyland Orly Airport

There are several ways to get from Disneyland Orly Airport:

No. 1. “Magical Shuttle” (Magical Shuttle). Stops at the airport: South terminal, zero level, exit 18. West terminal: exit 47. Schedule: 06: 20-18: 45. Get ready to drive 45 to 60 minutes. For travel – € 23. For children from 3 to 10 years old € 10. Kids are free.

Stops at the hotels: Disney’s Hotel Newport Bay Club , Disney’s Hotel Sequoia Lodge , Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe , Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne , Disney’s Hotel NewYork.

No. 2. Private transfer will cost from € 65. If you are traveling together, it turns out even cheaper than using public transport! Book transfer to Disneyland Paris >>>

Car Rent at Paris Orly Airport

The majority of car rental companies are located in the South Terminal (levels 14-18 in the arrivals area). They work from the first to the last flight. It is very convenient to rent your favorite car on the site . Often this is cheaper than directly from the distributor, and you don’t have to spend time comparing options on different sites. What I like about autoeurope is the fact that you can choose not only the standard option, but also the rate with a refund of the deductible or even with a zero deductible. Read more about the deductible, deposit and other concepts related to car rental, read the article here , and you can also read my review of booking a car in Provence through this service . Car rental service costs per day from € 50.


Hotels at Orly Airport

The following hotels are located next to this air transport hub in France:

L’Eden Spa Orly Aéroport is a guest house with a rating of 8.8 3.8 km from Paris-Orly Airport. A free shuttle is available to / from it. Each room has an outdoor terrace, a private bathroom and a kitchen. Good soundproofing in the rooms, in the territory of one restaurant with a rich menu. The staff speaks 4 languages, but there is no Russian among them. Accommodation – € 99-299 (breakfast € 10 per person per night).

Novotel Paris Coeur d’Orly Airport . Rating – 8.8. Paris-Orly Airport is no more than 500 m. A shuttle service to the South Terminal runs for hotel guests. Excellent room cleaning service, everything is clean everywhere. Price for a double room per night + breakfast – € 184.

Orly Superior Hotel is 1.3 km from the airport. A free shuttle service is available for guests of the complex. The rooms are after a good repair. Furniture and plumbing are new. Double room with breakfast buffet – € 75. Hotel rating – 8.4.

Best Western Plus Paris Orly Airport is a 2 km hotel from Paris-Orly Airport, with a free shuttle service every 20 minutes. The complex has a fitness center, restaurant, snack bar. The staff speaks 6 languages, no Russian. The cost of a double room per day with breakfast is € 113.

With a rating of 7.6, ibis Paris Coeur d’Orly Airport is 600 meters from Paris-Orly Airport. The rooms are decorated in light colors of a classic style. Free luggage storage is available. Fresh newspapers are served at the continental breakfast. Per room – € 122.


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Compared to two other French airports, Charles de Gaulle and Beauvais, Paris-Orly airport is a short distance from the capital. This is his advantage. You can get to anywhere in Paris without problems and in a short time.

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