Getting to Paris from Orly Airport
Orly Aiport (ORY) is the second airport in Paris, and it covers destinations in Southern Europe, North Africa, and other cities in France. Orly Airport is located south of Paris, about 20 km (12 miles) from the city center.
There are many ways to travel from Orly to Paris, and this Paris-Orly transportation guide will tell you everything you need to know to choose how to get from Orly to Paris city center.
Knowing already what to do when your flight lands at Orly Airport is especially important if you don’t speak the language, have heavy bags, or travel with babies or kids.
This article gives information and our best tips on how to get from Orly Airpot to Paris and vice-versa. After reading this quick guide, you will see that getting to Paris from Orly Airport is straightforward!
If you are looking for information on how to get to Paris from Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG), head to this article.
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Orly Airport to Paris Transportation Overview
Orly Bus Orly-Paris
Denfert- Rochereau Train Station
5.35 am – 0.30 am
Taxi from Orly to Paris
41€ to Right Bank /35€ to Left Bank (flat rate)
New Orly Airport Terminals
Paris Orly has changed! From 19th March 2019, the two former Orly Airport Terminals, Aéroport Orly Terminal W (Paris Orly Ouest) and Aéroport Orly Terminal S (Paris Orly Sud) are replaced by four airport terminals. This is the new configuration of Paris Orly Airport:
» Paris Orly 1 (also known as Terminal Orly 1) corresponds to former Orly Ouest, halls 1 & 2
» Paris Orly 2 (also known as Terminal Orly 2) corresponds to former Orly Ouest, hall 3
» Paris Orly 3 (also known as Terminal Orly 3) is a new connecting building
» Paris Orly 4 (also known as Terminal Orly 4) corresponds to the former Orly Sud
» Arrivals at Paris Orly 1 are located at Level 0, while departures are located at Level 1
» Arrivals at Paris Orly 2 are located at Level 0, while departures are located at Level 1
» Arrivals at new Paris Orly 3 are located at Level 0, while departures are located at Level 1
» Arrivals at the new Paris Orly 4 are located at Level 0. The Check-in area is located at Level 0, while boarding areas are located at Level 1.
HOW TO TRAVEL THROUGH THE DIFFERENT ORLY TERMINALS?
» The Orly Airport shuttle, named Orly Val, travels between Paris Orly 1, 2, 3 and Paris Orly 4 every 5-7 minutes from 6 m to 11.35 pm. The Orly Val between airport terminals is free to use.
» Terminal 3 can be reached by foot from all the other terminals.
How to Get from Orly Airport to Paris by Private Transportation
Getting from Orly to Paris city center is super easy with private transportation. Choose a comfortable door-to-door service from Orly Airport to your hotel, and forget GPS and maps.
Save time and money on expensive UBERs or the stress of negotiating the public transport system with heavy bags.
Also, if there is a transportation strike in Paris, your service won’t be affected.
Finally, a private transfer Paris Orly to Paris (or vice-versa) is the best option for early arrivals or late arrivals when you might feel unsafe at the train or bus station.
GOOD TO KNOW: Private transportation from Orly to Paris does not necessarily mean expensive. Some shared options are offering door-to-door service for not much more than a train + metro ticket price.
Here are all the options for private transportation from Orly to Paris worth taking into consideration:
1. Private Orly Airport to Paris Transfers
Welcome Pickups proposes excellent transfer services from Orly to Paris city center (to your hotel) with good cars and the best English-speaking drivers in Paris. Their flight monitoring means their drivers are always on time, and they are waiting for you even if you are late.
With Welcome, you can pre-book some travel essentials like sim cards or hot spots. These essentials are delivered by your driver at the airport, so you are all set when you land in Paris!
2. Shared Orly Aiport Transportation
Shared transfers from Orly Airport to Paris center, with minivans for up to 8 people, are a good way to get from Paris Orly to Paris, especially if you are traveling alone or on a budget. Perhaps you will have to wait a bit for other travelers to arrive, but cars are arranged to transport passengers with similar arrival times.
We use and recommend the shared transfers proposed by Get Your Guide. This is a comfortable door-to-door service for not much more than a train + metro ticket!
3. Taxi Orly – Paris
A taxi from Orly to Paris is another comfortable way to reach your hotel. In Paris, official taxis are waiting outside the Orly Airport Terminals and have light-up signs, a license plate outside the vehicle, and a taximeter inside the vehicle. If somebody comes to you inside the airport proposing a taxi, just ignore him.
The Parisian Taxis offer a flat rate from Paris Orly to city center and vice-versa. The cost from Orly to Paris Left Bank is 35€ while the cost from Orly Airport to Paris Right Bank is 41€.
There is no price negotiation with the taxi driver before your departure. You will only pay those fares mentioned above.
TIP: Paris Left Bank or Paris Right Bank? Not sure where your hotel is located? Check out our Arrondissements of Paris Guide and learn about the districts of Paris.
In Orly, the taxi stations are located outside the terminals, on the arrivals level.
» In Paris Orly 1, taxis are located at Level 0, Gate 14A
» In Paris Orly 2, taxis are located at Level 0, Gate 14A
» In Paris Orly 3, taxis are located at Level 0, Gate 32A
» In Paris Orly 4, taxis are located at Level 0, Gate 48A
Do You Need an Early Airport Transfer? Consider a Hotel Near Orly Airport for Your Last Night in Paris
If your flight leaves Paris Orly very early in the morning, have a look at the hotels near Orly Airport, at least for your last night in Paris. Most of these hotels come with a free shuttle service from the hotel to your airport terminal in Orly.
Sleeping in one of the Orly Airport hotels eliminates the stress of waking up early in the morning and getting a ride during the rush hour. These hotels are also the best option for early departures during a transportation strike in Paris.
Another advantage of Orly Airport hotels is their competitive prices because most tourists prefer a hotel in Paris.
How to Get from Orly to Paris City Center by Public Transportation
If you are wondering how to travel from Orly Airport to Paris for a few euros, here are the most interesting public transportation options:
1. Orly Val + RER B Train – The Fastest
The combination Orly Val + Train (RER B) is the fastest way to go from Orly to Paris by public transportation (33 minutes). The combined ticket costs 14,10 €, much cheaper than if you buy the Orly Val and RER train tickets separately.
» In Orly 1-2-3, the Orly Val station is located on Level 1, near Gate 12D.
» In Orly 4, the Orly Val station is located on Level 0, near Gate 48A.
Orly Val takes travelers to Antony RER train station, where you will take the RER B train to Paris. The ride from Antony to Chatelet-Les Halles train station takes 25 minutes. Then, with the same ticket, you can continue your journey by metro to reach your final destination.
2. Orly Bus – Orly Airport’s Shuttle Bus
Orly Bus is the name of the Orly Airport shuttle bus. This service is provided by RATP, the same company which manages the Parisian Metro and the RER trains. The Orly Bus ticket from Paris to Orly Airport or vice-versa costs 11,20 €. Because this is a RATP service, Navigo Pass holders can use the Orly Bus at no additional cost.
This is the cheapest way to get to Orly Airport from Paris for us (we have the monthly Navigo Pass, so we don’t need to pay anything else to use it) and the best way to get from Orly to Paris in general. However, during the rush hour in Paris, it can take a while to cross the city.
Orly Bus station is located at Level 0 in all the Orly Airport Terminals:
» In Paris Orly 1, Paris Orly 2, and Paris Orly 3, the Orly Bus only drops off passengers traveling from Paris to Orly Airport.
» In Paris Orly 4, Orly Bus’ station from Orly Airport to Paris and vice-versa is located at Level 0, Gate 47D
Orly Bus’ last stop in Paris is located at Place Denfert-Rochereau (Paris 14), just in front of the RER B /metro train station of the same name. From there, you can buy a T+ ticket and take the RER B or the Paris Metro lines 4 and 6. You can’t use the Orly bus ticket for the metro or the RER B train.
3. Paris City Bus #183 – The Cheapest
Bus #183 is a city bus that travels to Orly Airport. This is the cheapest way from Orly to Paris because travelers only need one Paris Metro ticket T+ to use it.
This bus from Orly to Paris is also the longest way to go to Orly and the less comfortable because city buses are usually crowded and with many stops on their way.
Bus #183 runs from Orly Terminal 4 (former Orly Terminal S) to Paris Porte de Choisy (Metro Line 7). From there, you can use the same T+ ticket to take the metro to go to the Paris city center.
If you travel from Paris to Orly Terminals 1 or 2, stop at Terminal 4, and then take the Orly Val for free to reach your terminal.
4. Tramway Line #7 – The Cheapest
The Paris Tramway line #7 is another cheap way to go from Paris Orly Airport to city center. Tramway line #7 connects Villejuif – Louis Aragon station (Metro line 7) to Paris Orly Terminal 4. The tramway also works with a Paris Metro ticket T+ or with the Navigo Pass, which means getting to Paris from Orly Airport for less than 3 €.
If you are going from Paris to Orly Airport Terminals 1 or 2, stop at Terminal 4, and then take the Orly Val for free to reach your terminal.
So there you have it, how to get from Orly to Paris city center, with all the Orly to Paris transportation options, public and private, to travel smoothly to your hotel in Paris.
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