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How to Go from Paris Orly Airport to Eiffel Tower

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08/03/20

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The Eiffel Tower is one of the top sights in Paris, and also the symbol of Paris and France. It was designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 as a temporary attraction for the World Fair organized that year by France. However, the Eiffel Tower was such a success that the City decided to keep it after the event.

The Eiffel Tower is one of the best photo spots in Paris, and the best hotels with Eiffel Tower view and the best apartments with view of the Eiffel Tower are the most requested by people on holidays in Paris.

There are many ways to enjoy the Eiffel Tower, from climbing up to the Tower’s summit to a fun picnic at Champ-de-Mars or on a Seine boat trip. The good news is that if you are doing a layover in Paris of 4 hours or more,  it is also possible to have a quick ride Paris airport to Eiffel Tower to check it out from your Paris bucket list.

In this article, we tell you how to go from Paris Orly Airport to Eiffel Tower. All the ways to travel,  public and private, so you can get the most out of your short time in Paris.

If you are looking for information on how to go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Eiffel Towerhead to this post.

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Where is the Eiffel Tower Located? The Eiffel Tower is located in the 7th District of Paris (nicknamed the Eiffel Tower District), on the Left Bank of the Seine River.

Paris Orly is the airport closest to Eiffel Tower, and the distance from Orly Airport to Eiffel Tower is 17.4 km by car via highway A106.

How to Get Orly Airport to Eiffel Tower by Private Transportation

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If you are visiting Paris on a short layover, time is gold and you need a fast and effective way to go to the Eiffel Tower. The fastest way to go from ORY to Eiffel Tower is by private transportation, it’s only 17 minutes by car!

Paris Layover Private Tour

Stucked at Orly Airport for 6 hours or more? Get out in the fresh air and enjoy Paris’ top sights of Paris with this Paris Layover Tour proposed by Welcome Pickups.

At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from the airport in a private vehicle ready for a little adventure in Paris. During the trip, he will share historical facts, and basic information about the sights and some anecdotes about life in Paris in order to immerse you into the Parisian lifestyle.

This Paris Airport Layover Tour lasts 4 hours and includes short stops or pass by at the Eiffel TowerChamps ElyséesGrand PalaisMoulin Rouge Cabaret, MontmartreOpéra GarnierPlace Vendôme, the Louvre Museum, Orsay Museum, and Jardin du Luxembourg. You can decide to visit them all but we recommend to pick only a few to spend more time in the places of your choice.

During the tour, you will have wi-fi on board so you can catch up with your emails and messages before the next flight or share some cool snaps of your Paris layover tour. The price is for 4 people maximum so if you are a family of 4 or a group of friends this tour is a great deal.

Click here to book your Paris Orly Layover Tour

Paris Orly Airport to Eiffel Tower by Private Transfer

If you want to visit on a short layover at Paris Orly, time is gold and you need a fast and effective way to go to the Eiffel Tower without any hassle.

In this case, the best option for a quick ride to the Eiffel Tower is by private car, with an estimated drive time of 17 minutes if there are no traffic issues. Once on-site, admire Paris’ most iconic monument until it is time to go back to the airport.

For this kind of service, we like and we recommend Welcome‘s transfer services, 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 at your terminal of arrival.

Click here to book your private transfer service with Welcome

Welcome knows the best way to bring you from Orly Airport to Eiffel Tower at a fixed price (no taximeter stress!). Avoid the hassle of public transportation in Paris, book your ride to the Eiffel Tower, and have fun!

How to Go from Paris Orly to Eiffel Tower by Public Transportation

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There are many ways to go from ORY to Eiffel Tower by public transportation. Below we describe the 3 fastest ones.

The closest station to the Eiffel Tower is Champ-de-Mars – Eiffel Tower, connected by the line C of RER trains (yellow line). From there, it is only a 9-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.

There are three main ways to reach RER C from Orly Airport. The difference is time and price.

Orly Airport + ORLY VAL + RER B + RER C

  • Estimated time (1 way): 50 minutes
  • Price: 12.10€ (combined ticket Orly Val + RER trains)

Orly Val location at the Airport: in Orly terminals 1-2-3, the Orly Val station is located on Level 1, near Gate 12D while in Orly terminal 4, the Orly Val station is located on Level 0, near Gate 48A.

Orly Val ends at Antony, RER B train station. There you can take the train to Notre Dame – Saint Michel train station where you can change to the RER C train to Champ-de-Mars – Eiffel Tower train station.

Orly Airport + Orly Bus + RER B + RER C

  • Estimated time (1 way): 1 hour
  • Price: 11.4€ (Orly Bus + Metro ticket T+)

Orly Bus is a shuttle from Orly to Paris provided by RATP, the same company which manages the Parisian Metro and the RER trains. This Orly Airport bus from Orly to Paris costs 9.50€.

Orly Bus location at the Airport: the bus station is located at Level 0 in all Orly Airport Terminals. In Paris Orly terminals 1-2-3, the Orly Bus only drops off passengers traveling from Paris to Orly Airport. In Paris Orly terminal 4, Orly Bus’ station from Orly Airport to Paris and vice-versa is located at Level 0, Gate 47D.

Orly Bus ends at Place Denfert-Rochereau, just in front of the RER B station Denfert-Rochereau. There you can take the train to Notre Dame – Saint Michel train station where you change to RER C train to Champs de Mars – Eiffel Tower train station.

Orly Airport + Shuttle GO C Paris + RER C

  • Estimated time (1 way): 40 minutes
  • Price: 6.35€ (Shuttle + RER C)

This is the most effective way to go to the Eiffel Tower from Orly Airport. This option combines a shuttle bus from Orly Airport to Pont de Rungis RER C station. Then you can go straight to Champ-de-Mars – Eiffel Tower RER C station.

Go C location at the Airport: in Paris Orly terminals 1-2-3, the bus station is on level 1, platform #7 while in Paris Orly terminal 4, the bus station is on level 1, platform #8.

Of course, there are other ways to get to travel from Paris Orly to Eiffel Tower. It’s just that there are so time-consuming that we don’t think they are worth it. You can check them all on our Orly Airport Transportation Guide.

Skip the line Eiffel Tower

Now that you know how to go from Orly airport to Eiffel Tower you can consider visiting Paris’ most famous landmark. If you have some time left, consider a good lunch or dinner in one of the restaurants around the Eiffel Tower, here’s the list of our favorite restaurants in Paris 7.

Once you have visited the Eiffel Tower you can use the same mean of transportation to go back from Eiffel Tower to Orly Airport.

Would you travel to Paris only to see the Eiffel Tower? What is your favorite way to get from Paris Orly airport to Eiffel Tower?

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