Located only about nine miles from Paris is Orly Airport. Orly is a smaller and older airport but it still has plenty of connections within in France and Europe/N. America.
That said, its transportation options aren’t quite as straightforward as CDG but there are still plenty of options.
Orly has two terminals — Orly-Sud and Orly-Ouest. The terminals are connected by a free tram called Orlyval. The Orlyval also connects you to the RER-B — which is a train that will take you into Paris.
Orly to Paris By Train — RER-B and RER-C
- Price: €12.05
- Time: Around 35 minutes
- Frequency: About every 5 minutes
- Hours: 6am – 11pm
The easiest train option is taking the Orlyval tram to the Antony station on the RER-B. This will take you into Paris. The RER will stop at multiple stations in Paris so get off on the one that works best for you. You can use your RER ticket to transfer to the Metro for free.
The entire trip will cost about €12 and you can buy tickets at any Metro Station/RER or at the Orlyval station. Trains run about every 5 minutes and take around 35 minutes.
Be sure to keep your ticket for the entirety of your journey.
Going from Paris to Orly? Make sure you get on the RER-B that has the final destination of Saint-Rémy-lès-Chevreuse and then transfer to the Orlyval at the Antony station.
You can also take a “Go C Paris” shuttle bus that connects both Orly Terminals to the RER C at the Pont de Rungis – Aéroport d’Orly station.
The total fare (shuttle + RER) will cost €6.25 and should take around 40-60 minutes.
Orly to Paris by Bus (OrlyBus)
You can take the OrlyBus from both terminals to the Denfert-Rochereau Metro/RER station — which is located in the southern part of Paris.
- Cost: €8
- Time: Around 30 minutes
- Frequency: About every 10 minutes
- Hours: 6am-midnight
Orly to Paris By Shuttle Van
A shuttle van is a nice option if you want to be driven straight to/from your destination but don’t want to pay taxi prices. A one-way between ORLY and Paris should cost around €15-€30. The nice thing about shuttles is that you can pre-pay so you don’t have to worry about having money.
Each shuttle van will pick up a handful of people so it’s important to allow for extra time. Remember, shuttle vans drive on the same road as everyone else so adjust your schedule accordingly during rush hour.
Orly to Paris By Taxi
You’ll pay around €40-€50 for a taxi and the trip will take anywhere from 30-90 minutes depending on traffic. Feel free to tip a euro or two.
Most taxis take credit cards but be sure to ask before you get in. If the taxi doesn’t take cards then get in another — there will be plenty to choose from.
Only take official taxis from the designated taxi stand. Other cars might approach you but those are private cars and can cost a lot extra.
Orly to Paris By UBER
Uber is another option that is increasingly popular. Expect to pay around €40 for a normal UberX or €26 for an UberPool. We recommend budgeting around 30-90 minutes to get to/from the airport.
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