Orly (ORY), Paris’ second airport, is an older international airport located about 40 minutes from Paris.
It consists of two terminals — Terminal Sud (south) and Terminal Ouest (west). The two terminals are connected by light rail (called Orlyval).
Traveling between Orly Airport and Paris is fairly straightforward but it can be a bit of a hassle.
The OrlyBus stops at both terminals of Orly airport and then drops off at the Métro/RER stop at Denfert-Rochereau within Paris. The ride takes about 30-45 minutes and costs €7.70. Buses depart around every 15 minutes. You can purchase tickets at the airport or at the Denfert-Rochereau station. Tickets are also available for purchase from the driver.
Look for the “Paris par le train” shuttle at both Orly terminals — tickets are purchased on board (€ 2.50). This 10 minute shuttle will drop you off at Pont de Rungis – Aeroport d’Orly’ RER station. You can buy your RER ticket (€ 3.90) at the station.
Be sure to take an RER B train that has a destination of Pontoise, Versailles, or Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines as final destination. Each of these trains will stop at multiple Metro/RER stations within Paris — get off at the station that is most convenient. Be sure to hold on to your ticket for the entire journey.
If you’d like to take a train in to the city one option is the RER C. You’ll need to take a shuttle bus (they leave every 15 minutes) from the airport to Pont de Rungis-Aéroport d’Orly station. The RER C will stop at Gare d’Austerlitz, St-Michel/Nôtre-Dame, the Invalides, and the Eiffel Tower. You can connect to the Metro at any of those stops. The RER C ride will last about 35 minutes. Be sure to hold on to your ticket for the entire journey.
Expect to pay around €45 and travel times can range from 25 minutes with little/no traffic to well over 1h15 during heavy traffic.
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