Paris Orly Airport (ORY)
Travel and Ground Transport
Lying on the southern outskirts of the city, Paris Orly Airport (ORY) comes with more than its fair share of ground transportation, meaning that you can easily reach your hotel, even on a meagre budget.
Serving not only Paris, the plentiful ground transport available at Orly Airport connects many interesting and appealing suburbs. Considering catching a taxi, bus, shuttle or train to Argentuil, Nanterre, Saint-Denis and Versailles, or perhaps a trip on the Metro subway to the Champs Élysées, the Louvre Gallery, La Bastille, Montparnasse or the Opera arrondissement.
Paris Orly Airport boasts a fast rail service available called the Orlyval and this runs between both terminals. It has several stops along the way and connects to the RER B railway line at the St. Antony station, where services run straight into the city centre.
The journey to the Gare du Nord in central Paris lasts about 30 minutes. There is also a combined bus and rail service that connects with the RER C railway line. The Orlyval station is located close to the airport terminals. From the South Terminal, Orlyval station can be accessed from Exit K, and from the West Terminal, it can be accessed from Exit W on the departures level.
A number of different shuttle buses are available at Paris Orly Airport, travelling into the heart of the French capital in around one hour.
- ADP - available at both of the terminals
- RATP - travelling to the Place Denfert-Rochereau
- Orlybus - shuttle buses connect central Paris, the Place Denfert-Rochereau RER (around 25 minutes) and the Metro station
- Jetbus - shuttle buses connect the main terminus station for the Paris Metro Line 7 station, the Metro Villejuif-Louis Aragon, in around 15 minutes
- Air France - coaches connect Paris Charles de Gaulle International Airport and also travel to both the Gare des Invalides and Gare Montparnasse train stations
Scheduled Travel by Buses
There are several scheduled bus services operating at Orly Airport, running into Paris city centre. Air France Coach Line 1 stops at the Air France Terminal in Invalides, and to the south of the centre in Montparnasse (about 35 minutes). The Orlybus service travels to south central Paris, in the Place Denfert-Rochereau (about 25 minutes). The Jetbus service links to the terminus station for the Paris Metro Line 7, (about 15 minutes).
Taxis travel into central Paris in approximately 35 minutes, although do bear in mind that the city centre roads can quickly become chaotic and congested during peak rush hours. Popular taxi cab destinations include the La Défense district, Monmartre, the Stade de France, Versailles and the Villepinte Exhibition Park.