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How To Get from Orly to Paris (& Paris to Orly)

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Airplane flying over the Orly airport in Paris
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Last updated May 23, 2024
Arriving at Paris-Orly Airport? Our guide details the best ways to travel from Orly to central Paris and back, including public transport, taxis, and ride-sharing options.

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Touching down at Paris-Orly Airport and eager to go explore the City of Lights? Here is our comprehensive guide on how to get from Orly to Paris (and back!).

Public Transportation

Fastest option: Orlyval + RER B Train (30-40 minutes)

This is the most efficient choice. Take the Orlyval, an automated train that connects all Orly terminals. This will take you to the Antony station, where you can transfer to the RER B towards central Paris.

This route offers frequent departures and reaches popular areas like Châtelet-Les Halles and Saint-Michel Notre-Dame. Tickets cost 14.50€.

Be aware that Navigo passes and Mobilis tickets are not valid on Orlyval.

The Orlyval runs from 6am to 11:35pm.

Orlyval transportation to Paris from Orly airport
Photo via Instagram, @orlyval_communication_officiel

Easiest option: OrlyBus (45 minutes)

This express shuttle bus runs directly from Orly terminals to Denfert-Rochereau station in southern Paris. There you have connections with suburban train RER B and Metro Lines 4 and 6.

Tickets cost 11.50€ and the journey is comfortable with minimal stops.

Cheapest option: Tram (1 hour 15 min)

Tramway Line 7, which you can board at Orly 4, connects with Metro Line 7 at the Villejuif-Louis Aragon stop.

While the tram is the cheapest option (a ticket costs just 2.10€), this route has frequent stops, extending travel time significantly. 

Paris tram cars at the platform

Heading to Disney?

If your final destination isn’t the city center but Disneyland Paris instead, you can take the Disneyland Magical Shuttle. The journey lasts approximately 45 minutes and a ticket costs 24€.

    Taxis and Ride-Sharing

    Taxis are readily available outside all Orly terminals, but you may want to consider pre-booking for guaranteed service.

    While taking a taxi from Orly to Paris offers comfort and a direct ride to your destination, it also comes with a higher fare compared to public transport (a fair rate starts at 36€ for the Left Bank and 44€ for the Right Bank).

    This can certainly be worth it though, depending on the time of your flight and the number of travelers.

    White sign on top of an official Paris taxi

    Ride-sharing apps are another option for a smooth, stress-free trip between Paris and Orly. You can download apps like Uber or Lyft for a convenient and potentially cheaper alternative to taxis.

    These services offer upfront fares and allow you to track your driver’s arrival. Please note that pick-up locations vary by terminal.

      Planning Your Return from Paris to Orly

      When the sad day comes and you have to leave the City of Light, you’ll want to keep these things in mind as you figure out how to get to Paris Orly Airport.

      Double-check departure times

      Factor in travel time when determining your departure time from Paris back to Orly. Public transport schedules and potential traffic delays are essential considerations.

      Verify ticket validity

      Ensure your public transport tickets are valid for your return trip, especially if using single-journey options. Consider purchasing a Paris Visite travel pass for unlimited travel within a specific timeframe (you can get a five-day pass for 43€).

      Pre-book taxis or ride-shares

      If opting for taxis or ride-sharing services for your return, pre-booking ensures a smooth departure, especially during peak hours.

      Plane taking off from Paris's Orly airport

      More Tips for Planning Your Trip to Paris

      • Download apps before you leave home: Apps like Google Maps or Citymapper make it easy to navigate the Paris public transport system efficiently.
      • Think before you pack: Public transport in Paris can get crowded during peak hours, plus there are lots of stairs and few elevators or escalators. Opt for smaller luggage or backpacks if possible for easier maneuvering.
      • Purchase tickets in advance: Avoid wasting time waiting in line at ticket booths by purchasing public transport tickets beforehand at kiosks in the airport or online.

      Flying in or out of Paris’s other airport instead? Here’s how to get between Charles de Gaulle Airport and Paris.

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