How to get to Paris from the Orly Airport

The second largest airport in Paris, Orly Airport serves both domestic and international flights

Paris Orly Airport, commonly abbreviated as ORY, has four terminals. Up until recently, the airport used to be divided into Terminal West and South. Terminal Sud used to be the current Terminal 4, while Terminal 1 and 2 made up the old Terminal Ouest.

Orly Airport in Paris
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The Orlyval, an automatic shuttle, connects the different terminals inside the airport.

Transfer services

A [private transfer]( is certainly the quickest and most comfortable way to move between the airport and the city. You’ll only need to book in advance, and a private vehicle will be waiting for you outside the terminal, ready to take you to your accommodation.

If instead of going to the city you’re going to Disneyland, [you can book your transfer here]( .

RER trains

If you prefer taking public transport, there are connections between Orly Airport and lines B and C of the RER network. You’ll have to take buses to get to the different stations, so you’ll need to choose which RER train works best for your destination in the city centre.

If you want to get the RER line C, you’ll have to reach the station Pont de Rungis. You can do this via the shuttle bus 183. The combined ticket price for a one-way journey to of from the airport (bus and RER C included) is €6.40. If you have a Paris Visite or Navigo card covering zones 1-4, the journey is included. The transfer should take around 50 minutes.

If you want to get the RER line B, you’ll have two different options.

  • You can reach the RER station station Antony via the OrlyVal shuttle bus. The full cost of a one-way ride (including OrlyVal and RER C) is €12.10. While the Navigo pass is not valid for this journey, you can still use a Paris Visite card, as long as it covers zones 1-4. With this line, the transfer should take around 35 minutes.
  • You can reach the RER station Place Denfert-Rochereaustation via the Orlybus. The full cost of a one-way ride (including Orlybus and RER C) is €9.50. Both the Paris Visite and the Navigo card can be used, as long as they cover zones 1-4.The whole transfer should take about 30 minutes.

Local buses

Buses take considerably longer than any other means of transport (almost one hour and 30 minutes). So, if you arrive during the day, we do not recommend them.

The only case in which the bus might be a good option is if you arrive at night, when no other means of transport is available. In this case, you’ll find that you have four buses taking you to the city: the Noctilien N22, N31, N131, and N144.

The price is the same for all of them (€6.00), and the tickets can be bought on board. For N22 and N31 take around 60 minutes to reach the final station from the Orly Airport, while N131 and N144 take around 100 minutes.


Of course, you can also take a cab to reach whichever destination in the city. You’ll find the taxi ranks just outside the arrivals at Orly Airport. In Paris, the city-airport journeys have flat rates, so your journey will cost between € 32.00 and € 37.00 (depending on which bank of the Seine river your drop-off point is).

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