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Paris Orly Airport (ORY IATA) is the second main airport of Paris and second largest airport in France. It is located south of Paris, closer but smaller than Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport. Besides its role as a domestic hub, it also handles many flights to former colonies or territories like French Guiana

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UnderstandEdit

There are two terminals: sud (south) and ouest (west). The terminals are close to each other: a free train service (Orlyval) allows to travel between them, but it is also to walk about 10 minutes.

FlightsEdit

Check with your airline before leaving for the airport.

West terminal is mainly used by the "major" european airlines (Air France, British Airways, Iberia, TAP...), while south terminal is used by secondary, low-cost, or non-European airlines (Air Algérie, Corsair, easyJet, Norwegian, Transavia, Tunisair, Royal Air Maroc...).

Ground transportationEdit

By train to ParisEdit

The fastest option, but also the most expensive, is taking the Orlyval from either west or south terminal to Antony station (between 6am and 11pm, every 5 to 8 minutes, a 8 minutes trip), and from there connect to RER B trains to Paris (every 15 minutes max, any northbound train will stop at every station in Paris, the journey to Denfert-Rocherau takes about 15 minutes, to Chatelet les Halles about 23 minutes). Orlyval itself costs €9.30, and a ticket from Orly airport all the way to Paris costs €12.05 (this ticket allows you to transfer to other RER or metro lines once in Paris). Note that Navigo, Mobilis, or Ticket jeunes, are not accepted on Orlyval (they are although accepted on RER B, as long as they cover at least zones 1-3). Paris Visite is valid on Orlyval.

Another option is to take a bus shuttle (GO C Paris) from either west or south terminal to Pont de Rungis RER station (between 4:45am and 11:15pm, every 15 minutes, a 10 minutes trip), and from there take a RER C train to Paris (every 15 minutes, 20 min to Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, 28 min to Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame). The trip to Paris costs €6.15, and allows to transfer to other RER or metro lines in Paris. You may want to buy the tickets at the airport, before taking the bus: the bus only sells €2 tickets to the train station, where you'll be able to buy €4.35 tickets to Paris. Navigo, Mobilis, Ticket jeunes, Paris Visite are accepted as long as they cover at least zones 1-4.

By tram to ParisEdit

Tramway line T7 has a station under the south terminal, and goes to Villejuif-Louis Aragon on metro line 7 (between 5:30am (6:30am on Sunday) and 12:30am, every 6 to 15 minutes,-the trip takes about 30 min to the metro, then another 20 minutes to Chatelet in the center of Paris). You can buy a €1.90 "ticket t+" on the machines at the tram station, that you'll need to validate once you get in the tram. You can NOT buy your ticket on board. You will need another ticket t+ for the metro. Navigo, Mobilis, Ticket jeunes, Paris Visite are accepted as long as they cover at least zones 1-4.

By bus to ParisEdit

The Orlybus service (every 10-15 min, between 6am and 12:30am, €8) connects both terminals to Denfert-Rochereau in Paris (RER B, metro 4 and 6), but it's subject to traffic jams and rush hour, so it averages 30 min but can lasts much longer if the traffic is bad (usually in late afternoon Monday-Friday and Sunday). Mobilis and Ticket jeune tickets are not accepted on this line, but Paris Visite zone 1-5 is accepted. If you buy a single ticket, you will need to buy another ticket in Paris to transfer with the bus, metro or RER.

If you're looking for cheap alternatives, you have two options :

  • Monday-Friday, from 6am to 8pm: take tram T7 from Orly south to Porte de Rungis (15 minutes), then bus 216 (it's a circle line, so you cannot take it in the wrong direction, you will reach Denfert-Rochereau after 30 minutes). You'll just need a ticket t+ (€1.90) that you will validate on both the tram and the bus. You can transfer to other bus or trams in Paris, but will need another ticket to transfer to metro or RER.
  • Every day, between 6am and 12:20am: take bus 183 to Porte de Choisy. You'll just need a ticket t+ (€1.90 if bought on a machine at the airport, €2 if bought on board), but the trip takes 1 hour, and buses only come every 30 min.

Le Bus Direct (formerly Cars Air France) line 1 [1] (€12) offers a line going between Orly and Paris, going through Gare Montparnasse (20 min), La Motte Piquet Grenelle, Bir-Hakeim/Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel, Trocadéro, and Place de l'Étoile (40 min). Note that the trip can be much longer during rush hours (especially in late afternoon Monday-Friday and Sunday).

By train from ParisEdit

The fastest option, but also the most expensive, is taking the RER B from Paris to Antony (look for trains terminating at either St Rémy lès Chevreuse, Orsay-Ville or Massy-Palaiseau, the journey from Denfert-Rocherau to Antony takes about 15 minutes, from Chatelet les Halles about 23 minutes), and from there take the Orlyval to either west or south terminal to Antony station (runs only from 6am to 11pm, a 8 minutes trip). Orlyval itself costs €9.30, and a ticket from Orly airport all the way to Paris costs €12.05 (this ticket allows you to transfer to other RER or metro lines once in Paris). Note that Navigo, Mobilis, or Ticket jeunes, are not accepted on Orlyval (they are although accepted on RER B, as long as they cover at least zones 1-3). Paris Visite is valid on Orlyval.

Another option is to take the RER C from Paris to Pont de Rungis-Aéroport d'Orly (look for trains terminating at Pont de Rungis, called ROMI, or Massy Palaiseau, called MONA. Do NOT get off at Orly Ville station, just before Pont de Rungis) (20 min from Bibliothèque François Mitterrand to Pont de Rungis, 28 min from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame), and from there a bus shuttle (GO C Paris) to either west or south terminal (between 4:45am and 11:15pm, every 15 minutes, it takes about 10 min). The trip from Paris costs €6.15, and allows to transfer to other RER or metro lines in Paris. Navigo, Mobilis, Ticket jeunes, Paris Visite are accepted as long as they cover at least zones 1-4.

By tram from ParisEdit

Take metro line 7 to Villejuif-Louis Aragon (first metro passes at Chatelet at 5:51am, the trip from Chatelet takes about 20 minutes, in the center of Paris), and from there tramway line T7 to Orly Sud (the last tram leaves at 12:30am, the trip takes about 30 min). You can buy a €1.90 "ticket t+" on the machines at the tram station, that you'll need to validate once you get in the tram. You can NOT buy your ticket on board, or use the ticket you used for the metro. Navigo, Mobilis, Ticket jeunes, Paris Visite are accepted as long as they cover at least zones 1-4.

By bus from ParisEdit

The Orlybus service (between 5:35am and 12am, every 10-15 minutes, €8) connects Denfert-Rochereau in Paris (RER B, metro 4 and 6) to both terminals in Orly, but it's subject to traffic jams and rush hour, so it averages 30 min but can lasts much longer if the traffic is bad (usually in late afternoon Monday-Friday and Sunday). Mobilis and Ticket jeune tickets are not accepted on this line, but Paris Visite zone 1-5 is accepted.

If you're looking for cheap alternatives, you have two options:

  • Monday-Friday, from 6am to 8pm: take bus 216 from Denfert-Rochereau or Stade Charléty (tram T3a) to Saarinen (15 min), then take tram T7 heading to Porte de l'Essonne to Orly Sud (15 min), You'll just need a ticket t+ (€1.90) that you will validate on both the bus and the tram. You can transfer to other bus or trams in Paris, but will need another ticket if you transfer from the metro or RER.
  • Every day, between 6am and 12:20am: take bus 183 from Porte de Choisy heading to Aéroport d'Orly. You'll just need a ticket t+ (€1.90 if bought on a machine in the metro station, €2 if bought on board), but the trip takes 1 hour, and buses to Orly only come every 30 min. Le Bus Direct (formerly Cars Air France) line 1 [2] (€12) offers a line going between Paris-Étoile, Trocadéro, Bir-Hakeim/Champ de Mars Tour Eiffel, La Motte Piquet Grenelle, Gare Montparnasse, and Orly. Note that the trip can be much longer during rush hours.

By nightEdit

Noctilien buses serve Orly airport roughly every hour between 1am and 5am:

  • Line N131 [dead link] serves Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, Quai de la Gare, Bibliothèque François Mitterrand, Orly Ouest, and Orly Sud
  • Line N144 [dead link] serves Gare de l'Est, Chatelet, Bastille, Gare de Lyon, Place d'Italie, and Orly Sud

You will need either 3 t+ tickets (€6 if bought on board, €5.70 if bought at a machine, €4,35 if bought by pack of 10 at a machine), or a Navigo, Mobilis, Ticket jeune, or Paris Visite, covering at least zones 1-4.

Get aroundEdit

Orlyval light-rail shuttle is free to use between south and west terminals, taking only 1 minute. It runs every day from 6am to 11pm, every 5 minutes during peak hours, every 7:30 minutes off-peak.

A free shuttle bus links south and west terminal, with intermediate stops at the P6 car park / Ibis hotel / police station, the P4 car park, the P7 car park, and the P5 car park. It runs every 9 to 19 minutes, every day from 3:30am (4:30am between November and March) to 12:30am.

WaitEdit

Eat and DrinkEdit

Food and beverage is available throughout each terminal. Hours of operation vary, however, aside from the very early morning and late evening there will be options before and after security. Prices can range greatly and less expensive dining options can be found, however, expect to pay slightly inflated prices regardless of cuisine and level of service.

At the south terminal:

At the west terminal:

BuyEdit

ConnectEdit

Free WiFi is available throughout the airport terminals. The network name is "WIFI-AIRPORT" An email address is required to connect. Some instant messaging services such as WhatsApp are periodically blocked.

Power outlets and charging stations are located throughout the terminals both before and after security. The outlets are the standard Europlug style at 220 Volts.

CopeEdit

Passengers with long layovers and passengers who are stranded will find there are few benches and no public shower facilities in the airport.

Air France lounges have such facilities. Lounge access is included for Air France business and first class travellers. The members of Air France and cooperating frequent flyer programs may gain access with sufficient status. There is a possibility that some lounges may grant access to travellers on their flights for a fee. If you would consider paying for access to the lounge, inquire when checking in for your departure.

Alternatively, the airport hotels generally have rooms available.

SleepEdit

There are many hotels available for travellers at Orly. Most hotels are located nearby off the airport grounds.

NearbyEdit

  • The most obvious place to go to from the airport is Paris, the city it serves.
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