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Transportation between Paris and Orly (ORY) Airport

By | June 7, 2008 | in Airport Attractions Orly (ORY) RER

Transportation options between central Paris and Orly Airport (ORY) include:

  • RER B + Orlyval (trains)
  • Orlybus
  • RER C + shuttle bus (train + bus)
  • Bus 183
  • Bus 285
  • Bus 292
  • Noctilien (bus)

RER B + Orlyval

Getting to Orly Airport (ORY) from Paris using the Orlyval train requires that you first get to Antony station along the RER B train line, then transferring to this dedicated rail line to Orly West (Ouest) and Orly South (Sud) terminals.

The RER B train line runs north south, bisecting Paris centrally, connecting both Paris airports Roissy-Charles de Gaulle to the north east and Paris-Orly directly south of the city.

Common starting stations for this trip would include Gare du Nord, Chatelet Les Halles, St-Michel Notre Dame, Luxembourg, and Denfert-Rochereau, all located in central Paris and all very accessible by multiple Metro, RER and bus lines. Note that the RER B line (blue line on maps) stops at all of these stations along its route southbound towards Antony.

The Orlyval train is ticketed specially requiring an additional fee on top of normal Metro/RER tickets and passes. Purchasing a single one way ticket to Orly airport from any central Paris station will be 10,75€. Travelers with a 5 zone Paris Visite card can use Orlyval without any additional charges. Passe Navigo users with at least 4 zones can use this pass just until Antony station on RER B, then purchase a special ticket for Orlyval at Antony for 8,30€. (Yes, this is expensive for an 8 minute ride between Antony and Orly Sud).

The first train to Orly from Paris via RER B in direction Antony, Robinson, St-Remy-les-Chevreuse (direction for Orly airport), leaves Gare du Nord at 05:20, Chatelet Les Halles at 05:23, Saint-Michel Notre Dame at 05:25, Luxembourg at 05:27, arriving at Antony at 5:48. Just enough time to purchase tickets for Orlyval at Antony station, unless you’re using the Paris Visite card.

The Orlyval train platform is located at the north end of the Antony station. Thus, when you arrive at Antony via the RER B, walk towards the rear of the train. The Orlyval platform will be on your right hand side near the end of the station. Inside there will be multiple ticket vending machines and a manned ticket kiosk. The first Orlyval train leaves Antony at 06:00, arriving at Orly West at 06:08 and Orly South 2 minutes after that at 06:08.

The last trains to Orly from Paris via RER B leave from Gare du Nord at 22:23, Chatelet-Les Halles at 22:26, Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame at 22:28, and Luxembourg at 22:30, arriving at Antony/Orlyval at 22:46. The last Orlyval train leaves Antony at 23:00.

Pros

  • Fast: approx. 38 minutes from Chatelet Les Halles
  • Accessible: journey can begin at several very central RER stations: Gare du Nord, Chatelet Les Halles, St-Michel Notre Dame, Luxembourg, Denfert Rochereau
  • Frequent: Orlyval train departs Antony every 4 to 7 minutes. Trains depart RER Stations every 10 minutes on average.

Cons

  • Expensive: 10,75€ from any central Paris RER station (9,60€ from Antony station).
  • Passes not accepted: Navigo Semaine. (Paris Visite carte 6 Zone is accepted).

Here is an official map of Orly Airport (ORY) to help guide your way upon arrival.

Orly Airport Map

(Map courtesy of ADP)

(More information on bus options coming soon)

Paris Airport Coach Service: Air France Shuttle

By | February 8, 2008 | in Airport Charles de Gaulle (CDG)

Instead of taking the RER or train heading into Paris, there is an airport shuttle from Charles de Gaulle or Orly Airport to the heart of Paris. Air France offers a shuttle service for non-passengers (and passengers alike) with central destinations such as Gare Montparnasse, Gare de Lyon, Invalides metro station and Charles de Gaulle Etoile metro station. Considering that this option is substantially cheaper than hiring a taxi, it’s a great deal for a lot less stress.

Instructions

(Roissy) Charles De Gaulle Airport

There are four pickup points (Terminal 1, Terminal 2A/2C, Terminal 2B/2D, Terminal 2E/2F) for the three different shuttles. If you’re flight arrives in Terminal 3, take the free CDGVAL shuttle to Terminal 2. Lines 2 and 4 will take you into the city of Paris while line 1 will connect you to the Orly airport.

Locations of Air France Shuttle:

  • Terminal 1: exit 34, arrival level
  • Terminal 2: Dependent on what subsection you are located, there are locations at :
  1. exit C2 (for Terminal 2A/2C)
  2. exit B1 (for Terminal 2B/2D)
  3. exit 3, arrival level (for Terminal 2E/2F)

Orly Airport

There are two pickup points, one located in Orly Ouest (ie. west) and Orly Sud (ie. south). Line 1 and 3 are offered at this airport. Only line 1 will take you into the city of Paris while line 3 is a shuttle to connect to (Roissy) Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Locations of Air France Shuttle:

  • Orly Ouest: Exit G, arrivals level
  • Orly Sud: Exit K
Air France Shuttle Pickup Points at CDG & ORY
Image courtesy of Air France

Cost

Cost will be dependent on what shuttle you take and whether you qualify for any discounted rates. Children from the ages of 2 to 11 get a 50% reduction in fare and groups of 4 or more get a 15% reduction in fare.

Aller Simple (one way) Aller-retour (return) Children

(2 to 11)

11,50€

18,50€

5,50€

15,00€

24,00€

7,50€

19,00€

9,50€

16,50€

27,00€

8,00€

Table courtesy of Air France