The Orlybus Orly Airport Bus travels between Orly Airport Terminal 4 and Paris Denfert-Rochereau in Paris in 25-30 minutes at a cost of 11.20€. Read on to find out:
- where to catch the Orlybus at Orly Airport
- where to catch the Orlybus in Paris
- how & where to buy Orlybus tickets
- Orly airport bus route & stops
Line => Orlybus (see connections)
First Bus / Last Bus to Paris => 06:00 / 00:30 (from Orly Terminal 4)
First Bus / Last Bus to Orly => 05:35 / 00:00 (from Denfert-Rochereau)
Frequency => 8 to 15 minutes
Average Travel Time => 25-30 minutes
Cost => 11.20€ paper ticket / 10.05€ on Navigo Easy
The Paris – Orly bus, Orlybus, only makes one stop en route from Paris to Orly airport, at Stade de Charlety / Porte de Gentilly.
At Orly Airport, Orlybus makes two stops, first at Orly 1-2-3 (a combined stop serving all three terminals) and a 2nd stop at Orly 4.
The Orlybus then departs Orly airport for Paris from Orly 4 towards Denfert Rochereau, its final stop / terminus when going towards Paris. Orlybus
will not picks up passengers first at Orly 1-2-3 and then Orly 4 when going to Paris. (In 2019 a decision was made to stop passenger pickup at Orly 1-2-3, but as of 2023, that decision has been reversed. Passenger pick up now occurs at both Orlybus stops at Orly airport, both at the Orly 1-2-3 [combined] stop and the Orly 4 bus loop). If possible, you may want to board at Orly 1-2-3 stop in order to secure luggage space and seats prior to the Orlybus making its 2nd stop at Orly 4, even though the ticket window for Orlybus tickets is only at Orly 4 bus loop. (Orlybus ticket vending machines are available at the Orly 1-2-3 stop.)
Connections to Orlybus in Paris at Denfert Rochereau
OrlyBus, a direct bus between Orly Airport Terminal 4 and Paris, ending at Denfert Rochereau station with connections to RER B (Gare du Nord, Stade de France, CDG Airport) and Paris Metro line 4 (Gare du Nord / Sacre Coeur) & Paris Metro line 6 (Eiffel Tower / Arc de Triomphe) is a good way to get from Orly to Paris.
Where is Orlybus at Orly Airport (ORY)?
Orlybus to Paris departs ORY airport from both Terminal 1 (the combined Terminal 1-2-3 stop) and Terminal 4 only. You can find Orlybus at ORY Airport Terminal 4 outside door 47d at bus stop #5.
If you land at Orly Airport terminal 1, 2 or 3, you will have to transfer to Orly Terminal 4 to catch Orlybus to Paris. (Update: you can now board Orlybus for Paris from the Orly 1-2-3 bus stop, as of 2023). Transfers from Orly terminals 1, 2, or 3 to Orly 4 can be done by walking or taking the Orlyval train between Orly 1 and Orly 4. The walk from Orly 3 to Orly 4 is about 8 minutes long. Orly 3 is the closest ORY terminal to Orly 4, but requires walking outside underneath a covered walkway during construction of the hallway that will join the two terminals. Walking from Orly 1 to Orly 4 is about 15 minutes. It’s faster to take the ORLYVAL shuttle train from Orly 1 to Orly 4. The ORLYVAL is free of charge when transferring between Orly terminals.
Below is a photo of Orly Terminal 4 bus station, with the Orlybus at Bus Stop #5 visible at center top right furthest away, Paris bus 183 to Porte de Choisy in dead center at Bus Stop #4 and the Disney Magical Shuttle to Disneyland Paris in yellow/orange in the bottom right at Bus Stop #3.
Buying Orlybus tickets at ORY Terminal 4
You can buy OrlyBus tickets at several ticket vending machines at bus stop # 5 or from the staffed ticket window at Bus Stop #5 outside ORY Airport Terminal 4 door 47d, visible in the photo below:
Orlybus ticket vending machines accept payment types of credit card, European bank cards & Euro coins. The Orlybus ticket window accepts payment types of credit card, Euro debit cards, Euro coins and cash notes.
Navigo day and week passes are sold at the Orlybus ticket window at Orly Terminal 4 bus stop #5. Navigo Easy cards are also sold here, which can be used for Orlybus tickets and at a discount to the paper Orlybus ticket. (Orlybus paper ticket costs 11.20€ / Orlybus ticket on Navigo Easy 10.05€.)
Alternate Paris – Orly Transfer Options
The various transport options between Orly Airport and Paris shown above on Orly Airport Transport Information screen include:
Les Bus Direct (formerly Les Cars Air France) to Montparnasse / Invalides / Champs Elysées for 12€No longer in service
- OrlyBus to Denfert Rochereau for 11.20€ or discounted to 10.05€ when purchased on Navigo Easy
- OrlyVal to Antony, then RER B to Châtelet for 14.10€
- shuttle bus to Pont de Rungis then RER C to Gare de Austerlitz for 6.40€
- Magical shuttle Orly to Disneyland Paris bus for 24€ (11€ kids 3 – 11 years old)
- Paris city bus #183 to Porte de Choisy (not shown on directory) for 2.50€ then another 2.10€ for Metro into central Paris
- Tram 7 (not shown on directory) to South East Paris Metro station of Villejuif-Louis Aragon on Paris Metro line 7 for 2.10€ (Tram) + 2.10€ (Metro)
Some details on where to catch Tram 7 from Orly Airport Terminal 4 (near Parking 3 garage), OrlyVal train (entrance & ticket office near Sortie/Door K) and OrlyBus from island 3 at the bus station (“Gare routière“).
An Orly Airport bus ticket vending machine is shown below. Note the Orly airport bus price has increased to 11.20€ as of Jan. 1, 2023. Although the particular machine below doesn’t have a slot for accepting Euro cash notes, some Orly bus ticket machines will accept cash notes. Other forms of payment accepted include debit card, Mastercard and Visa. All cards must use chip + PIN technology to be accepted.
- the purple card holder area above the credit card slot / pin pad is for recharging Navigo passes at this train ticket vending machine
- coin slot to the right of credit card slot / pin pad accepts Euro coins, minimum denomination is 5 cents
- the metal roller between the two circular buttons is how you make selections on the screen, rolling up or down to change the highlighted item on the screen
- the left red button cancels or goes back, the green button is an OK button
- collect your train tickets, Euro coin change and receipts from the large central slot below the pin pad
A photo of the “Orlybus” Orly Airport Bus stop in Paris at Denfert Rochereau Metro stop. The Orlybus red logo is visible on the bus stop.
Orlybus Ticket machines are available at the bus stop to help speed the boarding process. If you’d like to take advantage of the Navigo Easy Orlybus ticket discount, buy your Navigo Easy card & load your Orlybus ticket at the ticket window inside the Denfert Rochereau station visible in the background of the photo below:
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