ORLY Paris transfer : How to get from Orly airport to downtown Paris ?
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- Shared Shuttle Transportation
- Parisian Cabs and Suburban Taxis
- The RATP Bus
- LE BUS DIRECT Paris Airport
- Tramway and Metro
- Private Cars with Driver (Chauffeur-driven Car) and Motorcycle Taxi Solutions
- Private Personal Transportation
The trip between Paris and Orly airport, which is located 14 km from the capital, can be completed in approximately 45 minutes by car, excluding traffic congestion in the Paris region. Various means of transport serve this airport hub, which welcomes 30 million passengers per year. Some options are very comfortable and prestigious, such as private cars with chauffeurs, while others offer more economical solutions, like buses. Many tourists also choose shared shuttles to continue their journeys to distant countries. From taxis to bicycles, trams, the RER, buses, motorcycle taxis, or personal cars, there is plenty of choice.
Regarding the metro, unfortunately, the Grand Paris metro station in this area is only expected to be operational by 2024. The project involves the extension of Metro lines 18 and 14 to the airport. When choosing a means of transport, in addition to considering price and comfort, the booking time and potential delays due to rush hour are crucial to ensure timely arrival at the airport. A person just leaving the airport must find a fast and secure means of transport with ample space for luggage. To help organize your trip, here is a summary of possible airport transportation solutions, including their pros and cons.
Shared Shuttle Transportation
For flights departing from Orly, there are many shuttle operators running from the center of the capital to the airport. These services operate between 5 am and 11 pm. The journey typically does not exceed 1 hour and 20 minutes, depending on traffic conditions and time of day. During hours and days when traffic is less dense, the transfer may not last more than 40 minutes. If you need to get to the airport during the night, an additional fee will be added to the fare.
Companies offering such services take flight delays into account. The schedule is adjusted according to the departure time or arrival of the aircraft. The shuttles are comfortable, air-conditioned vehicles such as the Citroën C5 or VW Caravelle. These vehicles can accommodate varying numbers of people and luggage, and no additional charge is applied for baggage. This is why travelers appreciate sharing rides in this type of transport. In addition, drivers are familiar with the Paris region and will have no trouble delivering the traveler to the specified destination. Shared shuttle service is always available during the trip. It’s worth noting that transfer prices are fixed and can be obtained over the phone. They do not change even in case of traffic issues, accidents, flight delays, etc. In general, you can expect to pay 20 euros for adults and double for a couple, and 12 euros for children under 12 years old.
Quotation-Based Service and Transparent Pricing
Some shuttle services, like ours for example, offer transfers from the Paris Nord station in the 10th district to Orly. In their packages, car seats for children are generally free. Reservations can be made via telephone call or SMS from 8 am to 8 pm every day. For more details on a shuttle service company’s offers, it is advisable to request a quote on its website. As another example of a shared shuttle, consider this: If you arrive at the airport and want to visit Disney on your first visit to Paris, Paris Orly Disney Shuttle offers transportation with bilingual drivers in a friendly vehicle accommodating up to 8 people with luggage. This service also handles transfers from the airport to your designated location with the Disney Orly private formula. There is also the VIP Transfer Orly Disney option that takes customers to events or meetings in a luxury car. Transport cars of this company are equipped with GPS. Veolia also offers this kind of semi-private shuttle.
Parisian Cabs and Suburban Taxis
Parisian taxis service the Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, and Val de Marne. As for suburban taxis, they operate in Val d’Oise, Essonne, Yvelines, and Seine-et-Marne. The travel time between Orly and these places ranges between 30 minutes and 1 hour and 30 minutes. The only existing highway to reach Orly airport (A106) often experiences heavy traffic during peak hours. Additionally, accessing Orly from the 14th or 13th arrondissements can be challenging. Thus, by using the A1 and A6 highways, traffic congestion can be avoided. The fare for a traditional taxi from Orly to central Paris ranges between 35 to 75 euros. For a suburban taxi, fares to reach Versailles range from 65 to 90 euros.
The advantage of taking a taxi is that it can take you directly to your desired location in comfort. If you’re traveling in a group, it is usually more cost-effective to reserve a minivan. Please note that since March 2016, flat rates have been applied for the route between Orly and Paris (30 to 35 euros from Orly to the Left Bank or Right Bank). This price does not include additional costs or surcharges. The reservation cost is €5. The transfer takes approximately 30 to 50 minutes. The downside to this method is the possibility of encountering a dishonest or rude driver. It’s important to note: the taxi driver may refuse credit card payments and require payment in cash.
The RATP Bus
This method of transportation is the most economical, but also the slowest to reach the airport. For example, the cost of bus route 183 from Paris (Porte de Choisy station) to Orly is 1.92 euros. The trip takes about an hour. You can also get to Orly by taking line 91.10 on the Albatrans network for 2 euros, departing from the Massy TGV train station. This journey takes about 35 minutes. As for the RATP line 191 and 100, they service Yerres and Rungis and reach Orly airport’s south or west terminal in 20 to 45 minutes. Let’s not forget also the line 144 that connects the East Railway Station in Corbeil-Essonnes, from the station to the south terminal. For those who travel at night, they can take the RATP bus line N31 or N131.
These two lines operate the transfer between 0:30 and 5:30. The first begins at the Gare de Lyon, heads to the Gare d’Austerlitz and Place d’Italie, and stops at Orly airport south. Also, the other bus departs from the Gare de Lyon to Brétigny, then passes through to access Orly. The rate is 3 RATP tickets, and the total cost is 5.40 euros.
You can also opt for the Orlybus 283 shuttle which runs between Paris Place Denfert-Rochereau and Orly in half an hour. The first departure is at 5:00 am and the last one is at 11:35 pm from Monday to Thursday, and on other days and holidays, it’s at 0:05 minutes. The fare is 6.90 euros and the bus runs to stop every 20 minutes, taking about thirty minutes.
Remember that the bus is often full, so if you have a lot of luggage, this option may not be feasible. The Navigo transportation pass is accepted in Zones 1 to 4.
This bus also services Roissy and Paris-Opéra to Charles de Gaulle Airport. The bus departures are every quarter of an hour to half an hour. The trip takes an hour and vehicles are not wheelchair accessible. If you choose public transport, you must anticipate potential issues such as congestion and bus delays. It’s better to have a plan B to ensure you don’t miss your flight.
LE BUS DIRECT Paris Airport
LE BUS DIRECT Paris airport shuttles are certainly more expensive but they offer much more comfort than other buses. For example, you have access to WiFi in the vehicle. These shuttles run between the airport and central Paris (Gare Montparnasse station, Invalides, Arc de Triomphe), performing round trips every day from 6 am to 11 pm. Fares range from 17 to 25 euros and the Navigo pass is not accepted. This network requires a specific ticket. If you are carrying a lot of luggage or travelling with children, this method is very convenient, as the shuttle can pick you up directly from your location.
This service is available in 22 municipalities surrounding the capital of France. Note that the Air France shuttles have been renamed and are now called “LE BUS DIRECT Paris Airport.” The advantage of this mode of transportation is that payment can be made aboard the bus. Rates are between 12 and 17 euros. The service operates from 6 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week. Note that the vehicles of LE BUS DIRECT are wheelchair accessible.
Tramway and Metro
The RER is also available between the airport and the center of Paris. To utilize this, take the RER B to Antony station. Once there, board the Orlyval automated metro to reach Orly West. To access Orlyval, go through gate A in the west terminal and gate K in the south terminal. Don’t forget to purchase a special ticket for the metro. In case the RER isn’t available, you can also reach the airport via metro line 7 heading towards Villejuif. At the end of the RATP subway line, transfer to tramway T7 and disembark at Orly South station.
You can also take the same T7 tramway from Orly Airport station to reach the heart of Paris. This tramway also stops at the base of the South terminal in the green parking lot P3. From the end of the line 7 subway, you can reach Chatelet-les-Halles. As for the RER C, it connects the center of Paris and Orly. Then, you need to board the “Paris by train” bus to the Pont de Rugis station. The combined RER, metro, and Orly airport shuttle ticket costs €6.10.
Private Cars with Driver (Chauffeur-driven Car) and Motorcycle Taxi Solutions
The first form of transportation is mainly targeted at business clients and high-end tourists. Companies offering this service provide prestigious cars, or air-conditioned minibuses to your destination. The fare is relatively high, ranging from 120 to 180 euros. The service is by reservation only. The same applies for motorcycle taxis. You need to book in advance if you want to utilize this mode of transport. They connect the main cities in the Paris suburbs, railway stations, and Orly airport. For a route in any district during the day, motorcycle taxis charge between 50 to 70 euros. For the Paris airport route, the calculation is based on a fee of 25 to 30 euros for care and 2 euros for each kilometer traveled.
Private Personal Transportation
You can also drive your own car if you are coming from other regions and provinces of France. This could be a cheaper option. Indeed, various modes of transport impose stops and operate within certain hours. By using your personal vehicle, you can avoid the high cost of taxis, stress related to monitoring baggage, and can arrive at your destination at a time that suits you best. On the other hand, the disadvantage for those who bring their own vehicles is that they have to pay for airport parking fees, which can be quite expensive.