There are three modes of transportation to get from Orly Airport to the city centre of Paris, bus, taxi and train. The quickest, but the most expensive transfer option is a by taxi. A taxi from Orly airport to Paris will take around 30 minutes, and the price is charged at a flat rate of €35. A cheap transfer option is to take the train. Two trains run throughout most of the day, and tickets cost €12.10 one-way. Another budget transfer option is to take the bus. Buses take around 45 minutes, and cost only €8.30.Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Paris at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.
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Getting from Orly Airport to Paris City
Comparison of the options
How to get from Orly airport to the city centre by taxi
Taking a Orly airport taxi to the city centre of Paris is by far the most convenient transfer option. The journey will take only 30 minutes, and the driver will drop you off directly at your door. Taxis from Orly are charged at a flat rate, and depending on which part of the city centre you’re traveling to, it will cost €30 or €35.
Taxi fare from Orly airport to the city centre
Taxis at Orly airport are charged at a flat rate, if you are travelling to the left bank, it will be €30, and if you are travelling to the right bank, it will be €35.
After the first 4 people, your driver will charge a surplus of €4 per additional person.
Taxis at Orly airport
*Prices will vary depending on the location of your destination in the city.
Taxis are available 24/7 at Orly airport
Where do I get it from?
There are taxi ranks directly outside of both Orly-Sud and Orly-Ouest terminals, so finding one will be easy.
Taking a taxi from Orly airport to the city centre of Paris is by far the quickest and most convenient transfer option. You can sit back and relax while the driver handles your luggage, and takes you directly to the door of your accommodation.
Thanks to the new flat rate fee system for taxis at Orly airport, taking a taxi isn't too expensive. However, if you're on a very tight budget, you may wish to try another transfer option.
How to get from Orly airport to the city centre by train
There are no direct train lines from Orly airport to the city centre of Paris. You will need to take the Orlyval metro to the Anthony Train Station, and then change to lines RER B or RER C. The total journey will cost 12.10€ and will take around 60 minutes.
How much is the train from Orly airport to the city centre?
The total fare from Orly airport to the city centre of Paris will be €12.10 for adults and free for children under the age of 4 years.
You can buy your tickets from a kiosk before you enter the train.
Orlyval airport metro
There is an average waiting time of 7 minutes
The trains run from 06:00 - 23:35
Where do I get it from?
Trains leave from both the Orly-Sud and Orly-Ouest terminal. From each, simply exit the arrivals gate and head to your left and go up the escalator or stairs in front of you. This will take you to the elevated station platform.
Taking a train from Orly airport to the city centre is actually the least convenient option. Tickets aren’t cheap, and the journey time is long. Also, there is no direct route, you will have to make a change at Anthony Train Station to complete your journey.
If you have some time on your hands, and wish to learn a little more about the city's metro lines, then this may be a good opportunity for you. However, if you have a lot of luggage, I would suggest one of the other modes of transportation.
How to get from Orly airport to the city centre by bus
Taking a bus from Orly airport to the city centre is a fairly easy and convenient option. The Orlybus is a direct line that takes you into the city centre in 45 minutes, and costs €8.30 for a one-way ticket. There are also public buses available that cost only €2, but make frequent stops along the way, and take much longer than the Orlybus.
There are also public buses that run throughout the night, meaning there is a bus transfer option 24/7 from Orly airport to the city centre.
How much is a bus from Orly airport to the city centre?
The direct Orlybus costs 8.30€ for a one-way ticket. The slower public day and night buses cost €2 for a one-way ticket. Children under the age of 4 always ride for free.
You can buy your tickets in advance from a kiosk in the arrivals terminal, or directly from your driver on the bus.
Orlybus & Bus 183 at Orly airport
There is an average waiting time of 10 minutes
Day buses run from 05:35 to 00:05, and night buses from 00:55 to 05:00, OrlyBus runs from 06:00 - 00:30.
Where do I get it from?
The bus stop in Orly-Sud can be found just outside of the arrivals entrance D. The bus station at the Orly-Ouest terminal can be found outside of entrance L.
Taking a bus from Orly airport to the city centre is a fairly fast and easy option. With the night buses running throughout the evening and early hours, the buses run 24/7, and only take 45 minutes to reach the centre. However, you will need to hall your luggage onto the bus yourself, and may need to take a taxi from the bus stop in the city centre to your final destination.
The buses from Orly airport don't have very many stops in the actual city centre, so if your final destination is a great distance from one of the stops, you may want to consider another mode of transportation.
How to get from Orly airport (ORL) to the city centre by Le Bus
Tickets from ORL airport to downtown are 12€ for a one-way trip and €20 round-trip. The bus makes three stops at Gare Montparnasse, Tour Eiffel and the Trocadéro before arriving in Champs Elysées.
How much is Le Bus from Orly airport (ORL) to the city centre?
Tickets can be purchased online and are €12 one way or €20 for a round trip. Children under the age of 4 travel for free and those ages 4 – 11 are €7.
Le Bus at Orly airport
There is an average waiting time of 20 minutes
Bus runs from 5:15 to 23:00
Where do I get it from?
The bus stop is located at both the West and South terminals .The West terminal access point can be reached using Exit D and the South Terminal access point can be reached by using Exit L.
Although the journey takes less time than the city bus, it is still more expensive than other options.
This option may be preferable for those interested in on-board wifi, unlimited luggage and a USB charging port in each seat. Otherwise, other transport methods will be quicker and cheaper.
Welcome Pickups transfer
Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line
If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Paris. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.
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Drivers are always on time
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4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage
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20 minute gap between transfers
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Frequently asked questions
How long does it take to get from Orly airport to city center?
Orly Airport is closer than other airports to the city centre, at only 20 km away. In light traffic it will take only 25 minutes to reach the centre by car.
How much is taxi from Orly airport to the city centre?
Taxis at Orly airport are charged at a flat rate. I will cost you 30€ if you are travelling to the left bank, and 35€ if you are travelling to the right bank.
How far is Orly airport from the city centre?
Orly airport is very close to the city centre, so it should only take around 25 minutes by car or taxi. Other means of transportation will take longer.
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