How to get from Orly airport to Paris


This guide on how to get from Orly Airport to Paris, will show you the most comfortable options and at the best price to make the transfer to your hotel or to the center of one of the most visited and spectacular cities in the world.

Orly Airport, located 15 kilometers from the center, is the second busiest in the city behind Charles de Gaulle and currently has two terminals: West Orly (sectors 1, 2 and 3) and South Orly (4) , linked with the free Orlyval train.
The airport has a tram, bus, train, taxi and private transport service to make the transfer to the City of Light and to be clear how to get from Orly Airport to the center of ParisWe tell you all the alternatives, with their advantages and disadvantages, so that you can choose the one that suits you best, taking as reference our last trip to Paris in 4 days, in which we landed at this airport.


One of the most common and comfortable means of transport to transfer from Orly Airport to Paris is the bus. Among the best lines that perform this service are:

  • Le Bus Direct: Line 1 of this company will take you from the two terminals to several stops in the center of Paris (Gare de Montparnasse, Eiffel Tower, Trocadéro and Champs-Elysées) in less than 50 minutes for 12 euros or 20 euros, if you buy one way and return. The buses have space for luggage, operate from 05h to 22:30 and have a frequency of about 20 minutes.
  • Orlybus: This bus makes the direct transfer from the two terminals to the Denfert-Rochereau stop, which has connection with metro lines 4 and 6 and the RER B train. The bus, which is operational from 06h to 00: 30h and has a frequency of 10 minutes, it takes half an hour to make the journey and leaves for just over 8 euros.
  • Line 183: This city bus will take you from the South Orly Terminal to the Porte de Choisy stop, which connects to the underground line 7 in 50 minutes for less than 2 euros. This line from Orly to Paris operates from 06h to 00: 30h, with a frequency of 20 to 40 minutes, depending on whether it is rush hour or not.

To stay in Paris we recommend, above all, that the hotel be close to a metro station to have a good connection to the airport and the main tourist attractions of the city.
We chose the Etoile Pereire, which meets these two premises as it is located 5 minutes walk from a metro stop and the Pereire RER. In addition to its good location, the hotel serves a full buffet breakfast and the staff is very pleasant.


Private transfer

The most comfortable option for get to the hotel from Orly Airport It is to book this private transfer. If you hire this service a driver will wait for you at the arrivals hall with a sign with your name and will take you to your accommodation in half an hour, depending on traffic.
It is a means of transport that can be profitable especially if you are a large group having a price of 3-seater tourism of 70 euros, 4 seats 75 euros, 6 seats 100 euros and 8 seats 115 euros .


If you take a taxi at the official stop, located in front of the two terminals, you will get a fixed price of 30 euros if your hotel is in the north of the Seine and 35 euros if it is in the south of the river.

Once you know how to do the transfer from Orly airport to Paris, you can prepare your routes around the city with these personalized guides:

If you land at one of the other two airports in the city you can read this post on how to go from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Paris or how to go from Beauvais airport to Paris.