Orly Airport, Paris
When we inquired at the airport about getting into central Paris from Orly airport, they suggested the best way to get to our hotel in the 5th Arr. was taking the Orly Bus to Denfert-Rochereau where we got the metro to our hotel, the cost was 6.90€ for the bus and 1.25€ for the metro by buying a carnet of 10 tickets for the metro. The bus runs every 15-20 minutes and takes 20-30 minutes to get to Denfert-Rochereau. We bought our tickets at the information booth inside the airport, along with our museum passes, there is a bus stop just for the Orly Bus that is very well marked. Validate the ticket when you get on the bus.
Other options, including the RER, Les Cars Air France bus and regular buses, to get from Orly to Paris can be seen here. The regular bus takes longer but is cheaper, the RER is more expensive and wouldn't have been any quicker as you have to take the ORLYVAL light train to get to the RER.
My experience with Supershuttle Paris was awful. I had a reservation for 7/9/2011. My flight was slightly delayed and no transportation service was available as agreed. I phoned the company and was told the shuttle had left and that the next available shuttle would arrive three hours later. The operator himself said that I would be better off getting other means of transportation and that I would be FULLY REFUNDED. After a month, and after several emails (with no response), I have not yet been reimbursed the 24 Euros charged to my Visa account.
South of Paris there is the second biggest airport of the city: Orly Airport. This is the busiest airport for national flights, and the second one in France according to the total number of departures.
The airport has two terminals. Orly-Sud is the one where mostly intercontinental flights depart: to the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and North-America. Orly-West has mostly national and some continental departures. These two terminals are connected by the OrlyVAL, a metroline that runs every few minutes and that also connects with the RER-line.
This RER-line is the fastest connection to the city-centre. Take line B to go to the centre, or to go to the other airport: Charles-de-Gaulle. A trip to the centre takes about 35 minutes. Another way to get to the centre is by taking the Orlybus, that goes directly to Denfert-Rochereau, a square in the south of the centre.
There are no TGV-connections directly to Orly. You'll have to take the RER/Metro to get to the nearest trainstation.
From Orly airport : take Orlyval, an automatic metro which joins in 7 min Antony.
There are frequents departures.
At Antony, take the RER line B direction Paris. The terminus put on the signs are : Aeroport Charles de Gaulle or Mitry Claye.
Stop at Chatelet 20 min later. You are in the center of Paris. You can stop before if your hotel is on the Left Bank (example : stop at St Michel if your hotel is in the Quartier Latin).
At Chatelet, you can take the RER line A which crosses Paris East - West. For one direction, you only must cross the plateform to access to the line A.
Price : 10.35 euros including Orlyval
Orlyval only (if you have a pass or a carte orange for zone 3) : 7 Euros.
Be aware :
- to the pickpockets
- Chatelet is always a busy station and it is a crossroad of the main lines of Paris. So look at the signs.
There are a number of ways of getting from Paris’ two airports to the City.
Taxi, Shuttle, and the RER all have different advantages.
A taxi ride to the city from Orly will cost from 30 to 45 Euro, depending on the location in Paris and traffic, while from Roissy it will be a little more, from 35 to 55.
There are regular shuttle services from both airports to the city.
The Roissybus goes to Opéra in the North of Paris and costs 8.40 Euro, and the Orlybus, at 5.80 Euro, will drop you off in Denfert-Rochereau, in the South of Paris.
Both these locations are major landmarks with easy access to the Metro and various bus lines.
You can take the RER from Roissy directly from the terminal and it will cost 8 euro to get to any metro or RER stop within the city limits.
From Orly there is the "Orlyval train" to get you to the RER and into Paris, costing a total of 9 Euro to get anywhere in the city.
Check the website below for more detailed and excellent information.
Orly airport is located just outside of Paris (19 or so kilometers) and handles both discount and regular airlines. The airport is fully featured and modern. The easiest way to get there is to take a cab but only during non-traffic periods. Otherwise you will spend a small fortune. However if you don't care since you have so many bags - well, so be it.
Alternatively, you can take the Orlyval metro from Orly (a dedicated metro line that only goes between the Airport and the RER station at Arceuil called "Antony". From here take RER B (cost is about 4-5 euros iirc) and ride it for about half an hour to Chatelet Les Halles. This is the metro station Arrondissement 1 - so right downtown Paris. From here catch whatever line you need to get to your final destination. Since you are going from Train to Metro, you will have to buy a metro ticket (1.30 euros).
ORLYVAL is a automatic (driverless) metro line that links the Orly airport and the RER station "Anthony", from there you have an access to the RER network which will join to the metro network in some next stations.
it takes approximately 35 minutes between Orly/Châtelet and 45 minutes between Orly/Charles de Gaulle Etoile.
It cost about 9 euro.
It's easy a cheaper way to go to Paris.
They charged me 9,05 Euro from airport Orly to Paris downtown.
Since I was staying in Crèteil I figured out that you can save some money to go from here and away, you just need time.
You go with the Metro 7 to Porte de Choisy. From there you take Bus 183(attention, not all go to Airport). You have to buy two tickets à 1,40 Euro. Ideally you still have a daycard or carte d'orange.
Time from Porte de Choisy is about 50 minutes, so you might prefer to spend more Euros to be quicker.;-)
Use the following lines to get to and from the Orly airport :
Orlyval (RER B to Antony then Orlyval to Orly Ouest and Orly Sud), special fare rate.
Orlybus (Denfert-Rochereau / Orly Ouest and Orly Sud), special fare rate..
RER C (get off at Pont de Rungis - Orly airport, then take shuttle for Orly Ouest and Orly Sud).
Bus 183 (Porte de Choisy-Metro / Orly airport - South terminal).
Bus 285 (Villejuif-Louis Aragon-Metro / Juvisy-RER).
Bus 292 (except Sundays : Rungis Marché International / Savigny-sur-Orge ZAC Les Gâtines).
Noctambus Line I (night service only : Orly Sud), special fare rate.
FROM CDG AIRPORT
Charles de Gaulle airport :
Maps of bus lines that link Paris and the airport Charles de Gaulle airport, gates 1 and 2.
Bus 351 Nation / Roissypôle Gare RER.
Bus 350 Gare de l'Est / Roissypôle Gare RER.
Use the following lines to get to and from the Charles de Gaulle airport :
Roissybus (Paris - Opéra / Charles de Gaulle airport, gates 1, 2 and 3), special fare rate.
RER B (2 stations within the airport zone : Charles de Gaulle airport 1, and Charles de Gaulle airport 2 - TGV. You may have also noticed the term "Roissy-Rail"; this is sometimes used to name the part of the RER B line between Paris Gare du Nord and the Charles de Gaulle airport.
Air France Coach
Line 1 : Invalides / Orly
Departure from Paris :
From 5:45 am to 11:00 pm Invalides, Air France Terminal
Montparnasse, rue du Commandant Mouchotte
Departure from Orly :
From 6:00 am to 11:30 pm
Orly Sud : Exit K
Orly Ouest : Exit D - Arrival Level
Every 15 minutes
Single fare : 7.50 euros*
Paris to Orly West and Orly Sud :
From 5.35 am* to 11 pm*
Departure from Paris to Orly :
From 6 am to 11:30 pm* Place Denfert-Rochereau
Departure from Orly to Paris :
Orly Sud : Exit H
Orly West : Exit J, Arrival Level
Average trip time between Denfert-Rochereau and Orly : 25 minutes.
Frequency every 15 to 20 minutes
Single fare : 5.70 euros*
Bus 183 from Orly Airport to Paris,
Porte de Choisy (Chinatown)
Duration = 60 to 90 minutes
Price = 1 ticket or 1 Euros
2 options, same prices:
BUS 285 to Metro Line 7 (20-40 minutes)
BUS 183 to metro Line 7 (60-90 minutes)
We have 2 airports around Paris: Orly and Roissy Charles de Gaulle. The best way is definitly the train (RER).
20 km in the south of Paris
2 terminals 'orly sud' and 'Orly Ouest'
Roissy Charles de Gaulle:
40 km in the north-est of Paris
More informations in english:
Paris has two airports, Aéroport d'Orly, 16km south of central Paris, and Aéroport Charles de Gaulle, 27km to the north. Flights run daily to all parts of the country, but the high-speed TGV (train à grande vitesse) train services are usually more convenient. Charles de Gaulle is a major international hub, so you shouldn't have any trouble finding a flight, regardless of where you're flying.
There are six major train stations in Paris, each of which handles traffic to different parts of France and the rest of Europe. The most spectacular route is the Channel Tunnel (or Chunnel) between London (via Folkestone) and Paris (via Calais), a trip that takes only three hours. TGV services also link Paris with Amsterdam and Brussels.
Euroline buses run from Paris to cities all over Europe. Hoverspeed runs bus-boat-bus combos from London, but with the convenience of the Channel Tunnel routes you'd have to be pretty hard pressed to consider it. There are also ferries and hovercraft between Ireland and France.
There are dozens of ways to get to and from Paris' airports, from rapidfire shuttle trains to the standard assortment of pokey public buses, private shuttles and taxis. There's even a bus that runs solely between the two airports. Say what you will about driving around Paris, but the city's public transportation is world class.
The most charming of Paris' public transport options, the underground Métropolitain (and its sister system, the RER), is a simply massive network. No matter where you are, chances are there's a metro station within a few blocks. Likewise, the public bus system covers everywhere, but its hours are laughable and don't even try to hop aboard on Sunday or a holiday. The Noctambus network takes over in the heavily trafficked areas once both the underground and the day buses go to sleep.
In case you hadn't guessed it, driving around Paris is a job best reserved for the terminally aggressive - if you don't have lots of time to kill, you're better off taking public transport. Likewise with bicycles: Parisians don't much like to share the road, and bikes aren't allowed on the metro. There are river shuttles along the Seine, but these cater more to gawking tourists than to commuters.
TRANSPORT FROM THE AIRPORTS
RoissyBus/Orlybus: These are available at the respective airport, and make an express trip into the city. The Roissybus drops at the Place de l'Opera and the Orlybus drops at Denfert Rochereau. Buses operate regularly all day long, tickets are approximately $12 per person each way.
Air France buses also take people into the city from both airports, with several stops available. Anyone is welcome to use this bus service. Please inquire at the airport information counter for details.
RER Trains: these trains serve the city from both airports, and can be used to connect to metro trains in Paris. For travelers arriving with baggage, this may not be ideal due to crowded trains and stations that have stairs and/or turnstiles.
Paris is served by two airports: Charles de Gaulle- Roissy and Orly. The best way to get to Central Paris is to use the RER.
You can also get there by train: EUROSTAR trains from London, THALYS from Brussels and Amsterdam, TGV from all over France.
The best way to get around Paris is to use the METRO. A single ticket is around 8 FFR.