How to get easily from Orly airport to Paris?

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Airport Orly is the second most used airport in Paris. Many international and domestic flights land here and it’s quite busy. There are a lot of ways to get from Orly to Paris. This article will give you the way that Parisians prefer. Remember, in any case you can order a taxi using this link.

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From Orly to Paris by streetcar

When the streetcar line reached Orly, many people thought it was a good alternate transport option. The ticket costs just €2.10, and it is several times cheaper than other options.


Seems too good to be true, but the catch is that the streetcar only reaches the Villejuif-Louis Aragon station. Then you have to transfer to the metro’s line 7. You’ll have to buy two tickets to get to Paris for €2.10 in total. Or you can use a travel card (Navigo or Paris Visite for 1-4 zones).

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Getting from the airport to the metro will take about 45 minutes, and then another 30 minutes on the metro to the center. So it’s cheap, but a long way.

The streetcar runs from 5:30 to 00:30 every 8-15 minutes. It leaves from Orly’s southern terminal (Orly Sud). Just follow the signs.

A bus is the best way to get to Paris


The most popular way is Orlybus. It’s value for both time and money. The bus reaches the metro and RER station Denfert-Rochereau in Paris. The trip is 30 minutes. Ticket costs €11.20, but is free if you have a travel card for 1-4 zones.

The bus makes several stops (the return route is different):

  • Orly terminal 4 (end station)
  • stops at Orly terminals 1, 2, 3 (arrivals)
  • Montsouris Tombe Issoire
  • Arret Parc Montsouris
  • Alesia Rene Coty
  • metro station Denfert-Rochereau (end station). 

The bus operates from 5:35 to midnight.

How to buy a ticket for Orlybus?

Buying an Orlybus ticket is very easy. Find a red machine marked Orlybus at the airport or bus stop. The machine works like all the other ticket machines for any transport in Paris.

You can buy a ticket in machine

Follow these instructions:

  • Choose your language.
  • Then press the right side of the screen.
  • Pick the amount of tickets.
  • Confirm it with «Validate».
  • Pay for the tickets.
  • Take them.

If your flight is early in the morning from Orly, look at nearby hotels here.

Orly Airport, Paris: book hotel in

And that’s it, enjoy your trip! 

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