Paris-Orly Airport (Ouest)

Paris, FR


Getting into Paris

Plenty of transport options

There are many ways to travel between Orly airport and the city of Paris. If you’re looking to get there quickly and cheaply, we suggest taking the train.


Take the Orlyval light rail to Antony station, then change to the RER B train (blue line) in the direction Aeroprt Charles de Gaulle to central stations like St Michel-Notre Dame, Gare du Nord and Châtelet Les Halles. Trains leave every four to seven minutes from 06:00-23:00 and journey time is around 40 minutes (six minutes to Antony).

Note: Keep your ticket with you as you'll need it to change trains and to leave the station at the end of your journey.

Cost: EUR 12 one-way (covers Orlyval, RER and Metro)
Buying tickets: Orlyval/Orlybus booth in the terminals
Location: Stations in both terminals


Orly Airport is quite close to central Paris so taking a taxi can be the quickest route into the city. Prices will vary greatly, depending where in the city you're going, and how much traffic there is. Be aware that there are surcharges of EUR 3 for more than three passengers and EUR 1 per piece of luggage after the first. Tipping is optional but customary.

Cost: EUR 40-50 (more in heavy traffic)


Air France offers a shuttle service between airports and major train stations in the city, 'Cars Air France'. Line 1 links with Gare Montparnasse, Invalides, and Etoile from entrance D of Orly West. Journey time is around one hour. Line 3 takes you to Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Cost: EUR 12.50 into Paris, EUR 21 to CDG Airport
Buying tickets: On the bus, counters in the terminals or onlineLocation: Stops in both terminals

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Getting around the airport


Orly Airport lies 13km south of Paris and is the secondary airport for the city after Charles de Gaulle Airport. It has two terminals, Terminal Sud (South Terminal) and Terminal Ouest (West Terminal). There are train and bus connections to central Paris leaving from both terminals. 

  • South Terminal: Six levels, but most facilities on Levels 0 and 1. Arrivals on Level 0, Departures and gates on Level 1. Gate area is split into Hall A (A gates) and Hall B (B gates).
  • West Terminal: Two levels. Arrivals and baggage claim on Level 0, Departures and gates on Level 1. The central Departures area is connected to four halls: Hall 1 (gates 10A-10P), Hall 2 (gates 20A-20L), Hall 3 (31A-31F) and Hall 4 (40A-40G).

Shuttle train

You can take the driverless Orlyval train between terminals for free. These leave every four to seven minutes from 06:00-23:00 and journey time is only one minute. You can also take this train to Antony station to continue your journey into central Paris on the RER train (you'll need to pay for this journey). 

Locations: South Terminal, between Exits K and J. West Terminal, Exit A    

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Free helmet storage

P0 parking space

If you take a motorbike to the airport, store your helmet for free.
At P0 West terminal only.

P0 West terminal, landside, level -1

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Three options to relax

Air France Lounge

Food, non-alcoholic drinks, Wi-Fi, newspapers and other services.

Terminal Ouest, Hall 3, airside, mezzanine, departures
Opening hours: 05:30-22:30 daily

Iberia VIP Lounge

Open to passengers travelling in Business Plus and Business Class on Iberia, or Iberia Plus Platinum and Gold members, as well as Emerald and Sapphire oneworld customers.

Hall 1, landside, before passport control
Hours: 06:00 - 21:00 daily

OpenSkies Lounge

Snacks, beverages, Wi-Fi and other services. 
Open to passengers travelling in Biz Bed on OpenSkies, Club Europe on British Airways and British Airways Executive Club Gold and Silver members, as well as Emerald and Sapphire oneworld customers.

Hall 3, airside, after security check
Hours: 06:30 - 20:00 daily

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Power Outlets

Get a Chargebox

The airport offers a free mobile charging service called Chargebox. Place your device in one of the lockers with multiple plugs and return to your charged device.

Departures area, airside, floor 1 

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Save on Your Car Rental

Lowest Price Guaranteed

Car rental companies are located in the arrivals hall. You can find the following companies:


Hours: 06:00-24:00 daily 


Hours: 06:30-23:00 Mon-Fri; 06:30-21:00 Sat; 06:30-23:00 Sun


Hours: From first to last flight


Hours: 06:00-24:00 daily


Hours: 06:00-24:00 daily


Hours: From first to last flight 


Hours: 07:00-22:30 Mon-Fri; 07:30-22:30 Sat-Sun


Hours: From first to last flight

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Not available

There are no public showers available at Paris Orly airport.

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Airport hotel

Stay at the Mercure

The 4-star Mercure Hotel is just a half-mile away from the Orly Airport and offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport, making it ideal for a working stay. It has excellent meeting rooms, wireless internet, and a great restaurant with traditional cuisine.

Cost: Rooms start at EUR 88 a night

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US credit card

May not work in train kiosks

If you plan on taking the train or the Métro from the airport you may not be able to use an American credit card to purchase tickets from the kiosk. As the chips are different we recommend changing money at one of the Bureau de Change before heading down to buy your ticket for the Orlyval light rail train.

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Baggage storage

No storage available

Due to security reasons there are no baggage store facilities available at Paris Orly. If you want to explore the city on a layover without your luggage we suggest stopping off at any major train station on your way to the city. They have lockers available for medium-sized bags that you can pick up on your back to the airport.

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Luxury dining options

The West terminal

The West terminal has some of the best dining options in the Paris airports. If you’re looking for a first-rate French dining experience, we suggest making your way to the Seafood Bar Caviar House & Prunier. They serve top quality smoked salmon, roe, tartar, king crab, and lobster, which can be served as a tasting platter with a glass of wine or champagne. Open daily from 9:00am to 7:00pm.

Ladurée may be known for macarons and delicious pastries, but at Orly West they also offer excellent breakfast and lunch options, such as omelettes, soups, and sandwiches. It’s a great place to take in that last bit of French je ne sais quoi before leaving. Open Monday to Sunday form 6:00am to 7:00pm in Hall 2.

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Video games room

Pay attention to the airport layout

If you’re a fan of video games, you’ll love spending some time in the games area that offer the latest games at no cost. There are four locations, in the boarding lounges of Halls 1, 2, 3, and 4. Don’t forget to put down the controller and board your plane!

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Tax refund

South Terminal only

If you qualify for a VAT refund then you will have to get it done in the South terminal. The value of the purchases must exceed EUR 175, they must be taken with you in your carry-on luggage, and it must be claimed within six months of purchasing the goods. Be sure that you have been issued a Retail Export Form and have it validated at a Pablo kiosk. The refund will be processed directly through the store where you made your purchases.

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Connecting to CDG airport

Making the trip between airports

Making the connection for an international flight (or from an international flight) at Charles de Gaulle airport can involve quite a trip. You should leave at least two and a half hours between arriving at one airport and leaving from the other.

Air France offers a shuttle for inter-airport transfers if your flight is through-booked between airports. If you've booked each leg separately, we recommend buying a ticket for the Air France shuttle online (Line 3).

Cost: EUR 21 one-way, EUR 35.50 return

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