How to get from Orly to Paris

How to get from Orly to Paris

Comparison of different modes of transport from Orly (ORY) to Paris

In this article, you will be able to find the necessary information in order to compare all the different means of transport that are available for transfers to the centre of Paris from Orly Airport. Check timetables, prices and our advice on how to reach the French capital, forgetting about the stresses of airport travel.

Every different mode of transport has its advantages as well as different timetables and pricing which we will compare in the following paragraphs. In this way, it will be easier to choose the best option for each individual requirement between: private taxis, public taxis, trains, buses and shuttles.

Out of all the different modes of transport, a Private Taxi is the option that guarantees the most comfortable and flexible option when it comes to meeting the client's specific requirements. This means having a driver (who is booked in advance) that will find you as you enter the Arrivals Hall and who will be easily recognisable as he will be carrying a sign with the client's name on it. By booking this service, you will be able to travel straight to your destination without having to worry about using less trustworthy drivers who may take a longer and more expensive route. The private taxi service is at a fixed price, starting from €45.00 which will then be amended to reflect the distance to be travelled, not the journey time. The costs also depend on other factors so that, travelling with family or a group of friends means the cost per head becomes more economical with prices starting from as little as €13.00 per person! In order to book, go to our Paris airport taxi booking page.

Travel by car from Orly to Paris: some 23 kilometres distant from the city centre

Compare the different transports from Orly Airport



  • 25 minutes
  • Available: 24 hours a day


From €9.00

  • 60 minutes
  • Availability: 05:30 - 21:00



  • 25 minutes
  • Available: 04:57 - 23:42


From €7.00

  • From 75 minutes
  • Available: 05:00 - 22:40

From Orly Airport to central Paris by Private Taxi

A Private Taxi is the quickest and most convenient option for getting to your accommodation or any other required destination in central Paris. Booking a taxi service in advance: a driver will be awaiting your arrival right inside the airport and will be responsible for taking you to where you are staying without having to change vehicles, with no stress and in the shortest time possible.  


When you book a taxi at, you will have the assurance of a professional and punctual shuttle service at a fixed price from ORLY airport to wherever you are staying in central Paris. The cost of the transfer will remain unchanged from the time of booking. In this way, there is no risk of the route being extended unnecessarily and therefore, there is also no risk of seeing the price increasing on the meter compared to what may have been agreed with a local taxi service. You can start your holidays without having to worry and enjoy a comfortable and convenient airport transfer: choose a private taxi service.   

Prices for Private Taxis Orly

From €45.00 (€11.25 per person) for a 4 seater vehicle

How the Taxi service at a fixed price operates

The service is available 24 hours a day

Book in advance on-line,
At the time you want

The service is available 24 hours a day

Pick-up at Orly

Pick-up at Orly.  As you come out of the doors in the Arrivals Hall, you will find your driver waiting for you with a sign showing the name that was on the booking.

The balance will be paid in cash to the driver.

You will pay only a small amount in advance
in order to secure the booking

The balance will be paid in cash to the driver.

Average journey time is around 25 minutes

Private service to your accommodation

The advantages of booking a Private Taxi

The public taxis apply a rate that is based on the time the journey takes. For this reason, it can often happen that the price that has been agreed upon is no longer applicable as some of the less honest drivers try to earn more money by making the journey longer. The private taxis do not apply a tariff that depends on the journey time but a rate that is based on the distance travelled. Therefore, you will be able to take advantage of a fixed rate that is frozen at the time of making your booking.


Book in advance

It is vital that you book the shuttle a minimum of 24 hours prior to the scheduled pick-up time. The reservation can be done on-line 24 hours a day or via the Customer Services desk, in English, from 09:00 to 18:00.

Meeting with the driver

Collect your baggage from the luggage belt, go through passport control and when you come through the doors of the Arrivals Hall, you will find your driver waiting for you with a sign bearing your name for ease of identification.

Remember to carry cash

The driver cannot accept payment by credit card. Make sure that you are carrying enough cash with you to effect full payment.

Flight modifications/cancellations

In the event that your flight is delayed or cancelled, we would request that you let us know by sending a message to the emergency number that is provided in the email confirmation of your booking.

What could be better than travelling directly to your end destination? Choose the fastest and most comfortable service!


From Orly to your accommodation in central Paris with a shuttle service

By booking a seat on the airport shuttle, you will be able to travel from Orly Airport (ORY) to your accommodation in central Paris and share the journey with a maximum of 8 passengers. The airport shuttle from Paris is the perfect combination between a taxi service and the more convenient pricing of the bus services. So, make the decision to travel at a lower cost without sacrificing on comfort: choose the shuttle service from Orly.


There are two terminals at Orly Airport: the West Terminal and the South Terminal. A driver will be waiting for the shuttle passengers in front of the information point in the Arrivals Hall and will accompany each of them to their accommodation in Paris. If you are travelling with your family or a group of friends, the shuttle service will be even more convenient. In fact, the more seats you book, the cheaper the cost per head for the transfer will be. 



The airport shuttle is booked at a fixed price which is locked in at the time of booking. As with a Private Taxi, the price doesn't change according to the duration of the journey. The transfer from Orly to the clients' accommodation in central Paris starts at a price of €9.00 per passenger.


The airport shuttle service is available every day from 05:30 to 21:00 hours. All bookings that are received at least 24 hours in advance of the scheduled journey time are guaranteed.


The shuttle is a service that is shared with a maximum of 8 passengers. For this reason, in the event that there are other passengers who need to be collected from a different terminal, it is vital that you await the driver at the meeting point for up to a maximum of 30 minutes.


The duration of the journey will depend above all on the number of passengers who are booked on the shuttle as well as the destinations which the driver will have to reach. On average, we are talking about 50 to 60 minutes.

The advantages of using an Airport Shuttle

The airport shuttle is the perfect solution for those who want to get to their accommodation without having to lug their suitcases on and off various different means of transport and want to avoid tedious changes from one service to another.  In fact, the driver of the shuttle service will leave each passenger outside the doors of their hotel.


Book in advance

It is vital that you book the shuttle service at least 24 hours in advance of your anticipated transfer time. The booking can be made on-line, 24 hours a day, or via the Customer Service desk.

Meeting with the driver

The driver will await the shuttle passengers in front of the information point inside the terminal. For further information, check the email confirmation that was sent to you at the time of booking this service. It is important that you do not leave the terminal building and that you wait for the driver at the agreed meeting point.

Remember to carry cash

The driver cannot accept payment by credit card. Please ensure that you have sufficient cash with you in order to pay the driver in full.

Flight modification/cancellation

In the event of flight delays or cancellation, we request that you let us know by sending a message to the emergency number that you will find in the email confirmation of your booking.

Recognising your driver

The driver will approach you at the agreed meeting point. You don't need to print off any documents, you just need to provide the name that was given at the time of making your booking.

Choose the convenience of travelling straight to your accommodation without having to make any changes en route.  Share the transfer with a maximum of 8 passengers.


From Orly to central Paris with the RER

Choosing to use the fast train service, (more commonly known as the RER) in order to reach central Paris from Orly airport is one of the cheapest options but not necessarily the most convenient. In fact, it is almost inevitable that you will need to change trains at some point during your journey.


  • From Orly to Austerlitz Station: 25 minutes on the RER C + 10 minutes on the airport bus.  Average journey time: 40 minutes;
  • From Orly to Saint Michel Notre-Dame: 20 minutes on the RER B + 10 minutes with the Orlyval (shuttle service).

Route Map for the OrlyVal + RER (B) from Orly Airport:



A ticket for the RER C from Orly Airport to central Paris costs about 5 euros and can be purchased straight from the ticket machines in the station entrance. The machines accept both cash and credit cards.


The trains run every 15 minutes whereas the bus runs every 20 minutes. The average duration of the journey from Orly Ouest to Paris Austerlitz Station is 25 minutes (RER C) + 10 minutes on the shuttle bus. In other words, a total journey time of 40 minutes. However, from Orly Ouest to Notre Dame, the journey time is 20 minutes (RER B) + 10 minutes on the Orlyval..


RER (B) Timetable to Orly: from 04:53 to 00.15 hours. Timetable to Paris: from 04:50 to 23:50 hours.

The Advantages of Using the RER

The price of a trip with the RER B + the shuttle bus (Orlyval) costs €12.05 whilst the trip on the RER C with the shuttle bus costs €6.25 per ticket. 


Control schedules

The schedules can change during the course of the year and on the day. Check the schedules in advance.

Luggage considerations

The carriages on the RER are often quite crowded, especially during rush hour. Always pay attention to your suitcases and your personal belongings.

Attends to stops

The trains depart from both terminals, (Orly South and Orly West). To reach the station on the upper level, you just need to come out of the Arrivals Hall and head towards the escalators.

From Orly to central Paris with the Orlybus

The Orlybus is a bus service that connects Orly Airport with the centre of Paris and which terminates at Place Denfert-Rochereau. This service runs from 05:35 until 00.00 hours (towards Orly) and from 06.00 until 00.30 hours (towards Paris), with buses arriving every 15 - 20 minutes. The Orlybus is undoubtedly one of the cheaper options available as the ticket costs €8.30. The average journey time is 40 minutes.

Map of the OrlyBus route from Orly Airport:



The journey time will depend on which station you intend to disembark at but the average into central Paris is 40 minutes.


The cost of a one-way ticket is €8.30 and these can be purchased from the automatic ticket machines at the station or on board the bus from the driver.


The Orlybus makes a trip every 20 minutes from 05:35 until 00:00 (towards Orly) and from 06:00 to 00:30 (towards Paris).

Regular bus routes and night buses from Orly Airport to central Paris

The standard buses are obviously not considered to be the most comfortable option but they are probably the cheapest. What follows is all the information you might need in order to make a trip during the daytime or at night on the buses from Orly Airport to Paris.

From Orly Airport with Bus Number 183 to Porte de Choisy

The 183 Bus connects Orly Airport to Porte de Choisy, in other words, the 13th arrondissement. The frequency is approximately every 15/40 minutes but we do recommend that you check in advance as the timetable can change depending on the day. This service is available from 05:35 to 23.54 hours (towards Orly) and from 06:00 to 00:20 (towards Paris). The cost of a one way ticket is just €2.00.

Noctilines N131-N144-N31

The Noctilien buses N131-N144-N31 are the night service buses that connect Orly Airport with central Paris once the regular bus and metro services have finished for the day. The Noctiliens are in operation daily from 00:30 to 05:30 hours every day.

In order to check the timetables and the different routes, check the SCHEDULES AND ROUTE TABLE N131.



  • It takes about 22 minutes from Orly to the Gare de Lyon on the N131 bus;
  • It takes about 45 minutes from Orly to Paris Est with the N144;
  • Approximately 60 minutes from Orly to the Gare de Lyon with the N31.

From Orly to central Paris with Le Bus Direct

Le Bus Direct is in operation daily making the trip from Orly Airport to Paris with stops in the city centre at: Etoile/Champs Élysées, Montparnasse Station, Trocadero/the Eiffel Tower. Le Bus Direct service operates from 05:00 until 22:40 hours (from Paris to Orly Airport) and from 06:00 to 23.40 (from Orly Airport to Étoile/Champs-Élysées). The price of an adult one way ticket is €12.00 whereas, if you buy a return ticket, the cost is €20.00. Children under the age of 11 pay a reduced fare of €7.00 with a return ticket costing €14.00.

Route map for Le Bus Direct to Trocadero (Eiffel Tower):



Le Bus Direct makes a trip every 30 minutes.  Timetable to Orly: from 06:00 to 23.40 hours. Timetable to Paris: from 05:00 to 22:40 hours.


The price of an adult ticket on Le Bus Direct is €12.00 whilst a return ticket costs €20.00. A child's ticket (from 4 to 11 years) costs €7.00 and a return ticket costs €14.00.  It is possible to buy a ticket on board (for an additional €1.00).


The average journey time is around 50 minutes

The advantages of choosing the bus

Orlybus (just one way) is €8.30.
The regular bus service (one way) costs €2.00.
The cost via Le Bus Direct (one way) is €12.00.


Luggage considerations

Do not place valuable or fragile items in any cases that are to be stored in the trunk of the bus. If you are using the regular bus service, make sure that you don't lose sight of your luggage and ensure that the bags are properly closed. Pickpockets tend to focus on places that are full of people - such as the buses and the metro.

Control schedules

You should check the timetable for your trip in advance as this can change depending on the day or the time of year.

Remember your tickets

Make sure you keep the tickets for your journey. In the event of checks, it will be necessary to show a valid ticket.

Questions and answers regarding airport transportation

Orly Airport is located about 25 kilometres from central Paris. The different modes of public transport from this airport into Paris are generally quite quick but it is nearly always necessary to make a change in order to arrive at your required destination. A private taxi or a car would take around 30 minutes in normal traffic conditions.

Transport from Orly to your accommodation in central Paris

Enjoy a private trip that's direct, at the time you want and, above all, at a fixed price!


Choose the convenience: share the transfer with a maximum of 8 passengers.