Paris-Orly Airport Guide (ORY)
Paris-Orly Airport is located 14km (9 miles) south of Paris.
The smaller of two major international airports serving the French capital, Paris-Orly Airport is a short distance to the south of the city. Our Paris-Orly Airport guide includes useful contact details, airport transfer facts and details of airport facilities and accommodation.
A major project is under way to combine the two terminals into a single facility, with a proposed completion date of 2018. Work includes the creation of a new departures area and improvements to access routes and car parking.
Orly South terminal has information desks at gates H and K. Orly West terminal has an information desk in the public area – free guides and maps of Paris and the airport are available here.
From Paris, take the southbound A6 via Porte d'Orléans or Porte de Gentilly and merge onto the A106, which leads to the airport
Rail: The free ADP shuttle provides a frequent link to Pont de Rungis, where RER rapid train service line C runs to St Michel, Invalides and Austerlitz. The Orlyval (tel: 3246; www.ratp.fr) light rail line links Paris-Orly Airport to Antony Station on RER line B, which has Métro connections to Denfert-Rochereau, St Michel and Gare du Nord, as well as connections to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.
The journey time to Gare du Nord in central Paris is around 25 minutes, and the combined Orlyval and RER fare is €11.30.
Bus: Frequent RATP (tel: 3246; www.ratp.fr) buses run to various destinations in Paris, including the city limits (one-way fare: €1.90).
Tram: As of 2013, passengers can travel between Paris and Orly Airport by tram. T7 runs between the airport and Villejuif-Louis Aragon, which is connected to the subway. Trams run every six minutes during peak hours and the journey takes approximately 35 minutes. Single tickets cost €1.70.
Shuttle: Numerous bus routes link the airport to city destinations. The Orlybus (tel: 3246; www.ratp.fr) runs to Place Denfert-Rochereau RER and Métro station (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: €7.20).
Coach: Air France Les Cars coaches (tel: +33 892 350 820; www.lescarsairfrance.com) stop at the Gare Montparnasse, Place de l'Etoile and Gare des Invalides (journey time: 20 to 30 minutes; fare: €12). A service also runs between Orly and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (journey time: 30 to 45 minutes; fare: €20).
Taxi: There are plenty of taxis connecting Paris-Orly Airport to central Paris and suburban destinations from outside the arrivals area. Fares range from €40 to €50 to the city centre and the journey times vary according to the destination and traffic conditions.
There is a HSBC Bank branch in Orly West terminal. Both terminals have ATMs. Bureaux de change facilities are located in Orly South terminal.
Free Wi-FI is available throughout the terminals. There are post offices in the public areas of both terminals.
There are numerous cafés, snack bars and restaurants at Paris-Orly Airport. These include an American style lounge bar in Orly West terminal, and a mixed cuisine restaurant in Orly South terminal.
Paris-Orly Airport boasts a variety of shops, ranging from newspaper stands and gift retailers to jewellery shops and fashion boutiques. Duty-free outlets in both terminals sell a range of perfumes, tobacco, confectionary and alcohol.
Lost and found offices in Orly South (Gate G) and Orly West (Gate I) can deal with missing items.
There is a fully equipped business centre, the Centre Affaires, at Orly South terminal with telephone, photocopying, fax and video facilities as well as meeting space that can accommodate up to 190 delegates. Meeting rooms and are also provided at some nearby hotels, including the Hilton Paris Orly (tel: +33 1 4512 4512; www3.hilton.com).
Paris-Orly Airport is fully accessible to disabled passengers with specialised welcome desks at Orly West exit W on the first floor, and at Orly South exit E on the ground floor, lowered ATMs and public phones, and adapted toilets. Disabled parking spaces are located in all airport car parks. The shuttle buses at the airport can accommodate wheelchair users. Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline before travelling.
Orly West and Orly South terminals both have short-term car parks directly opposite the terminal buildings, which are directly linked to the terminal either by lift or travelator. Long-term and economy car parks also serve both terminals, and are linked by a free shuttle bus service.
Car hire companies at Paris-Orly Airport include: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, National, Sixt, Thrifty and TT Car Transit. Desks for these operators are located in both terminals.