Coming to Paris? Find out all the ways you can transfer between Orly airport and Paris!

Paris-Orly airport is the second largest airport in France after Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle. Because of its importance, this air hub is well served and offers you many options for your transfers. Located 10 kilometres south of Paris, transferring between Orly airport and Paris is easy.

But between shuttle buses, RER trains, taxis and private drivers, it’s sometimes hard to know what to choose. To help you find your way around, here’s a guide to making your transfer between Orly airport and Paris as easy as possible!

By bus or shuttle: the cheapest way

Orly airport is served by a large number of buses and shuttles. This is obviously one of the cheapest means of transport. However, it is also one of the slowest, especially if you use it during rush hour. For your transfer between Orly airport and Paris, you can choose between different shuttle services:

Direct Bus

  • Duration: 60 minutes (Paris-Etoile), 50 minutes (Trocadéro), 40 minutes (Montparnasse train station)
  • Fares: €12 for an adult, €7 for a child (plus €1 for purchases from the driver), free for children under 4.
  • Timetable: service every 20 minutes. Every day, 6am-0.30am (Orly airport)/ 5.50am-11.30pm (Paris-Etoile)

This shuttle service offers a convenient way to get to Paris. Line 1 of Bus Direct runs every day of the year to Paris-Étoile, via Trocadéro, the Eiffel Tower and Gare Montparnasse. Buses run approximately every 20 minutes.

Bus Direct Line 1 serves Orly 1-2-3-4. Simply follow the Bus signs to the nearest stop. These are as follows

  • Orly 1-2-3: level 0, Gate 18a
  • Orly 4: level 0, Gate 47d or Gate 48a


Orly Bus
  • Duration: approximately 30 minutes
  • Fares: €8.70 for a trip to or from Paris
  • Timetable: service every 10-20 minutes. Every day, 6am-0.30am (Orly airport) / 5.35am-midnight (Paris and Place Denfert Rochereau)

Orlybus also offers a convenient bus service to Paris. It runs daily to Place Denfert Rochereau. Orlybus serves Orly 1-2-3-4 (from Paris) and Orly 4 (to Paris).

As with Bus Direct, just follow the Bus signs:

  • Orly 4: level 0, Gate 47d, Stop 5

Public buses

Public bus from Orly to Paris
  • Duration: approximately 30 minutes (line 183) / 25 minutes (Noctilien)
  • Fares: €2 (line 183) / €6 (Noctilien)
  • Timetable: service every 30 minutes, from 5.35am to 12.15am (line 183) / service every 30 to 60 minutes, all night long (Noctilien)

For public transport, you can take line 183 or the Noctilien.

  • The 183 serves Pont de Rungis (RER C) and terminates at Paris-Porte de Choisy.
  • The Noctilien, on the other hand, integrates the N131 line (which is also the most recommended). It serves both terminals and is faster than the other 3, the N22, N31 and N144. The N131 gets you to Gare de Lyon in around 25 minutes.

As with the shuttle buses, all you have to do is follow the Bus signs to reach the stops. All lines have a stop at Orly 4, and the N131 also has a stop at Orly 1-2-3.

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By RER: the fastest

RER journey from Paris to Orly
  • Duration: approximately 25 minutes (RER C and RER B)
  • Fares: €6.35 (RER C shuttle + RER) / €12.10 (RER B Orlyval + RER)

RER B and C trains run close to Orly airport.


The nearest RER C stop is at Pont de Rungis. To get there, you’ll need to take the Go C Paris shuttle.
Stops are located at

  • Orly 1-2: level 0, Gate 15a, Stop 7
  • Orly 4: gate 47d


The nearest RER B stop is at Antony. To get there, take the Orlyval automatic shuttle. Once you arrive at the RER B stop, check that the train is departing from Massy-Palaiseau or St Rémy-lès-Chevreuse.
The stops are :

  • Orly 1: level 1, near Gate 12d
  • Orly 4: level 0, near gate 48a

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By private shuttle: the most comfortable

Orly airport
  • Duration: 1h30 on average
  • Fares: approximately €18
  • Times: to be chosen directly when booking (subject to availability)

The private shuttle is somewhere between a shared shuttle and a taxi. It is generally a luxury car reserved in advance for a group or for you alone. Your driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel in central Paris.

This is one of the most reliable, safe and comfortable forms of transport, especially at night. However, it is also one of the most expensive. To reach your private shuttle, follow the signs for pre-ordered vehicles.

By taxi to and from the airport: most available

taxi in Paris
  • Duration: 1 hour on average
  • Fares: €36 (Paris left bank) / €44 (Paris right bank)
  • Timetables: flexible, subject to availability

Taxis are a simple and comfortable way of getting to the centre of Paris. A flat-rate taxi fare applies for journeys from the capital to Paris airports and vice versa. At the airport, taxi ranks are located in front of the terminals. All you have to do is follow the taxi signs out of the baggage reclaim area.

Please note that only vehicles located in official taxi ranks are authorised to operate. We therefore recommend that you decline any offer of transport in the terminals from unofficial taxis.

You can also opt for shared taxis, which operate on the car-sharing model. They offer definite savings compared with a private taxi. Booking is compulsory and the fare is fixed in advance and guaranteed. You’ll find them towards pre-ordered vehicles, as with private shuttles.

Hire a car at Orly airport

Road to orly airport

Are you visiting Paris for several days and planning to discover other places in the surrounding area? Renting a car directly from Orly airport is a good solution. All you have to do is book your vehicle in advance. All you have to do is go to the rental counter to collect your car!

Find your rental vehicle in Roissy-CDG from €15 per day!

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