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Paris Orly Airport Taxis (ORY)

Paris Orly is the second largest airport in France, and serves the city of Paris, along with the Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, which is the busiest in the country, and a few other smaller airports, such as Le Bourget Airport. The airport is also sometimes referred to as the Villeneuve-Orly, and has the official code of ORY. Over 25 million passengers pass through this airport every year, and it is an establishment that is well equipped with facilities and transport options. Many passengers travel by Orly taxis to their next destination, as it is a convenient and quick form of transport in the city. Taxis are however, the most expensive way to travel.

The Airport is located approximately 13km from the city centre of Paris, and covers an area that includes two departments and seven communes. The areas surrounding the airport include Wissous, Athis-Mons, Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, Rungis, Orly and Massy, and the larger areas of Antony, Créteil, Les Ulis and Évry lie nearby as well. The airport consists of two terminal buildings, named as the Paris-Orly South and Paris-Orly West terminals, due to their location on the airport grounds, and from both terminals, taxis are available.

There are two types of taxis at Paris Orly Airport. There are the Paris taxi companies and the suburban taxi companies, and they both cover different areas. The Paris companies include Alpha Taxis (01 45 85 85 85), Les Taxis Bleus (0 891 70 10 10) and Taxis G7 (01 47 39 47 39). These taxis cover the area of Paris, as well three bordering departments, which are Hauts-de-Seine – department 92, Seine-Saint-Denis – department 93 and Val-de-Marne – department 94. The suburban taxi company is the Association des entrepreneurs de taxis de banlieue d’Orly, and they can be contacted at 01 46 87 12 00. The suburban taxis cover four bordering departments, including Essonne – department 91, Val-d’Oise – department 95, Yvelines – department 78 and Seine-et-Marne – department 77.

Although there are always taxis available, passengers are welcome to call and reserve a taxi service in advance of their arrival flight. Passengers should however, only use the services of the official Paris Orly Airport taxis, as any other company or individual is not permitted to offer transport from the airport. Any offer made by someone in the arrival halls should be declined, and the incident can be reported to the appropriate airport officials. The legitimate taxi operators will always be at the taxi rank, waiting by their vehicles for passengers. In Paris-Orly South, Paris taxis are found at exit M, and suburban taxis at exit L, while at Paris-Orly West, Paris and suburban taxis are found outside exit B, on the arrivals level.

Taxi fares in France are calculated according to a meter, which is a device in the taxi that records the number of kilometres travelled on the journey. However, this fare will not include additional costs, such as an airport surcharge, fees for luggage loaded, and fees for more than four passengers. Additional costs and the average taxi fare should always be discussed with your taxi driver before leaving the airport, and if possible, find out the average cost to your destination beforehand. In this way, you will avoid being overcharged. Taxi fares will also be more expensive when travelling on Sundays and public holidays, or during later hours in the evening, or earlier morning hours. In the suburbs, taxi fares are more between the hours of 19:00 and 07:00, while in Paris, they are more expensive from 17:00 to 10:00. Passengers can expect to pay about 15% more for journeys during these hours. A few popular destinations travelled by Orly taxis and their fares (weekdays and Saturdays) are listed below.

Paris Taxis:  Porte Maillot - €51.00, Notre Dame - €39.00, Gare de l’Est - €48.00, Porte de Versaille - €40.00, Gare Austerlitz - €39.00 and the Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport - €77.00. Suburban Taxis may take passengers to the following destinations:  Evry – Gare RER at €26.30, the Versailles Château - €43.00, Massy – Gare TGV at €28.00, Juvisy – Gare centrale at €15.00 and the Disneyland Paris Hotels - €72.00. Passengers can request their taxi to take them to any destination, and many people prefer a taxi as it is a more direct form of transport than a bus or train. Taxis will always take you to the curb side of your hotel, residence or place of business. Many parents travelling with young children also sometimes find a taxi to be more convenient, as it is easier to organise.

The taxi company Taxis G7 offers the Horizon service which is designed for disabled or reduced mobility passengers wishing to travel in the Ill-de-France region, and they can be contacted at 01 47 39 00 91. The company also offers a website at http://www.taxisg7.fr.    

Both terminals of the airport have information desks from where further details regarding Orly taxis can be found.