Buses to and from Paris Orly Airport (ORY)

Orly is a large airport serving the city of Paris, and is the second largest airport in France, with over 25 million passengers per annum. The airport is located approximately 13km, or 8.1 miles from Paris centre, and to the south of the city, whereas the larger Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport lies to the north of Paris. Paris Orly is hub for many airline companies, and handles the largest number of domestic passengers out of all the airports in France. Passengers can use a variety of transport options, to get to or from the airport, which include numerous Orly bus services. Some of the buses are operated by the RATP Company, while Air France manages the others.

The airport consists of two terminals, known as the Orly South and Orly West buildings, and both are served by several bus services. One of the most commonly used buses is referred to as the Orlybus, and there is also a night bus that operates during later hours. The Val d’Europe Airports shuttle, or VEA offers transport between the airport and Disneyland Paris, as well as to many of the resort hotels, and the airline company Air France operates two bus lines from Orly . The buses at the airport mainly depart from outside the arrival areas, and are therefore most convenient for the majority of passengers. They are also the most cost effective form of transport.

The Paris Orlybus

The Orlybus at Paris Orly Airport stops just outside entrance H at the south terminal, and at entrance D at the arrival level of the west terminal. The bus is available every fifteen to twenty minutes, and provides an important link between the airport and the Denfert-Rochereau station in central Paris. This station is located in Montparnasse of Paris, on the southern side of the River Seine, which happens to divide the city in two halves. The journey to the station on the Orlybus will take approximately half an hour, and a ticket will cost €6.90. The Orlybus is also available in the alternative direction, at approximately the same frequency.

Bus services 183, 285 and 292

These three bus routes are operated by the RATP transport company of Paris, and provide links between the airport and various destinations. From Paris Orly , the bus 183 takes passengers to Porte de Choisy, and departs from the Orly South Terminal every half an hour. The journey will take approximately forty minutes, but the bus fare is only €1.90. Passengers who need to reach the South Terminal from the West Terminal can use the Orlyval shuttle train which operates free of charge.

The 285 bus travels from the Orly South Terminal to the Villejuif – Louis Aragon metro station in about a fifteen minute journey, while the 292 bus leaves from the South Terminal and takes passengers to the Savigny-sur-Orge RER C station. This bus is available from Monday to Saturday, every ten to twenty minutes, and the journey is about half an hour.

Les Cars Air France Buses

Air France is one of the main airline carriers at many of the French airports, and the larger Charles de Gaulle Airport is a hub for this airline company. From both Paris Orly and Charles de Gaulle, Air France operates a few bus lines that are most useful to passengers. At Paris Orly Airport, the Cars Air France Line 1 bus connects the airport to various areas, including the Gare Montparnasse, Invalides and Étoile, and can be taken from both terminals. From Paris Orly South, the buses depart from entrance L, and at the West Terminal, from entrance D on the arrival level. The bus fare for the 35 minute journey is €11.50. The Line 1 Cars Air France buses are also available at frequent intervals. The Les Cars Air France Line 3 buses link Paris Orly and Paris Charles de Gaulle Airports, and a single journey is about €19.00. The journey is also quite long (about an hour), as Charles de Gaulle Airport is located to the north of Paris.

The VEA shuttle and airport night buses

The VEA shuttle is available from Level 0, Platform A and Entrance 1 of the Paris-Orly West terminal, and from the bus station, Platform 2 and at Entrance G at the Paris-Orly South terminal. They stop every half an hour at the airport, and serve several hotels which include the Disney’s Hotel Newport Bay Club, the Disney’s Hotel Santa Fe, the Disney’s Hotel NewYork, the Disney’s Hotel Cheyenne and the Disneyland Hotel. The VEA shuttle operates between 08:30 and 19:30 from the airport, and between 08:30 and 19:00 from Disneyland Paris.

The night buses that serve Paris Orly are known as the Noctilien 31 and the Noctilien 131, and the first mentioned travels to the Gare de Lyon, while the second takes passengers to the Brétigny RER.

Passengers can find out all details regarding the Orly bus services from the information counters in the arrival areas of the two terminal buildings.