Guide On How To Transfer From Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport
Located in the south of Paris, Orly Airport is the second busiest airport serving the French capital. Some 40 million passengers pass through the airport each year, travelling to destinations as far as away as Polynesia, North America and Africa. Orly Airport is the secondary hub for Air France and as such provides many European routes from the airport. Low fares airlines Transavia, Vueling and easyJet also provide many destinations from Orly.
Orly is connected to the city via roads, rail and buses, with a dedicated automatic light railway connecting the airport to Antony.
Located in the XIIe arrondissement, Gare de Lyon processes an enormous 90 million passengers each year and serves predominantly the South of France and Southern Europe. Services are provided by Thello, TGV, RER and Metro. The station was constructed in 1900 for the World Exposition and the building contains stunning architecture and is located on the picturesque banks of the River Seine.
Passengers travelling from Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport should plan carefully, it is necessary to travel across the centre of Paris which can be confusing and potentially very busy.
Private Taxi from Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport
While Gare de Lyon and Orly Airport are relatively close to each other, the only direct option from Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport is a private taxi. The service from T2 Transfer makes for a comfortable and easy journey. The professional and fully licensed driver will pick you up at Gare de Lyon arrivals, clearly identifying themselves with a placard stating your name. They will then take you to your waiting brand new vehicle. If you have booked children onto the journey there will be age appropriate car seats fitted free of charge.
The driver will then take you on the 30 minute journey, happy to answer any questions you may have about the beautiful sights across Paris or the T2 Transfer service. If you have any questions any other time you can contact T2 Transfer customer services 24/7.
You do not have to pay for your journey until you arrive at Orly Airport and for convenience you can pay in either euros, dollars or pounds.
Prices for the journey can be found below:
1-3 passengers – € 55
1-4 passengers – € 60
1-5 passengers – € 70
1-6 passengers – € 75
1-7 passengers – € 80
1-8 passengers – € 80
Transfers from Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport By Train
Whilst Gare de Lyon is well connected to the suburban rail network, Orly Airport is only connected via an automatic light metro shuttle to the RER B line station at Antony. This shuttle is known as the Orlyval and operates between 0600 and 2335. Using this service it is possible to travel between the two stations with some connections. There are two relatively easy options for this.
The first option is to take the RER A from Gare de Lyon to Chatelet Les Halles where you take the RER B line to Antony and onto the Orlyval.
The second option is to take the Metro line 1 or the RER to Nation. Once there it is the Metro 6 to Denfert-Rochereau where you take the RER B to Antony and onto the Orlyval.
Duration: 58 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
It is possible to catch many different other options changing between RER and Metro lines but they do little more than add time on to your journey between Gare de Lyon and Orly Airport.
There are no mainline rail options between Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport.
Transfer from Paris Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport By Shuttle Bus
There are no direct bus options between Gare de Lyon to Orly Airport, nor are there any easy bus only services. There are however bus options when utilised with the Paris suburban rail network.
The first bus option starts on the Metro line 1 or RER A from Gare de Lyon where you take the train to Nation. From there it is a short hop on Metro line 6 to Denfert-Rochereau where you can take the Orlybus to Orly Airport
Duration: 58 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket each way is €23.30, Child single ticket each way is €13
The second bus option also starts on the suburban rail network. Taking line 1 from Gare de Lyon to Elysees – Clemenceau. Once there take the Metro line 13 to Gaite where Gare – Montparnasse is a short walk away. The Ouibus can then be taken from Gare – Montparnasse to Orly Airport.
Duration: 58 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket each way is €10, Child single ticket each way is €7.