Orly Airport to Gare de l'Est

How To Get from Orly Airport to Gare de l’Est

Guide on How To Transfer from Orly Airport to Gare de l’Est

The major terminus for the Parisian east-west rail services, Gare de l’Est connects the French capital with Strasbourg and the East of the country. It’s connections stretch much further and the adventurous traveller can get as far afield as Munich, Frankfurt, Vienna, Innsbruck and Moscow. Gare de l’Est has long connected western cities and it was the departure destination for the Orient Express in 1883. SNCF operates the LGV Est Europeenne from the station.

An icon of French rail travel, the station has a long and distinguished history, its roots going back to 1849. It is one of the largest and busiest stations in France, over 100 million passengers use the station each year.

The station is located in the 10th arrondissement, close to Gare du Nord and is connected to the Metro and RER networks.

Connecting the capital to a large geographical area, Gare de l’Est is a popular starting point for trans-European journeys. Many adventurous will fly into Paris and the second busiest airport in the capital, Orly, is the choice for many.

Located in the south of the city Orly processes 30 million passengers each year, largely through Air France and Transavia. Many other airlines favour Orly and passengers can come from as far as Africa, North America, Asia and Polynesia.

Orly is connected to the city via road and rail and has its own driverless automatic light railway, the Orlyval. However for journeys to Gare de l’Est there is only way direct route, the private taxi.

Private Taxi from Orly to Gare de l’Est

The T2 Transfer service makes the journey easy from Orly to Gare de l’Est, particularly useful if you have a train to catch!

Meeting you at the Orly arrivals area, the professional, multilingual and fully licensed driver will stand out by holding a placard with your name on it. They will then whisk you through the busy terminals to your waiting taxi. The brand new luxury vehicles operates by T2 Transfer are private hires, you don’t share with anyone else! The driver will place your luggage in the trunk and if you are travelling with children there will be age appropriate car seats fitted free of charge. The 20 km journey will take 30 minutes.

You don’t need to pay for your private taxi until you reach Gare de l’Est and for convenience you can pay for your journey in euros, dollars or pounds. If you do find you make a booking but cannot travel do not worry, there are no cancellation fees with T2 Transfer.

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 – € 85

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Transfers from Orly Airport to Gare de l’Est by Train

There are a couple of reasonable options on the suburban rail network to get from Orly Airport to Gare de l’Est.

The first option is to take the Orlyval to Antony. The Orlyval trains depart every 5-7 minutes and run between 0600 and 2335. From Antony you take the RER B train to Chatelet Les Halles, once there you need to change onto the Metro 4 which will take you to Gare de l’Est

Duration: 1 hr
Cost: Adult single ticket is €23.30, Child single ticket is €16.20

The second option is to take the T7 tram from Orly airport to La Fraternelle. Once there it is a quick walk to the RER station at Rungis-la-Fraternelle where you catch the RER C to Gare d’Austerlitz. From Gare d’Austerlitz you take the Metro 5 to Gare de l’Est.

Duration: 1 hr 15 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7

There are no intercity rail options between Orly to Gare de l’Est.

Transfer from Orly Airport and Gare de l’Est by Shuttle Bus

Despite the good Parisian bus networks there are no direct services from Orly airport to Gare de l’Est. There are two options using the bus, both of which start on the Orlybus – a service that goes directly between Orly airport and Denfert-Rochereau. There is one further option that uses the Ouibus.

The first option takes the Orlybus to Denfert-Rochereau where you change to the RER network and take the RER B to Gare du Nord. From there you can walk to Gare de l’Est.

Duration: 50 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket each way is €23.30, Child single ticket each way is €17

The second option again goes to Denfert-Rochereau but instead of taking the RER you take the Metro 4 train direct to Gare de l’Est.

Duration: 53 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket each way is €23.30, Child single ticket each way is €17

The final option is to take the Ouibus from Orly Sud to Gare Montparnasse. Once there you change to the Metro 4 direct to Gare de l’Est.

While the bus options are there, they are at the mercy of Parisian traffic.