Guide on How To Transfer from Orly Airport to Gare de Lyon
Gare de Lyon links Paris with the South of Europe, services with TER, Thello, RER and TGV trains bring 90 million passengers through its doors, making it one of the busiest train station in France. Constructed for the World Exposition in 1900 and located on the banks of the River Seine on the XIIe arrondissement, the station posseses stunning architecture, character and is quintessentially Parisian. Gare de Lyon’s proximity to Orly Airport makes an ideal connection for those travelling to the capital seeking rail connections.
Located 18 km South of Gare de Lyon, Orly Airport is the second busiest airport in Paris and before Charles de Gaulle opened was the main airport. Orly Airport serves as a secondary hub for Air France, the main hub for Transavia and a large hub for Vueling which covers most of Europe. Further airlines expand the airports destinations across North Africa, the Caribbean, and North America.
The airport is connected to the Paris via road, suburban rail (via an automatic light shuttle) and buses.
Private Taxi from Orly Airport to Gare de Lyon
Despite the short distance between Orly Airport to Gare de Lyon the only direct option is the private taxi. A private taxi from T2 Transfer offers a direct, private taxi in comfort. With a fleet of brand new luxury vehicles and fully licensed and professional drivers they make the journey enjoyable.
Starting at Orly Airport, the driver will meet you in the arrivals area, clearly identifying themselves by holding a placard with your name on it. They will then whisk you away to the waiting vehicle. If you have booked children on your journey you will find children’s seats fitted free of additional charge.
The journey will take approximately 30 minutes and if you have any questions you can ask your driver who will speak French or English. If you have questions any other time you can speak with T2 Transfer customer services 24/7.
There are no cancellation fees if you change your mind and you don’t have to pay until you reach Gare de Lyon.
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 Orly Airport to Gare de Lyon by Train
Orly is connected to the Parisian suburban rail network via the Orlyval automatic light metro shuttle. This shuttle takes passengers to Antony on the RER B line. The RER line operates between 0500 and 000 whereas the Orlyval operates between 0600 and 2335.
From Antony you take the RER B line to Chatelet Les Halles where you change onto the RER A line to Gare de Lyon.
You can also take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau where you then change to the Metro 6 and take the train to Nation. Once at Nation you then change to either the Metro 1 or RER A to Gare de Lyon
Duration: 58 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7
There are other different options around stations in Paris, however these do little more than add time onto your journey!
There are no intercity rail options between Orly to Gare de Lyon.
Transfer from Orly Airport to Gare de Lyon by Shuttle Bus
There are a couple of bus options available from Orly Airport to Gare de Lyon, however, these options require a couple of changes and the use of either the Metro or RER lines.
The first option is to use the Orlybus from Orly Airport to Denfert-Rochereau RER station where you can then take the Metro 6 to Nation where you can take either the RER A or Metro 1 line to Gare de Lyon
Duration: 58 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket each way is €23.30, Child single ticket each way is €13
The second option is to take the Ouibus from Orly Airport to Paris Gare – Montparnasse. From there you need to take a short walk to Gaite where you can take the Metro 13 to Champs – Elysees – Clemenceau. Once there you then take the Metro 1 to Gare de Lyon.
Duration: 58 minutes.
Cost: Adult single ticket each way is €10, Child single ticket each way is €7.