How To Get from Orly Airport to Montparnasse

Guide On How To Transfer from Orly Airport to Montparnasse

Located in the 14th Arrondissement of Paris, Montparnasse is famous for being an artistic hub. Since the 18th century painters, sculptors, composers, writers and poets made the area home, predominantly for the cheap rent and lively vibe. During the early 20th century many creative minds moved to Montparnasse from Montmartre. Many of the artists who made Montparnasse home have their works sold for millions of euros. It was not just the likes of Picasso and Degas that could be found here, Ernest Hemingway wrote pieces of work in the area.

In addition to the creative scene, businesses thrive in in Montparnasse and the headquarters of the SNCF can be found there. Air France formerly had it’s headquarters here until recently.

Travelling to Montparnasse may bring you through the second busiest airport in Paris, Orly Airport. Also situated in the South of the city, Orly serves a wide range of destinations across the world with destinations in North America, North Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Polynesia and all across Europe. Air France uses Orly airport as a secondary hub and Transavia uses it as its main hub.

Orly airport can be crowded, 32 million passengers pass through it’s door each year and it can be daunting as flights are condensed into only two terminals. Any passengers passing through should plan their onward journey carefully. Orly has road, rail and bus connections and even features an automatic light railway called the Orlyval which takes people to Antony RER station.

Private Taxi from Orly Airport to Montparnasse

The most direct and easiest option is to take a private taxi from Orly Airport to Montparnasse. A private taxi from T2 Transfer takes the stress out of navigating Orly airport arrivals, the professional and fully licensed driver will meet you there, clearly identifying themselves by holding a placard adorning your name. They will then take you to your waiting vehicle, which will be a brand new luxury car. Crucially this will be a completely private transfer, you won’t be sharing with anyone else. If you are travelling with children you will find age appropriate car seats fitted free of additional charge.

The 15km journey will take approximately 30 minutes and if you have any questions on the journey please feel free to speak with the driver, who will be able to speak French and English.

You can speak with the T2 Transfer customer service team online 24/7 for any further information about the journey and service.

Payment for the journey is not taken until you reach Montparnasse and for convenience you can pay in euros, pounds or dollars.

Prices for the journey are below:

1-3 passengers – € 55
1-4 passengers – € 65
1-5 passengers – € 70
1-6 passengers – € 75
1-7 passengers – € 80
1-8 passengers – € 85

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Transfers from Orly to Montparnasse By Train

Paris has an extensive suburban rail network, comprising of the RER and Metro line trains. By using the RER and the Orlyval it is possible to travel between Orly to Montparnasse.

Taking the Orlyval leads you Antony and the RER B line. On the RER B line you can take the train to either Denfert-Rochereau or Port-Royal where you can walk into Montparnasse.

Duration: 39 minutes.
Cost: Orlyval single ticket is €13.20, Children under 4 go free. The RER service is then Adult single ticket €10, Child single ticket €7.

Despite being major transport hubs, there are no intercity rail services between Orly Airport to Gare Montparnasse.

Transfer from Orly Airport to Montparnasse By Shuttle Bus

There are a two different bus options, depending entirely where you wish to go to in Montparnasse.

The first option is to take the Direct 1 from Orly Airport straight to Gare Montparnasse and the second option is to take the Orlybus from Orly Sud to Denfert Rochereau.

Gare Montparnasse is convenient for any wishing to travel to the north or west of the area and Denfert Rochereau is suitable for anyone going to the south or east of the area.

Duration: 35 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €12. Children’s single ticket is 7.