Orly to Charles de Gaulle

How To Get from Orly to Charles de Gaulle

How To Transfer From Orly Airport to Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport

Formerly Paris’ main international airport, Orly serves as France’s busiest domestic airport with 30 million passengers passing through its terminals annually. Spread over 2 different terminals, referred to as ‘South’ and ‘West’ the airport has an interesting and diverse history. Developed in 1932 as a secondary airport for the city the airport, long periods of military use followed until 1967.

As Air France’s second hub and Transavia’s main hub, Orly serves a variety of destinations that utilises Charles de Gaulle as an international connection hub.

Paris’ Charles de Gaulle airport is the busiest airport in the world in terms of aircraft movements and the 2nd busiest with respect to passenger numbers. A hive of activity, the airport is spread over a large site and the tired and jetlagged traveller can find themselves lost amongst the 230000 passengers who use it each day, which could cause problems if you are on a tight timescale to get to there from Orly to catch your connecting flight!. Prior planning for your onward journey is strongly encouraged! A private taxi is the recommended option for ease but there is also the option of the bus and train and here we will explore all 3 options.

Private Taxi From Orly To Charles de Gaulle

Taxi From Orly To Charles de GaulleThe private taxi option is the most reliable and straightforward solution from Orly to Charles de Gaulle. T2 Transfer offer a comprehensive solution to your private taxi requirements. All of their drivers are fully licensed and drive brand new, comfortable, prestige cars. Your driver will make your journey through Orly arrivals very easy, they will meet you at the arrivals area with a sign clearly stating your name on a board. You will be able to converse with your multilingual driver should you have any questions. If they for some reason cannot answer your question you can contact T2 Transfer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Your private taxi is yours alone, you won’t have to share it with anyone else on the 1 hour journey. On the 42km route your driver will point out many interesting and famous Parisian sights.

Understanding sometimes it’s difficult to change up currency between short journeys in a country, you are able to pay for your transfer in either Euros, Pounds or Dollars. Prices for the journey can be found below:

1-3 passengers – € 80

1-4 passengers – € 85

1-5 passengers – € 90

1-6 passengers – € 95

1-7 passengers – € 100

1-8 passengers – € 100

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Transfers From Orly Airport To CDG Airport By Train

Orly Airport To CDG AirportIt is possible to catch trains between Orly airport to CDG airport but these options are far from straight forward and not a joyous prospect for anyone who does not like crowds or has children with them. All journey’s start with a transit from Orly to connecting stations and end in the CDG train station situated underneath terminal 2 on the RER B line.

The first option is to catch the RER B line. From Orly you take the Orlyval shuttle train to Antony and then catch the RER B to Charles de Gaulle. The journey is quite long and can take as long as 1hr 30 minutes. Trains run between 0500 and midnight.

Duration: 1 hr 20 minutes
Cost: Adult single ticket is €10, Child single ticket is €7

Also on the RER B line you can travel from Denfert-Rochereau after catching the Orlybus. The cost and duration are the same as the first option.

Lastly it is possible to take the shuttle bus from Orly to Pont De Rungis where you can catch the RER A to St Michel Notre Dame. From here you can catch the RER B to CDG.

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

There a limited services utilising the RER and SNCF networks but these are overly complicated and very limited and definitely not recommended.

Transfer From Orly To Charles de Gaulle By Bus

Transfer From Orly To Charles de GaulleThe final option is the bus from Orly to Charles de Gaulle. Bus options are limited with the distance and nature of the network with only 1 real viable option. Line 3 of Le Bus Direct operates a direct service between Orly and CDG. This bus operates from both Orly terminals to all CDG terminals except 3 and runs between 0555 and 2100, departing every 20 to 30 minutes. The journey typically takes an hour but this can increase during peak periods. The service is free for Air France connecting passengers, however, for non Air France passengers there is a fee.

Duration: 1 hr
Cost: Adult single ticket each way is €20, Child single ticket each way is €10