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Orly Airport, Paris France

January 16th, 2009 by paris

Orly Airport (airport symbol: ORY) was the primary airport in Paris, prior to the opening of Charles de Gaulle Airport, in 1974. Located approximately 9 miles south of Paris, opposite the city from Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly Airport is still a major gateway for cities all over Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. The facility has two terminals, Orly-Ouest and Orly-Sud.

There are a variety of transportation options for traveling to and from Orly Airport, and the airport is especially convenient for travelers staying on the Left Bank. Ground transportation for Orly Airport includes: taxis, buses, shuttle vans, and the Orlyval train to the RER train station, that will take you to the center of Paris. Orlyval trains depart every few minutes, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.. If you purchase a Zone 1-6 Paris Visite Pass, your fare on the Orlyval train is included in the unlimited transport.

Taxi service is available throughout the city to the Orly Airport; however, it’s not uncommon for there to be long taxi queue lines, especially during Paris’ peak season. In addition, taxi service can be rather expensive.

For this reason, we recommend an airport shuttle service. There are a variety of shuttle companies that will offer door-to-door service between any Paris address and Orly Airport. This is a convenient way to get to and from the airport, especially if you have multiple pieces of luggage. The primary drawback is that you’ll most likely be sharing the minibus or van, so they’ll be some time expending picking up a few other passengers; however, you won’t waste time standing in a taxi line.

Plus, you’ll be saving up to 50% of what you’d pay for a taxi to the airport. The cost savings, added to the convenience of a airport shuttle makes it a hands down winner when it comes to traveling to and from the airport.

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