HOW TO TAKE THE TRAIN FROM ORLY AIRPORT INTO CENTRAL PARIS
You have two options using the trains from Orly airport into central Paris. Your choice will depend on where your final destination in the city is located. For example if your hotel is near St. Michel or Gare du Nord then it would be Line B (probably the most popular) whereas if you are near Les Invalides or the Eiffel tower then Line C might be the preferred route.
Both routes demand using two forms of transport...
To use the RER train system to get you into central Paris via its line 3 route you first have to use the airport's Orlyval shuttle train service to the mainline RER station 'Antony'
The Orlyval / 'Paris by train' signs are well situated and easy to follow.
The Orlyval is the shuttle service connecting Paris's Orly Airport with the city's RER transit network and is chosen by by many as the most reliable way to travel to and from Orly airport and Paris. There a regular service from Orly to Antony RER station, from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day of the week.
These automated, driver-less trains run all day and every four minutes during morning and evening peak periods.
This method of getting to Paris may not suit everyone as the trains can be busy at peak times and handling luggage and young children might prove difficult - although it can be a good option for budget travellers and those who don't mind hauling their luggage through turnstiles and up some escalators.
You can buy your ticket for the journey at the Orlyval ticket booth within the airport then use the escalator/elevator up to the the elevated Orlyval train station.
Orly to Antony €9.30
Orly to Paris €12.20
Orly to CDG airport € 19.65 € 11.70
ORLYVAL runs every 5 to 7 minutes, from 06:00 to 23:35.
The 'combined ticket' (€12.20) is valid for the Orlyval, RER train and Metro to your destination in central Paris, so no need to buy another ticket.
It is a short train journey ( 8 mins ) to 'Antony' station, you have to use your ticket to get through the barriers as you arrive. If you have bulky items there is normally an attendant on hand.
Once at Antony the RER trains are well sign-posted.
From the Antony RER station, you can take any train in the direction of 'Mitry-Claye' or' Aéroport Charles de Gaulle' to get closer to your destination within the city.
The line has hubs at St.Michel - Notre Dame, Chatelet-Les Halles and Gare du Nord if you want to change on to the metro system further into the city and your ultimate destination. You can reach central Paris in under half an hour.
To use RER Line C:
You have to take the shuttle bus "GO C Paris " to the RER station at "Pont de Rungis Aéroport d'Orly" where you can take the train into the city.
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