Charles de Gaulle airport terminal 1 to orly airport by train
To get to Orly Airport by train from CDG Terminal 1 you are heading for 'Aeroport Charles de Gaulle 1' train station within the airport complex. The name however is a bit of a misnomer as it is actually the name of the train station near Terminal 3,'Roissypole', not Terminal 1.The shuttle train 'CDGVAL' (Véhicule Automatique Léger) links Terminals 1, 2, and 3.
Follow the signs as above.
You will have arrived on Level 3 of Terminal 1, you need to descend to the lower level following the signs for CDGVAL, this is the free shuttle train that will take you to the RER train station for Paris.
You will see this display of train times and 'Paris by train' signs as you enter the access to the CDGVAL.
Simply follow the arrow.
An escalator will take you to the shuttle platform.
You will have very little time to wait as they operate every five minutes.
The CDG VAL shuttle train will take you to terminal 3 (6 mins) where you exit for the RER station.
The shuttle will stop first at the car park PR then terminal 3. There are announcements in English as well as other languages so you can relax! Don't worry that you have not passed through Terminal 2 before you arrive at 3 as this is the way it is laid out - get off here ! (Now you know you are in France!)
You will arrive at 'Roissypole' which contains the RER train station (Aeroport CDG1). Turning right will take you to the ticket machines for the RER trains and in the direction of the station.
You will find plenty of ticket vending machines here.The tickets are known as 'Billets Ile-de-France'. You must use a 'smart chip enabled' card at these machines or cash - coins only!. **There are also ticket windows nearby - but these tend to be busy with people who can't use their card or did not bring any euros in change !!!. If you only have notes there are a few 'coin change ' machines-but again they tend to be busy - if you can find them ---the answer is to take a bunch of euro coins with you!
Once you have your ticket follow the signs saying "Access aux trains" or "All trains". This will lead you down an escalator to the train Platform.
When using the ticket from and to the airport (as with tickets for the RER trains and the metro) you have to use it to enter and sometimes to exit the train. Always keep the ticket handy as the SNCF guards sometimes check tickets and if you are without one you may be fined €40. This means that after you use your ticket at the entry gate, you must retrieve it from the machine and keep it with you until you leave the train/metro system (it continues to work here ) including any connections.
The platform signs read 'Tous les trains vont à Paris' all the trains serve Paris. When the the train arrives the doors should open automatically but if they don't just push on the rubber button to operate.
Take the RER train in the direction of 'Saint Remy les Chevreuse' B4 to 'Antony' station and from there ride the OrlyVal shuttle train to the airport.
Do not take trains marked B2 Robinson as they split away before 'Antony' station, although if you do find yourself on this, all is not lost as you can get off at 'Bourg-la-Reine', or any stop before it, and pick up the correct train.
Once you arrive at 'Antony' station the airport and OrlyVal shuttle are well signposted.
Remember arrows pointing down mean straight ahead.(Just in case!)
The OrlyVal shuttle train stops at both Orly West (Ouest) terminal and Orly South (Sud) terminal where you make you way from the shuttle train to the terminals via short walkways..
HOW TO GET TO THE RER TRAINS IF YOU ARRIVE AT CDG TERMINAL 1
The RER line B suburban train is the fastest and one of the cheapest ways into Paris.