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Paris Orly Airport

A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

About Paris Orly Airport

Paris Orly Airport (IATA: ORY), often also referred to as Orly Airport, Aéroport de Paris-Orly, or even just Orly, is an international airport located just outside of Paris, France. It's location is actually part in Orly, with the other portion in Villeneuve-le-Roi. Orly airport is Paris's second international airport, with the first and main being Charles de Gaulle Airport. Orly, however, remains the busiest airport in France for domestic traffic, and the second-busiest in all of France for overall passenger traffic, with 2018 seeing Orly handle over 33.12 million passengers.

The airport is the hub for many airlines such as Aigle AzurFrench BeeHOP!, Air France and Transavia France, although there are plenty more airlines which operate from this airport to destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean, North America and Asia (both East and Southeast).

The airport was first opened in 1932 where it was originally known as Villeneuve-Orly Airport. Now, however, the airport has developed into a 4-terminal airport, with future plans to develop this into one, large terminal.


The total airport covers 15.3 square km in area, including its terminals and runways.

Facilities Include:

  • Unlimited Free WiFi
  • Post Office
  • Baby Care facilities including changing rooms and free strollers
  • Children's play areas
  • Vintage video games
  • Food and Drink options
  • Luggage wrapping
  • Mobile charging stations
  • ATMs
  • Chapel
  • Multifaith Prayer Area
  • Duty-free shopping
  • Parisian art on display

Lounges Include:

Icare Lounge:
With a lounge pass, travellers departing on international and non-Schengen flights can access this airport lounge for a relaxing wait in the airport. This lounge includes drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), snacks, reading materials, TV and telephone access to help make waiting and layovers at the airport more comfortable.

Premium Traveller Lounge:
Available to passengers departing on Schengen flights and those with an access pass, this airport lounge includes drinks and snacks, and also WiFi, newspapers and magazines and TVs to help pass the time.

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  • Terminals 1 and 2: This was known as the West Terminal until March 2019, when it was separated into two terminals. There are two floors, one which includes arrivals features such as baggage reclaim, service facilities and shops, and the other floor with even more stores and restaurants.
  • Terminal 3: Terminal 3 was only opened in April 2019, and is a small junction building which connects Terminals 1, 2 and 4. This terminal allows passengers to travel between all areas and terminals of the airport. It also comes with 5,000 square metres of duty-free shops and new food restaurants and retails.
  • Terminal 4: Terminal 4 was previously known as the South Terminal and has many floors with passenger facilities such as restaurants and shops, technical facilities such as baggage reclaims, security and service counters, but also airport offices for example.

Airlines that fly to Paris Orly Airport:

Aigle Azur, Air Algérie, Air Caraïbes, Air Corsida, Air Europa, Air France, Air Malta, Alitalia, Chalair, Corsair International, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Flybe, French Bee, HOP!, Iberia, Icelandair, La Compagnie, Level, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Pegasus Airlines, Rossiya Airlines, Royal Air Maroc, TAP Air Portugal, Transavia, Transavia France, TUI fly Belgium, Tunisair, Twin Jet, Vueling

Top Destinations

Popular Domestic Destinations: Montpellier, Nantes, Toulouse, Lyon, Calvi
Popular International Destinations: Algiers, Milan, Athens, Naples, Lisbon, Barcelona, Dublin

How to get to Paris Orly Airport

By Road

The airport is accessible by car via the A105 autoroute, from the A6 autoroute.

By Public Transport

Orly Airport is accessible by train via the RER B train at Antony station, the Tramway T7, the RER C train. In addition, the Paris Métro Line 14 will be extended to connect to the airport by 2024.

In addition to trains, the airport is well-connected with buses to the city of Paris and further afield. The RATP buses connect the airport to Denfert-Rochereau and to Port de Choisy, the 'Le Bus Direct; connects to Paris CDG through Gare Montparnasse, and the Albatrans buses connect the airport to dare de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines.

Airport Shuttles

There is also a free shuttle bus which runs between the 4 terminal buildings of Orly airport.

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