Orly airport map: entrances and terminals
Located south of Paris, Orly airport welcomes thousands of travellers each year. It plays a significant role in connecting the capital and the rest of the world.
In order for you to make the best of your trip to France or from France, it is best to understand how this airport functions. This article allows you to get familiar with the airport before your trip, so you don’t get lost.
How to get to Orly?
Since Orly airport is situated not too far from big cities, it is easy to get there. Of course, you should opt for the mean of transport that best accommodates you.
The different means of transport
The good thing is, you have a lot of options to get to Orly airport! You can take:
- The bus: it’s the most practical and cheapest option, which is great if you’re on a tight budget. Although, it’s worth noting that there may be traffic jams which could cause you to be late.
- The train: to be precise, the tram line T7. You’ll quickly get to Orly, but timetables are subject to change, which means you’ll have to be careful.
- A taxi: one of the most comfortable means of transport, you should be able to find a taxi for every budget. You can even take a Fontainebleau taxi towards Orly airport since it covers all the zones.
- A car: if you don’t want to be subject to timetables, you can drive to the airport, but do note that parking can get expensive.
Car parks and shuttle services
Orly airport offers a variety of options when it comes to parking, and you should book the one that suits your needs, depending on the duration of your trip.
This airport also offers shuttle services so you don’t have to drive. They can take you from a pick-up station to the terminals. Do be careful to check their timetables and the zones they cover.
Orly airport terminals
Orly airport has two main terminals: South and West. They are both easily accessible via any mean of transport.
South and West terminals
Since this airport welcomes many airlines, there will be several check-in zones. Don’t worry, all the information about which one you need to get to can be found on your ticket. After check-in, you’ll need to go through security where you’ll have to show your passport and your boarding pass. You’ll then have access to the departure zone where you’ll find shops, restaurants, lounges, and departure gates.
South Orly is generally for airlines such as Air France, Transavia, and Corsair. If you’ve chosen one of those airlines for your trip, it is very likely you’ll need to go to this terminal (you usually get this information as soon as you book your flight)
West Orly is for airlines like EasyJet, Vueling, or Pegasus Airlines. However, do check your boarding pass and/or contact your airline first before you make your way there.
A few advice for a peaceful flight
For your trip to go as smoothly as possible, it is best to prepare things in advance. This means not only what you’ll pack in your suitcase, but also the technical aspects of your journey.
Avoid being late
Since this airport is in the heart of a big city, you’ll need to take precautions to avoid being late. We recommend that you:
- Plan your trip to the airport: you can easily find an estimation of how long it will take you to get to the airport, and get information on the state of traffic at the time you’ll travel, which will allow you to avoid traffic jams and get to the airport on time.
- Keep track of your flight’s information: it’s important that you regularly check this information, because delays and changes of departure gates can sometimes be announced beforehand.
- Allow plenty of time for check-in and security: it is recommended to get to the airport at least 2 hours in advance (even 3 hours for international flights).
Make check-in easier
In order for check-in to take less time once you’re at the airport, you can:
- Check-in online: most airlines offer this service. You can also select your seats and avoid long queues once you’re at the airport.
- Prepare your documents beforehand: your passport and boarding pass need to be easily accessible, as you’ll need them.
- Use self-service machines: easy to use, you’ll sometimes be able to use self-service machines instead of queuing at a counter to print your boarding pass (if you haven’t already done so)
Shops available at Orly
Orly airport has a lot of shops, restaurants, and services that will suit your needs. While you wait for your flight, you’ll be able to discover the shops, eat a bite, and relax in lounge areas.
Whether you’re looking to buy souvenirs or just want to pass the time, exploring the airport is a great way to have a good time, even before you make it to your holiday destination.