Practical information: Everything you need to know about Paris-Orly airport

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Practical information: Everything you need to know about Paris-Orly airport

Do you have to leave from Paris Orly airport for your next vacation or your next business trip? Distance, terminals, essential papers, find out everything you need to know about Paris-Orly airport.

Orly airport is located 10km south of Paris and is a French international airport. Second airport in France after Roissy CGD, around 33 million passengers are welcomed there each year.


How many terminals does Paris-Orly Airport have?

Historically, Paris-Orly airport was divided into two main areas: the South terminal and the West terminal. Since March 2019, the airport has changed the name of its terminals to include a new building. Orly Ouest is now divided into Orly 1 and Orly 2, Orly Sud becomes Orly 4 while the new building takes place in the Orly 3 zone.

Orly 1 and Orly 2 are modern terminals designed to facilitate rapid and efficient boarding of passengers. The levels are separate. The first floor of each terminal is used for boarding while the ground floor is dedicated to arrivals. The hall distribution is simple and allows passengers to easily find their boarding counter. Since 2016, these terminals have been equipped with automatic baggage systems allowing passengers to check their baggage themselves in less than 30 seconds. From Orly 1 and Orly 2, you can mostly find flights to cities in mainland France, flights to Corsica but also flights to countries of the European Union. Low cost airlines are present in the two terminals.

Orly 3 is the new junction building between the other terminals. This building provides a link between Orly 1-2 and Orly 4.

Orly 4 is a terminal mainly used for flights to North Africa. Departures are on level 1 while arrivals are gathered on the ground floor. Different types of airlines provide connections from this terminal such as low cost or more upscale companies.

Within Orly airport, all terminals have restaurants as well as duty free shops. plan-masse-orly-nov-2018


How to get to the airport by car?

Orly airport is located approximately 14 km south of Paris. It is served by different routes:

  • The national 7 of Paris Porte d'Italie, Athis-Mons, Juvisy, Evry and beyond
  • The A106 motorway from Paris or Lyon
  • The A86 motorway

Depending on the time of day and traffic, allow between 15 and 30 minutes between Orly and Paris Porte d'Orléans. To avoid delays or unpleasant surprises, remember to check traffic conditions before your departure.


Travel: when should you arrive at Orly airport?

We advise you to arrive 3.30 hours before take-off for international flights and 2.5 hours for national flights

This half hour of beating will allow you to find your parking, park and get to your terminal without stress.


Reminder: what documents do I need to travel?

To ensure a stress-free departure, don't forget your papers. Wherever you go, it is imperative that you come with your flight reservation or your already printed boarding passes. If you are leaving only with cabin baggage, printing your boarding passes beforehand will save you time and go directly to the boarding area.

Identity papers are essential to ensure a serene departure. For a departure within the European Union, European nationals can simply take their identity card with them. Passports are also accepted. For international travel, you must have your passport with you. Some countries require a visa. To find out which papers are essential for your departure, you can consult the website of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.


I'm coming by car: where can I park in Orly?

Different types of car parks are available to leave your vehicle during your trip. There are car parks suitable for all budgets and all your expectations. In particular, you can find official car parks and valet services directly at your terminal or hotel or discount car parks with the option of going to the airport on foot or with a shuttle service.


Associated car parks