Paris Orly Airport

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3/10

Paris Orly Airport customer review

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Very strange airport. Upon arrival from Berlin on Bastille Day with Easyjet we disembarked at a gate located in Orly Ouest only to proceed walking almost 1km to Orly Sud (which is the designated terminal for Easyjet operations in Orly). Furthermore for some reason or another and I'm not sure whether it was because of Bastille Day or the distance between Orly Sud and Ouest baggage took nearly 35 minutes to get to all the passengers assembled in the baggage claim area. Ridiculous standard of service especially when dealing with a intra-Schengen flight.
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3/10

Paris Orly Airport customer review

I often use "Orly-Ouest" terminal for French domestic flights and my experience is quite mixed depending on which boarding halls I use. Hall 1 is mainly used for medium-sized destinations (with turboprop and Fokker aircraft) and is my preferred one - security checks are usually quick boarding area is bright with sufficient seating areas. Hall 2 is dedicated to LaNavette shuttle flights to Bordeaux Toulouse Marseille and Nice - at peak hours waiting time at security can be very long and the boarding area is cramped. Furthermore as LaNavette flights run every hour or even every 30 minutes it can become confusing and difficult to locate the right boarding gate! Hall 3 uses only departure gate 30 for domestic flights - no need to rush through security as tha gate has only toilets and no other facilities. Hall 4 is used rather for tourist destinations with larger aircraft (A320/A321 to Biarritz Toulon and Corsica) - the boarding area gets crowded rather rapidly and the small bar has rip-off prices. ORY is much closer to downtown Paris than CDG but is unfortunately missing a fast and reliable train connection. Avoid the Air France coaches and the OrlyVal train which charge rip-off prices - around €10 one-way. The OrlyBus shuttle is cheaper but is always overcrowded. My preferred alternative is to use the RER C suburb train: first catch a shuttle bus from the airport to the train station "Pont de Rungis - Aeroport Orly"; from there a RER train run every 15-30 minutes to downtown Paris. The whole trip costs €680 one-way and lasts around 45 mins.
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2/10

Paris Orly Airport customer review

This is a retro airport hence interesting for anyone who still dreams of the 1970s! However be warned that if you are taking one of the early morning discount airline flights because you will encounter almost unimaginably long security check lines. The queue I entered ran almost the entire length of the south terminal (100+ meters)! The system only seems to work because once your flight is deemed "prioritaire" (ie. already boarding) you are allowed by officials to cut in to the front of the line. However until your flight gets this status change all you can do is stand at the back. I suggest checking in at least 2 hours before departure even for domestic flights.
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4/10

Paris Orly Airport customer review

Rather calmer than the chaotic CDG Orly resembles a pre-1980s Heathrow Terminal 2 (simple beige interiors lots of windows). There's even a viewing terrace for spectators. On transport links though it's often suggested people should take RER B to Antony and then the ORLYVAL shuttle train this is a rip-off option. RER B to Antony takes a while from Central Paris and is often is packed out taking commuters into the southern suburbs whilst the ORLYVAL is a rip off. It's pleasanter cheaper (and from experience quicker) to get the more comfortable RER C to Rungis and then the shuttle bus to Orly.
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3/10

Paris Orly Airport customer review

Quirky. It is straight out of the 1970s but found it quite good. Very tired looking but pretty efficient. Well connected signage a bit flaky but overall and average to good experience. A physical overhaul of the decor would not be a bad idea.
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4/10

Paris Orly Airport customer review

Old-fashioned but efficient airport. Check-in quick and easy. Quick delivery of the luggage (15mn after arrival). Easy access to the public transport (Air France coaches). Good selection of shops and restaurants. Less prestigious airport than Paris-CDG but much more convenient.
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3/10

Paris Orly Airport customer review

This is the civilised Paris airport and superior on almost every count to CDG. Easy layout to negotiate and a quick and well-marked exit to the city is available. Good quality landside restaurant but the quality of the facilities airside drops off markedly. Unkempt lavatories security facilities a bit of a squeeze (though I did not encounter any major delay getting through and staff were polite) and gate area seating is cramped.
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1/10

Paris Orly Airport customer review

Interestingly many low-cost airlines are now using Orly airport. Its biggest advantage vs CDG is the close location to Paris city centre. Here are two cheap transportation alternatives if you are heading for Paris southern "arrondissements". The cheapest but also the most time- consuming alternative is to take bus no. 183 to "Porte de Choisy" where you can connect with the Metro line no. 7. The bus ticket costs around 2€. The faster alternative costing 5.60€ is the so-called Jetbus to "Villejuif" whre you can also connect with Metro no.7. Departing Orly from boarding area D do not be fooled by the vending machines placed just after security. They sell a 05l water at 2.50€ the same would cost 2.10€ at the shops located just before the boarding gates!
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Used this airport for first time - arrival on South Terminal the very end next to reconstruction site (Hall G). This is pretty old fashion airport so do not expect jetways fontains or wifi hotspots but fairly enough for easy transport means and connections. Swift immigration no checked baggage so headed for the Orlyval train in 10 mins after landing. The only point is one (!) counter for train tickets - fairly too few to manage todays traffic at the peak times (there are another two ticket machines accepting banknotes or credit cards as well). Departing on Thursday mid-evening easy navigation to the check-in though you have to slalom between some queues sometimes. Two counters for an 737 flight just okay staff friendly and working fast. Reaching the departure hall is a matter of walking steps up and down (due to the reconstruction) first you can reach understaffed passport control (3 out of 8 counters open) security just before the respective hall (was forced to remove my belt on the other side nobody cared the liquids in my x-rayed bag). This may be a stuck point so beware you slower movers and take some 30 mins to reach the G hall. Tried to buy some drink before security to take with but shops did not offer the security pack (I wonder if they would when purchasing a bottle of wine or scotch?). Airside there was just one small snack bar and one delights shop there. A lack of seating for a full plane pax load waiting at the gate. A bit chaotic gate staff changed by PA the gate number their english was from terrible (rather a nose sounds than words) to non-existent (only French announcement for passengers to another international destinations). Considering sometimes crowded RER train to the city (ok it was a peak time with many commuters) but easy access by the Orlyval than I would not hesitate to choose this place for short routes and transfer. A different experience more relaxed experience to the CDG and retro back to the old times.
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Paris Orly Airport customer review

This was my first time passing through Orly airport on my way to Venice and I must say that the airport facilities are basic and the airport itself is outdated and has a depressing feel to it. The signage was not so fantastic and the waiting area was very cramped. The security was very slow with all this upheaval over the liquids.
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