Often travellers will end up stuck with a few hours to kill between flights at Orly airport, whether due to pre-organised flight times or delays. Rather than languishing around the departure lounges, if you have a significant amount of time to wait until your flight leaves it is well worth considering a visit to the Eiffel Tower. Pulling in over 7 million visitors every year and with stunning views across the Parisian landscape, the Eiffel Tower has been a must-see on any traveller’s itinerary since it was constructed in 1899, and it is entirely possible to make a quick trip into the city to take your own photos and ascend the Tower even if you only have a few hours to spare. We recommend that you don’t attempt the journey if you have less than 6 hours between flights as it might result in a missed plane…
To get to the Eiffel Tower from Orly airport you have a few options:
C train towards NORA
Travel Time: 48 minutes.
Ticket Price: from 4 to 7 euros.
Departs from: Rungis La Fraternelle hourly (close to Orly airport).
Travel Time: 20 minutes, depending of the traffic jam it can be more than 45 minutes. There are three different vias to take: Bd Périphérique, E5 or A106 and E5. It is recommended to follow the signs located along the road or have a GPS.
Fuel cost: 2-5 euros.
Travel Time: 20 minutes. During the peak hours can be more than 45 minutes.
Ticket Price: 13-18 euros.
Departs Orly Sud every 30 minutes. Stops at Champ De Mars - Tour Eiffel.
Travel time: 20 minutes. During the peak hours can be more than 45 minutes.
There are various prices depending if do you share the ride or not. All prices are approximated and any change in the route is going to be charged.
uberX: 25€ - 35€
UberVAN: 40€ - 55€
UberBERLINE: 40€ - 60€
Passenger can do transfers to reach the Eiffel Tower or come back to the airport from there: Metro 6 + Orly Bus, T7 + RER C, Direct 1 + Bus 82.
It is recommended to check all the possibilities to make sure that passengers are going to come back on time to the airport if they are doing a transfer or have to take a flight.