A guide to Paris Orly Airport (ORY)


Paris Orly Airport sits south of the city and was originally known as Villeneuve-Orly Airport, in recognition of the two communes it covers.

Aerial view of OLY Airport. Image credit: youaintseenme/iStock
Aerial view of ORY Airport. Image credit: youaintseenme/iStock

Most of Paris’s domestic flights originate from Paris Orly Airport. With four terminals to handle its 33 million passengers per year, an Orly Airport map and this guide can help you find where you’re going.

Airlines flying out of Paris Orly Airport

Orly’s Terminals 1 and 2 share a building that dates back to earlier days at the airport. In April, Terminal 3 opened, connecting the rest of the airport to Terminal 4. Take a look at this handy list to know which terminal your plane is leaving from.

Terminal 1

  • Air France (short-haul flights only)
  • Air Malta
  • Alitalia
  • Air France Hop!
  • Iberia
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Twinjet
  • Vueling

Terminal 2

  • Air Europa
  • Easyjet

Terminal 3

  • Air Corsica
  • Air France (long-haul flights only)
  • British Airways
  • Level
  • Pegasus Airlines
  • Transavia

Terminal 4

  • Aigle Azur
  • Air Algérie
  • Air Caraïbes
  • Corsair International
  • Flybe
  • French Bee
  • La Compagnie
  • Norwegian
  • Royal Air Maroc
  • Rossiya Airlines
  • TUI Fly
  • Tunisair

Airport lounges at Paris Orly Airport

Because Orly is primarily a domestic airport, it doesn’t host many lounges, but you will find a couple of spots where you can find some respite from the airport’s commotion.

Terminal 1

Premium Traveler Lounge

This lounge is within the Schengen part of Orly Airport, so it serves passengers traveling within the 26-country area in Europe where passport controls are not required. The lounge is open to Priority Pass members during most hours, and other passengers are welcome to purchase same-day passes.

Inside the lounge, you’ll find a cold snack buffet that’s sometimes augmented with hot soups. A small business center offers computers and printers for your use, and free Wi-Fi is available. Plenty of power outlets are available for charging your mobile devices.

Terminal 4

ICARE Lounge

If you’re flying on a non-Schengen flight, you can purchase a day-pass to use this lounge. A snack buffet and a full-service bar help you pass the time till your flight. Expect comfortable seating and free Wi-Fi.

Carve out some time for yourself at an Orly Airport lounge. Image credit: jacoblund/iStock
Carve out some time for yourself at an Orly Airport lounge. Image credit: jacoblund/iStock

Hotels at Paris Orly Airport

You’ll find several hotels within easy reach of this Paris airport, some even within walking distance.

Novotel Paris Coeur d’Orly Airport

A moving walkway connects Orly’s Terminal 4 to the Novotel Paris Coeur d’Orly Airport, which features rooms that are both modern and functional. Get in a workout at the fitness center to unwind from your flight, or stop in at the hotel’s restaurant and bars to enjoy fine food in a welcoming atmosphere. Meeting rooms are designed to encourage creativity, making this hotel an ideal spot for your team to gather.

Mercure Paris Orly Tech Airport

A tropical garden awaits you when you head to this hotel, which is designed to promote wellness and tranquility. Most rooms at the Mercure Paris Orly Tech Airport accommodate up to four people, and the Mediterranean restaurant focuses on healthy food made with locally sourced ingredients. Check out the ample meeting rooms when you need to host seminars or workshops.

Services available at Paris Orly Airport

Paris Orly Airport offers a wide range of services to help make travel easier and more pleasurable.

Financial services

ATMs are located throughout the airport, as are Travelex offices, where you can exchange currency or buy euros. Head to the VAT Refund Office to get your automatic tax refund on duty-free purchases.

Change over currency across the many Travelex outlets at the airport. Image credit: fcafotodigital/iStock
Change over currency across the many Travelex outlets at the airport. Image credit: fcafotodigital/iStock

Medical services

If you should require medical services while you’re at the airport, head to the arrivals area near Gate 10a. While the medical clinic is open 24/7, vaccinations are only available during more limited hours, except in an emergency. Meningitis and yellow fever vaccinations are available when required for travel to foreign countries. No appointment is needed for vaccinations, though you must produce identification. Cash and credit cards other than American Express are accepted for vaccination services.

Pharmacies are available in Terminals 2 and 4. At these locations, you can pick up first-aid kits designed to match the destinations you’re headed to, with tropical, solar and survival kits available, as well as kits for children and sports.

Photo booths

Add a dash of fun to your visit to Paris Orly when you stop off at one of the Philippe Starck-designed Photomaton photo booths, which are available in all terminals. These photo booths produce sharp, passport-quality photos that meet the requirements for all travel documents. You can print photos at these booths, and you can also create fun albums, post photos directly to your social media pages, and make black-and-white copies of documents.

Multi-faith services

A chapel, synagogue, and mosque are all available at Paris Orly Airport, and Catholic and Protestant services are conducted regularly. Multi-faith offices are located in both terminals, with chaplains from all major faiths available to help travelers.

Postal and business services

If you need to mail a letter or parcel from the airport, you’ll find everything you need at the innovative self-service postal offices. In addition, private work and meeting spaces are available for rent, and a Peeksprint terminal lets you turn your personal photos into postcards. Also at the post office, you can purchase smartphones and accessories, as well as small electronics for your home.

Shopping at Paris Orly Airport

The Paris airports are the only place in the city where shops are open seven days a week. Keep an eye out at Paris Orly for special shopping offers and experiences celebrating holidays like Chinese New Year and Russian New year.

In each of Orly’s four terminals, you’ll find Buy Paris Duty Free shops that feature top luxury brands from all over the world. Look for fashion from well-known designers including Giorgio Armani, Burberry, Hermès, and Ralph Lauren; beauty products from Dior, Estée Lauder, and Lancôme; watches from Longchamp and Rolex, and far more.

Terminal 1

Look for fine watches and jewelry from multiple well-known brands at Hour Passion, Longchamp, Pandora, and Swarovski. The Hugo Boss and Michael Kors shops will help you upgrade your outfit. Stop in at Le Marché Parisien or La Maison du Chocolat to pick up delectable edible gifts to take home (or some treats for yourself while flying).

You’ll find the travel essentials you need for your trip at Carrefour City, Relay, and Travel & Co., while upgraded travel tech and entertainment to keep you occupied through a long flight await you at FNAC. If you need to augment your makeup kit, head to MAC Cosmetics.

Terminal 2

Prepare for your business trip with a stop at The Tie Rack for a new tie, or get ready for a vacation in the sun when you pick up a new pair of sunglasses at Solaris. Women can augment their wardrobes at Victoria’s Secret, and everything you need for your flight is available at Relay. Of course, Terminal 2 also offers a well-stocked Buy Paris Duty Free shop as well.

Terminal 3

Pick up a souvenir of your trip at Paris Saint-Germain, or treat yourself to some sweets from My Candy Shop or La Maison du Chocolat. Not only do you have a Buy Paris Duty Free shop in this terminal to pick up luxury goods, but the Buy Paris Collection shop lets you focus on French fashion, featuring designer brands including Lacoste, Superdry, The Kooples, Jott, and Longchamp, as well as a dedicated area for sneakers. Sunglasses from Solaris, entertainment and tech from FNAC, and travel necessities from Carrefour City and Relay are also available in this terminal.

Terminal 4

Terminal 4 hosts several Buy Paris Duty Free shops and a Buy Paris Collection shop to let you choose from luxury items and high-end designer fashion. You’ll also find dedicated duty-free boutiques featuring brands including Burberry, Rolex, and Ralph Lauren, in addition to Parfums d’Alcove, which offers a wide array of fragrances. Head to Royal Quartz for further jewelry and watch shopping, and pick up your travel essentials at Relay, Carrefour City, FNAC, and Travel & Co.

Dining at Paris Orly Airport

Some of Orly Airport’s terminals offer minimal dining choices, so you may want to plan to eat, have a drink, and relax before you go through security. Take a look at your options, depending on where you’re headed.

Before security

If you have time to stop and dine before you pass security, you can enjoy menus designed by several Michelin-starred chefs. Dining at one of these excellent choices also lets you have a final meal with colleagues or family before you fly.

  • Boco: This restaurant offers a unique dining concept, serving up the original organic recipes from Michelin-starred chefs including Emmanuel Renaut and Anne-Sophie Pic in a jar format. Enjoy your meal with table-service or at the counter.
  • Monop’daily: Choose healthy sandwiches, salads, and soups at this spot that elevates self-serve fast food to a gourmet level.
  • Bellota-Bellota: This quick-serve restaurant pairs the best of Spanish ingredients, including Iberian ham, with French gastronomy to create a meal you’ll savor.
  • Cakes and Bakes by Guy Martin: This artisanal bakery from Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin is an ideal place to stop for breakfast.
  • CUP (Cuisine Urbaine Parisienne): Enjoy a fabulous view of the runway from this table-service restaurant that makes you feel as if you’re surrounded by a fresh food market.
  • Red d’Hippo: This airport brasserie is a pared-down version of noted Paris restaurant Hippopotamus. Stop in for fine steaks, or head to the Red d’Hippo Café, also located before security, if you’re in a hurry.
  • Brioche Dorée: Sandwiches, pastries, and quiches are all prepared on-site at this quick-serve spot.

Terminal 1

You’ll find Monop’Daily, Boco, and Red d’Hippo in this terminal, along with the following dining options.

  • Exki: If you’re looking for natural foods, organic ingredients, and freshness with no additives, head to this quick-serve eatery to enjoy soups, sandwiches, salads, and vegetable tarts.
  • Ladurée: This famed tea room serves classic French dishes, including foie gras and vol-au-vents, in a luxurious, relaxing atmosphere.
  • Paul: This restaurant has been pleasing Parisiens for more than 100 years, and its quick-serve outposts at Orly Airport continue to do so with sandwiches made with fresh bread.

Terminal 2

Pick up grab-and-go options at Paul, or enjoy Spanish-French fusion at Bellota-Bellota. If those don’t suit your fancy, try one of the following.

  • Eric Kayser: French master baker Kayser brings all his skill to this quick-serve spot that starts with sandwiches and salads and ends with pastries and cakes.
  • Espressamente Illy: Even though service is fast at this quick-serve eatery, you’ll want to take time to savor the tastes of Italy. Choose between Italian sandwiches such as ricotta and dried ham or raisin bastoncini, or opt for soups, risottos, and pasta. Don’t miss the Arabica espresso coffee.

Terminal 3

You’ll never want for pastries when you fly out of Terminal 3. In addition to the below, you’ll also find a Paul café as well as Cakes & Bakes by Guy Martin.

  • Cojean: If you or one of your traveling companions eats from a restricted menu (vegan, vegetarian, raw, gluten-free, etc.), head to this quick-serve spot where foods are healthy and delicious, and everything is clearly labeled.
  • Gontran Cherrier: You’ll find all the artisanal Parisien pastries you could want at this delightful stop, as well as a few more esoteric delights. Head here for sandwiches, salads, coffee, and Viennese pastries as well.
  • Caffe Nero: Coffee-lovers head straight for this quick-serve counter that also serves pastries.

Terminal 4

Exki serves up organic foods in this terminal, and CUP is on hand to deliver fresh, natural offerings. In addition, check out this other dining option in Terminal 4.

  • Bert’s: Enjoy a relaxing experience in this lounge-style restaurant where the focus is on elevated lunch dishes.

When your plane touches down at Paris Orly Airport, you’re still not done with your journey. Whether you’re visiting Paris on business or pleasure, or returning home after a successful trip, book a reliable Blacklane car service to complete the last leg of your journey in comfort and style.