Sleeping in Airports

Paris Orly Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Paris Orly Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The worst part was that there is no luggage storage, and I was forced by the janitorial staff to bring all my luggage into the bathroom stall with me. I had just come back from six months living abroad, and had about 70 pounds of very bulky luggage, and the stall was very small.   – peacefrog

ORY Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down of what travellers have reported to us during their time at Paris Orly Airport (Code: ORY).

What to Expect

  • Paris’ second international airport, Orly is much smaller and home to mostly European/northern African flights.
  • The airport has four terminals: 1 and 2 which are connected and offer a gate area of “four fingers”, 3 opened in April 2019 and 4 is the biggest terminal with 6 floors. All are connected and under 1 roof.
  • WiFi is available to help pass the time.
  • Economy class travelers can buy a pass and relax in several airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.
Paris Orly Airport Guide
(Photo courtesy of a guest traveller / July 2019)

Sleeping in Orly Airport

Generally no flights depart for a few hours overnight, so it does quiet down.

  • The airport is easy to navigate. The facilities are fine, and overall the airport staff are generally tolerant of overnight travellers trying to sleep.
  • Most of the seats have armrests, so many travellers prefer to stretch out on the floor.
  • Some travellers report being able to sleep on the benches and couches in some cafes.
  • The airport can be cold, so bring layers – especially if you’re sleeping on the floor.
  • Plan on bright lights, so bring a sleep mask/eyeshades.
  • Explore our guide to sleeping in Paris Orly Airport or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See the Airport Hotels section below for locations.

Covid-19 Update

Some airport reviews and tips in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Paris Orly Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Paris Orly Airport:

With Covid restrictions constantly changing, we recommend that you confirm shuttle availability prior to booking and/or prior to your arrival.

  • Ibis Paris Coeur D’Orly Airport Hotel – Connected to Terminal 4 via a covered walkway. Accessible from T1, T2 and T3 by using the airport’s automatic train to T4.  » Check Rates
  • Novotel Paris Coeur d’Orly Airport – A 5 minute walk to Terminal 4. Accessible from T1, T2 and T3 as well by using the airport’s automatic train to T4.  » Check Rates
  • ibis Budget Paris Coeur d’Orly Airport – Only 300 metres from Terminal 4. Accessible by trams, shuttles, OrlyBus, OrlyVal, RER C, bus and Noctilien night buses from 12.30 to 5.30am.   » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Paris Orly that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Icare Lounge – Location: Terminal 4, International Departures, Non-Schengen Area, Airside, 1st Floor, Hall G. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Premium Traveller Lounge – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, Hall 1, Ground Floor after security. Schengen flights only. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Orly Airport Lounges

Airport WiFi/Internet

Unlimited free WiFi is available at Paris Orly Airport. They also have two interruption-free premium WiFi services:

  • Faster: 4x faster than the standard free WiFi. The rate is € 2.90 for 20 min. or € 5.90 for 60 min.
  • Stronger: 10x faster than the standard free WiFi. The rate is € 9.90 for 24 hours, and you can connect up to five WiFi devices.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

Communications

  • Post Office – La Poste. Location: Terminal 1-2, Arrivals near Gate 14a. Mailboxes are also available both landslide and airside Terminals 1,2 and 4.
  • SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
  • WiFi – see “Airport WiFi/Internet” above.

Family Services

  • Baby Care Facilities – Sanitary changing tables and children’s toilets are available in the colorful baby care areas, located landside and airside in all the airport restrooms on the Departures and Arrivals levels. Strollers are available for use airside, free of charge, during school holiday periods. Pick one up at the Pushchair Stations: Terminal 1-2, boarding area 10 and Terminal 4, located just after the security checkpoint opening onto Hall A, downstairs to the left of the escalator.
  • Children’s Play Area – Gulli network TV programs and games are available in play areas located in Terminal 4 boarding areas.
  • Games – Play vintage video games at the colorful ‘80’s-themed arcade gaming area! Locations: T1, Gate 10N • T2, Hall 4 • T3, D11 and D12 • T4, Gates A24 and A27. Playstation gaming areas and multi-touch games carousel tables can be found airside in all terminals.

Food & Drinks

  • Food & Drinks – Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules, with some open as early as 3:30AM and as late as 10:30PM. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options.

Information

  • Information Desk – Locations: T1-T2, airside, Level 0, Gates A & L • Terminal West, airside, Arrivals level, near Gates 1 and 2 • T1 – T2, landside, Departures Level, close to OrlyVal Station • T4, Airside, near Gates 45D and 48A. Hours: Open daily according to flight schedules. Tourist Information Desks are also available. Locations: T1-T2, Arrivals Gate A • T4, Arrivals, Gate K.

Luggage

  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.
  • Luggage Wrapping – Bag Wrap luggage wrapping service is available for €13 per bag. Locations: Terminal 1, landside, Level 1 Entrance 12D • Terminal 3, landside, Level 1, Entrance 2D • Terminal 4, Level 0, Entrance 45D.

Medical Services

  • Medical Services – Urgent and emergency medical care is available in the airport. Location: Terminal 1-2, landside, Ground Floor, Arrivals, near Gate 10A (Hours: 24 hours).
  • Pharmacy – Location: Terminal 1-2, landside, Departures near Gate 21D (Hours: 7:30AM – 7:30PM) • Terminal 3, Location: Besides Discover Paris retail store (Hours: 8:00AM – 3:00PM) • Terminal 4, landside, 1st Floor (Hours: 8:30AM – 7:00PM).

Mobile Charging

  • Mobile Charging – If you want a hands-free method of charging, look for one of the ChargeBox columns, which contains a group of small lockers equipped with charging leads for most phones. Phones take about 30 – 90 minutes to fully charge. Just plug in your phone, lock it up and take the key with you while you shop or dine! Rate: Free to use! Chargebox locations: Terminal 1-2, Departures Level A, B and C • Terminal 4, Departures Hall F (Gates F02, F05, F06, F15, F17, F23, F26) • Terminal 4, Departures Hall E (Gates E12, E14).

Money

  • ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, operated by HSBC, are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations:
    • Terminal 1: Departure Hall (1F) • Arrival Hall (1F) • Departure Hall (3F) • Arrival Immigration Hall (3F) • B1 bank counters
    • Terminal 2: Arrival Hall (1F) • Arrival Immigration Hall (2F) • Departure Hall (3F) • B2.
  • Currency Exchange – Foreign currency exchange, money transfers, VAT refund and more are available at Travelex. Two locations: Terminal 1, airside, Gate 21D • Terminal 3, airside, Level 1 • Terminal 4, airside.

Prayer

  • Religious Spaces
    • Terminal 1 – Multi-faith prayer area (Location: Airside, Arrival level (1). Hours: 7:00AM – 10:00PM).
    • Terminal 2 – Interfaith reception desk (Location: Airside, Arrival level (0) near exit 22A
    • Terminal 4 – Catholic Mass: 12:00PM Friday and Sunday and Protestant Worship: Sunday and other times upon request. Location Level 2, near fastfood stores). • Muslim Prayer room (Location: Level 1, Room A726 near photobooth. Hours: 5:00AM-1:30PM) • Synagogue (Location: Level 1, near interfaith reception desk) • Interfaith reception offices (Location: Level 1 near the photobooth and Level 2 at the end of Mezzanine).

Rest & Relaxation

  • Cots – In the event of bad weather or massive flight cancellations, this airport has a limited supply of cots for stranded travellers. Availability may have been affected by Covid.  If you are stranded during a weather delay, contact an airport employee to find out when the cots are located.
  • Hotels – see “Airport Hotels” above.
  • Lounges – see “Airport Lounges” above.
  • Massage Chairs – Location: South and West Terminals, Airside. Fee: Starting from €2,00.
  • Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Shopping

  • Duty Free & Shopping – Duty-free shopping is available in every Terminal at Orly Airport. In addition to duty-free shopping, a wide variety of retail shops are located throughout the airport.

Showers, Salon & Spa

  • Showers – Not available.

Things to do & see

  • Art in the Airport – 9m tall with 150 different-size cubes made of stainless steel and mirrored aluminium, a unique work of art by Arnaud Lapierre can be seen at the terminal 3.
  • Library – Relax and unwind with a good book at the airport’s sleek and modern library! Traditional print media and tablets containing digital books and magazines are available, as well as comfortable leather couches and large tables with stools. Over 100 children’s books are available. Location: T4, airside, Hall B.
  • Photobooth – Photomaton allows you to take a photo for your travel documents or create fun and creative photos. Location: Terminal 1-2, Arrival area • Terminal 4, Underground level and Level 1.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 3:30AM – 12:30AM. Overnight stays are discouraged and you may be asked to leave the building at closing time, but according to the airport’s website about spending the night in the airport, “if you have a travel agent’s notification for a flight you may wait for your departure flight.”

Airlines

Paris Orly airport is served by the following airlines: Air Algérie • Air Caraïbes • Air Corsica • Air Europa • Air France • Air Malta • Alitalia • Chalair • Corsair • EasyJet • French Bee • HOP! • Iberia • Icelandair • La Compagnie • Level • Norwegian • Pegasus Airlines • Rossiya • Royal Air Maroc • TAP Portugal • Transavia • TUIFly • Tunisair • Twin Jet • Vueling.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

The airport is well connected to the bus system. Whether you are looking for a non-stop connection to Paris, need to reach the Denfert-Rochereau Metro Station or another Paris airport or need to get to Disneyland Paris, there is probably a bus for you. For more information and to plan your trip, visit the Paris Orly Airport website.

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are located onsite at Orly Terminal 1-2: Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, Interrent, National, Sixt, Thrifty and TT Car Transit.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area hotels provide airport shuttle service:  Best Western Plus Paris-Orly AirportGrand Hotel Senia • Howard Hotel Paris- Orly Airport • Ibis Paris Orly Rungis • Kyriad Orly Aeroport – Athis Mons • Mercure Paris Orly RungisNovotel Paris Orly RungisOrly Superior Hotel.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Inter-Terminal Transportation

OrlyVAL is an automated rail service that connects the Orly Terminal 1-2, Orly Terminal 4 and the “Antony” RER rail station. Orly also offers a free shuttle between the terminals and the airport’s car parks. For rates (where applicable), schedules and routes, visit the Paris Orly Airport website.

Taxi

Two types of licensed, metered official taxis are available at Orly: Paris and Suburban. The taxis serve different “departments” of Paris and are subject to different rates. For more information and to select which taxi is right for you, visit the Paris Orly Airport website.

Train

The airport is served by the RER B and RER C regional rapid transit line and the Tramway Line 7. For fares, routes and schedules, visit the Paris Orly Airport website.

Last updated: 2022-10-28

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.