To and From the Airport

Beirut - Rafic Hariri Intl (BEY):

Location: 8 km/5 Miles S of the City.
Website: Beirut Airport
By Bus: There are no official bus services bus from the airport. Older minibuses dropping off passengers upstairs on the departures level will take you to the Charles Helou Bus Station in Beirut for LBP 750 (under US$1).


By Limo:
Approx Costs: To the city centre ~LBP 30 000 or US$ 20. Be prepared for much argument to obtain a realistic fare.
Nakhal: Nakhal is a Lebanese travel agency that can provide airport transfers. Typical Costs: Up to 3 passengers: To Beirut hotels $18, Bdayeh hotels $23, Broumana $28, Jouneih $28, Aley $28, Bhamdoun $30, Beiteddin $35, Zahleh, Tripoli $50 or Faraya $50, Baalbeck $75 & Damascus $100. Contact: Tel +961 1 389389.
Other Taxi Companies: Lebanon Taxi, Tel +961 1 353 153 2, runs from the airport to anywhere in Beirut for US$15-20.
Note from a traveller April 2007: It is easier to bargain for taxis upstairs on the departures level than downstairs on the arrivals level. I got a taxi into town for US$5 upstairs without a lot of bargaining. Luckily, I arrived in the afternoon and I think it would be harder to bargain late at night, although still possible upstairs. Downstairs there's a large sign on the wall which says the taxi fare is US$20 anywhere in Beirut or US$30 to points just outside the city.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: Budget, Catrans, EUROPCAR, AVIS, HERTZ, Elvis & Lena.

Airport Tax: Departure Taxes: Economy Class LBP 35 000, Business Class LBP 45 000, First Class LBP 65 000.
Baggage Storage: Left luggage facilities available.
Airport Tel No: +961 1 628 195.
Updated Oct10 ADV. Last Visit Oct07







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