How To Get From Beirut Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

Last updated on October 6th, 2021 at 10:42 pm

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We will write how to get from Beirut airport to city center. The distance from Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport to city center is 9 kilometers and the travel time from Beirut airport to city is around 15-20 minutes by taxi and if you go by bus around 25-30 minutes.

The cheapest way from Beirut airport to city center is by bus for $1 USD and if you go by taxi will be around $25-30 USD.

You can also rent a car in Beirut airport or get a private transfer. Read here Lebanon sim card for tourist

BEIRUT AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

AIRPORT MINI BUS BEIRUT AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Beirut airport to city center is by bus. There are minibuses leaving from Beirut Airport to city center and running every 30-50 minutes from 6 am until 11 pm. The bus fare from Beirut airport to city is $1 USD and you can pay by cash to the bus driver.

The bus travel time from Beirut airport to city center is around 40-50 minutes. The buses are leaving outside the airport at the 2nd Level you will see them easily. You can also going walking 10-15 minutes if you don’t have so much luggage to the main road Hafez El Asad where you can get also mini vans and more transportation going to Beirut city center from the airport.

BY TAXI BEIRUT AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

If you go from Beirut airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 15-20 minutes and the taxi fare from Beirut airport to city center is around $20-25 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.

UBER/CAREEM APP BEIRUT AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

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If you are ordering Uber in Lebanon you should know that prices are similar than taxi. You can pre book with Careem app from your phone and going to the pick up point in the airport. Expect to pay around $15-20 USD depending on your destination and time of the day with from Beirut airport to city center.

CAR RENTAL AT BEIRUT AIRPORT

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There are many options for renting a car in Beirut’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Lebanon. It will take you 20 minutes to get to Lebanon from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around €30 per day.

Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Beirut. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Beirut.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION BEIRUT AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER

Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Beirut. Prices are around $20 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $5 USD per person.

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For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN BEIRUT

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A lot of budget option is available for accommodation in Lebanon for European prices. Where you can sleep in a dorm room or a room from €20, while you can stay in a budget hotel for as low as €40. There are so many to choose from depending on what type and how luxurious you want your stay to be starting from €100. 

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN LEBANON

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There are many food that you should try in Lebanon, you can spend €3-4 per meal if you go for street food getting sandwiches or shawarma. You should probably try Falafel and shawarma one of our favorite food. It comes with salad, sauce and French Fries. There are fine restaurants where you can a three course meal for €10 and the food is amazing in Lebanon.

BEST TIME TO VISIT IN LEBANON

The weather in Lebanon varies from time to time so better be prepared for the sudden change of weather during your stay.  The best time to visit Lebanon are the months of April-June (Spring) and September-October (Autumn) is where the Shoulder season takes place. In this time it offers you to enjoy and embrace the fun that Lebanon has to offer. In this times you’ll see that prices for tour and hotels go down.

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CASH AND ATMS IN LEBANON

The currency in Lebanon is Lebanese Pounds. The exact currency of Euro to Lebanese Pounds is $1 = 1500 LBP. You can use debit cards everywhere in Lebanon. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the USD and your currency!

Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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