Damascus International Airport
The airport is situated 18 miles (29km) from the centre of Damascus.
Getting to the city
Airport buses travel to and from Baramkeh bus station; the fare starts from SYP70, including luggage charge.
GMT +2 (GMT +3 from March to October).
Tel: +963 (0)11 444 3400/9.
Expect to pay in the region of SYP1,500 for the 30-minute ride to the city centre; taxi journeys to the city care far cheaper, from SYP600. Negotiate and agree of the fare before departure as taxis are unmetered. Fares double after midnight.
Facilities include duty-free and souvenir shops, restaurants, a coffee shop and an internet café. There is a bank in the arrivals hall, as well as an ATM, one of the few reliable terminals in Syria.
US$30 or S£1500
Damascus International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.