Public transport in Beirut is not very well established as most residents use their own vehicles for getting around the city. Buses operate along set routes, but schedules can be erratic. They are generally modern, comfortable, and air-conditioned.
To avoid embarrassment, men should be aware that seats at the front of the bus are usually reserved for women. Taxis are a popular mode of transport and easily hailed off the street. They are not metered so it's best that passengers agree on the fare before getting into the vehicle. Visitors should try to use reputable companies or a ride-hailing app to get fair prices.
Car hire is available and a viable option for travelling around Beirut, though traffic congestion can be extreme during peak times and Lebanese roads have a very poor safety record. Travellers should consider this option carefully.
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