Wordtravels

Wordtravels

 

 

Airports in Lebanon

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)

Overview

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) is located in the southern suburbs of the Lebanese capital, six miles (9km) from the city centre. The airport has one terminal, with four floors. The terminal has two wings that branch off from the main building. They are known as the East Wing and the West Wing. Although Beirut International Airport is the only airport in Lebanon, its facilities are somewhat limited. This is because the airport has had a limited number of passengers over the past decade or so, particularly when tensions with Israel have run high. However, as the country undergoes a tourism renaissance of sorts, Beirut International Airport is transforming itself into a suitably stress-free gateway to a laid-back holiday in Lebanon.

Location

The airport is situated five miles (8km) south of the city.

Getting to the city

Taxis: Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall. Be sure to agree on a price before getting into the taxi - the fare shouldn't be more than LBP 30,000 for a trip into downtown Beirut. A helpful tip: catching a taxi from outside the departures section of the airport can be significantly cheaper.

Bus: No official buses run between downtown Beirut and the airport. However, there are buses which travel to Charles Helou Bus Station, that can sometimes be found outside the departures section of the terminal building. Bus fares into town are generally LBP 750 (less than $1). Passengers arriving during the day can also walk from the airport to the nearest roundabout, and catch a minibus into town from there for LBP 2000 (less than $2).

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +961 (0)1 628 195.

see full airport guide


Beirut International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

Become our Lebanon Travel Expert

We are looking for contributors for our Lebanon travel guide. If you are a local, a regular traveller to Lebanon or a travel professional with time to contribute and answer occasional forum questions, please contact us.

  URI STRING  
/Travelguide/Countries/Lebanon/airports
  CLASS/METHOD  
countries/index
  MEMORY USAGE  
1,534,280 bytes
  BENCHMARKS  
Loading Time Base Classes  0.0021
Controller Execution Time ( Countries / Index )  0.1103
Total Execution Time  0.1129
  GET DATA  
No GET data exists
  POST DATA  
No POST data exists
  DATABASE:  globe_media   QUERIES: 39   
0.0006   INSERT INTO `ci_sessions(`session_id`, `ip_address`, `user_agent`, `last_activity`) VALUES ('bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0''50.17.21.7''CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/)'1408715971) 
0.0049   DELETE FROM `ci_sessions`
WHERE `last_activity` < 1408708771 
0.0031   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0006   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0006   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0007   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0007   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0004   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0006   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = '' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0006   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = 'a:1:{s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0007   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = 'a:2:{s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:7:\"Lebanon\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0005   UPDATE `ci_sessionsSET `last_activity` = 1408715971, `user_data` = 'a:3:{s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:7:\"Lebanon\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:8:\"airports\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0006   SELECT *
FROM (`config_categories`)
WHERE `type` = 'left'
AND `parent_category_idIN (SELECT id FROM config_categories WHERE link "/countries")
AND `
display_order` != '0'
ORDER BY `display_order
0.0011   SELECT `province_code`, `province_name`, `c`.`country_name`
FROM (`provincesp)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `p`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Lebanon'
ORDER BY `p`.`province_name
0.0027   SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name  FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN countries c ON c.country_code rc.country_code LEFT JOIN provinces p ON rc.province_code p.province_code WHERE c.country_name "Lebanon"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != 1 UNION SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN provinces p ON p.province_code rc.province_code INNER JOIN countries c ON p.country_code c.country_code WHERE c.country_name "Lebanon"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != ORDER BY region_name  
0.0025   SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name  FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN countries c ON c.country_code rc.country_code LEFT JOIN provinces p ON rc.province_code p.province_code WHERE c.country_name "Lebanon"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != 1 UNION SELECT rc.id as regions_cities_idrc.region_namerc.major_cityrc.key_regionc.country_namep.province_name FROM regions_cities rc INNER JOIN provinces p ON p.province_code rc.province_code INNER JOIN countries c ON p.country_code c.country_code WHERE c.country_name "Lebanon"  AND rc.major_city AND rc.nfuwt != ORDER BY region_name  
0.0014   SELECT `r`.`id` as resort_id, `r`.`name`, `r`.`major_resort`, `r`.`attr_ski_chk`, `r`.`attr_beach_chk`, `c`.`country_name`, (SELECT region_name FROM regions_cities WHERE country_code c.country_code AND id r.region_city_code) as region_name
FROM 
(`resortsr)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `r`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Lebanon'
AND `attr_ski_chk` != "Yes"
ORDER BY `r`.`major_resortDESC, `r`.`name
0.0018   SELECT `r`.`id` as resort_id, `r`.`name`, `r`.`major_resort`, `r`.`attr_ski_chk`, `r`.`attr_beach_chk`, `c`.`country_name`, (SELECT region_name FROM regions_cities WHERE country_code c.country_code AND id r.region_city_code) as region_name
FROM 
(`resortsr)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `r`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Lebanon'
AND `attr_ski_chk` = 'Yes'
ORDER BY `r`.`major_resortDESC, `r`.`name
0.0013   SELECT `iata_code`, `name`, `url_name`, `c`.`country_name`
FROM (`port_of_callpc)
LEFT JOIN `countriesON `c`.`country_code` = `pc`.`country_code`
WHERE `c`.`country_name` = 'Lebanon'
ORDER BY `pc`.`name
0.0006   SELECT *
FROM (`config_nodescn)
JOIN `config_nodes_categoriescnc ON `cnc`.`node_id` = `cn`.`id`
WHERE `cnc`.`category_idIN (select id from config_categories where link "/airports")
ORDER BY `cn`.`position`, `cnc`.`display_order
0.0029   SELECT `id`, `headline`, `via_title`, `via_link`, `body`, `event_date`, `end_date`, `anchor_link`
FROM (`news`)
WHERE `for_pro` = 1
AND `end_date` >  '2014-08-22'
AND `country_code` = (SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Lebanon") 
0.0009   SELECT *
FROM (`tour_operators`)
WHERE `country_code` = (SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Lebanon")
AND `
show_in_column` = 1
ORDER BY 
`show_in_columnDESC, `name
0.0008   SELECT country_code FROM countries WHERE country_name "Lebanon" 
0.0009   SELECT from tourop_list WHERE destinations LIKE '%LB%' ORDER BY id DESC 
0.0006   SELECT `country_code`
FROM (`countries`)
WHERE `country_name` = 'Lebanon' 
0.0166   SELECT d.id AS destination_idd.overview AS destination_overviewd.extended_overview AS destination_extended_overviewd.photo as destination_photod.*, c.*, 'Lebanon' AS country_name(SELECT region_name FROM regions_cities where id air.region_city_code) as region_nameair.*, air.contacts as airport_contactsLENGTH(CONCAT_WS(d.timed.electricityd.languaged.healthd.tippingd.safetyd.businessd.communicationsd.duty_free)) AS basicsLENGTH(CONCAT_WS(d.embassy_consulate_usd.embassy_consulate_ukd.embassy_consulate_cad.embassy_consulate_aud.embassy_consulate_ird.embassy_consulate_nz)) AS contacts(SELECT money FROM destinations WHERE country_code "LB" ) AS money(SELECT LENGTH(CONCAT_WS(passport_visaentry_req_usentry_req_ukentry_req_caentry_req_auentry_req_irentry_req_nz))
 
FROM destinations WHERE country_code "LB" ) AS visa(SELECT group_concat(id) FROM public_holiday p WHERE p.country_code "LB" order by p.weight desc) AS public_holiday(SELECT count(*) FROM tour_operators t where t.country_code d.country_code) AS num_tour_ops(SELECT count(id) AS total_rows FROM tourop_list tl WHERE tl.destinations LIKE ("%LB%")) AS num_tour_operators(SELECT group_concat(name) FROM port_of_call pc WHERE pc.country_code d.country_code) AS ports_of_call(SELECT group_concat(region_name) FROM regions_cities WHERE major_city AND nfuwt != AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_city DESCregion_name ASC) AS cities(SELECT group_concat(region_name) FROM regions_cities WHERE major_city AND nfuwt != AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_city DESCregion_name ASC) AS regions(SELECT group_concat(name) FROM resorts WHERE major_resort AND country_code d.country_code ORDER BY major_resort DESCname ASC) AS resorts(SELECT count(*) FROM dmcs WHERE country_code d.country_code) AS num_dmcs(SELECT concat(caption" &copy; "copyright) FROM images WHERE filename d.photo) AS photo_copyright(SELECT count(*) FROM airports ai where ai.nfuwt != AND ai.country_code d.country_code) AS num_airports(SELECT count(*) FROM events e where e.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country 1) AS num_events(SELECT count(*) FROM activities where region_city_code "0" AND country_code d.country_code) AS num_activities(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country AND excursion "No") AS num_attractions(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND show_on_country AND show_on_kids AND excursion "No") AS num_kids_attractions(SELECT count(*) FROM attractions a where a.country_code d.country_code AND excursion "Yes") AS num_excursions(SELECT phrases FROM phrase_book pb where pb.country_code c.country_code AND phrases != "") AS num_phrases(SELECT count(*) FROM image_bridge ib LEFT OUTER JOIN images i ON ib.image_id=i.id WHERE ib.destination_code c.country_code) AS num_photos(SELECT count(*) FROM hospitals h where h.country_code c.country_code) AS num_hospitals
FROM 
(destinations d)
LEFT JOIN countries c ON c.country_code d.country_code
LEFT JOIN provinces pr ON pr
.province_code d.province_code
JOIN airports air ON air
.country_code d.country_code
WHERE 
`air`.`nfuwt` != 1
AND `c`.`country_name` = 'Lebanon' 
0.0006   UPDATE ci_sessions SET last_activity 1408715971user_data 'a:3:{s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:7:\"Lebanon\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:8:\"airports\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0006   UPDATE ci_sessions SET last_activity 1408715971user_data 'a:4:{s:16:\"destination_type\";s:9:\"Countries\";s:7:\"country\";s:7:\"Lebanon\";s:13:\"selected_node\";s:8:\"airports\";s:6:\"region\";s:0:\"\";}' WHERE `session_id` = 'bbc58e3962d2c26a1e064d66f14214c0' 
0.0007   SELECT TagID FROM FORUM_DiscussionTags WHERE  Tag 'Lebanon'  OR  Tag 'Airport'  
0.0006   SELECT DiscussionID FROM FORUM_DiscussionHasTags WHERE TagID IN (249,892)
                
GROUP BY DiscussionID HAVING COUNT(DiscussionID) = 
0.0007   SELECT i.*, e.fullnamee.bioe.pic FROM interviews i INNER JOIN experts e ON i.expert_id e.id
INNER JOIN countries c ON i
.spatial_id c.country_code WHERE i.interview_type 'country' AND c.country_name 'Lebanon' 
0.0005   SELECT TagID FROM FORUM_DiscussionTags WHERE  Tag 'Lebanon'  
0.0005   SELECT DiscussionID FROM FORUM_DiscussionHasTags WHERE TagID IN (892)
                
GROUP BY DiscussionID HAVING COUNT(DiscussionID) = 
0.0006   SELECT od.`Name`, od.`DiscussionIDFROM FORUM_Discussion od
                    WHERE od
.`DiscussionIDIN ( 364,2100,2918,4155,4613,4889,5040,5293,5558,7633,8084 ) ORDER BY od.`DateLastActiveDESC LIMIT 0 15