Airports in Lebanon

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)


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 U-shaped terminal, comprised of the East Wing and West Wing with a connecting mid-section, and has four floors. 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.


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

Getting to the city

Taxis are available outside the arrivals hall and can be organised through hotels or reputable companies online prior to arrival, and Uber is also available in Beirut. There are mini-buses which travel to Charles Helou Bus Station that can sometimes be found outside the departures section of the terminal building, as well as minibuses just outside of the airport grounds.


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


Tel: +961 0 1 628 000 or 150 from inside Lebanon.

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

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