Beirut Airport

Beirut Airport

Beirut Airport, also known as Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, is Lebanon’s only commercial airport and the hub of the country’s national airliner, Middle East Airlines. The airport is located around 9 km outside of the city center of Beirut and has undergone recent renovations to handle up to 6 million passengers a year. It offers a wide selection of services including direct flights from the UAE and flights as far as Europe and Russia.

Terminals at Beirut Airport

The passenger terminal at Beirut Airport consists of the Main Terminal in the center where most of the shops, eateries and facilities are in addition to an East Wing and West Wing. All areas of the terminal are connected to one another and can be traversed easily on foot.

The Main Terminal area is comprised of four levels. The ground level is home to some of the shops, cafes and restaurants in the airport as well as the Arrivals area, while the second floor is the Departures area with a large duty-free store. A restaurant and airport lounges are found on the third floor, while the fourth floor is closed to the public.

Facilities at Beirut Airport

There are ample facilities and amenities available at Beirut Airport whilst waiting for your flight. Duty-free shopping is available to both departing and arriving passengers, and there are numerous cafes and restaurants open throughout the airport including the Japanese-themed SALT restaurant on the third floor.

Beirut Airport also has a number of airport lounges to relax in. The largest lounge in the airport is Cedar Lounge which provides an array of facilities including a children’s play area, business center and cafeteria. The Beirut Lounge and LAT Lounge also offer a comfortable environment to spend your time at the airport.

Beirut Airport is well equipped for disabled passengers, with most areas covered by ramps and elevators. Contact your airline before flying for personal assistance when making your way to your flight. Wi-Fi is also available at the airport free of charge for the first 30 minutes of usage.

Beirut Airport Travel Information

The city of Beirut benefits from a well-developed transportation infrastructure, making getting to and from Beirut Airport simple. Although there is not public transportation to or from the airport, there are licensed taxis and private minibuses readily available.

Vehicle owners can use the on-site car park which provides both short and long term parking at a reasonable rate and is linked to the main airport hub via a pedestrian tunnel. Car rental companies can also be found inside the airport for those looking for their own vehicle during their stay.

Taxis are a common way for travelers to get to and from Beirut Airport. Certified taxis are distinguished by their airport logo and are priced at a fixed rate to the city center. Regular taxis can also be found but you will need to agree upon a price before departing. Additionally, private minibuses are popular in Beirut and go from the Departures exit on the second level.

* This information is correct as of May 2018


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Tel:+961 (0)1 628190


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Longitude:35° 29' 25'' E
Latitude:33° 48' 46'' N

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