Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport Guide (BEY)

Airport info
Code: BEY
Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is located 9km (6 miles) south of Beirut city centre.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +961
+961 1 628 000

Lebanon’s only commercial airport, Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is a short distance from central Beirut. Our Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport guide provides key airport information on a number of key aspects of the airport, including terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


There is a tourist information office in the arrivals hall.

Driving directions

Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is directly served from central Beirut by the southbound airport highway known as Hafez El Asad. The total drive time from central Beirut to the airport is approximately 12 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Shuttle: Unofficial shared-ride minibuses, known as service taxis, operate to and from the airport to various city destinations upon request. These minibuses depart once they are full.

Taxi: Certified airport taxis, recognisable by the airport logo on their sides, offer fixed price transfers to the city centre from outside the arrivals hall. Other taxis are also available at the airport, but these fares for rides must be negotiated through bargaining. Expect to pay around US$25/LBP35,000 for the trip into the city centre. The journey time into the city is approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Terminal facilities


A BankMed offering currency exchange services and ATMs is available in the terminal.


Wi-Fi access is available for free for the first 30 minutes of usage. Passengers can buy extra time with credit cards. Every extra 30 minutes costs 5 LBP, and 75 minutes costs 10 LBP. A post office and pay phones are also available in the terminal.


There are several restaurants and cafés located in the airport. Lebanese, Japanese and other international cuisines are offered in comfortable venues.


Five shopping zones offer international duty free shops for passengers. Find electronics, perfume, food items, and souvenirs available for purchase in this extensive facility.


Airport security desks (tel: +961 1 628 000) provide lost luggage tracking services – passengers must first collect a paper slip verifying their loss from the arrival hall. Baggage wrapping services are available in the check-in area.


Christian and Muslim prayer rooms are located on the second level of the duty free area.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Passengers may choose between three lounges on the second level of the terminal. There are no business or conference facilities in the airport, but a number of nearby hotels do offer these spaces.

Disabled facilities

The airport is accessible to disabled travellers and provides ramps, elevators, toilets, and telephones for people with a disabiliy. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should communicate with their airline prior to their arrival at the airport.

Car parking

Long and short-term paid parking is currently available for 2,350 vehicles. Access from the terminal building to the car parks is via a pedestrian tunnel.

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and National are represented at the airport. Desks for car rental companies are grouped together in the main terminal building.


There are no on-site hotels at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport, but there are several hotels in the surrounding area. Many of the city’s hotels provide airport shuttle services for guests.

Coral Beach Hotel and Resort

+961 1 859 000

This extravagant resort is a 10-minute drive away from the airport and sits on the coast. The hotel’s facilities include meetings and event space, an outdoor swimming pool, and a number of restaurants.

Jnah Avenue, Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut Golden Plaza Hotel

+961 1 450 859

The Golden Plaza is an upmarket hotel close to the airport offering suite-style accommodation and conference facilities. The hotel provides a fitness centre and a full-service restaurant.

Airport Road, Beirut, Lebanon

Golden Tulip Galleria Hotel

+961 1 830 100

This hotel is located a five-minute drive away from the airport and offers a variety of room options to guests. Three eateries are available within the hotel, and facilities for business events make for perfect conference spaces.

Adnan al Hakeem Street, Jnah, 333-25, Beirut, Lebanon

Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun

+961 1 803 804

Just a 15-minute drive from the airport, Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun is a less pricey accommodation option. It features a rooftop pool, a gym, meeting facilities, and a bar.

Boulevard Saab Salam, Verdun, Beirut, Lebanon
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