Beirut travel guide

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You're Going to Love Beirut

With 1.92 million inhabitants, Beirut is the most populous city in Lebanon. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 100 days in order to fully appreciate everything Beirut has to offer.

Where to Eat in Beirut

If you’re looking for affordable options, Rossini Osteria e Caffe (Phoenicia Hotel) and Fawzi Burj Al Hamam - Hamra (Corner of Abdel Aziz & Makdessi Streets) are great picks.

When to visit Beirut

Beirut in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Beirut in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Beirut in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 10 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 180 mm. In contrast, June is usually the driest month of the year in Beirut, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Beirut


When flying to Beirut, you’ll arrive at Beirut Airport (BEY), which is located 8 km from the city centre.

Airports near Beirut

Airlines serving Beirut

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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,059 reviews)
Air France
Good (836 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,206 reviews)
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Air Canada
Good (4,019 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (759 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (599 reviews)
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Ethiopian Air
Good (287 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (610 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (284 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (1,013 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (176 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (358 reviews)
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Qantas Airways
Good (376 reviews)
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Where to stay in Beirut

From 5-star hotels such as the 1866 Court & Suites Hotel to great affordable options like the Hamra Urban Gardens, Beirut offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $123 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $277 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Beirut

Most booked hotels in Beirut

Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
Gefinor Rotana
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
Mövenpick Hotel Beirut
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
Raouche Arjaan by Rotana
Good (7.6, Good reviews)
Hotel Napoleon Beirut
Good (6.2, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Beirut

Expect to pay $1.57 per litre in Beirut (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $18.74 and $24.98. The most frequently booked car type in Beirut is Economy (Nissan Micra or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Hyundai Accent or similar) is, on average, 69% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Beirut




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