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Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport

General information

Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport is the airport of Beirut, the capital and largest city (2 million inhabitants) of Lebanon. The country’s only international airport is home to flag carrier Middle East Airlines. Beirut is one of the most diverse cities in the Middle East, a mix of European and Arab culture and architecture. Beirut Airport is named after Rafic Hariri, former Prime Minister of Lebanon and one of the richest Lebanese ever. On August 4, 2020, a huge explosion devastated the port area of Beirut, killing 200 residents.


Where is Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport situated?

The airport is located in the south of the city, not far from the city centre. The coastal highway (M51) is at a short distance from the airport.

How many terminals does Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport have?

Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport has one terminal consisting of four floors, Arrivals is on the ground floor and Departures on the first floor. The boarding gates are located in the East Wing and the West Wing.

Airport Map



The distance from Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport to the centre of Beirut is 9 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Beirut.

From BEY Airport to Beirut City centre by Car
9 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport by public transport. Visit the Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Beirut is about LBP 40000.-. Book your taxi at Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From BEY Airport to Beirut City centre by Taxi
9 km
20 min
LBP 40000.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis, Budget, National (Enterprise Holdings), Europcar and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Middle East Airlines
  • Air France
  • Transavia
  • Saudia
  • Iran Air


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort Beirut, Beirut

Located in Beirut, the 5-star Kempinski Summerland Hotel & Resort offers a labyrinth of pools, including the legendary Summerland "Cascade Waterfall" and an indoor pool. The resort features free WiFi throughout the property.


Lancaster Eden Bay, Beirut

Set in Beirut, Lancaster Eden Bay offers beachfront accommodation a few steps from Ramlet Al Baida Beach and offers various facilities, such as a bar, a shared lounge and a private beach area.


Galleria Hotel Beirut, Beirut

Featuring free WiFi, Galleria Hotel Beirut offers luxurious accommodations is located in Jnah. The embassies district and the business district are a 5-minute drive from the property. Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport is a 5-minute drive...

Hotels in Beirut

Looking for the best hotels in Beirut? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun, Beirut

Radisson Blu Hotel, Beirut Verdun is a 5-star hotel located in Dunes Shopping center across from the ABC Mall Verdun. The Hotel features 127 luxurious rooms and suites.


InterContinental Phoenicia Beirut, an IHG Hotel, Beirut

Overlooking the Beirut Marina and the Mediterranean Sea, the InterContinental Phoenicia features indoor and outdoor pools, a full-service spa and a gym. The seafront Corniche promenade is just steps away.


Midtown Hotel & Suites, Beirut

Located in the heart of Beirut’s Hamra district, the Midtown Hotel offers spacious rooms and suites with balconies. It features a rooftop pool, under 10 minutes’ walk from the seaside Corniche.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Beirut Rafic Hariri Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Baalbek Tour

Explore the Baalbek roman temples and discover these well-preserved examples of roman architecture.


Beirut: Shouf Cedars & Beiteddine Palace Day Trip with Lunch

Take a day trip into the mountains from Beirut. Walk through the ancient Shouf cedar forest, discover the village of Deir el Qamar and the Beiteddine Palace, and enjoy a traditional Lebanese lunch.

Tour & transport

Beirut Arrival Airport Transfer

Ensure a stress-free start to your visit in Beirut with a pre-arranged arrival transfer for Airport pickup.


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