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 4 days in order to fully appreciate everything Beirut has to offer.

Where to Eat in Beirut

If you’re looking for affordable options, Feluka seafood restaurant & wine bar (Sporting Club Beach General De Gaulle Avenue) and Rossini Osteria e Caffe (Phoenicia Hotel) are great picks.

When to visit Beirut

Beirut in January
Estimated hotel price
$125
1 night at 3-star hotel
Beirut in January
Estimated hotel price
$125
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Beirut in July, when the average temperature is 78.8 °F, and the highest can go up to 82.4 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 50 °F, with an average temperature of 53.6 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 7.1″. In contrast, June is usually the driest month of the year in Beirut, with an average rainfall of 0″.

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How to Get to Beirut

Plane

When flying to Beirut, you’ll arrive at Beirut Airport (BEY), which is located 5 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Beirut from the United States departs from Miami and takes around 16h.

Plane

When flying to Beirut, you’ll arrive at Beirut Airport (BEY), which is located 5 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Beirut from the United States departs from Miami and takes around 16h.

Airports near Beirut

Airlines serving Beirut

Lufthansa
Good (4,688 reviews)
KLM
Good (847 reviews)
SWISS
Good (942 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,194 reviews)
Air France
Good (975 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,370 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,201 reviews)
LOT
Good (670 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (773 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (438 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (193 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (183 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (342 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (399 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (923 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (313 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (560 reviews)
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Where to stay in Beirut

From 5-star hotels such as the Sofitel Beirut Le Gabriel to great affordable options like the Hamra Urban Gardens, Beirut offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $73 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $159 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of vacation rental options in Beirut, with prices from $21 to $453 per night. Al Hamra is the neighborhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, vacation rentals in Beirut are about 53% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Beirut

Most booked hotels in Beirut

Beverly Hotel Beirut
4 stars
Excellent (9, 2449 reviews)
$67+
Warwick Stone 55 Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.8, 305 reviews)
$87+
Princessa Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, 108 reviews)
$66+
Le Royal Hotel - Beirut
5 stars
Excellent (8.6, 428 reviews)
$191+
Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, 2169 reviews)
$116+
Gefinor Rotana
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, 870 reviews)
$110+

Renting a car in Beirut

Renting a car in Beirut costs $53 per day, on average, or $211 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Beirut.

Expect to pay $3.03 per gallon in Beirut (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $36.34 and $48.45. The most frequently booked car type in Beirut is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Peugeot 301 or similar) are, on average, 75% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Beirut costs $53 per day, on average, or $211 if you want to rent if for 4 days.

You’re likely to save money by renting your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 1% more expensive than at Beirut.

Expect to pay $3.03 per gallon in Beirut (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $36.34 and $48.45. The most frequently booked car type in Beirut is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Peugeot 301 or similar) are, on average, 75% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.