Cheap Flights to Beirut

Beirut overview

When is the best time to fly to Beirut?

April to June is the best time to take a flight to Beirut, when the temperatures sit around 18-24°C. If you do happen to travel to Beirut during June, be sure not to miss ‘The Beirut Spring Festival’. This event showcases international performances, from theatre, music, dance and other areas, all focusing around themes of tolerance, cultural diversity, in particular in societies which face violence and injustice. The festival has free admission to all and takes place in various venues across the city.

Throughout the months of July, August and September, the climate can be uncomfortably hot, so it is advised not to visit the city. However, travellers are more likely to find cheap flights to Beirut and lower hotel rates during this time. August can also be quite muggy which some visitors may not enjoy, whilst January and February are the coldest months, where temperatures fall to around 11°C. During the cooler months there is still plenty to do, for instance, the Al Bustan Festival, from February through to March. This annual celebration of classical music and dance is a must-see for classical music lovers. This is the best time to book a flight to Beirut and join curious locals and international visitors who flock to the area to see some celebrated performers and musicians from across the globe.

Beirut overview

Despite its troubled, violent past, the Lebanese capital of Beirut is an eclectic, mesmerising cultural haven. Book a flight to Beirut, and you’ll be swept away by the interwoven tapestry of Middle Eastern and European culture filled with nightlife, cafes, beaches, and delicious cuisine that earned the city the reputation of “The Paris of the Middle East.”

Pigeon Rocks is a majestic natural arch that rises out of the Mediterranean and makes an excellent place to watch the sun set from the comfort of a roadside café.

Each Sunday, the Beirut Hippodrome (officially the Hippodrome Du Parc De Beyrouth) brings together an eclectic crowd of locals to bet on thoroughbreds. Don’t miss the chance to participate in this charmingly old school scene (and bring a passport or ID as you’ll need it to get in).

Beirut climate

Beirut has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate and rarely gets really cold. However, the winter months, December through March, can be quite rainy.

Getting around Beirut

Don’t try to navigate the crazy traffic in a rental car, instead opt for taxis or ‘service’ taxis, which are shared taxis; they aren’t quite as convenient as getting your own but they’re a bit cheaper. Be aware that Lebanese taxi drivers are notorious for overcharging by two to three times the real value of a ride.

Getting from the Airport to the City

There is no public transportation from Beirut–Rafic Hariri international airport (BEY) to the city, so once your flight lands take either an airport-certified taxi or a regular taxi. Bargain for the price.

Beirut insider information

Because of its French colonial history, many Beirutis (yes, Beirutis), speak French – and a little French can go a long way. A simple ‘Bonjour’ when you enter a café, shop, or taxi can establish a good initial impression with whoever you’re about to do business with. And of course, don’t forget to say ‘Merci’ whenever appropriate.

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How much do things cost in Beirut?

Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 1.71
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 2.96
Bottle of wine
$ 13.62
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 2.60
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 163.39
Pair of jeans
$ 129.50
3 course meal for 2
$ 72.36
$ 5.04
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 0.96
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
$ 0.49
How much does transport cost in Beirut?
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1
1 km taxi journey
$ 2
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 9
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 2

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