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Full-Day Tour of Beirut, Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar

Full-Day Tour of Beirut, Beiteddine and Deir El Qamar
9 hours
USD 85.00
On this full-day Beirut tour, see popular Beirut sights and take a trip to the towns of Beiteddine (Beit El Dine) and Deir El Qamar (Deir El Kamar). Immerse yourself in Lebanese beauty and culture as your local guide shows you well-preserved traditional villages and fascinating attractions, such as the Martyrs' Statue, Beiteddine Palace and the Mosque of Emir Fakhr Eddine.

Private Beirut City Walking Tour

Private Beirut City Walking Tour
1 day
USD 44.00
Be picked up from your hotel and join this walking tour through the streets of Beirut.

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Official Beirut Airport Taxi Rates & Fares

Beirut Airport taxi rates given here are in the local currency (LBP or Lebanese Pound). Use our currency converter or the cheat sheet to the left if you would like to convert to your currency. Note that Beirut Airport taxi rates given here are for official taxis and unofficial or pirate taxis (discussed below) may be different. Drivers will also accept US Dollars and sometimes EUR.

  • To or from the Beirut Airport to the city centre should cost you no more than USD 25.

Beirut Taxi Payment: Cash only
Drivers will also accept US Dollars and sometimes EUR.
Beirut Taxi Tipping Recommendation: Tipping optional

Official Beirut Airport Taxi Details

Beirut Airport Taxi

Beirut Airport taxi photo

Taxis are plentiful at the Beirut Airport, and comfortable taxis that are authorized by the Beirut Airport are parked next to the terminal in the Arrivals level and have an airport logo on the side. As these taxis are regulated by the airport authorities, they are guaranteed to be honest in their rates.


Taxis are available to the city centre for around LBP 15,000. They leave from outside both the Arrival and Departures terminal of the Beirut Airport.

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 Unofficial Beirut Airport Taxi Service or Hire Points


Regular taxis are also available and are located a little farther from the airport, but these are not guaranteed and are to be used at ones' own risk. The more common form of transport, especially with daily commuters, as they are cheaper than the official taxis, but ironically are in fact the same.


Service [ser-vee-s] are shared-taxis, the same taxis as above but shared between four people. The biggest advantage with these are that the fare is split between all other passengers, and thus, a typical journey will only cost around LBP 1,500. These taxis are everywhere, but are not available at the airport.

 Beirut Airport Taxi Scams

When arriving in Beirut, be prepared to be ripped off by taxi drivers. Paying less than USD 20 for the five minute ride down town seems to be impossible for foreigners, some try to charge as much as USD 45. If possible, arrange your transport beforehand or opt for alternative transportation.


It may be unnerving if you are not used to this kind or aggressive bargaining, but try not to pay more than USD 25.


Sometimes in your negotiations with a taxi driver, a plain clothes police officer will approach, indicate they are a police officer and confirm the 'official price' that the taxi driver is demanding. If it is beyond USD 25, simply walk away and approach another taxi driver.


Alert: in December 2013, two men were kidnapped, reportedly taking a taxi from Beruit Airport to the Bekaa region.

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Last Updated: 20 May 2017