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On this exciting day trip from Beirut to Byblos and Jeita, visit one of the oldest towns in the world and see the amazing Jeita Grotto, one of Lebanon's most stunning natural wonders. Hear from your guide about the rise and fall of nearly two dozen successive civilizations in Byblos, one of the richest archeological areas in the country. Then be enchanted by the Jeita Grotto, a system of limestone caves.

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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

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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 Dec 2015