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Cheap Flights to Beirut
|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 7% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||March||Best time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop|
|Average price||$1,911||Average for round-trip flights in July 2020|
|Round-trip from||$1,035||From Melbourne to Beirut|
Cheapest prices for Beirut flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Beirut?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - BEY
$1,056 - $2,210
17 - 31 °C
0 - 133 mm
When is the best time to book a flight to Beirut?
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Beirut, you should look to book at least 58 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.
Which day is cheapest to fly to Beirut?
Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Beirut. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.
What time of day is cheapest to fly to Beirut?
At the moment, flights in the evening are likely to offer the best value for money for your Beirut trip. A flight at midday will more often than not be of higher cost.
When to fly
April to June is the best time to book a flight to Beirut, when the temperatures sit around 18 to 24 degrees Celsius. 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 book flights to Beirut 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 degrees. During the cooler months there is still plenty to do, in particular, 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. Best time to book a cheap 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.
How long is the flight to Beirut?
Flight times from Australia to Beirut range from 17h-21h. The quickest one-stop flight time from Perth Airport takes 17h 15m. The shortest flight from Sydney Airport to Beirut takes approximately 19h 15m, while the quickest flight from Melbourne Airport to Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, Beirut takes 20h 15m. However, some flights may take as long as 33 hours, based on the waiting duration and number of stops.
Where can you get direct flights to Beirut?
Unfortunately, there are no direct flights to Beirut, Lebanon from Australia. However, you can find quick one-stop flights from most of the major airports. Qantas Airways and Emirates Airlines service one-stop flights from Sydney Airport, Melbourne Airport, and Perth Airport with layovers at Dubai International Airport. Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia provide flights from Brisbane Airport and Melbourne Airport with layovers at Abu Dhabi International. You can also get one-stop Beirut flight deals, leaving from Sydney and Perth with a stopover at Doha Hamad International Airport serviced by Qatar Airways. If you’re leaving from Adelaide International Airport, you’ll find one-stop flights by Qatar Airways, Qantas Airways, and Emirates with stopovers at Doha or Dubai, depending on the airline.
How do you get from Beirut airport to the city centre?
Taxis provide a quick way of getting to the city centre. Depending on traffic, it typically takes 30 minutes to complete the 9-km drive from the airport. You’ll find taxi ranks located outside the Arrivals Hall (at the ground level). Authorized Beirut taxis are usually colored white and feature registrations in the back. Some taxi companies provide pre-booking services. If you prefer a more independent means of transportation, car rentals booths are available at the ground level of the airport’s main terminal.
What are some things to do in Beirut?
Beirut offers lots of attractions, restaurants, bars, and more. You can visit the Ottoman-influenced Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque, the National Museum of Beirut, or Marty’s Square. Rue Gouraud is famous for its culinary scene, with cafes, bars, and lounges. The city also offers several guided tours that showcase some of Beirut’s rich history. In addition, you can soak up some sun at any of the city’s popular private beach clubs, or tee off at the city’s golf club. You can also go scuba diving and explore shipwrecks and underwater caves, or enjoy a leisurely stroll on Corniche Beirut, the city’s seaside promenade. Visiting the ruins of Baalbek (City of the Sun) is a popular pick with most tourists, but will require taking a two-hour drive beyond the city limits.
Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Beirut?
Visits to Beirut require a visa and a passport that is valid for at least three months beyond your estimated period of stay in Beirut. You can get a one-month gratis visa (free) on arrival at Beirut International Airport, Beirut. However, longer stay visas will require prior arrangements with the Lebanese consulate.
Beirut has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate and rarely gets cold. However, the winter months, December through March, can be quite rainy.
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.