Cheap Flights to Beirut

Beirut overview

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.

Beirut climate

Beirut has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate and rarely gets 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.

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.

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.

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How much do things cost in Beirut?

Restaurants
Cappuccino
$ 4.53
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
$ 0.89
Meal at McDonald's or similar
$ 10.60
Transport
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 8.28
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 1.67
1 km taxi journey
$ 1.75
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 18.80
Markets
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
$ 2.74
A dozen eggs
$ 3.91
Large bottle of water
$ 0.95
Loaf of white bread
$ 1.05
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of Nike shoes
$ 158.05
Pair of jeans
$ 119.56
How much does a beer cost in Beirut?
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 4
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 2
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 2

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