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Rafic Hariri Airport: Getting there, Tourist Information

Here you will find reviews of Lebanese Rafic Hariri Airport in Beirut, as well as information on wireless Internet access, the presence or absence of rooms for rest, facilities and services … and yes, even the names of some hotels in case you don’t feel like sleeping in the airport!

You could be deceived by thinking that there are no more than half of the destroyed buildings in Beirut by entering this relatively small, but recently renovated airport. — Sean

  • Clean and modern U-shaped passenger terminal with two wings: East and West.
  • This busy international airport has a small selection of very expensive shops and restaurants. Bring food and drinks to save money!
  • Additional airport checkpoints mean that you need to arrive in advance to make your flight!
  • One of the tourists writes that he fell ill after drinking water at the airport, and advises travelers to drink only bottled water here.
  • Free wifi. See the section in the guide below.
  • Comfortable, soft benches can be found in the car rental zone, as well as in the far right corner (if you look outside) the arrival terminal. They are few and they can be busy.
  • On the top floor next to the toilets, there is a quiet corridor with lots of empty space. Ideal if you have a sleeping bag or travel mat at hand!
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See “Hotels near the airport” below.
  • Economy class passengers can use the first class lounges for a fee. See “Airport Lounges” in the guide below.
  • For security reasons, be careful when ordering a taxi from / to the airport if you are American, British or resident of other countries that have recently been in a state of war with the countries of the Middle East. The moods between taxi drivers are different and the citizens of these countries may put themselves at risk. Use only licensed taxi service.

For more information about the available services and amenities of Rafic Hariri Airport, scroll down. Send your airport reviews to help us improve this information.


In the guidebook we will use the following terms: “common access zone” and “air zone”. The common access zone is a public area located in front of the pre-flight security control zone. Airside — the protected area of ​​the terminal, where you get after passing pre-flight control.

  • Beirut Lounge — Location: Airside, 1st Floor. Opening hours: around the clock.
  • Cedar Lounge — Location: Airside, 2nd floor. Opening hours: around the clock.
  • LAT Lounge — Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, East Side. Opening hours: around the clock.
  • Byblos Lounge — Location: Airside, 2nd Floor, East Side. Opening hours: around the clock. Access to the hall: will be reported.

If you do not want to spend the night at the airport, you can use the services of nearby hotels:

  • Assaha Hotel — (6 minutes from the airport). No delivery from the airport.
  • Coral Beach Hotel and Beach Resort — (6 minutes from the airport). No delivery from the airport.

A more extensive list of hotels near the airport is provided for selection on Tripadvisor.

Free Wi-Fi is available at Beirut Airport for 30 minutes within 24 hours. For more access time, you can purchase Internet cards in the duty free area of ​​the airport for $ 5 (30 minutes) or $ 10 (75 minutes). In addition, there are 15 internet kiosks in the departure lounge.

  • ATMs / terminals — there is.
  • Rent a car — yes, see the section below.
  • Currency Exchange — BankMed provides currency exchange. Location and opening hours: unknown.
  • Duty free Shopping — there is a duty free shopping area, similar to the first duty free shopping store Cigar Humidor Shop.
  • Food and beverages — many restaurants that can cater for all tastes are located throughout the airport, but it is not known whether there are anytime around the clock.
  • Baggage Protection — Protecting the contents and appearance of your baggage! Prices between 7500 and 15,000 LBP per bag. Location: two cars in the east and west sides of the departure hall. Opening hours: around the clock.
  • Medical assistance — Location: Arrival Hall East and West • Departure Hall East and West. Around the clock.
  • Post Office — located: departure hall East. Opening hours: 8:00 PM — 8:00 PM (Mon — Sat) • 8:00 — 5:00 PM (sun).
  • The prayer rooms are two prayer rooms: one for Muslims and one for Christians. Location: airside, second level, above Duty Free Zone
  • Showers — located in the Cedar Lounge. [Cm. Airport Lounges above]

No data. Therefore, we recommend that before spending the night at the airport, look for reviews on the Internet. If you have any information, please let us know.

The following agencies provide their services: Avis, Budget, City Car, Dealers, Europcar, Hertz and National.

Certified airport taxis are parked at the exit from the airport terminal arrival area. Their taxis are easily identified by the airport logo on the sides of the car. The fee is charged at a uniform rate. Ordinary taxis can also be booked at the airport, agreeing on a price.

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