Beirut Airport Guide to Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)

Taxi from Beirut Airport to city center

By taxi you can get to Beirut from the airport within 30 minutes according to traffic, since it is 9 km away from the airport. 

Some tourists have reported that the cost to transfer from Beirut Airport to downtown is expensive. Our recommendation is not to turn a blind eye on taxi drivers since they tend to overcharge or scam you.

Authorized Beirut taxis are usually Mercedes Benz or BMW coloured in white. In any way, make sure you are picking up an authorized cab. You’ll recognize them by the registrations placed in the back.


Find taxi ranks located facing outside both the Arrivals Hall, in the ground level. 


Find taxi companies at the taxi ranks of Beirut Airport operating 24 hours a day:

- Lebanon Taxi: +96 11 35 31 53
- Beirut Online Taxi: +96 17 16 59 399
- Trust Taxi: +96 11 42 77 77

In many cases you won’t need to call for a taxi, since the Beirut Airport official taxis are always in the taxi ranks waiting for passengers. You will be able to spot them by the plane logo displayed in the car windows.

Prebook a taxi

If you prefer to book your taxi prior to your arrival at Beirut Airport, you can contact any of the following companies:

- Geryes Taxi: +96 11 33 27 47
- Taxi Premiere: +96 11 38 92 22
- Allo Taxi: +96 11 36 66 61

On the other hand, to avoid possible scams, you can request to your hotel to book a car to pick up you at the airport. 


The estimated fare to get to downtown is from $ 20.00 to $25.00. 

You should be aware of possible scams, where not authorized drivers will offer to take you to city centre for $35.00.

You can always bargain the price with the taxi driver, even though, make sure the price is arranged prior to the trip.

Share a car

Sharing car apps are a useful way to get to your destination at a reduced cost comparing to the above options. You can consider to share your ride with more people or simply join another one’s trip.

Apps like Uber or BlaBlaCar may be useful for your trip to any of the cities nearby.