Beirut travel guide

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You're Going to Love Beirut

With 1.92 million inhabitants, Beirut is the most populous city in Lebanon. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 12 days in order to fully appreciate everything Beirut has to offer.

Where to Eat in Beirut

If you’re looking for affordable options, Sydney’s Beirut (Le Vendome Hotel Minet El Hosn) and The Pool House (Damascus road - Badaro district) are great picks.

When to visit Beirut

Beirut in January
Estimated hotel price
S$ 177
1 night at 3-star hotel
Beirut in January
Estimated hotel price
S$ 177
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Beirut in July, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 28 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 10 °C, with an average temperature of 12 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 180 mm. In contrast, June is usually the driest month of the year in Beirut, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Beirut

Plane

When flying to Beirut, you’ll arrive at Beirut Airport (BEY), which is located 8 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Beirut from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 60h 45m.

Plane

When flying to Beirut, you’ll arrive at Beirut Airport (BEY), which is located 8 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Beirut from Singapore departs from Singapore and takes around 60h 45m.

Airports near Beirut

Airlines serving Beirut

Lufthansa
Good (4,683 reviews)
KLM
Good (846 reviews)
SWISS
Good (945 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,180 reviews)
Air France
Good (979 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,599 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,214 reviews)
LOT
Good (663 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (775 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (437 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (194 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (182 reviews)
Air Europa
Good (341 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (400 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (920 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (313 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (556 reviews)
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Where to stay in Beirut

From 5-star hotels such as the 1866 Court & Suites Hotel to great affordable options like the Hamra Urban Gardens, Beirut offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around S$ 99 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to S$ 214 and up for a 5-star experience. There are also lots of holiday rental options in Beirut, with prices from S$ 28 to S$ 608 per night. Al Hamra is the neighbourhood with the highest amount of rentals to choose from. On average, holiday rentals in Beirut are about 56% more expensive than a hotel room in the city.

Where to stay in popular areas of Beirut

Most booked hotels in Beirut

Princessa Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
S$ 88+
Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 150+
Gefinor Rotana
5 stars
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
S$ 137+
Madisson Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 71+
Mövenpick Hotel Beirut
5 stars
Good (7.9, Good reviews)
S$ 254+
Raouche Arjaan by Rotana
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
S$ 142+

Hiring a car in Beirut

Expect to pay S$ 1.11 per litre in Beirut (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 13.21 and S$ 17.61. The most frequently booked car type in Beirut is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Luxury car hire (Land Rover Discovery Sport or similar) is, on average, 76% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 1.11 per litre in Beirut (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 13.21 and S$ 17.61. The most frequently booked car type in Beirut is Mini (Kia Picanto or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Luxury car hire (Land Rover Discovery Sport or similar) is, on average, 76% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Car hire agencies in Beirut

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