|Airport of arrival:||Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Beirut:||1 hours 5 minutes|
Beirut is the capital of Lebanon and the city is located in the mid-western part of the country with a rich history dates back to ancient times. Beirut attracts a growing number of tourists thanks to its unique cultural atmosphere and historical attractions. Pegasus Airlines schedules frequent flights to Beirut and it is possible to find cheap flight tickets to Beirut every time of the year.
Pegasus Airlines offers amazing direct flight deals to Beirut departing from İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport. It is also possible for you to enjoy Pegasus’ advanced flight network to find connecting flights to Beirut through İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport departing from different cities across the globe.
After a delightful time in Beirut, you can enjoy Pegasus Airlines’ direct flight offer back to İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport or other connecting flights to various destinations of the world through İstanbul.
About the Airport
Pegasus Airlines offers amazing flight deals to Beirut arriving at the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport is located 8 kilometers away from the city center.
Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport
Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) is the only commercial airport of the city and was named after the Rafic Hariri who was the prime minister of Lebanon for ten years. The airport is one of the busiest airports of its region with almost up to 9 million passengers in 2018. In Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, travelers can enjoy a variety of shops, restaurants and services.
Transportation from Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport to City Center
Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport is not connected to any means of public transport and you can use taxis and car to get to the city center.
Most taxis in Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport have fixed fares to various parts of the city. The trip to the Beirut city center approximately costs 30.000 LBP and takes 15 minutes.
You can also enjoy the city with a rental car. Pegasus Airlines car rental service has great offers for you in here.
Beirut does not have an underground metro or train system and you can get around in the city with public buses, small buses, and taxis.
Most public bus lines are available between 5.30 AM to 21.00 PM with 15 to 30 minute intervals. They usually cost between 1000 LBP to 2000 LBP.
Small buses cover many routes in Beirut and frequently used by locals. They do not have fixed stops on the route, pick-up and drop-off is made on demand and fare is paid in cash.
You can also use taxis to get around in Beirut. They cost 3000 LBP per kilometer with an initial fee of 9000 LBP.
Beirut is one of the most visited destinations of the Middle East and the city offers a variety of accommodation options to its visitors ranging from luxury hotels to affordable budget-friendly hotels. If it is your first time in Beirut, you should stay in hotels in Hamra neighborhood since you will be walking distance away from most of Beirut’s popular attractions. If you would like to enjoy spectacular sceneries of the Mediterranean, you should check to hotels around “Ain Al Mraiseh”.
Pegasus Airlines would love to help you organize your trip to Beirut and you can book a hotel easily through Pegasus Airlines website.
Lebanon kitchen is a delicious fusion of Arabic and Mediterranean cuisine with many authentic recipes and this makes Beirut is an amazing place for culinary enthusiastic travelers. Traditional recipes of Beirut usually consist of lamb meat and vegetables. In Beirut, you should definitely try “Hummus”, “Fattoush”, and “Kibbeh”.
If you would like to know more about the amazing Beirut cuisine, you should have a look at our Beirut Travel Guide.
We have listed some side notes about Beirut for you right below.
European Union and many other countries can travel to Lebanon without a lengthy visa process and it is possible to get it on arrival at the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport. You can click here to know more about Lebanon visa policy.
In addition to what Beirut has to offer, you can travel these closely located cities to keep on discovering.
- Aley (19 km)
- Jounieh (20 km)
- Byblos (37 km)
- Tripoli (81 km)
Beirut has a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild rainy winters. Although you can enjoy Beirut throughout the year thanks to its pleasant temperatures, it is recommended for you to enjoy the city during summer or autumn to avoid excess rainfall in winters.
- Country Code: +961
- City Code: 1
- Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport Number: +961 1 628 000
- Ambulance: 140
- Police: 112
Places to see
There is nowhere like Beirut thanks to its multifaceted social life and unique cultural atmosphere. Beirut is a captivating city, blended with historical landmarks and modern skyscrapers.
Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque was built in 2005 and stands as a striking example of modern Lebanese architecture. The mosque is located walking distance away from the spectacular Marty’s Square. National Museum of Beirut is your place to go to learn more about the rich history of Beirut that dates back to thousands of years ago.
You can visit our comprehensive Beirut Travel Guide to learn more about Beirut and its must-see attractions.
There are a couple of things you can do to find the cheapest flight ticket to Beirut. First, it is always good to book your flight ticket in advance, ideally two or three months prior to your journey. Secondly, flight tickets during weekdays are almost always cheaper than the ones scheduled on weekends. In addition to these two, you should keep an eye on amazing seasonal promotions offered by Pegasus Airlines to find the cheapest direct or connecting flight to Beirut.
Beirut is one of the most characteristic cities in the world with its French, British, Turkish, and Arabian influences. The city is known as the jewel of the Middle East with its never-ending historical landmarks, amazing cultural heritage, and its unique mixture of the west and the east.
Although Beirut is a year-long destination, travelers generally avoid visiting Beirut during summer to avoid excessive heat. If you don’t mind the heat, Beirut is a spectacular city to enjoy in summer with its gorgeous shore.
Four to five days in Beirut would be enough for you to discover and enjoy Beirut thoroughly.
There is not a special travel card for tourists in Beirut but there is a tourist pass card that brings discounts in popular tourism areas.
Beirut, especially its central area, is fairly safe but its suburban areas have much higher rates of petty and violent crimes. Therefore, it is recommended for you to stay in its central region, avoiding surrounding neighbors.
Beirut can be considered as an expensive city with relatively higher accommodation, dining and transportation options in comparison to other popular destinations of its region such as Amman or Tel-Aviv.