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Cheap flights to Beirut, Lebanon

Popular in December High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Cheapest in January Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price $1,192 Average for round-trip flights in December 2020
Round-trip from $571 From New York to Beirut
One-way from $360 One-way flight from New York to Beirut
Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.

Can I fly to Beirut right now?

There are currently restrictions on flights to Beirut along with the rest of Lebanon. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Entry restrictions

Lebanon has reopened its airports with limited capacity. People traveling to Lebanon will be required to comply with testing and self-isolation measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus. Check with the airline and Lebanese embassy before booking.

Entry requirements

Travelers 12 and over who are arriving from countries with PCR testing capability will be required to take a PCR test within 96 hours prior to travel and take another test on arrival. Certain airlines are covering the cost of this test whilst others may not. Travelers will have to self-quarantine while awaiting the results of this test (24-48 hours), and if both tests are negative, no further self-isolation will be required. Travelers 12 and over who are arriving from countries without PCR test capability will be required to have a test on arrival. The test costs USD $100 and is covered by some airlines. Travelers will be required to self-isolate, and must take a second PCR test 72 hours after arrival at their own expense. If both tests are negative, no further self-isolation will be required. Travelers who test positive will have to self-isolate and follow Ministry of Health guidelines. Travelers who left Lebanon for a period not exceeding one week will be exempt from PCR testing on their return. Travelers are required to complete a health declaration form before departure, and must have insurance for their whole stay in Lebanon, which will cover in full the costs of medical treatment in case they test positive for coronavirus.

Quarantine requirements

Quarantine requirements may apply while travelers wait for the results of their PCR test on arrival.

All other info

Special restrictions apply to non-Syrian nationals who are transiting through Lebanon on the way to Syria: Travelers transiting through Beirut (BEY) to Syria must have pre-approval from the Syrian Authorities. Those over the age of 12 must also have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test result issued at most 96 hours before departure. Travelers with a Travel Document for Palestinian Refugees issued by Syria are exempt from this requirement.

. If you are looking to book a trip to Beirut and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about traveling during COVID-19.

Cheapest Prices for Beirut flights by month

January
$777
February
$796
March
$803
April
$869
May
$878
June
$1,146
July
$1,165
August
$913
September
$817
October
$767
November
$783
December
$828
Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Beirut is October. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Beirut?

Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
NYC - BEY
Price
$767 - $1,333
BEY
Temperature
62.6 - 87.8 °F
BEY
Rainfall
0 - 5.24 inches
Flying to Beirut in October is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Beirut, the warmest period tends to be August, with the wettest being January.

When is the best time to book a flight to Beirut?

Booking 30 days in advance of your planned departure date is, on average, the best time to get cheap flights to Beirut. The general trend is that the closer you book to the departure date, the more expensive your flight will be.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Beirut?

At the moment, Thursday is the most economical day to take a flight to Beirut. Friday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Beirut?

To get the best value, try booking a flight at noon when visiting Beirut. Generally the prices will increase for flights in the afternoon as these tend to have higher demand.

Despite its troubled, violent past, the Lebanese capital of Beirut is an eclectic, mesmerizing cultural haven. Book a cheap flight to Beirut, and you’ll be swept away by the interwoven tapestry of Middle Eastern and European culture filled with nightlife, cafes, beaches, and delicious cuisine that earned the city the reputation of “The Paris of the Middle East.”

How long is the flight to Beirut?

Flights from the United States to Beirut, Lebanon are anywhere from 14h and15m to over 22h, depending on how many stops are taken and the departure city.

Where can you get direct flights from the United States to Beirut, Lebanon?

Unfortunately, travelers cannot get direct flights from Beirut, Lebanon from the United States. However, people traveling from or through the U.S. to Lebanon can get one- and two-stop flights to Beirut.

How do you get from Beirut airport to the city center?

From the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, travelers can get into the city centre by way of taxi, a private car, a ride share or rental car. There are both city taxis and official airport taxis around the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport on any given day. If you’re in a rush of don’t want to deal with any waiting after your flight, you could reserve a private car ahead of time, and the price of this option typically stars around $10 USD. All of these options only take about 15-20m of driving, depending on traffic.

Another popular option is simply renting a car at the airport. You can do this when you arrive or reserve a rental car ahead of time, which is what we recommend just in case that area of the airport is busy and congested the day you arrive. However, if you do go with the rental car option, you will need an International Driving Permit. This permit will be certified by the Lebanese authorities when you land, and you’ll need to have it with you when driving around the country, as you may get stopped at a checkpoint and asked to show a permit.

And lastly, another budget-friendly and quick option to get into the Beirut city centre from the airport is via Uber. The popular ride share app is available in Lebanon, and travelers can log into the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport if they need to request a ride into the city.

What are some things to do in Beirut, Lebanon?

Families, couples and solo travelers can enjoy Beirut through a variety of tours, destinations and activities. Some well-known attractions in the city include the National Museum of Beirut, Zaitunay Bay, the Mim Mineral Museum, Pigeon Rocks, Gemmayzeh Street and Hamra Street, just ot name a few.

One great way to experience Beirut is through a tour. Visitors can embark on a day trip to Byblos, Jeita Grotto and Harissa — or opt for a private tour of Anjar, Baalbek and Ksara. For the more adventurous and sporty, there’s also the popular walking tour that goes by many historical Beirut sights.

For travelers looking to get a taste of adventure while in Lebanon, there are great outdoor activities available: Paragliding Lebanon, Zingy Ride, Vamos Todos and more.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Beirut, Lebanon?

Yes, travelers from the United States heading to Lebanon do need a valid passport, and their passport must not expire three months after the date of entry. Visitor to Lebanon from the U.S. also need proof of a return ticket and may even be asked to prove the appropriate funds and lodging accommodations for their entire stay.

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What is the climate like in Beirut?

With its Mediterranean climate, temperatures in Beirut are best suited for visitors from April to June. Summer gets oppressively humid, and heavy rains fall from December to February.

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When is the best time to fly to Beirut?

April to June has the most seasonable weather; the summers get uncomfortably hot in this Mediterranean climate, and heavy rains fall in the winter.

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What is the best way to travel 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.

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What is good to know if travelling to Beirut?

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.

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