Fly to Beirut and you are 15 minutes away from one of the planet’s most thrilling cities and a manageable drive from some of the ancient world’s iconic sights.
Lebanon packs in an incredible geographic and cultural diversity: the Roman ruins at Baalbek, the Phoenician port of Tyre and – more ancient than either – Byblos. In a few hours from London to Beirut you can be skiing on the Lebanese cedar slopes or sunbathing by the Med. But you will need energy left for Beirut’s hedonistic nightlife. A night at the Beirut Music Hall may be the most fun thing you do all year.
In just over five hours your London to Beirut flight will take you to the far side of the Mediterranean. Daily flights to Beirut depart from London Heathrow Terminal 5. Beirut airport arrivals are a mere 15 minutes from downtown.
Fly direct to Beirut from London with British Airways and enjoy complimentary food and drink. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. Take advantage of online and mobile check in options to spend less time waiting at the airport.
The airport is a mere 7km south of the city. Public transport options are very limited, so visitors usually hop in a taxi. This may be your introduction to Middle East haggling. The private minibuses that go to Martyr’s Square are much cheaper.
The recently revamped shopping area makes Beirut International one of the more enticing places to spend the hours before a flight. The shopping ‘street’ in the airport offers prices that compares well with western rivals. Lebanese food and gifts are given pride of place.
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