Lebanon Transportation

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Lebanon Transportation

  • service-taxi to a bus to service...

    initially i might say i got ripped off at the airport bein new place n' all..paid something like us$30/- which should cost me us$20/-..the best way is using the 'service taxi"..where means its shared and u get droped off at apoint & take another taxi..till u get ur point!..it takes lonfg timez, but its far more intresting & fun opting this way and...

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  • Direct Flights to Lebanon - From the UK

    MEA and British Airways are the only two airlines offering direct flights into/out of Beirut Intl. Airport (aka Rafic Hariri Airport). While BA has daily flights, and the duration of these flights is around 4.30 -5.00 hours, MEA also offers flights on most days of the week.MEA is part of the Skyteam, if you're interested in increasing your...

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  • Travelling to and around Lebanon

    There are daily flights between Beirut and most European and Middle Eastern capitals. Lebanon's flag carrier, Middle East Airlines (MEA), connects Beirut with most European capitals, other parts of the Middle East, some African capitals and Singapore Through Beirut Int'l Airport (code :BEY). BIA is situated 16 Km from Beirut City center. There is...

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  • lebanon taxi excellent guide & drivers

    while doing my tours of byblos & balbeek & anjar i employed a company by the name of lebanon taxi to provide myself with a driver & guide . good price . excellent modern & safe vechile provided and fluent english speaking driver i strongly recommend them & i myself would use them again with out hesitation . 5 star all the way

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  • Tarom

    If you are flying from Romania or you want to use Tarom, try to use the flight RO187 that departures every Tuesday. For return to Bucharest, use flight RO167 that take off from Beirut every Monday and Wednesday. Tarom flights this destination as triangle (bucharest-beirut-amman-bucharest) and if you fly with one stop in Amman, you will make around...

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  • NO FERRY TO CYPRUS

    There are currently no ferry boats running between Cyprus and Lebanon. They stopped a few years ago. I actually took the ferry between them, but they have been stopped for a couple of years now. You can go to Syria though. The link below shows all ferry services between Cyprus and other countries of the region. If they every re-instate the service,...

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  • have a friend with a car

    hopefully you have a friend there like i did ,and she drove everywhere as public transportation is almost noexcistant,taxi's to go no more than 3 miles was $25,gasoline in 2003 was $17 a liter that 4 liters a gallon you can do the math

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  • Tours

    If it's your first time in the country and you don't know anyone take a tour with either wild discovery (speak to vt member Ronza) or Nakhal and they will let you know which tours are running and which days they run on.I'm not a particular fan of doing things by tour bus but in lebanon things were different. The tours are really nicely priced...

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  • walking

    the lebanese don't walk anywhere, always take a car, and having walked around most of beirut in the middle of the day i can see why, sometimes you can't find shade. Personally though i would rather walk i have found some really interesting places that you would never even notice if you took a taxi

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  • Taksee (taxi's)

    taxi's are the main type of transportation for anyone without a car in lebanon. The taxi has many different guises here... you will hear them beeping at you all the time... it's not that they're hounding you, they are actually just being polite and asking if you want to go somewhere.The first type of taxi is similar to a minicab in that they are...

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  • From Aleppo (Syria) to Beirut

    Buses to Beirut from Aleppo cost 300 SP and takes about 6 hours. When I travelled it took 6,5 hours as it took quite long time at the border. The buses leave from Karajat Hanano (Ibrahim Hanano) an to go there by taxi from the clock tower is 25 SP.In Beirut the bus stops at Charles Helou Station.I travelled with Serraj bus company, which had good...

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  • car rental

    Car rental is available at the air port which can be less expensive on the long term.And Lebanon is developing it`s street signs which sometimes can be helpful or it can be misleading!My husband and I usually rent from (City Car rent -a-car).a small car usually cost us 28USD$ per day.

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  • A Mercedes taxi?!!

    To go around beirut :it is easy to use the (service)taxi, where you share the taxi with other passengers,this will cut on the price but this taxi only goes in a certain route,which makes it more expensive if you want to be dropped off at a certain place.

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  • Beirut - Damascus - Amman

    I was going to go from Beirut to Amman, but was told it was much more expensive to go direct. It is cheaper to go to Damascus and change there. I took a service taxi from Beirut to Damascus for 15 000 LL (10 dollars) and it took less than three hours. In Damascus I found a service taxi to Amman (500 SP) that was leaving just after a few minutes....

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  • Beirut International Airport Facilities

    Special Care UnitThe Special Handling Team is responsible for meeting the needs of passengers with special requirements. The team comprises highly trained personnel to look after unaccompanied minors, sick or disabled passengers and transfer them to and from ground to aircraft by fully equipped passenger assistance vehicles.Cedar Lounge The...

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  • From Beirut to Aanjar and back

    To go to Aanjar you take a minibus from Cola station to Chtaura, where you change to a service taxi. To go to Cola station I paid 1000 LL for the service taxi (I said alf (1000) as I stopped it but thought the driver was going to say 2000 LL, which he didn't). The minibus from Cola to Chtaura was 3000 LL and it took about 1 hour. The service taxi...

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  • Buses & Service Taxis...

    Buses & the service taxis are the best way to move around in Lebanon.They are reliable & almost on time.Furthermore, you can avoid dealing with some crazy drivers on the Lebanese roads !Also a good opportunity to see Lebanon when you move around.A service taxi looks like a mini van, smaller than a bus of course...

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  • By car

    The best way to go around Lebanon is defintely by car. Public transportation is very little organized. In case you dont have a car and you want to mouve inside the town better to take a taxi. There is also what is called SERVICE like a taxi but you may find yourself with four other people inside the car. You dont need to look for a SERVICE they...

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  • Rent a taxi with the driver for the...

    We went to Lebanon with the ship. It was two nights cruise and we could spend there about seventeen hours. Instead of taking the ship trips, that would cost us $400 for just 8 hours, we arrange before we went there a mini bus for ten people with its driver. The price we agreed was $120. With that money he was driving us all these hours everywhere...

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  • Best trip

    Bus to take you in a group tour is really a good solution to make a roam in the most famous places in Lebanon!The only bad thing that you have to obey the graphic,But after the daily program and in every evening you can be free and do what ever you want.

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  • Taxi! Service! or tourist bus

    In Beirut the easiest method of travel is taxi but this can be expensive. A cheaper way is to ask for Service. The taxi will then accept you if you are going in his direction, and will pick up other passengers on the way. Fare for Service is 1000LL.Also available is mini buses which follow routes round the city. If one is going to your destination...

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  • A cheap way to move around!

    The buses in Lebanon are considered one of the cheapest way to move around,,you only have to know the routes of each one...Ask any local person they will be very delighted to help you.It costs about 500 Lebanese Lira(about 1/3 of a $) per ride within one route.

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  • around lebanon

    there are several ways to get around Lebanon. The cheapest is by bus - but you can also use minibuses, shared taxis 8service) or private taxis. Buses leave from Charles Helou station in Beirut for Tripoli and some cities in the south: you can also get shared taxis to Syria from here. Minibuses leave from Cola station (Beirut) for Baalbeck and some...

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  • cars and busses

    We maily moved from Beirut to the other places we wanted to visit by private car as they were not too expensive and, above all, having not so much time available, they were the best choice.We just toke the bus on our way back from Tripoli to Beirut and it was funny as, the sign on the bus, the time table, the seats number and everything else were...

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  • flyght

    We flew from Rome to Beirut with Middle east airline, a really good company, apart for the fact that they practically rmeind you to have a diet with their incredibly small seats, and they also would like you to not be lazy as their flyght from Beirut leaves at 6.30 am!Middle east a company to better your life style :-)

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  • Boat trips

    In the harbour in Jbail (Byblos) there are a few boats for sight-seeing.Whene I was there my second time I think the waves were to high for the boats to go on a tour, but a group with school children came and probably they had been looking forward to the tour. The boats with the school children went back and forth through the harbour opening,...

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  • Buses

    definitely the way to go-still have fond memories of waiting for buses on charles helou avenue and buying one of those huge, inflated pastried they sell by the roadside and some orange juice for breakfast.smoking is allowed in the van but other than that, i love the buses in lebanon. a definite adventure travel for someone who hasn't travelled...

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  • Road from Bcharre to Baalbeck

    From the ski resort the Cedars a road is leading through the mountains to the Beeka Valley. The road is only open in the summer months.When we visited the Cedars end April, we had a good look at the road from the parking lot in the Cedars and saw that the road was still covered with snow.After Bcharre was Baalbeck in the north of the Beeka Valley...

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  • Charles Helou Avenue

    Following Charles Helou Avenue to the east will take you out of Beirut and to the north. It is a busy road.The busstation Charles Helou is beneath the highway.

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  • Bus

    Bus to take you in a group tour is really a good solution to make a roam in the most famous places in Lebanon!The only bad thing that you have to obey the graphic,But after the daily program and in every evening you can be free and do what ever you want.

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  • Bus

    Of course from Syria to Lebanon or in Lebanon from Beirut to another point the best Transportation is a Bus!It is comfortable really cheap and the distance between Beirut and Tripoli is less than one hour,Yes Lebanon is a small Country.

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  • To Zahle

    To come to Zahle from Beirut the best solution is a good Bus.It is comfortable and the way is not long at all about 2 hours.You will enjoy the landscapes meanwhile you are riding the Bus.

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  • Mercedes Taxis!!!

    A trip around in Beirut will coast you about :50$. The funny thing is that most of the taxis are Mercedes.In Baalback you can have a Camel or Horse ride!

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  • Fly to Beirut

    Beirut Airport is very famous in the Middle East!And very active too!Its a very charged!You can see in the sky a plane each 2 minutes!

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  • Mercedes Taxi!

    I told you in My Lebanon Page all Cabs in Beirut are Mercedes!I had the impression they are so rich to make those cars as Cabs!ha ha ha but its so cool!you feel that its luxury cabs!but I should say the prices are really high in Beirut to take a cab!

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  • Car, taxi, buses

    Well the best way would be by car ( your own car or a rental one or by taxi). There's also buses.It is efficient specially that there's no bus station; so wherever you find a bus it can stop , pick you up and then stop wherever you want on his way.Motorcycling is quite unsafe because Lebanese have their own crazy way of driving.And on peak hours it...

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  • Has Anyone Got Any Suggestions???

    I'm going to Beirut in July but need to get there from Instanbul, Turkey. Has anyone got any ideas on the best and most cost effective way of getting there safely?Appreciate your suggestions.Thank you.

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  • Taxi for a day

    If you don't want to go by public transport or have little time, you can rent a taxi for a day. Be sure to negociate the price before.I and three other persons from the hotel where I stayed went with a taxi one day to south Lebanon. We paid 20 dollar each (lunch included) for the route Saida (to get the permits from the military), Beaufort Castle,...

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  • You could get easily from many...

    You could get easily from many european airports.there is a bus crosing from Damascus-vv and another bus goes from the cosast (Beyrouth-Lattakia) stopping at tripoly and Tartous, that permits you to cross the border easily.getting around the country is fairly easy, there are buses every where and iven to the most remote areas, always check with the...

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  • Service Taxi

    Service Taxi is a taxi you share with other people. If the taxi is empty when you stop it, ask if it is a servic. It is much cheaper than a normal taxi. If the fist service taxi you stop is not going your way you just stop the next one.Going around in Beirut is 1000 LL. But as all taxis had to change from disel (which is cheaper) to gas engines...

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  • Busstations in Beirut

    As Lebanon is a small country it is very convenient to stay in Beirut and make daytrips to other parts of the country from there. Charles Helou station: From here you take the buses to Syria and the north of Lebanon.From Charles Helou I always took the small bus (Nakliat al Abiad) to Tripol. The bus drops you wherever you want to get off.Tripoli:...

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  • Taxis take you everywhere

    Since Lebanon is a small country, it's easy and fast to get to most of the attractions. In fact, you should be able to reach all major towns within two hours from Beirut. Private taxis are cheap (US$10 Beirut-Tripoli) and service taxis are even cheaper. Buses also run between Beirut and major towns.

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  • The easiest way to get to...

    The easiest way to get to Lebanon is by airplane. But you have the option to get by road from Syria or by boat from Cyprus (to Jounieh which is 20 km away from the capital)You can use the 'service' or taxi which is a car that you share with others for a reasonable price 1 USD per destination within the city (Beirut). For visits outside Beirut, you...

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  • from america you have to go...

    from america you have to go true airplains but from europe or asia you can go true ground but be shure that you know where your going and also think about getint the visa to some countrys befor oserwise it will be a hell of a trip...use the service of a taxie cab driver ask if he deals a price for you to make a trip to the most visited area's and...

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  • PLANES ARE THE BEST WAY OF...

    PLANES ARE THE BEST WAY OF GETTING THERE,QUICK AND CHEAP.IF YOU ARE AN ADVENTURER DRIVING IS A MUST; I H'VE DONE IT.RENTING A CAR AND GOING AROUND MAKES YOUR'S VISIT WORTH THE DREAM AND HARMONY OF VISITING THIS WONDERFUL AND GREAT COUNTRY

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