Flights to Lebanon: practical information
Cheap airlines to Lebanon
Lebanon may be small but with a long coastline on the Mediterranean it certainly packs a punch. Planning to spend your holidays in Lebanon? Start with cheap flights to Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut. Beirut International Airport (BEY) welcomes passengers onboard British Airways, Air France, Pegasus Airlines, Emirates, among others, from the UK.
When to book flights to Lebanon
Summers in Lebanon are hot and dry while winters tend to be very rainy. Book your flights to Lebanon at least four months in advance, even more if travelling during the popular summer months or around Ramadan and Independence Day (Nov 22).
- Peak season: Summer, when the country’s beaches explode with sunbathers.
- Low season: Winters can be rather rainy.
Direct flights to Lebanon take 4 hours 40 minutes from London.
Experience Lebanon: what to see, what to do
Whether it’s the beach that beckons or the thrill of discovering a new culture, Lebanon checks both boxes with plenty of ancient Roman sites to see as well. Start in Beirut but don’t miss the Roman Temples in Baalbeck or the Arabic palace of Beiteddine.
Essentials in Lebanon
Beirut: This city is manic but first-time visitors are always surprised by the beauty of the city centre. Start in Place de l’Etoile and tour the outdoor cafes. Stroll along the beach and at night, soak up the nightlife that parties till dawn.
Baalbeck: If you have time for a road trip with your Lebanon car hire, then head to the Baalbeck Roman Temples. They’re incredible and are among the largest and most beautiful of ruins left from the Roman Empire.
Palace of Beiteddine: There is something really quite magical about Arabic architecture and this palace is no exception. It’s considered a jewel in the Arabic architectural tradition. There are two large courtyards, royal private apartments and a magnificent fountain to see.
Find more information on Destination Lebanon.
Accommodation in Lebanon
Lebanon is not lacking in hotels and as you can imagine, prices vary drastically from Beirut to the rest of the country. Quality also varies greatly depending on location and price. You’ll find a good range of internationally renowned brands as well as local hotels too.