Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)

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Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY)
AddressBeirut, Lebanon
Telephone(01) 628 000
Number of terminals1
Time zoneGMT Eastern European Time: GMT/UTC +2 (GMT/UTC +3 from March 29 to October 25, 2014)
LocationBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is located 9 km (6 miles) south of the Beirut city center.
Airport codeBEY
Driving directionsBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is directly connected to central Beirut by the southbound airport highway Hafez El Asad.
Car rentalInternational car rental firms Avis, Budget, Hertz, and National are represented at the airport, alongside several local operators.
Public transport and taxisBus: There is no official bus service directly to and from the airport; however some LCC (tel: (05) 810 510; www.lccworld.com) services stop at the airport roundabout, approximately 1 km (0.6 miles) from the terminal.
Shuttle: Unofficial shared-ride minibuses, known as service taxis, operate to and from the airport to various city destinations upon request. These minibuses depart once they are full.
Taxi: Official airport taxis, recognizable by the airport logo on their sides, offer controlled-price transfers to the city center from outside Arrivals. Other taxis are available, but it is necessary to haggle with the drivers over the fare. The travel time into the city is approximately 15–20 minutes.
Car parkingLong- and short-term parking is currently available for 2,350 vehicles. Access from the terminal building to the parking lots is via a pedestrian tunnel.
Information and help desksThere is a tourist information office in the arrivals hall.
Airport FacilitiesMoney: A bank offering foreign exchange and ATMs is available in Arrivals. A full-service bank is located in Departures. Card phones are available throughout the terminal; telephone cards can be purchased from automated machines.
Communications: Wi-Fi is available free of charge for 30 minutes per day.
Food: There are several restaurants and cafés located throughout Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. These sell both Lebanese and international fare and include a full-service restaurant in Arrivals and a Japanese seafood eatery in Departures.
Shopping: There is a large duty-free shopping area airside in Departures offering a wide range of goods and gifts, from jewelry and electronics to food items and cigars. Two smaller outlets are available prior to the immigration area in Arrivals.
Luggage: Airport security desks provide lost-luggage tracking services; passengers must first collect a paper slip verifying their loss from the Middle East Airline office in the arrival hall. Baggage wrapping services are available in the check-in area.
Other facilities: There are 24-hour first aid facilities within the airport. Christian and Muslim prayer rooms are located on level 2, in the main departures area.
Conference and business facilitiesPremium passengers can choose from three lounges on level 2. Meetings facilities are not available; however, these are offered by many city hotels.
Disabled facilitiesBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is mostly accessible to those with disabilities, with ramps, elevators, and specially adapted toilets and telephones. Passengers requiring wheelchairs and special assistance should inform their airline prior to travel.
Airport hotelsThere are no hotels at Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport. All international-standard accommodation is located towards the city center. Many city hotels provide an airport shuttle service for their guests.
Full airport nameBeirut Rafic Hariri International Airport
State or provinceLebanon
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