Beirut International Airport BEY, is located 5 km 3 mi south of the city centre) - Middle East Airlines (http://www.mea.com.lb/MEA) services daily to Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Accra, Amman, Athens, Cairo, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dammam, Doha, Dubai, Frankfurt, Geneva, Istanbul-Ataturk, Jeddah, Kano, Kuwait, Lagos, Larnaca, London-Heathrow, Milan-Malpensa, Nice, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Riyadh and Rome-Fiumicino, Warsaw-OkÄcie.
In addition the Airport is served by foreign airlines
|Middle East Arabic countriesAir AlgÃ©rie Algiers Air Arabia Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Alexandria-Borg Al Arab EgyptAir Cairo, Alexandria-El Nohza Emirates Airline Dubai Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi FlyDubai DubaiGulf Air Bahrain Iran Air Tehran-Imam Khomeini Jazeera Airways Dubai, Kuwait Kuwait Airways Kuwait Oman Air Dubai, Muscat Qatar Airways Doha RAK Airways Ras Al Khaimah Royal Air Maroc Casablanca Royal Jordanian Amman Saudi Arabian Airlines Jeddah, Riyadh Tunisair Tunis Wataniya Airways Kuwait Not currently in operationYemenia Amman, Sanaa||EuropeAeroflot Moscow-Sheremetyevo airBaltic [Riga]Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Marseille Alitalia Rome-Fiumicino Armavia Yerevan BMI Khartoum, London-Heathrow Bulgaria Air Sofia Cyprus Airways Larnaca Czech Airlines Prague LOT Polish Airlines Lufthansa Frankfurt MalÃ©v Hungarian Airlines BudapestOlympic Airlines Athens Tarom Bucharest-Otopeni Turkish Airlines Istanbul-Ataturk Viking Airlines Stockholm-Arlanda AsiaMalaysia Airlines Dubai, Kuala Lumpur AfricaEthiopian Airlines Addis Ababa|
For flights from the United Kingdom try Turkish Airlines (http://www.thy.com), Cyprus Airways (http://www.cyprusairways.com) or Czech Airlines (http://www.czechairlines.com). These three airlines are often cheaper even than MEA or BMI direct from Heathrow. Czech airlines are consistently the cheapest bet from Manchester.
Direct flights from the U.S were again permitted by the U.S Government effective June 9, 2007; however, at present no airline offers direct service to the Americas from Beirut.
Buses leave Damascus every hour and typically cost 400 or 500 SYP. The trip is normally 4-5 hours, depending on traffic at the border. Note that when leaving Syria, you must pay an exit fee of 550 SYP and must acquire a Lebanese visa on the other side of the border 48 hrs Transit Visa is free, 15 day Transit Visa is LL25,000 (US$17, single-entry 30 day Tourist Visa is LL50,000 US$34, payable in Lebanese Pounds only. Money changers can exchange currency, typically with a $1 exchange fee).