Qatar Airways, Emirates, Jet Airways, Etihad, Air India have frequent operations from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Kolkata with hopping flights via Kuwait, Doha and Dubai.
Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport is the gateway to Beirut for travelers across the globe. Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Gulf Air, Air France, American Airlines are some of the popular airlines operating daily. The airport is 9 km away from the city. Although there are no buses that service the airport, minivans will take you to the Dawra transport hub, with Downtown as a stop en-route. Look out for the vans with aeroplane ministickers on the windscreen near the Departure terminal. Taxis are also available at the Arrival gates, but you need to bargain for a cheap ride.
Private cabs, as well as, shared cabs are available from the nearby cities only.¾
Charles Helou Bus Station - Buses from here operate to and from some international destinations like Damascus and for the majority of it, north Lebanon, namely Jounieh, Byblos, Batroun and Tripoli. Cola Intersection - This station connects South East Lebanon to Beirut, from cities like Shouf (Dmit, Barouk and Beiteddine), Saida (Sidon) and Tyre (Sour). Dowra - Buses from here leave for destinations in North Lebanon, Byblos, Jounieh, Batroun, Beit Mery, Broummana and Tripoli. To reach Beirut, take a mini bus headed to Cola Intersection or towards Hamra.
Beirut is well serviced by its network of buses. The Lebanese Commuting Company (LCC) operate, hail and ride buses from early morning to evening in frequent intervals of 15 minutes. Taxis ply at prior negotiated fares or as shared taxis (Servees) which will not drop you to your exact destination. The safest and most trustworthy option is to reserve a taxi from one of the official taxi companies, though these will cost more. Exploring the city is also quite viable given Beirut's compact nature.