Explore Beirut with a discounted rental car
Rent a car in Beirut, Lebanon, from VIP Cars with deals available all over the city including Beirut International Airport, Downtown, Kantari, Le Royal Hotel and Raouché Arjaan by Rotana. Please, book before a few months to get better prices.
Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut contains such a rich variety of fascinating attractions, a spectacular architecture and modern shopping centres that it is often referred to as the Paris of the Middle East. Top attractions in Beirut include archaeological sites from the Roman era, the Middle Ages and the Byzantine Period.
Our car rental companies in Beirut
Our alliances with well-known car rental companies let you pick up the rental at any popular location in Beirut.
- Avis Car Rental
- Sixt Rent A Car
- City Car Rent A Car
Our rental locations in Beirut
- Achrafieh- Achrafieh or Ashrafieh is one of the oldest districts in Beirut with points of interest like National Museum of Beirut and Rue Gouraud.
- Beirut- Rafic Hariri International Airport - BEY Airport is 9 km away from the city center, in the southern suburbs of Beirut.
- Beirut Central District- Centre Ville or Beirut Downtown is the happening core of the city holding a great historical importance.
- Le Royal Hotel- A premium hotel near Beirut downtown, Le Royal offers a spectacular view of the Mediterranean Sea as well as the city.
- Phoenicia Beirut- A landmark hotel by the Mediterranean Sea, in close proximity to many art, retail, food and entertainment joints.
- Raouché Arjaan by Rotana- A fashionable and relaxing 4-star seafront hotel boasting a modern facade on the Raouche street in central Beirut.
Our fleet of cars for Beirut
Road trips requiring a larger leg room and luggage space call for a sturdy SUV rental whereas budget-friendly compacts and sedans are suitable for travelling in a city like Beirut.
We also provide 7 to 9 seater vans & minivans apt for adventures for families or a group of friends. Our car rental fleet for Beirut also comprises of luxury cars from brands like BMW, Audi, Infiniti and Mercedes.
Car rental guide for Beirut
- The best way to start your trip is by booking a car rental at the airport itself, at Beirut Airport, you can find car rental desks on the first level of the arrival area on the one and only terminal.
- 18 is the legal age to drive in Lebanon while 23 years is the legal age for renting a car in Lebanon, provided that the renter has been holding his driving license for at least a year.
- Ditch the slow and crowded buses for an independent car rental which you can also drive to the scenic mountains or towards the Mediterranean coast. Depending upon the terms of the supplier, you can also go for a cross-border car rental from Beirut.
Driving in Beirut
In Lebanon, you drive on the right-hand side of the road and can blow the horn for passing, it won’t be considered as rude. Try to stick to the prescribed speed limits i.e. 50 km/h in the city and 100 km/h on the highway.
Try driving during the day as a few of the roads won’t be well-lit in the night. Use a GPS to navigate otherwise the routes can be confusing.
By all means, avoid rush hours and weekends if you do not want to get stuck in heavy traffic, 4PM to 6PM is the worst time to drive in Beirut.
Always wear seat-belt and avoid using cell phone unless on hands-free mode. Carry your driving license along with the rental and insurance papers while driving the rental car.
About Lebanon’s capital city, Beirut
Old meets new in this striking city of contrasts, Beirut showcases a proud heritage mixed with thriving modernity as it has been inhabited since the 15th century BC. You can also pay a visit to the Arab souks, mosques, churches from the time of the crusades and the pedestrian promenade that perches on top of the gleaming white stone cliffs in Beirut.
Things to do in Beirut
Museums such as the Mim mineral museum and National Museum of Beirut add to the city’s cultural edge. Do not miss the vibrant nightlife of Beirut which is responsible for lending a very lively and contemporary feel to the city.
Mim Museum- Mineral MuseumA private mineral museum with an enchanting display of over 1,800 minerals from more than 70 nations. Address- Université Saint-Joseph Campus de L'innovation et du Sport (CIS), Beirut, Lebanon
Beit BeirutA museum and a cultural centre which was created in 1924 to honour the past of the city. Address- Independence Street (Elias Sarkis Avenue), Bayrut, Lebanon
National Museum of BeirutThe country’s main archaeological museum as well as a cultural hub of Beirut. Address- Museum Street, Bayrut, Lebanon
Sassine SquareAn ideally located town square where you can have a look at life in Beirut, this is the spot where the youngsters of the city hang out. Address- Independance, Bayrut, Lebanon
Raouche RocksA residential and business area on the coast of Raouche accompanied by a naturally occurring landmark. Address- Raouche, Beirut, Lebanon
Souk El TayebA famous open-air market put up on Saturdays, in Beirut Central District or what is also known as Beirut Downtown. Address- Beirut Souks, Beirut, Lebanon
Planet DiscoveryLebanon’s only interactive science museum for children, founded by Solidere in 1999. Address- El Moutran, Bayrut, Lebanon
Nijmeh SquareCentre of the restored central Beirut, built in the Art Deco style and acts as a landmark of the city. Address- Place Charles de Gaulle, Paris, Lebanon
Dar El-Nimer for Arts and CultureA colourful art gallery in central Beirut where many exhibitions and events are held. Address- America Street, Rue Clémenceau, Beirut, Lebanon