Rent a car for Beirut Airport (BEY)
The capital city of Lebanon - Beirut is one of the most modern cities in the Middle East. The city is a perfect blend of East and West, and seems like a different place altogether depending on what part of the city you’re in. If you’re entering Beirut via the Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, choose to pre-book a car rental to drive around the city and explore the raw energy that the city beholds. Not only do you get to save time and money on booking a car rental for Beirut Airport in advance, you also get to spend your time in Beirut in comfort and ease.
Steps for car rental at Beirut Airport
With VIP Cars you get to book a rental car via a very simplified booking engine that includes just three main steps -
By submitting the dates and details of your trip, you will receive a list of all rental cars available at Beirut Airport during that period.
Out of all the vehicles and deals available, you can browse among the multiple choices from different suppliers according to your preferences.
After choosing a suitable rental car, you can book the vehicle by paying a small amount online and the rest is payable later at the rental desk at Beirut Airport.
Add-ons for Beirut Airport car rental
Multiple add-ons can be included in your car rental deal for Beirut Airport. These can be added online on the booking page, just before payment or on our helpline after an informative discussion with our booking support executives. These extra services are added for a small surcharge and the amount will depend on the supplier, the type of rental car and the country the car is being rented in. Additional driver, infant seat, navigation system (GPS), snow chains and toddler seat are the most commonly added extras with Beirut car rental deals.
Car rental companies for Beirut Airport
VIP Cars works in alliance with the most trusted international car suppliers at Beirut Airport to bring you the best rental cars at the most economical deals. Our partner suppliers include -
- Avis Rent a Car
- Alamo Rent A Car
- Hertz Car Rental
- Sixt rent a car
- National Car Rental
Early or late return of a rental car
Late return - If you cannot return your rental car at the time specified on your rental voucher, or you wish to extend your time with your rented vehicle in Beirut, extra charges will be applicable according to the suppliers. These extra charges are usually higher than the standard charges.
Early return - In case you cut your trip short and return your vehicle before the time and date specified on your rental voucher, neither the supplier nor VIP Cars is liable to return or refund any money.
Insurances included in car hire deals for Beirut Airport (BEY)
Collision Damage Waiver
This inclusion reduces the liability of the customer in the event of an accident and if the rental car gets damaged. The insurance will cover upto a certain amount, on top of which the customer will have to pay if the excess.
In the event of a theft of the rented vehicle or any damage caused to the vehicle due to an attempted theft, this insurance will reduce the amount the customer has to pay to the supplier.
Third Party Liability
In case of an accident, if some damage is caused to other people or property, this insurance covers the financial weight on the customer upto a certain amount. The customer will have to pay above the insurance value if the charges exceed.
If somehow the renter loses the rental confirmation voucher which contains the details of the car rental and the booking reference, it is advised that the renter immediately gets in touch with the booking support team at VIP Cars. The customer care executives will be able to solve the issue at hand so the renter can pick up their car rental smoothly at the Beirut Airport.
Please note, that if the customer fails to present the rental voucher at the car rental desk at the Beirut Airport, he/she will not receive the vehicle and will also not be entitled to any refund.
Generally, the car rental suppliers allow rental vehicles to drivers within the range of 25-75 years of age. Some suppliers may provide rental cars to customers below the age of 25 with an additional surcharge.
Apart from these general car rental supplier rules, the age limit also depends on the place the vehicle is being rented in. In Beirut, the minimum age to rent a car is 23.
A brief overview of Beirut Airport
Officially known as Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, this is the only commercial airport in Lebanon. The airport has a single terminal, three runways and serves over 7 million passengers on average yearly. The East and the West Wings of the terminal are joined together by the main terminal, and have 23 gates in total.
Inside the terminal building -
- The ground floor is for arrivals
- The second floor is for departures.
- The third floor has all the private lounges.
- The fourth floor has the airport administration offices.
|Address:||Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, Beirut, Lebanon|
Facilities at Beirut Airport (BEY)
- Multiple ATMs and full-service banks offering currency exchange are available.
- Numerous restaurants, cafes, retail stores and duty-free shopping.
- Long-term and short-term parking for over 2300 vehicles.
- Pharmacy, medical station and prayer rooms are available.
- Conference and business services in the premium lounges.
- Wi-Fi, internet kiosks, payphones and a post office.
Top attractions in Beirut you can drive to in your car rental
East marries the West in Beirut, a city that bounced back to life from almost total annihilation in late 1960s. A Middle Eastern capital with an overwhelming presence of spectacular museums and art galleries, alongside a string of restaurants, nightclubs, and bars, Lebanon assures you of a memorable holiday. On your visit to Beirut, you can use your rental car to explore various places in the city that hold cultural importance and make sure you have a good time irrespective of the purpose of your visit.
National Museum of BeirutMuseum Street, Beirut, Lebanon
One of the most impressive cultural institutions of Lebanon, the National Museum of Beirut is undeniably a very popular tourist attraction. The archaeological museum takes pride in showcasing its impressive collection of artifacts featuring Lebanon's history under various rulers. After undergoing to massive restoration, the museum now has now over 100,000 antique artifacts from the time after World War I.
Saint George Greek Orthodox CathedralBeirut, Lebanon
One of the oldest structures in Lebanon, the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral was constructed in 1767. Functioning as a museum now, the building underwent massive restoration following an outbreak of civil war in Lebanon. The cathedral also features one 7-minute documentary giving an overview of the church's history and evolution over the period of time.
Beirut Art CenterJisr El Wati - Off Corniche an Nahr. Building 13, Beirut, Lebanon
Located on the banks of Beirut River, the Beirut Art Center is a hub for contemporary modern art in the city with a vast exhibition space. Opened in 2009, the art complex has been run by a nonprofit organization. Spread across 1,500 sq m, the Art Center comprises of 2 floors. While the ground floor houses auditorium, book store, and an exhibition space, the first floor features administrative offices, cafe, and a media correspondence section.
Mohammad Al-Amin MosqueBeirut, Lebanon
A relatively new Islamic structure to come up at Lebanon's capital, Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque was completed in 2007 following the start of its construction in 2002. Spread across a massive 11,000 sq meters, this iconic landmark of Beirut is famous for its blue dome and high minarets. A major Sunni Muslim structure, the Mohammad Al-Amin Mosque forms the part of skyline of Beirut City Center.
Driving tips for Beirut
Driving in a different city or country has its own unique experience, especially in Lebanon where driving rules are strictly followed. Here are some rules and helpful tips you should follow while driving your rental car in Beirut.
- Minimum age to rent a car in Lebanon is 23.
- Speed limits in Lebanon - City roads: 50 km/h,
Open roads: 100 km/h
- Prohibited - drunk driving, using mobiles, overspeeding.
- Third party insurance is compulsory in Lebanon.
- Children under the age of 12 have to travel in the backseat of the car in appropriate seats.
- Driving licence, rental car documents and insurance papers to be carried at all times.