|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 5% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||October||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||C$ 1,227||Average for round-trip flights in June 2022|
|Round-trip from||C$ 983||From Toronto to Beirut|
|One-way from||C$ 13||One-way flight from Toronto to Beirut (BEY)|
Information is based on travel restrictions from Canada to Beirut
Most visitors from Canada need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Beirut.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Canada must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 48 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 24 hours for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Beirut.
Visitors from Canada are not required to quarantine after entering Beirut.
Returning to Canada from Beirut
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Beirut must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours for RT-PCR (NAAT) and 1 day for Antigen (quick-test) before departing to Canada.
Visitors from Beirut are not required to quarantine after entering Canada.
YTO - BEY
C$ 917 - C$ 1,722
17 - 31 °C
0 - 133 mm
Despite its troubled, violent past, the Lebanese capital of Beirut is an eclectic, mesmerizing cultural haven. Book a cheap flight to Beirut, and you’ll be swept away by the interwoven tapestry of Middle Eastern and European culture filled with nightlife, cafes, beaches, and delicious cuisine that earned the city the reputation of “The Paris of the Middle East”.
Flights from Canada to Beirut, Lebanon range from 30h-13h. The length of your flight depends on many factors, including your departure city, the time of year, and your ideal ticket prices. If you’re flying from as far west as Vancouver, it may take you up to 30 hours to arrive in Beirut, whereas a flight out of Montreal will put you at the shorter end of the spectrum.
There currently are no direct flights from Canada to Beirut, unfortunately. However, there is a way to book a flight that is as short as possible, with fewer stopovers than others for ideal Beirut city flight deals by following a few tips.
First, consider the most common airline carriers flying into Beirut regularly. A few of these include Lufthansa, MEA, and Air France. Next, try to fly out of one of Canada’s major international airports that serve these airlines, such as Toronto Pearson, Calgary International, Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau, or Vancouver International. Flying out of an international airport that connects with Beirut’s common airlines ensures you may have only one or two stops en route to Beirut.
Beirut is home to one airport, Rafic Hariri International Airport, which is 9 km from the city centre.
The best option to get to your destination in Beirut from the airport is by taxi. Airport taxis charge at a flat rate of about C$25, although cab drivers may try to charge as much as C$60 for tourists. Regular taxis will likely charge as much as C$50 or so for a trip to the airport to a downtown destination. Corporate taxis provide a prefixed rate of about C$25, so this may be the way to go if you’re booking a ride through your company or hotel.
Beirut is a city filled with natural beauty, inspired architecture, and rich history, so there is plenty to see and do. National Museum of Beirut is a wonderful place to start, offering insights into the city’s cultural achievements and its place in history as a meeting point for different civilisations. To enjoy an afternoon filled with shopping and culture, head to Aishti Foundation, where you can purchase chic fashions as well as peruse some of the finest contemporary artworks in the city and beyond. At St. George Crypt Museum, you can explore ancient ruins complete with eerie Medieval tombs and impressive Byzantine-era mosaic tiling.
Canadian citizens traveling to Beirut, Lebanon need a passport as well as a visa. A visa can be obtained upon arrival at any port of entry and costs about C$20. If your passport contains an Israeli seal or visa, your visa request for entry into Lebanon will be denied.
With its Mediterranean climate, temperatures in Beirut are best suited for visitors from April to June. Summer gets oppressively humid, and heavy rains fall from December to February.
April to June has the most seasonable weather; the summers get uncomfortably hot in this Mediterranean climate, and heavy rains fall in the winter.
Don’t try to navigate the crazy traffic in a rental car, instead opt for taxis or ‘service’ taxis, which are shared taxis; they aren’t quite as convenient as getting your own but they’re a bit cheaper. Be aware that Lebanese taxi drivers are notorious for overcharging by two to three times the real value of a ride.
Travellers will need to book flights to Beirut (BEY) if they wish to fly to Beirut. The Beirut airport is 7.8 km from the city centre.
This year has seen a 254% increase in flight searches for Beirut.