Turkish Airlines has three flights every day from Beirut to Istanbul. All being direct, flights take off from Beirut Refik Hariri International Airport (BEY) and land at Istanbul Airport (IST) within nearly two hours. In addition, Istanbul serves as a transit point for the majority of Turkish Airlines flights as well. Thus you may also consider having a ticket from Beirut with Turkish Airlines and transfering to a different flight after your arrival to Istanbul..
The capital of Lebanon with a history dating back to 5000 years, Beirut has a captivating atmosphere enthralling its guests. Still bearing the sorrowful traces of the civil war, Beirut welcomes its visitors renewing itself more and more every passing day. Without a doubt, during this process of revival, the city receives the greatest support from its inhabitants full of hope. Apart from this specific experience, generously offering countless must-see stops, Beirut is simply amazing with its stunning artifacts. You will lose track of time while walking down the historical square witnessing the city’s history, visiting the Roman Baths and travelling in time in the National Museum. Promising a wonderful stay also with its delicious cuisine, Beirut is flooded by many domestic and foreign visitors throughout the year.
You may use the buses or take a cab to reach Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) which is the sole airport serving in capital Beirut. Setting off from Dora, A-coded Buses reach the airport following the route Martyrs’ Square, Bechara El Khoury and Chatila. Operating from Ain El Mraiseh to Choueifat and vice versa, buses numbered 5, get to the airport following the route Chatila and Cocodi. Cabs heading towards the airport are a bit more expensive than the normal cabs serving in the center.
As a city on the seven hills, beautiful Istanbul is ready to impress its visitors all the time by its cultural gems. The city is so stunning that, you will be amazed by its charm only by taking a walk along the seaside or resting at the admirable verdant parks. Conquering the visitors’ hearts by its fantastic palaces, mosques, museums and a wide range of must-see spots, Istanbul is remarkable with its colorful bazaars and passages as well.
This enchanting city welcomes its guests with two international airports: İstanbul Airport (IST) and İstanbul Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW). Both airports serve as a point of departure for Turkish Airlines flights from Istanbul; however, flights in Beirut – Istanbul route land at Istanbul Airport (IST).
Here you can find all information and answers to your transportation questions on the new flight destination, Istanbul Airport (IST).
Firstly, you can reach Istanbul Airport (IST) which is located on the D20 road and connects to both TEM and E5 by private vehicle. If you want to rent a car, you can find car rental companies at the airport, just choose a car and travel with ease from the airport to the city center. Another option is the 24/7 taxi service outside the domestic and international terminals. It takes around 30 minutes to reach the city center by taxi and costs around 100-110 TL. When it comes to public transport, you can use Havaist, which sets off from 60 different spots or benefit from IETT bus services. For more detailed information check our transport information page