Beirut Airport (BEY), now known as the Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport, is located in the southern suburbs of the capital city. As it's approximately 5.6 miles to the city centre, car hire is advantageous if that's where you intend to travel. If you are travelling to other parts of Lebanon, car hire is essential as this airport is the only commercial airport in the country. With approximately 6 million passengers a year, the airport can get extremely busy. If you book your car hire before you arrive, you can escape the airport fairly quickly.