Guide to Driving In Lebanon - Drive Safe in Lebanon

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Lebanon and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

100 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

n/a kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 0mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Lebanon on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Lebanon is LBP
urban
To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Lebanon 0.77 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Lebanon

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Lebanon?

Driving in Lebanon
Pocket guide to driving in Lebanon
Profile:
Lebanon
Beirut
LBP
Driving in Lebanon
SPEED: (kph)
50
100
n/a
Speed limit in Lebanon
Holiday:
Rush hour in Lebanon
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Lebanon
FUEL:
0.64
0.48
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Lebanon
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Lebanon
MIN AGE:
18
23
Min driving age in Lebanon
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Lebanon
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Lebanon
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Lebanon
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Lebanon
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Lebanon
Parts of the country are too dangerous to visit so take local and FCO advice before visiting Lebanon. Beirut is a beauiful but damaged and chaotic city, allow plenty of time to get around it by car.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999 or 112

Police Fire: 140

Police Ambulance: 175

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Lebanon by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Parking in Lebanon is haphazard almost everywhere except in the business quarter of Beirut. There is plenty of roadside parking but you need to make sure you are not causing an obstruction. In Beirut, roadside parking is often limited to two hours.
 
Paid parking
 
In the cities you’ll find paid parking on waste ground parking lots and the occasional multi-storey car park. Some roadside parking is also available as metered.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is loosely carried out by the police. It’s only if you seriously outstay a parking allocation or cause an obstruction that you’ll be ticketed.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no concessions for disabled drivers in Lebanon but if you need a more convenient parking space, you should try an attended parking lot  where you will usually get some assistance.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999 or 112

Police Fire: 140

Police Ambulance: 175

The emergency number in Lebanon is 112 or 999 for the police, 140 for the ambulance and 175 for fire service.

What to do in an emergency

If you have a problem with your rental car you should phone the number given to you on the rental documents or attached to the windscreen of your car. If you are driving your own vehicle, then make sure you have the number of the partner organisation to your emergency assistance organisation at home.
 
In the event of an accident you must stop. You need to call the police if there is damage to cars or property or if there are any injuries, even if yours is the only car involved. Whilst awaiting the police, take photographs of the scene and collect details from witnesses. The police will give you a copy of their report for insurance purposes.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Hello/Welcome - Marhuba
Goodbye - Ma’assalaama
Thank you - Shukran
Yes - Na’am
No - La’
Sorry - Muta’assif
Do you speak English? -  Tatakullum ingleezi?
I don’t understand - Ana maa afham
How much is that? - Bekam?
Where’s the nearest doctor? - Wayn aghrab tabeeb

Lebanon Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Lebanon by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.54 0.77
May, 2019 0.56 0.80
Apr, 2019 0.53 0.75
Mar, 2019 0.53 0.70
Feb, 2019 0.50 0.66
Jan, 2019 0.48 0.64

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Lebanon and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

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