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 Lebanon Car Rental Guide

Driving in Lebanon can be a rewarding experience for travelers seeking to explore the country's rich history, diverse landscapes, and vibrant culture. One of the main advantages is the flexibility it offers, allowing you to visit both urban and rural areas at your own pace. With a rental car, you can explore historical sites like the ancient city of Baalbek, the stunning Jeita Grotto, and the picturesque Byblos. Lebanon's compact size means that many attractions are within a few hours' drive of each other, making it easy to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Additionally, driving provides access to off-the-beaten-path destinations, allowing you to discover hidden gems and authentic Lebanese experiences. While the traffic in cities like Beirut can be chaotic, driving outside the urban areas offers scenic routes through mountainous terrain and along the Mediterranean coastline.

Safety and Distances from Main Airports:

Lebanon places importance on road safety, and its road network is generally well-maintained. However, it's crucial to be aware of local driving habits and traffic regulations. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, and mobile phone use while driving is prohibited. Speed limits are strictly enforced, with urban areas typically having a maximum speed limit of 50 km/h (31 mph), while highways may allow speeds of up to 100 km/h (62 mph).

  • Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport (BEY) to Beirut City Center: Approximately 9 kilometers (5.6 miles), taking around 15-25 minutes.

  • Beirut to Baalbek: Approximately 85 kilometers (53 miles), taking around 1.5 to 2 hours to reach this ancient city.

  • Beirut to Byblos: Approximately 42 kilometers (26 miles), taking around 45 minutes to reach this historic coastal town.

  • Beirut to Tyre (Sour): Approximately 80 kilometers (50 miles), taking around 1.5 to 2 hours to reach this coastal city.

Driving in Lebanon allows you to explore the country's diverse regions, from the bustling capital to the tranquil countryside. While Lebanon is generally safe for driving, it's essential to drive defensively, adhere to local traffic laws, and be cautious of mountainous terrain and challenging road conditions, particularly in winter.


Cheapest car hire in Lebanon

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.76 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 159.32 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.76 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 159.32 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.76 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 159.32 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.10 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 245.73 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.10 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 245.73 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.10 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 245.73 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.69 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 172.85 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.69 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 172.85 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.69 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 172.85 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Pajero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.32 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero

7 Days rental at 429.29 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Pajero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.32 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero

7 Days rental at 429.29 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Pajero

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.32 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Pajero

7 Days rental at 429.29 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda Accord

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 44.36 EUR/day
Honda Accord

7 Days rental at 310.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda Accord

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 44.36 EUR/day
Honda Accord

7 Days rental at 310.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda Accord

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 44.36 EUR/day
Honda Accord

7 Days rental at 310.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Lebanon

  • Choose Rhinocarhire: Opt for Rhinocarhire, a trusted provider known for reliable service and transparent pricing in Lebanon.

  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options provided by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, particularly for driving in diverse terrains and urban areas.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for varying road conditions in Lebanon, from well-maintained highways to narrow, winding mountain roads. Drive cautiously and be mindful of traffic congestion, especially in urban centers like Beirut.

  • Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with Lebanon's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking restrictions. Respect local driving customs and be vigilant of pedestrians and other road users.

  • Explore Cultural and Historical Sites: Utilize your rental car to explore Lebanon's rich cultural heritage, including landmarks like Baalbek's Roman ruins, the vibrant city of Byblos, and the stunning landscapes of the Beqaa Valley. Plan your routes to discover the best of Lebanon's history, culture, and natural beauty.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Lebanon

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Lebanon

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    n/akph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    LBP  1358.68/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    LBP

    Currency

  •  

    NO

    Tolls

  •  

    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Lebanon

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Sixt
2
9.2/10
15
€ 66.24
€ 102.82
€ 115.79

Car rental agent statistics in Lebanon

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    9.1/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    15
    Total number of reviews in
    Lebanon
  • Most Locations Icon
    3
    Most Locations in Lebanon:
    BUDGET
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    13
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    7
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Lebanon

ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 42
March€ 37
April€ 49
May€ 40
June€ 57
July€ 57
August€ 68
September€ 51
October€ 50
November€ 43
December€ 53
ItemPercent
January€ 48
February€ 45
March€ 41
April€ 50
May€ 39
June€ 60
July€ 57
August€ 64
September€ 53
October€ 54
November€ 43
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 115
February€ 94
March€ 88
April€ 118
May€ 97
June€ 138
July€ 145
August€ 149
September€ 116
October€ 121
November€ 109
December€ 132
ItemPercent
January€ 55
February€ 50
March€ 49
April€ 64
May€ 50
June€ 77
July€ 77
August€ 103
September€ 77
October€ 77
November€ 52
December€ 67
ItemPercent
January€ 150
February€ 150
March€ 141
April€ 167
May€ 135
June€ 182
July€ 195
August€ 208
September€ 158
October€ 165
November€ 155
December€ 171
ItemPercent
January€ 27
February€ 25
March€ 23
April€ 32
May€ 27
June€ 38
July€ 38
August€ 51
September€ 39
October€ 41
November€ 27
December€ 35
ItemPercent
January€ 76
February€ 69
March€ 63
April€ 77
May€ 70
June€ 89
July€ 90
August€ 106
September€ 87
October€ 85
November€ 67
December€ 81
ItemPercent
January€ 98
February€ 81
March€ 67
April€ 84
May€ 67
June€ 81
July€ 100
August€ 110
September€ 96
October€ 115
November€ 132
December€ 98

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Lebanon

DieselUnleaded
Mar , 2023

€ 1.22

€ 1.28

Apr , 2023

€ 1.21

€ 1.37

May , 2023

€ 0.65

€ 0.76

Jun , 2023

€ 0.66

€ 0.77

Jul , 2023

€ 0.65

€ 0.75

Aug , 2023

€ 0.72

€ 0.81

Sep , 2023

€ 0.83

€ 0.87

Oct , 2023

€ 0.86

€ 0.89

Nov , 2023

€ 0.72

€ 0.72

Dec , 2023

€ 0.72

€ 0.72

Jan , 2024

€ 0.69

€ 0.70

Feb , 2024

€ 0.73

€ 0.74

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Feb , 2024 0.73 0.74
Jan , 2024 0.69 0.70
Dec , 2023 0.72 0.72
Nov , 2023 0.72 0.72
Oct , 2023 0.86 0.89
Sep , 2023 0.83 0.87
Aug , 2023 0.72 0.81
Jul , 2023 0.65 0.75
Jun , 2023 0.66 0.77
May , 2023 0.65 0.76
Apr , 2023 1.21 1.37
Mar , 2023 1.22 1.28

Car rental price statistics in Lebanon

  • Average Price Icon
    € 159.32
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 313.99
    Highest daily price:
    GMC Yukon
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    130
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    11
    Most popular model:
    Kia Picanto
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    55
    Location with most cars:
    Beirut Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 22.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BUDGET - Beirut
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Other Car Hire Locations in Lebanon

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Beirut Airport
€20.1
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €25.3 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €26.1 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €20.1 per day
Beirut
€17.6
 
 
Mini 3 4 2 from €81.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €23.6 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €17.6 per day