Book a flight from Hangzhou to Beirut with Qatar Airways and experience some of the finest, premium-quality services in the skies. Recline and relax in generous seating space, and sample exclusive, in-flight services. Everything is focused around your comfort, including gourmet cuisine brought to you by our dedicated cabin crew throughout your journey. You’ll arrive in Beirut feeling refreshed and relaxed.
Lebanon’s capital and biggest city is full of cultural and historic attractions. Start your exploratory trip at the seafront Corniche, where you can see the city in all its stunning glory, and follow that with a tour of the Old City to see the remains of the Roman Baths and Martyrs’ Square. The ruins of the great ancient city of Baalbek are also here, with its Imperial Roman columns towering over the valley. For traditional shopping, visit the downtown souks full of high-end shopping outlets as well as local boutique shops.
One of the most important air transport hubs in southern China. Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport occupies a key position in the commercially important Yangtze Delta region, and is located approximately 27km from downtown Hangzhou.
Incredibly efficient and welcoming, the airport prides itself on providing passengers with an exceptional experience from the moment they walk through the doors. Customers flying from Hangzhou with Qatar Airways will find a warm and friendly welcome and a level of quiet efficiency that makes beginning any journey from this location a pleasure.
Transportation and parking
The main form of public transport linking the airport to Hangzhou and other towns and cities within Jiangsu is the dedicated airport bus service, providing fast and regular transport to and from the airport. However, those travelling with large amounts of luggage may find it easier and more convenient to take one of the many taxis.
As most drivers speak very little English or other languages, it is advisable to ask your hotel concierge to book your taxi in advance for you. Drivers can access the airport via the Airport Expressway and car parking is good, although somewhat limited. Short-stay provisions are relatively close to the terminals, while long-term car parking is a little further away, and connected to the airport via shuttle buses.
At the airport
Customers flying from Hangzhou with Qatar Airways depart from Terminal A, the International terminal Departures level. With 48 check-in counters, processing should be relatively quick, although as with all international airports security can be very tight. So allow extra time before your flight is due to board to clear customs and security checks.
Facilities and amenities
The airport has a reasonable selection of facilities for passengers, including some retail outlets selling locally made goods and standard travel accessories. Duty Free is also available, and the airport is opening up more retail outlets to cater for an increasing demand from international travellers. Food and drink ranges from light snacks and drinks to more substantial meals. Wi-Fi may be available in some areas of the airport, but connectivity can be ssporadic.
A fascinating history combines with a forward-looking attitude to create a city that has real character and charm. Beirut is unique – a vibrant, bustling and busy city that still retains that ‘Paris of the Middle East’ culture, but also embraces its rich past.
From the trendy shopping district of Verdun to the relaxed seafront area of Ain El Mraiseh, Beirut is a diverse and eclectic city full of contradictions. Dotted throughout its sprawling suburbs are reminders of its ancient Hellenistic, Roman and Ottoman past. Book a flight to Beirut with Qatar Airways and discover this heady mix of old and new for yourself.
While there are plenty of manmade sites to see, nature has been kind to Beirut too. The striking Pigeon Rocks is a huge natural arch that juts out of the Mediterranean, and is the perfect spot to pause with a coffee and watch the sun set over the ocean.
Jeita Grotto, located just 20km north of the city at the Valley of Nahr al-Kalb is a remarkable labyrinth of crystallised caves. A cable car ride that gives you a glorious view of the surrounding countryside takes you to the cave entrance.
Back in the city the Place de l'Etoile (Nejmeh Square) in the Downtown district is the spiritual heart of Beirut, with several important and beautifully decorated religious buildings located here.
Beirut is a very green city, and there are plenty of parks and opens spaces to visit once you’ve had your fill of the excellent museums and galleries for the day. They’re also home to a multitude of festivals, open-air music and cultural shows and relaxed gatherings throughout the year.
Flights to Beirut with Qatar Airways land at Beirut Rafik Hariri International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Beirut please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Lebanese Pound (LBP)
Voltage: 220 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type A / B / C / D / G
International dialing code: +961
More Information: Read our Beirut Travel Guide
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