Information & Facts
Expect to pay in the region of S£1500 for the 30 minute ride to
the city centre; taxi journeys to the city care far cheaper, from
S£600. Negotiate and agree of the fare before departure as taxis
are unmetered. Fares double after midnight.
Airport buses travel to and from Baramkeh bus station; the fare
is S£70 including luggage charge.
Tel: +963 (0)11 444 3400/9.
US$30 or S£1500
Facilities include duty-free and souvenir shops, restaurants, a
coffee shop and an Internet café. There is a bank in the arrivals
hall, as well as an ATM, one of the few reliable terminals in
Arabic is the official, and most widely spoken, language.
English is widely understood by many educated Syrians in the major
The official currency is the Syrian pound (SYP), which is
divided into 100 piastres. There are a few ATMs in the bigger
towns, but not all cards are accepted. Credit cards are not widely
used, but American Express and Diners Club are the most readily
accepted. Travellers cheques are not accepted in most banks, and
those that do require lengthy and complicated processes.
Local time is GMT +2 (GMT +3 from April to October).