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Sidon (Saida)

Getting there & away

Buses and service taxis from Beirut to Sidon leave from the Cola bus station. To Sidon, OCFTC buses (LL1000, one hour, every 10 minutes from 6am to 8pm daily) leave from the southwest side of the Cola roundabout. Zantout(in Beirut 03-223 414) also runs 14 express buses a day to/from Sidon (LL1500, 30 minutes, every hour from 7am to 8pm daily). Minibuses (without air-con) to/from Sidon cost LL1000 (LL1500 in the evening) and service taxis cost LL2500. Buses depart from the Lebanese Transport Office at Saahat en-Nejmeh, and service taxis from the service-taxi stand just across the roundabout.

A service taxi from Sidon to Tyre costs LL3500 and a minibus (leaving from Saahat en-Nejmeh) costs LL1000. The Zantout bus from Sidon to Tyre (LL750, one hour, around every hour from 6am to 7.30pm daily) leaves from the Lebanese Transport Office at the southern end of town on Rue Fakhreddine, the continuation of Rue Riad as-Solh, near the Castle of St Louis.