November 28, 2017 at 7:17 am #36
We’re thinking of rural routes, or lines that start and end in two urban areas outside of Beirut. Numbers, names, photos, fees — any information would be helpful!November 29, 2017 at 9:38 am #63
saida jezine fik trouh b bus zantoutJanuary 6, 2018 at 8:39 am #102January 7, 2018 at 12:48 pm #107
Sawi Zantout bus, coastal line, stops anywhere they can park (including highways), starts in Cola and ends in Saida and vise versa. Main points along the line: Cola, Kuwait Embassy, Ouzaii, Airport Highway, Khaldeh, Naameh, Damour, Saadiyat, Shehim Exit, AUL University, Rmeili, then Saida.
Pic number 1 is of said bus shown herein, alongside the image of both stations in Cola (pic number 2) and in Saida (pic number 3). The other bus in last 2 pics are that of Sawi Zantout poleman that is a direct line to and from Saida’s Nijmeh square (Cola being also same starting/end terminal). Only on the way over from Saida to Cola does it stop at Kuwaiti embassy as well.
As tarrifs go, first bus is 1500L.L all the way from Cola to Njmeh square. Depending on distance taken, tarrif can decrease down till 1000L.L. For the poleman, it has a static tarrif of 2500L.L. Please note all prices are true as of 7/1/2018. Any price modifications will be depicted in a seperate message.
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 7, 2018 at 12:57 pm #111
Vans going between Saida’s Njmeh square (the new van lot is next to the military base right across the cab parking lot and across the coastal line where Saida’s castle is visible) and Beirut’s Cola take either route A the coastal line path or route B the highway path.
Route A is Beirut’s Cola, Kuwait Embassy, Ouzaii, Airport Highway, Khaldeh, Naameh, Damour, Saadiyat, Shehim Exit, AUL University, Rmeili Coast line, then Saida’s Njmeh square.
Route B is Beirut’s Cola, Kuwait Embassy, Airport Highway, Khaldeh, Naameh, Damour, Saadiyat, Shehim Exit, Back on Highway Rmeili-Saida, then to Saida’s Njmeh square.
Tarrif is either 1000L.L, 1500L.L or 2000L.L depending on where the van picks you up along the line and where it drops you off.
Unfortunately the distance range is estimated by the bus driver and he dictates it (info holds true as of 7/1/2018).January 7, 2018 at 1:16 pm #112
To go from Beirut to Tyre or Nabatiyeh, only option as of 7/1/2018 are the vans found in van lot in Kuwait embassy area (lot is literally across the emabssy itself). Tarrif is usually either 3000L.L or 4000L.L. Tarrif can decrease to either 2000L.L or 1000L.L if you get off mid road. Tarrif is usually dictated by bus driver based on where to get on and where you get off.
You can however use any bus going from Beirut’s Cola to Kuwait embassy if you want to go from Cola to Tyre’s Al Bus square (literally means “the bus”) or Nabatiyeh’s van lot across ftom Akil Bros building (you will see a sign for a hearing aid shop called MPI). Tarrif from Cola to Kuwait embassy by any bus or van is a static 1000L.L.
Info holds true as of 7/1/2018.January 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm #113
Since total tarrif from Cola to Kuwait embassy in Beirut combined with tarrif from Kuwait embassy to Tyre’s Al Bas or Nabatiyeh’s van lot matches the total tarrif from Cola to Saida’s Njmeh square and then from Njmeh to Tyre’s Al Bas or Nabatiyeh’s van lot, I recommend going with the later option for time saving. Vans usually wait between 10 to 15min to either fill up or have more riders.
Choice of reducing time in transit and more seating comfort at the additional cost of 500L.L is possible by doing a combo ride from Cola to Njmeh square by Sawi Zantout Poleman then from Njmeh square to Al Bas in Tyre or to Nabatiyeh’s van lot.
Info holds true as of 7/1/2018.January 11, 2018 at 11:31 am #117
The new van lot in Saida’s Njmeh square offers rides to the following areas: Beirut, Tyre, Nabatiyeh, Iklem El Kharoub, and Marjaayoun.January 25, 2018 at 9:02 am #118
An update on the new van lot in Saida:
Though the sign states that it offers rides to Iklem El Kharoub and Marjaayoun, it still doesn’t. It is expected beginning February 2018.
So for those who want to take a bus/van from Saida to Iklem Kharoub you still can’t.
But you can hitch a bus from Saida to Mseilih via the Saida-Nabatiyeh van (bus fare is 2000L.L from Saida to Mseilih). Ask to be dropped off at the Marjaayoun/Hasbaya bus stop. There you will find a single van parked next to a sign that says Marjaayoun/Hasbaya. Alternatively, you can take the van all the way from Saida to Nabatiyeh (bus fare still 2000L.L), and then take a shared cab to Marjaayou/Hasbaya.
Pro tip: nearly all vans start working at 6am and stop working at 6:30pm, but you can find exceptions who start off as early as 5am and stay as late at 9pm.
For below pics, first one is the sign from the new Saida van lot. Second is that of a document (in Arabic) stating their current services and time schedule. Third and fourth are of the Nabatiyeh van lot signs to areas they offer rides to (in Arabic).January 25, 2018 at 9:05 am #119
Picture 1November 27, 2018 at 1:16 pm #21959
الفان اللي بروح من الكولا\السفارة الكويتية\كنيسة مار مخايل (بيروت) لشتورة\زحلة\بعلبك (البقاع) بس يوصل على الحاجز المشترك اللي بين أبلح والفرزل أحيانًا بروح عالشرقي (صوب على النهري\رياق\النبي شيت) او عالغربي (نيحا\تمنين الفوقا\قصرنبا\بدنايل\بيت شاما). للراكب اللي رايح عبعلبك طريق الغربي أطول لأنه بيقطع بضيع أكتر بس بالآخر بيرجعوا بيلتقوا الخطين عند النقطة الرابعة بعد ما يكون قطع الخط الغربي بحوش الرافقة وحوش سنيد (حيث كليّة الزراعة في الجامعة الأميركية AREC). من النقطة الرابعة بكملوا الفانات عبعلبك وأحيانًا عالهرمل.
هودي الفانات نمرتن حمرا (عمومي).
في فانات نمرة بيضا بتمشي على الخط الغربي بين الحاجز المشترك (أبلح) والنقطة الرابعة (حوش سنيد) وفي جزء منن بدل ما يروحوا على النقطة الرابعة من بيت شاما بكملوا على الخط الغربي وبروحوا على شمسطار.
في فان بياخد من شتورة على عنجر
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