"Damascus airport to city centre" Damascus Transportation Tip by June.b
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If you're not in a hurry, the most economical way to travel from the airport to the city centre of Damascus is by those big buses parked outside of the terminal - state owned called al Karnak. When you get out of the arrival hall, turn to your right side and you'll find all those big buses parked. There is a booth where you could buy a ticket, I did not take the bus as it was already past midnight and I have to wait another hour as I just missed the last one. The bus is every hour, 24 ours a day, may be more frequent plies during the daytime or before midnight, though of course you have to wait for other passengers. This bus terminates at the old Baramkeh bus terminal in the city centre. From there you can take a taxi to your hotel and won't cost more than SYP50, just insist on the meter. If you speak basic arabic it helps not to be overcharged.
I think the bus fare is only SYP50, a lot cheaper than the taxi.
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