PlaneJourney finds and compares airfares to Libya from 1093 airlines from around the world. You can’t buy airline tickets on our site, but you can find the lowest prices and special offers with no extra fees or surcharges. Find the cheapest tickets to Libya with PlaneJourney. The country has a population of approximately 6.9 million people.
Major cities and airports in Libya
- Tripoli – Tripoli International Airport
- Benghazi – Benghazi Benina International Airport
- Misrata – Misrata Airport
- Sebha – Sebha International Airport
- Al Bayda – La Abraq International Airport
- Sirte – Gardabiya Air Base
- Tobruk – Tobruk International Airport
- Al Kufrah – Al Kufra Airport
- Ghat – Ghat Airport
- Murzuq – Murzuq Airport
Time and Communication
Libya is in the Eastern European Time (EET) zone, which is UTC+2. The country does not observe Daylight Saving Time. The main mobile operators in Libya are Libyana and Al Madar. Call quality is generally good in urban areas, while cell phone coverage can be limited in remote or rural areas.
Money and shopping
The local currency in Libya is the Libyan Dinar (LYD). The exchange rate is approximately 1 USD to 4.62 LYD. While US dollars may be accepted in some places, it is not common. Payment by credit card is not widespread, and some cards may not be accepted. It is recommended to carry cash, especially in smaller towns and remote areas. Currency exchange offices usually operate from 9 AM to 5 PM on weekdays.
Common transportation options in Libya include taxis, buses, and shared taxis known as “servis.” Taxis can be hailed on the street or booked in advance. Buses are available for intercity travel, although their schedules can be irregular. Renting a car is also an option, but travelers should be aware of possible security risks when driving in certain regions.
- Leptis Magna: An ancient Roman city with well-preserved ruins, including an amphitheater, basilica, and triumphal arch.
- Cyrene: An ancient Greek city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, featuring temples, a theater, and the Sanctuary of Apollo.
- Sabratha: Another Roman city on the Mediterranean coast with a stunningly preserved theater and ancient ruins.
- Ghadames: A desert oasis town with unique mud-brick architecture and narrow, covered streets, often referred to as the “Pearl of the Desert.”
- Red Castle Museum: Located in Tripoli, this museum houses a vast collection of artifacts showcasing the history and culture of Libya.