Many attractions and activities bring visitors to Lagos, Nigeria. Swim, surf, or picnic at one of the dozen or so beaches in this city. Lagos Bar Beach is a popular one, named for its sand bars that run along the coastline. For a bit of culture, there is the Nike Art Gallery, showcasing the best Nigerian art, music and dancing. Shop at the Lekki Art Market, which is inside the Lekki Conservation Center, and buy authentic African art of all types. Let Skyscanner help you find the best deal to Lagos, as we will compare all flight options for all airports in one simple search.
Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) is the only airport serving Lagos. It is located in the Lagos State of Ikeja and handles about 6 million passengers a year as the gateway to Nigeria.
Terminals at Lagos Airport
There is a Domestic and International terminal at Lagos Airport, which are about half a mile apart. The two terminals are only accessible by walking over a connecting walkway bridge. the International Terminal is fairly new and is often referred to as MMA2 for Murtala Muhammed Airport Terminal 2. Within the International Terminal at Lagos Airport there is a selection of dining and shopping opportunities, including a supermarket located in the multistory car park that is linked to the terminal. A tourist information desk is located in the Arrivals Hall at the customer service desk.
Airlines at Lagos Airport
This airport has direct flights to Lagos from Atlanta and New York airports via Delta Airlines. Other airlines flying to Lagos Airport include:
- British Airways
- Qatar Airways
- Virgin Atlantic
- Air France
- United Airlines
- Brussels Airlines
Lagos Airport is the main hub for the country's biggest airline, Arik Air, which serves Nigerian domestic flights and also some other Western African destinations.
Leaving Lagos Airport
There is no rail service or public bus service to any destination at this airport. There is, however, a main bus station about a mile from the airport, on the main road. Be aware, however, that taking public transportation at night in Nigeria can be dangerous. You can rent a car at Lagos Airport from more than five different car hire agencies. The car rental park is outside the Arrivals Hall. The airport management advises passengers to hire cars from certified operators who are registered at the airport. These companies include Archan 1, Archan 2, Octavia, Pure Logistics, and Tuance. Keep in mind that the roads in Lagos can be quite complicated, though, and sometimes highly trafficked, with a risk of carjacking in some spots. Some of the above car hire companies also offer travelers private limo services.
Driving to downtown Lagos takes between 30 and 60 minutes, depending upon traffic and the time of day. If you don't care to rent an automobile at this time, you can take advantage of the LOS Airport Shuttle provided by many of the better area hotels and motels. Ask your hotel in Lagos if this shuttle is available to you, and be sure to confirm your ride prior to your arrival. There are yellow taxis stationed outside the terminal. If you decide to take a taxi, negotiate the price before getting in and ask to see a taxi license. The fare to downtown Lagos should about NGN 5,000 or $14.00 US. Only utilize official currency exchange stations within the airport rather than an individual outside the terminal.