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Cheap Flights to Lagos

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When is the best time to fly to Lagos?

Peak season:

Book flights to Lagos and join other sun-worshippers getting a dose of vitamin D on the city’s fine beaches. Situated on the Gulf of Guinea, Lagos is Nigeria’s (and indeed Africa’s) largest city and home to over 5 million people. Known for its beaches, nightlife and shopping (markets and malls), a holiday in Lagos will never be dull. This is the cultural and economical powerhouse of Africa so whether it’s arts and music, or museums and restaurants you’re after, Lagos will deliver. In saying that, it probably isn’t a destination for a family holiday. The weather in Lagos is consistently hot throughout the year with temperatures averaging from the mid-20Cs to the mid-30Cs. Lagos receives most of its tourism between October and January, the population tends to double in the summer. February and March are the hottest months and you can get accommodation bargains after the tourist season ends. Easter and Ramadan are busy times requiring travellers to book their flight tickets a couple of months in advance.

Off season:

The rainy seasons (April to July / October to November) are a great time to find the cheapest flights to Nigeria. The wettest month is June, so hotel rates dip to attract visiting tourists who don’t mind the hot, steamy weather.

When is the best time to book a flight to Lagos?

The best time to take flights to Lagos is during the dry season from August to September or December to March. Many travellers also want to experience the Nigerian culture, so visiting during one of the festivals is recommended, such as The Lagos Black Heritage Festival in April. Bear in mind that flight tickets can be higher during special events so if you are looking for a cheap flights to Lagos, it is better to avoid these periods.

How long is the flight to Lagos?

Flights from London to Lagos: 6 hours 55 minutes.

Flights from Manchester to Lagos: 9 hours 10 minutes.

Flights from Birmingham to Lagos: 9 hours 35 minutes.

Flights from Glasgow to Lagos: 9 hours 15 minutes.

Which airlines operate flights to Lagos?

British Airways and Virgin Atlantic are the two main airlines that operate flights from London to Lagos. Nigerian carrier, Arik Air, has daily flights from Heathrow to Lagos. If flying from any other UK city it will involve a connecting flight.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) is the major airport where flights to Lagos land. The airport is situated on the northern outskirts of Lagos, 18 miles from the city centre. Once your Lagos flight lands, the easiest way to get to town from the airport is a taxi but make sure you see the driver’s ID and agree your fare before the start of the journey. Many hotels should also be able to arrange a shuttle bus so contact your hotel in advance.

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How much do things cost in Lagos?

Restaurants
Cheap meal
£ 1.30
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 3.60
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 0.24
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 15.30
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 21.60
Transport
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 0.42
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0.21
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 1.20
1 mile taxi journey
£ 1.93
Markets
Bottle of wine
£ 3.60
Large bottle of water
£ 0.36
1 litre of milk
£ 1.03
How much does a beer cost in Lagos?
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 1
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
£ 1

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More information about Lagos

  • A thriving metropolis, capital Lagos is ideal for a city or beach holiday in sun-drenched West Africa
  • Lekki Conservation Area is a preserved section of mangrove swamps that contains an abundance of remarkable wildlife
  • Nigeria’s National Museum details the country’s history and an excellent collection of sculptures and carvings
  • The nearby town of Badagry was once a hub for African slavery, preserved as a memorial to such times
  • Visit Cheapflights to book return flights to Lagos and save money on a memorable West African holiday
  • Find a unique souvenir to remind you of your time in Lagos at Lekki Market, offering many locally crafted items
  • Ikoyi and Victoria Island are Lagos’ most popular nightlife spots for visitors, with many clubs and bars
  • Beaches such as stunning sandy Akodo, Bar Beach, Coconut Beach, Tarkwa Bay and Eleko Beach await you in Lagos
  • Children are sure to enjoy the Funtopia entertainment park, which features waterslides, crazy golf, and play areas
  • Nike Centre for Art and Culture, run by artist Nike Davies Okundaye, showcases a range of local Nigerian art

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