Cheap Flights to Lagos

Lagos overview

When to Fly

The best time to take a flight to Lagos and visit is during the dry period in August and September or December to March but bear in mind that flight prices can be higher. If you are looking for a cheap flight to Lagos, it is better to avoid these periods.

If you want to experience the Nigerian culture, visit during one of the festivals. The Lagos Black Heritage Festival is a weeklong celebration of African creativity through an array of talents such as traditional and contemporary dance, music, painting, drama, fashion displays and many more. Every year Lagos is congregated by thousands of enthusiast looking to engage their minds and create memories for years to come. The week is finalised by boat regatta and a carnival parade but there are various other exhibitions, activities and shows going on throughout the week reflecting the African culture.

Why Visit

Book a flight to Lagos and see the most populous city in Africa is also one of the continent's most varied and exciting. Lagos is known for having some of the best nightlife in West Africa, as well as containing outstanding opportunities to go shopping — whether that's in a traditional market or an ultra-modern mall.

Lagos is not a tranquil city, although it has some fine beaches. Instead, it's a place you go to live life to the full. New sights and sounds wait for you around every corner; however often you've been before, there's sure to be a museum or a café that will be new to you.

Lagos climate

Lagos has two rainy seasons between April to July and October to November. The weather is consistently hot throughout the year with the highest temperatures around March.

Getting around Lagos

The cheapest way to get around, other than on foot, is to use the Bus Rapid Transit system. Buses are generally well maintained, with reasonably priced tickets. For a more comfortable trip, there are increasing numbers of modern taxis.

Getting Downtown from the Airport

Apart from the tiny Magbon Airstrip, the only airport to serve Lagos is Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS). This is 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.

Lagos insider information

Despite Lagos's cosmopolitan nature, there are still cultural norms to be respected: make sure you greet everyone you speak to and be careful not to wear immodest clothing. Loose shirts and trousers or skirts are recommended, as the city's climate is humid. Also, remember that bartering is common and expected in most places.

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How much do things cost in Lagos?

Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
£ 23.28
Pair of Nike trainers
£ 34.60
Large bottle of water
£ 0.47
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
£ 0.83
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
£ 0.84
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
£ 1.35
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
£ 0.37
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
£ 1.59
Meal at McDonald's or similar
£ 5.02
Cheap meal
£ 2.65
How much does transport cost in Lagos?
One-way ticket (local transport)
£ 1
1 mile taxi journey
£ 3
Petrol (1 litre)
£ 0
Taxi - fixed fee
£ 2

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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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