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Flights to Abuja in 2021

Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 11% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 7% potential price drop
Average price£377Average for round-trip flights in March 2021
Round-trip from£342From London to Abuja

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Abuja right now?

Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Abuja along with the rest of Nigeria. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Nigeria has closed its airports to all non-emergency and essential flights.. If you are looking to book a trip to Abuja and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.

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Cheapest prices for Abuja flights by month

January
£374
February
£369
March
£366
April
£424
May
£367
June
£371
July
£560
August
£584
September
£358
October
£369
November
£372
December
£629
At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Abuja is currently September; with December being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Abuja?

LON - ABV
Price
£358 - £929
ABV
Temperature
5 - 14 °C
ABV
Rainfall
0 - 198 mm

Abuja has three main weather patterns during the year, including two seasons, a warm, humid-rainy season and a very dry and hot season. Scattered between these are the North East Trade Winds, which bring dust haze mixed with very dry, cold conditions.

The rainy season runs from April to October. During this period, the days and nights are warm, with temperatures usually around 18-36°C. Although rain falls throughout these months, April is the driest and August and September are the wettest. If you do decide to book flights to Abuja during the rainy season, be prepared for high humidity.

During the dry season, from November to March, temperatures can reach the late 30’s C and the heat can be very uncomfortable at this time of year. By contrast, the nights can drop to 12 degrees. The very hot weather during the dry season deters some tourists; which means that travellers willing to embrace the extreme heat, may be able to get a good deal on a flight to Abuja and accommodation.

If you’re looking for cheap flights to Abuja then avoid festival dates, as fares and rates increase at this time, as with the Eid celebrations and Christmas holiday period.

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

The best time to book flights to Abuja is 29 days before your desired departure date. The cost of your flight will likely increase significantly if you book two weeks in advance of your flight.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Abuja?

Friday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Abuja. Flying on Sunday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Abuja?

Flights in the morning are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Abuja. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.

City overview 

The African city of Abuja yields hidden treasures for the adventurous traveller. The Jewel of Nigeria offers its visitors a choice of beautiful waterfalls, excellent local cuisine, decent retail outlets and sport and family entertainment. The Gurara Waterfalls are a great option during the rainy season. The capital city of Nigeria offers diverse landmarks and attractions, including the Abuja Millenium Park where one side of the park is devoted entirely to the preservation of nature and which includes the Millenium Tower and Cultural Centre and Museum, the national mosque, Aso Rock – a 400m-high monolith which was carved by the power of water, the Ecumenical Centre and National Assembly Complex.

The Wuse Market or Art and Craft Village is ideal for all things retail and a great place to find local food, drink and traditional gift items. Restaurants in Abuja offer food items from budget to higher quality, including seafood, steak, noodles, French and French-African fusion dishes. For golf enthusiasts who take flights to Abuja, there is the IBB golf course and the kids will enjoy a day trip to the National Children’s Park and Zoo. Tree lovers can spend the day at Abuja’s national arboretum or spend the day at Pedum or Jabi Lake. The Aso Rock presidential villa is another interesting option for a day trip while some visitors may simply wish to picnic in the park and enjoy an unhurried African atmosphere. The Hilton Pool, Gym and Fulani Bar is a nice stop off point at the end of a day of sightseeing.

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Getting around Abuja

Taxis are the best way to get around the city although it might be a good idea to carry a map just in case as taxi drivers might not be familiar with all parts of Abuja.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Flights to Abuja will land at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV). From here travellers can use airport cabs, rental taxis, buses, private transfers or a private rental car to get to Abuja. The city centre is located about 30 minutes from the airport. Visitors are urged to exercise caution when using rental taxis not affiliated to the airport.

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