|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 10% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£545||Average for round-trip flights in May 2022|
|Round-trip from||£339||From London to Nigeria|
Information is based on travel restrictions from United Kingdom to Nigeria
Most visitors from United Kingdom need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Nigeria.
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from United Kingdom must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 48 hours before departing to Nigeria.
Visitors from United Kingdom are not required to quarantine after entering Nigeria.
Health Declaration Form - Travelers are required to register on the travel portal and fill in the online Health Declaration form.Travelers are required to upload their negative COVID-19 PCR test to the national payment portal and bring along an electronic or hard copy of the result. An Access Report containing a QR Code will be sent to the email address provided by the Passenger. Print out or download an electronic copy of this Access Report for presentation before boarding.
Visitor Visa - To visit Nigeria for Business or Tourism, you require a visa. A paper or embassy visa is the only type of visa available for visitors. Typically the visa is a stamp or sticker added to your passport. You must submit your application through the consulate or local visa center.
Returning to United Kingdom from Nigeria
COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Nigeria are not required to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test or antigen result upon entering United Kingdom.
Visitors from Nigeria are not required to quarantine after entering United Kingdom.
LON - LOS
£534 - £1,132
28 - 33 °C
0 - 78 mm
Nigeria gets most tourists during October to January. That said, not too many people buy flights to Nigeria due to many, many years of civil war, dictatorships and Muslim/Christian issues. If you’re a hardy traveler then you’ll have little issues, but Nigeria isn’t suggested as a first time holiday destination for the family. Ramadan and Easter are also busy times so you’ll have to secure your flight tickets in advance to find cheap flights to Nigeria.
You’ll find the cheapest flights to Nigeria during the wet season. That runs from around April through to October. Not only will you find cheap flights to Nigeria but hotel rates will also be reduced to accommodate the lack of tourists visiting. The only issue with this is you might struggle to get airport transfers in with your hotel package, which is definitely advisable to try and secure. If you avoid any events and book early then you can find some cheap flights to Nigeria.
You’ll struggle to find cheap flights to Nigeria throughout the year due to the distance and flight times, however, if you do a bit of pre-planning and secure your flight tickets in advance you will find cheap flights to Nigeria. Avoid any special events such as Ramadan as the price of flight tickets will be a lot higher than usual. If you can be flexible with your dates then you stand a much better chance to find the cheapest flights to Nigeria. If you want to visit during the peak season then make sure you book your flight tickets at least 2 or 3 months in advance.
Flights from London to Lagos, Nigeria: 6 hour 40 minutes.
Flights from Manchester to Kano, Nigeria: 14 hour 00 minutes.
Flights from Birmingham to Lagos, Nigeria: 9 hour 40 minutes.
Flights from Glasgow to Kano, Nigeria: 16 hour 40 minutes.
There are a few airlines that operate flights to Nigeria, all depending on where you want to travel too. British Airways, Virgin Atlantic and Turkish are the main airlines that offer flights to Nigeria. Deciding on which one to travel with is more down to preference than anything else. Virgin offer a high standard of comfort and service with all of their flights to Nigeria, but they will be slightly more expensive than some of the alternatives. British Airways provide complimentary food and drink onboard all of their flights which is a good offer to take advantage of on long-haul flights. Ultimately it depends on your dates, budget and preference so once you’ve settled on a location in Nigeria you can then research and compare the price of different flight tickets.
The best way to get to the city is via shuttle transfer so once you’ve booked your flights to Nigeria and are looking for hotels, you should start checking which of them offer airport transfers as this will save you time, money and add some safety for you. Other than that you’ll have to jump into a taxi. Make sure you choose one of the licensed yellow taxis from outside of the airport. Check the driver’s ID if you don’t feel safe and agree on a fee before you get in. If you arrive at night it is best to go to the nearest hotel for the night and then travel into the city when it is daylight again. This is mainly due to the issue of taxi hijacks and night so it is better safe than sorry.
Transport can be an issue once your flights to Nigeria land and it is best to get a licensed taxi from outside of the airport. Try not to travel alone wherever possible just to be safe, and agree a price with the driver before agreeing to get in. If possible, it’s worth checking to see if any hotels provide airport transfers in with the price as this will save you any hassle.
Nigeria flights are currently seeing a 33% increase in searches when contrasted with this time last year.