Airport Guide to Murtala Muhammed (LOS)

Airport Name

Murtala Muhammed Airport (Lagos)

Airport Location

The airport is located 22 km (14 miles) north
west of Lagos.

Terminals

1

IATA Code

LOS

Telephone

+234 (01) 480 5580


Airport Overview

Terminal Transfer | Getting into Town | Car Parking | Information Desks | Airport Facilities

Named after the country’s former military head of state, Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) is located 22km (14 miles) north-west of the city of Lagos, Nigeria. The airport comprises an international terminal and a domestic terminal, separated by a distance of 1km (0.6 miles); the slightly newer International terminal was modelled after Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Although fairly outdated and weathered, improvements have been made throughout the airport over recent years. All amenities have been restored and previously faulty facilities, including air conditioning and luggage belts, have been repaired. There are plans to expand the arrivals and departures halls in order to cope with the ever-increasing number of passengers visiting the airport each year.

Murtala Muhammed International is on its way to becoming a more efficient airport for its visitors. It can be quite chaotic at times; however, the staff are generally friendly and helpful and the facilities are clean. Be cautious during your stay, though, as pickpockets are rife both at Murtala Muhammed International and in Lagos.

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Terminal Transfer

Both terminals are separated by a distance of 1km (0.6 miles) and are accessible only by foot.

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Getting into Town

Taxi: Taxis are the safest and most efficient way to travel to and from the airport. Aim to negotiate a price of around NGN 5000 (£20) for a trip into town.

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Car Parking

There are 750 short-term parking spaces in the multi-storey car park. Charges are NGN 100 (about £0.40) per hour and NGN 1500 (almost £6) per day.

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Information Desks

A tourist information desk is situated at the customer service desk in the arrival hall.

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Airport Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange.

Luggage: There are no left-luggage services. All queries regarding lost baggage should be directed to your airline.

Conference and business: The airport features Executive and VIP lounges equipped with complimentary Internet.

Other facilities: Facilities include a meet and greet lounge, prayer rooms and disabled facilities.

Wi-Fi: Free Internet is available at the airport’s Executive and VIP lounges.

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