Lagos Airport

Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS)


The primary airport for Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed International Airport is located 14 miles (22.5km) northwest of central Lagos. The airport comprises two terminals, with the newer international terminal modelled on Amsterdam's award-winning Schipol Airport, although facilities aren't necessarily up to that standard; there are only a few shops and restaurants to choose from, and many of the facilities are old and shabby.

Flights to Murtala Muhammed International Airport come in from destinations around the world, including major cities like London, Rome, Cairo, Dubai, Paris, Tripoli, New York, Johannesburg, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Doha, Houston, Istanbule and Nairobi.


The airport is located 13 miles (22km) northwest of Lagos.

Getting to the city

Larger hotels have a shuttle bus meeting all international flights. Otherwise, taxis are the safest and most efficient way to travel to and from the airport.


Local time is GMT +1


Tel: +234 (0)1 493 3385.

Car rental

Car rental companies at Murtala Muhammed International Airport include Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt. Note that driving oneself around Nigeria is strongly cautioned against, as the roads can be confusing and chaotic, and there is a risk of car-jacking.

Airport Taxis

Yellow taxis are available outside the terminal. It is wise to negotiate a fee before departure; the fare into Lagos should be around NGN 5,000.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are within easy walking distance of each other.


Airport facilities include ATMs and currency exchange, Executive and VIP lounges, a meet and greet lounge, prayer rooms, disabled facilities, and a tourist information desk in the arrival hall. Shopping is limited to a few retail stores selling electronics, mobile accessories, jewellery and health care products. International and African foods are served by vendors in the airport's food court.


Parking spaces are available.

Departure Tax

The airport levies an International Passenger Charge of $25.00 or its equivalent in Naira, and a Domestic Passenger Service Charge of NGN 350.


Flights to Murtala Muhammed International Airport are available via Air France, Emirates, Air Nigeria, Arik Air, Ethiopian Airlines, Delta Airlines, Egypt Air, Kenya Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, South African Airways, British Airways, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways.

Business Lounges

There are executive and VIP lounges offering wifi internet and other basic business services.

Lagos Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.