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 the same 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 1 493 3385.
Car rental companies at the international terminal of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport include Avis, Hertz, Europcar and Sixt, while those at the domestic terminal include Tuance, Pure Logistics, Achan, and Octavia. 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.
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 healthcare products. International and African foods are served by vendors in the airport's food court.
Parking spaces are available.
Flights to Murtala Muhammed International Airport are available via Aero Contractors, Air France, Air Italy, Air Peace, 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.
There are executive and VIP lounges offering wifi internet and other basic business services. Lounges include KLM, Air France, British Airways, Premium Lounge, Skyway Premium Lounge, Gabfol Lounge, First Lounge, Oasis Lounge, SDS Lounge Services, and SDS Llegada Arrival Lounge. Lounges in the domestic terminal include Gabfol, VIP, and Platinum Membership Lounge.
Lagos Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.