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About Murtala Muhammed Intl. Airport

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, located in the town Ikeja of Lagos (Province) in Nigeria, Murtala Muhammed International Airport is the main airport of Lagos. Some of the other airline companies you can prefer in order to go to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, where Turkish Airlines organize direct flights from Istanbul Atatürk Airport, are Middle East Airlines (Abidjan, Beirut), Qatar Airways (Doha), Royal Air Maroc (Casablanca), Rwandair (Kigali), South African Airways (Johannesburg), KLM (Amsterdam), Etihad Airways (Abu Dhabi), EgyptAir (Cairo) etc. According to the statistics of 2015, Murtala Muhammed International Airport carried more than 7 million passengers. It is also the central airport of Air Peace, Arik Air, Med-View Airline and Aero Contractors.

Getting to the City Center from Murtala Muhammed Intl. Airport

Murtala Muhammed Airport, which is a very modern and big airport, is only 22 kilometers from Lagos. You can get information about public transportation at the airport and it is practical and easy to take advantage of private services such as shuttle services, car rental or taxi.

In addition to these, Lagos buses, which provide active access and frequent services, also provide transportation from the airport. In Lagos, where there is no developed public transport network, buses, taxis, rental cars and motorbikes are the main means of transportation.

Bus

It is a fast and practical method to get to the city center by bus from Murtala Muhammed Airport. All buses in Lagos are yellow and not very large. It takes about an hour to reach the Lagos city center by the buses. Once you have received information about the itinerary and departure times from the tourist information and information office at the airport, you can purchase your tickets from the vending machines.

Okada

Outside the terminal building, there are colorful motorcycles called okada. If you do not have a large suitcase, you can go to the city center quickly thanks to these motorcycles. Of course, it is somewhat dangerous to travel with these compared to other public transportation vehicles or taxis, but as well as pleasant.

Taxi

When you go out from the airport terminal, you can easily see the Lagos taxis that provide direct transportation to the city from the airport. This journey lasts an average of one hour.

Most of the tourists in Lagos, where the most popular taxi company is Yellow Taxi, make airport-city transfers by taxi. The fact that it is both reliable and affordable attracts tourists visiting the city and the locals.

If you choose Yellow Taxi, you can go to the city center of Lagos from the airport for a fee of 29 Dollars. The price that other taxi companies charge for this trip is around 6.000 Nigerian Naira.

Car Rental

If you stay in Lagos longer than a couple of days, the most economical way of transportation is to rent your own car. It is possible that you will encounter multiple car rental companies both in the city and at the terminal of Murtala Muhammed Airport. Some of the companies which have an office at the airport are Avis, Hertz, Novo Car Rental, Sixt, Europcar and Unity Global Ventures Car Rental.

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2017
Getting to Murtala Muhammed Intl. Airport from the City Center

Murtala Muhammed Airport in Nigeria's Lagos province, Ikeja region can be reached easily from the city center with bus, okada, taxi or rental cars.

Bus

It is very easy to get to Murtala Muhammed Airport from the city center thanks to Lagos city buses operated by NURTW Cooperative and Lagbus. In Lagos, the roads used by buses are different from those used by regular cars, so they provide a fast transportation service without any traffic. To take advantage of the Modern and comfortable Lagos buses, all you have to do is to get a ticket from the sales points or vending machines at the stops.

Lagos buses might have different sizes but all are yellow. The name of the smallest buses type is known as ''danfo''. The “molue” buses, which are a bigger, travel more frequently between the city and the airport compared to others.

Okada

Okada motorcycles that you can use for your short trips are Lagos' most popular means of transportation. Okadas are quite fast so it is possible to get to your destination without losing time in the traffic. There are many okada motorcycles going directly to Murtala Muhammed Airport from Lagos city center.

Taxi

The safest, though not the cheapest, way to get around in Lagos is by taxi. Lagos taxis can be easily found at every corner of the city. Some taxi drivers do not use a taximeter, so it is advised that you negotiate according to the distance you are going to travel.

Taxis are usually opening with 500 Nigerian Naira. Then they demand 500 Naira per kilometer. If you choose to go to the airport by taxi from within the city, it would be useful to call one of these companies: Red Cab (+2347000733222), Corporate Cabs (+2348191166926) or Orange Cabs (+2347029119504).

Car Rental

Having an expressway linking Murtala Muhammed Airport and Lagos city center, shortens the duration of your journey incredibly. You can get to the airport in 25-30 minutes, instead of one hour, thanks to this highway.

Airport Information

Murtala Muhammed Airport, located 22 kilometers north-west of Lagos, is in the Ikeja region. As it is the largest and most modern airport in Nigeria, it has multiple facilities for its passengers.

In the airport with two terminals, facilities like duty free store and other stores, souvenir shops, eating and drinking areas, exchange office, bank and ATMs, travel agencies, car rental companies, free internet access, tourist information desks, recreation areas, VIP halls, etc. are available.

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2017

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Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines, RwandAir, Royal Air Maroc, Air Peace, Egyptair, Kenya Airways, Ethiopian Airlines, Asky fly to Murtala Muhammed Intl. Airport.

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