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About Lagos

Lagos, Nigeria’s largest city, is also known as the former capital of the country. Apart from a large number of small islands along the coast, Apapa is known to be one of the most important ports of the country around the city of Lagos. According to history, the city was transformed into an important trade center by the Portuguese; it is now a touristic place to visit with historic sites and structures. As the city as under British sovereignty for many years, it is possible to feel the influence of the English around the city. This is especially in regards to matters such as architecture and eating culture.

Since the weather in the city is hot year round, thus causing discomfort to visitors, winter, when the weather is cooler, is the most suitable season to visit the city. It is possible to try local dishes in the city, made primarily with red meat and fish, it is also possible to go on a journey of exploration towards the untouched nature of Africa. Another issue that you must be cautious of are epidemics. Therefore, before arriving in the city and at the end of your visit, you must go for a check-up at the doctor and have the necessary vaccines.

Transportation to Lagos City Center from 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

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To which airport are the flights to Lagos arranged?

Lagos flights are organized to Murtala Muhammed Intl. Airport.

Which airlines have direct flights to Lagos from which cities?

Qatar Airways organizes direct flights to Lagos from Doha.

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