Lagos travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lagos

With 9.00 million inhabitants, Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 7 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lagos has to offer.

When to visit Lagos

Lagos in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lagos in August
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lagos in February, when the average temperature is 82.4 °F, and the highest can go up to 86 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 75.2 °F, with an average temperature of 77 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 12.4″. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Lagos, with an average rainfall of 0.5″.

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How to Get to Lagos


When flying to Lagos, you’ll arrive at Lagos Murtala Muhammed (LOS), which is located 5 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Lagos from the United States departs from Chicago and takes around 20h 10m.


Lagos’s bus station is located 5 miles from the city center.

Airports near Lagos

Airlines serving Lagos

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British Airways
Good (1,750 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,512 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,207 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,450 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,057 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (479 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (189 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (134 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (173 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,747 reviews)
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Virgin Atlantic
Good (397 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (53 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lagos

Average rates range from around $54 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $141 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lagos

Most booked hotels in Lagos

Lagos Continental Hotel
Excellent (8.1, 808 reviews)
Citilodge Hotel Lagos
Good (7.3, 437 reviews)
Rooken Villas Hotel & Spa
Excellent (8.8, 1 review)
Eko Hotels & Suites
Good (7.1, 468 reviews)
Hotel De Kajola
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
Emota Paradise Phase 2
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
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Renting a car in Lagos

Renting a car in Lagos costs $127 per day, on average, or $889 if you want to rent if for 7 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 24% cheaper than airport locations in Lagos.

The most frequently booked car type in Lagos is Economy (Ford Ka or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Hyundai Sonata or similar) are, on average, 55% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.