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 5 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lagos has to offer.

When to visit Lagos

Lagos in March
Estimated hotel price
$168
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lagos in March
Estimated hotel price
$168
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

Plane

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 New York and takes around 12h 45m.

Bus

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

Plane

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 New York and takes around 12h 45m.

Bus

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

Airports near Lagos

Airlines serving Lagos

Lufthansa
Good (4,574 reviews)
KLM
Good (851 reviews)
SWISS
Good (920 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,402 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,593 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (2,276 reviews)
Air France
Good (970 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,925 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,481 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (5,664 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (222 reviews)
Finnair
Good (886 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (915 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (391 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (192 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (306 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,736 reviews)
SAUDIA
Good (410 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (152 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (524 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lagos

Average rates range from around $48 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $122 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lagos

Most booked hotels in Lagos

The Federal Palace Hotel & Casino
5 stars
Excellent (9.6, 10 reviews)
$126+
Lagos Continental Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (8.1, 931 reviews)
$189+
Parkview Astoria Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.5, 438 reviews)
$40+
Citilodge Hotel
4 stars
Good (7.4, 420 reviews)
$29+
GrandBee Suites
4 stars
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
$53+
Eko Hotels & Suites
5 stars
Poor (0, 0 reviews)
$135+

Renting a car in Lagos

Renting a car in Lagos costs $123 per day, on average, or $616 if you want to rent if for 5 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% 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 Compact rental cars (Toyota Corolla or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Lagos costs $123 per day, on average, or $616 if you want to rent if for 5 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 11% 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 Compact rental cars (Toyota Corolla or similar) are, on average, 48% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.