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.

When to visit Lagos

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

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lagos in February, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 24 °C, with an average temperature of 25 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 316 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Lagos, with an average rainfall of 13 mm.

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How to Get to Lagos


When flying to Lagos, you’ll arrive at Lagos Murtala Muhammed (LOS), which is located 8 km from the city centre. The shortest flight to Lagos from New Zealand departs from Auckland and takes around 69h 20m.


Lagos’s bus station is located 8 km from the city centre.

Airports near Lagos

Airlines serving Lagos

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British Airways
Good (3,384 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (2,056 reviews)
Air France
Good (815 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,220 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,175 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (3,959 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (193 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (722 reviews)
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Ethiopian Air
Good (286 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (176 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (251 reviews)
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American Airlines
Good (5,468 reviews)
Virgin Atlantic
Good (507 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (103 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lagos

From 5-star hotels such as the Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton to great affordable options like the Msquare Hotel Gra, Lagos offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $86 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $184 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
Excellent (9.9, Excellent reviews)
Citilodge Hotel Lagos
Good (7.3, Good reviews)
Eko Hotels & Suites
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
GrandBee Suites
Poor (0, Poor reviews)
ibis Lagos Airport
Good (6.2, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Lagos

The most frequently booked car type in Lagos is Full-size (Toyota Camry or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Intermediate car hire (Toyota Hilux or similar) is, on average, 51% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.