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Flights to Lagos

Beats, beaches and natural beauty in this bustling African city

It's 20 years since Lagos lost the title as Nigeria's capital, but the city doesn't seem to believe it. For a start, it's still home to the country's main business district, on Lagos Island. Nigeria’s movie industry ('Nollywood') is based here too, and its vibrant music scene is famous throughout Africa and beyond.

Take one of our flights to Lagos and begin an adventure in one of the busiest cities in Africa. And when you're ready to relax, simply kick back on one of the many sandy beaches along the Atlantic coast.

Discover Lagos

Don't stop the beat

From Fuji to Afrobeat, Lagos is at the heart of the Nigerian music scene. It's changing all the time so ask a local for tips on where to find the hottest gigs. Check our blog for more Lagos must-sees.

Hit the beach

Lagos has more than a dozen gorgeous beaches, from the lively Bar Beach on Victoria Island, to the more peaceful Lighthouse Beach, which you might just have to yourself. Our blog has tips on where to stay for your Lagos beach break.

Check out the view

You'll find the sacred Olumo Rock about an hour away from Lagos, in the town of Abeokuta. Hire a guide to explain its fascinating history on the walk to the top. 

Get ready to haggle

Sharpen up your bargaining skills and head to Jankara Market, which sells everything from fabric and jewellery to traditional medicine. Haggling isn’t just permitted – it's expected. 

Escape to the country

For a complete change of pace, head to the Lekki Conservation Centre. Take the 2km boardwalk trail, keeping your eyes open for monkeys, birds and even crocodiles. 

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Local information

Airport guide

Before you set off, take a look at our Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport guide.

Flight duration

The flight time to Lagos from London Heathrow is approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes.

Visa information

Visit our Nigeria visa page, where you'll find useful information on the travel documents you'll need.

Local currency

The currency in Lagos is the Nigerian Naira (NGN).

Local transport

Pre-booked taxis are the easiest and safest way to travel from the airport and around Lagos. 

Electricity

In Lagos, the British 3 pin plug is used, as is the Indian 3 pin plug. The power supply is usually between 220 and 240 volts.