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.
Don't stop the beat
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.
Search for flights to Lagos
Before you set off, take a look at our Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport guide.
The flight time to Lagos from London Heathrow is approximately 6 hours and 45 minutes.
Visit our Nigeria visa page, where you'll find useful information on the travel documents you'll need.
The currency in Lagos is the Nigerian Naira (NGN).
Pre-booked taxis are the easiest and safest way to travel from the airport and around Lagos.
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.