Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport Guide (LOS)
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport is situated in the suburb of Ikeja, 22km (14 miles) northwest of Lagos.
Murtala Muhammed International Airport serves the city of Lagos, the most populous city in Nigeria. Our Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport guide includes information relating to terminal facilities, accessibility and accommodation options nearby.
Recent years have seen improvements to security and infrastructure at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and a reduction in the amount of crime taking place in the terminals and on the tarmac. Additionally, approval has been given for expansion of the international terminal, although a timescale is as yet unclear.
Tourist information is available at the customer service desk in the arrivals hall. This desk can also assist with finding accommodation.
The terminals are roughly 1.5km (1 mile) apart. Passengers can therefore make this journey on foot or hail a taxi. Those who are not local should be wary of unscrupulous drivers who will charge exorbitant prices for this ferrying service.
A highway links Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport with the city centre. The journey takes 30-60 minutes depending on the traffic.
Shuttle bus:Many of Lagos' larger hotels, along with those closest to the airport, will arrange shuttle transfers for their guests as part of their service.
Taxi:Taxis are the easiest and safest way to travel from Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport to the city. Choose one of the licensed yellow taxis outside the terminal (upstairs, outside the departure lounge), check the driver's ID, then tell him where you are going and agree on a fare before setting off (guideline - around NGN6,000). Touts should be ignored. If arriving after dark, it is wise to go directly to a nearby hotel and travel to the city in daylight, as taxi hijacks at night remain a safety issue.
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the departure areas of Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, for passengers waiting to board their flight. Additionally, a post office is located in the international terminal.
Duty-free shopping is available in the international terminal but the choice is relatively limited.
There is a choice of business and VIP lounges in the terminal complex. Conference and business facilities for up to 350 delegates are available at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, 4km (2.5 miles) from the airport (tel: +234 1 280 0100; www.sheratonlagos.com).
There are 750 short-stay car parking spaces at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport.
Avis and Hertz both have desks in the terminal. It is also possible to hire a car from most of the big international hotels.
Please note that fuel shortages often occur in Nigeria, so keep your tank’s fuel level high to avoid running out in the event of a national shortage. Roads are in poor condition. Take care when travelling on major roads and in traffic jams as robberies can occur: keep valuables out of sight and keep doors and windows locked. Aim to travel during daylight when possible.