Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport Guide (LOS)
Code: LOSNo. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +234Timezone: GMT ++01:00
Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport is situated in the suburb of Ikeja, 22km (14 miles) northwest of Lagos.
(01) 493 3385.
Here you'll find essential information on Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, including contact details, airport transfer facts, details of airport facilities, and how to get there.
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, including hotel reservation, is available at the customer service desk in the arrivals hall.
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 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 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 NGN5-6,000).
A post office is located in the international terminal. Free Wi-Fi is available in the business lounges.
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: (01) 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 ensure you have enough petrol to complete your journey. Roads are in poor condition. Take care when travelling on major roads and in traffic jams as robberies can, and do, happen: keep valuables out of sight and keep doors and windows locked. Avoid travel outside cities after dark.