Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport Guide (LOS)

Airport info
Code: LOS
Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport is situated in the suburb of Ikeja, 22km (14 miles) northwest of Lagos.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +234
(01) 493 3385.
Timezone: GMT ++01:00

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.

Airport news

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.

Transfer between terminals

Transfer between the terminals is a short walk.

Driving directions

A highway links Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport with the city centre. The journey takes 30-60 minutes depending on the traffic.

Public Transport

Public transport road

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).

Terminal facilities


A bank, ATM and a bureau de change are available in the international terminal.


A post office is located in the international terminal. Free Wi-Fi is available in the business lounges.


Restaurants and bars are available throughout Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport.


Duty-free shopping is available in the international terminal but the choice is relatively limited.


Beware of opportunist unofficial 'porters'.


Medical facilities are available.

Note: Pickpockets and confidence tricksters, some posing as local immigration and other government officials, operate at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

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;

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers are very limited. Please call the airport for further information or contact your airline.

Car parking

There are 750 short-stay car parking spaces at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

Car rental

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.


There are three hotels near Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, some of which can collect guests from the terminals via shuttle bus. Numerous further options can be found nearer to the city itself.

Sheraton Lagos Hotel

(01) 280 0100.

The 325-room Sheraton is an international standard hotel, with meeting and event space, in the heart of the Ikeja business district. It has a restaurant, swimming pool, tennis courts, hairdressers, car rental desk and ATM, among its facilities.

30 Mobojali Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos Airport Hotel

(01) 448 3100.

Split into two blocks divided by a large pool, this hotel is of a good standard, and offers a range of facilities including business centre, meeting rooms, car rental, three restaurants and bar. It is also close to a large shopping centre.

111 Obafemi Awolowo Way, PMB 21041 Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Ibis Lagos Airport

(01) 448 2470.

Five minutes by road from the airport, the Ibis has 199 rooms, fitness centre and outdoor pool, and Wi-Fi in all the rooms. Secure parking is available, as are meeting rooms and restaurant offering breakfast and dinner.

Murtala Mohamed International Airport Road, Ajao Estate, Lagos, Nigeria