Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport Guide (LOS)

Airport info
Code: LOS
Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos, 23401, 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
+234 1 493 3385.
Timezone: GMT ++01:00

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.

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 is available at the customer service desk in the arrivals hall. This desk can also assist with finding accommodation.

Transfer between terminals

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.

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, 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.

Terminal facilities


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


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.


There is a limited choice of restaurants and bars inside the terminals.


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


Beware of opportunist unofficial 'porters'. Trolleys are available.


Medical facilities are available at the airport.

Note:Pickpockets and confidence tricksters, some posing as local immigration and other government officials, have been an issue in Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport in recent years. Keep your wits about you.

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: +234 1 280 0100;

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers are very limited. Please call the airport for further information (tel: +234 1 493 3385) 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 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.


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.

Best Western Plus Lagos Ikeja Hotel

+234 1 448 2240.

Situated in Ikeja's main business district, the Best Western is a large hotel offering conference and meeting facilities, a business centre, a restaurant and bar, a gymnasium and a swimming pool.

Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Sheraton Lagos Hotel

+234 1 280 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 three restaurants, tennis courts and a hair salon among its facilities, as well as a swimming pool, car rental desk and ATM machine.

30 Mobojali Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Protea Hotel Ikeja

+234 1 448 2000.

Another option very close to the airport is the Protea Hotel Ikeja by BON Hotels. Located in a residential area, the property has 92 rooms, and additionally offers meeting facilities, a swimming pool and an on-site restaurant.

42-44 Isaac John Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Ibis Lagos Airport

+234 1 448 3470.

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

Lagos Airport Hotel

+234 1 448 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, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria