Lagos International Airport is situated in the suburb of Ikeja, 22 kilometers (14 miles) northwest from the city center of Lagos. The journey takes around 30 to 60 minutes to the city by taxi. Traveling by taxi is also the easiest and the safest way transport in Nigeria.
Airport transportation to Lagos by Taxi
Nigerian roads are in very poor condition and with long traffic jams. If you are not a good driver or If you are not used to drive on the right side of road than we recommended to take taxi. You will find yellow taxis outside of the passenger terminal at the arrivals and departures area.
Yellow taxis are the most trusted in Murtala Mohammed International Airport but always check driver’s ID, standard rates on the drives tariff card and ask for the price.
Note the distance from Lagos airport to City of Lagos is around 22 kilometers so you should pay around NGN 5000 (32 USD) for 30 – 60 mintues of journey.
Rent a car at The Airport
In the terminal of Lagos International Airport Europcar and Hertz have offices. Also many international hotels in lagos offer rent a car service. To get the best car deal look at our car rental page, where we provdie more information about car rental in Lagos.
Be aware that Nigerian roads are very dangerous and in poor conditions. There is also a risk of car-jacking.
LOS Lagos Airport Local / Commercial Transport
Public buses and trains are not available at the Lagos Airport. The main bus station stands 2 km out of the airport on the main road. But keep in mind that at evening and night time public transportation in Nigeria can be dangerous.