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Welcome to Lagos Airport

The airport is located 13 miles (22km) northwest of Lagos.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

Yellow taxis are available outside the terminal. It is wise to negotiate a fee before departure. Aim to get into Lagos for around NGN 5000.

Car Parking

750 short-term parking spaces are available in the multi-storey car park. Charges are NGN 100 per hour and NGN 1500 per day.

Car Rental

Car rental companies at Murtala Muhammed International Airport include Avis, Europcar and Sixt. Note that driving is yourself around Nigeria is a strongly unrecommended activity, as the roads are confusing and chaotic, and there is a risk of car-jacking.

City Transfers

Larger hotels have a shuttle bus meeting all international flights. Otherwise, taxis are the safest and most efficient way to travel to and from the airport. Aim to negotiate a price of around NGN 5000 for a trip into town.


Tel: +234 (0)1 480 5580, +234 (0)1 493 3385

Departure Tax
The airport levies a Regional Passenger Charge of NGN 5,388.00, and a Domestic Passenger Service Charge of NGN 350.

Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange.

Luggage: There are no left luggage services. All queries regarding lost baggage should be directed to your airline.

Conference and business: The airport features Executive and VIP lounges equipped with complimentary Internet.

Other facilities: Facilities include a meet and greet lounge, prayer rooms and disabled facilities.

Wi-fi: Free Internet is available at the airport's Executive and VIP lounges.

Information: A tourist information desk is situated at the customer service desk in the arrival hall.

Shopping: Shopping is limited to a few retail stores selling electronics, mobile accessories, jewellery and health care products.

Food and Drink: International and African foods are served by vendors in the airport's food court.

English is the official language in Nigeria and is widely used, though many other languages are also spoken.

Nigerian currency is the Naira (NGN), which is divided into 100 kobo. Approved exchange facilities include the major hotels and the airport, but official rates are very high. It is illegal to change money on the street. Credit card fraud is a problem and visitors are advised against the use of credit cards throughout the country. Credit card facilities are also limited. Facilities for changing travellers cheques are also very limited. Prior to travel, visitors should ensure they have a variety of currency options available to them (Sterling, US dollars or Euros) in cash. Travellers should be aware of the prevalence of commercial fraud in, and emanating from, Nigeria.

Terminal Transfers

The terminals are within easy walking distance of each other.

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