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Nigeria is Africa’s busiest nation. More than 175 million people call it home, some 20 million of whom live in busy, noisy, fascinating Lagos – the world’s third biggest city. Oh yes, everything is big in Nigeria: big cities, big rocks, big waterfalls, big smiles, and big ambitions for a prosperous future.
Fly into Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) or land at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in the capital, Abuja. Direct flights to Nigeria from UK airports take between six and six-and-a-half hours. Indirect flights can be cheaper than direct flights though, so search for Nigeria flights with TravelSupermarket and check the cost of both before you book.
Read too the latest advice from the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office before you go. The British government advises against all travel to some parts of Nigeria, especially the northeast, due to terrorist threats.
With several non-stop flights daily, the West African country has good flight connections from the UK...
London’s Heathrow airport has the only non-stop flights into the country with services to Lagos with British Airways (which also flies to Abuja), Arik Air and Virgin Atlantic. Flights take around seven hours from the UK.
You can also reach the cities on connecting services with KLM, Air France and Lufthansa through their hubs in Amsterdam, Paris and Frankfurt. Other options are with Swiss via Zurich and Royal Air Maroc through Casablanca. Connecting flights take from around nine hours upwards.
Port Harcourt (PHC) and Kano (KAN) can also be flown to on connecting services through Nigeria or on Turkish Airlines via Istanbul.
Find out how to get around once you touch down on flights to Nigeria...
At Lagos Airport, a taxi is the most reliable and convenient method of getting to where you need to be (although if your hotel provides a transfer service, use it). Taxi journeys from the airport to central Lagos take 30-45 minutes and cost in the region of 5,000 naira (about £17).
Abuja Airport is around 40 minutes by road to central Abuja. Taxi journeys from airport to city cost 3,000 - 5,000 naira. Hotel transfer services are also available.
Though road conditions are variable in Nigeria, confident drivers can also pre-book car hire and collect vehicles upon arrival at the airport.
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If you plan to stay in Lagos, select from business hotels in the CBD on Lagos Island, luxury hotels in pleasant Ikoyi, and beachfront hotels on Victoria Island. The sands of the Lekki Peninsula also attract holidaymakers, and offer plenty more hotels catering to those in pursuit of waterside pleasures. Wherever you choose, the hot and sticky climate of Lagos makes air-conditioning a must!
Luxury hotel brands operate in Abuja as well as Lagos, with plenty of mid-range business hotels offering reasonable rates on well-equipped rooms.
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