Flights to Abuja

Nigeria's modern capital is a vibrant hub of culture, architecture and natural beauty. The highlight of Abuja’s ever-changing cityscape is Aso Rock, an iconic natural landmark that overlooks the city. Start your trip by climbing to its highest point to enjoy the panoramic views before immersing yourself in the hustle and bustle of Abuja’s busy centre.

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Visit Nigeria’s cultural capital

Fly to Abuja with British Airways and explore its impressive architectural landmarks, including the National Mosque and the Nigerian Presidential Complex. 

You can dive into the city's rich history at the National Museum or learn more about Nigeria’s culture at the Arts and Crafts Village. Then, indulge in authentic flavours at the busy Wuse Market.

If you’re looking for a relaxing afternoon, you can enjoy the serene ambience of Jabi Lake. Discover local life at Garki Market, uncovering unique trinkets and souvenirs,  or attend Abuja’s annual Carnival, a colourful celebration of the country’s diverse populations. Book your flights to Abuja now.

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Flight time

6 hours 30 minutes

Time Zone

GMT +1



Abuja flight FAQs

A flight from London Heathrow to Abuja Airport takes about six hours and 30 minutes.

Use our low fare finder to discover the cheapest time to visit Abuja. Autumn and winter are the most popular times of the year to visit the city, so book your flights in the spring or summer to save but still enjoy the surrounding nature and experience each season’s cultural festivals.

You can make a trip to Abuja fit any budget. Explore Millennium Park's serene pathways by foot and admire public art displays along the way. You can visit one of the busy markets for affordable souvenirs and local produce. Then dig into budget-friendly local cuisine from the countless street vendors. The city’s public transport network is easy to use, with an efficient and affordable taxi system in place too.

Once you land in Abuja Airport, you’re about a 40-minute drive from the city centre. You can catch a taxi from outside the terminal building to take you to your destination.

You can also hire a car with British Airways if you want to see more of what Nigeria has to offer. You’ll receive great benefits, with all mandatory charges included and 24-hour customer support, plus you’ll collect Avios points on every rental.

Visit Abuja for its line-up of events, like the colourful Durbar Festival celebrating Nigerian heritage. Have fun on Jabi Lake with water sports and beautiful scenery or visit the Jabi Lake Mall to do some shopping. Venture out to the Aso Rock Glass Pyramid to see its contemporary art exhibitions. Or, make time for the Nike Art Gallery, where you can view traditional and contemporary Nigerian art and discover more about the country’s past.

Citizens of the UK and Ireland and EU passport holders may require a visa to visit Nigeria, depending on how long they stay. You can find out more about visa requirements for all the countries we fly to at the IATA Travel Centre.

You can book a hand baggage-only ticket or make the most of our generous baggage allowance. If you choose economy standard or one of our British Airways Holidays’ packages, each passenger can check in a bag weighing up to 23kg – in addition to a handbag, laptop case or other small bag. Families travelling in any cabin with younger children can also check in one car seat and one fully collapsible pushchair. Read more about baggage allowances for children.

If you’re flying in our business cabin, you can check in two bags weighing up to 32kg each. Read our baggage guide for full details.

Discover outstanding service from the moment you book. Fly with just hand baggage and you can carry two bags in the cabin free of charge. Choose our checked baggage option and you can travel with hand baggage and a 23kg bag checked into the hold, plus enjoy free seat selection 24 hours before you fly. On board you’ll find HEPA-filtered air, quality on-board catering, and a warm, uniquely British welcome.

Simply relax and let us take care of you, every step of the way.

Our cabins

All our cabins offer an excellent – and uniquely British – experience. Choose your perfect way to fly, from economy to First.


Our World Traveller cabin offers all the touches you need to enjoy your flight at an affordable price.

World Traveller

Premium economy

Discover our World Traveller Plus cabin and treat yourself to a wider seat and more legroom in a separate, quieter cabin.

World Traveller Plus


Work or relax in our Club World cabin and enjoy lounge access, a dedicated check-in area and fully flat beds for a restful sleep.

Club World


Choose First to enjoy a range of comforts, from fine dining to your own private suite and access to our elegant departure lounges.


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