Fly to Abuja (ABJ) from the UK and discover Nigeria’s surprisingly green capital. Flights to Abuja transport you to a striking West African city, packed with diverse architecture, natural beauty and an ever-changing cityscape.
Abuja is developing quickly: skyscrapers are going up, while a variety of ambitious tourism projects, such as the Millennium Tower and a cultural centre dedicated to Nigerian art, are in the pipeline. With little traffic congestion, it’s easy to get around the city by car. Regular flights to Abuja also make it easy to explore northern Nigeria: the capital is a gateway to the ancient trading cities of Zaria and Kano.
Flights from London to Abuja take a mere 6 hours and 20 minutes. It’s a convenient entry point to Nigeria: there’s no time difference so you’ll fall in with the city’s easy-going rhythm in no time, and English is the official – and widely spoken – language. Still need a break from the pace? Visit one of Abuja’s many public gardens for a bit of downtime.
British Airways’ flights from London to Abuja are an ideal way to reach Nigeria. British Airways flies to Abuja (ABJ) from London Heathrow (LHR). British Airways offers daily flights to Abuja from London, and passengers can choose between First, Club World, World Traveller Plus or World Traveller cabins.
Fly directly from London to Abuja in under 7 hours and see a different side to Nigeria. Not only does British Airways offer a generous 2 x 23kg checked luggage allowance (useful for the excellent pieces you’re likely to pick up from the ‘arts and craft village’ in the middle of town), you can also check in online or from your mobile phone, and choose your seat 24 hours before your flight.
Abuja airport is situated about a 40-minute drive from the city centre. The route is relatively smooth and traffic jam-free, thanks to the recent expansion of the highway from four lanes to ten. There is no bus network, but taxis – painted in the colours of the national flag – are plentiful and affordable. Upon arrival at Abuja airport, opt for the officially registered airport cab, El-Rufai, to take you into town.
Though not extensive, Abuja airport has two terminals – domestic and international – and both have comfortable departures lounges that host a number of basic eateries. Facilities include several banks and ATMs, mobile phone shops and a newsagent. WiFi is available.
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