Fly to Lagos from the UK and discover one of the largest and busiest port cities in Africa. Flights to Lagos are frequent, making it easy to put in the business hours before going out to explore the city’s diverse culinary scene and legendary nightlife.
Lagos is made up of a number of islands, separated by creeks (its name is Portuguese for ‘lakes’) and connected to one another by bridges. Head to Victoria Island for shopping, entertainment and the many lively bars on Bar Beach, while Lagos Island boasts the best markets, the national museum and one of Africa’s largest golf courses – and more nightclubs, naturally.
Flights to Lagos from London take just 6 hours and 25 minutes and there’s no time difference. Lagos’s tropical wet and dry climate, coupled with the city’s manic pace, takes getting used to, but to experience an African city with a strong arts and culture scene, there’s nowhere better to be.
British Airways flies to Lagos (LOS) from London Heathrow (LHR).
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British Airways offers daily non-stop flights to Lagos and with a flight time of just over 6 hours, access to one of Africa’s biggest economic hubs has never been easier. To make your trip even more convenient, you can check in online or via your mobile phone, and choose your seat up to 24 hours before your flight.
Lagos airport is located 14 miles northwest of the city centre. During peak hours the drive takes just over an hour. Taxis are the safest and most efficient way to travel to and from the airport – look out for official taxis Metro and Red Cab – although if your budget allows it, consider hiring a car and a driver, usually available through the big hotels. Lagos is known for its traffic jams but the recent Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) schemes are going some way in alleviating the congestion. Inexpensive and convenient, these buses are a good way to move between the mainland and the islands.
With an ever-increasing number of visitors every year, Lagos airport can get extremely crowded, so go early and expect long queues. There’s a very good newsagent, as well as three well stocked duty free shops selling alcohol and beauty products. A number of food vendors offer anything from chicken to, well, more chicken. There are several banks, and free internet is available at the airport’s three executive and VIP lounges – it’s worth paying the $20 fee to gain access to one of them.
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