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Did you mean flights from Abuja to Lagos?

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria. Its inception was carefully planned, and the city came into existence mainly in the 1980s. Due to its recent construction, Abuja is an exciting blend of historical and modern architecture and boasts beautiful sighs such as the Abuja National Mosque and the National Library. The city is also known for Aso Rock, a huge natural structure created by water erosion. It’s a sight that you will not want to miss on your visit and one that you’re sure to remember for years after your visit.

Flying to Abuja

1. Which airports serve Lagos to Abuja?

There is one route that flies from Lagos to Abuja, and that is from Lagos Murtala Muhammad International Airport (about 14 km from Lagos) to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (about 20 km from Abuja).

2. Which airlines operate flights from Lagos to Abuja?

There are a handful of options serving this route, including Lufthansa, Dana Air, and Air Via Bulgarian. Most offer daily departures, making it easy to plan around your schedule.

3. How long is the flight?

A non-stop flight from Lagos to Abuja will last anywhere from one hour to one and a half hours, depending on the airline you choose to fly with.

4. Climate changes between Lagos and Abuja

The climates of Lagos and Abuja are largely similar. Both are very warm and considered tropical wet and dry climates. Heavy rainfall occurs mainly between the months of May and September, with the remaining months being relatively dry. In Lagos, temperatures range from lows of 71ºF to average highs of 87ºF. Abuja is similar with average lows of 68ºF and average highs of 91ºF. Pack according to whether you are traveling during the wet season or dry season and bring light layers to account for temperature fluctuations.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

As both cities are in Nigeria, you will not need a new type of currency when traveling from Lagos to Abuja. The currency in both cities is the Nigerian naira, and it is fairly simple to acquire once you’ve arrived. It is recommended to always carry some cash with you, but you can easily get more using your debit card at an ATM or use credit cards when making purchases at larger businesses.

A tourist visa is required for travel, so if your trip begins outside of Nigeria, take this into consideration.

Abuja Information

Lagos was the capital city of Nigeria before Abuja took the title in 1991. Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria and all of Africa and is one of the fastest growing in the world.

Abuja’s smaller population offers more breathing room, but its beautiful geography is sure to take your breath away. The city, having been meticulously planned and constructed over the last few decades, has expertly developed parks and gardens for visitors to spend lazy days in. Consider bringing snacks from one of Abuja’s open markets, which offer fresh produce at excellent prices.

If your hunger takes you beyond the markets, be sure to try suya or kilishi dishes from street vendors or at Jevinik restaurant, which specializes in local dishes.

Both cities, having been capitals of the country, are a medley of cultures, and checking out the various museums and religious centers in either location will inform and enhance your travels.

Abuja has no shortage of nightlife activities, including lounges, pepper soup joints, and nightclubs. Skybar Rooftop Lounge, in particular, offers a great view of the city at night.

Wherever you go in Abuja, you are guaranteed a diverse and memorable experience in this young city.

Lagos to Abuja Last modified: Oct 16, 2018 1:54 -04:00Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've scanned 48,195,047,545 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to Abuja. Air Via Bulgarian & Dana Air frequently offer the best deals to Abuja flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Air Via Bulgarian
LOSABV
Wed 1/2
nonstop
ABVLOS
Fri 1/4
nonstop
NGN35,309
Dana Air
LOSABV
Wed 1/2
nonstop
ABVLOS
Fri 1/4
nonstop
NGN45,865
SOSA
LOSABV
Wed 12/19
nonstop
ABVLOS
Mon 12/31
nonstop
NGN58,242

How Much is a Flight from Lagos to Abuja? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Lagos to Abuja, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be NGN40,405.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Lagos to Abuja?

The best way to find a great deal on airfare is to search multiple sites. When you run a search on FareCompare, we search multiple sites and fare sources all at once so you don't have to - which is why we think FareCompare is the best place to find cheap tickets. Airlines can adjust prices for tickets from Lagos to Abuja based on the day and time that you decide to book your flight. We have collected data from all airlines, and have found that Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays are often the best days to book flights. If you'd like to learn more, read our article about the best time to buy airline tickets.

How far in advance should I book tickets from Lagos to Abuja? Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

The chart below shows up-to-date information regarding how far in advance to book your flight from Lagos to Abuja.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days NGN41,133 NGN0
7-14 days NGN41,133 NGN68,434
14-21 days NGN41,133 NGN68,434
21-30 days NGN41,133 NGN68,434
30-60 days NGN41,133 NGN68,798
60-90 days NGN35,309 NGN81,902
90+ days NGN0 NGN0

Cheapest Day To Fly from Lagos to Abuja Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We've examined 57,595,778,181 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Lagos to Abuja is Wednesday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
NGN41,133NGN41,133NGN35,309NGN41,133NGN41,133NGN41,133NGN41,133

Compare Flight Prices from Lagos to Abuja by Month Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Low priced flights are most commonly available by purchasing between one and three months in advance. International or holiday flights may need to be purchased even further in advance. The chart below shows the cheapest flight prices by month for Lagos to Abuja flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
October Lagos Abuja Air Via Bulgarian 10/19/18 10/22/18 0 NGN41,133
November Lagos Abuja Air Via Bulgarian 11/9/18 11/16/18 0 NGN41,133
December Lagos Abuja Air Via Bulgarian 12/29/18 1/13/19 0 NGN41,133
January Lagos Abuja Air Via Bulgarian 1/2/19 1/4/19 0 NGN35,309

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Lagos to Abuja Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Looking for cheap last minute flights or a weekend getaway? We've got you covered with weekend flight deals from Lagos to Abuja. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
NGN41,133
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
NGN41,133 NGN41,497
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
NGN41,497
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
NGN41,497
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
NGN41,497 NGN41,497
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
NGN41,497

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Lagos to Abuja Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

Flights between some cities may be significantly cheaper if you choose a multi-stop airline ticket. Although these connecting flights sacrifice some convenience, on average, travelers save 20%-60% when they choose to fly multi-stop versus a direct flight.

The average price for connecting flights from Lagos to Abuja is NGN80,446.

The average price for direct flights from Lagos to Abuja is NGN38,949.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from Lagos to Abuja.

Weekly Direct Flights from Lagos to Abuja - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
Dana Air 7 7 7 7 6 4 5 06:48 18:03
Arik Air 4 4 5 4 4 4 4 07:00 16:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Lagos to Abuja Prices shown were found by travelers like you over the past 30 days

We have found that there is often no price difference between buying a round trip flight versus a one way flight. Increased flexibility is the main benefit when it comes to buying a one way flight from Lagos to Abuja. However, booking a round trip flight can be a simpler process. You can compare round trip and one way flights by using our flight comparison.

The average price for one way flights from Lagos to Abuja is NGN23,297.

The average price for round trip flights from Lagos to Abuja is NGN39,677.

Lagos to Abuja Flight Questions

Below are some common questions that asked about this flight route:

Question: How long is the flight from Lagos to Abuja?
Answer: The average Lagos to Abuja flight time is an hour and 14 minutes.
Question: How far is Abuja from Lagos?
Answer: The distance from Lagos to Abuja is 510 kilometers (317 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Lagos to Abuja?
Answer: There are 72 direct flights from Lagos to Abuja.
Question: What are the most popular Lagos airlines for direct flights from Lagos to Abuja?
Answer: Dana Airlines provides 59% of the non-stop flights between Lagos and Abuja.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from Lagos to Abuja?
Answer: London, GB

Airlines in Lagos flying to Abuja Last modified: Oct 16, 2018 1:54 -04:00Number of routes searched: 10Number of itineraries searched: 676

Wondering which airlines fly out of Lagos to Abuja? We've gathered the average price of Lagos airlines with flights to Abuja. Different airlines offer different levels of comfort and service, so consider convenience when choosing your airline.

Below is the full flight schedule summary showing which days of the week individual carriers offer flights for the next 30 days.

Lagos to Abuja
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Dana Air -
SOSA -
Air Via Bulgarian -
Dana Air PHC
Dana Air QUO
Air France CDG
Emirates DXB
ASKY LFW
Lufthansa FRA
Turkish IST

Lagos to Abuja Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Lagos and Abuja. If your route includes a city with multiple airports, you may be able to find substantial savings by choosing an alternate airport.

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