Flights from Lagos to New York, United States

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The global city of New York sits on the Hudson River, beside the Atlantic Ocean. It is a bustling hive of activity, where a diverse blend of cultures meets. From the famous skyline to the excellent shopping opportunities and world-famous shows, there is plenty of glitz and glamour but there are also quieter, yet equally intriguing, ways to enjoy the city. View the action from a yellow NYC Taxi or hop on board the Staten Island Ferry to take it all in from the water. In both Chinatown and Little Italy, the restaurants are highly specialized, but you can always pick up a hot dog from a street stall like the locals do.

Flying to New York

1. Which airports serve Lagos to New York?

Murtala Muhammed International Airport, located in Ikeja, Lagos State, Nigeria, is an international airport, it is 16km from the center of the city. Planes fly from here to New York, landing in at John F. Kennedy International Airport, the primary international hub for New York, which is 30km away from the city center.

2. Which airlines operate flights from Lagos to New York?

Delta has a direct flight between Lagos and New York, but this runs three times a week. Air France, Royal Air Maroc, British Airways, Emirates and Etihad all have daily scheduled flights on this route, which include one stopover.

3. How long is the flight?

Direct flights on this route take 11 hours, flights which include stopovers take around 16 hours and 15 minutes. When you arrive, New York is 5 hours behind local Lagos time.

4. Climate changes between Lagos and New York

Lagos is a hot, tropical city with dry winters and humid summers when more rain falls. In New York, the weather changes depending on the season, in summer it is often warm and sunny, but winters can be harsh, with lots of snow and ice.

5. Culture differences and need-to-know

The official currency in New York is the U.S. Dollar, which is easy to withdraw from ATMs, banks, and foreign exchange bureaus. Credit cards are widely used in the city, with MasterCard, Visa, and to a lesser extent, American Express accepted in restaurants and department stores. To enter the United States, you will need to apply for the right type of visa for your situation. As the process can be quite complex, it is best to arrange a visit to the American Embassy in your country to find out more.

New York Information

The temperate climate of New York will make a refreshing change from the heat of Lagos, plus with just 8.5 million inhabitants, it is smaller than the Nigerian capital, which is home to 21 million people!

The Big Apple is packed with unmissable sites, you can start out on the ‘crossroads of the world’ at Times Square, then head to the Empire State Building observation deck before exploring Central Park. The Statue of Liberty is on most people’s to-do list, so catch a Circle Line ferry for a close-up experience with this icon. At Yankee Stadium, the home of the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, you can catch a game during the season or take a tour of the building to learn more about the team. Finding somewhere to eat and drink in New York at a wide range of prices is definitely not a problem. Notable fine dining restaurants are Gabriel Kreuther, Per Se, and Daniel. For less expensive dining, the Italian restaurants are a good choice.

Lagos to New York City Last modified: Sep 19, 2023 11:36 -04:00

We've scanned 109,155,000 round trip itineraries and found the cheapest flights to New York City. Kenya & Egyptair frequently offer the best deals to New York City flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

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How Much is a Flight from Lagos to New York City?

We have collected flight cost data from across the web for travel from Lagos to New York City, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be NGN538,479.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from Lagos to New York City?

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 New York City 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 New York City?

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

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days NGN377,953 NGN586,127
7-14 days NGN511,647 NGN573,174
14-21 days NGN1,349,896 NGN557,446
21-30 days NGN1,349,896 NGN517,661
30-60 days NGN815,119 NGN432,541
60-90 days NGN467,237 NGN432,541
90+ days NGN600,006 NGN387,205

Cheapest Day To Fly from Lagos to New York City

We've examined 218,310,000 itinerary searches that we've seen for departures in the next 90 days and found that the cheapest day to fly from Lagos to New York City is Friday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

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Compare Flight Prices from Lagos to New York City by Month

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 New York City flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
September Lagos New York City Ethiopian 9/24/23 9/27/23 1 NGN586,127
October Lagos New York City Egyptair 10/24/23 11/4/23 1 NGN465,386
November Lagos New York City Kenya 11/12/23 11/26/23 1 NGN432,541
December Lagos New York City Kenya 12/12/23 12/29/23 1 NGN514,885
January Lagos New York City Kenya 1/31/24 2/14/24 1 NGN432,541
February Lagos New York City Multiple Airlines 2/7/24 2/14/24 2 NGN387,205
March Lagos New York City Kenya 3/3/24 3/15/24 1 NGN456,134
April Lagos New York City Royal Air Maroc 4/2/24 4/15/24 1 NGN433,929

Cheap Last Minute Flights from Lagos to New York City

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

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from Lagos to New York City

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 New York City is NGN511,185.

The average price for direct flights from Lagos to New York City is NGN1,349,896.

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

Weekly Direct Flights from Lagos to New York City - By Carrier
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One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from Lagos to New York City

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 New York City. 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 New York City is NGN272,940.

The average price for round trip flights from Lagos to New York City is NGN511,185.

Lagos to New York City Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from Lagos to New York City?
Answer: The average Lagos to New York City flight time is 12 hours and 5 minutes.
Question: How far is New York City from Lagos?
Answer: The distance from Lagos to New York City is 8,439 kilometers (5,244 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from Lagos to New York City?
Answer: There are 3 direct flights from Lagos to New York City.
Question: What are the most popular Lagos airlines for direct flights from Lagos to New York City?
Answer: Major Airlines provides 100% of the non-stop flights between Lagos and New York City.

Lagos to New York City Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in Lagos and New York City. 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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