The largest city in Nigeria, Lagos is the economic and cultural hub of the country. Many visitors arriving in Lagos from London are business travelers or people traveling for family reasons. However, as the city’s prosperity has increased, its popularity is increasing as a tourist destination, with resorts on Lagos Lagoon and a lively cultural scene. There are many art galleries and museums to visit in the city. With so much to see and do, there’s a reason Lagos is laying claim to the title of Africa’s own Big Apple.
Flying to Lagos
1. Which airports serve London to Lagos?
London is well served with airports, all with carparks for those driving their own vehicles. They are also well served by public transport. London’s Heathrow Airport is connected to the London Underground system, while both Gatwick and Stansted have fast trains whisking travelers to and from the airport.
The airport at Lagos is Murtala Muhammed International Airport. It is located 22km from the center of Lagos. The airport is not served by public transport, and the bus station is 2km from the airport. You can hire a car at the airport, but Nigeria’s roads are poor. If you are not used to driving on them, a taxi is the easiest and safest way into the city.
2. Which airlines operate flights from London to Lagos?
Direct flights to Lagos from London leave from Heathrow or Gatwick, with at least two flights each day operated by British Airways, Med-View Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. There are also connecting flights using Lufthansa or Royal Air Maroc.
3. How long is the flight?
A direct flight to Lagos from London takes about 6 hours 40 minutes. A flight with a plane change will take more than eight hours. Lagos and London are in the same time zone, so no adjustments are required upon arrival.
4. Climate changes between London and Lagos
London’s climate is changeable, with summers that can be hot and winters that can be cold. When you arrive in Lagos, you are likely to find the temperature much hotter, particularly as the hottest months in Lago coincide with the coldest ones in London. April to July is the rainy season, so pack a raincoat if traveling then.
5. Culture differences and need-to-know
The currency needed in Lagos is the Nigerian naira. There are several currency bureaus where you can exchange money.
Although some business travelers may qualify for a visa upon arrival in Lagos, it is best if you apply in advance and have a pre-approval letter from the Nigerian Immigration Service.
After being in London with its modern facilities and safe public transport network, arriving in Lagos can be a shock. The airport has few facilities, and the roads into the city are often in poor condition. Traveling on public transport after dark is not advisable. However, once you have adjusted to the differences, Lagos is a fascinating place. You can relax in the resorts on the Lagos Lagoon, while the museums and art galleries bring intriguing insights into Nigerian history and the unique arts scene.
London, United Kingdom to Lagos Last modified: Jan 22, 2024 8:50 -05:00
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The average price for connecting flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos is £561.
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