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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.

Lagos Information

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: Dec 9, 2018 1:17 -05:00Prices 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 Lagos. Turkish & Ethiopian frequently offer the best deals to Lagos flights, or select your preferred carrier below to see the cheapest days to fly.

Turkish
LONLOS
Mon 25/02
1 stop
LOSLON
Fri 15/03
1 stop
£419
Ethiopian
LONLOS
Wed 23/01
1 stop
LOSLON
Tue 12/02
1 stop
£431
Air France
LONLOS
Mon 04/03
2 stops
LOSLON
Mon 18/03
2 stops
£444
KLM
LONLOS
Mon 04/03
1 stop
LOSLON
Tue 12/03
1 stop
£449
Lufthansa
LONLOS
Mon 04/03
1 stop
LOSLON
Mon 18/03
1 stop
£468
Royal Air Maroc
LONLOS
Mon 25/02
1 stop
LOSLON
Fri 15/03
1 stop
£472

How Much is a Flight from London, United Kingdom to Lagos? 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos, and have found the average flight price for this trip to be £447.

Where To Buy Cheap Flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos?

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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos? 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos.

Non Stop versus Connecting
Advanced PurchaseNon StopConnecting
< 7 days £736 £578
7-14 days £1,170 £690
14-21 days £664 £506
21-30 days £681 £522
30-60 days £540 £431
60-90 days £517 £419
90+ days £540 £418

Cheapest Day To Fly from London, United Kingdom to Lagos 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos is Monday. See the chart below to compare prices for other days of the week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
£419£468£431£445£445£468£448

Compare Flight Prices from London, United Kingdom to Lagos 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos flights.

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
December London, United Kingdom Lagos Lufthansa 27/12/2018 03/01/2019 2 £506
January London, United Kingdom Lagos Ethiopian 23/01/2019 12/02/2019 1 £431
February London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 25/02/2019 15/03/2019 1 £419
March London, United Kingdom Lagos Air France 04/03/2019 18/03/2019 2 £444
April London, United Kingdom Lagos Ethiopian 25/04/2019 04/05/2019 1 £467
May London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 17/05/2019 26/05/2019 1 £418
June London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 05/06/2019 11/06/2019 1 £418
July London, United Kingdom Lagos Brussels 03/07/2019 07/07/2019 2 £524

Cheap Last Minute Flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos. The chart below shows the best last minute deals and cheap flights this weekend we could find.

Next 30 Days

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9 10 11 12 13 14 15
£1,111
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
£1,111 £928
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
£928 £875
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
£875 £563
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
£563 £520
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
£520

Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos is £502.

The average price for direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos is £659.

The chart below shows up to date information regarding non-stop flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos.

Weekly Direct Flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos - By Carrier
CarrierMonTueWedThuFriSatSunEarliest FlightLatest Flight
British Airways 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 09:45 09:45
Virgin Atlantic 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 22:35 22:35

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos. 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 London, United Kingdom to Lagos is £366.

The average price for round trip flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos is £462.

London, United Kingdom to Lagos Flight Questions

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

Question: How long is the flight from London, United Kingdom to Lagos?
Answer: The average London, United Kingdom to Lagos flight time is 6 hours and 42 minutes.
Question: How far is Lagos from London, United Kingdom?
Answer: The distance from London, United Kingdom to Lagos is 5,001 kilometers (3,108 miles).
Question: How common are direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos?
Answer: There are 14 direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos.
Question: What are the most popular London, United Kingdom airlines for direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos?
Answer: British Airways provides 50% of the non-stop flights between London, United Kingdom and Lagos.
Question: What are the most popular connecting cities when flying from London, United Kingdom to Lagos?
Answer: Frankfurt, DE

Airlines in London, United Kingdom flying to Lagos Last modified: Dec 9, 2018 1:17 -05:00Number of routes searched: 32Number of itineraries searched: 1,447,363

Wondering which airlines fly out of London, United Kingdom to Lagos? We've gathered the average price of London, United Kingdom airlines with flights to Lagos. 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.

London, United Kingdom to Lagos
Airline Connections Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
British Airways -
Virgin Atlantic -
Air France CDG
Royal Air Maroc CMN
Major Airlines ATL
Major Airlines JFK
Emirates DXB
Ethiopian ADD
Etihad AUH
KLM AMS
Kenya NBO
Lufthansa FRA
MEA BEY
Egyptair CAI
Qatar DOH
South African JNB
Turkish IST
RwandAir KGL

London, United Kingdom to Lagos Airports

These are the major commercial airports we're currently monitoring in London, United Kingdom and Lagos. 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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