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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.

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?

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 £556 £447
7-14 days £672 £1,145
14-21 days £641 £464
21-30 days £641 £460
30-60 days £641 £464
60-90 days £657 £485
90+ days £642 £463

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

Month Origin Destination Carrier Depart Date Return Date Stops Price
February London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 17/02/2020 25/02/2020 1 £447
March London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 04/03/2020 08/03/2020 1 £420
April London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 21/04/2020 05/05/2020 1 £450
May London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 26/05/2020 08/06/2020 1 £449
June London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 03/06/2020 11/06/2020 1 £450
July London, United Kingdom Lagos Lufthansa 20/07/2020 05/08/2020 1 £460
August London, United Kingdom Lagos Lufthansa 09/08/2020 22/08/2020 1 £460
September London, United Kingdom Lagos Turkish 30/09/2020 07/10/2020 1 £453

Cheap Last Minute Flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos

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.

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Connecting Flights vs Direct Flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos

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 £455.

The average price for direct flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos is £786.

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 06:20 06:20
Virgin Atlantic 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 17:30 17:30

One Way Flights vs Round Trip Flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos

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 £378.

The average price for round trip flights from London, United Kingdom to Lagos is £455.

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 40 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.

Airlines in London, United Kingdom flying to Lagos Last modified: Sep 13, 2020 5:50 -04:00Number of routes searched: 0Number of itineraries searched: 0

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.

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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