Direct flights to Lagos
Are you planning on visiting Lagos and want to find the best direct flight option? In our guide you can learn more about the destination and see all direct flights available.
Lagos Murtala Muhammed is a medium sized and largest airport in Nigeria. In total there are 40 airports with direct flights to Lagos from 25 different countries and 2 U.S. states. You can easily reach Lagos with daily non-stop flights from 11 major hubs like Atlanta (Delta), Doha (Qatar Airways) and Amsterdam (KLM).
Non-stop routes to LOS:
Lagos is one of Africa’s largest and busiest cities with a population in excess of 14 million people. Until 1991, Lagos was Nigeria’s capital and it still remains its most important city in terms of its economy and culture. Lagos started life as a small Yoruba settlement and port – the city itself now covers several large islands spread over an enormous lagoon.
In the 1400’s, the Portuguese used Lagos as a trading post for the slave trade until the British put a stop to it in the late 1800’s and took control of the local trade and industry. In 1960, Nigeria gained its independence and the city of Lagos started to boom.
Find the best direct flight to Lagos
The airport in Lagos is the largest one in the country, and can be reached by direct connections from airports in both North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. In the list below we have gathered some of the direct routes available to Lagos. Please follow the links to find out more about each flight option.
- Direct flights from Accra (ACC) to Lagos (LOS)
- Direct flights from London (LHR) to Lagos (LOS)
- Direct flights from Doha (DOH) to Lagos (LOS)
- Direct flights from Amsterdam (AMS) to Lagos (LOS)
- Direct flights from Atlanta (ATL) to Lagos (LOS)
- Direct flights from Dulles (IAD) to Lagos (LOS)
Don’t miss this in Lagos
Lagos is now one of the world’s fastest growing cities with a cosmopolitan population, a thriving live music scene, chaotic and traffic jammed roads, high pollution and infamously high levels of crime. Head to the National Museum to see the brasses from Benin City, the Nok Terracottas and some impressive royal crowns.
There is also a small craft village within the museum with lovely traditional crafts and wood carvings which can be purchased at a fixed price. Close to Lagos and well worth a visit is the Lekki Conservation Centre – this wetland reserve has raised walkways for viewing the local wildlife which includes monkeys, crocodiles and a great variety of bird life.
Direct flight tips – find the cheapest option
As with most destinations, flight prices will usually rise as you head towards your departure date and the seats on the planes start to book up so book in advance for the cheapest flights.
Cheap flights to Lagos, Nigeria can be found throughout the year however for the best deals try and travel during the less busy times of the year for the best choice of low cost flights. Great prices can also be found on lastminute flights if you're using our flight comparison search which compares over 500 airlines and travel partners.
The climate in Lagos
Lagos has a tropical savanna climate that is similar to that of the rest of southern Nigeria. There are two rainy seasons, with the heaviest rains falling from April to July and a weaker rainy season in October and November.
There is a brief relatively dry spell in August and September and a longer dry season from December to March. Monthly rainfall between May and July averages over 400 mm, while in August and September it is down to 200 mm and in December as low as 25 mm.