Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport Guide (LOS)

Airport info
Code: LOS
Airport Road, Ikeja, Lagos, 23401, Nigeria

Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport is situated in the suburb of Ikeja, 12km (7 miles) northwest of Lagos.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +234
+234 1 493 3385

Murtala Muhammed International Airport serves the city of Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria and the African continent. Our Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport guide contains a wealth of information about the airport, including details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.


Tourist information is available at the customer service desk in the arrivals hall. This desk can also assist with accommodation booking.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are roughly 1.5km (1 mile) apart. Passengers can therefore make this journey on foot or hail a taxi. Those who are not local should be wary of unscrupulous drivers who will charge exorbitant prices for this ferrying service.

Driving directions

From central Lagos, head westwards on Bailey Street towards the northbound Ikorodu Road (A1), which leads directly to the airport entrance. The total drive time from central Lagos to the airport is approximately 30 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Shuttle: Many of Lagos' larger hotels, along with those closest to the airport, will likely arrange shuttle transfers for their guests as part of their service.

Taxi: Taxis are the easiest and safest way to travel from Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport to the city. Choose one of the licensed yellow taxis outside the terminal (upstairs, outside the departure lounge), check the driver's ID, then tell him where you are going and agree on a fare before setting off (guideline - around NGN6,000). Touts should be ignored. If arriving after dark, it is wise to go directly to a nearby hotel and travel to the city in daylight, as taxi hijacks at night remain a safety issue.

Terminal facilities


A bank, ATM and a bureau de change are available in the international terminal.


Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the departure areas of Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, for passengers waiting to board their flight. Additionally, a post office is located in the international terminal.


There is a limited choice of restaurants and bars inside the terminals.


Duty-free shopping is available in the international terminal but the choice is relatively limited.


Trolleys are available within both terminals. For lost and found queries, passengers should contact the main airport information desk (tel: +234 1 493 3385).

Please note: passengers should beware of opportunist unofficial 'porters' operating at the airport, often congregating around the main entrance.


Medical facilities are available at the airport.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

There is a choice of business and VIP lounges in the terminal complex. More extensive conference and business facilities, including rooms for up to 350 delegates, are available at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel (tel: +234 1 280 0100;, 4km (2.5 miles) from the airport.

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled travellers at the airport are limited. Please call the airport for further information (tel: +234 1 493 3385) or contact your airline.

Car parking

There are 750 short-stay car parking spaces at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport.

Car rental

Avis and Hertz both have desks in the terminal. It is also possible to hire a car from most of the big international hotels.

Please note: fuel shortages often occur in Nigeria, so keep your tank’s fuel level high to avoid running out in the event of a national shortage. Roads are in poor condition. Take care when travelling on major roads and in traffic jams as robberies can occur: keep valuables out of sight and keep doors and windows locked. Aim to travel during daylight when possible.


There are three hotels near Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, with further options in Lagos itself. The majority of hotels in the area offer transfer services to and from the terminals – check with your hotel in advance.

Sheraton Lagos Hotel

+234 1 280 0100

The 325-room Sheraton is an international standard hotel, with meeting and event space, in the heart of the Ikeja business district. It has three restaurants, tennis courts and a hair salon among its facilities, as well as a swimming pool, car rental desk and ATM machine.

30 Mobojali Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, 21189, Lagos, Nigeria

Best Western Plus Lagos Ikeja Hotel

+234 813 314 6229

Situated in Ikeja's main business district, the Best Western is a large hotel offering conference and meeting facilities, a business centre, a restaurant and bar, a gymnasium and a swimming pool.

Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

Lagos Airport Hotel

+234 1 448 3100

Split into two blocks divided by a large pool, this hotel is of a good standard, and offers a range of facilities including a business centre, meeting rooms, car rental, three restaurants and three bars. It is also close to a large shopping centre.

111 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja, 21041, Lagos, Nigeria

Ibis Lagos Airport

+234 1 448 3470

Five minutes by road from the airport, the Ibis has 188 rooms, a fitness centre and outdoor pool, and Wi-Fi in all the rooms. Secure parking is available, as are meeting rooms and a restaurant offering breakfast and dinner.

Murtala Mohamed International Airport Road, Ajao Estate, Lagos, Nigeria

Protea Hotel Ikeja

+234 1 448 2000

A good option very close to the airport, the Protea Hotel Ikeja by BON Hotels is located in a residential area and has 92 well-presented, comfortable rooms. On-site amenities include meeting facilities, a swimming pool and a full-service restaurant.

42-44 Isaac John Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
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