Lagos travel guide

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You're Going to Love Lagos

With 9,00 million inhabitants, Lagos is the most populous city in Nigeria. It is the most popular tourist destination in the country. We recommend you stay at least 18 days in order to fully appreciate everything Lagos has to offer.

When to visit Lagos

Lagos in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 86
1 night at 3-star hotel
Lagos in August
Estimated hotel price
C$ 86
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Lagos in February, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 24 °C, with an average temperature of 25 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in June, when precipitation is around 316 mm. In contrast, January is usually the driest month of the year in Lagos, with an average rainfall of 13 mm.

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How to Get to Lagos


When flying to Lagos, you’ll arrive at Lagos Murtala Muhammed (LOS), which is located 8 km from the city centre The shortest flight to Lagos from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 16h 45m.


Lagos’s bus station is located 8 km from the downtown.

Airports near Lagos

Airlines serving Lagos

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British Airways
Good (1,743 reviews)
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Turkish Airlines
Good (1,506 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (3,198 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,443 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,041 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (131 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (478 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (188 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (134 reviews)
Royal Air Maroc
Good (173 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (4,749 reviews)
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Virgin Atlantic
Good (397 reviews)
Kenya Airways
Good (53 reviews)
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Where to stay in Lagos

From 5-star hotels such as the Legend Hotel Lagos Airport, Curio Collection by Hilton to great affordable options like the Msquare Hotel, Lagos offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around C$ 75 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to C$ 194 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Lagos

Most booked hotels in Lagos

Citilodge Hotel Lagos
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
C$ 53+
Eko Hotels & Suites
Good (7.1, Good reviews)
C$ 193+
Apartment Royale Hotel & Suite
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
C$ 193+
ibis Lagos Airport
Good (6.2, Good reviews)
C$ 79+
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Renting a car in Lagos

Renting a car in Lagos costs C$ 133 per day, on average, or C$ 2,401 if you want to rent it for 18 days.

The most frequently booked car type in Lagos is Economy (Ford Ka or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Standard rental cars (Hyundai Sonata or similar) are, on average, 54% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.