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Book cheap Lagos to Abuja flights

Fly between Abuja, the capital of Nigeria, and Lagos. Our guide explains which airlines operate the route, airports to fly between, and includes top FAQs.

Fly between Abuja and Lagos

Lagos (LOS) ➡ Abuja (ABV)

Abuja (ABV) ➡ Lagos (LOS)

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria located right in the centre of the country. Lagos is Nigeria’s largest city, located on the coast towards the south west of the country. Both cities are major financial hubs in the country, and there are a number of daily flights operating from Abuja to Lagos.

Top Tip: If you are booking internal flights within Nigeria, our guide to domestic flights within Nigeria includes much more information, including all the airlines that operate internally within the country.

Which airlines fly between Lagos and Abuja?

Only a small number of commercial airlines that operate the route. There airlines are: Air Peace, which is one of the most popular carriers, and Arik Air.

air peace logoArik Air Logo in blue container

Route frequency: On average, there are 20+ daily flights between Abuja and Lagos

Ticket price: $60-120 single, $100-200 return

Flight time: 1 hour, 15 minutes (direct)

Departure Airport: From Lagos, fly from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS). LOS is the international airport serving the city of Lagos, located about 7 miles/12 km northwest of downtown of the city. The journey from the airport into the city centre takes about 30 minutes.

Arrival Airport: Fly to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV), the international airport which serves Abuja. The airport is located about 12 miles/20 km from the city centre, a journey which takes about 20 minutes by car.

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More FAQs

Are flights between Abuja and Lagos direct?

As well as direct flights, multi-stop flights are also available. You can apply the multi-stop filter when you search for your flights to see if this is a cheaper option. Popular cities for stop-over flights include Lagos to Kano, then onwards to Abuja. Other city options include Uyo.

What is the flight time from Lagos to Kano?

Direct flights between Lagos and Abuja last an hour and 15 minutes. The fastest flight time is an hour. For flights with a stopover, the duration will be longer - up to 26 hours with an overnight stopover for example.

How far is Lagos from Abuja?

By air, Lagos is 216 miles/347 km from Abuja.