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Flights from Lagos (LOS) to Benin (BNI)

Book Cheap Lagos to Benin City Flights

If you plan on flying between Lagos and Benin City, our guide is here to help. Discover which airlines operate the route and which airports to fly between. Also, take a look at our list of popular FAQs!

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Lagos to Benin City Flight Information

Lagos (LOS) ➡ Benin City (BNI)

Benin City (not to be confused with the country Benin) is the capital and largest city of Edo State, in southern Nigeria. Flights from Lagos, the largest city in Nigeria, to Benin City is one of the most busiest flight routes in Nigeria, for business travellers, families heading home and tourists alike.

Top Tip
: If you plan on flying internally within Nigeria, our guide to domestic flights within Nigeria might help.

Which airlines fly between Lagos and Benin?

There are two main commercial airlines that operate the route: Air Peace is one of the most popular airlines, along with Arik Air.

Route frequency: On average, there are 6+ daily flights from Lagos to Benin

Ticket price
: $50-100 single, $100-200 return

Flight time: 
50 minutes (direct)

Departure Airport
: Fly from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS), the international airport serving the city of Lagos, which is located about 7 miles/12 km northwest of downtown Lagos. To drive from from LOS airport to the centre of the city, the journey will take 20-30 minutes.

Arrival Airport
: Fly to Benin Airport (BNI), a domestic airport within Benin City. The runway is in the middle of the city, and it takes just 10 minutes to drive the short 6 miles/7 km into the centre of Benin.

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As well as direct flights, are there stopover options?

There are connecting flight options available. You might find that that purchasing a multi-stop airline ticket is cheaper than flying direct. When you search for flights with Alternative Airlines you can apply a filter to search for either direct or multi-stop flights.

What is the flight time from Lagos to Benin City?

For direct flights between Lagos and Benin, the shortest flight time is 50 minutes, although the average is 55 minutes. For flights with a stopover, the fastest flight time is 3 hours 45 minutes.

How far is Kano from Lagos?

By air, the distance between Lagos and Benin City is 155 miles/247 km.

What travel documents will I need?

Travellers will need either a valid passport or valid government issued identity card to be allowed to fly from Lagos to Benin. More information about can be found in our guide to travel documents for flying.