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Abuja Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Abuja Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Local taxi mafia is efficient and you don't have to start your trip in the usual Nigerian fashion with a monster argument with the driver about the fare. - a traveller

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Abuja Airport.

What to Expect

  • Sweltering hot during the summer months. There are a few mobile air conditioners that blow semi-cool air at a few lucky travellers.
  • Abuja Airport is crowded and chaotic, particularly in the check-in area.
  • According to one reviewer, food options are very limited and include items such as "gizzard and snail".
  • Hand sanitizer is a must have item for a visit here.

Where to Sleep

  • The airport offers no opportunities to rest comfortably.
  • We have no reviews from travellers who actually slept in this airport.
  • There are no on-site hotels or private sleep areas. For nearby hotels, see Airport Hotels below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges below for locations and rates.
  • Showers are available in the lounges.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Abuja Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Abuja Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Gabfol Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ] passes are available
  • SDS Lounge - Location: International Terminal, Airside, Module C Wing, opposite the International Gate. Showers and sleeper beds are available. International flights only. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • @9tysix Lounge - Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 2nd Floor, Departure Hall. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Lounge One - Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, opposite the Boarding Gate, on the right hand side after Security Checks. Domestic flights only. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Abuja Airport does not appeal to you, it is best to head back into the city center, as there are no hotels near the airport. Here are some Abuja hotel suggestions based on Tripadvisor reviews:

  • Western Dreams Hotel - (25 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available upon request. ($) » Check Rates
  • Lake Crescent Hotel - (32 minutes from the airport) Airport shuttle is available. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Abuja Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Abuja Airport inside the the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ] At the time of this update, we did not have any information about WiFi availability elsewhere in the terminal.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Showers are available in a few of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

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Airport Hours

As of this update, we were unable to confirm airport hours of operation. We recommend that you read a few reviews before deciding to sleep in the airport overnight. If you know the airport hours, please send an email to guides@sleepinginairports.com and we will update this airport guide.

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As of March 2018, Abuja airport is served by the following airlines: British Airways • KLM • Lufthansa.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport


Green-colored official taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

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Last Updated: 28 March 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .