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Lagos Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Lagos Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The airport has improved enormously and is tolerable in itself.  – a guest traveller

LOS Airport Overview

lagos airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport (code: LOS).

What to Expect

Lagos Airport has two terminals, located one kilometer apart: MMA1, run by the government, handles international traffic, and the privately-run MMA2 serves domestic traffic. Your experience will vary on your terminal. MMA1 is notorious for poor facilities, like broken air conditioning, dirty bathrooms, and questionable food sanitation, but this may be improving lately. MMA2 is a newly built space, which may be cleaner and more modern. Still, several travellers have reported sketchy behavior from airport staff and security guards, including seeking bribes or handouts.

You’ll find a few eateries, mini-markets, and shops, though none are open 24 hours. WiFi is available inside several airport lounges, which economy class passengers can pay to enter.  See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for location and access information.

Where to Sleep

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews; however, some travellers have reported that MMA2 is quieter than MMA1. We don’t recommend spending the night here, but have a back up plan if you opt to risk it. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info.

Coronavirus Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. If you have some time to spare please write a review, send a tip or share photos to help future travellers.

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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. 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!

Arrivals

Llegada Arrival Lounge (Wing D) – Location: International Terminal, Landside, Wing D, opposite the Baggage Hall. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Llegada Arrival Lounge (Wing E) – Location: International Terminal, Landside, Wing E, to the right of the Arrival Hall. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

International Terminal

Passes First Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Landside, Departure Area. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Gabfol Lounge (Wing E) – Location: International Terminal, Airside, E-Wing. Showers are available ($). Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Oasis Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, D-Wing. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Premium Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, E-Wing, Mezzanine Floor. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

SDS Lounge Services – Location: International Terminal, Airside, E-Wing. Hours: Open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Skyway Premium Lounge – Location: International Terminal, Airside, E-Wing. Showers are available. Hours: Open 24 Hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Domestic Terminal

VIP Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, 3rd Floor. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Passes  Gabfol Lounge (Arik Air Wing) – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside, Arik Air Wing. Showers are available ($). Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Lagos Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

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

Airport WiFi/Internet

A reader tells us that WiFi is only available inside the lounges. (October 2019)

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

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs, provided by Zenith, are available 24-hours a day. 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. Location: Arrivals Area.

Baby Care Facilities – Washrooms are equipped with baby changing facilities.

Banking Services – There are 6 banks offering their services at the airport.

Currency Exchange – Sulah and Moneylink both provide currency exchanges services in the Arrivals Area. Additionally, there are 6 banks at the airport which could be of assistance.

Currency Exchange – We do not have any information about whether any exchange services are available; however, the Zenith Bank could be of assistance (see Banking Services).

Duty Free & Shopping – Duty Free is available in the International Terminal. A small selection of sops are also available including a Spar Supermarket which may come in handy for drinks and snacks. Location: Multi-story car park. Hours: 8:00AM – 9:00PM (Mon – Sat) and 10:00AM – 9:00PM (Sun).

Food & Drinks – At the time of this update, there are no 24 hour food concessions available at the airport. Here are the food options: Barcelos (6:00AM – 10:00PM) • Bukka Hut (7:00AM – 9:00PM) • Chicken Republic (7:00AM – 9:00PM) • KFC (7:00AM – 9:00PM) • Krispy Kreme (6:00AM – 10:00PM) • Newrest ASL (8:00AM – 9:00PM) • So Fresh (8:00AM – 9:00PM).

Information Desk – An Information Desk can be found in the Check-in Area as well as Airside, Departures.

Luggage Porters – Porters are on-hand at the airport if you require assistance with your luggage. They work 24 hours a day. Look for the SkyBlue uniforms.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Luggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Luggage trolleys are available in the departures and baggage claim areas.

Medical Services – The Kupa Aerospace Clinic provides medical assistance. Location: Car Park. Hours: unknown.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Post Office – Send your last minute post cards and packages from the post office. Location: International Terminal.

Prayer – Both Christian and Muslim prayer rooms are available. Location: Airside.

Rest Zones – The airport advertises a Relaxation Center on the Food Court level. At the time of this update, we do not have further information. If you know more information, click here to update this airport guide.

Showers – Showers are are available in a few of the lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airlines

Lagos airport is served by the following airlines: Aero Contractors • Africa World Airlines • Air Côte d’Ivoire • Air France • Air Italy • Air Namibia • Air Peace • Arik Air • ASKY Airlines • Azman Air • British Airways • Cronos Airlines • Delta • EgyptAir • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Etihad Airways • Kenya Airways • KLM • Lufthansa • Middle East Airlines • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Maroc • Rwandair • South African Airways • TAAG Angola Airlines • Turkish Airlines • Virgin Atlantic.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

Europcar and Hertz offer car rental services onsite.

Taxis

Flat-rate taxis are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2020-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   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/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.