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Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS)

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Murtala Muhammed Airport (LOS)
AddressAirport Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Telephone(01) 493 3385
Number of terminals2
Time zoneGMT +1
LocationThe Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport is situated in the suburb of Ikeja, 22km (14 miles) northwest of Lagos.
Airport codeLOS
Country dialling code234
Airport newsRecent years have seen improvements to security and infrastructure at Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, and a reduction in the amount of crime taking place in the terminals and on the tarmac. Additionally, approval has been given for expansion of the international terminal.
Driving directionsA highway links Murtala Muhammed Airport with the city centre. The journey takes 30 to 60 minutes depending on the traffic.
Car rentalAvis and Hertz both have desks in the terminal. It is also possible to hire a car from most of the big international hotels. Please note that fuel shortages often occur in Nigeria, so ensure you have enough petrol to complete your journey. Roads are in poor condition. Take care when travelling on major roads and in traffic jams as robberies can, and do, happen: keep valuables out of sight and keep doors and windows locked. Avoid travel outside cities after darkof sight and keep doors and windows locked. Avoid travel outside cities after dark.
Public transport and taxisTaxi: taxis are the easiest and safest way to travel from the airport to the city. Choose one of the yellow taxis outside the terminal (upstairs, outside the departure lounge), check the driver's ID, then tell him where you are going and agree on a fare before setting off.
Car parking750 short-stay car spaces are available at the airport.
Information and help desksTourist information, including hotel reservation, is available at the customer service desk in the arrivals hall.
Airport FacilitiesMoney and communications: a bank, a bureau de change and a post office are available in the International Terminal.
Eating and drinking: restaurants and bars are available throughout the airport.
Shopping: duty-free is available in the International Terminal.
Other facilities: medical facilities are available at the airport.

NOTE: Pickpockets and confidence tricksters, some posing as local immigration and other government officials, operate at the airport.
Conference and business facilitiesConference and business facilities for up to 350 delegates are available at the Sheraton Lagos Hotel, 4km (2.5 miles) from the airport (tel: (01) 280 0100; website:
Disabled facilitiesFacilities for disabled travellers are very limited. Please call the airport for further information.
Airport hotelsThere are two hotels near the Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport, both of which can collect guests from the terminals via shuttle bus.

Lagos Airport Hotel
Split into two blocks divided by a large pool, this hotel is of a good standard, and offers a range of facilities including business centre, meeting rooms, car rental, three restaurants and bar. It is also close to a large shopping centre.
PMB 21041 Ikeja
111 Obafemi Awolowo Way
Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: (01) 448 3100

Sheraton Lagos Hotel
The 325-room Sheraton is an international standard hotel, with meeting and event space, in the heart of the Ikeja business district. It has a restaurant, swimming pool, tennis courts, hairdressers, car rental desk and ATM, among its facilities.
Ikeja, 30 Mobojali Bank Anthony Way
Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: (01) 280 0100
Full airport nameLagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport
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