Find Cheap Local and International Flights
To book cheap flights be flexible with your dates and times of travel. Usually, but certainly not always, flight prices gradually get more expensive as the date of travel approaches. Try to plan and book your travel some 2 months before your flight date. Flying on Saturdays is often cheaper. Avoid flying near public holidays, the start and end of school holidays and big events.
At the airport try to arrive 2-3 hours before the flight for check in. Some airlines allow for online check-in. So if you want to avoid the queue’s, get first pick on seats or even get some freebies, “CHECK-IN EARLY”.
The domestic carriers in Nigeria are Aero Contractors, Air Nigeria. Arik Air. Associated Aviation, ChanChangi Airlines, Dana Air, First Nation Airways, IRS Airlines and Overland Airways. Together they facilitate flights to 21 destinations within Nigeria.
From Nigeria one can travel to over 45 international destinations via Abuja’s, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Lagos Murtala Muhammed International Airport and Port Harcourt International Airport. View our airline’s page to view all international flights and carriers or visit our airport pages to get info about flights from a specific airport.
Tips and facts
When travelling to Nigeria try to exchange your money to US dollars in your country of residence. Don’t bother with travellers cheques (useless) or a credit card (high-rate of fraud). Most banks in Nigeria do not offer currency exchange services and you’ll have to exchange currency on the street.
When travelling to Nigeria try to avoid the Niger Delta and the Northern states, unless you are the more adventurous type. Also avoid travelling alone in Lagos, it has a terrible reputation for violent crime. Also exercise caution on the Lagos highways at night even if with a local driver, armed robbery is a problem there.
Be careful of bogus taxis as you end up getting robbed. In Lagos if you do not have anyone you trust picking you up from the airport ask your hotel to send a courtesy vehicle to pick you up. In Abuja there are government sponsored green taxis if you have to take these.
On your trip to Nigeria don’t forget to visit The National War Museum, the Benin Moat, Sukur Kingdom, Osun Grove, Kano City Wall, Idanre Hills and Obudu Mountain Resort.
One can easily get a Nigerian Visa upon the payment of a small fee and following a not too complicated application process.
Nigerian Visa’s fall into many categories namely.
- Transit Visa/ Entry Permit
- Direct Transit Visa (airside)/Entry Permit
- Business Visa/ Entry Permit
- Tourist Visa/ Entry Permit
- Official/ Diplomatic Visa/ Entry Permit
- Subject to Regularisation (STR) Visa / Entry Permit
- Temporary Work Permit (TWP)
Visit the Nigerian immigration site for all the Visa guidelines.
If you are in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), then you do not need to apply for a visa to enter Nigeria.