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Flights to Nigeria overview

Going searches for the best fares and sends members deals bookable 1-12 months in advance. Going members save approximately 33% compared to normal flight prices to Nigeria.

Cheapest Going deal

$648

Average price roundtrip

$1187.55

Average Going deal price roundtrip

$795.17

Best month to fly

Going found the most deals with travel dates in March.

March

Worst month to fly

Going found the least deals with travel dates in May, June, July, August, and December.

May, June, July, August, December

Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Nigeria

Buy your tickets in the Goldilocks Window

Spending what feels like a fortune on airline tickets isn’t exactly the stuff fairy tales are made of, but there is something of a fairy tale travel hack that can help you save money on airfare. There’s a sweet spot before every flight when tickets are usually at their cheapest: 1-3 months before a domestic trip and 2-8 months before an international one. We call this the Goldilocks Window.

There are some caveats, however. If your travel dates are completely inflexible, you should add a few months to the equation. Ditto if you’ll be traveling during a holiday or peak season. If you’re hoping to fly home for Thanksgiving, in other words, you should plan on booking those flights in the summer. And be sure to book your tickets before airlines raise them as the departure date nears. This almost always happens 21, 14, and 7 days before a flight.

Check out the Greek Islands Trick

Another travel hack we love is the Greek Islands Trick—which works all over the world, not just to Greece or to its islands. The idea is that you look for the best fare that gets you pretty close to where you want to end up. Then, you’d look for another transportation method to make up the difference. It might be a train, a rental car, or a short hop of a flight on a local budget airline. These itineraries do take a little more work on your part, but the savings can be worth it.

For Nigeria, you might see a lot of flights in the $1,700-plus roundtrip price range. But before you resign yourself to paying so much for a ticket, consider whether a combination of a flight to Doha (for example) plus a flight from Doha to Lagos will save you money. We’ve found fares as low as $750 roundtrip to Doha. So, even if you have to book a separate Doha-Lagos ticket for $630 roundtrip, you’re still saving a few hundred dollars.

Consider multiple departure airports

If we change directions from the Greek Islands Trick, we can find another potential money saver. Here, you’re looking at the price of flights from different departure airports. We see surprisingly low fares from airports all over the country, big hubs, and little regional airports alike, and sometimes the savings are substantial enough that you’d still save money even if you had to book a second flight from the airport nearest you.

Travelers in Seattle can absolutely fly from Sea-Tac and eventually end up in Lagos, but they may be paying $2,000 or more roundtrip for the convenience. Looking at airfare from other US airports before clicking the buy button may reveal a $1,000 roundtrip fare from Washington, DC, to Lagos. Couple that with a $550 roundtrip fare from Seattle to Dulles, and you’re looking at a savings of almost $500. You’ll have to balance the savings against the additional work and time on your end to book two different itineraries, but it never hurts to look at your options.

Schedule flights when it’s cheaper

This may seem like an obvious point, but it’s a little more nuanced than you might think. This tip is all about how flexibility in your travel plans can be among the easiest ways to pay less for a trip. Knowing when it’s peak season in a location means you also know when airfare will typically be highest—high demand means high cost. By avoiding the high season, travelers can save a bundle on airfare.

Even if you can’t be that flexible with your vacation plans, however, you can still save a bit by flying on specific days of the week. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays tend to be the cheapest days to fly, while Fridays and Sundays tend to be the costliest. Sometimes, just looking at fare options a few days before and after your target travel dates can mean saving money.

Sign up for fare alerts for specific trips

Tracking the constant changes in airfare isn’t exactly fun, especially since it seems to require more time than any of us have. This is the case, though, when you can put technology to work for you. Once you’ve got a trip in mind, sign up for airfare alerts for that specific itinerary. You’ll then get an email when the cost of that itinerary has dropped. Just note that if you’re considering multiple trip options, you’ll need to set up an alert for each one. Or you could leave the whole project to us by joining Going.

There are only a couple of nonstop flights from the US to Lagos, but a dizzying array of connecting flight options that may be worth considering. There are nearly 30 airlines operating from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS), many of which are smaller regional airlines serving Lagos from elsewhere in Africa or the Middle East. Most travelers from the US will have at least one connection en route to Nigeria.

Frequently asked questions about flying to Nigeria

When is high season in Nigeria?

Nigeria is a largely tropical country that has essentially two seasons—the rainy season and the dry season. The busiest tourist season coincides with the dry season, which is roughly November-April.

While temperatures throughout the year don’t vary as much in Nigeria as they frequently do in places with four distinct seasons, the dry season runs the gamut from chilly to blazing. In November-December, the weather is dry but still relatively cool. From February-April, though, temperatures regularly climb to 103-110F, depending on where you are in the country.

When is the best time to visit Nigeria?

For the most part, the best time to visit Nigeria is also the high season: the dry season from November to April.

The lack of leafy vegetation during the dry season makes it easier to see animals on safari, which may be reason enough to book your trip during peak season. There are also some fun festivals to round out the year, including the incredibly popular street festival of music and dance that is Calabar Carnival and the One Lagos Fiesta every December. The soaring temperatures of the latter part of the dry season sometimes mean a drop in hotel room prices, so it may be worth braving the heat for some budget travelers.

How many airports are there in Nigeria?

Nigeria has more than 20 commercial airports, with the overwhelming majority of passengers traveling through the country’s biggest airport: Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) in Lagos. It’s the main point of entry for international visitors, and the one most likely to have not only the cheapest flights but also the most flight options.

The airport that serves the capital city, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) in Abuja, comes in a distant second.

Which city in Nigeria is the easiest to get to?

Because it has the largest airport in the country, Lagos is the easiest city to get to. Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) has direct service from 44 airports in 27 countries around the world, including two nonstop flights from the United States. Delta Air Lines operates direct flights from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL), and United Airlines has direct service from Dulles (IAD) in Washington D.C.

What are the rules for traveling with pets to Nigeria?

If you’re traveling to Nigeria with a pet, you’re required to not only have a health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian, but you must also have that certificate signed and embossed by the USDA. This means you’ll need to allow time to mail the certificate to the USDA and have it returned to you before you leave on your trip. There are also some different regulations depending on what animal you’re bringing with you, so be sure to check the information on the USDA’s site about bringing a pet to Nigeria. You’ll also need to find out what rules your airline has for flying with pets.

How long is the flight to Nigeria?

Flights from the United States to Nigeria are long, there’s no getting around that. The shortest option is the nonstop flight from DC to Lagos at just over 10 hours—the nonstop flight from Atlanta is just over 11 hours. Most travelers, though, will likely end up with an itinerary that includes at least one connection, which can make the travel day a great deal longer. Flying from Los Angeles to Lagos, for instance, may be 16 hours or more.

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