Lagos to Abuja by Road and Flight


Lagos to Abuja by Road and Flight

Planning your journey from Lagos to Abuja by Road or Flight? Discover how long it takes to travel from Lagos to Abuja by road and flight.

How long does a flight from Lagos to Abuja take?

Flights from Lagos to Abuja takes about 1hr 15m, covering a distance of 318 miles (511 km).

Planes will take you from Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS) and drop you off at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV)

You don’t need a passport to fly between Lagos and Abuja, but keep in mind that an official ID may be needed to board the airplane.

Air Peace, Aero Contractors, Arik Air, DanaAir and others fly directly from Lagos to Abuja.

How long is Lagos to Abuja by road?

The distancebetween Abuja and Lagos by road is 536 km (333 miles). A trip from Lagos to Abuja by road will take approximately 10 hours 30 minutes

NB: For now, there is no direct train connection from Lagos to Abuja.

About Lagos

Lagos is the chief commercial, financial and maritime nerve-center of Nigeria with seaports at Apapa, Tin Can Island, Roro Terminal Ports and Ijora Container Terminal.

The State is located on the South–Western part of Nigeria, on the narrow plain of the Bight of Benin. Lying approximately on longitude 20 42’E and 32 2’E respectively, and between latitude 60 22’N and 60 2’N, Lagos State is bounded in the North and East by Ogun State of Nigeria, in the West by Republic of Benin, and stretches over 180 kilometers along the Guinea Coast of the Bight of Benin on the Atlantic Ocean.

The dominant vegetation of the State is the swamp forest of the fresh water and mangrove swamp forests, both of which are influenced by the double rainfall pattern of the state, which makes the environment a wetland region.

Lagos State is the smallest state in Nigeria yet, it has the highest urban population, which is 27.4 % of the national estimate [UN-Habitat]. According to the 2006 National Census, Lagos State has a population of 9,013,534 in relation to the National count of 140,003,542.

Lagos State is essentially a Yoruba environment inhabited by its sub-nationality of Aworis and Ogus in Ikeja and Badagry Divisions respectively, with the Ogus being found mainly in Badagry and the Awori forming the indigenous population of Lagos where there are, nevertheless, other pioneer immigrant settlers – Edos, Saros, Brazilians, Kannike/Tapa, etc collectively called Lagosians but more appropriately referred to as the Ekos.


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