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Getting there & away

Murtala Mohammed International Airport is the main gateway to Nigeria and is roughly 10km north of Lagos Island.

Airline offices based in Lagos include the following:

Aero (496 1340; www.flyaero.com ; Murtala Mohammed International Airport)

Air France (461 0461; www.airfrance.com; Idejo Danmole St, VI)

Bellview (791 9215; www.flybellviewair.com ; Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, VI)

British Airways (262 1225; www.britishairways.com ; 1st fl, C&C Tower, Sanusi Fafunwa St, VI)

Cameroon Airlines (261 6270; Oko Awo Close, VI)

Chanchangi Airlines (493 9744; www.chanchangi-airlines.com ; Murtala Mohammed International Airport)

Ethiopian Airlines (263 1125; www.flyethiopian.com ; Idowu Taylor St, VI)

Ghana International Airlines (266 1808; www.fly-ghana.com ; Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi)

Kenya Airways (461 2501; www.kenya-airways.com; Churchgate Tower, Afribank St, VI)

KLM (461 2501; www.klm.com ; Churchgate Tower, Afribank St, VI)

Lufthansa (266 4227; www.lufthansa.com ; Broad St, Lagos Island)

South African Airlines (262 0607; www.flysaa.com ; Adetokumbo Ademola St, VI)

Sosoliso Airlines (497 1492; www.sosolisoairline.com ; Murtala Mohammed International Airport)

Virgin Nigeria (461 2747; www.virginnigeria.com ; Sheraton Hotel, Ikeja)

Lagos’ motor parks are pictures of anarchy. Ojota Motor Park (with Ojota New Motor Park next door), 13km north of Lagos Island, is the city’s main transport hub. Minibuses and bush taxis leave to just about everywhere in the country from here. Sample fares are Benin City (N800, four hours), Ibadan (N250, 90 minutes), Oshogbo (N450, three hours) and Abuja (N1600, 10 hours).

Mile-2 Motor Park serves destinations east of Lagos, including the Benin border at Seme (N250, 90 minutes). You’ll also find a few minibuses going as far north as Ibadan from here.