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Book cheap flights to London – The city that never sleeps

We are now offering cheap tickets and flight deals to London. This is your chance to discover the exhilarating, pulsating world capital. Immersed in lavish history, London is a true multi-cultural cornerstone that boasts some of the world’s most iconic architecture, music, fashion and gastronomy. From the bustling underground to its charming downtown hubs, exuberant markets, and distinctive districts and boroughs, there is so much to explore.

The city is home to six international airports, most notably, London Heathrow Airport nearest to central London and London Gatwick Airport further to the South. They are both easily reached using the Airport’s Express lines. Some direct flights are available from Lagos and Abuja via British Airways and Virgin Atlantic Airlines. The average flight time for this journey is 6h 30m.

Good to know

Low season – September – October is when to avoid the crowds

Peak season – June – September

Good deal – ₦149,896* from Lagos to London

Cheapest flight routes between the cities is – London Gatwick & London Heathrow Airports

Most popular flight routes: Lagos to London & Abuja to London

* Our prices are the lowest estimates for 2020 (as of Dec 2019). Please use the flight finder tool for up-to-date ticket prices at the time of your search.

Flight deals for Nigeria to London flights in 2020 **

  • Lagos to London – starting at ₦ 149,896 (Mar)
  • Abuja to London – starting at ₦ 194,723 (Dec)
  • Port Harcourt to London (LHR) – starting at ₦ 192,556 (Dec)
  • Kano to London – starting at ₦ 250,525 (Dec)

** Our prices are only the lowest estimates found over the past month (as of Dec 2019). Try our flight finder tool for the most relevant ticket prices at the time of your search.

The best time to book a flight from Nigeria to London

Online ticket prices for Nigeria to London flights in 2020 are lowest in March and December.

Departure points for return flights to London

From To
Abuja (ABV)

Lagos (LOS)

Port Harcourt (PHC)

Aminu Kano Intl (KAN)

London City (LCY)

London Gatwick Airport (LGW)

London Heathrow Airport (LHR)

London Luton Airport (LTN)

London Stansted Airport (STN)

Airlines operating flights from Nigeria to London

Major airlines – British Airways, Ethiopian Air, Royal Air Maroc, Air France, KLM, Emirates, Turkish Airlines, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Lufthansa

Most reliable airlines – British Airways is known to have the highest percentage of on-time arrivals – 87.9%

Most highly-rated airlines – According to online reviews, British Airways and Emirates are the best-rated airlines for this route, followed by Qatar Airways, RwandAir, Lufthansa, Virgin Atlantic, Turkish Airlines & Air France. 

Flight routes from Nigeria to London

Popular flight routes to London

The most popular flights are from Lagos and Abuja to London Heathrow Airport, however, you may explore other airports like London Gatwick and Stansted Airports, depending on where you plan to travel within London. Sometimes choosing an alternative airport may be cheaper so it is worth checking on these too.

Cheap flights from Lagos to London

The average direct flight time from Lagos to London is 6h 30m, covering 5,006 kilometres. There are about 61 direct flights per week between Lagos and London with a daily average of 8 flights. This year, Royal Air Maroc, Ethiopian Airlines and Emirates offered some of the cheapest prices for return flights from Lagos to London. The airlines flying most frequently on this route are Virgin Atlantic (4 times a day), Delta (3 times a day), British Airways (once a day). The statistics show that on average, Thursday is the cheapest and Tuesday the most expensive day of the week to book a flight from Lagos to London. The airports used on this route are London Stansted, London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow or London Luton.

Lagos to London flight information

2 Direct airlines
61 Direct flights per week
6h 45m Average flight time, total distance in 5,006 km
Lagos (LOS) to London (LGW) Cheapest flight route
Lagos (LOS) to London (LHR) Most popular route
– 6 –

London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend International Airports

Number of airports

Cheap flights from Abuja to London

It takes 6h 30m to fly direct from Abuja to London, over 5,000 kilometres. There are approximately 9 direct flights available on this route per week, averaging 1 per day.

This year, some of the best deals for return tickets from Abuja to London were found with Lufthansa, British Airways and RwandAir, with British Airways being the most frequent flyer. Wednesday appears to be the cheapest day of the week to fly from Abuja to London, while Monday is the most expensive. Flights on this route will land at London Stansted, London City, London Gatwick or London Heathrow.

Abuja to London flight information

1 Direct airlines
9 Direct flights per week
6h 30m Average flight time, total distance in 5,000 km
Abuja (ABV) to London (STN) Cheapest flight route
Abuja (ABV) to London (LHR) Most popular route
– 6 –

London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend International Airports

Number of airports

Cheap flights from Port Harcourt to London

Turkish Airlines and Ethiopian Airlines offer some of the lowest prices from Port Harcourt to London. Popular routes are via London Heathrow, Gatwick and Luton Airports. The journey takes on average 11h 20 depending on the connection time. There are no direct flights offered on this route at present.

Port Harcourt to London flight information

0 Direct airlines
11h 20m Average flight time, total distance in 5,232 km
Abuja (PHC) to London (LTN) Cheapest flight route
Abuja (PHC) to London (LHR) Most popular route
– 6 –

London Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, City and Southend International Airports

Number of airports

Top tips for finding a cheap flight to London, UK

Ticket prices may vary during the year but there are several measures you can take to keep your spending to a minimum:

    1. Catch the early worm! Book your ticket at least a few months in advance. 2 – 6 months ahead is considered the best window period for booking international flights. 
    2. Stay flexible on your travel dates and airports.
    3. Opt for connecting flights for considerable savings.
    4. Avoid booking around the time of popular events, festivals and national holidays that draw large crowds to London, for example Fashion Week (in February) and Chinese New Year. In general, London is busy during the Summer months (June to September), as well as Christmas, New Year and Easter holidays. 
    5. If you are feeling spontaneous you can look out for last-minute deals here at flightscanner.com.ng

Nigeria to London – Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our FAQ’s for relevant facts and information about Nigeria to London flights.

What is the fastest flight time from Nigeria to London?

Abuja to London is the fastest route taking an average of 6h 30m to cover 5000 kilometres. Flights from Lagos take about 10 minutes longer.

How many direct flights are there per week from Nigeria to London?

61 direct flights operate each week from Lagos and 9 from Abuja.

Are there any direct flights from Port Harcourt to London?

There are presently no direct flights operating from Port Harcourt to London.

What are the most popular flight routes from Nigeria to London?

From Lagos to London (LOS – LHR) and Abuja to London (ABV – LHR). London Heathrow is the popular airport used although routes to London Gatwick (LGW) and London Stansted (STN) Airports are also well frequented.

What are the most popular airlines flying from Nigeria to London?

Some of the best-rated airlines are British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Virgin Airlines, Turkish Airlines, Air France and RwandAir.

What are the cheapest flights from Nigeria to London?***

As of December 2019, the average return ticket price was found to be ₦ 267,000, while the cheapest 2020 airfares on the popular route from Lagos to London started at ₦ 152,000 arriving at London Gatwick Airport.

What are the airports in London?

The city has six airports. They are London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, London Luton, London City and London Southend.

Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Nigeria to London?

When looking for the cheapest flights from Nigeria to London, you may wish to fly on Royal Air Maroc, Ethiopian Airlines or Egypt Air.

Which airlines fly most frequently from Nigeria to London?

The airlines flying most frequently from Lagos to London are Virgin Atlantic, Delta Airlines and British Airways, while British Airways is the most frequent flyer from Abuja to London.

When is the best day of the week to a book Nigeria to London flights?

Thursday is the cheapest day of the week for Lagos to London flight bookings, while Wednesday is the cheapest day for booking tickets from Abuja to London.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly between Nigeria and London?

Yes, a passport and visa are required, as well as a return ticket. The passport needs to be valid for at least six months after your departure date.

Which airports will I be using when flying from Nigeria to London?

Heathrow Airport is the largest and by far the busiest London airport. It is also a hub for British Airlines and Virgin Atlantic. Although smaller, London Gatwick and Stansted Airports are also major hubs, while London City and Luton house smaller, low-cost carriers like Ryanair and EasyJet. Nigeria’s airports on this route are Abuja, Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano International Airports.

Which airlines fly directly from London to Nigeria?

There are only a few nonstop flights from Nigeria to London. British Airways offers direct flights from Abuja and Lagos, and Virgin Atlantic operates direct flights from Lagos. There are presently no direct flights leaving Port Harcourt. Direct flights, though convenient may be more considerably more expensive.

How to book cheap flights to London from Nigeria

If you googled how to book cheap flights to london from nigeria, you have come to the right place. Use the flight booking tool at the top of this page to search for and book cheap flights to London from Nigiera.

What are the stopovers between Nigeria and London?

There are many options for flights that have one or more stopovers into London. Your journey may include a stop in Amsterdam (AMS), Istanbul (IST), Abu Dhabi International (AUH) or other locations, for a single stopover. Multiple stopovers sometimes include Amsterdam and Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) or Istanbul and Amsterdam. Turkish Airlines, RwandAir, and Air France are some airlines who offer such stopover flights.

*** These are only the lowest price estimates within the limited period. Please use the flight finder tool for up-to-date pricing.

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