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There are 5 ways to get from Ile-Ife to Lagos by train, taxi, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Iwo to Abeokuta
  2. Take the train from Abeokuta to Lagos

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Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Ile-Ife to Lagos

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Drive

  1. Drive from Ile-Ife to Lagos

Taxi to Akure, fly

  1. Take a taxi from Ile-Ife to Akure
  2. Fly from Akure (AKR) to Lagos (LOS)

Train to Ilorin, fly

  1. Take the train from Osogbo to Ilorin
  2. Fly from Ilorin (ILR) to Lagos (LOS)
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COVID-19 help in Nigeria

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 0800-970000-10

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Yes, travel within Nigeria is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 1 metre
  • Observe COVID-19 safety rules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Lagos is 0800-970000-10.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Lagos is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Lagos is 1 metre.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 0800-970000-10.

Last updated: 27 Nov 2022
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Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Ile-Ife to Lagos is to drive, which costs $8 - $12 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Ile-Ife to Lagos is to taxi which costs $50 - $65 and takes 2h 29m.

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The distance between Ile-Ife and Lagos is 171 km. The road distance is 212.8 km.

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The best way to get from Ile-Ife to Lagos without a car is to train which takes 6h 23m and costs .

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It takes approximately 6h 23m to get from Ile-Ife to Lagos, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Akure Airport to Lagos Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Ile-Ife to Lagos is 213 km. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Ile-Ife to Lagos.

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Green Africa Airways and Air Peace offer flights from Akure Airport to Lagos Airport.

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There are 476+ hotels available in Lagos. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Ile-Ife to Lagos.
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  • Distance: 171.3 km
  • Duration: 6h 23m

What companies run services between Ile-Ife, Nigeria and Lagos, Nigeria?

You can take a train from Ile-Ife to Lagos via Iwo and Abeokuta in around 6h 23m.

Airlines
Green Africa Airways
Website
greenafrica.com
Flights from Akure to Lagos
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $130
Flights from Ilorin to Lagos
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Air Peace
Website
flyairpeace.com
Flights from Akure to Lagos
Ave. Duration
1h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $500
Flights from Ilorin to Lagos
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $460
Train operators
Nigerian Railway Corporation
Phone
+(234) 90 600 30 422
Email
info@nrc.gov.ng
Website
nrc.gov.ng
Train from Iwo to Abeokuta
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
nrc.gov.ng
Train from Abeokuta to Lagos
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $12
Schedules at
nrc.gov.ng
First
$12
Business
$10
Regular
$5
Train from Osogbo to Ilorin
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
Once a week
Schedules at
nrc.gov.ng
Other operators
Taxi from Ile-Ife to Lagos
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Estimated price
$50 - $65

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