Cheap Flights To Abuja, Nigeria
- Area: City : 1,769 km² (683 sq mi)
- Area Codes : +234 9
- Currency : Nigerian Naira (NGN)
- Population City (2011) : 1,235,880
- Official Language : English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Fulani
- Time Zone : WAT (UTC+1)
- Airports : Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport
Some Of The Airlines Landing At Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja Include:
- South African Airways
- Ethiopian Airlines
- Kenya Airways
Finding cheap flights to Abuja in Nigeria will depend on the time of year you are planning to travel. If you are travelling in peak season cheap flights will be difficult to find. However if you book your flights to Abuja with us we can assure you of the best deals.
Cheap Flights To Abuja, Nigeria
|Route||Departure Date||Return Date||Airline Logo||Airline||Price|
|Flights To Abuja From Lagos||4 Feb||8 Feb||Air Peace||R1,649|
|Flights To Abuja From Asaba||29 Jan||2 Feb||Air Peace||R2,019|
|Flights To Abuja From Enugu Emene||15 Feb||21 Feb||Air Peace||R2,029|
|Flights To Abuja From Owerri||28 Jan||28 Jan||Air Peace||R2,309|
|Flights To Abuja From Ilorin||28 Jan||4 Feb||Air Peace||R2,429|
|Flights To Abuja From Akure||22 Jan||26 Jan||Air Peace||R3,269|
|Flights To Abuja From Johannesburg||5 Feb||21 Feb||Qatar Airways||R6,859|
|Flights To Abuja From Cape Town||25 Feb||4 Mar||Qatar Airways||R7,809|
|Flights To Abuja From Johannesburg||21 Jan||27 Jan||Egyptair||R8,599|
|Flights To Abuja From London||17 Apr||17 May||Turkish Airlines||R8,599|
Best Time To Visit Abuja
The best time to visit Abuja is between January and March. January is the coldest month with daytime highs of up to 29°C and it’s also the most popular month for tourists. In February temperatures start reaching 33°C, by June they’re around 38°C and up until November remain in the 30’s.
Reasons to Visit Abuja in Nigeria
- Located within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the heart of Nigeria, Abuja is the country’s capital that was a planned city, built mostly in the 1980s and replaced Lagos as the capital city in 1991. It’s an ideal base for tourists to branch out on driving excursions with numerous national parks, rivers, waterfalls and giant rocks located around the country.
- The city has a tropical wet and dry climate under the Köppen classification. During the dry season daytime temperatures often reach 40°C while during the rainy season (April to October) daytime temperatures range between 28 to 30°C.
- The city’s diverse architecture can be seen in prominent sites like the National Christian Centre, the National Mosque and its National Stadium.
- Abuja’s Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport operates both international and domestic flights, each with its own terminal and is also the hub for Overland Airways, Arik Air and IRS Airlines. Visitors have a number of well known airlines to fly with to Abuja that include Kenya Airways, British Airways, Lufthansa, EgyptAir, Emirates and Turkish Airlines. Travellers from South Africa can fly to Abuja with South African Airways that departs from O.R. Tambo International.
- Tourists have a good choice of fabulous spa resorts with modern comforts and luxury and there are many star-rated hotels such as Transcorp Hilton Abuja and the Grand Towers Hotel including comfortable budget hotels and a great choice of backpacker hostels.
Places to Visit in Abuja, Nigeria
- The Abuja National Mosque built in 1984 is the country’s national mosque and considered among the top 50 most beautiful religious centres in the world. It’’s a spectacular sight especially when its golden dome glistens in the sun and its four minarets dominate the citys skyline. The mosque has a library, religious school and conference hall.
- The 400-metre monolith Aso Rock, impossible to miss is Abujas most noticeable feature with the Nigerian Presidential Complex, the Nigerian National Assembly and the Nigerian Supreme Court situated around it.
- Zuma Rock located in Madalla, just a 45-minute drive North of Abuja is often referred to the Gateway to Abuja. This monolith rises 725 metres above its surroundings and is truly a sight to behold and explore.
- Around an hour’s drive from Abuja is Gurara Waterfalls, one of the country’s top attractions. The waterfall extends approximately 300 meters across with a drop of 50 metres and has both tourists and locals visiting for swimming, hiking, picnicking and bird watching.
- All around the city visitors will come across colourful markets selling just about everything from fresh produce to beautifully handmade items by locals.
Getting Around Abuja, Nigeria
Certain areas in the city can easily be explored on foot but not after dark or alone.
Taking private taxis is generally safe but some drivers are not familiar with all areas of the city so keep a map on you and show the driver where you want to go. The motorcycle taxis are not that safe to use.
There are numerous car hire companies in the city and located at the airport. Travellers have a few well-known brands like Avis, Sixt and Hertz to choose from with Hertz having a desk at the Abuja Sheraton Hotel & Towers and Avis having branches across Nigeria.
Buses are available for travel between cities and from Lagos the Kwara Express Bus Service can be taken to Abuja.
Prior to the official commissioning and commercial operations of the Abuja-Kaduna fast train, the Nigeria Railway Corporation afforded passengers a two-week free train service during June 2016. Passengers provided positive feed-back from their experience, saying it was very comfortable and they’d be using the service again.