Lagos

By | 16th January 2018

Should you rent a car in Lagos?

Do you need a car in Lagos > Should you rent a car in Lagos Nigeria > Lagos ( LOS ) [top num=”148″]

Should you rent a car in Lagos?

Why should you rent a car in Lagos?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Lagos?

Lagos Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

10%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€640

 #280/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 429 - of which 386 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

90%

#3/300

 

Should you rent a car in Lagos?

  • Public transport doesn’t leave much to be desired. You will mainly depend on buses.
  • The only exception is the newly developed planned community of Victoria Island. Here, trams are available alongside well maintained promenade trails.
  • The suburban rail network is of limited use to visitors.
  • There is only one major bus rapid transit corridor, with a major metro system being planned to cover up to 7 lines.

Should you rent a car in Lagos?

[whynot2 num=”148″]
  • None of the major UK registered car rental brokers offer any sort of car hire deals in Lagos. This is hardly surprising.
  • The chaotic and congested roads in and around Lagos do not make for the sort of conditions where a rental car is either enjoyable or advisable.
  • Updated March 2017 – some offers were found with Sixt, but not for less than £600 for one week!
  • A more recent option has been the huge expansion of Uber.
  • Buses are still ubiquitous and cheap.

Should you rent a car in Lagos?

Do you need a car in Lagos > Should you rent a car in Lagos Nigeria > Lagos ( LOS )

Should you rent a car in Lagos?

Since rail travel in Nigeria is relatively limited, to visit some of the scenic national parks which are available within a day of driving from Lagos, some sort of motorised transport is certainly going to be needed. We would recommend hiring a car with driver, or taking an organised bus or private tour.

Whatever form of transport you take in Lagos, the risk of an accident or of transport related crime remains high.

 

Would you hire a car in Lagos?

Have you driven in Lagos? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Lagos?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

Should you rent a car in Lagos?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *