Abuja Airport Guide to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV)

Abuja Airport Metro

Abuja Airport is connected to the brand-new metro network to the city centre (Abuja’s Central Business District). 

Abuja Metro stands for the first light rail system in West Africa. 

Total trip time is about 40 minutes. 

Friendly tip

Metro is a reliable, fast and safe mean of transportation to the city centre although it only has few trips per day.

It is, in fact, cheaper than taxis. 

Present & future

It is expected that the metro will link Abuja with the towns of Nyanya, Kubwa, Mararaba and Lugbe in the nearly future. 

On the other hand, the light rail system will be integrated with the National Rail Network. 

Location

Abuja Airport Metro Station is located outside the airport facilities. 

CBD Abuja Metro Station is located at the central area (473 Constitution Avenue). 

Route

The Yellow line is the one that joints Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport with Abuja’s Central Business District. 

Stops

Abuja Airport - Bassanjiwa - Idu - Wupa - Kukwaba II - Kukwaba I - Stadium - Abuja Metro

Schedule

Metro departs from Abuja Airport at 13:30 pm and gets to Metro Station at 14:10 pm. 

The back trip departs at 14:30 pm and gets to Abuja Airport at 15:10 pm. 

The last trip departs from Abuja Airport at 16:20 pm and gets to Metro Station at 17:00 pm. 

Frequency

At the moment there are few trips from Abuja Airport to Metro Station but it is expected to increment frequencies progressively. 

Fares

See below the established metro fares for a one-way ride to Abuja Airport:

Adult ticket

N 1,000 (from Metro Station)

N 500 (from Idu Station)

Children ticket

N 700 (from Metro Station)

N 300 (from Idu Station)

Passengers with disabilities ticket

N 500 (from Metro Station)

N 250 (from Idu Station)

Where do I buy my ticket?

Passengers may purchase their ticket at the ticket booths if they intend to pay by cash.

On the other hand, payment can also be done through the POS machines, which only accept credit cards.