Most travellers will need a visa, this can be obtained at any of the Nigerian embassies worldwide.

By plane
By plane

International airports in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, and Port Harcourt.

Arik and Bellview Airlines make local and international flights to other African countries and London, Virgin Nigeria and Aero to other African countries.

Virgin Nigeria has ceased operations to the United Kingdom and South Africa. Arik Air now plies these routes quite successfully.

Several European airlines fly to Nigeria: British Airways London Heathrow - Abuja, Lagos, Virgin Atlantic London Heathrow - Lagos, KLM Amsterdam - Abuja, Lagos, Kano, Air France Paris-Charles de Gaulle - Lagos, Alitalia Rome- Fiumicino - Accra, Lagos, Turkish Airline Istanbul - Lagos, Lufthansa Frankfurt - Abuja, Lagos, Iberia Airlines Madrid - Lagos

US Based Delta Airlines operates 5 x per week non-stop service from Atlanta to Lagos using a Boeing 777-200 aircraft since 1 July 2009.

Continental Airlines is planning on starting service from Houston Bush-Intercontinental in 2011 on a 787. United Airlines is planning service from Washington, DC to Lagos non-stop as well. Note: United has already commenced non-stop service from Washington, DC to Accra, Ghana on 20 June 2010.

On 6/09/2009, Delta started direct service from New York to Abuja three times Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday a week using their narrow, single-aisle Boeing 757-200. This flight stopped in Dakar. However, on 2 June 2010 Delta replaced this service with NON-STOP service from New York to Abuja three times per week on a wide-body Boeing 767-300.

Other inter-continental airlines fly to Lagos. They include: China Southern Airlines Beijing, Dubai, Emirates Dubai, Middle East Airlines Beirut, Qatar Airways Doha.

There are African companies: South African Airlines from Johannesburg, Egypt Air from Cairo, Ethiopian Airlines from Addis Abbeba, Kenya Airways from Nairobi, Afriqya Airways from Tripoli, Hewa Bora from Kinshasa.

Besides these, there are other airlines in addition to VNA and Bellview that operate domestic and regional flights to places like Abidjan, Accra, Banjul, Conakry, Dakar, Douala, Freetown, Johannesburg, Libreville, Monrovia.

Currently, The Port Harcourt International Airport is fully operational again after being closed for about 2 years for rehabilitation works.

There are also airports in most states of the federation and local air travel is widespread.

By ship
By ship

Transport by boat isn't widespread unless you venture into the riverine areas of Nigeria.

By train
By train

Most of the trains in Nigeria are for transporting cargo.

The former president, Yar'adua, however, said that he planned to invest and aggressively pursue a nationwide train network which should be ready by 2011.

At the moment it is not advisable to travel on train especially if you are a foreign national.

By bus
By bus

Getting around is relatively easy, except that there could be delays due to traffic jams within most major cities. There are multitudes of coaches and buses that will take you to any part of Nigeria you wish ABC Transport Services is well known for its services among others. Lagos state government also operates a transit system BRT buses which serves the Lagos metropolis.