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Abuja to Ilorin by Flight

Abuja to Ilorin by Flight

The fastest means of moving from Abuja to Ilorin is obviously by flight. You can get to Ilorin from Abuja in a short while if you make the trip early.

For those who intend to travel by flight to Ilorin for the first time, this article will acquaint you with all it takes to make your journey simple and successful.

Some Interesting Facts about Ilorin

Ilorin is the capital city of Kwara State Nigeria. The name “Ilorin ” was derived from a stone used to sharpen metal tools (okuta ilo irin) by Ojo Isekuse, the founding father of the city.

During the 2006 census, it had a population of 777,667, making it the 7th largest city by population in the federal republic of Nigeria.

Ilorin city was the capital of the Yoruba kingdom. However, in 1817, it successfully rebelled against the Oyo Empire and was later incorporated into the Fulani state.

In part of their history, much of the Ifelodun domain was overtaken by the Afonja/Alimi era and added to the present Ilorin enclave.

Ilorin is an industrial city and a big market for palm fruits, cattle, poultry, and yams. Neighboring states usually come to Ilorin to buy.

The city has establishments that manufacture matches, sugar, alcohol drinks, and cigarettes. Traditional artisans make pottery, tin, and wooden products.

Summary of Flight from Abuja to Ilorin

  • Time of Flight: 1 h
  • Flying Distance: 310 km 
  • Average Flights Price: $97 – $120 (NGN 72,750 –  NGN 90,000
  • Boarding Time: 6 am
  • Train Ticket: N/A.

Distance from Abuja to Ilorin by Flight

There is 310 km from Abuja to Ilorin. It takes about 1 hour to fly from Abuja international airport to Ilorin city.

More so, the distance from Ilorin Airport to downtown is about 7km, and by taxi is about 20 minutes with Uber or Bolt cab.

Flight Ticket from Abuja to Ilorin

The price of a Flight ticket from Abuja to Ilorin depends on the date and time of booking. You can find the cheapest flight prices on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, etc.

On Average, the flight ticket price for economy class, business, First class, or last-minute flights is between $97 and $120 (NGN 72,750 – NGN 90,000)

Airlines that Fly from Abuja to Ilorin

About 7 airlines fly from Abuja International Airport to Ilorin daily. A handful of them Include,

  • Aero Contractors
  • Air peace,
  • Arik Air Nigeria
  • Green Africa Airways
  • Aerolineas
  • Sosa.

You won’t be bored or confused on your arrival to the Kwara state capital (Ilorin). The city has nice places to chill, relax, lodge or have great fun.

Such places are Viva Cinemas, Palms Shopping Mall, The National Museum, The Metropolitan Park and Dada Pottery, Chicken Republic – GRA, Ace Eatery, etc.

In addition, the city has an organized transport system that conveys visitors’ to any location. There are minibusses, Uber, and Bolt taxes for such movements.

They charge a flat rate when it comes to transportation costs for the same distance Journeys.

Wish you a safe arrival in Ilorin.

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