Traveling from Lagos to Abuja by road: price list 2019, terminals & travel tips

By Henry Egan
Publish on June 04, 2019

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Lagos to Abuja by road is a lengthy journey, you have to consider your comfort as well as the varied prices. Check out the best transport companies you can opt for, price list 2019 & travel tips!

In Nigeria, traveling to anywhere by road can be quite stressful, considering the bad road and the possible bad condition of buses. When you intend covering a long distance like Abuja, you have to be extra careful with the transport system you choose to ride with, weigh your options and know which one suits you best. There are several transport companies that can offer you good comfort, although the prices may vary, you will find your budget.

Here comes everything you ever need to know to travel from Lagos to Abuja by road safely and joyfully.

Lagos to Abuja by road - How many hours and how many kilometers does it take?

The distance between Lagos and Abuja is 725 - 772 km depends on the routes. Buses can ply via Sagamu-Benin Expy/A121 and A2, via A122 and A2, or Expressway1/Lagos - Ojoo Expy/E1.

The travel time greatly depends on the speed of the vehicle, the condition, and the route the bus takes. You may arrive at Abuja earlier or later, but it usually takes 10-12 hours.

How much does it cost to travel from Lagos to Abuja by road?

The prices vary, choose a transport line that embraces your pocket size. If you want to save the most on the transport fee, you can choose Young Shall Grow. With N4,500 - N5,500 you can reach Abuja while save the money for entertainment and other expense. If you want the most comfortable trip, you can opt for God is Good Motors, their buses offer more conveniences such as more leg room and media services. Bus fare for Lagos-Abuja trip at GIGM is N10,050. See the detail price below:

Transport companies plying Lagos to Abuja & price list

Here is a brief list of the various transport companies plying Lagos to Abuja and their fares, as shared by Naijauto:

1. ABC Transport - N7,500 to N9,000

ABC transport remains a leader in the road transport business across the country. From its new and standard buses, to luxury experience and very high safety standards, ABC remains the peoples choice. She offers some really top class services for an affordable fee.

ABC-Transport-Bus-Shuttle

ABC charges between N7,500 to N9,000 from Lagos to Abuja 

ABC also offers really affordable accommodation for its customers, if you were to be in need of an affordable lodging on arrival in Abuja.

ABC Transport Terminals in Lagos

Amuwo Odofin Terminal, Lagos

Plot 79,Oba Kayode Akinyemi Way By Festac Bttpass, Lagos, Lagos, Pin: 0027

Phone: +23481-42552436  

Email: contact@abctransport.com

Bolade Oshodi Terminal, Lagos

129 Agege Motor Road, Lagos, Lagos, Pin: 0027

Phone: +2347066727905  

Email: contact@abctransport.com

Jibowu Terminal, Lagos

22, Ikorodu Road, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos, Lagos, Pin: 0027

Phone: +2348142552434  

Email: contact@abctransport.com

Lagos Ajah Terminal

Km 21 Lekki-Ajah Expressway, beside Ajiwe Police Station Ajah, Lagos, Lagos, Pin: 

+2347061915580 

Email: contact@abctransport.com

Lekki Ticketing Outlet

Opp Jakande 1st gate Beside FCMB Bank, Lekki Expressway, Lagos, Lagos, Pin: 0027
Phone: +23481-38273133 

Email:  contact@abctransport.com

2. GIGM Transport - N10,050

God is Good Motors (GIGM) has gradually found its way to the top of the road transport business in Nigeria with its new and luxury Mercedes Benz shuttles. GIGM even offers pick up services on some select routes including the Lagos-Abuja route. The buses offer more leg room, media services and of course, air conditioning.

GIGM offers pick up services on some select routes

GIGM Terminals in Lagos

Ajah Terminal

Near Police station in Ajiwe Ajah.

Phone: 08139851110

Email: ajah@gigm.com

Lekki  Center

10 Wole Ariyo Street, beside first Bank

Phone: 08139851110

Email: lekkibookingcenter@gigm.com

Festac Office

Festac Gate Bus Stop

Phone: 08139851110

Email: festac@gigm.com

Ikotun Terminal

29, Ikotun Road, Opposite Ikotun LG, Ikotun Bus-Stop. Lagos State

Phone: 08139851110

Email: ikotun@gigm.com

Iyana-Ipaja Terminal

164, Lagos-Abeokuta Express way, Beside Diamond Bank, Lagos

Phone: 08139851110

Email: iyana-ipaja@gigm.com

Jibowu Terminal

20 Ikorodu Express Road, Jibowu, Lagos.

Phone: 08139851110

Email: jibowu@gigm.com

Old Ojo Terminal

Old Ojo Road, By the Police Station, Lagos.

Phone: 08139851110

Email: jibowu@gigm.com

Volkswagen Terminal

Volkswagen Bus Stop.

Phone: 08139851110

Email: volks@gigm.com

Cele Terminal

103 Okota Road, Cele. Lagos.

Phone: 08139851110

Email: celeo@gigm.com

Yaba (Central Park) Terminal

Yaba Central Park, Opp. Psychiatric Hospital, Yaba, Lagos

Phone: 08139851110

Email: yaba@gigm.com

3. GUO Transport - N6,750 to N8,500

These are general contacts of GUO Transport for your reference!

GUO terminals in Lagos

Agege Terminal

3, Agunbiade Oke-koto Street, Agege, Lagos.

Phone: 08075090686

Ajah Terminal

KM 22, Epe - Expressway, Abrahram Adesanya Est. Junction, Ajah, Lagos

Phone: 08075090656

Alaba Terminal

Alaba International Mkt, 29, Ojo Ebegbede Road, Opp. Chemist Bus-Stop, Alaba, Lagos

Phone: 08075090685

Ajah-WC Terminal

KM 22, Epe - Expressway, Abrahram Adesanya Est. Junction, Ajah, Lagos

Phone: 08075090656

CELE (OKOTA RD) 
LAGOS08075090634
164, Okota Road, Lagos

COKER 
LAGOS08117000391
36, Opere Street, Wema Bank Bus Stop, Coker, Lagos
EJIGBO 
LAGOS08117000390
67A, Ikotun-Egbe Road, Opp Power Line B/Stop, Ejigbo.
IBA 
LAGOS08075090649
1, Ipaye Street, Iba, Lagos
IBA-WC 
08075090649
1, Ipaye Street, Iba, Lagos
IDDO 
08037262521
7, Railway Compound (Opp. Police Barracks) Otto Bus Stop.
IKOTUN 
08075090639
10 Ijegun road, Ikotun
IKOTUN-WC 
08075090639
10 Ijegun road, Ikotun
IYANA-IPAJA 
08150647906
167, Abeokuta Expressway Opp Diamond bank Plc. by Iyana Ipaja bus stop, Alimosho LGA
IYANA-IPAJA-WC 
08150647906
167, Abeokuta Expressway Opp Diamond bank Plc. by Iyana Ipaja bus stop, Alimosho LGA
JIBOWU 
08075090682
2 Jibowu street along ikorodu express, Jibowu, Lagos
JIBOWU-WC 
08075090682
2 Jibowu street along ikorodu express, Jibowu, Lagos
MAZA MAZA 
08075090683
1st Gate B/Stop Badagry Express Way
MAZA-MAZA-WC 
08075090683
1st Gate B/Stop Badagry Express Way
OKOTA-WC 
08075090634
164, Okota Road, Lagos

TRADE FAIR 
08075090638
International Trade Fair Complex First Entrance/First Gate.

4. Chisco Group Transport Company - N8,000 to N8,500

Chisco Transport operates about 6 terminals in Lagos, so walk in the terminal closest to you and make your bookings and enquiries

CHISCO terminals in Lagos

Iponri Terminal

104 Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Costain, Lagos

Email: customer.care@chiscogroupng.com

Ikeja Terminal

Suit 46A Asset Corps Plaza, 21 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja

Email: customer.care@chiscogroupng.com

Ikotun Terminal

ikotun@chiscogroupng.com

28 Ijegun Road, Ikotun, Lagos

Mazamaza Terminal

114 Ojo Road, Agboju-Amuwo, Lagos.

Emails: mazamaza.international@chiscogroupng.com               mazamaza.local@chiscogroupng.com

Magodo Terminal

Weigh Bridge, Opp. Motorways, Off Lagos/Ibadan Express way, Toll Gate, Magodo, Lagos.

Email: customer.care@chiscogroupng.com

Lekki Terminal

Km 12, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki, Lagos.

Email: customer.care@chiscogroupng.com

Jibowu Terminal

6 Ikorodu Road, Jibowu, Yaba, Lagos

Email: jibowu@chiscogroupng.com

5. Cross Country Transport Company - N8,000 - N8,500

Take note this information if you want to book a Cross Country bus!

Cross-country-transport-Bus-with-stewards

Cross Country charges N8,000 - N8,500 from Yaba to Abuja

CROSS COUNTRY Terminals in Lagos

Ajah 1

Ikota Shopping Plaza Ajah

08055555595

Ajah 2

After Abraham Adesanya Round About, Lekki - Epe Express Way

08028460890

Cele

158, Atinuke Complex Okota Road Isolo

08028456127

Festac Terminal

Badagry Express Way By Festac Gate

Phone: 08028445261

Ikotun Terminal

22, Ikotun Egbe Road, Opposite Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Ikotun

Phone: 08028445647

Isolo Terminal

158, Atinuke Complex Okota Road Isolo

Phone: 08028456127

Jibowu Terminal

12, Ikorodu Road, By Immac Group, Chicken Republic Building, Jibowu

Phone: 08028445647

Maza-Maza

Badagry Express Way By Festac Gate

08028445261

Yaba Terminal

345,Muritala Mohammed Way, Opposite The Presbytarian Church Beside Conoil, Yaba

Phone: 08055555595, 08028460890

6. Oya.com - ₦5.550 - ₦7.550

Oya.com is a subsidiary of Wakanow.com Limited, and they offer travelers the cheapest available fares. Oya.com doesn't work like the other transport services listed in this article. They combine the major transport companies in Nigeria in one itinerary and you have the luxury of traveling with any one of them.

Oya Bus Schedules
Terminal Destination Price Time Operator

Lagos (Jibowu Terminal)

 Abuja (Jabi Terminal) ₦7.550 06.00am & 05.00pm Chisco

Lagos (Jibowu Terminal)

Abuja (Jabi Terminal) ₦5.550 06.00 Calculux

Lagos (Jibowu Terminal)

Abuja (Jabi Terminal) ₦6.050 06.00 & 17.00 Ekeson Transport Ltd

Lagos (Jibowu Terminal)

Abuja (Jabi Terminal) ₦6.050 14.00 God Bless Ezenwata

Lagos (Jibowu Terminal)

Abuja (Jabi Terminal) ₦6.150 06.00 & 17.00 Guo Transport

Lagos (Jibowu Terminal)

Abuja (Jabi Terminal)

₦6.550

06.00 Guo Transport

7. Ifesinachi Transport - ₦6.050

Address: 2, Road, Jibowu, Yaba, Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria

Phone number: 08033321046

Departure time: 06:00pm

Price: ₦6.050

8. Peace Mass Transit

  • Price: N7,000 - N8,500
  • Take Off Time: 6:00 am - 6:30 am - 7:00 am - 7:30 am - 8:00 am - 8:30 am
  • Contact: 0805 555 5595
  • Online booking: https://pmt.ng/
Peace Mass Transport Terminals in Lagos
Terminal Address Phone Number
Ajah Ajiwe, Opp. Michael & Solomon House, Lagos State 07055792630
Ajegunle  No.6, Achakpo Street, off Mba Street, Lagos State 08056697070
Demorose No.106 Old Ojo Road, Near Agboju Market, Church Bus stop 08056697004
Jibowu No.7, Ikorodu Road, by traffic Light, Opposite Chisco 08056697003
Ikorodu 9 Sagamu Road, Ikorodu, Lagos 08056697002
Ibafo Near Ibafo Police Station, Opposite Internal Revenue, Ibafo, Ogun State 08056697049
Ejigbo Ilepo Bus-Stop 08056697005
Ojota Flyover Bridge, Ketu Road, Beside Biode Garage, Ojota 08150461820
Maza Maza Maza Maza 07055792627
Oshodi Charity Bus stop, opposite Army Resettlement Centre 08056697095
Orile Iganmu No.10, Badagry Expressway, by School Bus Stop 08055091826
Ojuelegba No.9/10 Western Avenue, Ojuelegba Roundabout, Opp. Abalti Barracks 08055091827

9. Young Shall Grow Motors - N4,500 - N5,500

Departure time: 6:00 am

Bus fare: N4,500 - N5,500

Young Shall Grow Transport Terminals in Lagos
Terminal Address Phone Number

Lagos (Alaba Int. T18 La)

Alaba International Market, Lagos

08170765674

Lagos (Alafia T15 LA SW)

Alafia, Lagos. 08033834298

Lagos (Cele B/Stop T12 LA Celebstop)

Cele B/Stop, Lagos Cele B/Stop To be updated

Lagos (First Gate T12 LA/ FG)

First Gate, Lagos To be updated

Lagos (Iba T9 LA / IBA)

Iba Estate, Lagos

To be updated

Lagos (Ikorodu) T 11 LA / IKO

Alaba Alagoe, Lagos To be updated

Lagos (IKOTUN) T 5 LA / IKO

Jibowu, Lagos 07095138023

Lagos (Mile 12) T16 LA/M12

Mile 12, Lagos To be updated

Lagos (Ojuelegba) T8 LA / OJU

Ojuelebga, Lagos, 

08033352485

08055004769

(Oshodi) T7 LA / OSHO Oshodi, Lagos 08055004692 08023181284

Lagos (Otto) T2 LA / OTT

Otto, Iddo Lagos 08033332239 08033280184 08088644444
(Ajah) T13 LA/ AJAH Ajah, Lagos 08069757342

Lagos (Agege) T13 LA/AG

Agege, Lagos To be updated

Lagos (New Road) T4 LA / NEW

New Road, Lagos

08033302420

08050004720

Lagos (Ijora)

Ijora, Lagos

08033271430 08055004767

Price list for travelling from Lagos to Abuja by road - Summary

Lagos to Abuja by road price list
Transport company Price
ABC Transport 7,500 - 9,000
GIGM Transport 6,850
GUO Transport 6,750 - 8,500
Chisco Group Transport 8,000 - 8,500
Cross Country Transport ₦8,000 - ₦8,500
Oya.com ₦6,050 - ₦7,550
Ifesinachi Transport ₦6,050
Peace Mass Transit ₦7,000 - ₦8,500
Young Shall Grow Motors ₦4,500 - ₦5,500

What should you consider when choosing a bus from Lagos to Abuja?

Before you make a decision as regards the transport company to ride with, you have to consider three valid factors that will go a long way in shaping your journey:

  • The distance between your house and the terminal: As you've seen the various departure times listed above, most of these buses take off as early as possible. It is best you pick a transport line close to your house, so you can arrive at the terminal early enough. 

  • The reputation of the transport company: You can read online reviews about the transport company and ask people who have earlier patronized them. All the above companies we recommend are good ones with positive feedback from passengers.

  • Consider your comfort: If you're traveling with kids, you can make inquiries about how much they charge per kid (it's usually lesser). It will save you the stress of squeezing yourself throughout the journey and inconveniencing others in the process. Also, you should consider the type of bus you're paying for - there are smaller buses and larger buses as well, you can make a choice while booking.

danfo-in-nigeria

Keeping your valuables safe on Danfo is a critical skill in Lagos

What to pack, what to eat and other tips you should take seriously

Lagos to Abuja is a 9 to 12-hour trip. Here is a list of some important things you need to consider before embarking on such a lengthy journey:

  • Eat very light food that won't leave your stomach rumbling. If you run out of food on the way, the bus usually stops over at Lokoja or Ore. 
  • Avoid drinking too much water.
  • Pack light: This should help you move faster and more efficiently. If you must carry lots of luggage, arrive at the terminal about an hour before the departure time so transport officials can arrange your bags for you before other passengers arrive. 
  • Bring a small carry-on bag for anything you might need during the journey, such as snacks, devices, toiletries etc. to keep under your chair or on your lap.
  • Take a cardigan with you.
  • Buy bottled water before you take off: You can't completely trust the kind of drinkable water you come across on the road, and there's a slim chance you'd come across your preferred brand during the journey.
  • Don't stay too far from the bus when the bus stops at a relaxation center to avoid being left behind.
  • If you're traveling with kids, never take your eyes off them.

>>> See How to keep safe while travelling by public transport

black-woman-travelling

For such long journeys, we don't recommend you travel alone!

Who should not travel from Lagos to Abuja by road?

  • If you’re above the age of 50: Put your bladder into serious consideration. For people with urinary-related conditions, it is quite advisable to travel via air transport and get the journey over as shortly as possible. 
  • If you have motion sickness: If you suffer from this kind, you are strongly advised to opt for air transport. You don’t want to be hurling out your guts at other passengers for 9 whole hours.

Final notes

If you arrive early to the bus terminal, it would be nice to get a seat by the window. That way, you enjoy your journey Lagos to Abuja by road to the full. Do keep your carry bags close by and keep an eye on them. Enjoy your trip and have a safe journey!!!

>>> Don’t forget to check out more travelling tips on our website!

Henry Egan

Henry Egan a poet, essayist, content writer, blogger and technical writer who is willing to read just that last material to develop the best content possible. Henry feels he is more of a new generation writer with a sassy and swanky style. You can be sure you'll get all the facts in and never get bored with his articles.

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