Benin to Abuja by road: Tips to choose the best service for your trip


The fastest route from Benin to Abuja by road lasts for seven hours and cuts across from the northern part of Edo state, then through Kogi state, over the River Niger and then into Abuja. Check details and tips here!

Benin City is the capital of Edo State, Nigeria, home to the people of Bini. The ancient city is very well known for its famous bronze sculptures, beautifully spirited people and amazing monarchical history. Abuja is the capital City of the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria and is an estimated 450 kilometers from the northern side of Benin City. The fastest route from Benin to Abuja by road lasts for seven hours and cuts across from the northern part of Edo state, then through Kogi state, over the River Niger and then into Abuja.

Below are guidelines on how to choose the best service when travelling from Benin to Abuja by road, suggested by!


The beautiful city of Abuja

Map Directions of Road travel from Benin to Abuja

Below are the Google Maps direction from Benin to Abuja for your reference!

Notes before choosing a bus from Benin to Abuja

There are many factors you need to consider before choosing a bus from Benin to Abuja. These are just the most basic thing.

  • Money

How much can you afford? How much can you pay for your own comfort? This factor determines what bus you can choose from as price varies according to the vehicle, time and other determinants.

  • Urgency

How fast do you want to get to Abuja? This will determine which of the buses and luxury packages you would be choosing from.

  • Time

At what time do you like to travel the most? What time do you want to arrive at your destination? Do you want to take a night bus or would you like to leave with the early morning bus to Abuja? This would determine what transport company you are making use of and which of their destination buses you’ll be subscribing to.

  • Comfort

How comfortable do you want to be? Luxury transport companies operate with different levels of comfort arrangements for their passengers. It ranges from being as comfortable as you would on a flight to very minimal comfort. This is very relative to price in most situations. In other words, the more you can afford, the more comfortable you can be.

  • Proximity

You have to consider the closest terminal to you. This is also relative to the amount of load you are moving with.  Find out the closest terminal of the company you feel most comfortable with. If you have no preferences, find out the company with the closest terminal to you and make your booking.


The fastest route from Benin to Abuja by road lasts for seven hours

  • Benin to Abuja by road: How many hours does it take?

The duration of the trip from Benin to Abuja by bus is known to be at least seven hours. But other factors are capable of making the journey last for much longer. Examples of such factors are:

  1. How fast or slow the driver/bus goes.
  2. The traffic on the road varies. Public holidays or festive seasons mean more congested roads, that is the road is much freer on most other days.
  3. The road condition on whatever route is taken.

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  • Benin to Abuja by road: Bus price range

Bus tickets from bus companies for a Benin to Abuja trip costs around ₦5,000 to ₦6,500.

Detailed price list of each transport company is provided along with its terminal in the next part of this article.

  • What to pack when travelling from Benin to Abuja

This is very much dependent on where you are going to and how long your stay is. Despite this, it is always very much advisable to pack light and in a coordinated fashion. You don’t want to have your load scattered in a couple of handbags, and a couple of more nylon bags.

Also, remember the luggage space is not for you alone, you have to share with about thirteen other people. There is not very much space in fourteen seater buses and the hassle of locating your luggage might be more stressful in bigger buses. In the event that you have a lot of luggage, you can go about it in two ways. You can either pack lightly and send the rest of it via courier services or you can pay for another seat to keep the rest of your luggage.

  • What to eat on the way

Avoid eating much or at least eat smart! Trustfully, you do not want your stomach to revolt for any reason whatsoever. This would make your journey to Abuja very much uncomfortable and you could turn to that passenger who greatly inconveniences and slows down other passengers during the duration of the journey.

Also, try to relieve yourself before the journey begins or before you eat anything during the journey. It is much more advisable to buy dry packaged food on the road than to fall into the temptation of the fried foods sold at the bus stops. Your stomach might be unaccustomed to the food and will surely run riot against such intakes. 


It is advisable to prepare some dry packaged food

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Buses from Benin to Abuja

You can choose among transport services below to catch a bus from Benin to Abuja by road. The list of available terminals have already been noted down for you!

1. God Is Good Motors


Address: 12 Akpakpava Road by First Junction, Benin City, Edo State

State: Edo state

Phone: 08150846930


Address: 202B Uselu Lagos Road, Near Ediaken Market, Benin City, Edo State

Phone: 08150846945



Price: ₦6,500 – ₦7,000


You can book bus tickets from God Is Good Motors online

2. Big Joe Motors

Address: 49, Benin-Auchi Expressway, Aduwawa, Benin City, Edo State.


  • 08033549479
  • 07055845130
  • 08036796574

Price: ₦4,500 – ₦6,000

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3. Faith Motors Limited

Address: 135, Akpakpava Road, By 2nd Junction, Benin City.


  • 08064099501
  • 08071591479
  • 08186184488 




Price: ₦4,000 – ₦6,000


Whatever transport you take, pack light and eat smart then you're fine!

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Important tips when travelling Benin to Abuja by road for the first time

The trip is at least 7 hours long, if you’re not accustomed to long trips then you should prepare yourself mentally for it. You cannot sit down for so long without feeling terribly inconvenienced. Also, equip yourself with tips to get rid of motion sickness so you can avoid it.

Don’t be rude to other passengers. If possible, make a couple of friends. It is a very great platform to network and these passengers might be of help in one way or the other. It might seem unrealistic to talk about kidnapping, but bad things are always lurking when you choose public transport in Nigeria, so you should be well-prepared in such a case to battle the situation.

Get to the terminal very early. It makes it easier to have your luggage well positioned and you would also easily get a window seat, which a very valuable seat for such a journey.

How to enjoy your trip in Abuja

Long road trips can be stressful but yet fun too and we hope you enjoy your Benin to Abuja by road trip as much as you would wish. I wish you a safe and happy trip!!!

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