Port Harcourt to Abuja by Road travel tips


The journey from Port Harcourt to Abuja is approximately 10 – 11 hours. The road stretches over long distances with few cities and settlements along as you go. Check here more details for this trip!

Port Harcourt is the capital city of Rivers state located in the Niger Delta region. The journey from Port Harcourt to Abuja by road is approximately 10 – 11 hours. The road stretches over long distances without cities or settlements in sight. The scenery is quite captivating when traveling during the day time, so if you are contriving a visit to Abuja from Rivers state, read on to see what should be on your mind.

Below are our guidelines for road travel from Port Harcourt to Abuja, suggested by Naijacarnews.com!

Map from Port Harcourt to Abuja by Road

Below are the Google Map directions for road trips from Port Harcourt to Abuja for your reference.

Scroll down further, you will see our tips in choosing a bus with the best service as well as other notices when travelling to Abuja.

Things to consider when going from Port Harcourt to Abuja by bus

  • Budget

How much can you afford for the trip? Whatever amount you have for the trip will determine what bus park you will be boarding in Port Harcourt, what transport company you would be using and which of their vehicle packages you will be subscribing to. It is advisable to search for and select a transport company that has ticket prices which you can afford.

  • Timing

At what time do you want to reach Abuja? How soon do you want to get to Abuja? Do you want to travel by day or night? These questions guide you in choosing the appropriate bus for your journey.

The duration of your trip from Port Harcourt to Abuja by road is affected by a lot of factors which can either reduce or increase the average trip duration. Festive periods, public holidays and rainy seasons are factors which easily increase the number of hour you spend on the road, but the most constant factor of all is the route taken on the journey.

There are different routes such as A2 (10.18 hours), A234 (10.6hrs) and A3 (10.6hrs). These routes are different and determine how many hours you will spend on the road.


Port Harcourt to Abuja takes approximately 11 hours to complete by road

  • Route

What route do you want to take? Do you want the faster route or the route with the best scenery? The bus route is a very vital factor and makes it very important for you to find out which route is plied by which company and select your booking for whichever one you prefer.

  • What to pack

The journey from Port Harcourt to Abuja is an average of 10 to 11 hours and so packing has to be very strategic and purposeful.

For any journey, it is very important to pack lightly. For a journey as long as this, it is even much more important as you would be arriving at Abuja later during the day and would be to road-stressed to happily drag around an unnecessary amount of luggage. Also, your luggage will be weighed, which means more luggage, more money.

If by any means you are compelled to carry a lot of luggage, the best way to go about this is to send it to Abuja via courier. You can even send the package ahead of you to your destined location.

Make sure you have a carry-on bag with you. There you can put in your personal belongings and valuable belongings. Also make sure you keep it very close to you:  within sight.

You should also keep some snacks in your carry-on bag. This is important because there are long stretches of road with no bus stop or city in sight on the journey to Abuja. Your snacks will go a long way in keeping you company.

  • What to eat

You can to be cautious of what you eat, some people reacted terrible to certain type of food when taking a trip while others can just eat anything without experiencing any adverse reactions. So, if you are part of the former, you would want to avoid the meals that do not tick for you. Generally, we advise you have less oilly and edibles with low moisture.

If you experience motion sickness while taking long trips like this 11-hour journey, its best you have your medications at least one hour before making the trip and avoid meals that trigger this condition. Also, try to book early, so you avoid the back seats and rather take a seat up there that offers an expanded view of the road.

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Buses from Port Harcourt to Abuja with prices

1. ABC Transport

  • Gwagwalada Terminal
  • Take-Off Time: 06:45, 07:00 AM
  • Price: N8,500

2. Chisco Group

  • Take-Off Time; 06:00 PM
  • Price: N7,500


  • Take-Off Time; 06:20, 06:50, 07:30 AM
  • Price: N8,250

4. GUO Transport

  • Take-Off Time: 06:15 AM
  • Price: N5,850


GUO offers the lowest price among 4 transport companies

Travel tips for first-timers going from Port Harcourt to Abuja

1. Rest well the night before your trip. The trip is quite a long one and the chances you will sleep peacefully and without body aches are very low. You will definitely enjoy the journey when you’re well rested.

2. Bring along a form of entertainment to keep you company during the period of your journey. You could also come with some work and educational materials to while away that time

3. Try as much as possible to enjoy the views and beautiful scenery during the ride to Abuja. You can achieve this by getting to the park early so you can a window seat.

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Places to visit in Abuja

Abuja is the central city of Nigeria and holds the reputation of being one of the finest and inviting cities in the country. As the city is where the majority of most politicians and diplomats reside, it can not be any less than a particular standard. Abuja is a resourceful tourist state with a whole lot of fun spots you could visit.

Here are some of the top spots to visit in Abuja with pictures that you will definitely not regret seeing:

  • Aso Rock


The scenery surrounding Aso Rock

  • Abuja Horse and Country Club
  • National Mosque


Interior view of the National Mosque

  • National Gallery of Modern Art
  • Zuma Rock


Zuma Rock is also a worth-visiting destination

  • The City Gate

  • Jabi Lake


Tourists can join exciting activities at Jabi Lake

  • Eagles Square
  • Millenium Park
  • IBB Golf Course


IBB Golf Course - A luxury treat for yourself

  • Pedam Lake
  • Mediterranean Hotel

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 Port Harcourt to Abuja by road to the fullest. Do keep your carry bags close by and keep an eye on them. Enjoy your trip and have a safe journey!!!

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Henry Egan


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