Travel tips from Abuja to Enugu by road


Planning on travelling from Abuja to Enugu requires adequate preparation and it is also important to grab all the vital information as highlighted here. Check it out!

Although air transport is the most comfortable and handy way of travelling, for the majority of Nigerians getting around the country is more preferable by road, even with the knowledge of how uncomfortable it could get especially for long journeys. This is as a result of it not so expensive tickets, moreover it also offers passengers the opportunity of taking in the beautiful scenes across the country side. 

Planning on travelling from Abuja to Enugu requires a vast amount of preparation and it is also important to grab all the vital and necessary information. Majority of the people place their emphasis on comfort and getting a registered Bus Transport Company to travel with, to the extent that they see no need on making background checks on the different bus tickets and their prices. This doesn't only result in the fact that they are going to miss out on the rational deals, but might also end up spending more.

Understanding your need, Naijacarnews lists here essential information for your reference if you intend to go from Abuja to Enugu by road!

How long is from Abuja to Enugu?

Abuja the capital city of the Nigeria is located centrally on the map. Abuja is about 470 kilometers away from Enugu, depending on some factors it takes approximately 7 hours to get to Enugu and an extra 45 minutes to get to the main city when within the state boundaries.

The time taken to arrive at Enugu varies. It depends on many factors like; location of terminals, condition of vehicle, type of driver, number of stops, speed of vehicle, and more importantly specific routes taken as most routes are always faster, some could be much slower.

The time range is 7 to 11 hours. The fastest buses do reach Enugu after 7 hours while some buses could even take up to 12 hours.


Abuja to Enugu takes just under 8 hours to complete

Over the years travelling along this roadway has become popular especially during festive periods of the year, because of the number of Igbos who will be migrating home. Technology has helped made our activities in life easier, booking of bus tickets is not excluded. The Transportation industry in the country has seen much improvement. Bus tickets can now be booked online even in the confines of your room provided access to Internet is available.

Abuja is about 470 kilometers away from Enugu

Abuja to Enugu bus ticket prices

It is important to find out the different prices for tickets since all companies offer their tickets in various prices. Below shows some companies that transport individuals through this route, including ABC Transport, Peace Mass Transit, God Is Good Motors, Imo Transport Company.

1. ABC Transport

Price range: 5,500 - 6,500

Phone: 08142552437, 08142552441

  • GWAGWALADA Terminal

Address: Jibeco Nigeria Ltd

Take off times: 7:30am

  • UTAKO Terminal

Address: No 36, Ekukinam Street, Utako District.

Take off times: 7:30am

2. Peace Mass Transit

Price range: 2,500 - 4,000

Take off times: 5:30am, 6:00am, and 6:30am

  • UTAKO Terminal

Address: 39 Ajose Adeogun Street, Utako.

Phone: 08055091829

  • GWAGWALADA Terminal

Address: Along Abuja/Lokoja Expressway, Opposite Brifina Hotel, Tagiri, and Gwagwalada.

Phone: 08055091833

  • BWARI Terminal

Address: 9 Shagari Road, opposite Market, Bwari.

Phone: 08055091813

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To enjoy your trip, advance preparation is required

3. God Is Good Motors

Price range4,500 - 6,000 (Buses), 6,500 - 7,500 (luxurious)

  • MARARABA Terminal

Address: Abuja/Keffi Road, by Abacha Junction, Opp Chrisgold Plaza.

Phone: 08150846941

  • UTAKO Terminal

Address: Plot 113, Utako District.

Phone: 08150846946

  • ZUBA Terminal

Address: Space 206, Zuba Market.

Phone: 08150848952

  • KUBWA Terminal:      

Address: 43, Gado Nasko Way, Opp. 2/2 court, Kubwa.

Phone: 08150846940

4. Imo Transport Company

Price range: 5,000 - 6,000

Phone: 09066688966

  • ZUBA Terminal:                                                                            

Address: Behind Zuba motor spare parts, Zuba

Take off times: N/A

Things to consider before travelling from Abuja to Enugu

The transport company we finally decide to pick for a comfortable road trip depends on these three core factors: budget, distance and comfort. However, you also need to care about things to carry. If you insist on carrying a huge load of luggage, it may ruin your whole trip.

1. Budget

This is the most important factor on the list, because if you can't afford a company ticket other factors do not matter. Therefore proper study must be done on our part, to ensure that whichever company is picked... their ticket price should be affordable.

2. Distance

Most of the transport companies mentioned have their terminals all around Abuja, so individuals should choose based on proximity to place of dwelling.

3. Comfort

Type of drivers? Type of buses? Specific route plied? All of these important points should be considered when choosing, as this will add to the quality of the trip and increase our comfort.

4. Things to Carry

Most of the buses are not big enough (this could be another factor to think of when picking a particular company), so cargo space is limited. It is very much advisable that your luggage be kept moderate, if you do not intend on buying an extra seat.

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Visit Biafra region, Enugu - a beautiful city in Igbo land

Travelling tips for a Abuja-Enugu road trip

Here are some vital tips for all those planning on embarking on this journey:

  • Read all sign post you encounter on your journey.
  • Be polite to others with you in the bus.
  • Choose a seat you would be very comfortable with.
  • Sleep if you can.
  • Bring headphones, with your favorite songs.
  • Make sure your phone is fully charged.
  • There should be airtime in the phone, in case of emergency.
  • Make sure someone at home knows your whereabouts.
  • Reading a book always helps.
  • Keep nothing in your bowels before leaving home.

Snack break on the way from Abuja to Enugu

Transport companies plying the North-south route normally stop for a snack or meal break at Lokoja, Kogi state. At this point there would be enough of consumables to choose from, it is advisable to eat responsibly as this could be the last possible stop for any restroom activity.

Passengers also have the freedom to get extra snacks to eat while they continue their journey.

Places to visit in Enugu

Enugu is a beautiful place where you can enjoy either the tranquility of nature or the convenience of luxury resorts. Below we list out some destinations you can visit together its pictures for your reference!

  • Ngwo Pine Forest and Caves

​Address: Old Enugu-Onitsha Rd, Ngwo-Asaa, Nigeria


Ngwo Pine Forest and Caves

  • Nike Lake and Resort

​Address: Niki Lake Road, Abakpa Nike, 01193, Nigeria
Phone: +234 805 055 7000


Nike Lake and Resort

  • Awhum waterfalls

​Address:  Amaugwe village, Awhum town, Udi Local Government Area, Enugu State, Nigeria


Awhum waterfalls

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Henry Egan


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