10 biggest transport companies in Nigeria and their routes
Transport companies in Nigeria include Peace Mass Transit, GU Okeke, Chisco Transport, Auto Travels, ABC Transport e.t.c. The emergence of this transport companies in Nigeria have revolutionized the way Nigerians travel by road. No more reckless drivers with overloaded or substandard vehicles conveying passengers to and fro their destinations.
Road transport is an important aspect of transportation in Nigeria. It plays an equally important role in moving goods and services from one point to another.
It is the most important link between rural towns and remote villages to urban cities and civilizations.
The aviation and railway sector are currently being revamped to meet up with 21st century standards. For the time being, road transport remains the most viable, cost-effective and highly patronized medium of transportation in the country.
Traveling by road can be daunting and stressful especially when you do not plan properly and board a bad bus.
This article by your foremost car companion, NaijaCarNews.com introduces you to the key players, the shapeshifters and top road transport networks in Nigeria to enable you to make a more informed choice on your next trip.
1. God is Good Motors (GIGM)
God is Good Motors is arguably one of the best road transport companies in Nigeria because of the incorporation of technology and innovation into its business.
Since its inception in 1998, the company is constantly advancing to keep up with the ever-changing and collective transport business.
It’s interactive and easy to use the website and ultra-modern bus terminals make it an attractive choice for travelers across the country. This company travels across 10 states, you can buy tickets over the counter at any of their 29 terminals or on their secured site. God is Good Motors is highly reputable for top class service, operating over 500 buses that cover 50 trips on average per day.
GIGM has about 31 bus terminals across various cities in different states in Nigeria. Their buses travel to and fro cities like Aba, Kaduna, Enugu, Edo, Yenagoa, Uyo, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Delta, Lagos, and Abuja.
2. Peace Mass Transit (PMT)
Peace Mass Transit Ltd is a subsidiary of Peace Group of companies and it deals with road transportation within Nigeria. It was founded in 1995 with only two buses operating at the time.
Peace Mass started as a transport company with only 2 buses at that time
Under the management of astute businessman, philanthropist and innovative entrepreneur, Chief Sam Maduka Onyishi, the company has grown to national recognition and cemented its market share. It currently operates over 2,000 buses spanning various popular destinations in the country such as Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Akure, Ibadan, Nnewi, Nsukka and others.
The transport company head office is located No 4, Okpara Avenue, Enugu.
Popular routes plied by PMT buses are Abia, Ebonyi, Abuja, Enugu, Anambra, Imo, Edo, Ibadan, Lagos, Nsukka, Asaba, Uyo, Benin, Kano, Akure, Yenegoa, Onitsha e.t.c. PMT has over 2000 buses that service 19 states within Nigeria.
3. GUO Transport Limited
GUO Transport Limited is renowned and well known among travelers in Nigeria. It is a subsidiary of G.U. Okeke & Sons Limited, founded in 1980 to cater for road transportation across cities and states within Nigeria and other West African countries.
In addition to their numerou bus terminals scattered across the country, this transport company has a large fleet of buses ranging from 7-seater vehicles to 59-seater luxurious buses and uses them to provide safe, affordable and stress-free transportation across 200 destinations.
The popular destinations serviced by GUO include Abuja, Lagos, Accra, Aba, Abakaliki, Bauchi, Gombe, Yola, Jalingo, Jos, Kano, Kaduna, Enugu, Port Harcourt, Ogoja, Owerri, Umuahia, Umunze, Sokoto, Asaba, Awka, Ekwulobia with prices ranging from N4,125 to N8,550 depending type of bus, length of travel and destination.
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4. Autostar travels
This household name Autostar travels is a road transportation company that specializes in cost-effective and affordable travel, safe and comfortable trips. The company’s mission is customer satisfaction, equipped with an expert team that ensures quality delivery.
Autostar Travels have about 10 bus terminals in different cities in Nigeria. All their busses are retrofitted with real-time trackers and speed limiters to ensure safety, security, and protection of passengers across the country.
The company has 99.8% success rate in meeting the allocated departure and arrival times. Autostar travels to Abuja, Lagos, Enugu, Delta, Anambra, Rivers, and Onitsha.
The company has various vehicle configurations to suit the distance of the trip, ranging from 5-seater vehicles to 18-seater buses.
5. Chisco Transport Company
Chisco Transport Company is one of the oldest road transport companies in the country. It was founded by Dr Chidi Anyaegbu (MFR) as an auto parts retailing company before metamorphosing into what we all know today as a household transport company.
The head office is located at 104 Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Costain, Lagos.
Chisco is a fast developing transport company with other 500 buses
Chisco Transport Company has over 500 buses currently in operation, transporting over 7000 passengers daily to and fro all the intercity and interstate destinations. It also transports passengers across borderlines to Togo capital Lome and Ghanaian capital Accra. This company is one of the most preferred transport companies in Nigeria for international travel. Chisco Transport company have bus terminals across various cities in Nigeria and neighboring African countries.
It has a broad transport network that transverses across all the 36 Nigerian states except for areas within the Northeast currently battling with insecurity.
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6. The Young Shall Grow Motors
The road transport company has been in operation for over 40 years, starting operations in 1972. Having started out as a minibus transport operator in Enugu, the company continued to expand and moved its operations office to Maza-Maza, Lagos where it still remains.
Young Shall Grow Routes
The company operates over 500 50-seater luxurious buses that transverse the whole 36 states of the country via their numerous bus terminals.
Popular routes include Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Kano, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Jos, Yola, Onitsha, Nnewi, Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Umuahia, Port-Harcourt, Uyo, and Calabar.
7. ABC Transport
This road transport company began operations on the 13th of February,1993 and has grown to reputable size within and outside Nigeria. Its head office is located in Owerri, Imo state.
ABC Transport is among the most popular names in the Nigerian transportation industry
ABC Transport Routes
It has various buses ranging from 14-seater minibusses to 52-seater luxurious buses.
ABC Transport travels to and fro local destinations such as Calabar, Owerri, Awka, Mbaise, Umuahia, Jos, Uyo, Port Harcourt, Okene, Kaduna, Benin, Enugu, Ibadan, Onitsha, and others. International destinations include Ghana, Togo, and the Benin Republic.
8. Efex Executive Transport Company
Efex is gradually acquiring market share in the road transport business having started operations 8 years ago. The company is getting increasingly patronized because of its stress-free and expert handling of international destinations such as Ghana, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire and the Benin Republic.
Efex international routes include Ghana, Togo, Cote d'Ivoire, and the Benin Republic. Locally, Efex travels to and fro Benin, Asaba, and Lagos.
9. Cross Country Limited
Cross Country Limited was incorporated in 2001 to convey good and passengers from from one state to another within Nigeria and also international destinations.
The company operates about 132 buses across their nationwide terminals.
Cross Country Routes
Popular destinations include travels to and fro Lagos, Abuja, Borno, Bauchi, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Delta, Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa, Oyo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, Accra (Ghana) and Cotonou (Benin).
10. Bonny Way Motors Nig. Ltd
Bonny Way Motors Nig. Ltd is one more of the well known road transport companies in Nigeria. It operates 52-seater luxurious buses across Nigeria and international destinations. They also specialize in haulage, courier services and supply of auto parts. The main office is located in Otto, Lagos.
The very last name in the list is Bonny Way Motors
Bonny Way Motors Routes
Bonny Way Motors ply routes like Lagos, Abuja, Aba, Jos, Kaduna, Bauchi, Gombe, Onitsha, Kano, Umuahia, Port Harcourt, and Yola.
These are our 10 top-rated transport companies in Nigeria, chosen according to a number of factors such as length of service, safety record, customer reviews, and satisfaction.
These businesses are all well known, properly registered and therefore accountable. Next time you intend to travel, you can rest assured of a smooth and hitch-free trip on any of these buses listed above.
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