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.
More so, 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. However, with a good transport company, road trips can be best to experience as you transit from borders to borders. The standard and quality of road transport in the country has over the years been on a steady flow and with the rise and adoption of technology, immense competition has grown among the active transport companies.
There are many of these road transport companies; however, we’ll take a look at the top 10 in terms of how they have grown in service and their adoption of technology.
Ifesinachi Transport Limited
Ifesinachi Transport Company was founded by James Ogbonnaya Mamah in 1965. He started the then small business by helping people to transport goods with a truck. Today, this same company that started like it had no future in the transport business now has over 500 Toyota Hiace Buses, 200 luxurious buses, and more than 3,500 workers. Ifesinachi Transport Company is majorly known for transporting people and goods in the Eastern states and from Lagos to Abuja.
The company’s buses are fully air-conditioned and they offer free Wi-Fi, power outlets and a seamless trip for clients. The seats in the buses are designed in special ways to ensure that there are no body contacts between passengers. Tickets are valid for 7 days so that if a passenger misses his/her bus, he/she can still join another bus for the next journey.
The transport company has made ticket bookings stress free by providing an online booking platform. Visit the company’s official website (www.ifesinachitransport.com)
to book your tickets from the comfort of your home.
Young Shall Grow Motors
The Young Shall Grow Motors was founded by Vincent Obianodo Amaechi in 1972. He founded this company after he quit his job as a bus conductor and learned a trade as a Vulcanizer, equipping him with the business of transportation.
With over 500 serviceable vehicles in its fleet, Young Shall Grow Motors limited transverses all sections of Nigeria and other West African countries. The head office of Young Shall Grow Transport Limited is located at Old Ojo Road, Maza-Maza, Lagos, Nigeria. The company journeys through numerous routes with bus parks and terminals located in the three regions of the country. Its routes include Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja, Kano, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Jos, Yola, Onitsha, Nnewi, Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Umuaiha, Port-Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar.
To book an online trip with The Young Shall Grow Motors, all you need to do is visit the booking official website (www.ysgtransport.ng), and there you are able to select your pick-off station and your destination. Once you do this, it shows you a price list, and if satisfied with the price list, you enter your card details for processing.
Efex Transport Company is one of the Top 10 best road transport companies in Nigeria and in West Africa with a mission to provide gratifying trips to travellers. Headed by Engr. Isaac I. Uhunmwagho, Efex Transport Company employs qualified and customer-friendly drivers and staff to create pleasurable and unforgettable experiences to travellers.
The company had a very humble beginning in which they had just one taxi, but today, there is a fleet of autos you can pick from. They have a wide range of vehicles which include; 15 seater Hummer buses, and 30-seater civilian buses. The growth is indeed a tremendous one.
Booking Efex tickets is now easier than ever! You can do it on your mobile phone anywhere and anytime you want. With Efex Transport, your booking is not limited to Nigeria alone, Efex also makes transport services to other African countries e.g Ghana, Cotonou.
The company is licensed to operate across the different countries of West Africa; Nigeria, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Benin Republic.
GUO Transport Company Ltd
Founded in 1980, GUO Transport Company Ltd. is a division of G. U. Okeke & Sons Ltd. A household name in the transportation industry and one of the largest providers of intercity and interstate transportation, serving more than 200 destinations across Nigeria and West Africa with a modern, environmentally friendly fleet.
With a large fleet of vehicles, an emergency plan and a high level of customer service,
the company has become an icon in the transportation industry, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to millions of passengers annually.
While GUO transport Co. is well known for its regularly scheduled passenger service, the company also provides a number of other services for its customers such as value-priced same-day and early-next-day haulage and package delivery to numerous destinations in Nigeria.
Organising a trip with GUO Transport Company Limited can be done very easily. This could either be by booking a ticket online or by buying a ticket over the counter at any of the GUO Transport Company Bus Terminals located nationwide and in some West African Countries.
You could also download the GUO mobile app on Google Play Store or App Store and book your trips from there.
E.Ekesons Transport is known to offer bus transportation services in line with the internationally accepted standard of transport operations which makes it one of the leading transport systems in Nigeria. Their services are designed to meet the needs of travelers who would prefer to travel by air.E.Ekesons Transport started as a small transport company in the 1980s but now boasts of having an ample fleet of buses fully air-conditioned, together with 1000 talented drivers who have toured over 148 cities. It is owned by Chief Eugene Eke Nzom Ojukwu. The company has commenced operation fully in some African countries. However, its headquarters is in Jibowu-Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
The company recently took a step into the future of road transportation in Nigeria by introducing First Class sections in its buses. The first class cabins are meant to introduce comfort and style to the travel experience of clients.
The easiest way to book tickets with E. Ekesons Transport is via the company’s website. One good thing about E. Ekesons Transport is that the company’s transport charges are one of the cheapest when it comes to road transport in Nigeria.
Peace Mass Transit
Peace Mass Transit (PMT) is one of the best transportation companies that can make your journey enjoyable. They provide transportation services for intercity/interstate travelers in Nigeria, particularly, any traveling destination that involves the Eastern part of Nigeria.
PMT is a Trusted Name in Transportation for 20 Years and counting. It’s one of the subsidiaries of the Peace group which was established on the 3rd of June, 1996 by Chief Sam Maduka Onyishi.
PMT owner, chief Sam Maduka Onyishi is an entrepreneur, business magnate, and philanthropist. He started the transportation company with 2 buses and it has grown to over 2000 buses including Foton and Toyota Hummer. With over 30,000 travelers and 2,500 staff, it plies many parts in Nigeria including Lagos State, Abakaliki, Nsukka, Akure, Abuja, and so many others.
Peace Mass Transit Ltd offers you the unique service to hire a bus that will take you to anywhere in Nigeria, following your desired journey plan, schedule and duration at a very affordable price.
Peace Mass Transit also provides haulage services for businesses and individuals looking to transport large goods and services or materials within and around Nigerian cities.
Established in 1981 by Chief Dr. Chidi Anyaegbu (MFR), Chisco has evolved from a micro auto parts retailer into a leading transporter and brand diversified to deliver excellence in end-to-end transportation/integrated logistics. Its head office is situated at 104 Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Costain, Lagos.
With over 500 fleet capacity, warehousing, transportation, distribution networks and operational efficiency of over 35 years, they are visible across Nigeria and the West Coast of Africa, and boast of an unrivalled understanding of our environmental conditions and priorities to deliver tailor made and industry best solutions.
ABC Transport Plc commenced operation in road passenger transportation on February 13, 1993 as an off-shoot of Rapido Ventures with a view to running a modern road transportation system in Nigeria. In March 2003, Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) acquired 30% shares of ABC Transport. With the acquisition, Capital Alliance (Nigeria) became stakeholders in ABC TRANSPORT, a partnership that re-positioned the company for greater performance.
ABC Transport operates luxury bus services according to accepted international standards of road transportation. Its services are specially designed for distinguished travellers who would otherwise use air service. The operations within and outside Nigeria are carried out in ultra modern terminals, with comfortable lounges in various cities like Lagos (Jibowu & Amuwo-Odofin), Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Jos, Mbaise, Bolade, and Accra (Ghana).
For the company’s remarkable achievement in transportation, ABC Transport was adjudged the Best Transporter in Nigeria by the Chartered Institute of Transport, Nigeria (2015) and has since then consistently won the National Bus Operator of the Year Award along with other accolades by renowned bodies.
Cross Country Transport Limited
Cross Country Limited is a transportation company that is located in Yaba, Lagos.It is a First Class Transportation and Logistics Company operating in Nigeria and the ECOWAS sub region. It is a one stop logistics shop company that runs comprehensive land Transportation, Haulage and Courier Services for Corporate Organizations and individuals at highly competitive prices. It also provides quality and prompt bus rental services across the country.
Cross Country Limited was incorporated on May 2, 2001, but commenced operations of intercity and intracity transportations in December 2002 with a fleet of 132 vehicles. Starting as a small scale Commercial Transportation company, it has grown into an international recognition.
The company has the largest transportation network in Nigeria as its branches are located in all the six Geo-political zones of the country serving more than 30 destinations in Nigeria and some neighboring African Countries. The company currently has a fleet of 500 vehicles with an average age of 8 years and they are of high capacity for efficient and effective services.
Cross Country is a member of Association of Luxury Bus Owners of Nigeria (ALBON) and Association of Nigerian courier operators (ANCO).
For the company’s remarkable achievement in transportation and logistics,it was adjudged the Best Transporter in Nigeria by the Chartered Institute of Transport, Nigeria and has since then consistently won the National Bus Operator of the year award along with other accolades by renowned bodies. Most recent of such is Nigeria’s Best Travel Portal at the Voyage Awards 2018.
GIGM.com is a member of the GIG Group and is the most technologically driven road transport company in Nigeria. With their ever growing fleet, excellent service experience and our extensive route network, GIGM.com has become a household name known for providing cutting edge passenger transport solutions.
Headquartered in Benin-City Edo state, GIGM.com has earned the reputation of service excellence since incorporation in 1998. Over the years, the company has morphed from a traditional transport company to a tech-driven and customer-centric brand.
A landmark for GIGM.com was the change of name from ‘God is Good Motors’ to GIGM.com, which led to the commissioning of their Ultra-Modern Bus terminal at Jibowu, Lagos state. This terminal is arguably the best bus terminal in West Africa.
GIGM.com operates in over 10 states in Nigeria cutting across five of the six geo political zones of the country. Their core focus is providing amazing travel experiences for commuters end to end.
GIGM.com is also renowned for receiving various accolades and awards which include Transport Company of the Year 2012 by Niger Delta Award, Best Customer Service company in the transportation sector, 2015 at the Nigeria Customer Service Awards, Most Innovative Transport Company in Nigeria by African Center for Supply Chain Road (2016), Transport Company of the year by Transport Day Newspaper (2016), etc.
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