This article contains a comprehensive list of the top 10 best road travel companies in Nigeria currently in this 2023, they are also known as the most popular transport companies in the country today.
Road travel is the most frequently used form of travelling in the Nigeria today, even more than air, rail and water transportation and there are specialized establishments or firms which see to it that passengers are well conveyed from one location to the other conveniently. These transport companies offer services which ensure that their customers return to board their buses over and over again should they decide to travel to very far destinations by road.
The top road travel companies have developed a reputation as some of the finest in Nigeria as far as road transportation is concerned and they command a large customer base per day. We shall see which transport company makes our top 10 list as some of the most patronised and most popular in the country as we continue below.
LIST OF THE TOP 10 BEST ROAD TRANSPORT COMPANIES IN NIGERIA 2023
The following are the 10 best and most popular road travel/transportation companies in Nigeria this 2023:
GOD IS GOOD MOTORS (GIGM)
God Is Good Motors (GIGM) is currently one of the best road transportation companies in the country, this road travel company is technologically driven and more innovative than most others in Nigeria. They even offer booking services through their mobile app and this enables customers book for trips ahead of time from the comfort of their homes.
God Is Good Motors (GIGM) was established in 1998 and their head office is located in Benin City, the Edo State capital. They have really impressively built bus terminals at some of their branches with the ones at Asaba in Delta State and Jibowu in Lagos State standing out.
The company is a family run business divided into seven (7) departments which are: operations, finance, administration, customer service, fleet, engineering services as well as the executive management. They also run a logistics business.
The Associated Bus Company, most widely regarded as ABC Transport was established in 1993 by Frank Nneji. This transport company was the first in the road travel industry to become a Public Limited Company, it was also the first to popularize the use of Coaches on the West African Coast.
Over the years ABC has consistently set the pace in the road travel sector, offering first class services to their esteemed customers. The company is so organized that when boarding their luxury buses, you might mistake it for an air plane because of the way their drivers are dressed and the kind of services they render.
ABC Transport has terminals at different major cities in the country such as Lagos, Abuja, Aba, Enugu, Lokoja, Port Harcourt, Owerri, Onitsha, Umuhani, Jos, Bolade and Mbaise and they ply the West African route, conveying passengers to West African countries such as the Republic of Benin, Ghana and Togo. The headquarters of the Associated Bus Company (ABC) is in Owerri, Imo State.
CHISCO TRANSPORT LIMITED
Chisco Transport Limited is also among the oldest road transport companies in Nigeria as well as one of the best and most popular. This road travel company was founded by Chief Chidi Anyaegbu in 1978 as a micro auto parts retail company before he transformed it into one of the biggest transport companies in the country today. They have terminals in the all the States of the federation as well as the FCT.
Chisco has several luxury buses with which they convey passengers to and from different destinations and they are also into logistics services. The company also conveys passengers to the neighbouring West African States of Ghana, Togo, etc. Their headquarters is located at 104, Funsho Williams Avenue, Iponri, Costain, Lagos.
YOUNG SHALL GROW (YSG) MOTORS LIMITED
Young Shall Grow Motors is a leading road travel company that was established in 1972 by Dr. Chidi Amaechi. It is also popularly known as “The Young” by many Nigerians and the company has grown immensely from a small business in the Eastern part of the country to what it is today.
Because of the large passenger turnout at their bus terminals, the Young Shall Grow Motors have been able to expand to have over 600 luxury buses in its fleet and it plies the following routes: Maiduguri, Sokoto, Yola, Kano, Jos, Abuja, Enugu, Aba, Owerri, Port Harcourt, Onitsha, Umuahia, Calabar and Uyo, etc.
The company also offers logistics services and shuttles passengers to and from Benin Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Burkina Faso, to mention but a few. Their headquarters is located at Old Ojo Road, Maza-Maza, Lagos.
Founded in 1980 by Chief Sir (Dr.) Godwin Ubaka Okeke, GUO Transport Company Ltd. is a division of G. U. Okeke & Sons Ltd. This transport company is household name in Nigeria’s road travel industry and it is 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.
The company has become an icon in the transportation industry, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to millions of passengers annually. While I was serving as a corper in the north, I shuttled many times to and from the East with GUO and I can say for certain that they are good.
While GUO Transport Company is popular for its regularly scheduled passenger service, they also provide a number of other services for their customers such as value-priced same-day and early-next-day haulage and package delivery to numerous destinations in Nigeria.
CROSS COUNTRY TRANSPORT LIMITED
Cross Country Limited 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 at affordable prices while ensuring that customers get real value for their money.
The Company was incorporated in 2001 and its corporate head office is located at 345, Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos. In 2002, this road travel company commenced operations of intercity and intracity transportation with a fleet of 132 vehicles. Cross Country started up as a small scale Commercial Transportation company but now it has grown big and has international recognition. The company has one of the largest transportation network in Nigeria as its branches are located in all the six geopolitical zones of the country serving more than 30 destinations in Nigeria and some neighboring African Countries. The company currently has 500 vehicles in its fleet.
IFESINACHI TRANSPORT LIMITED
Ifesinachi Transport Limited was established by Ifesinachi Ogbonnaya Mamah and it is one of the oldest road transport companies in Nigeria today, operating four top corporate headquarters in Onitsha, Anambra State; Jibowu, Lagos State; Enugu, Enugu State and Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. This transport company boasts over 200 luxury buses and 500 modern Toyota Hiace buses, as well as over 3,500 employees in its workforce.
PEACE MASS TRANSIT
Peace Mass Transit is one of the most frequented and most popular transport companies in Nigeria. They are very popular for their affordable bus fares but notorious for their poor customer service and over speeding. They are nevertheless one of the best road transport companies in the country because irrespective of their flaws, many Nigerians still love and patronize the company. Their corporate headquarters is in Enugu, the Enugu State Capital and their routes spread across many major cities in the country. You can book for your travels with the company online via their official website.
BONNY WAY MOTORS NIGERIA LTD
Bonny Way is another top road transport company in the country. It is also very popular especially among those visiting the North from Lagos through their Otto/Iddo bus park at Ebute Metta. Bonny Way Motors operates their travel services using mainly luxury buses across many of the major cities in the country and some neighbouring West African countries. They are also into haulage and courier services.
BESTWAY TRANSPORT LIMITED
Bestway Transport Limited is a top rated road travel company in the country that operates through their head office in Aba, Abia State. The company has numerous luxury buses in its fleet and plies through some of the major cities in Nigeria.
Other top road travel companies in Nigeria include:
- Izuchukwu Motors Ltd
- Ekene Dili Chukwu Transport
- E. Ekesons Transport, to mention but a few.