If you are looking to travel from Lagos to Ibadan by train or from Abuja to Zaria or Kano by Train, here is a breakdown of the Train Fare, Requirements, and all you need to know before embarking on the journey.
Railway system of travelling used to be very efficient in the ’70s and ’80s but as cut short due to poor maintenance. The railway system of travelling has been brought back to life in Nigeria after the Goodluck Jonathan administration commenced the purchases of trains and repair of railway lines across the country. It was further commissioned by the Buhari led administration. Ever since everyone is eager to explore the railway system of travelling in Nigeria. We hope it will be duly maintained.
The Lagos-Ibadan rail line is a double-track standard gauge rail, the first of its kind in West Africa. It is the first part of a new 2,773km Lagos-Kano standard gauge line. The newly introduced train provides fully air-conditioned train services.
Requirements to Travel from Lagos to Ibadan by Train
- A facemask
- Means of identification card – passport, national ID, work ID, or voters’ card
- A ticket at the counter
Price of Ticket Fare for Lagos to Ibadan by Train
- Economy Class ticket – ₦3000
- Business Class ticket – ₦5000
- First Class ticket – ₦6000
Train Departure Time
Below is the timing for the train depature on weekends and weekdays for Lagos to Ibadan by Train.
- Ibadan to Lagos: 8 am
- Lagos to Ibadan: 4 pm
- Lagos to Ibadan: 8:30 am
- Ibadan to Lagos: 6 pm
Tips about Travelling from Lagos to Ibadan by Train
1. The train departs from Chief Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya, Ibadan at 8:00 am and arrives at Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos State at 10:41 am.
2. Also, the train departs Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos State at 4:00 pm and arrives at Chief Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya, Ibadan at 6:41 pm.
3. The train has only one coach for the First Class, there are two coaches available for the Business Class.
4. The new service is operating on a limited schedule with just two trains a day but will expand to 16 daily departures once construction on stations is complete.
5. Currently, there are two stations in operation; the Mobolaji Johnson Station, Ebute Metta, Lagos State, and the Chief Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya, Ibadan.
6.There is also 5 minutes stopover at Prof. Wole Soyinka Station, Laderin, Abeokuta. Travelers going to Abeokuta will alight and while those going to Ibadan/Lagos will also join the train.
7. In Lagos, the place to board the train is the train station at Alagomeji bus stop, Yaba. It is an old building.
Direction: Go on the road from Ojuelegba through Tejuosho to burst out at Yaba. Once you get to the end of tejuosho road, turn right and just keep going down like you are going to the end of the road. Keep looking at your right where you have the BRT lane, you would see Alagomeji bus stop. Right next to the bus stop is the entrance to the train station.
8. The train station in Ibadan is at Moniya. It is a 10 minutes drive from Ọjọọ main park in ibadan, and about 20mins to Iwo road park (if there is no traffic).
9. It is also important to arrive at the train station at least 30 minutes before departure time. This is to allow you have time to purchase tickets and register.