Travelling from Lagos to Kano by Bus i.e. road transport can be very stressful due to the long distance between the two states. The distance from Lagos to Kano by road is 980km and it is 16 hours 11minutes journey. The price ranges from ₦18,000 – ₦25,000 depending on the transport company in Lagos.
Travelling from Lagos to Kano by flight is a quicker and better option as the journey takes about 1 hour 45mins to 2hours.
The various transport companies that make this journey are Delta Express, Landstar express, Cross Country, Young Shall Grow Motors, e.t.c.
Price of Lagos to Kano by Bus
The general transport fare from Lagos to Kano by bus is between ₦18,000 – ₦25,000. Different bus stations may charge differently.
- Cross Country – ₦18,000
- Delta Express – ₦20,000
- Landstar Express – ₦21,500
Driving from Kano to Lagos by Road
The distance from Kano to Lagos is 980km. So, driving from Kano to Lagos will take you about 16hours
Hotels to Stay in Kano
- Royal Tropicana Hotel
- Haitel Guest Inn
- Al Jazeera Hotel
- La sultana Hotel
- Milton Park Hotel
- Durbar Hotel
- Bristol Palace e.t.c.
Places to Visit in Kano State
1. Gidan Dan Hausa – Kano State History Museum
This is an excellent example of Hausa traditional mud-walled architecture which was built in 1905 as the former and restored home of Hans Vischer, a Swiss-born teacher who contributed much to Nigeria’s education system during colonial times.
He was appointed Director of Education for Northern Nigeria by the colonial authorities and by 1914 had established over 1,000 primary schools in the north including one in the grounds of the house. He was known as “Dan Hausa” “son of Hausa” because he spoke the language so well. Today the house is an interesting museum with rooms dedicated to arts and crafts, Durbar costumes and gowns previously worn by Emirs.
2. Gidan Rumfa- Kano Emir’s Palace
Also known as “a settlement within a settlement”, the palace was created by Abdullahi Bayero, the father of the late Alhaji Ado Bayero (Emir of Kano). This present-day Emir’s palace provides an insight into the typical Hausa architectural design that has been existence for well over five hundred years.
3. Kano Badala- Ancient Kano City Walls
The Ancient Kano City Walls were ancient defensive walls built to protect the inhabitants of the ancient city of Kano. The wall was built between 1095 through 1134 and completed in the middle of the 14th century. The Ancient Kano City Walls were described as “‘the most impressive monument in West Africa”. According to historians, the then General-Governor of the Colony and Protectorate of Nigeria, Fredrick Lugard, wrote in a 1903 report about the Kano Walls that he had “never seen anything like it in Africa” after capturing the ancient city of Kano along with British forces
4. Kofar Mata Marina – Ancient Dye Pit
The Kano indigo-vegetable dyeing pits ae one of the most fascinating aspects of the old city. Various designs are folded into the material before dyeing and the fabric is often beaten to achieve the shiny, indecent appearance. The techniques employed to obtain this look are unmatched around the world. And, although the methods they use are ancient, these lush works of art on fabric always remain extremely popular and continue to be in great demand.