With the current security situation in Nigeria, everybody is interested in how to navigate to other parts of the country safely, without losing life and property, and for today, we’re giving attention to Nigerians that would love to travel from Benin to Lagos by road.
It is expected that after reading through this page, you’re going to find the safest and cheapest means of traveling from Benin to Lagos by road. And we’re recommending the fastest routes too.
As you may already know, Benin is an ancient city located in the south southern part of Nigeria. It was formerly joined with Delta state Making up the then Bendel state of the South before it finally got separated on August 27, 1991.
How can one travel safely from Benin to Lagos by road?
You’d expect I’ll ask you to buy a flight ticket from Benin to Lagos right? Well, I’m not! I’m not recommending s flight ticket because I know deep in my heart that my dear country is still the safest and most peaceful in the world.
So to navigate from Benin to Lagos by road, you’ll need to first know where you’re going.
It is important to know your destination in Lagos as this helps you board a direct bus or at least one having a terminal close to your destination in Lagos
Bus Terminals in Lagos in Lagos State.
As long as your destination remains Lagos, it is important to know the various terminals available. This is usually possible if you ask those you’re visiting about the closest transport line to their location and the name of the terminal.
Let’s assume you’ve been told the closest transport company is God is Good Motors (GIG M), then the next is knowing which Terminals God is Good has in Lagos state after which you’d quietly walk in and purchase a travel Ticket
God is Good Bus Terminals in Lagos
In this section, we’ll highlight the available God is Good Bus Terminals in Lagos State.
Benin to Cele park: This means your Journey starts from Any God is Good Motors Terminal in Benin City to their terminal in Cele
Benin to Yaba Park: This means your Journey starts from Any God is Good Motors Terminal in Benin City to their terminal in Yaba
Benin to Festac (Mazamaza): This means your Journey starts from Any God is Good Motors Terminal in Benin City to their terminal at Festac
Benin to Ikotun: This means your Journey starts from Any God is Good Motors Terminal in Benin City to their terminal at Ikotun
Benin to Volks: This means your Journey starts from Any God is Good Motors Terminal in Benin City to their terminal at Volks
Benin to Jibowu: This means your Journey starts from Any God is Good Motors Terminal in Benin City to their terminal at Jibowu
Benin to Iyana – Ipaja: This means your Journey starts from Any God is Good Motors Terminal in Benin City to their terminal at Iyana – Ipaja
Benin to Ajah (Lekki Axis): This means your Journey starts from Any God is Good Motors Terminal in Benin City to their terminal at Ajah
Now that we’ve known the various God is Good Motors bus terminals spread across Lagos state, the rest depends on you and your host to tell you which of the terminals is closest to their location.
Now you’ll enjoy the fastest Journey from Benin to Lagos if the road is free from traffic congestion.
Truth is, there are some known congestion points along Lagos road but these depend on the season and period of the year.
So make your journey fast, you’re required to board a bus early enough to be ahead of time and get to your destination before the free road gets filled with Lagos traffic.
Remember that other interstate transportation companies journey from Benin to Lagos daily. We have the likes of Goddy Edosa Motors, Akwa Ibom Transport Company, Edegbe Line, Greener line, Osariemen Motors, etc.
How much from Benin to Lagos by road?
As mentioned above, several transportation companies can take you from Benin to Lagos but your choice might also be determined by the cost and other factors that might apply to you.
However, you’re required to compare prices, quality of service, safety factors (how trained are the drivers), closeness to your destination, etc.
Do I get refreshments while traveling from Benin to Lagos?
Yes, you do, but that’s when the driver stops for a 15 minutes break at Ore. Ore is a very popular spot for Lagos travelers. It is at this spot that many travelers take a break, ease themselves and sometimes buy one or 2 snacks to feed their bellies.
The other thing is, you’re entirely responsible for whatever costs you incur at this point as the transportation company Only charged what’s enough to convey you from Benin to Lagos.
God is Good motors’ refreshments are reserved for VIP passengers only. These are passengers who paid extra money to enjoy special packages while journeying from Benin to Lagos.
Is the Road from Benin to Lagos Safe?
Yes. It is one of the safest routes from the east, and south to the Western part of the country. The only thing is, that you must be careful not to over speak or annoy your fellow travelers, especially those in the same vehicle with you to avoid a physical or verbal clash.
What’s next to do when I arrive in Lagos?
Your journey from Benin to Lagos by road should take around 6 – 9 hours depending on your destination bus terminal, the driver, his vehicle, and the condition of the road (Congested or not) so when you get to Lagos, here are a few things you must do to get to your final destination safely;
- Take a seat at the bus terminal and call your host and let them know you’re in Lagos.
- Ask them (Staffs of the Transport Company) how best to get to them without losing your way.
- There are chances you’ll be needing a cab. Ensure the cab driver understands where you’re going perfectly. In some cases, have the driver speak to your host to ensure he is clear on where you’re going
- Discuss the cost of his service and ensure you can afford it to avoid arguments.
- Sit down and speak less while he does his job quietly.
- When the driver says he’s at the destination, place a call to your host once again and if possible, ask him or her to describe the gate to be sure you’re at the right spot.
- Since you’re sure, get down from the cab, pay the driver and yes, you’re now safely in Lagos state.
I have No one in Lagos, how do I get a Hotel for the night?
Oh! It’s quite easy, so long as you’re in Lagos state, any cab man can take you to a good hotel but ensure you tell him what your budget it so he knows where to take you. However, you can navigate the list of hotels available in Lagos state within this blog. I’m sure you’ll find one that satisfies your needs.
This is how to embark on the fastest Journey from Benin to Lagos by road .
Conclusion: How to Journey from Benin to Lagos By Road.
In this post, we’ve described the best way to travel from Benin to Lagos safely. We also highlighted the various bus terminals in Lagos state where we used God is Good Motors as a case study. We’ve also highlighted the necessary steps you must take when you arrive in Lagos to ensure you get to your final destination safely.
I hope you share this with others too as it might help a newbie somehow.
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