How Much Is Transportation From Abuja To Umuahia by Road? Travelling Price & Guides

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Are you travelling from Abuja to Umuahia this December and can’t afford a plane ticket? Not to worry, reliable bus companies can substitute for the journey. Of course, a road journey of roughly 10 hours cannot measure up to a 1 hour and a few minutes flight travel. However, when you can’t afford the expensive plane tickets of AirPeace and co, the resolve is to travel by road.

This article includes reliable bus companies to travel from Abuja to Umuahia, their prices and helpful travel guides while choosing a bus.

Bus Companies & Their Transport Fare From Abuja To Umuahia

Bus CompanyAbuja To Umuahia Price List
God Is Good ₦‎22,500
Peace Mass Transit₦‎10,170
GUO Transport ₦‎18,050
Young Shall Grow Transport ₦‎12,000 – ₦‎15,000
Ifesinachi Transport Ltd.₦‎13,000 – ₦‎16,000
ABC Transport₦‎12,950 – ₦‎15,000

Cost Of Transport From Abuja To Umuahia

Currently, the transportation cost from Abuja to Umuahia is between ₦‎11,000 and ₦‎15,000.  However, the price increases depending on the company you are using and the location in Abuja you are travelling from.

Travel Routes Description

By road, it takes about 9 hours and 39 minutes to travel from Abuja to Umuahia following the Benin-Sagamu expressway. However, the hours can extend depending on the route, traffic and several other stops along the road.

Travelling FromFCT, Abuja 
Departure TerminalUtako, Abuja
Arrival TerminalMission Hill Umuahia
Geo-Location of Origin
Geo-Location of Destination
State FromFCT 
State ToAbia State
City FromAbuja
City ToUmuahia
AC Bus Transport Fare₦‎15,000
Normal Bus Fare₦‎11,000
AC Bus Fuel Quantity135
Normal Bus Fuel Quantity120
Estimated Distance560.6 km
Estimated Duration579 minutes

Helpful Guide On How To Choose The Right Bus While Traveling To Umuahia From Abuja

Travelling to Umuahia from Abuja is roughly a 10 hours journey. That’s a lot of time to spend on the road. You’ll be spending an entire daytime on the road travelling. Long distance journey like this is capable of making anyone cranky. However, follow guides when choosing your travelling bus to make the journey bearable.

  1. Note The Transport Company

Various transport companies go to Umuahia from Abuja. But, their methods and protocols are not the same. Some of these bus companies are poorly managed as such, it equally affects the level of service they deliver to their passengers. 

To avoid whining over poor bus quality and maintenance, consider the company you choose to travel with. Also, note that you’ll have to bear the consequences of travelling with a bus company that offers poor services. So, choose wisely.

  1. Be Aware Of The Driver

Sometimes it’s not just the bus company, it’s also the bus driver. Some drivers are problematic, and travelling with a driver like that is risky. There are occasions when a driver stinks of alcohol while entering to drive a bus through a long journey. Once you notice things like this, avoid travelling with such a driver. 

  1. Use A Convenient Bus

Other times, it’s not the driver or the company but the comfortability of the bus they’ve brought out for the journey. Some bus companies like disposing of their poor quality or poor comfort buses before getting to the comfortable ones as though they’re specially meant for a specific type of people. 

10 hours en route to Umuahia is a long time to be spent in cramped buses, bending your heads and lacking air within the bus. Complain about cramped buses with insufficient leg and headroom and when the company is not doing anything about it, alight and move to a different company. Managing it only leads to 10 hours of resentment travelling. That’s not even to mention that the journey could be longer due to traffic or other circumstances.

  1. The Traveling Route

Nigeria is insecure enough to be travelling across death routes. There are some routes in the country that every road user already knows is a dangerous path. Ensure the bus company you are following and the driver driving are aware of this and will avoid them.

  1. Know Your Budget

Budget is an essential factor when choosing a bus company to travel with. It’s not lost on anyone that transportation is becoming expensive lately following the cost of fuel and inflation, of course. So, consider your budget first before booking a bus ticket. However, do not sacrifice safety and comfort for a budget.

  1. The Proximity To Destination

In Umuahia, there are different bus terminals for different companies. So, depending on the company you’re following, their last drop-off will be their terminal. Ensure you follow a company whose terminal brings you closer to your destination. It’s not wise to use a transport company and still pay another exorbitant fee to reach your destination.

  1. Travelling Time

Another thing you should consider when choosing a bus for road travel is the travelling time. For Abuja to Umuahia road travel that requires staying on the road for roughly 10 hours, most transport companies prefer to start their journey very early or late at night.

Before choosing a bus, determine the travelling time and know if it aligns with you. If you are wary of night travel, avoid it and look for bus companies that leave in the morning but earlier. 


Travelling on the road in public transportation for over 10 hours can be exhausting. But, what makes it bearable is the type of bus company and the bus you choose.

If you can’t afford expensive plane tickets, the most you can demand is a bus that meets all these requirements.

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