Nigeria by Train

Trains - Tickets - Routes

A Travel Guide For Train Travel In Nigeria.

Here you will find information for Nigeria about trains, routes, tours, connections, where to buy train tickets, and more.


Useful Information

Population: 201 million

Currency: Naira

Language: English, Hausa

Capital: Abuja

Country Code: +234

Time Zone: West Africa Time

Train Companies

The rail network in Nigeria is operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

Train Tickets

You can buy train tickets for Nigeria at the train station or online on the official homepage of Nigerian Railway Corporation.

Rail Passes

There are no rail passes availiable for Nigeria.


Classes offered:


  • 1st Class
  • Business Class
  • Economy Class


Frequently Travelled Routes In Nigeria


From > To
Duration (h)
Changes Transport
Abuja-Idu to Kaduna-Rigasa 2:15 Direct Train
Kaduna-Rijana to Abuja Kubwa 1:31 Direct Train
Lagos to Ibadan 2:30 Direct Train



Main Train Stations

  • Abuja (Idu, Kubwa)
  • Kaduna (Rigasa, Rijana, Jere)
  • Lagos
  • Ibadan
  • Warri
  • Itakpe

Good to know

Best Time To Travel To Nigeria


We recommend traveling to Nigeria in the dry season anytime from November to January. If visiting from February to May it is dusty from the harmattan winds and quite warm! The north is generally hot and arid due to its proximity to the Sahel, and the south is cooler but humid. There is plenty to do in Nigeria such as visit the Yoruba shrines, the famous Zuma Rock, Jos Plateau, the Enemabia warm spring, and the capital, Abuja, which has plenty of lively things to do and see. Who knows you may be there during a festival or two? Notable ones include the Durbar and the Tuk-Ham festival.


  • Rainy Season: April to September
  • Dry Season: October to March

Accommodation In Nigeria


The best place to find cheap hotels for is to book by www.booking.com. There you will find a large selection of cheap hotels, hostels, and apartments. > BOOK HERE



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