Hey Guys, I was in Kogi State a fortnight ago. If you’re on my Instagram, you already know this. I traveled from Lagos to Kogi by road. Prior to my travel, I had a bit of difficulty getting information, hence, I am putting this post out there to help you guys and some random stranger who might want to find their way from Lagos to Kogi by Road. Nice Right? 🙂
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From Lagos, there are two ways of getting to Kogi State.
Lagos to Kogi Flight
There is no Airport in Kogi State but here are a few options you can explore. Fly into Abuja , then go by road to kogi or Fly into Akure and go by road to Kogi. I did not take these options and I do not recommend them either. Since Lagos to Kogi by road is inevitable, I don’t see the point of flying. For those who are still interested in this, Road Trip from Akure to Kogi will take about 3 hours same as Road trip from Abuja to Kogi. You can book cheap flights here.
Lagos to Kogi By Road
If traveling from lagos to kogi by road there are two options depending on which part of Lagos you are and which is more convenient for you.
Jibowu Bus terminal
A lot of buses operate at this terminal, hence there are options but there are hardly any known transportation companies headed only to Kogi State. They are mostly headed to Abuja and you will have to alight on the route to Abuja in Okene, Lokoja or wherever you are going to. I checked with two companies, Chisco will set you back 8,000naira while Peace Mass Transit costs 7,000. There are other companies, some guy took me to a smaller company which had 5,500naira fare to Kogi but this was by night and I really couldn’t do that.
Mangoro Bus Park
The other option which I took and recommend is to go to the Confluence Bus motor park. It is a carrier owned by the current Kogi State Governor located at Mangoro bus stop at Agege. If going my public transport, make your way to Oshodi under bridge, take a bus going to Agege tell the bus driver you get off at Mangoro.
Confluence Bus goes directly to Lokoja and if you are headed to Okene or any other part of Kogi State, discuss this with the driver. He will definitely make a stop for you.
It cost 3,600naira for a one way trip, the buses are pretty decent, no air conditioning but it was value for money. The journey took 7 hours. We left Lagos park at 8am and I got to Okenne at about 3pm. Those headed to Lokoja would however have had 2hours extra of driving time. This included our Food stop and bathroom break at the Anambra Woman Restaurant.
I did not eat at the local restaurant hence, I can say nothing about it but I heard no complains from other passengers, I guess it was probably okay. I try as much as possible to limit food intake on road trips. I hate when passengers call for unnecessary stops and would definitely hate to be the one who does. I used the local bathroom 😳 and it costs 20naira.
If you are headed to Okene like I was, the driver will most likely drop you at the Total filling Station which is at the Town center, from here you can get a Cab (Uncoloured Taxi) or a bike to get you to your final destination.
The bus then continues with other passengers to Lokoja. At, Lokoja, there are pale yellow Taxis which you can hail and which will also convey you to your destination. Motor bikes however, give personalized service and are the fastest means to move around. They would usually drop you in front of where you are headed.
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Thanks a lot for this!!
Woooooow, its lovely and the info is superb.
Thanks to confluence transport safe trip in all your journeys in Jesus name Amen
Yes confluence Transport was a saving grace. Amen! Thanks Jemmy.
Hi good morning, am travelling from lagos to kogi…can you call 08145476489 to give more details on when the bus will take off from lagos
Hi Tayo, I hope you were able to find your way. Safe Travels!
Thank you…I have been worried on how to leave Lagos to Kogi for days now…Love from Sophia 09061900614…Traveling tomorrow
Hi Sophia, I am glad I was able to assist you. Safe Journey dear
This was very informative and actually left no detail out. Great job. You just gave an answer to my question as i was surfing the net for the bus park of the kogi state transport (confluence express) in Lagos.
Hi Damilare! Thanks for letting me know I was of help. Safe Travels dear!
I’m about going to Anyingba i hope this transport line can take me there
Hi Gray! Apologies for responding late. Yes it can. Safe Journey
Hello , thanks for this information it’s was helpful please can I see night box to Lokoja today? 27:05/2022
Hi Josephine, I don’t know anything about the schedule of the buses.
Hi Gray, Apologies for just responding. It should.
Thanks so much for this information
I also need your help
I want to travel next week to kogi state poly in lokoja and I reside in Lagos Igando, but I don’t know how to get there
Hi Temitope, from Igando, you can find your way to Oshodi from which the directions in the post should help. If you need further clarification. Let me know.
Hello sir, thanks for the info it serves as a relief, but going to idah from okenne, shouldnt be difficult??
Hi Seun, It should not be, you can definitely get more information from the bus park.
Thank you so much for this.. I’m applying into an innovation lab and by God’s grace when I get in, I will be heading to Lokoja. This is so useful.
Hi Bibi, best wishes. I am glad you found this useful. Thanks for taking time to comment.
I want to travel from Lagos to Kogi State University and I’m in surulere.. How do i get bus and where to get please.
Hi Briggs, you can get a bus from surulere to ojuelegba under bridge, you will get a bus to oshodi. You can then follow the directions in this post.
My question is: 1. Is there any particular day you load or you load everyday.
2. What is your departure time?
3. What is your arrangement for the new corpers just posted to Kogi state, and will start going from tomorrow?
Please kindly reply .
Hi Albert, I laughed a liitle at your questions but I would try to help as much as I can. So, I am a blogger, I do not work with the transport company. I went on this trip and put out the information for others who might want to head there as well. However, the buses start loading early in the morning at about 6am and there is a bus every time the previous one gets full. I cannot make arrangements for corpers. I suggest you head to the park and find out from those who work there.
Thanks for this post, I stay in Ibadan, I don’t know if the bus cam pick me up in Ibadan in its way to Kogi instead of going back to Lagos to join the bus, I’ve been looking for an help line to call but ni avail…
Hi Toy, I do not work with the company and unfortunately unable to help . Instead of coming to Lagos, there might be other buses or transport companies. You just have to do a bit more research.
Thank u so much for this information, please how will I get a bus going to Kabba in Kogi state
Hi Daniel, I am unable to provide this information, I am sure the drivers at the bus park will be of help.
This is more than appreciated by me. This information is worth it at this time. Thank you so much Mr. Blogger…
Thanks Victor, however, I am a Miss.
Thanks alot, very vital
You are welcome Loveth, thanks for taking out time to drop this
Absolutely priceless information! Just found out I needed to be in Lokoja in about 4 days and I was struggling with the prospect of having to travel down to Abuja first. Apologies if this may sound presumptuous but what suggestions would you have for a traveler who does not like to compromise his comfort (Air conditioning and leg room) or is this Mangoro option simply the best? Also, I’d very much prefer a transport company that would drop me off at a motor park and not just “on the way”. I am a lazy millennial so for some reason, I cannot seem to find the information myself. Thanks in advance.
The buses do not have Air Conditioning but I didn’t feel the least bit uncomfortable. The roads were not dusty, so it was fine. The transport company gets to the park in Lokoja. If you have any other questions. I am here to help out.
Thanks girl, for making this information available.
Thanks for taking out time to drop a comment.
I dont how to say this but you are awesome, the way took your time to explain all of this. Thank you
Hi Ore thanks for taking out time to drop a comment, means a lot.
Hello! Does the info you gave still applies today? My nephew would be travelling to Lokoja from Lagos soon by God’s grace and we want to be sure.
Secondly, arriving at Mangoro, Agege early enough for 6 am might be a bit difficult for him, so do you know if the Confluence buses are still loading, say, at 9 am?
Hi Umu, the bus still loads at Mangoro and yes your Nephew will still be able to get a bus at 9;00am, as one bus gets filled up another starts loading. However, the earlier the better so he gets to Lokoja early.
quite helpful, hope to travel by road this month end
You’re welcome Mark! Safe Travels!
Nice. God bless you dear
Thanks for taking out time to drop this
Hi, good afternoon
Thanks so much for the information. Please do you have any idea if those buses at agege motor park also travel on Sundays to Lokoja
Hi Temitope, I’m not sure but I guess so.
Please is kogi a safe place to work. I live in Lagos,but I just got a gud job in kogi state. Wanted to know how safe is the state. 08151444380
Hi Helen, Kogi is quite safe. During my time there, I felt entirely safe. I also have friends who live and work in Kogi and I have heard no issues. I would definitely recommend. If you want, I can link you up with a couple of them.
Pls, from ikotun or iyana paja, how can i get to the park
Hi Precious, I think you should find your way to Oshodi and take it from there
Pls, i’m Mine by name, I live in ikate lekki phase 1 how can I get to lokoja motors park and how much will it cost me to lokoja?
You can just follow the instructions in the blogpost, first find your way to Oshodi, then you’d be fine from there
I am leaving Lagos tomorrow morning to Lokoja am currently at mile 2 how do I get a bus pls and directions
I have no idea from Mile 2. Only from Oshodi. If you find another route. Please let us know
Thanks!the information is helpful.does this bus go on night journey?
Hi Hassan, I am not sure. You will have to head there to find out.
Hi…I have really found this helpful and I must say thanks.i still have a few questions…for someone going to ijebuode from lokoja,I believe it’s the bus to Lagos he/she would follow but where would the person drop off..
And from ijebuode to lokoja,any idea how the movement can be done with ease…..thanks
I think it’s best to ask the driver when you get to the park. I don’t want to give wrong information
well done, I still have have question,how much is the transport to get to anyigba
Hi Naomi, thanks however I have no idea how much it is
Where is the nysc camp located at kogi or lokoja?
I have no Idea
Please my sister is travelling to lokoja tomorrow and we are going from Sango to Mangoro. Most times you get there you meet other transporters. Where exactly do you park for loading? Is it at the total fuel station or the catholic church so I can drive straight to the point?
Hi Grace, i wish I could help but dont exactly have the answer to your questions. Hope you were able to get this sorted
Pls hw much is the transport fair from lokoja to Lagos
Hi Blessing, It has been almost 3years since I travelled from Lokoja to Lagos so I don’t have updated information. Kindly let me know of updated prices so others can find the information useful
I preparing to travel by february and were can i get easy road transport from?i stay at Abule Egba lagos,,and how much can the transport cost me from lagos to lokoja by IDI Mangoro transport fare.
Hi Elly, it has been a long time, prices will have changed. Safe travels