Traveling From Lagos to Kogi by Road

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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Lagos to Kogi by road

From Lagos, there are two ways of getting to Kogi State.

  1. 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.

  2.  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.

    1. 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.

    2. 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.

Lagos to Kogi Bus

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.

Lagos to Kogi how many hours

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.

Flight from Lagos to Kogi

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.

Lagos to Kogi State

If you found this post useful, I would really love that you take out few minutes to nominate me in Category 13 Best Travel Blog ( and Category 14 Young tourism personality of the year (Anu Eunice) for the Nigerian Tourism Awards. Voting closes on 15TH August 2019 and it would really mean a lot and definitely motivate me to continue doing this.

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  • Reply Diusor Odiakosa May 6, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks a lot for this!!

    • AE
      Reply AE May 7, 2018 at 11:07 am

      Anytime Girl!

  • Reply Jemmy May 19, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Woooooow, its lovely and the info is superb.
    Thanks to confluence transport safe trip in all your journeys in Jesus name Amen

    • AE
      Reply AE May 20, 2018 at 3:33 pm

      Yes confluence Transport was a saving grace. Amen! Thanks Jemmy.

      • Reply Mrs tayo August 16, 2022 at 6:27 am

        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

        • AE
          Reply AE December 12, 2022 at 10:03 am

          Hi Tayo, I hope you were able to find your way. Safe Travels!

  • Reply Sophia June 3, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Thank you…I have been worried on how to leave Lagos to Kogi for days now…Love from Sophia 09061900614…Traveling tomorrow

    • AE
      Reply AE June 13, 2018 at 6:55 am

      Hi Sophia, I am glad I was able to assist you. Safe Journey dear

  • Reply Damilare kuku June 24, 2018 at 4:30 am

    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.

    • AE
      Reply AE June 25, 2018 at 7:41 am

      Hi Damilare! Thanks for letting me know I was of help. Safe Travels dear!

  • Reply Gray August 18, 2018 at 2:19 am

    I’m about going to Anyingba i hope this transport line can take me there

    • AE
      Reply AE September 1, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Hi Gray! Apologies for responding late. Yes it can. Safe Journey

      • Reply Josephine May 27, 2022 at 2:03 pm

        Hello , thanks for this information it’s was helpful please can I see night box to Lokoja today? 27:05/2022

        • AE
          Reply AE June 1, 2022 at 3:03 am

          Hi Josephine, I don’t know anything about the schedule of the buses.

    • AE
      Reply AE September 1, 2018 at 3:13 pm

      Hi Gray, Apologies for just responding. It should.

  • Reply Temitope August 29, 2018 at 7:21 am

    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

    • AE
      Reply AE September 1, 2018 at 3:11 pm

      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.

  • Reply oluwaseun September 16, 2018 at 3:24 pm

    Hello sir, thanks for the info it serves as a relief, but going to idah from okenne, shouldnt be difficult??

    • AE
      Reply AE September 21, 2018 at 9:31 am

      Hi Seun, It should not be, you can definitely get more information from the bus park.

  • Reply Bibi September 19, 2018 at 11:40 pm

    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.

    • AE
      Reply AE September 21, 2018 at 9:40 am

      Hi Bibi, best wishes. I am glad you found this useful. Thanks for taking time to comment.

  • Reply Ogbeni briggs September 20, 2018 at 7:19 am

    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.

    • AE
      Reply AE September 21, 2018 at 9:42 am

      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.

  • Reply Albert October 21, 2018 at 8:08 pm

    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 .

    • AE
      Reply AE October 27, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      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.

  • Reply Toy October 25, 2018 at 11:23 pm

    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…

    • AE
      Reply AE October 27, 2018 at 5:03 pm

      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.

  • Reply Daniel November 5, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Thank u so much for this information, please how will I get a bus going to Kabba in Kogi state

    • AE
      Reply AE November 20, 2018 at 11:51 am

      Hi Daniel, I am unable to provide this information, I am sure the drivers at the bus park will be of help.

  • Reply Victor November 25, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    This is more than appreciated by me. This information is worth it at this time. Thank you so much Mr. Blogger…

    • AE
      Reply AE November 26, 2018 at 12:14 pm

      Thanks Victor, however, I am a Miss.

  • Reply Loveth January 8, 2019 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks alot, very vital

    • AE
      Reply AE January 8, 2019 at 7:21 pm

      You are welcome Loveth, thanks for taking out time to drop this

  • Reply Deji January 24, 2019 at 5:11 am

    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.

    • AE
      Reply AE January 24, 2019 at 9:42 am

      Hi Deji

      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.

  • Reply Kevwe January 24, 2019 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks girl, for making this information available.

    • AE
      Reply AE January 24, 2019 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks for taking out time to drop a comment.

  • Reply Oreoluwa April 21, 2019 at 1:59 pm

    I dont how to say this but you are awesome, the way took your time to explain all of this. Thank you

    • AE
      Reply AE April 23, 2019 at 7:47 am

      Hi Ore thanks for taking out time to drop a comment, means a lot.

  • Reply Umu Lungi April 29, 2019 at 10:18 pm

    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?
    Stay blessed.

    • AE
      Reply AE May 1, 2019 at 2:30 pm

      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.

  • Reply mark July 6, 2019 at 2:53 pm

    quite helpful, hope to travel by road this month end

    • AE
      Reply AE July 6, 2019 at 5:46 pm

      You’re welcome Mark! Safe Travels!

  • Reply Chike Ezeh July 7, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    Nice. God bless you dear

    • AE
      Reply AE July 7, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      Thanks for taking out time to drop this

  • Reply Temitope July 21, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    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

    • AE
      Reply AE July 21, 2019 at 5:29 pm

      Hi Temitope, I’m not sure but I guess so.

  • Reply Helen effiong August 8, 2019 at 12:48 am

    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

    • AE
      Reply AE August 8, 2019 at 8:52 am

      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.

  • Reply Precious August 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    Pls, from ikotun or iyana paja, how can i get to the park

    • AE
      Reply AE August 22, 2019 at 12:08 am

      Hi Precious, I think you should find your way to Oshodi and take it from there

  • Reply Mine September 8, 2019 at 1:56 pm

    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?

    • AE
      Reply AE September 23, 2019 at 7:09 pm

      You can just follow the instructions in the blogpost, first find your way to Oshodi, then you’d be fine from there

  • Reply Japhet Erasmus September 14, 2019 at 3:00 pm

    I am leaving Lagos tomorrow morning to Lokoja am currently at mile 2 how do I get a bus pls and directions

    • AE
      Reply AE September 23, 2019 at 7:12 pm

      I have no idea from Mile 2. Only from Oshodi. If you find another route. Please let us know

  • Reply Hassan October 1, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Thanks!the information is helpful.does this bus go on night journey?

    • AE
      Reply AE October 1, 2019 at 4:20 pm

      Hi Hassan, I am not sure. You will have to head there to find out.

  • Reply Abayomi November 14, 2019 at 10:23 pm

    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

    • AE
      Reply AE November 16, 2019 at 1:32 am

      I think it’s best to ask the driver when you get to the park. I don’t want to give wrong information

  • Reply Naomi December 1, 2019 at 1:08 am

    well done, I still have have question,how much is the transport to get to anyigba

    • AE
      Reply AE December 2, 2019 at 6:06 am

      Hi Naomi, thanks however I have no idea how much it is

  • Reply Moti March 8, 2020 at 1:47 pm

    Where is the nysc camp located at kogi or lokoja?

    • AE
      Reply AE March 10, 2020 at 1:39 am

      I have no Idea

      • Reply Dom Grace January 8, 2021 at 4:04 pm

        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?

        • AE
          Reply AE January 19, 2021 at 6:51 pm

          Hi Grace, i wish I could help but dont exactly have the answer to your questions. Hope you were able to get this sorted

  • Reply Zakari Blessing December 10, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Pls hw much is the transport fair from lokoja to Lagos

    • AE
      Reply AE January 19, 2021 at 6:25 pm

      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

  • Reply Elly January 16, 2023 at 6:21 pm

    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.

    • AE
      Reply AE February 11, 2023 at 5:11 pm

      Hi Elly, it has been a long time, prices will have changed. Safe travels

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