Road transport business in Nigeria has moved from just conveying people from one place to another to highly competitive, customer service packed, value added services. Passengers now make choices on which transport company to travel with depending on the quality of vehicle, safety of trips, prices, and welfare.
There are various reliable transportation companies in Nigeria that convey passengers and luggages across the length and breadth of Nigeria.Some of them also transport passengers to countries outside Nigeria, especially West African countries like Ghana, Togo, Cote D’Ivoire, Benin Republic etc.
Here is a highlight of the best transport companies in Nigeria. This list is not a perfect list since none of the transport companies listed is perfect. You might have had a bad experience with anyone of them at one point of the other, but generally these are still the best in Nigeria. You can add your own on the comment line after reading the article.
1. ABC Transport Plc
With headquarters located at Kilometer 5, MCC Road, Umuoba, Uratta in Owerri, Imo State, ABC Transport Plc commenced road transport operations in February 13, 1993. Its parent company was Rapido Ventures, but ABC Transport soon became an independent company and by March 2003, Capital Alliance Private Equity acquired 30% shares of the company and became a stakeholder within the transport firm.
The transport company has a fleet of luxurious buses that run major cities within and outside Nigeria, and the company maintains terminals and even lounges for passengers in Lagos, Aba, Owerri, Port-Harcourt, Abuja, Enugu, Onitsha, Umuahia, Lokoja, Jos, Mbaise, and Bolade even though it operates every major city in the country. ABC Transport also transports passengers on a daily basis to Ghana, Togo, and Benin Republic among others.
The transport company has a wide range of bus services, and these include the Executive Express, Shuttle Services, City Transit Inn, Cargo Express, Haulage, Coach West Africa, and Sprinter Services among others.
2. CHISCO Transport Ltd
Chisco Transport Ltd actually started as a micro auto parts retailer before evolving into a full-fledged transportation company in Nigeria. It was established in 1978 by Chief Dr. Chidi Anyaegbu (MFR), and with hundreds of luxurious buses in its fleet, the company currently transports over 6,000 daily passengers to all the 36 states of Nigeria and also shuttles Lome in Togo and Accra in Ghana among other West African countries.
Chisco group head office is located at 104, Funsho Williams Avenue in Iponri, Costain, Lagos though it has terminals across all the states in Nigeria. The vision of Chisco transports is to be the best transport/logistics organization in the African continent, rendering the highest quality of innovative customer-focused services through a highly motivated workforce that guarantees customer satisfaction and superior returns to our shareholders.
3. Young Shall Grow Transport Ltd
Owned by Chief Dr. Vincent Amaechi Obianodo (MON) and with its head office located at Old Ojo Road, Maza-Maza, Lagos, the transportation company started operations in 1972 by shuttling the Enugu-Onitsha road with a mini-bus. In 1973, the company moved its headquarters from Onitsha to Lagos with only two buses, but just seven years later the company had about 40 buses; and by 1980 it had over 150 luxury buses plying all routes in Nigeria.
It became a limited liability company in 1984, and today has over 500 vehicles running Ibadan, Abuja, Kano, Sokoto, Maiduguri, Jos, Yola, Onitsha, Neni, Enugu, Owerri, Aba, Umuahia, Port Harcourt, Uyo and Calabar among hundreds of other destinations. Young Shall Grow Motors Transport now convey passengers to West African countries of Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin Republic, Mali, and Burkina Faso among others with state-of-the-art air-conditioned luxury buses.
4. GUO Motors
Headquartered at Kilometer 12, Onitcha-Enugu Expressway in Anambra State, GUO Transport Services Company is owned by G.U. Okeke and Sons Ltd. With over 30 years experience in the interstate transportation sector, GUO Motors has almost 100 luxury buses and other modern vehicles to shuttle various destinations within Nigeria – from the East to the West and Northern or Southern parts of Nigeria.
The transport company is also involved in haulage business and is the delight of many businessmen across Nigeria. GUO’s vision statement is “to provide solutions to transportation and logistics needs in an innovative manner that exceeds the expectation of respective stakeholders.”
5. Cross Country
With its headquarters located at 345, Muritala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos State, Cross Country has come a long way since it started transportion services across the country some few years back. Servicing over 30 destinations within and outside Nigeria, Cross Country started with a few cars in its service but today deploys over 500 vehicles to operate Nigerian roads – carrying passengers and goods far across state boundaries within and outside the country.