Bus travel from Abuja to Jos-In a fast-paced society like ours, travelling by air is much faster as every minute counts. Despite this fact, a whole lot of people still prefer the traditional way of travelling.
This is a reason why buses will not go out of service in a very long time. From its cheap bus tickets to occasional stops and breaks; not forgetting the little or no worries about missing luggage. Travelling by bus has proven over time to be a great way to get to your next destination cheaply.
Moreover, you can learn a lot about our beautiful country while travelling by road.
Popularly referred to as J-town, Jos is the capital of Plateau state located in the middle belt. It is notable for its table-top highlands, unique weather as well as incomparable natural scenery.
The Abuja-Jos route is among the busiest in the North-Central area of Nigeria. Road travel between Jos city, the capital of Plateau State and FCT, Abuja, is both common and necessary because of the short distance and trade relations between the two cities.
You won’t be wrong to classify this as short-distance road travel. This is because there are usually no stops, and the vehicles plying this route are smaller, with an average of 6-9 passengers per vehicle.
On an average, over 20 buses move from Abuja to Jos every day, with most prominent road transport firms plying this route at least once a day.
Travelling by road to Jos from Abuja may be an excellent way to save airfare cost if you’re travelling from Lagos. You decide to fly into Abuja, which is a cheaper and common route, then travel to Jos by road.
There’s also the beautiful roadside scenery the closer you get to the plateau.
Are you thinking of plying the Abuja-Jos route anytime soon? We have you covered in this article. We will be sharing all the essential details you need to make your trip a successful one.
Let’s begin with;
Where to Go
It is important to note that for this route, many unidentified/unregistered vehicles pick up passengers from AYA roundabout, all the way up to Nyanya Bridge.
They’re much cheaper, however, the seating arrangements are usually not ideal for your comfort and safety. Moreover, they are not the safest or trustworthy as they’re unregistered, so I wouldn’t advise you to use any of them.
Besides, the price difference is also not so noticeable.
It is the light of this that we advise you to visit any of the following parks listed below as their services are preferable.
The Plateau riders terminal is one of the most popular terminals for Abuja to Jos travelers. The park is located at the heart of Utako, Abuja. Bus tickets to Jos at this park can be purchased between N1,500 to N2,000
Address: Utako Motor Park, Utako, Abuja.
Located at Karu Village, Blue Whale is another viable option for Abuja to Jos travelers. Bus tickets can be gotten between N1,500 to N2,000
Head office Address: Plot MF 53, Karu Village Extension, Karu, Abuja.
1)Convenience: It is advisable to choose a bus terminal that is the closest tour location in Abuja.
2)Preference: Plateau Riders use 7-seater minivans, and Blue Whales uses 18-seater buses. If you are in a bit of a hurry, you may prefer to travel these distances with a mini-van. This is because if you happen to be the first person at the terminal, waiting for six other people feels easier than waiting for 17 others.
3)Time Taken: On average, it takes 4 hours to ply the Abuja-Jos route. You can add an extra 30 minutes if the driver is slow. Also, add an extra hour for the time it’ll take you to wait to fill up the minivan with other passengers if you’re not the last passenger. And also the time it’ll take for you to get to and from home to the park and vice versa.
4)Leave for the park early as this will do you a lot of good: Most road travellers tend to leave early, so the vehicle fills up faster in the morning. For instance, you might think because it is a short trip, which is not. Then you decide to leave your house by 2 pm, but you will be shocked to find out how long you will wait for your bus to be full except you are the lucky last passenger. And it is not ideal to bank on that slim chance.
There are two possible routes when travelling from Abuja to Jos by bus. It’s either by going through the whole of Kaduna state or from Nassarawa to Kaduna to Plateau. There are no stops; you can decide to keep a snack or drink handy.
Also, find out where you need to stop in Jos and don’t be too shy to inform the driver at every interval. They often forget, no matter what they say to the contrary. If the driver forgets, because of how vocal you have been, a passenger can remind him when they get to your stop.
Lastly, keep a sweater handy: Plateau can be very cold, you need to get yourself ready for that.
Kindly note that for up to date information on bus fares and routes, please contact the transport companies directly. These t-fares are subject to change at any time at their discretion, especially during the festive period.
Amazing places you may love to visit in Jos
Jos Golf Course
The Jos-Buruku dam and reservoir
The Shere Hills
We are confident that our tips will assist you in having an exciting road experience. Do have a safe trip!