When it comes to travelling by road, there are a lot of options. You can go by train, a private car, or bus. A lot of people choose the bus option, and for good reason. It is less expensive, faster than a train, and less stressful than driving. This explains why some people choose to use the online bus booking system. But how can you book a bus ticket online in Nigeria? This article will address the question.
Book online or book at the bus terminal?
Major bus travel companies like ABC, Chisco, GIG, and others have online bus booking platforms linked to their websites. Customers can either book online or go to their bus terminals to buy a ticket. Ofcourse, each option has its advantages and disadvantages.
Getting an interstate bus ticket at any of the parks takes a lot of advance planning and effort. You would need to wake up early, both to beat the road traffic on the way and the human traffic at the venue.
If you happen to miss the first bus, you would have to wait for hours until it is time for the second one to come up. Selecting your preferred seat is tough because others in the queue can easily choose it before you get a chance to do so.
In comparison, when you book online, you don’t have to wake up so early in the morning to travel. You have the option of choosing a date and time that is convenient for you. You can even book in advance.
Choosing a preferred seat is easy. All you have to do is select it on the platform. The prices and available seats are all on display. Talking about prices, there is a difference between using any one of the interstate bus companies’ online platforms and using the Transita platform.
With the Transita platform, you get to see bus routes and prices of many different bus companies instead of just one. That way, you can pick the most affordable and most convenient option. That’s right —- you get to see the routes and prices of ABC, Chisco, Efex, and others all in one place. Talk about the power of options. That is what Transita gives you. So how do you go about using the online Transita platform?
How to book a bus ticket online
Go to Google PlayStore or App Store and search for the Transita app. Download it to your mobile device. Click on the downloaded Transita app. The moment it opens, you will see spaces to enter your travel information — things like your travel date, pick up point, and destination.
As soon as you click on the search button, the app will bring up the different bus companies going your way on that date. You will see the tickets they have for sale as well as their different prices. At this point, all you have to do is book and pay.
Don’t forget to include travel insurance during your check out. For a more detailed breakdown of the process you can also read our article on how to search for a bus ticket.