Travelling to any part of Nigeria can be a mixed bag of emotions. When the trip is planned in advance, it is more likely to be all-round pleasant and successful. If that is what you want to achieve, you have come to the right place. The article will discuss all you need to know about travelling from Lagos to Enugu by road. You will learn the cost of the trip, the distance, and a lot of other things.
The two cities compared
Lagos, perhaps the busiest commercial centre in the country, sits in sharp contrast to Enugu. Unlike Lagos, many parts of Enugu are not busy. Civil servants make up the majority of the residents of this former coal city. During the colonial period, coal was mined in southeastern Enugu and transported to other parts of the world. But there is much more to the city.
The name Enugu comes from an Igbo phrase meaning “top of the hill.” True to its name, the city is hilly, even though it doesn’t literally sit at the top of a hill. Waterfalls flow over some of those hills, all adding to its beauty. Like some other states in Nigeria, the name of the state is the same as the name of the capital city. In other words, the capital of Enugu is Enugu.
Like Lagos, Enugu has a museum. It is known as the National Museum of Unity. You will find relics of the Nigerian Civil War in it, among other things. If you love history, this place will appeal to you. But maybe you’re not the type of person who would like that. It could be that you are adventurous and not afraid to walk into the unknown. In that case, the Cave of Giants will excite you.
It has massive caves to walk in through and explore. Remember that this is not an experience for the fainthearted. You can go a step further and visit Udi Hills. There you will find a breathtaking view of the hills and valleys of the place where coal was mined decades ago.
How can we forget the Ezeagu Tourist Complex? This is where you can have a picnic or just sit and enjoy the hot and cold springs, plus the waterfall. Excited already? You’ll have to get to Enugu first to have this pleasure. This takes us to the question of distance.
What is the distance between Lagos and Enugu?
It is about 560 kilometres by road. That is if you go through the Sagamu-Benin Expressway. Whether you plan to travel from Lagos to Enugu by bus or your private car, it is a good idea to leave early in the day. Prepare to spend almost half of the day on the road. If traffic conditions are not favourable, the trip might take more time than expected.
How many hours will it take to make the trip by road?
Under normal circumstances, a road trip from Lagos to Enugu by bus without any breaks will take about 10 hours. Add the time for a lunch break and you'll have about 11 hours.
How much will the trip cost?
If you decide to board an interstate bus to go from Lagos to Enugu, you should expect the bus ticket to cost between N7,500 and N13,300 on the TRANSITA app. The exact price will depend on the transport company you choose to go with, the bus type, and other things.
How much fuel will the trip consume?
You can expect a trip of that length to use up between 45 litres and 65 litres depending on the vehicle type. It doesn’t matter how much fuel a luxury bus will consume since you likely won’t be driving one to Enugu. You can leave that information to the capable transport companies we have partnered with to ensure you get from one city to another smoothly.