Lagos – Ibadan Train Schedule & Ticket Prices (February 2023)

The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the official commencement of the Lagos-Abeokuta-Ibadan rail service operations. This announcement was made by Mr. Jerry Oche, the Railway District Manager, in Lagos following the official commissioning of the rail line by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

The Lagos – Ibadan Train Service (LITS) offers fully air-conditioned train services in varying categories. These trains comprise newly acquired coaches and locomotives. And there are options for everyone, as tickets are available in Economy, Business, and First Class categories.

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Lagos – Ibadan Train: Ticket Prices

The ticket prices vary by destination as well as the class of seats. Below is a detailed breakdown:

Lagos to Ibadan Train Ticket Prices

  • First-class == N9,000
  • Business class == N6,500
  • Standard (adult) == N3,600
  • Standard (minor) == N3,000

Ibadan to Lagos Train Ticket Prices

  • First-class == N9,000
  • Business class == N6,500
  • Standard (adult) == N3,600
  • Standard (minor) == N3,000

Lagos to Abeokuta only: Ticket Prices

  • First-class == N6,000
  • Business class == N4,500
  • Standard (adult) == N3,000
  • Standard (minor) == N2,000

Abeokuta to Lagos only: Ticket Prices

  • First-class == N6,000
  • Business class == N4,500
  • Standard (adult) == N3,000
  • Standard (minor) == N2,000

Abeokuta to Ibadan only: Ticket Prices

  • First-class == N3,000
  • Business class == N2,000
  • Standard (adult) == N1,000
  • Standard (minor) == N600

Ibadan to Abeokuta only: Ticket Prices

  • First-class == N3,000
  • Business class == N2,000
  • Standard (adult) == N1,000
  • Standard (minor) == N600

Note: The 24-seater coaches are for First Class passengers, the 56- and 68-seater coaches are for Business Class, and the 88-seater coaches are for Standard Class.

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Lagos to Ibadan Train Schedule

The Lagos-Ibadan train service commenced full operations on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. The LITS facilitates 4 trips a day.

Here’s the present schedule of trips at the Lagos-Ibadan Train Service:

Lagos – Abeokuta – Ibadan trips (full schedule)

Weekdays (morning trip)

  • Departure from Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji at 8.00 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at  Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 8.28 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 9.43 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 10.26 am
  • Final stop at Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya by 10.47 am

Weekdays (afternoon trip)

  • Departure from Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji at 4.00 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at  Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 4.28 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 5.43 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 6.26 pm
  • Final stop at Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya by 6.47 pm

Saturdays (morning trip)

  • Departure from Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji at 8.00 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at  Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 8.28 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 9.43 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 10.26 am
  • Final stop at Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya by 10.47 am

Saturdays (afternoon trip)

  • Departure from Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji at 4.00 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at  Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 4.28 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 5.43 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 6.26 pm
  • Final stop at Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya by 6.47 pm

Sundays (morning trip)

  • Departure from Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji at 8.00 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at  Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 8.28 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 9.43 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 10.26 am
  • Final stop at Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya by 10.47 am

Sundays (afternoon trip)

  • Departure from Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji at 4.00 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at  Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 4.28 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 5.43 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 6.26 pm
  • Final stop at Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya by 6.47 pm

Ibadan – Abeokuta – Lagos trips (full schedule)

Weekdays (morning trip)

  • Departure from Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya at 8.00 am
  • Stop-over & take-off Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 8.17 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 8.58 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 10.15 am
  • Final stop at Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji by 10.47 am

Weekdays (afternoon trip)

  • Departure from Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya at 4.00 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 4.17 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 4.58 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 6.15 pm
  • Final stop at Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji by 6.47 pm

Saturdays (morning trip)

  • Departure from Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya at 8.00 am
  • Stop-over & take-off Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 8.17 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 8.58 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 10.15 am
  • Final stop at Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji by 10.47 am

Saturdays (afternoon trip)

  • Departure from Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya at 4.00 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 4.17 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 4.58 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 6.15 pm
  • Final stop at Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji by 6.47 pm

Sundays (morning trip)

  • Departure from Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya at 8.00 am
  • Stop-over & take-off Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 8.17 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 8.58 am
  • Stop-over & take-off at Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 10.15 am
  • Final stop at Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji by 10.47 am

Sundays (afternoon trip)

  • Departure from Obafemi Awolowo Station, Moniya at 4.00 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off Samuel Ladoke Akintola Station, Omi-adio by 4.17 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Wole Soyinka Station, Abeokuta by 4.58 pm
  • Stop-over & take-off at Babatunde Raji Fashola Station, Agege by 6.15 pm
  • Final stop at Mobolaji Johnson Station, Alagomeji by 6.47 pm

For more information on the Lagos – Ibadan Train Schedule or Tickets…

  • Call  Yemi: 08181027988
  • Call Nneka: 08023630142
  • Call Kanyinsola: 08087237130
  • Call Callistus (Ibadan): 07060468618

Lagos to Ibadan Train: Other Things You Need to Know

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A trip from Lagos to Ibadan or Ibadan to Lagos ordinarily takes about two hours and fifty minutes. So, if you’re really pressed for time and would prefer a faster journey, taking a flight would be your best bet.

The point of departure at Ibadan is the Chief Obafemi Awolowo Station at Moniya. On weekdays, the train leaves this station at exactly 8.00 am and arrives at the Mobolaji Johnson Station at Ebutte Metta, Lagos at around 10.47 am. On weekends, the departure time for this morning trip is the same (8.00 am). Later in the day, the evening trip from the same station is scheduled for 4.00 pm on both weekdays and weekends.

For the trip from Ibadan to Lagos, the train leaves the Mobolaji Johnson Station at 8.00 am and arrives at Moniya by 10.47 am on weekdays. The morning trip for weekends is also scheduled for 8.00 am. The evening trip from the Ibadan station is scheduled for 4.00 pm on both weekdays and weekends.

As of the time of this writing, the LITS operates a schedule of 4 trips a day. However, according to the Nigerian Railway Corporation, this will increase to 16 daily trips after the construction of the remaining stations is complete.

Passengers looking to board the train in Lagos should go to the station at Alagomeji, Yaba, Lagos. The entrance to the station is right next to the Alagomeji bus stop.

Passengers in Ibadan are to board the train at the Moniya station, which is located about 20 minutes’ drive from the Iwo road garage and about 10 minutes drive from the Ojoo main park — in the absence of heavy traffic.

Children above 14 years of age are to pay the full adult price, while those below 14 years are to pay half of the adult price.

Always arrive at the train station at least 30 minutes or one hour before the time of departure (the timing is quite strict). This will give you enough time to register, buy your ticket, and prepare your mind for the journey ahead.

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