Booking a train ticket online in Nigeria

All you should know about booking a train ticket online in Nigeria, how to book for Abuja to Kaduna or Kaduna to Abuja railway line online in Nigeria. NRC initiates e-ticketing for the Abuja-Kaduna train service.

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The Federal Government has launched an e-ticketing solution in Nigeria for the Abuja and Kaduna railway lines. This simply means you can now buy your train ticket online instead of the aggressive queuing that takes place to buy a ticket at the stations.

We have commenced the e-ticketing for the Abuja – Kaduna train service today. We intend to test-run this process for about a week after which the formal inauguration will be done at the Ministry of Transportation on Januay 20.

NRC Managing Director, Fidet Okhria

The e-ticketing solution is a Public-Private Partnership, estimated at about 900 million Naira which the firm, SecureID will operate for 10 years. The time frame is to recoup its investment before reverting ownership to the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC.

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What you need know about booking a train ticket online in Nigeria

What you need to know about booking a train ticket online in Nigeria:

  • Database of all passengers boarding the train will be captured in case of emergencies and for other purposes.
  • An e-ticket is stored in the train’s reservation system.
  • Using one account, Only two(2) tickets are allowed per train for now.
  • All passengers are expected to check in with a government-issued photo ID in order to receive their boarding pass.
  • No refund policy after payment online.

How to book a train ticket online in Nigeria

I have provided you with the easy steps to book a train ticket from Kaduna to Abuja or Abuja to Kaduna online:

  1. You visit the Nigeria Railway Corporation’s official website here. Or download the app on your phone.
  2. You register on the website. Fill in your details which include your valid phone number, date of birth, and your ID card.
  3. Login after you have successfully registered.
  4. Choose your departure location and destination in Nigeria.
  5. Select your preferred departure date. (Departure Timetable)
  6. Find the available train, review your ticket, and pay online.

Tickets will still be sold over the counter to cater to those without access to internet services.

FAQ: Booking a train ticket online in Nigeria

How many hours from Kaduna to Abuja by train?

The time required for a train journey from Abuja to Kaduna is between 2 hours 15 minutes and 2 hours 45 minutes.

Which online portal is used for booking train tickets in Nigeria?

To book your train ticket online (Abuja, Kaduna), Visit:

How long is my ticket valid for?

Your ticket is valid until the date of expected travel.

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