As everything is going digital in Nigeria, bus booking is not left out. Some of the top road travel companies have taken their businesses online and even though Nigerians are not yet completely into online bus booking, in the near future, a huge percentage of all bus bookings will be done online and so I give kudos to the travel companies which have their bus booking web portals and encourage others to do the same.
Here are the travel companies with online bus travel booking websites and a review of their online booking system.
ABC Transport – www.abctransport.com
ABC Transport has a very good bus booking website, it loads quickly and is very easy to use. It is comparable to flight booking platforms and allows seat selection and online payment with Verve, Visa, Mastercard, Interswitch and Paydirect payment options. Nice job by ABC Transport, you guys can do better with the site design though, it looks bland. You can book your travel through the ABC transport website link shown above.
Chisco Transport – www.chiscotransport.com.ng
The Chisco Transport booking website is beautiful, its even more attractive than many airline booking websites in Nigeria. It however does not list its departing cities and arrival cities, users have to type this by themselves, that’s not good, there should be departing cities with corresponding arrival cities so that customers know the routes that the company travels.
Unfortunately, the website seems not to have taken off completely as search for buses from Abuja to Lagos for several dates returned no results so except if you guys haven’t launched the site, this is totally unacceptable.
Young Shall Grow Motors – www.ysgtransport.com
The Young Shall Grow website is online but as I tried booking a bus, I was told that the bookings were not yet opened and that I should check back at a later date. I don’t know why bookings have not started yet but I hope they fix it soon. The site also looks like it was designed by an amateur, please get a professional to fix it.
GUO Transport – www.guotransport.com
GUO has a good booking platform which is fast and easy to use, it also allows seat selection, the only problem I encountered was that they only offer one form of payment which is Interswitch Webpay, they need to allow other payment forms such as Mastercard, Visa, etc. You can book your bus travel with them though their booking portal shown above.
Bonnyway Motors – www.bonnywaymotors.com
Bonnyway motors web booking site has a good look at first but when you select your destination and click book, it takes you to an unsecure page which means it is not using ‘HTTPS’ and is immediately flagged as dangerous by the browser because hackers can steal information from clients due to the insecurity. This needs to be fixed immediately or you’ll just be losing customers to better bus booking websites. As a matter of fact, I didn’t go further after the warning from my browser.
God is Good Motors (GIGM) – www.gigm.com
GIGM is the most popular online bus booking website in Nigeria and for good reason. God is Good motors employed a very good marketing strategy which was writing their website address on all their buses, you simply can’t miss it.
The platform is well designed and easy to use and is well maintained. You can select your seat and pay online with Mastercard, Visa, Verve and Interswitch, you also have the option to register to book a bus or not to register. Overall the website provides a very excellent experience and other bus travel companies should learn a thing or two from them. You can book your bus travel with God is Good motors at their booking website seen above.
Cross-country Transport : www.crosscountry.ng
Popular bus travel companies with no web presence include Ifesinachi motors, Peace Mass Transit, Bestway transport, Royal mass transit, etc.
Book your bus travel online today to find competitive prices and bargains, easily compare prices from various road travel companies and save yourself the stress and expense of going to the park.