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How to Book Train Online for Lagos to Ibadan in 2024

By Oluchukwu Ikemefuna

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Embarking on a train journey from Lagos to Ibadan has become a seamless experience with the Nigerian Railway Corporation.

In Nigeria’s transportation sector, the Nigerian Railway Corporation has embraced technological advancements to streamline and modernize the booking process through e-ticketing for train travel.

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This article serves as a comprehensive guide, taking you through the easy process of booking your e-ticket online from the Lagos to Ibadan route in the Nigerian Railway Corporation e-ticketing app https://nrc.gsds.ng/.

It also highlights the convenience and ease the e-ticketing platform brings to travelers going through the Lagos to Ibadan route.

From the comfort of your device to the train tracks connecting these bustling cities, let’s explore the simplified and tech-savvy approach to securing your seat on the train.

Train e-ticketing Process

To begin the process of booking a ticket from the Lagos to Ibadan route, you have to go to the official website of the Nigerian Railway Corporation: https://nrc.gsds.ng/

The first thing to do is to register on the platform using your National Identification Number (NIN).

 Then, after registering and verifying your account in the Nigerian Railway Corporation app, you will gain easy access to the train e-ticketing booking platform. 

After account verification, you will be required to sign into your account using your email address and password. It will grant you unhindered access to the e-ticketing platform.

e-ticket details

When you log in to the e-ticketing platform of the Nigerian Railway Corporation, you will see a column that is tagged “Easy Train Booking Ticket.

Then, select your originating (departure) and destination (arrival) stations, along with your intended date of travel, and click on “Find My Train.”.

Next, you will be directed to the train availability section, where the number of trains available will be indicated, along with their time of departure and arrival, the payment section, and the amount for different train classes like First Class, Business Class, and Standard Class, along with the number of reserved seats  for each.

Note that First Class for adults and children costs ₦9,000 each. The prices go for ₦6,500 each in the Business Class and ₦3,600 and ₦3,000 for adults and children, respectively, in Standard Class. 

After checking out the different prices, you can go ahead and book your preferred train class for our Lagos to Ibadan route.

Personal/Contact Details

In the next section, after choosing your preferred train class, you will be required to choose a coach (train type)h and seat number. You will also provide passenger (your) details such as:

  • Passenger type(Adult or child).
  • Passenger name
  • NIN number
  • Email
  • Phone Number

You can also add another passenger’s details if you are not going alone.

Additionally, you will provide your contact details such as your email and phone number. After these click on “continue”

Thereafter, once you are done with choosing your preferred seat, providing details, you will proceed to the payment section.

Payment Section

In the payment section, all details you have inserted from the initial stage will displayed alongside the price summary of the e-ticket which entails; 

  • your booked train ride cost
  • a convenience fee that differs with the different train class ,it’s not more than six hundred naira overall though
  • Bank charge of ₦100 
  • Then your total fare.

Once you’ve confirmed all details to be correct, you can proceed to “make payment” for your journey from Lagos to Ibadan route.

When you click on the “make payment” option, the website will direct you to a Flutterwave payment portal.

Thereafter, you can finalize payments using your card which means you have come to the end of the booking process


Conclusively, it is worth mentioning that The Nigerian Railway Corporation’s commitment to technological innovation through its e-ticketing platform, has undoubtedly revolutionized the booking system.

Navigating through the steps of booking a train ride reveals a modern and user-friendly system designed to enhance travel convenience.

This journey from the Lagos to Ibadan route depicts that with just clicks, passengers can secure their seats, simplifying the entire process and eliminating the hassles associated with the traditional booking methods. 


How far in advance can I book a train ticket for this route?

The platform allows customers to book tickets 24-48 hours ahead of their trips.

What payment methods are accepted for train ticket bookings?

The accepted payment methods include USSD, bank transfer, bank card transaction and NQR.

How do I retrieve my booked ticket, and is an e-ticket available?

After successful booking, you’ll receive an e-ticket through email or the mobile app, which serves as your travel document.

Are there different classes of train travel available, and how do they differ?

Yes, there are usually different train classes such as Standard, Business, and First Class. Each class offers varying levels of comfort and amenities.


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