If you plan to travel using the Abuja-Kaduna rail route, you’ll be glad to know that the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has introduced an e-ticketing platform to book train tickets online without being physically present at the station.
This new innovation aims to make the booking process easy and convenient for travelers to buy their train tickets for the Abuja-Kaduna train trip.
This article is meant to show you the steps to book your train tickets online for the Abuja Kaduna train that passes through the Idu, Jere, Kubwa Rigasa, and Rijana routes.
Abuja-Kaduna train schedule (Departures)
Idu (Abuja): 9.45 a.m.
Rigasa (Kaduna): 8.00 am
Idu (Abuja): 3pm
Rigasa (Kaduna): 1.30pm
Get live train schedules for Abuja-Kaduna train trips
Abuja-Kaduna train stations:
If you are already familiar with online bookings, check here to book your tickets.
Things to note if you want to book the Kaduna-Abuja trains online:
Pay attention to the following guidelines before buying your train tickets:
New Prices for the Abuja-Kaduna train tickets
Business class tickets are ₦6,000 for both children and adults.
First-class tickets are ₦7000 for both children and adults.
Standard tickets are ₦5000 for children and adults.
After booking, ensure to keep your transaction emails or text messages safe and ready for verification at the train station.
You can book both morning and evening trips.
Booking at the train station
The introduction of the online booking system does not mean that payments at the train station have stopped; although cash payments are no longer allowed, you can still make payments at the station using a bank transfer or your ATM card.
How to book Abuja-Kaduna train ticket online
1. Visit the e-ticketing website
To begin your journey, access the official online booking platform here, and make sure you are on the correct website to avoid being scammed.
Travelers are required to sign up or register on the official website or mobile app using their registered National Identification Numbers (NINs). This step is for identification purposes.
3. Sign In
After a successful registration, sign in to the platform using your email address and password to proceed with the booking.
4. Select departure and destination
Choose your departure and arrival stations. You can either book a one-way or a round-trip ticket.
5. Provide passenger details
Enter the required passenger information, including names, contact details, etc.
6. NIN requirement
Your National Identification Number (NIN) is also required during the booking process.
7. Select train and seats
Select your desired train and seat based on the available options.
8. Make payment
Once you’ve selected your train and seats, proceed to the payment step. The website will redirect you to an online payment gateway, where you can use your naira debit card to complete the transaction.
Be careful while using the e-ticketing platform because scammers are on a rampage trying to use fake Nigerian Railway Corporation websites to take your money.
To access the official website for booking train tickets in Idu, Kubwa, Rigasa, Jere, and Rijana, click here