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There are 4 ways to get from Abuja to Zaria by train, taxi, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train, taxi  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Abuja to Kaduna- Rigasa
  2. Take a taxi from Kaduna- Rigasa to Zaria

$31 - $38

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take a taxi from Abuja to Zaria 169.5 miles

$80 - $100

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Abuja to Zaria 169.5 miles

Taxi, fly  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take a taxi from Abuja to Jos
  2. Fly from Jos (JOS) to Kaduna (KAD) JOS - KAD
  3. Take a taxi from Kaduna to Zaria

$123 - $331

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The cheapest way to get from Abuja to Zaria is to train and taxi which costs $30 - $40 and takes 4 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Abuja to Zaria is to taxi which costs $80 - $100 and takes 3 h 56 min.

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The distance between Abuja and Zaria is 230 km. The road distance is 271.2 km.

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The best way to get from Abuja to Zaria without a car is to train and taxi which takes 4 h 54 min and costs $30 - $40.

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It takes approximately 4 h 54 min to get from Abuja to Zaria, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Jos Airport to Kaduna Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Abuja to Zaria is 271 km. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Abuja to Zaria.

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Arik Air offers flights from Jos Airport to Kaduna Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Zaria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Abuja to Zaria.
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  • Distance: 143.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 54 min

What companies run services between Abuja, Abuja Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria and Zaria, Nigeria?

There is no direct connection from Abuja to Zaria. However, you can take the train to Idu, take the walk to Abuja, take the train to Kaduna- Rigasa, then take the taxi to Zaria. Alternatively, you can take the taxi to Zaria.

Airlines
Arik Air
Website
arikair.com
Flights from Jos to Kaduna
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$22 - $210
Train operators
Nigerian Railway Corporation
Phone
+(234) 9051902545
Email
info@nrc.gov.ng
Website
nrc.gov.ng
Train from Abuja to Kaduna- Rigasa
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nrc.gov.ng
Other operators
Taxi from Kaduna- Rigasa to Zaria
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Estimated price
$28 - $35

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