There are 2 ways to get from Lagos to Cotonou by bus or car

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Bus  •  17 h 14 min

  1. Take the bus from Lagos to Accra
  2. Take the bus from Accra to Cotonou

$62 - $81

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Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Lagos to Cotonou 73.2 miles

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No, there is no direct bus from Lagos to Cotonou. However, there are services departing from Lagos and arriving at Cotonou via Accra. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17 h 14 min.

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The distance between Lagos and Cotonou is 108 km. The road distance is 117.1 km.

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The best way to get from Lagos to Cotonou without a car is to bus which takes 17 h 14 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 17 h 14 min to get from Lagos to Cotonou, including transfers.

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Lagos to Cotonou bus services, operated by Intercity STC Coaches, depart from Lagos station.

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Lagos to Cotonou bus services, operated by Intercity STC Coaches, arrive at Cotonou station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Lagos to Cotonou is 117 km. It takes approximately 1 h 48 min to drive from Lagos to Cotonou.

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There are 128+ hotels available in Cotonou. Prices start at $28 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Lagos to Cotonou.
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  • Distance: 67.2 miles
  • Duration: 17 h 14 min

What companies run services between Lagos, Nigeria and Cotonou, Benin?

You can take a bus from Lagos to Cotonou via Accra in around 17 h 14 min.

Bus operators
Intercity STC Coaches
+233 55 794 3605
Bus from Lagos to Accra
Ave. Duration
10 h
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
Bus from Accra to Cotonou
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
3 times a week
Estimated price
Schedules at

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