Average bus fare rises 11.6% in May – NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed an 11.6 percent year-on-year rise in the average bus fare in Nigeria during May, according to the NBS Transport Fare Watch Report for May 2023.

The report stated that the average fare paid by commuters for bus journeys within the city per drop experienced a slight 0.23 percent increase, reaching N649.59 compared to N 648.12 in April.

The NBS’ Transport Fare Watch for May 2023 covered various transportation categories, including bus journeys within the city per drop, bus journeys intercity (state route) charge per person, airfare charge for specified routes (single journey), motorcycle (Okada) per drop, and water-way passenger transport.