The state enjoys a logistical `advantage` due to its unique location as an entry point to the South-South and Niger Delta region from the west and north of the country. The Benin – Ekpoma – Auchi – Abuja expressway linking the Northern parts of the country and the countries capital. With the Auchi Abuja road to the north. Onitsha and the Niger to the east, Lagos to the south, the Niger Delta and creeks to the south-east. The River Niger passes by the state, with five LGAs border the Niger amongst them Etsako Central, Etsako East, Esan South East.
With the planned opening of the Gelegele inland seaport, it is expected that it would drive commercial activities, opening up options for transporting goods to the creeks and Lagos lagoon. Traffic crossing the Niger via the bridge could also cross the Niger via barges from Agenebode.
The state has an airport – The Benin Airport, in Benin City – plans have been concluded to upgrade it an international airport with support for cargo, extend the runway, upgrade landing systems with adequate radio equipment that will enable the airport to handle day and night flights even in adverse weather conditions within 12 months (March 2018).