Flight & Transport
Several International Airlines, including British Airways and Delta Airlines, operate regularly scheduled flights from Ghana to major cities in North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.International Airlines operating in Ghana
|Air France||AF||Airport/KLM||+233 (0) 242 426 001|
|British Airways||BA||- Airport - 1st Floor Terminal One (1) Building|
- Woolworth Building Near Shangrila
|+233 302 214 970
+233 302 214 998
|Delta Airlines||DL||- Airport - 1st Floor Terminal One (1) Building|
- 4th Floor Silver Star Towers
|+233 302 777 756
+233 765 262
|Emirates Airlines||EK||- Airport - 1st Floor Terminal One (1) Building|
- 7th (Seventh Floor) Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
|+233 302- 213 131|
|Ethiopian Airlines||ET||- Airport - 1st Floor Terminal One (1) Building|
- Ground Floor, Cocoa House, Accra
|+233 302 775 168
+233 302 778 993
+233 302 664 856/7/8
|Air Cote D’Ivoire||HF||H/N.134 Near Metro TV Accra L, North Labone||054 434 1739
054 269 8739
024 575 9799
|KLM Royal Dutch Airlines||KL||- Airport – Opposite Emirates Cargo Area, Aviance||+233 302 214 711,
+233 54 431 5503
|Asky Airlines||KP||- Airport Office (Terminal One Link Bridge)|
- Trust Towers Adabraka
|+233 302 763 194
+233 302 240 443
|Middle East Airlines||ME||Kojo Thompson Rd, Accra||030 222 8437|
|Brussels Airlines||LH||- Airport - 1st Floor Terminal One (1) Building|
- 1st Floor Meridian House - Ring Road Central
- 1st Floor Meridian House - Ring Road Central
|+233 302- 243 893/5|
|Turkish Airlines||TK||- Airport Office (Departure Hall)|
- Opposite Fiesta Royal, Dzorwulu Junction - Accra
|+233 302 765 880
+233 302 734 562
+233 302 734 561
|Africa World Airlines||AW||2nd and 3rd Floors, UNA Home Building Airport By-Pass Road Airport City, Accra||+233 24 243 8888|
|RwandAir||WB||Adj. “THE ELIZABETH” building, Liberation RD, Accra||(+233) 302 797 486 | (+233) 540 101 543|
|Egypt Air||MS||- Airport - 1st Floor Terminal One (1) Building|
- Akuabu Building Opposite Kanda Mobile
|+233 302- 776586|
Currently two (2) domestic Airlines operate in Ghana with several daily flights between Accra and other regional capitals Kumasi (45 minutes), Takoradi (35 minutes). Tamale (1 hour, 15 minutes), Sunyani and Wa. Flights to Ho are expected to begin shortly.Domestic Airlines operating in Ghana
|Airline||IATA Code||Office Location||Contact|
|Africa World Airlines||AWA||2nd and 3rd Floors, UNA Home Building Airport By-Pass Road Airport City, Accra||+233 24 243 8888|
|Passion Air||OP||221 Augustus Akiwumi Street|
|Toll-Free: 0800 221 221
Getting around Ghana by bike is certainly possible, however there are rather very few bicycle lanes.
River and ferry transport is still under development in Ghana. However, the Akosombo–Yeji cargo ferry accepts a limited number of passengers on its once-weekly service and is an adventurous way of reaching Tamale (you can pick up transport to Tamale from Yeji). The journey is a relatively long one. It leaves Akosombo Port on Mondays and Yeji on Wednesdays. Standard seats cost about 20cedis, while an air-conditioned double cabin goes for about 90cedis per person.
Dodi World offers a memorable voyage experience on board its 150 capacity pleasure boat the famous MV Dodi Princess II to Dodi Island an 84 hectar Island located 5 kilometres off the shore of Lake Volta which provides tourist and holiday makers an opportunity to experience nature as well as enjoy the daring thrills on varied water sports equipment. Contact them on phone +233-055-912-8694 / +233-055-912-8694 or email i[email protected] or [email protected]
Buses are preferable to tro-tros (minibuses) for long journeys as they tend to be more comfortable and reliable. There are bus services to all of Ghana’s main towns and cities.
Intercity STC is the Nation’s premier Transport Company. We provide safe, reliable and comfortable bus services to travelers in Ghana and the sub-region. They also have a package delivery service.
VIP / VVIP / OA TOURS
There is also VVIP and OA Tours which runs long distance bus services north of Accra to Kumasi and Tamale, and and other towns.
Metro Mass Transit
Metro Mass runs mostly with metropolises and also runs local services in various parts of the country. The run inter-city and intra-city buses. It’s ideal to book in advance as tickets get snapped up fast on the more popular routes. Services are usually less frequent on Sunday. Contact: 0246586154
There is always a charge for luggage for mini buses (tro-tro). Theoretically, it should be per kilogram, but in practice, large rucksacks or suitcases just tend to be charged a flat fee. Baggage handlers will expect a tip for loading your bags.
- Car & Motorcycle
Driving is on the right in Ghana. Most main roads are in pretty good condition, though most secondary roads are untarred and could be bumpy. You will need an international driver’s licence todrive in Ghana. Fuel is inexpensive at around 4cedis per litre. Hiring a car with a driver is a good option if you’re short on time; travel agencies can usually arrange this. Depending on the distance, car and driver experience, factor in anything from US$100 to US$150 per day, plus fuel. Ghana Car Rentals is an excellent, professional company with reasonably priced vehicles.
The railway sector and service are being re-developed. The only few trains that exist are mostly for mining and cargo transport.
Within towns and on some shorter routes between towns, shared taxis are the usual form of transport. They run on fixed routes, along which they stop to pick up and drop off passengers. Fares are generally very cheap (2-10cedis).
Private taxis don’t have meters and rates are negotiable. It’s best to ask a local in advance for the average cost between two points.
Taxis can be chartered for an agreed period of time, anything from one hour to a day, for a negotiable fee.
Taxis can be identified by their “Taxi” signs on to and their unique orange or yellow side-fender colour.
Tro-tro is a catch-all category that embraces any form of public transport that’s not a bus or taxi. Generally, they are mini-busses.
Tro-tros cover all major and many minor routes. They don’t work to a set timetable but leave when full. Fares are set but may vary on the same route depending on the size and comfort of the vehicle.
There is generally an additional luggage fee. The area where tro-tros and buses congregate is called, ‘lorry station’ or ‘lorry park’, taxi rank or station.
- Street Signs & Name Changes
The government is part way through a street-naming project, with the aim of giving every street in Ghana a visible street sign. At the same time, many existing street names are changing. While we have endeavored to mark as many changes as possible, it is likely that more names will have changed by the time you read this.