Getting Around

Flight & Transport

  • Air

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
AirlineCodeOffice LocationContact
Air FranceAFAirport/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 AirlinesDL- Airport - 1st Floor Terminal One (1) Building
- 4th Floor Silver Star Towers
+233 302 777 756
+233 765 262
+233 780044
+233 776171/9
EXT:4415/4417
Emirates AirlinesEK- Airport - 1st Floor Terminal One (1) Building
- 7th (Seventh Floor) Movenpick Ambassador Hotel
+233 302- 213 131
Ethiopian AirlinesET- 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’IvoireHFH/N.134 Near Metro TV Accra L, North Labone054 434 1739
054 269 8739
024 575 9799
KLM Royal Dutch AirlinesKL- Airport – Opposite Emirates Cargo Area, Aviance+233 302 214 711,
+233 54 431 5503
Asky AirlinesKP- Airport Office (Terminal One Link Bridge)
- Trust Towers Adabraka
+233 302 763 194
+233 302 240 443
Kenya AirwaysKQ
Middle East AirlinesMEKojo Thompson Rd, Accra030 222 8437
Brussels AirlinesLH- 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 AirlinesTK- Airport Office (Departure Hall)
- Opposite Fiesta Royal, Dzorwulu Junction - Accra
+233 302 765 880
+233 302 734 562
+233 302 734 561
Africa World AirlinesAW2nd and 3rd Floors, UNA Home Building Airport By-Pass Road Airport City, Accra+233 24 243 8888
RwandAirWBAdj. “THE ELIZABETH” building, Liberation RD, Accra(+233) 302 797 486 | (+233) 540 101 543
Qatar AirwaysQR
Egypt AirMS- 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
AirlineIATA CodeOffice LocationContact
Africa World AirlinesAWA2nd and 3rd Floors, UNA Home Building Airport By-Pass Road Airport City, Accra+233 24 243 8888
Passion AirOP221 Augustus Akiwumi Street
Airport West
Toll-Free: 0800 221 221
[email protected]
  • Bicycle

Getting around Ghana by bike is certainly possible, however there are rather very few bicycle lanes.

  • Boat

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]

  • Bus

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

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.

Domestic Operations (Within Ghana)
The company’s stations are also located in the regional capitals and cities of Ghana.
Accra Station/Head Office : Kaneshie , opposite Awudome Cemetary 0302-221414, 0203637344 /026673022
The Accra Station administratively oversees the following stations:
Tema Station (Community Centre, Community Two) 0204377038 / 0204314609.
Tudu station (opposite Kimbu cluster of schools) 0204432277
Aflao Station is (Ghana-Togo border) Telephone: 0204314512
Achimota Station (Achimota Overhead Interchange). 0203637028/ 0244654059
Bunso Terminal (Linda Dor Restaurant)
Ho Station (Civic center)
Kpando ( Central business district called Gabi.) 0208174686.
Takoradi Station (Axim Road near the Mankessim White House).0204314532
Cape Coast ( Pedu Goil Filling Station ) 0204314491
Elubo Station (Close to the Ghana – Cote D’ivoire border). 0204314541.-
Kumasi Station ( Adum Terminal and the Oforikrom ) 0204314491-
Sunyani StaTION (few meters from the Sunyani Polytechnic) 0204314556
Sub-regional Operation
ISTC International Stations – Contacts Persons
Abidjan, Abidjan station ( Trechville) +25544413501/+22545846607
Cotonou +2299718345
Ouagadougou +2267664304
Lome station 0268566455; 020263185
VIP / VVIP / OA TOURS

VIP, which runs half-hourly buses between Accra and Kumasi, and other major towns. Call or WhatsApp us on +233‭ 244 904 983 and +233‭ 209 206 080 to buy a ticket

 

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.

  • Train

The railway sector and service are being re-developed. The only few trains that exist are mostly for mining and cargo transport.

  • Taxi

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.

  • Uber

Uber officially arrived in Accra in September 2016 and has since been expanding from Accra to the cities. Although Uber might be trending there are other taxi services that are alternative to Uber services. There are several ridehailing apps such as Yango, Bolt, Accra Cab, and Dropping.

  • Tro-Tro

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.

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