Getting Around

Taxis are plentiful in Accra and can be hailed directly from the street. They're unmetered, so travellers should be prepared to negotiate the fare before getting into the vehicle; taxi drivers are notorious for trying to overcharge foreigners. Uber, Lyft, Ola and Didi are also available. Shared minibus taxis (tro tros) travel along set routes around the city. They're the cheapest and most popular means of getting around Accra, but not always the safest due to poorly maintained vehicles and erratic driving habits. Tro tro drivers will usually have an assistant who will yell out the destination as the tro tro approaches a stop. Car hire is available at the airport, and it's possible to hire a vehicle with a driver, which is often the best way of travelling around the city.


Accra International Airport

The airport is situated seven miles (12km) from Accra city centre.

Accra International Airport (ACC)


The airport is situated seven miles (12km) from Accra city centre.

Getting to the city

Taxis are the best option for getting to the city centre and can usually be found in the car park outside the arrivals exit. The journey to the city centre can take anything between 25 minutes and an hour, depending on traffic. It is also possible to rent a car at the airport.


Local time is GMT.

Car rental

Car rental companies have booths outside the arrivals hall.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the stand outside the terminal and usually park just outside the arrivals exit. They are unmetered so the fare should be agreed upon in advance.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are connected by a walkway.


Facilities include shops and duty-free shopping, lounges, snack bars, restaurants, ATMs and currency exchange services.


There is plentiful parking at the airport, and a designated drop-off area in front of the terminal.