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Getting there & away



Bus & tro-tro

There are two VanefSTC bus stations in Accra. The main VanefSTC bus station (227373) is just east of Lamptey Circle and serves destinations to the west and north. Buses leave hourly from early morning to early evening for both Kumasi (ordinary/luxury US$5/7, four hours) and Takoradi (US$4.20/5.50, four hours), and four times a day to Cape Coast (US$2.70/4.20, three hours) and Tamale (US$10/16, 12 hours). There are fewer trips on all routes on Sundays.

The second, smaller VanefSTC bus station is next to Tudu Station, at the northern end of Makola Market. From there buses head east, serving Ho (US$4.40, four hours, 3pm), Hohoe (ordinary/luxury US$3.30/5.50, 3½ hours) and Aflao (US$5, 4½ hours, four times a day), on the Togo border. Buses leaving from this station are generally much more unreliable and may leave hours after their scheduled departure time or simply not at all.

Private buses and tro-tros leave from four main motor parks. Those for Cape Coast, Takoradi and other destinations to the west leave from Kaneshie motor park. Neoplan motor park, 250m west of Nkrumah Circle, has buses to north points such as Kumasi and Tamale. From Tema station, east of Makola market, tro-tros leave for Tema and Aburi. From the chaotic Tudu station, at the northeast corner of Makola Market, tro-tros leave for destinations to the east.

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Kotoka international airport, 5km from the city centre, is served by a number of major airlines and several small private regional carriers.

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