Flights & getting there
Kotoka International Airport, just 5km north of the ring road, is the main international gateway to the country. There are also domestic flights to Kumasi, Takoradi and Tamale.
It is essential that you allow plenty of time to get to the airport: even though it is relatively close to the city centre, it can only be accessed through one of Accra's most congested roads. A one-hour journey is common, two or three hours not unheard of.
A taxi from the airport to the centre should cost around C30.
After a couple of problematic years, leading many services to grind to a halt, Intercity STC is back in service, complete with a brand-new fleet of buses. For the moment, however, there are fewer departures than previously. The main Intercity STC bus station and the VIP bus station are on Ring Rd West. STC also has another depot in Tudu.
Services from Accra include:
Aflao C22, three hours, one daily, Intercity STC Tudu station
Bolgatanga C80, 18 hours, three weekly, Intercity STC Ring Rd station
Cape Coast C19, three hours, one daily, Intercity STC Ring Rd station
Ho C19, three hours, one daily, Intercity STC Tudu station
Kumasi C40, 4½ hours, leave when full, VIP station
Paga C95, 20 hours, three weekly, Intercity STC Ring Rd station
Takoradi C45, four to five hours, 1pm daily, VIP station
Takoradi C27, four hours, one daily, Intercity STC Ring Rd station
Tamale C45, 11 hours, one daily, Intercity STC Ring Rd station
Wa C85, 14 hours, 3pm daily, VIP station
Tro-tros (minibuses or pick-ups) leave from four main motor parks:
Kaneshie Motor Park Cape Coast (C20, three hours), Takoradi (C25, four to five hours) and other destinations to the west.
Neoplan Motor Park Kumasi (C30, four hours), Tamale and northern destinations.
Tema station Tema (C10, one hour), Ho (C20, three hours), Hohoe (C25, four hours)
Tudu station Aflao (C20, three hours), Akosombo (C15, 1¼ hours), Ho (C20, three hours), Hohoe (C25, four hours)
Ghana Car Rentals is a reliable company renting vehicles with experienced drivers.