Accra International Airport

Kotoka International Airport (ACC)


Located six miles (9km) north of Accra, Kotoka International Airport is the largest airport in Ghana and a travel hub for West Africa. One of only five airports in Africa accredited for direct flights to the US, Kotoka International Airport serves more than 1.5 million passengers each year on flights around Africa as well as to Europe and North America.

Kotoka International Airport can be a bit chaotic for some travellers, and ongoing construction and renovation add to the confusion, with long queues and delays a common occurrence. A few shops and restaurants are all that are offered in the way of entertainment. Passengers should definitely bring a good book and a lot of patience when flying to Kotoka International Airport.


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

Getting to the city

There are no buses to the city centre, however taxis are available, though usually unmetered. The journey to the city centre can take anything between 25 minutes and an hour, depending on traffic.


Local time is GMT.


Tel: +233 21 776 171.

Car rental

Car rental companies have booths outside the arrivals hall.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the stand outside the terminal.


Facilities include shops and duty-free shopping, snack bars, a restaurant and bar, a business centre, post office and information desk. Currency exchange services and a 24-hour ATM are located in the arrivals hall. There are also 24-hour medical care and immunisation services available.


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

Departure Tax

US$50 (international), GHS1,000 (domestic).




Flights to Kotoka International Airport are available via Air Namibia, Air Nigeria, Alitalia, British Airways, Brussels Airlines, Delta, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM Lufthansa, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, United and Virgin Atlantic.


Kotoka International Airport offers wifi in the departures area.

Business Lounges

The Domestic Terminal has a business centre with copying, phone and fax services, while additional business facilities are available in several VIP lounges.

Accra International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.