Airports in Accra
Located about seven miles (12km) north of Accra, Kotoka International Airport is the largest airport in Ghana and a travel hub for West Africa. One of only a handful of airports in Africa accredited for direct flights to the US, Kotoka International Airport serves more than two 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
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.
Tel: +233 21 776 171.
Accra International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.
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