Accra Kotoka International Airport Guide (ACC)
Code: ACCNo. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +233Timezone: GMT ++00:00
KA PMB 36, KIA, Accra, Ghana
Accra Kotoka International Airport is situated 10km (6 miles) north of Accra city centre.
0302 776 171.
The largest airport in Ghana, Accra Kotoka International Airport is also one of West Africa’s main air transport hubs. Our Accra Kotoka International Airport guide includes contact details as well as information on terminal facilities, public transportation and accommodation options.
Accra Kotoka International Airport is undergoing a continuing programme of upgrades and improvements, including an expansion of the car parking facilities. The overall project is due for completion in 2015. There have been reports of long queues to exit the country, so departing passengers are advised to leave plenty of time to go through security.
There is an airport information desk and a Ghana Tourist Information counter in the main arrivals area.
From Accra city centre, head north along Independence Avenue and Liberation Road, following signs to the airport.
Taxi: Taxis are the best way to get to Accra city centre and can be found at car park 2, close to the arrivals exit. A taxi from Accra Kotoka International Airport to Nkrumah Circle or Osu should costs around ¢33, but most don't have meters so make sure you agree a price before getting in. The journey time to central Accra is 25-55 minutes, depending on traffic.
There is a post office at Accra Kotoka International Airport. Wi-Fi internet access is available in the departures area. Card phones are located at several points throughout the terminal; cards are available from the post office and some shops.
There is a choice of restaurants both pre and post-security at Accra Kotoka International Airport and there is a bar airside.
A business centre in the domestic flights area provides communications and secretarial services. The Aviance Akwaaba Lounge is available for the airline's first and business class passengers. The State Protocol Lounge is for use by senior government officials/diplomats and VIPs.
Business and conference facilities are available at the Golden Tulip Accra (tel: 0302 213 161; www.goldentulipaccra.com), Holiday Inn Accra Airport (tel: 0302 740 930; www.ichotelsgroup.com) and Airport View Hotel (tel: 0302 740 930; airportviewhotel.net).
Several car hire companies are represented at Accra Kotoka International Airport, with booths outside the arrivals hall. These include Avis and Europcar (chauffeur-driven cars only).