Accra Kotoka International Airport Guide (ACC)

Airport info
Code: ACC
Airport Road, KIA, Accra, Ghana

Accra Kotoka International Airport is situated 10km (6 miles) north of Accra city centre.

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +233
+233 30 277 6171.
Timezone: GMT ++00:00

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.

Airport news

Accra Kotoka International Airport is undergoing a continuing programme of upgrades and improvements, primarily aimed at reducing congestion and queues. The overall project is due for completion by the end of 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.

Transfer between terminals

The terminals are connected by covered walkway.

Driving directions

From Accra city centre, head north along Independence Avenue and Liberation Road, following signs to the airport.

Public Transport

Public transport road

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 GH¢35, 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.

Terminal facilities


A bureau de change and several ATMs are available at Accra Kotoka International Airport.


Paid-for Wi-Fi internet access is available in the departures area of Accra Kotoka International Airport – vouchers are available in airport shops. Card phones are located at several points throughout the terminal; cards are available from the post office and some shops. A post office is also situated in the airport.


There is a choice of restaurants both pre and post-security at Accra Kotoka International Airport and there is a bar airside.


There are a few shops at Accra Kotoka International Airport covering basic needs, as well as duty-free outlets.


There is a lost and found office in Arrivals.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

A business centre in the domestic flights area provides communications and secretarial services, while the Akwaaba Lounge is available for first and business class passengers. The State Protocol Lounge is for use by senior government officials/diplomats and VIPs.

Extensive business and conference facilities are available at the Golden Tulip Accra (tel: +233 30 221 3161; and Holiday Inn Accra Airport (tel: +233 30 274 0930;, amongst others.

Disabled facilities

Disabled facilities at Accra Kotoka International Airport are limited. Contact the relevant airline for further information and wheelchair assistance.

Car parking

Around 1,000 spaces are available in 24-hour car parks at the airport.

Car rental

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). A number of local operators are also present.


There are no on-site hotels at Accra Kotoka International Airport, but there are a number of accommodation options nearby. A hotel reservation desk is located in Arrivals.

African Regent Hotel

+233 28 911 5922.

A high quality hotel close to the terminals, the modern African Regent offers a complimentary airport shuttle service, a spa and gym as well as a restaurant and poolside bar. Meeting rooms are also available.

237/238 N Airport Road, Accra, Ghana

Best Western Premier

+233 30 278 5113.

Offering an airport shuttle service, the Best Western Premier boasts an outdoor pool, cocktail lounge and nightclub, along with a restaurant offering international and local cuisine. An on-site meeting room is also available.

17 White Avenue, Accra, Ghana

Golden Tulip Accra

+233 30 221 3161.

The 234-room Golden Tulip Accra, arranged within luscious vegetation, is located five minutes' drive from Accra Kotoka International Airport. The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport and facilities include a restaurant, bar, casino and meeting rooms.

Liberation Road, Accra, Ghana

Holiday Inn Accra Airport

+233 30 274 0930.

Housing a business centre, a Ghanaian restaurant and a bar, Holiday Inn Accra Airport is a good mid-range option just 2km (1 mile) from Accra Kotoka International Airport. A courtesy shuttle operates from here to the terminals.

Plot 19 & 20 Airport City, Accra, Ghana

Airport West Hotel

+233 30 278 5113.

The 30 bedroom Airport West Hotel is approximately 1km (0.6 miles) from Accra Kotoka Airport. There is Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, a gymnasium, swimming pool and business centre with conference rooms. There is also a shuttle bus to the airport and an on-site restaurant.

137 Airport Residential, Accra-Kumasi, Accra, Ghana