Kotoka International Airport (Accra)
The airport is located 6 miles north of Accra city center.
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Kotoka International Airport (ACC) is situated 6 miles (9km) north of Accra. The Ghanaian airport sees more than 1.5 million visitors each year.
Kotoka is the country’s most important airport and is one of only five airports in Africa to have FAA accreditation to operate flights directly to the United States. Having recently undergone a renovation program, the airport now offers services and facilities that are in line with international standards.
Due to current renovations and construction, you may experience delays even after check-in at Kotoka. Bring a good book, some music and a bit of patience.
One major terminal serves both arriving and departing passengers.
Getting into Town
Taxi: Taxis congregate to the west of the main terminal building, opposite the arrival foyer. Metered taxis charge $1.50 for the first kilometer and $0.55 for every kilometer thereafter. You can pre-book them online.
Bus: Although there are no official public bus services, a large number of hotels in Accra offer airport shuttle services for passengers. Arrange for collection through your hotel.
There are 1,000 parking bays at Kotoka International Airport. Parking at the main terminal building is prohibited as the area has been demarcated as a drop-and-go zone.
In addition to an information desk, the arrivals hall also features a customer service office to handle inquiries and offer guidance in terms of the airport’s facilities. Tourist information may be obtained from the Ghana Tourist Board Desk, which is in the arrivals hall.
Money and communications: The airport terminal features a number of ATMs, a bureau de change and a post office. Public telephone booths are situated at arrivals and departures. They only accept Ghana Telecom and Westel phone cards, both of which are available for purchase from the airport’s post office and gift shops.
Luggage: Due to recent renovations, Kotoka now offers passengers three modern baggage claims areas. There’s also a lost property office in the arrivals hall.
Conference and business: There’s a business center in the Domestic Terminal, accessible to both passengers and visitors, which has photocopiers, telephones and fax machines. First and Business-Class passengers of Ghana Airways may enjoy the Akwaaba lounge, while VIPs and state officials may relax at the State Protocol lounge.
Shopping: Retail outlets at Kotoka International include Woolworths, Max Mart, Alliance Francais and a duty-free store.
Food and drink: There’s an assortment of restaurants surrounding the main terminal building including the Landing Restaurant, Aerostar and Twinsti Restaurants. A dining gallery and bar inside the terminal offer post check-in meals and drinks.
Other facilities: The revamped terminal features a passenger lounge, public telephone booths, a porter service desk and a lost-and-found office. A police station is situated at the airport car park, while a medical clinic offers 24-hour medical and travel immunization services. Passengers with special needs should contact the information desk in advance to arrange for a wheelchair and porter assistance.
Wi-Fi: There is Wi-Fi access in the departures area.