Accra Airport, usually known as Kotoka International Airport, is located around 8 km away from the city center of Accra and handles a wide range of regional and international flights including direct flights from the UAE. The airport is the busiest airport serving Ghana with over 2.5 million travelers passing through each year.
Terminals at Accra Airport
Accra Airport consists of two passenger terminals, while a brand-new third terminal is currently under construction and is expected to be completed by mid-2018. If you need to switch between Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, it shouldn’t be much hassle as the terminals are located next to one another and do not require any special transportation to travel between.
Facilities at Accra Airport
At Accra Airport travelers can look forward to an extensive range of amenities and facilities, so you will be able to find everything you would need to pass the time. There are plenty of dining and drinking choices available at the airport including fast food outlets, cafés and restaurants, while you can also find duty-free shopping alongside a small selection of retail and souvenir shops.
There is a 24-hour medical clinic located just across the road from the airport, while there are a few different airport lounges available for those looking for more private surroundings and additional luxuries like shower access. Other amenities available to travelers at the airport include currency exchange desks, Wi-Fi access for a fee and a gaming room which is ideal for children.
Accra Airport Travel Information
When you have arrived at Accra Airport, the most convenient way to reach your destination is to hop in a taxi just outside of the airport. There are metered taxis available for those who want their own ride, while there are also shared taxis available for travelers on a strict budget. Alternatively, there are a number of private chauffeur companies in the car rental section offering a more luxurious and bespoke method of travel. Renting a vehicle yourself is also an option.
Although most African nationals will be able to enter on a visa free will get a visa upon arrival, nationals from most other nations in the world will be required to get a visa in order to enter the country. The climate in Accra is warm across the year, although if you visit between May and June you can expect heavy rainfall as you will be visiting during the region’s rainy season.
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* This information is correct as of May 2018