Ghana Transportation

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Ghana Transportation

  • New routes on internal flights in Ghana

    There is a new airline running internal flights to a number of locations around Ghana. The flight company is called Fly540Africa - http://fly540africa.com/.They run flights to Kumasi, Accra, Tamale, Takoradi and Sunyani, some of which save a great deal of time and hassle in getting around.The downside is that you do not get to experience the...

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  • vanef stc

    Vanef STCBetween Accra and all major cities within Ghana and some neighboring countries, you can take Vanef STC, Ghana's safest, most reliable transportation from city to city. Unfortunately this speaks nothing of timeliness, for STC is known for delays. Nonetheless, they are rarely involved in road accidents and the cost of getting from one end of...

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  • Drive from Accra to the Togo border

    Just a highlight of what you can see to the Togo border from Accra. We hired a taxi and it cost $80 U.S. including gas. We had to haggle down. Worth the money. Comfort, snappy service and great views.

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  • Taxi to the border of Togo

    A taxi to the border will cost you about $80. We negotiated HARD (they started at $100 and we only got it down to $80) but we had a couple cards decked against us. One was being in an upscale hotel, being a tourist and seeming like we had money (which they said, not us). I'm sure if you had come across a taxi person on your own you could get it...

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  • ACC or Kotoka International

    Delta flies non-stop from JFK to Accra (United will be starting shortly from IAD) KLM and a number of other carriers fly from their hubs in Europe. Ethiopian and Air Namibia to name a few fly from points in Africa. Local air service is limited here and tickets to Abidjan are not cheap.....Virgin Nigeria which has since been sold and go through a...

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  • To and from the airport

    One thing I hate about traveling is your first experience is often getting ripped of by a cab at the airport. The cabbies here are what I would consider the least agressive on the continent. They understand the word no and will not pester you. If you arrive during the daylight hours..we got in around 7am from JFK so we huffed it to catch a tro tro...

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  • best tour agent in ghana

    to travel around it is best to go by an experienced tour agentafter chosing Abacar we were happy with this company..they are fair in price, flexible..always follow your wishes likes and dislikes and are very reliablefor tours in the south you can go by normal carby roads to inland..like to mole np. a 4wd car is absolut necessary

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  • Driving

    DONT - the roads are mad!!!! The taxis aren't the best either, one of mine broke down in middle of roundabout and everyone laughed. The traffic around Accra is like rush hour all day. If taking the journey by car or bus from Accra to the Gold Coast beware as you leave Accra so too do you leave the road behind and it is no more than a dirt track not...

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  • STC Bus

    Don't assume you can just hop on the next bus out of Accra. On Saturdays, particularly, you may find, as I did, that though you've arrived at the station early enough for the first bus to Cape Coast, there are no seats before 4 pm! Even when I tried to buy a ticket to Takoradi instead (you have to pay full fare even if you stop in Cape Coast, but...

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  • tro-tros around Accra

    I was a bit neurotic about riding tro-tros. They're old, decrepit, crowded and with a reputation for unsafe driving. But they didn't feel nearly as bad as their reputation suggested. Yes, they're crowded, but this is how everyone travels around, so it's a great way of seeing what daily life is like. I found mates, drivers and passengers alike to be...

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  • Taxis

    I've never seen so many taxis! They are not metered and charge by time rather than by distance, so if they anticipate traffic (the jams can be horrendous) they will ask for a little more. Do bargain, but don't worry too much about being overcharged. Taxi drivers will typically ask for more from tourists, but not outrageously so - 50 cents to a...

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  • Ghanaian traffic

    One great thing about Ghana, and Africa in general actually, is that you can expect everything on the roads. No such things as special buslanes, "no trucks allowed here" or special car inspections before you are allowed to drive with it: as long as it CAN drive, it WILL drive.During my period in Ghana, I've seen the weirdest thing driving around:...

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  • Shared Taxi's

    The cheapest way to get around within a city or between two towns, is by taking the "shared taxi". These taxi's have fixed routes through the city centre: normally only one main road that they do up and down over and over again. The driver in a shared taxi is always looking for more passengers for his taxi and he will stop whenever he sees that...

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  • Antrak Air

    An easy and fast way to get around in Ghana, also is quite an expensive way. This way is by flying with Antrak Air. This is a local airline that connects the three biggest cities of the country with eachother: Accra, Kumasi and Tamale. Besides this, they also fly internationally in the region to Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, and to...

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  • Flying to Ghana

    When you are searching for a cheap flight to Accra, and you are leaving from Europe, you should check out Alitalia first. This Italian company is the cheapest of all. Other cheap option (but I don't know how reliable) are the Libian Air Afriqiyah and the Ghanaian Antrak Air.When you are flying from North America too, Alitalia is a cheap option,...

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  • Kotoka International Airport

    If you travel to Ghana by airplane, you will always arrive at the only international airport of the country: Kotoka International Airport in Accra. It is situated at only a few kilometres away from the city centre, to the northeast. There are a few important things that are useful to know:- A very big problem at the airport are all the taxidrivers...

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  • Drop Taxi's

    In Ghana there is a huge difference between so called "drop taxi's" and "shared taxi's". In most cities and towns there are shared taxi's that have fixed routes through the city. To know these routes however, you really need to know the way around. If you don't, it is much easier to take the more expensive drop taxi.Any taxi that is empty will be...

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  • Metro Mass Busses

    Another way of transportation by bus is Metro Mass. This is a bus company with less luxurious busses then the STC, with cheaper rates and with routes that, unlike STC, also cross bad, bumpy roads. They also connect the bigger cities of the country, but with more connections and more often than the STC ones.The Metro-Mass busses most of the times...

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  • STC Busses

    The most comfortable way to get around in Ghana are the STC Busses. These busses normally are fully airconditioned and have good, comfortable seats. STC is one of the most decent companies in the country, with clear schedules of when the busses are driving, and what everything costs, but like everything in Africa, it is not as perfectly organised...

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  • Tro-Tro's

    The most important way of transportation in Ghana is the Tro-Tro. A Tro-Tro is every vehicle that is bigger then a normal car and smaller then a bus. It can be anything: vans, pick-ups, small busses...Every trip in a Tro-Tro is an adventure. The vehicles always are at least 20 years old, they are extremely uncomfortable, and very, very packed. In a...

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  • Lorry

    These huge trucks, known locally as a lorry (as is any large vehicle used to carry passengers) are found all over the country. Usually they were travelling at speed in the opposite direction when I saw them, so I was unable to take a photograph of them, but this one was just leaving the market (which also doubled as the bus station) in Yendi just...

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  • Bycycles

    Many local good are transported by bicycle. Reasonably priced to purchase and even cheaper to run, they are very useful for moving smaller items from one place to another. Occasionally you do see some very large items being transported by bicycle too. They are of course, a very good means of transport for the people and are very common.

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  • Tourist mini buses

    There were 15 of us in the group and we travelled in two mini buses. One bus offered far greater leg room than the other, and was much more modern, but strangely enough, the air conditioning unit was actually less effective than that of the older, more cramped bus. We carried with us all our luggage and supplies such as bottled water, tent, mats...

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  • easy way to get around Ghana

    If you are interested in covering a lot geographically and also go to Togo or Benin, best to rent a Jeep and a knowledgeable driver. We were very lucky and we could visit all the out of the way places.

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  • AVIS Driver ISSAC

    We decided to hire a 4 wheel drive vehical and a driver while we were travelling in Ghana.We were advised to go to a reputable company as unreliable transport is can spoil a trip. If you break down or get lost in the bush the conditions could be very uncomfortable & unpleasant. We managed to negotiate a deal with AVIS (LAND TOURS GH. LTD) for a...

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  • Travelling to the West Coast etc

    Just returned from Ghana in August 2006 and travelled extensively within Accra, from Accra to Kumasi and from Accra to Elmina & Cape Coast. STC still runs to Kumasi from Accra and the fare is currently C 75k. The STC no longer runs to the west coast i.e. Cape Coast. Our taxi journey to Elmina cost us C 600,000 and took about 4 hrs. Our 'Ford'...

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  • Trotros

    if you're up to it, trotros are the way to go. they can be fun, in a way, and are super cheap. if you must take a taxi however, whenever taxi drivers see foreigners, they assume they want a "drop in"--that is, custom service, for which they charge a lot more. Otherwise, they'll fit some 4 or 5 people in the car, and itll be a lot cheaper. If you...

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  • survival kit 2

    Dress CodeGhanaians consider it respectful to dress decently for social functions especially for visits to the palaces. It is considered disrespectful to attend such functions in crumpled dirty clothes, T-shirts, unkept hair.Our old folks are also not very happy to see a woman or lady dressed in shorts or trousers (slacks). When sitting in the...

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  • Signals

    pointing the index finger of your right hand skyward means 'to Accra Central'. Pointing the right index finger toward the ground and making a circular motion (with your finger) means 'Kwame Nkrumah Circle', a major circle in Accra.There is also a large lorry park, Neoplan, where you can get transport to many places in Accra. Close to Obetsebi...

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  • walking

    This is always an option, although not to be recommended if you can avoid it. Pedestrians in Ghana give whole new meaning to the phrase 'the quick and the dead.' Also, it is hot, and usually a long way to anywhere. If you are desperate enough to walk at night, at least wear light, bright clothing (preferably decorate with reflectors) and a big...

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  • Travel to/from & Your Stay

    Travel to/from & Your StayUseful Addresses and Phone NumbersGhana Tourist BoardHead OfficeP.O. Box GP 3106Tesano, GhanaTel: (233) 21) 222153/244794Fax: (233) (21) 244611Email: gtb@africaonline.com.ghWebsites:www.ghanatourism.gov.gh, www.africaonline.com.gh/toursimGhana PermanentMission to U.N19, East 4th StreetNew York, N.Y 10017 United States of...

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  • Train Kumasi-Takoradi

    It's a cheap way to get to Takoradi from Kumasi. Also it is a night train so it will save a hotel. Allthough you must be prepared on a long delay, it is worth it. You go straight through the rainforest and small villages. THe train stops often at some bigger villages where all kinds of people try to sell things from their head. So the longer your...

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  • Bus

    In most of the big cities and towns you'll find one or more bus stations.Here you can find transportation to most of the big cities in the country.

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  • transportation

    there is a lots of road accidents in ghana and the best thing to do is always take the STC when travelling from accra to its outskirts like kumasi,capecoast,tamale etc. and make sure you get a taxi when going to an unknown destination.also the trotro helps when going to a place which is just near by and you know your way.it help save money.it is...

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  • In Ghana the "TroTro" is a good way to...

    The Ghana bus system is good, but I prefer the tro-tros for a 3 to 4 hour trip. These are minivan's actually, and like similar transport in many third world countries, they provide the cheapest and fastest way to get around. Find the stand, examine the windshield for the name of the place you want to go, and then climb in. The driver will collect...

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  • Taxi fare negotiation

    If you travel to Ghana as a white person, know that you will be expected to pay a higher taxi fare always. Try to ask locals what the normal price would be, and negotiate with the driver before you get in for something just slightly higher. If he wont budge, let him go, taxis in the cities are everywhere and they don´t hesitate to honk and let you...

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  • Tro-Tro ride of your life

    Beaten up old buses, ie tro-tros, are the main form of transportation in Accra and for most shorter journeys aruond Ghana. This consists of being crammed into a rusty bus with a man hanging out the sliding door who calls for stops and collects your money. An experience not to be missed, and definately the cheapest way to get around.

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  • Going to Mole National Parc

    going to en from Mole national ParcIf you dont have your own transport, there are two ways to reach the parc. You can either take the daily bus from tamale or take a taxi from tamale.We took the bus...we took the STC bus from Kumasi to Tamale and then the bus from tamale to Mole (the bus and trotro station in tamale is next tot the stc station).Be...

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  • Tro-Tro

    Tro-Tro is a name coming from Three-Three, when a trip was three pesawas a long time ago. The tro-Tro is a kind of van, like Toyota HIACE, which has been customised to carry more than 25 people in place of nine, plus goats and bundles on the roof. It is the cheapest way to travel. As an adventurer, you should try once, but I don't advise it on long...

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  • Taxis

    Taxis:Taxis are special: you have plenty cars riding everywhere. You recognize taxis quickly because the four wings are red and the car is yellow or grey, sometimes some other colours.There is no counter in the car, so before entering the cab, you have to negociate the price.As a white, you pay more, but it is normal, isn't it? Most taxi driver...

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  • A Boat Trip on Lake Volta

    It’s possible to do a small cruise on Lake Volta.You’ll visit an island and have the possibility to swim

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  • Joe Convens transport, The BEST in...

    In Ghana you can find the best taxis and tro-tros of Africa. Clean, reliable and excellent drivers. Before you get in you have to know how much you have to pay for your destination.

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  • Don't Be in A haste

    TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONThe transportation system is underdeveloped. A rail system connects Accra with Kumasi and Sekondi, and a fairly good bus network connects major cities. There are also some domestic airplane flights. Most people do not own cars but rely on public transportation or other means of travel. The tro-tro is a public minibus...

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  • Getting around towns

    In Accra especially, you can save quite a bit of money over the course of your trip if you take tro-tros instead of taxis. Tro-tros are minibuses which service fixed routes, and which have a fixed fare system, though they are operated privately. They generally stay on the main arteries, and the conductor touts for business by yelling the...

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  • Trotro

    getting around in Ghana can be tricky. If you take "dropping" with a taxi you'll be sure you get where you are going. It is cheap compared to western prices but yet most expensive in Ghana. If you take trotro, it will cost you practically nothing. They are like public busses, there is always one coming and they have a "mate" hanging out the window...

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