When you arrive in Accra, you’ll need to know the best way to get around. Here are the best methods of transportation in Accra.
This is the most inexpensive way to travel in Accra. It’s a minivan that operates like a cross between a taxi and a bus. It operates on a fixed route, and you can get off whenever you like. Tro-Tro drivers tend to be the most aggressive drivers on the road, so they are also the most likely to get into accidents. Since you share a ride in close quarters, pick pocketing can also be an issue.
Bus fare is cheap in Accra, but the buses aren’t in the best shape. They are generally overcrowded, and you have to wait till the bus stops at a bus station to get off. Different bus stations are used for buses to different destinations, so it can get confusing figuring out where to find the bus you need.
The most enjoyable way to travel in Accra is by taxi. You don’t have to worry about locating a bus with the correct route or riding on a crowded Tro-Tro. All official taxis have yellow sides on the car. While they are supposed to charge you based on the meter, in reality, it ends up being a negotiation. You should always negotiate a price before you leave. Be firm, because many taxi drivers will try to overcharge tourists. A short trip should cost about three cedis, and a trip from the airport to downtown should cost between 10-15 cedis.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transportation in Accra.