Transportation in Kumasi, and from Kumasi to Accra, is possible by plane, bus, or taxi.
Arriving at the STC-station or Tro-Tro station, many taxi-drivers with immediately offer you a ride. Before you get in, be wise, and discuss the price first.
A taxi ride within the city center should cost no more than 20.000 or $2. Shorter rides shouldn’t be more than 10.000.
Transit Between Kumasi and Accra
To get between Kumasi and Accra, flying is an option. Africa World Airlines, Starbow and Hahn Air provide service, and prices range from £50 to £88 each way. Check the conditions as regards to luggage carefully. You’ll find a choice of 10-12 flights during the week.
In a van with a private driver, it’s 220 km or about 140 miles, but it takes about 5 hours to reach Accra. The reasons for that include the state of the road. Some bits have disappeared, so rutted track is what’s left. That’s relatively rare but it slows you down. Next, speed bumps are laid in every village to slow down the traffic. Then there are slow-moving trucks. Police road blocks next – several. Even if you’re waved through, you’ll have slowed down or stopped by then. Often they will want to see the driver/vehicle papers. Last but not least – toll booths. Not many, but again you slow to a stop. There’s a big rest stop about half way on the right that’s ideal for taking a break.
Travel by bus between Kumasi and Accra takes approx 4-5 hours. Main coach companies, like V.I.P., with large vehicles, are normally quicker and a lot more comfortable than the Tro-Tro’s or the ordinary bus services. Price from 30-60 GHC.
Editor’s Note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about transit in Kumasi.
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