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Accra Kotoka Airport

General information

Accra Kotoka Airport is Ghana’s largest and only international airport. The airport was built at the initiative of Kwame Nkrumah and later named after Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka, who led the coup to overthrow Nkrumah’s government. Accra Kotoka Airport consists of three terminals and one runway, the airport offers connections to African, Asian, North American and European destinations. In 2019, Accra Kotoka Airport handled 3 million passengers.

Location

Where is Accra Kotoka Airport situated?

Accra Kotoka Airport is located in the northeastern part of Ghana’s capital. The airport is accessible from the city centre via Liberation Road. The nearest highway is N1 Acrra – Tema Motorway.

How many terminals does Accra Kotoka Airport have?

Since the opening of the modern Terminal 3 in 2018, the airport has three terminals. T3 is used for international air traffic, T2 for domestic flights and T1 for private flights. Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 are next to each other, T3 is a 5-minute walk from T1/T2.

Airport Map


Transportation

Car

The distance from Accra Kotoka Airport to the centre of Accra is 9 kilometres. By car, it takes 25 minutes to get to the centre of Accra.

From ACC Airport to Accra City centre by Car
9 km
25 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Accra Kotoka Airport by public transport. Visit the Accra Kotoka Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Accra Kotoka Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Accra is about GHS 40.-. Book your taxi at Accra Kotoka Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From ACC Airport to Accra City centre by Taxi
9 km
25 min
GHS 40.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Accra Kotoka Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Hertz, Avis and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Accra Kotoka Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Accra Kotoka Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Accra Kotoka Airport.

Services

Flights

Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Accra Kotoka Airport.

Flight tickets

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Which airlines fly from and to Accra Kotoka Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Accra Kotoka Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Africa World Airlines
  • Kenya Airways
  • South African Airways
  • TAP Air Portugal
  • Emirates

Accommodations

Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Accra Kotoka Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Accra Marriott Hotel, Accra

Set in the heart of Accra Airport City and only a 5-minute walk from Kotoka International Airport, Accra Marriott Hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness centre.

business

Ibis Styles Accra Airport, Accra

Situated in airport City, 44 km from Accra. Ibis Styles Accra Airport features express check-in and check-out and free WiFi throughout the property.

family

Airport View Hotel, Accra

Offering outdoor and indoor pools, Airport View Hotel is located in Accra. The property boasts free WiFi access, bar and terrace. Guests can work out at the fitness centre in the property and make use of the business facilities.

Hotels in Accra

Looking for the best hotels in Accra? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.

luxury

Kwarleyz Residence, Accra, Accra

With Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park reachable in 9 km, Kwarleyz Residence, Accra offers accommodation, a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and a bar. Both WiFi and private parking are available at the apartment free of charge.

family

Lavender Lodge Hotel, Accra

Lavender Lodge offers accommodation in Airport city, Accra. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the pool, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. Rooms include a TV.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Accra Kotoka Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!

Ticket

Accra: Guided City Tour with Lunch

Delve into Ghana's rich history and culture with a local guide and explore the highlights of Accra with a delicious lunch in a local restaurant.

Activity

From Accra: Cape Coast Slave Dungeons Day Trip with Lunch

Immerse yourself in nature and see wildlife in Kakum National Park. Learn about the slave trade and visit former forts along the Gulf of Guinea.

Tour & transport

Wildlife, Elephants & Safari Tours in Ghana (Mole Park)

Experience a breathtaking wildlife forest with animals such as Elephants, Buffalo, Antelope, Baboons, and other Amphibians. visit the ancient mosque. Flight, road transport, meals and drinks inclusive

Reviews

  3 reviews

Have you visited Accra Kotoka Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about Accra Kotoka Airport. This airport has an average score of 1 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Casim Abbas
1 month ago
★☆☆☆☆

Here is a summary of our experience at Kotoka International Airport Accra. I was travelling with my 21 year old son from Accra to Washington DC on United Airlines on Monday November 7, 2022, 11.45pm.
We checked in our luggage, received our boarding passes, cleared immigration and security. On our way to gate I noticed that my name was mentioned in an announcement. At the gate we were told that our luggage got intercepted and that we would have to confirm what was in it. I suggested that whoever wants to talk to us could come to the gate and do so, but the gate agents (two ladies) insisted that we needed to go back to the check-in counter and answer questions there. On our way back Ghana Immigration took our passports away. At check-in an airport employee led us to a freight elevator which took us down to the area where freight is handled. This is where they separated my son from me, and, as I learned from him later, they took him to a room, locked the gate, and he was detained with three airport employees. They threatened him and demanded a bribe. After he gave them his remaining Ghanaian currency they allowed him to leave. He was terrified and very upset.
I believe all the employees we encountered knew what was going on. Why would Ghana Immigration allow someone with an exit stamp in the passport re-entering the country ?
The well-intentioned posters in the airport stating that "We do not condone extortion at our airports" are not sufficient. There is no phone number to call and nobody to talk to.
The facilities are nice but watch your back !

Samuel
2 months ago
★☆☆☆☆

Do not take the so-called “airport taxis” at Kotoka airport. They have sheets of paper with atrocious fixed fares on them. On 4 October 2022 I arrived by KLM at Kotoka. The rate was Ghs 100 from the airport to Cantonments near the American embassy.

Ama
1 year ago
★☆☆☆☆

Kotoka airport (Ghana) warning for other travellers.

There's a deliberate system of entrapment.

We arrived at the airport to drop off my friend who was travelling. As she had to pick up a copy of her Covid test result we dropped her off and was told by one of the staff that we should rather drive around to the other side by the bus stop.

We drove around the area waiting for her to call us that she was ready so we could drive her to the new side of the airport to catch her flight.

When she was ready, we drove to the side of the road (near the bus stop) where the staff member told us to go to. Another member of staff then proceeded to stand by the car, said you can't pick up here and called over two other men who put a clamp on our wheel. This happened in the space of less than 30 seconds.

We were shocked of course and told them she would be late for her flight to which he responded he doesn't care.
They demanded we pay 150 cedis.

While we were talking to the men, several cars parked in the same spot and picked up passengers. We asked why their cars weren't being clamped too. They stood by and let these cars pick up and drive off. They continued to refuse to unclamp our car.

We paid the 150 cedis because we didnt want our friend to miss her flight. The attendant then tried to refuse to give us a receipt for the fine we just paid which led to more arguing.

During this time one of the attendants used his hand to push our brother who then push him back. Us ladies had to stand between the men to stop them physically fighting. He obviously wanted to pocket the cash.

We dropped our friend and enquired with other airport staff where the main office is for the enforcers. We spoke to two men  at the office who said they were supervisors. They listened to our story and I showed them the video clip. They didnt offer any assistance except to say we should come back tomorrow morning to speak to the general manager.

Looks like everyone there is probably taking a portion of the money from this operation they have going on. As a Ghanaian, I feel the corruption here (from the top down) is too widespread, preventing our country from improving.

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