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Local Transport Options

 

When moving about in the city the best choice is a taxi.  Tro-tros (public mini-buses) are by far the cheapest alternative, offering the most real-to-real experience, but too often an unpleasant one. Taxis are not cheap, but to the point and generally pleasant, except for the stick-up, of course.

When travelling outside of Accra to all major cities within Ghana and some neighboring countries,  here are your options:

  • STC- The main, government owned and operated, intercity coaches.
    (233-21) 221-912 or 252-835 or 221-314
  • Kingdom Transport Services
    (233-21) 306-429 or 304-821
  • Pergah Transport -Hiring Coaches
    (233-21) 244-636 or 255-623
  • Gold Link Transport Services
    (233-21) 765-200 or 765-401

For airlines that criss-cross this little nation, from Accra to Kumasi or Tamale, then contact:

  • Antrak Air- (233-21) 777-134 or 764-723
  • Citylink- (233-24) 431-001/2/3/4

Residents of Ghana, who can afford, generally find it essential to own a vehicle.  The tastes of public transport grows stale very soon, though it is a good way to experience the way 85% of all Ghanaians are shuttled to and fro.  This knowledge will help one grasp a better overstanding of the day-to-day challenges met by the citizens of this nation, putting into perspective the reasons behind the slow rate of progress overall.  Still, dependence on such antiquated, dilapidated  vehicles may prove more costly to your health than all the savings in the world.  Therefore it is suggested that you invest in a reliable vehicle.  American made cars are the least suitable for Africa, rather Japanese and German cars tend to withstand the harsh conditions of the road and climate. 

 

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