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9.623 Km
12 hour
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intl. Airport

Transportation to Accra Airport from the City Center

Kotoka International Airport is 9 kilometers from the center of Accra, the capital city and the economic, political and cultural center of Ghana at the same time, is at the service of the passengers. In the small airport you can find almost anything you might need before and after your flight. With a private passenger lounge, stores for shopping and places to eat, you can have an enjoyable time at Kotoka International Airport before you leave the city.

You can rent a car, take a taxi, or make benefit of your hotel's airport shuttle to reach the airport, which offers plenty of convenient and fairly comfortable alternatives for transportation from the city center. It's easy to find a taxi in the city. But before you take the taxi, you must negotiate the price with the drivers.

You may have to pay a much higher fare than you normally would have as taximeters are not available in taxis.

Car rental is one of the most comfortable alternatives in the city. You can also get to the airport from the city center of Accra by taking the airport shuttles that are available from almost every hotel in the city.

Taxi

The taxis in Accra are extremely comfortable and they are frequently used alternatives by tourists. But these vehicles are a bit risky at the same time. The reason is that most do not have a taximeter. Drivers can charge higher fares than they normally would have especially from foreigners. To avoid this situation, you can negotiate the price with the driver before you take the taxi, and you can complete your trip on the price you agree with. Taxis in the city cost $ 1.55 for the first mile and $ 0.55 for each subsequent mile. Traveling from the city center to the airport takes about 25-50 minutes depending on the traffic situation.

Bus

There is no bus line directly from the city center to the airport. However, you can still use the buses to reach the center of the city from other parts of the city, or from settlements in the vicinity to reach the center of the Accra. You can then transfer to a taxi, rent a car in the city center or use the service of your hotel.

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttles are one of the most frequently used options for transportation from the center of Accra to the airport. You can reach the airport in about 30 minutes by using these shuttles, which are usually provided by the hotels in the city center. Shuttles are a preferred means of transportation, especially for crowded groups and organizations. However, you have to book in advance for the service.

If you are in the city during the high season, it may be difficult to find a place in these shuttles, or shuttle fares may increase during these periods. Please do not forget to give information about your flight times when you are talking to your hotel for airport shuttle service, and do not forget to check the shuttle fare if applied.

Private Vehicle

It is possible to come to the airport with your car if you wish. What you need to do is to follow the airport directives after leaving the city center. If you do not trust yourself in navigating, you can take advantage of a navigation device or a map.

Car Rental

You can also rent a car to come to Kotoka International Airport from the center of Accra. In the city center there are offices of several international rental companies such as AVIS, Hertz and Europcar.

If you have rented a car at the airport, you can return your rental car to the offices at the airport before your return flight.

Renting a car can be considered as a very convenient alternative for both travelling around Accra and seeing nearby places around the city.

Limousine

If you want to come with a more comfortable vehicle from the city center to the airport, you can also rent a limousine. Though more expensive than other options, limousines are a particularly comfortable alternative to crowded families with children. Limousines in the city are usually preferred by entrepreneurs or diplomats who visit the city for business purposes.

You can make use of this service by visiting the offices in the city center where limousines and other luxury vehicles can be found or by making reservations via internet.

Airport Information

Kotoka International Airport, which connects Ghana's capital city Accra to the major centers of Africa and the world, also holds an important place in the transportation network both in the city and the country. The airport, which is located 9 kilometers away from the city center, is also quite close to the city. Although it is not a very big airport, many services and comforts for passengers can be found here.

Kotoka International Airport hosts passengers with two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and there are restaurants, cafes, stores for shopping, an exchange office where you can make your foreign exchange transactions, and ATM machines for withdrawing cash and other banking transactions. The airport also has a private passenger lounge for passengers who want to wait in a much more relaxed atmosphere and enjoy refreshments.

Stores where you can shop and the places where you can have foods and drinks are usually located at Terminal 2. There is also a wireless internet service at the passenger terminal for passengers who want to spend their time waiting for their flight by surfing on the internet.

With cards from Ghana Telecom, you can also use payphones at the airport. Those who want to shop at the airport can visit Max Mart, Woolworths, Alliance Francais and duty free stores.

You can visit Landing Restaurant, Aerostar or Twinsti Restaurant if you want to eat or drink while waiting for your plane. The airport also has a small clinic for emergencies and possible injuries and a parking lot for those arriving by car.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017

Transportation to Kolkata City Center from Airport

You can get on a taxi or bus in order to go to Kolkata city center from the airport. In general, train is one of the most preferred means of transportation in the city and it is possible to travel from the airport to the city center by train. If you wish, you can also rent a car at the airport for your transportation to the city center.

Taxi

You can get to the city center from the airport by using the taxis picking up passengers in front of the terminal but since there is no taximeter in many taxis or the drivers don’t run the taximeter, you should agree with the fare before getting on the vehicle. You can also bargain.

Car Rental

You can rent a car at the airport. However, you shouldn’t forget that traffic is generally very heavy and complicated in India, and drivers don’t obey the traffic rules very much. Therefore, you should be careful if you decide to rent a car. If the car you are renting has any problem, you should definitely record it. If you decide to rent a car, you should follow the VIP road to reach the city center. Your travel will last approximately 45 minutes.

Bus

There is a bus stop in front of the airport and it takes about 1 hour to reach the city center by bus. Since many bus routes pass through the city center, you can find the most convenient bus route for you by visiting the 'Tourist Information' desk at the airport.

Train

The first airport which has connection to the railway is Netaji Subhas Chanda Bose International Airport. It is possible to reach the city center in about 1 hour by train. The amount you will pay is low but you should keep in mind that trains can be very crowded.

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2018

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Which airports can I use for Accra-Kolkata flights?

For Accra-Kolkata flights, you can use Kotoka Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Intl. Airport for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Accra-Kolkata and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Accra-Kolkata is 9622 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 12 hour .

Which day is the most convenient for Accra-Kolkata flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Accra-Kolkata flights is Monday.

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