Car Hire at Accra Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015
Whether you want to laze on the palm fringed beaches of the Cape Coast, sample the non-stop nightlife in Accra or visit the home of Ashanti Kings, you can find the best car hire at Accra Airport with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Accra Airport
There are four car hire companies with desks at Accra Airport: Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, and Honk. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Accra Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Shell garage just on the outskirts of the airport, just 2 minutes by car. Simply head northeast towards Airport Road, take the third exit at the roundabout onto the Airport By ass Road where the petrol station will be on the left hand side.
Driving around Accra Airport
Accra Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. The N1 is just north of the airport and links Accra Airport to the Cape Coast in the south west and to Keta Lagoon National Park in the north east of the region. The N4 travels north of the airport to Koforidua while and on to the N6 which takes you further north to Kumasi.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Accra Airport.
The beautiful Cape Coast is famous for its fishing as well as beautiful palm fringed beaches. Here, Ghanaian cooking, dancing and music can all be enjoyed in the southern sunshine, along with lively markets, local arts and crafts shops and even a castle that is open to the public.
It takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach the Cape Coast from Accra Airport. Follow the airport road towards the N4 highway then the N1 motorway which is signposted for the Cape Coast.
Home of the Ashanti King, Kumasi is a bustling and typically Ghanaian town with a palace, museums, and zoo to explore and many wonderful markets in which to haggle for locally made goods. Just a stone’s throw from the town is Lake Bosumtwe with luxury resorts languishing around the waterside.
The drive to Kumasi from Accra Airport is around 4 hours. From the airport, get onto the N4 road taking the Accra-Tema exit for the N1. From the N1, follow signs to the N6, turning left onto Lake Road after which there will be signs for Kumasi.
Sultry Accra is a hot and humid city with a fantastic nightlife and some of the best places to eat in Ghana. Museums, parks, castles and galleries offer something to those in search of cultural pursuits while its white sandy beaches lined with high class resorts are the perfect place to soak up the sun. The oldest part of Accra is Jamestown which boasts colonial architecture, old forts and the best spot to watch the fishing boats sail in with their early morning catch.
It takes just 20 minutes to reach Accra city centre from the airport. Exit the airport on to Airport Road then the Airport by Pass and Liberation Road. Continue on to Independence Avenue and on to Secretariat Road, following signs for the city centre.
Most shopping centres, banks and hotels in Accra offer free parking however there is also a good choice of car parks in which to leave your vehicle. They often have 24 hour security. Charges are approximately 1 GHC per day for cars. The larger the vehicle, the more you will pay. Street parking in busy areas of the city will cost up to 2.50 GHC per hour depending on the area.
Prices subject to change