Getting Around

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01 Jan 2024

Most Ghanaians use taxis and tro-tros (shared minivans), but ride-hailing services like Uber and Bolt also exist in Accra. Note that these services have a cash option here, which most drivers prefer to card payment through the app. Regular taxis are easy to find but they are not metered, so be prepared to ask for the fare and negotiate before the journey begins. Shared taxis are cheaper and travel on specific routes. Tro-tros seat twelve to eighteen passengers, take specific routes and are cheap, but do not run on a schedule. Hop on at major bus stations or flag one down, but make sure to confirm the final destination. Accra has several car rental services, some with chauffeurs, and there’s also a commuter train between Accra and Tema, as well as rail links to other cities. You can use an international driver’s license for up to a year or apply for a Ghana driver’s license from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority ( if you have a residence permit.