Transport system in Accra Ghana

Accra is the capital city of Ghana with a population of over 2.269 million people and an area of over 1390 km².  People have to move from their residential areas to their work places in the city centre and industrial area. The common means of public transport used in the city is as follows:

Special Hire Taxis

Accra has an extensive special hire taxis network and numerous taxi ranks. The prices are negotiable between the passenger and driver. Taxis in Ghana are painted in two colours: the four bumpers fenders are yellow/orange and the rest of the car is in a colour of the operator’s choice.

Motor cycles (Trotros)

The most common form of transport in Accra is trotros and is the second most efficient and cost-effective way of getting around the city. Trotros are decorated with flags and stickers of various countries or (local and international) and soccer teams

Minibuses

These serve most parts of the city starting  from  stations.

Buses

Buses link the major centres including Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast, Tamale and Bolgatanga. Bus operators include VanefSTC,  OSA, Kingdom Transport Services (KTS), City Express and GPRTU.

Railways

The 24km Accra-Tema rail line is located between Accra, the capital city of Ghana and Tema a town  in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Ghana’s railway links Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi

Air transport

Two domestic airlines,  Citylink and Antrak operate in Ghana and have daily  flights  connecting  Accra to  Kumasi  and Antrak.Accra is the capital city of Ghana with a population of over 2.269 million people and an area of over 1390 km².  People have to move from their residential areas to their work places in the city centre and industrial area. The common means of public transport used in the city is as follows:

Special Hire Taxis

Accra has an extensive special hire taxis network and numerous taxi ranks. The prices are negotiable between the passenger and driver. Taxis in Ghana are painted in two colours: the four bumpers fenders are yellow/orange and the rest of the car is in a colour of the operator’s choice.

Motor cycles (Trotros)

The most common form of transport in Accra is trotros and is the second most efficient and cost-effective way of getting around the city. Trotros are decorated with flags and stickers of various countries or (local and international) and soccer teams

Minibuses

These serve most parts of the city starting  from  stations.

Buses

Buses link the major centres including Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi, Cape Coast, Tamale and Bolgatanga. Bus operators include VanefSTC,  OSA, Kingdom Transport Services (KTS), City Express and GPRTU.

Railways

The 24km Accra-Tema rail line is located between Accra, the capital city of Ghana and Tema a town  in the Greater Accra region of Ghana. Ghana’s railway links Accra, Kumasi and Takoradi

Air transport

Two domestic airlines,  Citylink and Antrak operate in Ghana and have daily  flights  connecting  Accra to  Kumasi  and Antrak. 

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