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Ghana: Where is Accra in Africa | Ghana’s Capital City

Ghana: Where is Accra in Africa | Ghana's Capital City

Accra is the capital city of Ghana which is located in West Africa. The population of Accra is half that of London with 4.2million people. London has around 8 million. It consists of 17 districts or areas and all the districts are part of the Greater Accra Region. The Greater Accra region is one of the 16 regional capitals of Ghana.

The 16 regional capitals of Ghana are

  1. Greater Accra Region – Accra
  2. Volta Region – Ho
  3. Eastern Region – Koforidua
  4. Central Region – Cape Coast
  5. Northern Region – Tamale
  6. Upper East Region – Bolgatanga
  7. Upper West Region – Wa
  8. Oti Region – Dambai
  9. Bono East Region – Techiman
  10. Ahafo Region – Goaso
  11. Bono Region – Sunyani
  12. North East Region – Nalerigu
  13. Savannah Region – Damango

How to get to Accra?

The best and most practical way to travel Accra in Ghana from outside of West Africa is by air. Ghana no longer has a national national carrier but there are a number of airlines who provide scheduled and daily flights to the main international Airport Kotoka. The other international airport in Ghana is located in Kumasi. In all Ghana has 2 international airports and 7 regional airports serving some of the furthest regions. To get to some of these regional airports customers can book on Passion Air or Africa World Airlines.

11 national airlines who fly scheduled flights to Accra in Ghana daily

There are over 15 national airlines that fly to Accra in Ghana on a regular basis. Below are some of the most popular.

  • British Airways
  • KLM
  • Emirates
  • Kenya Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Ethiopian
  • Air France
  • Brussels Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Turkish Airlines
  • South African Airlines

How long does it take to get to Ghana from around the world?

Dependent on where you are travelling from the flight times can vary. The shortest flight times are for those people travelling from Europe. Where flight times can be as short as 6 hrs direct

  • From Europe between 6 to 8 hrs dependent on location and stop offs
  • From USA between 14 to 14 hrs dependent on location and stop offs
  • From the Middle East from 7 to 10 hours dependent on location and stop offs

How much are flights to Accra on average?

Flight prices can vary dependent on where you are travelling from and who you are flying with. From Europe flights can start as low as £400 £600 off season with stop overs. However, if you travel at peak holiday times prices start from £800 to a £1,000 direct. . From the USA flights can start from $1300 direct. From the Middle East example Dubai flights start from $570.


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