Accra city centre
Kotoka International Airport (ACC): 4 mi from city centre
Flights to Accra: practical information
Cheap airlines to Accra
If this historical African country is calling your name, search for cheap flights to Accra on liligo.com. Katoka International Airport (ACC) is the country's major transportation hub with flights connecting Accra to North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. British Airways operates a daily direct service from London Heathrow to Accra.
When to book flights to Accra
There are two main seasons in Ghana: wet and dry. Accra is located in the south of the country so the rainy season happens between April and mid-November. It's best to avoid holidays in Accra during this time.
- Peak season: Dry season, December to March.
- Low season: Wet season, April to November.
Flights to Accra from London take between 9-16 hours depending on stopovers.
Experience Accra: what to see, what to do
The capital of Ghana, Accra is best known for its Western architecture and dingy shanty towns. But there is more to discover than that!
Essentials in Accra
National Museum: The first stop every visitor to Accra should make is at the National Museum. Ghana's history is well laid-out and features exhibitions on culture and Africa's prehistory and the interesting history of the country's currency.
Osu Castle: Slightly out of place is Osu Castle, built by the Danes in the seventeenth century. It was used essential as a storehouse for slaves before shipping them but was turned to the presidential palace once independence was won.
Jamestown: Jamestown is the oldest part of Accra and is still used as the city's fishing centre. Just a short distance from Independence Arch, many visitors enjoy the busy streets, the lighthouse and the local culture here. Find a local guide to show you the hidden treasures here including the excellent views of the harbour.
Find more information on Touring Ghana.
Accommodations in Accra
Accra has a wide range of options when it comes to choosing where you'l stay. Upscale places are not hard to find, for example the La Badi Hotel when Queen Elizabeth once stayed. There are plenty of Accra hotels in the mid-range, perfect for travellers on a budget.