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Travel advice

Travelling to Accra:

Accra's airport is the Kotoka International Airport (code: ACC), 6 miles (9.7 kilometres) from the city.

Getting around Accra – Transportation:


The most enjoyable way to travel in Accra is by taxi. All official taxis have yellow sides on the car. Taxis in Ghana do not use meters, charges are based on distance and duration, but can be negotiated. You should always negotiate and settle on the price before the taxi sets off. Be firm on the bargain. A short trip from the University of Ghana campus to the Accra Mall should cost between 15 to 20 Cedis depending on time of the day and the traffic situation.

Uber Service

Uber services are also available in Accra. All you need to do is download the app, and you are good to go. Uber charges are more reasonable than the regular taxis.

Tro-tro/Mini Buses/Public Transport

Tro-tros are the most economical way to travel in Accra. A tro-tro is a mini bus that operates like a cross between a taxi and a bus. It operates on a fixed route, and you can get off at your own convenient place. They are particularly handy on routes that the main transport companies don't service. Tro-tros are cheap and offer you a chance to get close to other Ghanaian travelers. They have no schedules so do not use trotro if you have a tight schedule. Notwithstanding, it can be fun to ride in one whilst you are here!

How to get to the conference venue:

The venue is at the Institute of African Studies on the University of Ghana, Legon campus.  It is easy to move around Accra by Taxi and/or Uber and by bus.  Most hotels have staff at the front desk that can help participants with getting a taxi or Uber.  We expect some participants will lodge on campus, others in East Legon or close to the campus so a ride to the venue may take 20 minutes at the most.