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Airliner Airports Stops
Aero Contractors Lagos (LOS) to Kotoka International Airport (ACC) non-stop
Air Nigeria (LOS) to (ACC) non-stop
Arik Air (LOS) to ACC) non-stop

Flights from Abuja Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport

Flights between Abuja and Accra are offered by the following airlines, and may be booked via the provided link:

Airliner Airports Stops
Arik Air Abuja (ABV) to Kotoka International Airport (ACC) non-stop

Connecting Flights

There are a number of airlines that operate flights via their hub-cities. This is often not the best option though as these flights usually have a long transit time and are expensive. Some of the airlines that operate connecting flights are listed below :

  • South African Airways (via Johannesburg, 24h 00m)
  • Egyptair (via Cairo, 22h 30m)
  • Ethopian Airlines (via Addis Ababa, 22h 50m)
  • British Airways (via London Heathrow, 22h 20m)
  • Virgin Atlantic (via London Heathrow, 19h 40m)

Shortest flight paths between Nigeria and Accra

flight path between Lagos and Johannesburg

The distance between Abuja and Accra is 902 km, and if you are travelling from Lagos, then it is 401 km.

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Accra is served by the Kotoka International Airport (IATA: ACC, ICAO: DGAA), which is Ghana's premier International Airport, and with a capacity for large aircraft such as the Boeing 747-8,serves as the main entrance point for the country.The Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL) is responsible for operating the airport, and in 2011 Kotoka International Airport transporteda total of 1.784 million passengers, due to this it is regarded by many as the hub of the West African sub-region.

The airport was originally referred to as the Ghana International Airport, but was renamed in honour of Lieutenant General Emmanuel Kwasi Kotoka, who was a member of the ruling National Liberation Council. He was killed during a coup attempt, and the location where this took place is now the forecourt of the Airport. A statue was erected in his honour.

Find hotels in Accra

If you are looking for an affordable, convenient hotel, then the Holiday Inn at Accra Airport is ideal. Attractions such as Osu and Ussher Fort are a mere twenty minutes drive away from the Hotel, and free parking is offered to guests who are travelling by car, and all rooms include a safe where your valuables may be stored. Free Wi Fi is also available to guests.

Driving Directions

The distance between Accra and Lagos is 458 km via the ENIE and N1, and travelling time is around six hours and thirteen minutes. This route passes through Togo and is quite scenic, as it is a coastal drive, with a great view of the Ocean.

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General Info (Climate, Travel, Things To Do)

With a population of over 2.2 million people, Accra is both the capital capital and largest city in Ghana. It is also Ghana's primate city, serving as an economic and administrative hub for the Nation. Situated on the Ghanaian Atlantic coast, and originally built around a port, it is believed that the city's name, Accra, was derived from the Akan word "nkran" meaning ants, which was a reference to the numerous anthills that cover the surrounding countryside around the city.

Things to do in Accra

Accra is Ghana's cultural and tourism hub, and is one of the great African cities. You would be hard pressed to fit all of the sights and experiences that are to be found into one day. From the ample shopping facilities to the intriguing funeral processions of the Ghanian people, to the vibrant beaches, there is always something new to discover.

National Museum of Ghana

The National Museum offers a peak into Ghanian history and culture from pre-historic times to the present day. From clothing to thrones, carvings, paintings, pottery, instruments and tools used in customary rituals. The musuem also has a detailed exhibit on the slave trade. The National Museum is definitely your first stop before exploring Ghana in more detail.

Front entrance of the National Museum  An artifact at the museum Stool at the museum

Independence Square

Also known as Black Star Square due to the large black star that sits on top of the Independence Arch, Independence Square was officialy opened in 1961 by the late Kwame Nkrumah, celebrating independence from the British in 1957. The square features an eternal flame that was originally lit by the late Krumah himself.

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Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

Kwame Nkrumah led Ghana into independence and became Ghana's first president. He was voted Africa's man of the Millenium and is one of the most prominent figures of the 20th century. You can view the mausoleum where Nkrumah was buried as well as a monument that has been dedicated to him.

Kwame Nkrumah Park front view Kwame Nkrumah Park from the right Kwame Nkrumah Park Nkrumah Park


A visit to Accra would not be complet without spending some time on it's well known beaches, which are among some of the best in the world. Labadi Beach and Kokrobite beach are quite popular, and they are situated 25 kilometres West of the City.


Both Modern shopping malls and traditional market places can be found in Accra. Make sure you visit the Accra Mall, the A&C Shopping Mall or the Makola Market for your non-stop shopping madness satisfaction.

General Info : Climate


Accra enjoys a tropical savanna climate. It has a rainfall of about 730mm annually which falls mostly during the rainy seasons which are from April - July and during the month of October. The city has an average temperature of 26.8 °C. Generally the City enjoys pleasant weather conditions.

Average Temperatures for Accra
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Avg
Average High 31 31 31 31 31 29 27 27 27 29 31 31 30
Average Low 23 24 24 24 24 23 23 22 23 23 24 24 23
Precipitation (mm) 15 33 56 81 142 178 46 15 36 64 36 23 725


1 Apr 2011. South Africa's Minister of Women & Children, is reported to have allegedly sworn at an SAA air hostess after she wouldn't upgrade her from economy class to business class, on a flight from Accra to Johannesburg: "Shut up! Shut up! Is it because I’m a k****r?" Xingwana's spokesperson denies that she yelled or used the k-word.

2 Dec 2011. SAA added a fifth weekly flight (on Fridays) between Accra and Johannesburg.