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Transportation to Accra Airport from the City Center

Kotoka International Airport is 9 kilometers from the center of Accra, the capital city and the economic, political and cultural center of Ghana at the same time, is at the service of the passengers. In the small airport you can find almost anything you might need before and after your flight. With a private passenger lounge, stores for shopping and places to eat, you can have an enjoyable time at Kotoka International Airport before you leave the city.

You can rent a car, take a taxi, or make benefit of your hotel's airport shuttle to reach the airport, which offers plenty of convenient and fairly comfortable alternatives for transportation from the city center. It's easy to find a taxi in the city. But before you take the taxi, you must negotiate the price with the drivers.

You may have to pay a much higher fare than you normally would have as taximeters are not available in taxis.

Car rental is one of the most comfortable alternatives in the city. You can also get to the airport from the city center of Accra by taking the airport shuttles that are available from almost every hotel in the city.

Taxi

The taxis in Accra are extremely comfortable and they are frequently used alternatives by tourists. But these vehicles are a bit risky at the same time. The reason is that most do not have a taximeter. Drivers can charge higher fares than they normally would have especially from foreigners. To avoid this situation, you can negotiate the price with the driver before you take the taxi, and you can complete your trip on the price you agree with. Taxis in the city cost $ 1.55 for the first mile and $ 0.55 for each subsequent mile. Traveling from the city center to the airport takes about 25-50 minutes depending on the traffic situation.

Bus

There is no bus line directly from the city center to the airport. However, you can still use the buses to reach the center of the city from other parts of the city, or from settlements in the vicinity to reach the center of the Accra. You can then transfer to a taxi, rent a car in the city center or use the service of your hotel.

Airport Shuttle

Airport shuttles are one of the most frequently used options for transportation from the center of Accra to the airport. You can reach the airport in about 30 minutes by using these shuttles, which are usually provided by the hotels in the city center. Shuttles are a preferred means of transportation, especially for crowded groups and organizations. However, you have to book in advance for the service.

If you are in the city during the high season, it may be difficult to find a place in these shuttles, or shuttle fares may increase during these periods. Please do not forget to give information about your flight times when you are talking to your hotel for airport shuttle service, and do not forget to check the shuttle fare if applied.

Private Vehicle

It is possible to come to the airport with your car if you wish. What you need to do is to follow the airport directives after leaving the city center. If you do not trust yourself in navigating, you can take advantage of a navigation device or a map.

Car Rental

You can also rent a car to come to Kotoka International Airport from the center of Accra. In the city center there are offices of several international rental companies such as AVIS, Hertz and Europcar.

If you have rented a car at the airport, you can return your rental car to the offices at the airport before your return flight.

Renting a car can be considered as a very convenient alternative for both travelling around Accra and seeing nearby places around the city.

Limousine

If you want to come with a more comfortable vehicle from the city center to the airport, you can also rent a limousine. Though more expensive than other options, limousines are a particularly comfortable alternative to crowded families with children. Limousines in the city are usually preferred by entrepreneurs or diplomats who visit the city for business purposes.

You can make use of this service by visiting the offices in the city center where limousines and other luxury vehicles can be found or by making reservations via internet.

Airport Information

Kotoka International Airport, which connects Ghana's capital city Accra to the major centers of Africa and the world, also holds an important place in the transportation network both in the city and the country. The airport, which is located 9 kilometers away from the city center, is also quite close to the city. Although it is not a very big airport, many services and comforts for passengers can be found here.

Kotoka International Airport hosts passengers with two terminals, Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, and there are restaurants, cafes, stores for shopping, an exchange office where you can make your foreign exchange transactions, and ATM machines for withdrawing cash and other banking transactions. The airport also has a private passenger lounge for passengers who want to wait in a much more relaxed atmosphere and enjoy refreshments.

Stores where you can shop and the places where you can have foods and drinks are usually located at Terminal 2. There is also a wireless internet service at the passenger terminal for passengers who want to spend their time waiting for their flight by surfing on the internet.

With cards from Ghana Telecom, you can also use payphones at the airport. Those who want to shop at the airport can visit Max Mart, Woolworths, Alliance Francais and duty free stores.

You can visit Landing Restaurant, Aerostar or Twinsti Restaurant if you want to eat or drink while waiting for your plane. The airport also has a small clinic for emergencies and possible injuries and a parking lot for those arriving by car.

Last Updated: 17 Jun 2017

Transportation to Dubai City Center from Airport

Dubai Intl. Airport

Taxi

Taxi rates in Dubai are quite cheap. Since the airport is located in such close proximity to the city center taxis are one of the most preferred methods of transportation. Especially if you’re traveling with a few people! Airport taxis belong to a state-run company and all of them operate by using a taximeter. Most of the taxi drivers are immigrants who speak English. The taxi ride to the city center from the airport is quite short, when there’s no traffic. For example, it takes about 10 minutes to get to the city center and about 15 minutes to get to the World Trade Center. You can find airport taxis at the arrivals hall exit of every terminal. 

Bus

Buses are the cheapest transportation alternative to get to the city center but taking a taxi is a bit more laborious. Buses are also a slower method of transportation especially if you have a lot of luggage and land during rush hour.  People who are familiar with the city generally prefer taking the bus. You can access different buses from the airport’s three terminals. However, the main bus line passes by the bus stop in front of Terminal 1. Most of the international flights to Dubai land at Terminal 1. Some lines pass by more than one terminal. There are bus lines with various routes that run every 20-30 minutes from Terminal 1. The most widely used bus lines to get to the city center are lines 401 and 402. Bus line 401 departs from Dubai International Airport and goes to the Al Sabkha stop, with stops along the way including DNATA, Al Maktoum Road, and Deira Taxi Station.

Bus line 402 departs from the airport and goes to the Al Ghubaiba stop, with stops along the way including Deira City Center, Al Karama, Golden Sands, and Al Mankhool.

In addition to these two main lines there are other lines that pass in front of Terminal 1. You can take the C1 bus to Satwa Bus Station, bus No. 4 to the Rashidiya stop or Gold Souq stop, or bus X28 to destinations that are further away, like the Jebel Ali stop. You can also access these stops taking other buses that follow different routes.

Buses usually operate from 5 am to 11 pm. The operating hours for certain bus lines can vary. There are also bus lines that operate at night. For example the C1 line is a night bus, which departs from Terminal 3, passes by Terminal 1, and runs on the following route to the Satwa Bus Station, Cargo Village, Flame Intersection, DNATA, Clock Tower, and El Maktum.

The N4 bus, which goes to the same station but passes through Deira City Center, is another. The N1 night bus departs from Terminal 2, stops at Terminal 1, and goes through Deira City Center all the way to the Jebel Ali Gardens.

Passengers going to Abu Dhabi from Dubai need to get on the buses departing from Al Ghubaiba. Abu Dhabi is located 160 km from the city center and the bus ride there takes about 2 hours.

Similarly, those who want to go to Sharjah, which is located 10 km from Dubai, can find buses that depart from the same stop. One thing to take note of is making sure to get your bus ticket or bus card before boarding the bus because you cannot pay in cash on the bus. You can purchase a single use or daily use bus card. You have to swipe your card twice on the bus, once when you get on and once when you get off. 

Metro

One of the easiest and most comfortable transportation alternatives to get to the city center is by metro. By using Dubai’s modern metro network you can get to the city center and surrounding locations avoiding any traffic. A standard metro ticket is slightly more expensive than the bus but it is still very reasonable. The metro also features different ticket classes for those who want a more comfortable experience. The Gold Class ticket is twice as much as a standard ticket. The Dubai Metro also has areas reserved solely for women and children. These areas are not mandatory but women who want can travel in a separate section by using these areas. The Dubai Metro runs from 5:50 am to midnight, except on Fridays. On Fridays the metro doesn’t start to run until 1 pm. If you have to go to the airport after midnight you won’t be able to use the metro.

The Dubai Metro operates two lines, the Red Line and the Green Line. You can access the Red Line from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3 at the airport. The metro system is fully automated and runs without a driver. The metro departs every 4 to 8 minutes.

Trains that depart from the Rashidiya Station to Jebel Ali Metro Station pass by the following stops respectively, Emirates, Airport Terminal 3, Airport Terminal 1, GIGICO, Deira City Center, Al Rigga, Union, Burjuman, Al Karama, Al Jafiliya, World Trade Center, Emirates Tower, Financial Centre, Dubai Mall, Business Bay, Noor Bank, First Gulf Bank, Mall of Emirates, Sharaf, Dubai Internet City, Nakheel, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lakes Tower, Nakheel Harbour, Ibn Battuta, Energy and Danube. A significant part of this route is above ground so you can enjoy views of the city. The Union and Burjuman stops along this route intersect with the Green Line, which passes through the Old City. Passengers can transfer to the Green Line from these stops and head to different areas. The Green Line operates between the Etisalat Metro Station and the Creek Metro Station. Stations on the Green Line are Etisalat, Al Qusais, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Al Nahda, Statdium, Al Qiyadah, Abu Hail, Abu Baker Al Siddique, Salah Al Din, Union, Baniyas Square, Palm Deira, Al Ras, Al Ghubaiba, Al Fahidi, Burjuman, Oud Metha, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Jadaf, and Creek. 

You can get off the metro at a stop that is convenient for you and transfer to a bus or take a taxi to reach your destination. There are many hotels and shopping centers that are located about 15-minutes away from these stops on foot.

Rental Car

You can rent a car at the airport from rental car companies located in each terminal. The price of gasoline in the city is fairly cheap, which allows for a more flexible itinerary. For example, if you rent a car while in Dubai you could travel to other cities in the United Arab Emirates like Abu Dhabi or Sharjah. Visiting these cities by car is much more convenient than using public transportation options.

There are 12 rental car companies at Dubai International Airport; Avis, Budget, Al Wefaq, Diamondlease, Dollar, Europcar, Fast, Hertz, National, Payless, Sixt and Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttle Service

There are many hotels in Dubai that offer shuttle services to and from the airport. However these services are usually for a cost. We recommend inquiring about these services when making your hotel reservation. Some hotels that are located in close proximity to the airport might offer this shuttle service for free.

Last Updated: 10 Jun 2019

Sharjah Intl. Airport

Sharjah International Airport, connecting Dubai with other centers in the world, is about 15 kilometers away from the city center. While there are means of public transports that you can benefit in this route, these vehicles do not operate frequently. If you want to go to Sharjah or Dubai from the airport, the best option would be to take a taxi. You can find a taxi 24 hours a day at the airport. If you are planning to spend a few days or more in the city, you can also opt for renting a car as an alternative to the taxis. Almost all of the major international car rental companies serve passengers at the airport. Getting to the center of Dubai from Sharjah International Airport takes an average of 20-30 minutes. If you will get on the road in the city at a time when traffic is heavy, you should not forget it will take you a bit longer than this.

Car Rental

You can rent a car 24 hours a day, seven days a week from companies such as Hertz, Budget, Maximum, Sixt, Europcar, Dollar and AVIS which serve at Sharjah International Airport. If you would like to rent a car from Hertz, you can contact the company at 06-552-8290 and get information. If you prefer to rent your car from Budget, you can call the rental office at 06-558-0366 for more detailed information and reserve your car. If you wish your car to be ready at the airport close to the city center of Dubai when you land, you can also call companies like Sixt at 06-558-0310, Europcar at 06-558-1322 and Dollar Rent A Car at 06-336-5065.

Bus

You can also take the bus from the airport to the get to the city center of Sharjah or Dubai. But you have to keep in mid that it is not possible to take a bust to go to Dubai from the airport late at night. If you need to get to Sharjah and your flight is not too late, you can take advantage of buses departing every 15 minutes. Although they are not practical and fast, buses stand out with their advantages in terms of price. As a more economical and alternative method, you can also take the bus to the city center and continue by taxi to the hotel or to other places you want to reach in the city.

Taxi

Passengers landing to Dubai's Sharjah International Airport mostly prefer taxis to get to the center of Dubai or Sharjah . At the airport there is a 24-hour taxi service every day of the week. You can continue your trip to the city center by taking one of these taxis as soon as you exit the terminal, without having to search for any different vehicles. All the taxis in Dubai have taximeters. Thanks to these devices, you can travel without worrying about the amount you will pay. The opening fare of the taxis at the airport is usually more than the ones in the center. On the other hand, the average fare for the journey from the airport to the city center would cost around 30-40 USD.

Private Airport Shuttle

If you need to travel from the airport to the center of the city with a few people or more crowded groups, one of the best vehicles you can choose without a doubt is the private airport shuttles. Many companies in the city offer this service. The fares of these shuttles vary according to the distance traveled and the number of passengers. You can reach your hotel or other important points in the center of Dubai with these private shuttles. If you reserve one of these vehicles and pay in advance of your arrival, you can benefit from these at more reasonable prices and you can find your shuttle ready at the terminal at the time of your arrival.

Luxury Transfer Vehicles

If you want to travel from Sharjah International Airport to the city center with a much more luxurious and comfortable vehicle, you can choose limousines that are preferred mostly by those visiting the city for business purposes. The limousines that pick up their passengers from the departure gates of Sharjah Airport take them to the center very quickly compared to other vehicles. This is also why limousines offer a great advantage for passengers who want to save time.

Last Updated: 11 Feb 2017

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Which airports can I use for Accra-Dubai flights?

For Accra-Dubai flights, you can use Kotoka Intl. Airport as departure airport, and Al Maktoum Intl. Airport, Dubai Bus Station, Dubai Creek Airport, Dubai Intl. Airport, Dubai Marina Mall Bus Station, Jebel Ali Free Zone Airport, Al Minhad Airport, Sharjah Intl. Airport, Dubai NP Bus Station for arrival.

How many kilometers is the flight distance from Accra-Dubai and how long does the flight take?

The flight distance between Accra-Dubai is 6287 kilometers in total. The flight between the two cities takes 7 hour 50 minutes.

Which day is the most convenient for Accra-Dubai flights?

When the average prices are examined, the most suitable day for Accra-Dubai flights is Thursday.