TukTuk's in Tamale - Northern Ghana

Your complete guide to moving around in Ghana – Transportation

Kokomlemle, Accra, Ghana

Yango is a rideshare app in Ghana which is much cheaper than its alternatives so it’s worth trying it out at least once.

Motorcycles are very common in cities like Accra and Tamale where most people own them as personal vehicles and commercially. In cities like Accra, where the roads are very busy, motorcycles are not the safest, however, they are cheap, you just need to negotiate the price beforehand.

TukTuk's in Tamale - Northern Ghana

These are three-wheeled vehicles and are very common and widely used in Tamale and Cape Coast. They are very efficient and easy to get, just hail one from the side of the street to get their attention.

This is the most convenient option, but also the most expensive. I recommend using private transportation for trips to other regions within driving distance. A private car and driver is great for trips to the Volta, Central, Eastern, Greater Accra and Ashanti Region which are all 2 – 5 hours away from Accra. This option makes moving around easier and with a private driver, you have one less thing to worry about.

Passion Airline - Inter-region travel

Passion Airlines and Africa World Airlines are the most popular airlines that fly locally within Ghana, they have daily flights to Takoradi, Kumasi and Tamale. Prices start from 700ghc for 1-way flights and this is the best option if you’re not a fan of road trips because everywhere is an hour and 10 minutes or less by flight. You can either buy your ticket online or from the local airport.

If you are not a fan of local flights and don’t want to shell out hundreds of cedis to travel to other regions, you can take the STC Bus. It takes you to different cities in Ghana for a set fare and you can purchase a ticket online or from the bus station. They are a very comfortable, reliable and affordable way to travel around Ghana.

Safety is probably the biggest worry for any solo traveller, especially solo female travellers but I have felt very safe every time I’ve travelled to Ghana. You just need to take the necessary safety precautions to have that extra blanket of protection.

  • Share your live location
  • Share your ride when using ride-sharing apps
  • Always remain alert
  • Be aware of your surroundings when in crowded places
  • Keep your windows up when in a moving car
  • Carry a safety personal alarm

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