Fly to Accra from the UK and uncover the warm heart of West Africa. Flights to Accra are the best way to get under the country’s skin.
Experience Ghana’s wild beaches and good surf, the elephants of Mole National Park and the forts of Cape Coast and Elmina – a solemn reminder of Ghana’s history of slavery. But the capital, Accra, is where the party is, not only in a number of swish bars and clubs every night but also at the beach on weekends. White Sands and Bojo beaches are attractive choices, while wild Labadi Beach is a must for people watching on Sundays.
British Airways flights to Accra take 6 hours and 50 minutes. Ghana’s vibrant capital is 1 hour behind London. With a tropical equatorial climate, Accra is hot (an average of 30˚C all year round) with seasonal rains. Too hot? Hit one of its beaches to feel the cool breeze off the Gulf of Guinea or take time out in the wonderful Aburi Botanical Gardens situated outside town.
British Airways flights to Accra from London are an ideal way to reach Ghana, a favourite with travellers for being West Africa’s friendliest country. Choose to fly with hand baggage only or pick a price that includes a 2 x 23kg checked baggage allowance and free seat selection 24 hours before you fly.
Fly non-stop from London Heathrow to Accra airport in just under seven hours. British Airways offers flights to Accra daily, with a choice of First, Club, Traveller Plus and Traveller cabins. Avoid the queues at the airport – check in online or via your mobile phone.
Accra airport, situated three miles from the city centre, is serviced by a metered airport taxi. It’s possible to prearrange an airport pick up by booking online. Once in the city, taxis travel on fixed runs between major landmarks, making them a convenient option – though you’ll have to negotiate a price first. If your budget will allow it, consider hiring a car with a driver. Either way, prepare to spend a lot of time sitting in traffic; Accra’s roads are famously congested. The good news is that the city is safe and easy to walk around during the day.
There are a number of restaurants outside the main terminal building at Accra airport. Once checked in, there’s a small duty-free, and two excellent shops selling beautiful traditional garb and leather accessories, as well as local food products. There’s also a decent restaurant and bar, and, for plane spotters, a viewing gallery.
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