Sleeping in Airports

Accra Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or are just quickly passing through, our Accra Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

The airport is possibly the cleanest building in Accra. – unknown

ACC Airport Overview

accra airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Accra Kotoka Airport.

What to Expect

Accra Airport (code: ACC) has two terminals (T2 and T3). The terminals feature about a half dozen eateries and eight shops, with the majority on the airside and four eateries advertising 24-hour service. WiFi is available at the various lounges in the departures areas, and there are reportedly plenty of power outlets to charge mobile devices. Additional comfort and services—including showers—can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first-class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Accra Airport

Sleeping in Accra Airport may prove difficult due to uncomfortable and limited seating, a hard tiled floor, and apparent periodic closed access to portions of the terminals for cleaning purposes. While public service announcements stop during the overnight hours, the terminal can remain noisy, so consider earplugs/noise-cancelling earphones, along with a travel mat and/or sleeping bag for additional comfort. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the guide below or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Accra Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there are hotels near Accra Airport that provide free airport shuttles:

  • Holiday Inn Accra Airport – A free airport shuttle is available on request. » Check Rates
  • Ibis Styles Accra Airport – Free airport shuttle departs every 30 minutes. » Check Rates

Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels near Accra Airport that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

Domestic Terminal
  • Adinkra Lounge – Location: Domestic Terminal, Airside. Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
International Terminal
  • Sanbra Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Departures Areas. Showers are available ($). Lounge Access: Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Adinkra Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Level 5. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs. Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Level 5. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.
  • Akwaaba Lounge – Location: Terminal 3, Departures, Airside, Level 5. Showers are available. Hours: open 24 hours. Lounge Access: Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Accra Airport Lounges

Food & Drinks

Food concessions in Terminals 2 and 3 operate with varying schedules.

  • Terminal 2: Alf & Gina • Cafe Aleeno • La Tante Royale • Wok Inn • Muttina Bacci.
  • Terminal 3: Beans & Creams • Bubra Spot • Café Alenoo • Cafe Mondo • Cho • Muttina Baci • Seoul Grill • The Fruit Tree • The Pub • Vida E Cafe • Wafflemania. Vending machines are also available.

Rest & Relaxation Zones

There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Accra Airport in Terminals 2 and 3. Connect to the “KIA FREE WIFI”.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations are available in both terminals.

Banking Services – Zenith Bank Ghana provides full-service banking and currency exchange services. Locations: Arrivals Hall Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon – Fri).

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Zenith Bank Ghana provides full-service banking and currency exchange services. Locations: Arrivals Hall Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Mon – Fri) (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Sat).

Information Desk – An information desk is available in each terminal. The desks are located in both Departure and Arrival halls.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable. If this is incorrect, click here to update this guide.

Luggage Wrapping – Wraprite luggage wrapping service is located in Terminal 3 in the Check-In area. Hours: 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM.

Medical Care – Urgent and emergency medical care, as well as travel immunizations, are available at the Medical Facility at KIA airport clinic. Location: 500m from the terminal. Hours: Open 24 hours. Yellow fever vaccination port health is located in terminal three.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Pharmacy – An airport pharmacy is available in Terminal 3.

Showers – Available in all lounges. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

SIM Cards – A reader tells us “There’s a phone shop at the left end of the international terminal outside of the arrivals area where you can buy a SIM and credit.” (March 2024)

Airlines
The following airlines serve Accra Airport: Africa World Airlines • Air Burkina • Air Cote D’Ivoire • Air France • Air Peace • Asky Airlines • British Airways • Brussels Airlines • Delta Air Lines • Egypt Air • Emirates • Ethiopian Airlines • Gianair • Ibom Air • ITA Airways • Kenya Airways • KLM • Middle East Airways • Passion Air • Qatar Airways • Royal Air Maroc • RwandAir • South African Airways • TAAG Angola Airlines • TAP Portugal • Turkish Airlines • United Airlines.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Bus

Based on some older information, bus lines ran between the city center and Accra airport. The bus stop was located on Liberation Road, 500m outside Terminal 2. At the time of our November 2023 update, we could not confirm this. If you know, click here to update this guide.

Car Rentals

For those wishing for a more private and comfortable mode of transportation, chauffeured cars are available for hire. For more information, published rates, or to hire a car and drive, visit the car hiring booth in Arrivals Hall.

Hotel Shuttles

A few area hotels provide an airport shuttle: Holiday Inn Accra Airport, an IHG Hotel ibis Styles Accra Airport HotelBest Western Premier Accra Airport Hotel Accra Marriott Hotel.

See also Airport Hotels above.

Ride Sharing

Uber operates throughout Ghana. A ride to the city centre will cost you about $5.

Taxis

Two types of taxis are available in the arrivals area: Metered taxis, which charge per kilometre, and public pool taxis, which are shared taxis with negotiable fares (settle on a price before starting your journey).

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.