"tro-tros around Accra" Ghana Transportation Tip by IoannaE

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by IoannaE

I was a bit neurotic about riding tro-tros. They're old, decrepit, crowded and with a reputation for unsafe driving. But they didn't feel nearly as bad as their reputation suggested. Yes, they're crowded, but this is how everyone travels around, so it's a great way of seeing what daily life is like. I found mates, drivers and passengers alike to be helpful and courteous.

And they really are incredibly cheap. I took tro-tros across Accra for 20 cents! A tro-tro to Aburi from Tema station cost all of 60 cents - for 30 kilometres. The only catch is that, unlike for city tro-tros that have a continuous flow of passengers, when travelling out of the city you'll need to wait for the vehicle to fill up. And I do mean fill up!

Incidentally, if you hear a tro-tro mate in Accra call out 'accra (pronounced uh-KRA) they mean that Tema station, the main tro-tro station, is their terminus.

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Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 13, 2007
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