Since public transport in Ghana is limited to the southern regions around the Accra metro area, there’s no better way to discover the country north of Kumasi than with a Ghana car rental. You also gain the freedom to set your own schedule and the pleasure of driving a comfortable car or van in any direction you want. It’s approximately 250 km (155 miles) from Accra to Kumasi, but if you really want to discover Ghana, the 680 km (425 miles) road trip from Accra to Mole National Park is worth every minute.
We recommend sturdy compact vehicles to handle the busy city streets in Ghana and sporty SUVs with 4 X 4 capability to tackle any off-road adventures in the elevated interior regions of the country. A minivan or passenger van offers increased seating with plenty of cargo space for eco-tourists and outdoor thrill-seekers.
If you’re visiting the country by air, you can reserve a Ghana rental car at Accra Kotoka International Airport (ACC) since it has an on-site car rental center located near Car Park 2. Hertz and Avis along with Sunnycars and Keddy by Europcar are a few of the major and minor providers installed there who can set you up with an ideal vehicle for your travel purposes. Otherwise, you can find an Avis office in Cantonments, while Keddy by Europcar has a second location in West Ridge. We advised you to reserve Ghana rental cars as far in advance as possible to increase your chances of getting one.
You’ll need a valid passport and return ticket as well as a domestic driver’s license to take possession of a Ghana rental car, and it’s our recommendation that all U.S. motorists carry International Driving Permits, especially if you intend to visit other countries in the region. Have a printed copy or online confirmation of your reservation details and bring the identical card used to book it. All customers should have major credit cards, but many of the large agencies also allow the use of bank debit card with MasterCard or Visa logos. Be sure the names on the card and your license are identical to avoid complications.
25% of our users found rental cars in Ghana for $62 or less
Book your rental car in Ghana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport rental car locations in Ghana are around 8% cheaper than airport locations on average
Standard rental cars in Ghana are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Ghana
On average a rental car in Ghana costs $117 per day.
Standard (Hyundai Elantra or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ghana.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis ($144/day).
On average a rental car in Ghana costs $508 per week ($73 per day).
On average a rental car in Ghana costs $2,177 per month ($73 per day).
Ghanaian motorists drive on the right-side of the road as Americans do, which should make you more comfortable behind the wheel. Only use a hands-free cell phone and check all passengers are wearing seat belts before you set out on your travels. Traffic congestion tends to heavy in downtown Accra during the afternoon hours from 1 pm-3 pm, when there are elevated volumes of pedestrians, bicycles, and motorcycles on the roads.
Anyone 18 years or older holding a valid license for one year can rent a car in Ghana, but all drivers under 25 years of age will be subjected to daily surcharges and vehicle restrictions. If you are 75 years or older, some providers may impose senior fees.
Prices at the pump in Ghana will cost you approximately 18.852 GHS (1.35 USD) per liter or 71.363 GHS (5.10 USD) per gallon of unleaded fuel, whereas the price for diesel will be about 23.451 GHS (1.67 USD) per liter and 88.772 GHS (6.35 USD) per gallon. Gas stations can close as early as 6 pm, but there are several which stay open until 11 pm and a few are open round the clock.
When you’re driving a Ghana car rental around the country, keep to the stated speed limits. Unless otherwise indicated, cruise at speeds of 100 km/h (60 mph) along the highways and keep to 80 km/h (50 mph) around rural areas outside of city centers. On roads in residential districts, 50 km/h (30 mph) is the legal speed. Always reduce speed around school and hospital zones and remember that traffic cameras are commonly used in cities and on major roads.
The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.