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Accra, your uberX is arriving!

June 3, 2016 / Accra

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Uber has officially arrived in Ghana’s most economically vibrant hub! Accra continues to be a place where businesses are born, and has become one of Africa’s fastest growing cities. The city is alive with colourful people, vibrant streets and constant innovation – these are just a few of the reasons why Uber loves Accra.

That’s right! You can now request a safe, reliable and affordable ride at the tap of a button. Whether you’re headed to Kotoka International Airport, Marina Mall, Labadi Beach or anywhere in between – simply request uberX from your smartphone and enjoy the ride!


Accra now has a safe, reliable and convenient transportation option at its fingertips




What is Uber?

For those who don’t know about Uber, we help people get a ride at the tap of a button – there’s no flagging your hands to stop a taxi or entering an unfamiliar car. It’s the most convenient way to get a safe, reliable and affordable ride – the app detects your location, tells you about your driver in advance, and you can choose to pay with card or cash, which makes it easy and safer for both riders and drivers.

To request a ride:

1. Download the Uber App
2. Register with your personal details
3. Choose your pick-up location, request a ride and track your car in real-time

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We were lucky enough to catch style blogger Afua Rida taking her first uberX ride in Accra!

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Ghanaian rapper EL takes a break from the front seat as he enjoys his first uberX ride!

With Uber, riders can also share the costs of their ride with a tap of a button — which means whether you are heading to the airport, doing some shopping at Marina Mall, planning movie nights at Silverbird Cinema or going out for some late night partying, you will get there for less!

Pricing in Accra

GHS 1.70 Base Fare + GHS 1.30 per kilometer + GHS 0.19 per minute
Minimum Fare: GHS 5
Cancellation Fee: GHS 5

Sample trips with Uber:

  • Kotoko International Airport to Holiday Inn: GHS 5 
  • University of Ghana to Marina Mall: GHS 11 
  • Accra Sports Stadium to Labadi Beach: GHS 14

Uber is still in testing mode so there may be limited availability from time to time as we get going in Accra. Please be patient with us in the first few weeks, we’ll be getting you connected to as many drivers-partners as fast as possible.

We’re super excited to be here, and we hope you are too! Go for a ride and let us know what you think on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or shoot us an email at

Have a great trip!

Uber Team Accra