You can go by road or delay your trip to Accra by another week if you insist on going by air - then you will be able to secure a flight. On the other hand, if you decide to go by road "ABC" and "Cross country" are my recommended options. I have used both in times past as well but I will recommend ABC. They are mostly timely, professional BUT strict.
They have designated stop points which they abide with and will leave anyone who does not return to the bus within the specified time behind
. Yes, I mean leave you behind if you get too carried away buying stuff on the road - it don't matter if you are in Togo or Coutonu!
ABC is also cheaper but if you are a lover of speed, DON'T go near them - they have phobia for over speeding. I think they often hover around 80km/hr as per their company policy. The trip is effectively about 6hrs but due to bad roads and immigration and customs check points, expect about 9hrs across republic of Benin,Togo and finally Ghana. If you need to do minor, u'll do it on board - thanks to Otunba gadaffi mobile toilets
. Sorry major is not allowed so mind what you eat before and during the trip. No beans please!
In-flight entertainment is also cool - at least better than "cross country".
Here's the kick - if in love with ABC, pick up your ticket first thing
tomorrow morning and I mean first thing cos they also get filled up pretty fast - 2/3 buses on Sunday (6.30am,7.00am and 7.30am). Take off point is Amuwo Odofin while tickets can be purchased from Jibowu, Bolade-Oshodi, Mazamaza and Amuwo offices. As for Cross country, you can even pick up your ticket on Sunday morning but you will be eating a risky burger.
Average one-way cost for both won't be more than 13k and if you choose to book return (not advised), you will spend maximum of about 17.5k on both airlines. sorry landlines!
Finally, budget 2 pages of your international passport for immigration stamps across Nigerian, Benin, Togo and Ghanaian borders as well as your return trips even if by air so if you don't have enough visa pages - don't go by road!
1.The road trip is lovely as it affords you the opportunity of passing through all the above mentioned countries and appreciating Nigeria. If on ABC, please don't buy Kente and other materials in commercial quantity on the road else ABC will promptly release your identity to Customs when they search the buses (yes, they do) and you'll be on your own.
2.I have only been to Ghana by road twice between 2007 and now so my knowledge of the road terrain and intricacies should NOT be considered completely reliable.
3. If you plan to sleep in Accra on Sunday, I recommend Accra Central View Hotel (barely 4min drive to the Canadian Embassy) and its good but it also gets filled up pretty quickly so if interested, please call Seth on +233244033303 for bookings TODAY. Single room is 35cedes while double is 50 cedes (confirm with Seth - he is a staff). In case he tells you the hotel is filled up, there is a guest house beside Accra central view that I also recommend, tell him to help you book that one. Single room there is 25 cedes.
Safe trip and nice weekend.