Tro-tros is the common name for public transport vehicles.
Tro-tros are usually pick-up trucks and minibusses.
Though they are cheap, boarding the right tro-tro is not easy as they have no set routes or set timetables.
Step by step guide on how to board one
- Ask for directions to the nearest Tro-tro station.
- At the station, you'll hear young men who are the touts shouting the destination to which the tro-tro is headed. Get on board ( once inside you can confirm with other passengers or the tout if you're really in the correct vehicle.)
- If you're alighting on the way communicate that to the tout in advance and in case they forget just knock on the side.
- In major cities such as Accra and Kumasi, there are tro-tros that operate within the city and are found across CBD, there's a central tro-tro station for tro-tros that are heading outside the city.
Note: Tro-tros only depart when completely filled up, that time differs depending on the destination you're headed, it's better to catch a tro-tro that's almost full to avoid such inconveniences.