The Aayalolo buses are SCANIA vehicles imported from Sweden. The seats are larger, more comfortable and spaced out than those of trotro buses. Each Aayalolo bus carries up to 20 passengers which is about a third of what regular buses take.
Aayalolo means express in local language. They are painted in the national colors.
The Aayalolo buses are fitted with WIFI, GPS, Cameras, USB charging points, TV sets and .
They operate from 5am to 12pm.
Unlike trotro buses, the Aayalolo fleet runs on schedule. The buses do not wait to fill up before they depart. Also, they have special speed lanes and do not delay in traffic. The average trip lasts for about 15 minutes unlike trotro buses that can take you an hour to arrive at your destination.
The Aayalolo buses operate on 4 main routes:
- Adenta [Accra North East] through Legon to Accra
- Tema [Accra East] through Nungua to Accra
- Kasoa [Accra West] through Mallam to Accra.
- Amasaman [ Accra North] through Achimota to Accra
The Aayalolo buses have several canopy stops along the route. The stops are constructed from reinforced fiber and glass.
Tickets are available as smart cards. They can be purchased from the booths beside the stops.
The Aayalolo buses are operated by the Government of Ghana and the Greater Accra Passenger Transport Executive (GAPTE) which is an amalgamation of transport unions.
- The constituent members operates who ply specific routes are .
- Amalgamated Bus Transit Services Limited [ PROTOA and GRTCC]
- Accra GPRTU Rapid Bus Transit Company Limited [ GPRTU]
- Ghana Cooperative Bus Rapid Transit Association [ COOP and GRTCC]
Like the traditional trotro buses, fares are determined by distance.