Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 11:23 am
We will write how to get from Kingston airport to city center. The distance from Norman Manley International Airport to city center is 20 kilometers. The travel time is around 20 minutes by taxi and the taxi fare is around $15-20 USD.
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to city center is by bus for 150 JMD which is $1 USD and the travel time is around 30-40 minutes. You can also rent a car in Kingston airport or get a private transfer.
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WHERE TO STAY IN KINGSTON
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $20 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Kingston. Double-room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
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KINGSTON AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
BUS KINGSTON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to city center is by bus. The JUTC Bus from Kingston Airport to city center is running every 20-40 minutes starting from 5 35 am to 11 pm.
The JUTC Bus fare is 150 JMD which is $1 USD for one way ticket for adults. You can get the tickets to the bus driver by cash. The bus travel time from Kingston airport to city center is 30-40 minutes.
The Knutsford Express going from Kingston airport to city center. The Knutsford Express bus fare is 1300 JMD which is around $10 USD. The travel time is around 30 minutes from Kingston airport to downtown.
TAXI FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
If you go from Kingston Airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 20 minutes and the taxi fare from Kingston Airport to Kingston city center is around $15-20 USD which is 3000 JMD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
CAR RENTAL AT KINGSTON AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Kingston’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Kingston. It will take you 15 minutes to get to Kingston town from the airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day. Click here to get the best deals renting a car in Jamaica!
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Kingston. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Kingston.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION KINGSTON AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Kingston. Prices are around $50 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $12 USD per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
WHERE TO STAY IN KINGSTON
There are dormitory rooms that you can rent the bed for as low as $20 USD a night if you want the cheapest option. AirBnb are also available, mostly for about $30-45 USD a night. Click here if you want to get $30 credit on your first booking in AirBnb.
Double room hostels can costs up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels costs more or less $80 USD a night.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN JAMAICA
You can find local meals in Jamaica around $3-4 USD per person. At lunch you might want a chicken sandwich for $5 USD salad, burger and pizza with a fresh fruit drink for $7-10 USD. You can have a budget of $15-20 USD a day and it can already get you more then enough decent meals in Jamaica.
BEST TIME TO VISIT JAMAICA
In Jamaica their summer (December to April), there are fewer rains than normal. In their winter (May to November), rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Jamaica is from December to April because of easier transport.
CASH AND ATM IN JAMAICA
The currency of Jamaica is called Jamaican Dollars and as of now, $1 USD is worth 150 JMD Jamaican Dollars. Do not exchange your currency at the airport because you’ll get less than what you’ll get with the city’s exchange. Anyway if you are bringing USD you can use them while traveling around Jamaica no need to exchange them.
Bank or debit cards in an ATM are the recommended way to access your funds while traveling in Jamaica. Know real-time currency exchange here!
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