Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 10:24 am
We will write how to get from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios. The distance from the closest airport to Ocho Rios Jamaica (Sangster International Airport) is 100 kilometers.
The travel time from Jamaica airport to Ocho Rios is around 1 hour 30 minutes by taxi and the taxi fare is around $140 USD. Click here to book online Montego Bay activities and day trips
The cheapest way from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios is by bus for $4-5 USD. The travel time from nearest airport to Ocho Rios Jamaica is around 2 hours from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios.
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WHERE TO STAY IN OCHO RIOS
There are dormitory rooms where you can rent the bed for as low as $20 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Ocho Rios. 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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CLOSEST AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS JAMAICA
BUS FROM MONTEGO BAY TO OCHO RIOS (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios is by bus. The public bus from Montego Bay Airport to city center will cost around $1 USD and you can also get a shared taxi to Montego Bay Bus Terminal. You will have to walk 15 minutes outside the airport to the main street where the bus is passing by and you will find the shared taxis going to Montego Bay city center.
Once in Montego Bay Bus Terminal get a public bus going to Ocho Rios. The bus fare is around $4 USD from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios. The travel time by public bus from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios is around 2 hours.
JAMAICA AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS: KNUTSFORD EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION FROM MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS
The Knutsford Express is going from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios. The Knutsford Express bus fare is around $15 USD. The travel time is around 1 hour and 45 minutes from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios.
TAXI FROM MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS
If you go from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 1 hour and 30 minutes and the taxi fare from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios is around $140 USD which is 20000 JMD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
CAR RENTAL AT MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Montego Bay’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Ocho Rios. It will take you 1 hour and 30 minutes to get to Ocho Rios from Montego Bay airport in 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 options can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Ocho Rios and Montego Bay. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Ocho Rios.
CLOSEST AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS JAMAICA: PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and are only ideal if you have the budget and want comfort after your flight to Montego Bay. Prices are around $130 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $35 USD per person.
JAMAICA AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS: SHARED SHUTTLE FROM MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS
There are airport shuttles from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios. Prices are starting from $15-20 USD if you shared the ride. If you share the ride, the shuttle will be stopping in a few hotels. The shuttle travel time from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios can take around 2 hours depending on your final destination.
BEST WAY TRANSPORTATION FROM MONTEGO BAY AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS (MONTEGO BAY TO OCHO RIOS)
The best way from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios is by Knutsford Express or by shared shuttle direct to your hotel prices are around $15-20 USD. The travel time from Jamaica airport to Ocho Rios is 1 hour 45 minutes up to 2 hours depending on your final destination. If you wish for more comfort private transportation or a taxi can be your option if you have so much luggage.
If you are going on a budget you can get a shared taxi or a public bus to Montego Bay Bus Terminal. You will have to walk 15 minutes from Montego Bay airport and get a public bus for $1 USD. Later you can get the public bus going from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios Bus Terminal for $4 USD and the travel time is around 2 hours to the closest airport to Negril Jamaica.
WHERE TO STAY IN OCHO RIOS
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 is also available, mostly for about $30-45 USD a night. Double-room hostels can cost up to $30-40 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $80 USD a night.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN JAMAICA
You can find local meals in Jamaica for 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 than 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), the rains are almost non-stop. For most tourists best time to visit Jamaica is from December to April because of easier transport.
CASH AND ATMS 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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