Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 11:10 am
We will write how to get from Kingston airport to Ocho Rios. The distance from Norman Manley International Airport to Ocho Rios is 110 kilometers.
The travel time is around 1 hour and 30 minutes by taxi and the taxi fare is around $130 USD from Kingston to Ocho Rios. Click here to book online Jamaica activities and day trips
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Ocho Rios is by bus for is $5 USD and the travel time is around 3 hours from Kingston to Ocho Rios.
You can also rent a car in Kingston airport or get a private transfer.
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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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KINGSTON AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS
BUS KINGSTON TO OCHO RIOS (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Ocho Rios is by bus. First you will have to get 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 Kingston is 30-40 minutes.
You can get public buses going from Kingston to Ocho Rios. The bus travel time from Kingston to Ocho Rios is around 2 hours and 30 minutes and the bus fare is around $4 USD.
Once you are in Kingston you can get the Knutsford Express going from Kingston to Ocho Rios. The travel time from Kingston to Ocho Rios is around 1 hour and 40 minutes. The bus fare from Kingston to Ocho Rios is around $15-20 USD.
TAXI FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS
If you go from Kingston 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 20 minutes.
The taxi fare from Kingston Airport to Ocho Rios is around $130 USD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
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CAR RENTAL AT KINGSTON AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car at Kingston’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 Kingston airport by private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at 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 and Ocho Rios. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Ocho Rios.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGSTON 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 Kingston. Prices are around $150 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $35-40 USD per person.
SHARED SHUTTLE FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS
There are airport shuttles from Kingston airport to Ocho Rios organized by the hotels and resorts. Prices are starting from $70 USD if you shared the ride. If you share the ride, the shuttle will be stopping at a few hotels.
The shuttle travel time from Kingston airport to Ocho Rios can take around 1 hour and 30 minutes for $15 USD depending on your final destination. If you go on a budget of $5 USD by public buses around 3 hours of travel time.
BEST WAY TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO OCHO RIOS (KINGSTON TO OCHO RIOS)
The best way from Kingston airport to Ocho Rios is by public bus and Knutsford Express if you are going on a budget. You can also get a shared shuttle direct to your hotel prices are around $70 USD and the travel time 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.
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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