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How To Get From Kingston Airport To Montego Bay – All Possible Ways

Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 11:06 am

HOW TO GET FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MONTEGO BAY – ALL POSSIBLE WAYS

We will write how to get from Kingston airport to Montego Bay. The distance from Norman Manley International Airport to Montego Bay is 200 kilometers.

The travel time from Kingston airport to Montego Bay is around 3 hours by taxi and the taxi fare is around $250-300 USD. Click here to book online Jamaica activities and day trips

The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Montego Bay is by bus for 3000 JMD which is $25 USD and the travel time is around 4 hours from Kingston to Montego Bay.

You can also rent a car in Kingston airport or get a private transfer.

SIM CARD AT KINGSTON AIRPORT

I wouldn’t recommend you to buy a sim card at Kingston airport. If you wish comfort you can buy eSim online and if you aren’t in a hurry just go around phone shops in the city and compare prices to buy the cheapest sim card in Kingston. Read here Jamaica sim card for tourist and best Jamaica eSim

You can find the cheapest Jamaica eSim with Airalo Jamaica eSim prepaid for $8 USD with 1 GB data valid for 7 days (USING DISCOUNT CODE GAMINTRAVELER 10%).

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WHERE TO STAY IN MONTEGO BAY

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 Montego Bay. 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 MONTEGO BAY

BUS KINGSTON TO MONTEGO BAY (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Montego Bay is by bus. First you will have to get the JUTC Bus from Kingston Airport to Kingston 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.

Once you are in Kingston you can get the Knutsford Express going from Kingston to Montego Bay. The travel time from Kingston to Montego Bay is around 3 hours. The bus fare from Kingston to Montego Bay is around $25 USD.

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TAXI FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MONTEGO BAY

If you go from Kingston Airport to Montego Bay by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 3 hours driving and the taxi fare from Kingston Airport to Montego Bay is around $250-300 USD which is 45000 JMD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.

CAR RENTAL AT KINGSTON AIRPORT

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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 Montego Bay. It will take you 3 hours to get to Montego Bay from Kingston airport by 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 Kingston and Montego Bay. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Montego Bay.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MONTEGO BAY

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 $250-300 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $75 USD per person.

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SHARED SHUTTLE FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MONTEGO BAY

There are airport shuttles from Kingston airport to Montego Bay organized by hotels and resorts. Prices are starting from $80-120 USD if you shared the ride depending how many people are joining. If you share the ride, the shuttle will be stopping at a few hotels. The shuttle travel time from Kingston airport can take around 3 hours depending on your final destination.

BEST WAY TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MONTEGO BAY (KINGSTON TO MONTEGO BAY)

The best way from Kingston airport to Montego Bay 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 $70-80 USD and the travel time is around 3 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 MONTEGO BAY

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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.

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FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN JAMAICA

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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. 

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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 JamaicaKnow real-time currency exchange here!

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Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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