Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 11:13 am
We will write how to get from Kingston airport to Negril. The distance from Norman Manley International Airport to Negril is 240 kilometers.
The travel time is around 4 hours by taxi and the taxi fare is around $350-400 USD. Click here to book online Jamaica activities and day trips
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Negril is by bus for 4000 JMD which is $30 USD and the travel time is around 4 hours from Kingston to Negril.
You can also rent a car in Kingston airport or get a private transfer.
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WHERE TO STAY IN NEGRIL
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 Negril. 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 NEGRIL
BUS KINGSTON TO NEGRIL (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Negril 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.
BUS ROUTE FROM KINGSTON TO NEGRIL
Once you are in Kingston you can get the Knutsford Express going from Kingston to Negril. The travel time from Kingston to Negril is around 4 hours. The bus fare from Kingston to Negril is around $30 USD.
TAXI FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO NEGRIL
If you go from Kingston Airport to Negril by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Kingston Airport to Negril is around 4 hours driving.
The taxi fare from Kingston Airport to Negril is around $350-400 USD which is 50000 JMD. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend on traffic and your final destination.
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 Negril. It will take you 4 hours to get to Negril 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 Negril. Make sure you have a parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Negril.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO NEGRIL
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 $350-400 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $90-100 USD per person.
SHARED SHUTTLE FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO NEGRIL
There are airport shuttles from Kingston airport to Negril organized by hotels and resorts. Prices are starting from $100 USD if you shared the ride depending on how many people are joining. If you share the ride, the shuttle will be stopping in a few hotels. The shuttle travel time from Kingston airport can take around 4 hours depending on your final destination.
BEST WAY TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO NEGRIL
The best way from Kingston airport to Negril is by public bus and Knutsford Express if you are going on a budget will take around 5-6 hours total travel time. You can also get a shared shuttle direct to your hotel prices are around $100 USD and the travel time is around 4 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 NEGRIL
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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