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

Last updated on November 22nd, 2022 at 11:40 am

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We will write how to get from Montego Bay to Kingston. The distance from Montego Bay to Kingston is 180 kilometers and the travel time is around 2 hour and 40 minutes by taxi. The taxi fare is around $250-300 USD.

The cheapest way from Montego Bay to Kingston is by bus for 1200 JMD which is $8 USD. The travel time is around 5 hours by local buses. If you go by Knutsford Express will take around 3 hours and it will cost around $25-30 USD.

You can also rent a car in Montego Bay or getting 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 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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MONTEGO BAY TO KINGSTON

BUS FROM MONTEGO BAY TO KINGSTON (CHEAPEST WAY)

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The cheapest way from Montego Bay to Kingston is by bus. There are a few public buses daily going from Montego Bay to Kingston that will make a few stops. The bus fare is 1200 JMD which is $8 USD. The travel time from Montego Bay to Kingston is around 5 hours which is a longer time than the Knutsford Express Bus.

KNUTSFORD EXPRESS BUS MONTEGO BAY TO KINGSTON (FASTEST WAY)

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You can get the Knutsford Express going from Montego Bay to Kingston. The travel time from Montego Bay to Kingston is around 3 hours. The bus fare from Montego Bay to Kingston is around $25-30 USDClick here to check Knutsford Express schedule and prices!

TAXI FROM MONTEGO BAY TO KINGSTON

If you go from Montego Bay to Kingston by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Montego Bay to Kingston is around 2 hours and 40 minutes driving.

The taxi fare from Montego Bay to Kingston 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 MONTEGO BAY

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There are many options for renting a car in Montego Bay. Renting a car is the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Kingston or if you want to move around. It will take you 2 hours and 40 minutes in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis available for rent and prices are around $30-40 USD per day.

PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM MONTEGO BAY TO KINGSTON

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. Prices are around $300 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $75 USD per person.

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BEST WAY TRANSPORTATION FROM MONTEGO BAY TO KINGSTON

The best way from Montego Bay is by bus for 1200 JMD which is $8 USD and 5 hours of travel time if you are going on a budget. You can also get Knutsford Express Bus for more comfort and 3 hours of travel time for $25 USD. 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 KINSTON

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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. 

Click here to know more about the weather in Jamaica!

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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