Last updated on January 17th, 2023 at 08:58 pm
We will write how to get from Kingston airport to Portmore. The distance from Norman Manley International Airport to Portmore is 30 kilometers. Click here to book online Jamaica activities and day trips
The travel time is around 30 minutes by taxi and the taxi fare is around $40 USD. The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Portmore is by bus for $2 USD. And the travel time is around 1 hour and 40 minutes.
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WHERE TO STAY IN PORTMORE
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 Portmore. 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 PORTMORE
BUS KINGSTON AIRPORT TO PORT ANTONIO (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Portmore is by bus. There is no direct bus from Kingston airport to Portmore. You will have to take 2 buses once from the airport to city center and from Kingston city center to Portmore.
The JUTC Bus from Kingston Airport to the city center is running every 20-40 minutes starting from 5 35 am to 11 pm. Check here JUTC Bus schedule and route!
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 is 30-40 minutes.
Once in Kingston, you will have to get the JUTC Buses Number 16 or Bus number 17 going from Kingston to Portmore. The travel time is from Kingston to Portmore for 1 hour. The bus fare from Kingston to Portmore is $1 USD.
Knutsford Express From Kingston Airport to Portmore
If you prefer more comfort you can take the shuttle bus from Kingston airport to the city center. The Knutsford Express bus fare is 1300 JMD which is around $10 USD.
The shuttle bus travel time is around 30 minutes from Kingston airport to downtown. Once in downtown you will have to get JUTC Buses going from Kingston to Portmore as we mentioned above.
TAXI FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO PORTMORE
If you go from Kingston Airport to Portmore by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Kingston Airport to Portmoreis around 30 minutes.
The taxi fare from Kingston Airport to Portmore is around $40 USD. 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 and you are planning to visit around. It will take you 30 minutes to get to Portmore from Kingston airport in a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available at the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION KINGSTON AIRPORT TO PORTMORE
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 Portmore. Prices are around $60 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $15 USD per person.
WHERE TO STAY IN PORTMORE
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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