Last updated on January 17th, 2023 at 08:58 pm
We will write how to get from Kingston airport to Mandeville. The distance from Norman Manley International Airport to Mandeville is 114 kilometers.
The travel time from Kingston airport to Mandeville is around 2 hours by taxi. And the taxi fare is around $140 USD. The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Mandeville is by bus for $6 USD. And the travel time is around 5 hours.
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WHERE TO STAY IN MANDEVILLE
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 Mandeville. 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 MANDEVILLE
BUS KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MANDEVILLE (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Mandeville is by bus. There is no direct bus from Kingston airport to Mandeville. You will have to take 2 buses. The first one is from the airport to city center and the second one is from Kingston city center to Mandeville.
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 bus going from Kingston to Mandeville. The travel time is from Kingston to Mandeville is around 3 hours and 45 minutes with local buses. The bus fare from Kingston to Mandeville is around $5 USD.
Knutsford Express From Kingston Airport to Mandeville
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 local buses from Kingston to Mandeville as we mentioned above.
The Knutsford Express fare from Kingston to Mandeville is around 2700 JMD which is $17 USD. The travel time is around 2 hours by Knutsford Express from Kingston to Mandeville.
TAXI FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MANDEVILLE
If you go from Kingston Airport to Mandeville by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi from Kingston Airport to Mandeville is around 2 hours.
The taxi fare from Kingston Airport to Mandeville is around $140 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 2 hours to get to Mandeville from Kingston airport with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Centauro available in the airport. Prices are around $30-40 USD per day.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MANDEVILLE
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 $160 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $40 USD per person.
BEST WAY FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO MANDEVILLE
The best way from Kingston airport to Mandeville is by Knutsford Express for $27 USD and 2 hours and 30 minutes travel time.
If you go on a budget you can go by local buses for $6 USD and the total travel time is around 5 hours.
WHERE TO STAY IN MANDEVILLE
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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