Last updated on January 17th, 2023 at 08:57 pm
We will write how to get from Kingston airport to Runaway Bay. The distance from Norman Manley International Airport to Runaway Bay is 118 kilometers.
The travel time from Kingston airport to Runaway Bay is around 1 hour and 45 minutes by taxi. The taxi fare is around $140 USD. Click here to book online Jamaica activities and day trips
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Runaway Bay is by bus for $6 USD. The travel time is around 4 hours by local bus from Kingston to Runaway Bay and less time if you get the shuttle bus.
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
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WHERE TO STAY IN RUNAWAY BAY
There are rooms that you can rent for $30-40 USD a night if you want the cheapest option in Runaway Bay. Double-room hostels can cost up to $40-60 USD a night while mid-range hotels cost more or less $100 USD a night.
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KINGSTON TO RUNAWAY BAY
BUS KINGSTON AIRPORT TO RUNAWAY BAY (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Kingston airport to Runaway Bay is by bus. There is no direct bus from Kingston airport to Runaway Bay. You will have to take 3 buses from Kingston to Runaway Bay. From the airport to city center, from Kingston city center to Ocho Rios and last one from Ocho Rios to Runaway Bay.
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 to Ocho Rios. The travel time is from Kingston to Ocho Rios is around 2 hours and 30 minutes and the bus fare is $4 USD.
Once in Ocho Rios you will have to take a bus to Runaway Bay. The travel time is around 30 minutes and the bus fare from Ocho Rios to Runaway is $1 USD.
Knutsford Express From Kingston Airport to Runaway Bay
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 Ocho Rios as we mentioned above.
You can also get Knutsford Express from Kingston to Ocho Rios. The travel time is 1 hour and 45 minutes and the shuttle bus fare from Kingston to Ocho Rios is $16 USD which is 2550 JMD.
You will have to get a public bus from Ocho Rios to Runaway Bay. The travel time from Ocho Rios to Runaway Bay is 30 minutes and $1 USD.
TAXI FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO RUNAWAY BAY
If you go from Kingston Airport to Runaway Bay by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 1 hour and 45 minutes.
The taxi fare from Kingston Airport to Runaway Bay 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 are planning to visit places around Runaway like Ocho Rios. It will take you 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Runaway 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.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION KINGSTON TO RUNAWAY 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 $180 USD and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be $45 USD per person.
BEST WAY TRANSPORTATION FROM KINGSTON AIRPORT TO RUNAWAY BAY
The best way from Kingston airport to Runaway Bays is by public bus for $6 USD and 4 hours of travel time.
If you go by Knutsford Express from Kingston airport to Ocho Rios plus a local bus the travel time will be around 3 hours. The price is around $27 USD since you have to take 2 shuttle buses from Kings to Runaway plus a local bus.
WHERE TO STAY IN RUNAWAY BAY
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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