Jamaica Transport

Get in

Air

There are three international airports: Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, and Ian Fleming International Airport in Boscobel. The first two airports are home to the country's national airline - Air Jamaica, and receive vast numbers of international flights daily. It is the best way to getting there for most visitors.

In addition, there are some smaller airports at Tinson Pen (Kingston), Port Antonio, Negril and Ocho Rios which is only serve domestic flights.

Ferry

Jamaica is one of the world’s biggest cruise-ship destinations, mainly for passenger liners but also for private yachts. The typical cruise-ship holiday is package tour, and port visits are usually one-day stopovers at either Ocho Rios, Montego Bay or Falmouth. However, the time to enjoy a richer experience in islands is limited.

If you arrival in Jamaica by private yachts, you’ll need to clear customs at Montego Bay, Kingston, Ocho Rios and Port Antonio.

Get around

Air

Jamaica Air Shuttle has several daily flights between Kingston Tinson Pen and Montego Bay, and additional flights at weekends. If you want a luxury travel, you can take a small charter plane. There are a couple of companies that provide this service and you need to make an appointment at least a day in advance.

Bus

Jamaican local buses is the best way for visitors, its cheap and convenience. Many resorts offer day trip by bus, such as Bob Marley's home and Beverly Hills.

Taxi

Route taxis (likes carpool) is an interesting way to get around and far cheaper than tourist taxis, and you just walk or stand on the side of the road and wave at passing cars and you'll be surprised how quickly you get one. They generally run between specific places, and often packed with people, but they are friendly folk and glad to have you with them. However, you may have to wait until the taxi has enough passengers to make the trip worthwhile for the driver, and many route taxis travel with far more people in them than a Westerner would ever guess was possible. If you have luggage with you, you may have to pay an extra fare.

Car

Jamaica drives on the left, the speed limit is 50 kmph in built-up areas, and 80 kmph (50 mph) on highways. A Roads has four with good condition, but B Roads in and around major cities and towns are generally congested and rural roads tend to be narrow and somewhat dangerous, especially in inclement weather. Traffic lights are generally found in major city centres, such as Montego Bay, Falmouth, Kingston, Mandeville, Spanish Town and Ocho Rios. It's worth noting that Jamaican drivers has a little rough, so beware.