Jamaica Transportation

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Jamaica Transportation

  • Donald Sangster International Airport

    Most international flights booked by tourists arrive at Donald Sangster International Airport (MBJ) near Montego Bay. It is conveniently located near most of the resorts on the north coast, although is quite far from the resorts of Negril on the west coast.Airlines serving Donald Sangster International Airport: Air Berlin, Air Canada, Air Europe,...

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  • Getting to your hotel in Jamaica SAFELY!

    Hiring your own driver (a private charter) is a more comfortable alternative and leaves you in full control, but is more expensive. Price is negotiable and should be set before entering the vehicle. For driver recommendations in different parts of Jamaica, do a search on the local forum for the area where you are based or look for local Inside...

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  • Taxis in Jamaica

    There are no trains, and bus transport is slow and unpredictable in many places around Jamaica. Rental car is definitely an option for those with a good sense of adventure and direction. For most folks though, the hired car or taxi is the best option. Taxi drivers may appear to be satanic speed demons, but their knowledge of every dangerous corner...

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  • ShortyTours Transportation

    SHORTY!!!!a big thumbs up for the excellent service, price, reliabily. I loved the caves you brought me and My Auntie!!!! The beautiful sights and sounds of Jamaica. If you want a real jamaican experience I would advise you to call ShortyTours.

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  • ShortyTours Transportation

    SHORTY!!!!a big thumbs up for the excellent service, price, reliabily. I loved the caves you brought me and My Auntie!!!! The beautiful sights and sounds of Jamaica. If you want a real jamaican experience I would advise you to call ShortyTours.

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  • shorty tours and transportation service

    If you are going to Jamaica, you have got to call Shorty! He will take good care of you. He is reasonably priced. He is honest, and he has your best interest in mind. We asked him to take us to Rick's Cafe early in the afternoon, and Shorty let us know that it might be a little boring at that time of the day. He helped us rearrange our schedule in...

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  • ShortyTours Transportation

    ShortyTours is a service to use for getting around anywhere in Jamaica. Shorty is honest and reliable. He also took me on some really exciting and unique tours Caves, mineral spirngs. Sometimes you just can call him to get you to the local grocery shops or he can refer to anyone for all that you may need. I was there for two weeks and plan to go...

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  • Jamaican 'public' transportation, route...

    Most tourists travel by air conditioned buses, but not the locals.Throughout Jamaica there are these 'route taxis' that go between the major towns.They are typically Toyota sedans of some sort, and not in the best of conditions (the roads of Jamaica do some real damage to the vehicles).The driver goes about his route, picking up passengers along...

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  • Paved roads through Jamaica

    Driving around Jamaica is about the roads, the traffic, the drivers and the beautiful scenery.I have found the road system in Jamaica extensive, with a lot of paving and relatively few pot holes. Signage and lighting sometimes leaves something to be desired but even when poorly marked the choice is usually fairly obvious. One special danger is a...

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  • Getting around JA

    The best way to experience the culture and experience Jamaica is getting out into the towns. You can do so by chartering someone to take you around for the day..It usually works out pretty good...You can use KAG Luxury Charter Services...It's comfortable and inexpensive and the guides are nice too....They will take you practically everywhere in...

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  • Guide Taxi Seymour

    When you visit Jamaica call a Guide Taxi called Seymour McKenzie : (00 1 876) 8090748 Shuttle to the airport , Tours around the Island : Black River, Mayfield Falls, Dunns Falls, Ocho Rios, Nine Miles , Negril Shopping and Rick's cafe , Blue Mountains . Enjoy nigth time in some Beach Party's , like Alfred's in Negril and more...with Seymour : NO...

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  • Driving in Jamaica

    Jamaicans drive on the left following the British tradition. You can drive there on your US drivers licence. apart from some north coast roads, the roads are narrow and some extremely windy. Driving in Kingston is not advised.driving at night is not safe and driving along isolated roads is not safe. Please be careful and rethink your decision if...

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  • Flight & airports

    We flew direct to Kingston from London’s Gatwick Airport with Virgin Atlantic, and returned with the same airline from Montego Bay. We didn’t experience any problems with our flights, and for travellers from the UK this seems a good option, especially as they allow you to fly into one end of the island and return from the other at no extra...

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  • Package deals to Jamaica

    I've found that the best deals for Jamaica (and most beach destinations) from Chicago and many other US cities is to book a package that includes airfare, hotels and transfers to and from the airport.The two companies from Chicago that used to do it the best are Apple Vacations and FunJet but recently I haven't found the best deals through them,...

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  • Phillip Graham-Jamaica Tour Guide...

    We went to Mayfield Falls with Phillip Graham, who is an excellent guide with reasonable prices (I am a shopper and he was the best deal I could find). In addition to driving us safely to Mayfield Falls in his van, he shared with us some of the history of the country and areas we passed through. He stopped several times and cut fresh sugar cane &...

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  • Kingston

    This has to be the worst airport ever. The immigration line is extremely long and slow. To top it off there is no air conditioning. People were fainting due to the heat. Make sure you bring a portable fan. By the time you go to get your bags they have already been taken off of the conveyor belt and they do not put the bags from the people from a...

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  • Renting a Car& Driving To Kingston -...

    During my first trip to Jamaica in 1991, my mom and I wanted to rent a car and drive into Kingston to see the Bob Marley museum. The hotel employees quickly warned against the idea and I had a hard time understanding why. Looking back, they did us a great favor. The road from Ocho Rios into Kingston is often jammed with broken down trucks and...

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  • Seeing Jamaica

    Hi, I am 52 and my wife and I have traveled for many years. The last 3 years have been to Jamaica. I would encourage you to get off the vacation resorts during part of your stay and see the country. It and the people are absolutely wonderful. Saying this I have to tell you I dislike the pre arranged tours that are offered around Jamaica. They are...

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  • not good-bus

    The transportation system in Jamaica is terrible. The buses are so slooow. There are minivans or buses that can take you around. However, they pack up those things so tight. Make sure the hotel or resort you stay at has transportation to take you too and pick you up or wait for you when you decide to go off the beaten path.

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  • Reliable, Comfortable Taxi Service in...

    Kenneth Tours offers the most reliable and comfortable transportation service in Jamaica. I met Kenneth by chance and have chosen him for all my transportation needs in Jamaica for every trip since. He has both car and van/bus service that is comfortable, clean and air conditioned. He will travel to and from MBJ and hotels as well as to other...

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  • Negril to Mo Bay FAST!

    From Negril to Mo Bay it's a sometimes hairraising ride, taking up to 90 minutes. Why not do the trip from the air, in 15-20 instead?From Negril aerodrome, TimAir offers flights for about $70 per person in it's little 4 seaters. So it's like sitting in a very small car with wings. Great friendly pilot, plenty of opportunity to take pics from the...

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  • A taxidriver who became a friend

    This is a reliable man, very friendly and doing good prices compared to others if u go with him a couple of times. He's ALWAYS on time and knows lots of good places where locals eat and have a drink. He drives quite safely Go with him, u won't regret it

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  • Cheap rentals can be found

    If you are content to stay in the tourist zones, you really do not need a car, you can just walk everywhere. If you want to experience other resort areas on the island or attractions, I suggest hiring someone to take you (make sure thier vehicle is safe) or renting a car then getting a local you can trust to take you around. If you get together...

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  • Driving inn Jamica

    The most important thing to remember when driving in Jamaica is that here, you drive on the LEFT, although some flexibility is required to avoid collisions with pedestrians, cows, goats, chickens and other domestic animals. They have over 17 000 kilometres of road networks connecting all major towns and cities, the speed limit is 50 kmph (30 mph)...

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  • Rasta Bus

    I believe this bus is part of the shore excursion from a cruise ship which was at Bob Marley's house the same time we were there. From the look of some of the people getting off this bus, it was one crazy ride through the country side...

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  • ~ Locals with Minibuses ~

    It is alot cheaper to get around Jamaica if you get to know some of the locals. Alot of the locals keep minibuses and will take you and some friends wherever you want to go for a reasonable price. We used a guy called Glen who took us to the Glistening Waters at the Blue Lagoon for only 5 US Dollars and he also took 12 of us to Margaritaville for...

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  • Need Transportation in Jamaica

    While in Jamaica, if you are looking for honest, caring, reliable transportation we highly recommend the following individuals.We have just returned from our second consecutive vacation on this wonderful Island. Both years we have used the services of Juta’s Taxi Bus operator Parris and this year as well, his best friend and associate operator...

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  • Catch a flight

    There are several flights daily to Montego Bay on several airlines.We flew on American, my daughter came in on ATA, and my son flew on Air Jamaica.There are no doubt other airlines that do this also.

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  • Driving in Jamaica

    Renting a car and doing a self-drive tour of Jamaica is not for the faint-hearted, but those with calm nerves, a sense of adventure and preferably some driving experience in developing countries should not hesitate to go the rental car route. It is true that on average, Jamaicans are fast and aggressive drivers by US standards, although perhaps no...

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  • Driving in Jamaica II

    (continued from Part 1)Road conditions vary greatly, although they have improved substantially in the past couple of years and improvements continue. A new highway connecting major coastal points has been completed in parts and is under construction in others. As of January 2006, the main road from Montego Bay to Negril was in excellent shape-- all...

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  • Driving in Jamaica III

    (continued from parts 1 and 2)Even if you are experienced with the type of driving conditions described above, the one obstacle that will frustrate even the most seasoned driver is the poor to non-existent signage on most roads. Not only will you encounter frequent forks in the road with no signs indicating which road to take, but most smaller...

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  • taxis and tour buses

    I strongly recommend using a tour company or if traveling by taxi use those marked Juta. Now my cousin is an independent taxi driver so all are not bad but you have to be very careful. When he was not able to take me around I went with an independent taxi. His van did not have air conditioning he had switched vans and he demanded that we pay for...

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  • Coach Trips

    I would advise everyone to travel to tourist attractions with organised coach parties.I would have no hesitation hiring a vehicle to drive about the local area where you are staying, but to go further afield it really is sensible to go with the professionals.A good example of this is the day we went to Kingston via the Blue Mountains. We came to a...

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  • Intl. Air Link

    It's an easy choice. 4 hours on a bus along a highway of death and dismemberment or 200 bucks for a 30 minute plane ride to/from Montego bay to Boscobel (Ocho Rios). We chose the plane.The hotel made all the arrangements and the airline took care of the rest. They picked us up and dropped us off at the hotel, took our bags, and just made it easy. I...

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  • Plane: We chose to fly in to...

    Plane: We chose to fly in to Jamaica from New York. You can also sail in by cruiseship. Taxi: For us, since we were in an all inclusive, the times we ventured out of the resort we chose to take a taxi. If you stay in a hotel, you may wish to rent a car to explore the other parts of the island.

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  • Driving difficulties

    Driving in Jamaica is an experience, to say the least. The roads themselves, especially outside Kingston, are in poor repair, and the standard of driving is poor. If you don’t believe me, try negotiating the Halfway Tree junction in New Kingston in the rush hour! The general principle on the road seems to be “might is right” and lorry drivers will...

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  • Taxi Services

    If you plan to take a taxi, take a taxi with RED license plates. These taxis are government owned, whereas the others are either questionable, or owned by organized crime.

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  • Montego Bay airport

    We have always flown into the airport at Montego Bay, it's the closest airport to the resort areas of Ocho Rios (2 hours), Negril (1 1/4 hours) and Montego Bay (10-20 minutes).Getting through customs isn't too bad although it can be a bit of a wait if you arrive at a popular time. The luggage has always arrived before we've gotten through and is...

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  • Travel around

    The best way to get there is with an airplane although I wanted very much to try to travel with a ship but don't worry you will have of chances to cruise around the island with one of this little or big ships and enjoy sea life. I used the services of British Airways who fly to Kingston and Montego Bay and my flighs were really pleasant. I didn't...

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  • Bamboo Rafting

    Another 'touristy' thing to do. We were maybe lucky, but we were completely alone on the Great River at Lethe when we did our rafting

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  • River Cruises

    River cruises are available through several operators along the Black River. We just turned up and arranged a boat for the two of us.

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  • Coastal Cruises

    Many companies arrange cruises around the coast of Negril with food / drink included and maybe a stop for snorkelling

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  • Self Drive

    Rent a car at the airport and drive.Just be sure to take before and after shots of the car.They tried to say that we had damaged our car while we were driving it. NotLuckily we had photos to prove otherwise.

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  • Keep off the roads!

    The rep at our hotel warned us about the local driving standards...ie, I don't think there are any! We only went on organised excursions and were thankful that we were not driving! One traffic jam was miles long because of a lorry falling onto a range rover type thing and the police didn't appear to have any authority over the motorists...if you...

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  • Vans, cars, tours buses

    If your use to driving the left side of the road go for it LOL! Settle on price with taxi driver before stepping foot into car, van etc.this includes for tours. Your hotel can usually give you information on safe drivers. But I would be cautious even with the police! Sorry everyone seemed a little jumpy over there to me. We passed by a policeman in...

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