It is the capital city and the main port of Jamaica known for its beautiful nature and a natural harbor. This growing metropolis is surrounded by mountains on one side and the coastline on the other with various interesting places and attractions in between.
Things to do
Words aren’t usually enough when it comes to describing great things, places, or emotions; you simply have to experience all of it by yourself to truly understand it. That’s why you have to come to Kingston, Jamaica and see it with your own eyes. The Blue Mountains a long mountain range from the top of which you can see both the north and south coasts of the entire island. There are amazing beaches as well, such as Fort Clarence Beach, and a river/waterfall Cane River Falls.
Those who want to find out more about the history, art, or culture of the country should visit one of the following places: Bob Marley Museum, National Heroes Park, National Gallery of Jamaica, and Fort Charles which has real historical significance. You can also find the Emancipation Park in the heart of the city which represents a commemoration of the end of slavery. The peninsula Palisadoes, where KIN Airport is located, is now also a popular recreational and tourist beach resort.
Norman Manley International Airport
Formerly known as Palisadoes Airport, this is an international airport serving Kingston, located around 12 miles away from the center of New Kingston. The airport code is KIN, and it is the second busiest airport in Jamaica that has more than 130 international flights weekly. Kingston Norman Manley Airport got its name after a Jamaican statesman.
KIN offers a lot of services to its passengers, including great airport lounges where you can relax and grab a drink while waiting for your flight. There is also a great selection of places where you can eat or have a cup of coffee, such as Burger King and Cafe Blue. If you want to buy something for yourself or a souvenir for a friend, there are many shops throughout the airport where you can find everything you need.
How to get from Kingston Airport to Ocho Rios?
When it comes to airport transportation at Kingston Jamaica Airport, there are various Kingston Airport transfers, taxis, public buses, and rental cars. See below for rates and discover the best transfer options in the city.
The cheapest transportation option is definitely public transportation - you can take a public bus to downtown for $1.53 and then take another to Ocho Rios for only $15. However, buses are not very dependable and safe. You can use private Jamaica airport transfers which can also be inexpensive if you’re traveling with a group of friends - as low as $20(a 100-minute ride). There is a taxi service as well, which is very often used and pretty reliable, but their rates can vary.
Kingston Airport Transfers
There are several Kingston Airport shuttle operators providing reliable service to and from KIN Airport, but they mostly offer private services. However, you could get a much more affordable rate if traveling with some friends rather than by yourself.
Karandas Tours can take you from Kingston Airport to Ocho Rios Cruise Ship Pier and any hotel or residence in Jamaica. They offer private MBJ Airport and Kingston Airport transfers using their modern transfer vehicles, vans, or buses. If you travel with a group of people, your transfer rate could be as low as $10.
See below to find out their rates for up to 6 passengers:
to Kingston Hotels - $60(45 minutes)
Ocho Rios(Pier/Hotels) - $120(1 hour 40 minutes)
Ocho Rios Beaches - $130(2 hours)
Runaway Bay Hotels - $150(2 hours 30 minutes)
Apart from airport transportation, they also offer tours and excursions with trained tour guides. You can find out more by calling(876) 974-2063, or you can send an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun Tours Jamaica offers private and direct Kingston Airport transfers to any hotel in Kingston, Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Port Royal, and more. Check out their lowest rates per 1 passenger in the list below, but note that there will have to be at least 4 of you to get this price(otherwise, it would be a bit more expensive).
Montego Bay Airport
You can use this company to book some great tours as well. Find out more information by calling Fun Tours at 877-839-3924 or 876-630-0664.
Explorer Jamaica can provide you with a very affordable transfer if you’re traveling with at least 4 more persons. You could get both convenient and cheap Kingston airport transportation for you and your friends. Check out our list to find out more about rates and locations.
For 1-4 passengers
5 or more(per passenger)
You can see their website if you need further assistance. Alternatively, you can call Explorer Tours at(877) 610-6996 and they will have an answer to any of your questions.
Jaital provides various tours and excursions in Jamaica but also private Kingston Airport transfers. They operate every day and can get you to any destination in the area. Once again, if you want to pay less, you have to travel with a group of people. See the following list for rates from Kingston Airport to Ocho Rios, Kingston downtown, and more.
So, if you’re going to Ocho Rios with 6-7 friends, your shuttle rates will be around $25 per passenger, which is pretty reasonable.
Use convenient online booking after which you will get a confirmation voucher or call(866) 865-1059 if you have any doubts.
Kingston Airport Taxi
Kingston taxi service at Norman Manley Airport is a very popular transportation option. In fact, it is safer than public transport and offers competitive rates for those traveling by yourself or with one person. Your taxi driver will get you from Kingston Airport to Kingston downtown within 30 minutes.
Route taxis are one of the best ways to move around. They have shared transfer service as well which can be very affordable. However, you should pay attention and not accept rides from unauthorized drivers.
The approximate taxi rate from KIN to Kingston is $20-30.
Check out our list below and see several reliable Kingston Airport transfers offering taxi service:
+876 930 2012
Apollo Taxi Service
+876 929 5153
Confidence Taxi Service
+876 755 2220
On Time Airport Taxi Kingston
+876 968 4780
We don’t recommend using public buses - they are slower and not very reliable. However, if you’re looking for the cheapest island airport transfer, this is definitely the one. All the buses are yellow and stop at official shuttle bus stops.
Bus Route no. 98- this line can take you from KIN Airport to the city, and you can find the bus stop at the Ground Transportation Hall. The regular bus ticket is J$200, which is only $1.53.
You can use other bus operators that offer transportation services to many destinations throughout the island if you go to the Kingston Bus Terminal. Kingston Knutsford Express has a route from Kingston to Ocho Rios for J$1850 - $14.14.
There are many rental companies available at KIN Airport, and all of them are located in the Ground Transportation Hall. Contact the company of your choice to make a reservation in advance and start your journey with no worries. This transportation option is actually very convenient and offers the freedom you won’t get while sharing ride with others.
Island Car Rentals
Enterprise / Alamo / National
Norbrook Car Rental
A Different Ride for Each Budget
Shared Ride Shuttle service is the most economical way to and from the airport yet very convenient and efficient.
Book a private car, van or limo when you need direct, exclusive service to and from the airport.