Getting Around Jamaica
We love to brag that Jamaica is a "big, little island". With over 4,442 square miles, it is indeed the third-largest in the Caribbean. To make sure that you get a chance to incorporate all the exciting things that the destination has to offer, we have created the Jamaica Destination Guide. You can view or download a copy by simply clicking on the image below.
Luckily, getting around Jamaica is easy, so you don't have to miss anything. Depending on your budget, choose from a range of buses, taxis, rental vehicles and planes. No matter where you go or how you get there, you'll discover boundless opportunities for fun and enjoyment.
Picture this. You plan to spend a long weekend in Jamaica. You land in Kingston, but are booked into a Negril hotel. You choose to travel by car from the airport to your hotel. The logic: it's a small island, how long can it take? Try at least four hours. No matter how scenic the drive, signs bearing the Air Jamaica Express slogan will taunt you: "If you'd flown with us, you'd be there by now". > Learn more
Public transportation in Jamaica is nothing short of an exciting adventure. If you choose to travel by road, driving a rented car may be challenging, and may not be as feasible (or as inexpensive) as taking public transportation. Buses, minibuses and route taxis are the primary means of transportation for the majority of people on the island, but are recommended only for the more intrepid tourist. > Learn more
Here in Jamaica, we value our guests so much we have transportation service specifically for visitors. These companies include JUTA,JCAL and Maxi Tours, all equipped with a fleet of well-maintained, air-conditioned cars, buses, coaches and luxury vehicles, are piloted by experienced and friendly drivers. These carriage operators are the right choice for visitors looking for more than just a way to get from one place to another. > Learn more
Hitting the road is perhaps one of the best ways to become acquainted with our island home. By car you can see it all: from country lanes and sandy shores to secret spots and quaint back-road villages. And you'll learn about the idiosyncrasies of our road culture and perhaps our culture as a whole. So pick a "rental" from one of the many agencies available island-wide and start your engine. > Learn more