Jamaica ground transportation how much does it cost

The island of Jamaica has been welcoming visitors for over a hundred years. Over this period, the country has developed a top-quality transportation system and world-class dining options that are enjoyed by the millions who grace the Island’s shores on a yearly basis. We will explore and give you tips on the best transportations methods for tourist in Jamaica and the best places to dine.

As a Tourist in Jamaica, you have a variety of transportation options available to you. There are companies that provide transportation services to all major towns in Jamaica, and there are also car rental companies available if you want a car to get around at your own pace. Some of the noted transportation providers include Jamaica Tours Limited, Tour Wise, and

There are companies that provide ground transportation services to all major towns in Jamaica, and there are also car rental companies available if you want a car to get around at your own pace.

Some of the noted ground transportation providers include Jamaica Tours Limited, Tour Wise, Karandas Tours, local tourist board authorized small owners and Kiuki Tours.

These companies provide a wide array of transportation options including airport transfers and facilitates tours of the most popular attractions in Jamaica.

Jamaica Tours Limited is one of the major transportation companies that offer airport transfers, they will take you to any hotel or villa in any of the resort towns, and if you need to anywhere outside of these areas, they will also take you, you, however, must make your reservation beforehand.

Tip #1: Villa Serenity provides Complimentary Transportation to its all inclusive guests staying 7 nights or more, plus Airport transfers for all its guest.

Tip #2: Villa Serenity will make transportation arrangements for guests.

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The availability of transportation was a huge plus.

If you are interested in private transfers, Jamaica Tours do have this as an option available to you.

Tour Wise and Kiuki Tours are smaller players; however, they provide a similar level of service to Jamaica Tours Limited and will take you anywhere that you want to go in any of the major tourist areas.

You can choose any of these companies for your transportation arrangements in Jamaica, and you will not be disappointed.

Some of the popular car rental companies that you will find in both the International airports are Island Car rentals, Budget Rent -a – Car and Avis Car rental.

Also renting a car is another option available to you if you want to explore the Island, this is not recommended as it can be difficult if you are used to driving on the opposite side of the road.

Some of the popular car rental companies that you will find in both the International airports are Island Car rentals, Budget Rent -a – Car and Avis Car rental.

Pricing for Jamaica Ground Transportation

If you are traveling to any of the resort towns on any of airport shuttles mentioned above, you can choose to do a private car transfer for just two people, a private bus for up to 7 people if you are traveling with family or friends. Or you can choose to take the regular coach which is most cost-effective but least private. Please see pricing for different regions below:

Ocho Rios – private bus transfer ($320 for two people round trip, $40 per extra person)

Ocho Rios – private car ($300 for up to 3 people round trip)

Ocho Rios –  regular coach shuttle ($45 per adult, $22 for child up to 13 years old round trip)

Montego Bay – private car transfer ($140 for two people round trip)

Montego Bay – private bus ($260 for up to 7 people round trip)

Montego Bay –  regular coach shuttle ($ 20 per adult, $10 for child up to 13 years old round trip)

Negril – private car transfer ($320 for two people round trip)

Negril – private bus ($450 for up to 7 people round trip)

Negril –  regular coach shuttle ($45 per adult, $22 for child up to 13 years old)

If you want the convenience of a car, you can get a daily rental rate starting from about USD 32, whether from the Montego Bay or Kingston Airports.

Chauffeur Service Packages:

  1. 12 Seater Van:

Weekly rate              –           US$875.00

 Daily Rate                –           US$135.00

 4-day rate                 –          US$540.00

Seats 6-9 passengers regularly

Seats up to 8 passengers with luggage for Airport transfers

2. 15-Seater High-Top Deluxe Van

   (Hi-Top – 1 week)

    Weekly rate               –           US$1200.00

    Daily rate                   –           US$175.00

    4-day rate                  –           US$700.00

Seats 10-12 passengers regularly

Seats up to 10 passengers with luggage for Airport transfers

(3) 25-Seater Bus

    Weekly rate               –           US$1500.00

    Daily Rate                  –           US$250.00

    4-day rate                  –           US$1000.00

Seats 13-25 passengers regularly

Seats up to 18 passengers with luggage for Airport transfers

This is most economical and convenient way to experience the real Jamaica, our culture, beautiful scenery, history, and culture while staying here on Island.

Villa Serenity offers Free Chauffeur Service to all of our booking of a week or more.

Our Chauffeur Services includes round-trip Airport transfers from Sangster International Airport & Norman Manley International Airport

The Chauffeur Services includes a complimentary tank of gas, guests are responsible for additional gas purchases when required

Where To Eat In Jamaica.

Where to Eat?

A good rule of thumb to guide you when seeking a place to dine in Jamaica is to go where you see most people going.

This generally means that the food at the location is good and worth checking out. Some trendy places for top quality Jamaican food include; Scotchies in Ocho Rios and Montego Bay, Ultimate Jerk Centre in the Ocho Rios region, Rick’s Café in Negril and Pier One in Montego Bay.

These local restaurants offer delectable local fare for under USD 10 per person and are perfect for exploring local offerings at an economical cost. There are also fine dining options available in all resort towns, starting from as low as 20 dollars per person.

It is always a wise thing to ask a local person or a representative from your Villa or Hotel for recommendations for the best areas to dine, they will give you the scoop on the best gems.

So, if you are seeking transportation around Jamaica as a tourist, there are several options available to you, depending on your budget and the level of privacy that you need. You also have many options for dining and enjoying local and international cuisine on the Island.