How to Reach Montego Bay


  • By Air: Montego Bay airport is called Donald Sangster International Airport.There are over 300 domestic and international flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica, operating from over 50 cities in the world. Several airlines from Europe and the United States, Canada as well as the rest of the Caribbean operate flights to and from here. For people arriving in Montego Bay, airport transfers can easily be arranged through the hotel or at the Jamaica tourism desk at the airport.
  • By Sea: The Montego Freeport terminal consists of five primary berths two of which are dedicated exclusively for cruise shipping. Several Caribbean cruises dock here. There shuttle bus services, taxis and car rentals available from the cruise ship pier.
  • By Road: One can hire a car or take a taxi from any of the other cities in Jamaica. There is also the Knutsford Express Bus services that operate between all major cities in Jamaica.


  • By Bus: Several hotels operate a free bus services for guests to major tourist spots. Minibuses arrive and depart from the transportation station off Barnett St at the south end of St James St.Montego Bay Metro a municipal bus service, operates three routes: Greenwood to City Centre; Sandy Bay to City Centre; and Cambridge to City Centre.
  • By Car: Local Car rental companies are present through out the island and cars. There are also international car rental companies like Hertz and Avis, which are reliable.
  • By Taxi: The official taxis have red number plates and these are safe to use.However, one must bargain and agree on a price before embarking on the journey.
  • Route Taxi’sarrive and depart from the transportation station off Barnett St at the south end of St James St.
  • On Foot: The two places to explore on foot are Downtown and the Hip-Strip on Gloucester Avenue. One can also walk from the airport to the north end of Gloucester Avenue as there is a sidewalk along the highway and those traveling will less luggage often opt for this. Walking in tourist areas is safe and one can easily navigate the streets with the help of a Montego Bay map. However, avoid other places. Do not walk around in the night, as it is not safe.
Route Distance Time
Kingston to Montego Bay 124.65 km 2 hours 4 mins
Fort lauderdale to Montego Bay 294.19 km 4 hours 54 mins
Miami to Montego Bay 295.94 km 4 hours 55 mins
Boca raton to Montego Bay 296.79 km 4 hours 56 mins
Hialeah to Montego Bay 304.46 km 5 hours 4 mins
Myrtle beach to Montego Bay 355.62 km 5 hours 55 mins
Raleigh to Montego Bay 397.48 km 6 hours 37 mins
Lake mary to Montego Bay 429.11 km 7 hours 9 mins
Orlando to Montego Bay 432.8 km 7 hours 12 mins
Monroe to Montego Bay 448.08 km 7 hours 28 mins