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Transportation Options from Montego Bay Airport to Negril

Negril is a beach resort town and an epitome of relaxation, located across Hanover and Westmoreland parishes in Jamaica. It is popular for picturesque cliffs from where you can view the emerald green sea, beautiful sunsets, and a 12km stretch of bright white sandy beach, making it a great destination for travellers to soothe their souls. Negril has it all, from the amazing beachside sunsets to the freshest seafood, charming villas, guesthouses and all-inclusive resorts. Enjoy your stay in this beach resort town while we guide you through the rest.

Negril is 81km away from Montego Bay Airport, and there are 3 different transportation options available when travelling from Montego Bay Airport to Negril; you can either take a taxi, a shared shuttle or a bus. The quickest and most comfortable way to get from Montego Bay airport to Negril is to take a taxi. Your next option is to take a shared shuttle or a bus, both of which are more affordable options than taxis.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Shared shuttle €100 120min 24/7
Taxi €150 90min 24/7
Bus €40 135min

How to get from Montego Bay Airport to Negril by shared shuttle

Taking Montego Bay airport shuttles to Negril is a cheaper option, especially if you’re on a budget. The trip can take up to 2 hours depending on your final destination. Also, if you’re travelling in a group, a shared shuttle is a great way to split the fares equally between each traveller.

How much is the shared shuttle from Montego Bay Airport to Negril

A shared shuttle is a cheaper and more comfortable option for groups or people with lots of luggage, as there’s more dedicated luggage space on the vehicles. A shared shuttle from Montego Bay airport to Negril costs $50 (€44) per passenger.

Cost

$50

Trip Duration

2 HOURS

*Rates vary on weekends and public holidays

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Shuttles are available 24/7 at the airport

Where do I get it from?

Shuttles are also available by the Customs exit outside the Montego Bay Airport.

Convenience

A shared shuttle is ideal for people travelling in large groups or people with lots of luggage because shuttles have enough space for more than one piece of luggage. However, it may not be the best option if you want extra privacy or get to your destination fast.

Editor’s Note

Shared shuttles work well if you're travelling in a big group, as you can book the entire shuffle for your party.

Useful Tips

Contact the driver or shuttle company directly for information on how to meet your driver
If you're travelling in a group of less than three people, the shuttle is a good and affordable option
Once you get onto the shuttle, you may have to wait for the vehicle to fill up with other passengers

How to get from Montego Bay Airport to Negril by taxi

Taking a taxi from Montego Bay airport is the most comfortable travel option, with direct transfers from the airport to your destination. It is also the fastest transfer option. The journey takes up to 1 hour 30 minutes under normal traffic conditions but may vary depending on your final destination. Different taxi companies are operating this route. Taxis are available 24/7 at the Montego Bay airport.

Taxi fare from Montego Bay Airport to Negril

Montego Bay airport taxi fares are based on distance travelled, with a one-way trip to Negril by taxi costing $150 (€133), and there are different taxi companies available at Montego Bay airport.

Cost

$150

Trip Duration

1 HOUR 30 MINS

*Rates vary on weekends and public holidays

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Montego Bay airport.

Where do I get it from?

You can get a taxi at the Authorised Airport Taxi desk, just outside the Customs exit.

Convenience

A taxi from Montego Bay airport is the most convenient way to get to Negril. Taxis are faster than public transportation and are the only private, door to door service available. With taxis, you can enjoy a fast transfer to your accommodation, in a comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle.

Editor’s Note

Montego Bay airport taxis charge based on distance, and as the airport is 81km away from Negril, the taxi fare may seem high. However, you can split the fare if you travel in a group.

Useful Tips

There are different taxi companies, but you can easily recognize licensed taxis from their license plates which is mostly a red background with white numbers or letters and the letter ‘P’
Pre-book your taxi before you arrive at the airport for a set fare to your destination
There is an authorised airport taxi desk located just outside the Customs exit

Welcome Pickups transfer

Welcome Pickups

Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Montego bay. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Hand-picked english-speaking drivers

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Prices

DAYTIME
€80.0
NIGHTTIME
€96.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Montego Bay Airport to Negril by bus

Unfortunately, there is no direct bus from Montego Bay airport to Negril, but there are different services that depart from the airport and arrive at Negril via Montego Bay, with the transfer taking approximately 2 hours 15 minutes. You’ll have to get an airport taxi, a bus or walk 15 minutes from Montego Bay airport to take the public bus to Montego Bay Bus Terminal. From there, you can get a bus going from Montego Bay to Negril. Travel time is around 2 hours, under normal traffic conditions.

How much is the bus from Montego Bay Airport to Negril?

The bus option is the cheapest option for transfers from Montego Bay airport to Negril. Although there are no direct buses from the airport, you can use the bus service options available in Montego Bay. A bus from Montego Bay to Negril costs $20 (€18) per passenger, including a $2 (€1.8) fee from the airport to Montego Bay Bus Terminal.

Cost

$20

Trip Duration

2 HOURS 15 MINS

*Trip duration includes the 15 minutes walk

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Buses are not available at the airport, but at the Montego Bay Bus Terminal

Where can I get it from

Buses are not available at Montego Bay Airport, but you can get one from the Montego Bay Bus Terminal, which is not far from the airport.

Convenience

This may not be a convenient option If you want to enjoy a seamless transfer to Negril because you’ll first need to either take a taxi, bus or walk to the bus terminal to get a bus. However, it’s the cheapest way to get to Negril and a better option if you’re on a budget.

Editor’s Note

The buses arrive at the Negril bus station, and you may need to find a means of getting to your hotel.

Useful Tips

Bus tickets can be purchased on board
Taking a public bus from the airport to the city center is the best way to get to the bus terminal and it cost only $2 (€1.8)
There is wifi and power outlets on the bus to Negril

Frequently asked questions

How much is a taxi from Montego Bay airport to Negril?

There are different taxi companies available at the Montego Bay airport and a taxi to Negril costs around $150 (€133). If you’d prefer a guaranteed pickup and set-rate fare, you can book in advance with Welcome Pickups.

How far is Montego Bay airport to Negril?

Montego Bay airport is located about 5km east of Montego Bay, which is 81km away from Negril. There are three different transfer options for the journey: taxi, shared shuttle or public bus.

Bus transfers from Montego Bay Aiport to Negril

There are no direct buses leaving Montego Bay airport, but there are bus services from Montego Bay to Negril that you can use. For a more direct journey, you can book a private transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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