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How to Get from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios is a popular port town on the north coast of Jamaica with resorts and hotels built along its beautiful beach line. It’s an ideal destination for a relaxing vacation and you can easily get there if you’re landing at Montego Bay Airport.

If you want to reach your destination quickly and comfortably, then an airport transfer from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios is the best choice, no matter what time your flight arrives. Another good choice, ideal for larger groups, is the shared shuttle service, which is also available 24/7. There is also a bus connection between Montego Bay Airport and two popular resorts in Ocho Rios with the Knutsford Express; this is a more budget-friendly option but the journey takes longer than the taxi or the shared shuttle.

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Welcome Pickups €105 90min 24/7 Book
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Taxi €100 90min 24/7
Shuttle €95 100min 24/7
Bus €42 110min 05:45–17:30

How to get from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios by taxi

An airport transfer from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios is a fast and reliable transportation option to get to your destination. Taxis are available 24/7 and the door-to-door journey takes about 90 minutes so it’s an ideal way to start your vacation comfortably.

How much does an airport transfer from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios cost?

The cost for a private transfer from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios varies, as taxis in Montego Bay don’t operate with fixed rates. The average fare for a standard taxi is $100 (€100) but make sure to negotiate with the driver before you start the ride.

Cost

$100 (€100)

Trip Duration

90 min

Taxi rates might differ unless you book your taxi in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Taxis are available at Montego Bay Airport 24/7.

Where do I get a taxi from?

Right outside the customs exit at Montego Bay Airport, you’ll find the authorised airport taxi desk; from there, you can take a registered taxi 24/7.

Convenience

If you’re heading to Jamaica for vacation, you’re probably looking to enjoy peace of mind and relax as much as possible. Using an airport transfer from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios will help you achieve that from the moment you land; instead of checking timetables and getting on crowded buses, you’ll have a private vehicle and friendly driver waiting to get you to your destination quickly and comfortably.

Editor’s Note

Choosing a private transfer from Montego bay airport to Ocho Rios might seem a bit pricey but is the only direct and private transportation option; you'll reach your hotel or resort quickly and comfortably, without any intermediate stops along the way.

Useful Tips

Taxis don't operate with set fares so make sure to negotiate the price with the driver before you enter the taxi.
Look out for unlicensed taxis; official taxis have red license plates with white numbers and letters.
If you don't plan to book a taxi with a private company, you'll need to carry your own baby/child seat; regular taxis aren't equipped with one.

How to get from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios by shuttle

A shared shuttle service is a popular transportation option from Montego Bay Airport. There are different companies operating from the airport to various destinations, most resorts and hotels around the island, including the ones in Ocho Rios. The service is available 24/7 and is a good option if you’re travelling in a large group.

What's the cost of the shared shuttle service?

The cost of your shared shuttle transportation from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios depends on the exact destination of your hotel or resort and the number of passengers in the vehicle; the more people share the shuttle, the lower the price per traveller. The average price per person for up to 4 passengers from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios is $95 – $110 (€95 – €110).

Cost

$95 - $110 (€95 - €110)

Trip Duration

100 min

The price per person may vary depending on whether you're travelling alone or you're part of a larger group. The bigger the group, the lower the price per person.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The Montego Bay Airport shuttle service is available 24/7 but you need to book your shared ride in advance.

Where do I get the shuttle from?

After you go through customs clearance, you’ll find a dedicated spot for the shuttle service in the ground transportation arrivals hall; a representative of the company you’ve booked with will be waiting for you there.

Convenience

A shared shuttle service is ideal if you’re travelling with your family or you’re part of a larger group and you book an entire vehicle; the more people are on board, the lower the cost per traveller. If you’re travelling alone or in a smaller group, you’ll either pay more per passenger for the entire vehicle or you’ll need to take other passengers on board. In that case, keep in mind that the travelling duration will increase as you’ll need to make additional stops along the way.

Editor’s Note

A shared shuttle service from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios is a great choice if you're travelling in a larger group. If you're travelling alone, you could look for another group and ask to join them to lower the cost per passenger.

Useful Tips

Once you get onto the shuttle, you may have to wait for the vehicle to fill up with other passengers.
If the vehicle isn't full, you may have to pay a higher price per person.
If you haven't pre-booked your transportation, you could join another group using the shuttle service, so check if there are any seats left on the vehicle.

How to get from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios by bus

If you’re looking for a less costly option to get from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios you can use the Knutsford Express bus. It connects the airport to Ocho Rios Drax Hall and Riu Ocho Rios resorts. The journey to Drax Hall takes about 100 minutes and to Riu Ocho Rios about 90 minutes. Both are express routes without any intermediate stops; if you’re heading to a different resort, you can walk or take a taxi from where the bus stops.

How much does the bus ticket cost from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios?

The price for a single ticket from Montego Bay Airport to Ocho Rios Drax Hall is $21 (€21) per traveller for adults and $17 (€17) for children up to 12 years old. The route to Riu Ocho Rios costs $16 (€16) per traveller for adults and $12 (€12) for children.

Cost

$21 (€21)

Trip Duration

110 min

This is the price for a single ticket with the Knutsford Express operating two routes from Montego Bay Airport; the trip cost and duration refer to the route to Ocho Rios Drax Hall.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The route to Ocho Rios Drax Hall runs daily from 05:45 until 17:30. The route to Riu Ocho Rios runs only at 11:00 and 14:00 on weekdays and Saturday.

Where do I get the bus from?

You’ll find information about all transportation services at Montego Bay Airport ground transportation arrivals hall. It’s located right after customs clearance and you’ll be able to buy a bus ticket if you don’t already have one, and head to the designated bus stop.

Convenience

Taking the Knutsford Express bus to Ocho Rios is a cheaper option compared to the alternatives but it’s not the most convenient one. The bus goes from point A to point B without any intermediate stops; if you’re heading to a different resort than Drax Hall or Riu Ocho Rios, you’ll need to continue on foot or take a taxi. Also, the bus operates only six times daily on weekdays, so if you’re arriving late in the evening you’ll need to find different mode of transport to reach your destination.

Editor’s Note

The bus is the cheapest option and a good choice if you're travelling alone. Keep in mind that it departs only a few times per day though, so you'll need to keep an eye on the schedule to make sure you’ll catch the next bus.

Useful Tips

You can purchase a bus ticket online by card or from the desk at the airport.
A carry-on and a checked suitcase is included in the ticket price.
If you're heading to different resorts than Riu Ocho Rios and Drax Hall, look up which of the two is closer to yours; that way it'll be easier to reach your final destination.

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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Drivers are always on time

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Prices

DAYTIME
€105.0
NIGHTTIME
€126.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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Frequently asked questions

What’s the distance from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios?

Ocho Rios is approximately 97 kilometres east of Montego Bay Airport; getting there by car or taxi is a 90-minute drive along the beautiful coast.

How do I get from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios?

There are many different Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios transfer options. The fastest and most comfortable is by airport taxi, which will take about 90 minutes. You can also take a shared shuttle, which is a great option if you’re travelling in a larger group, or you can choose the Knutsford Express bus, which is another budget-friendly option.

What’s the cost of a taxi from Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios?

Taxis in Montego Bay don’t operate with fixed rates so the cost to reach Ocho Rios might differ. The average price for your Montego Bay airport to Ocho Rios transfer is about $100 (€100) by standard taxi, but make sure to negotiate with the driver before you start the ride.

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