Taxis in Montego Bay
Taking a taxi in Montego Bay is the most hassle-free and safest way to get around, especially when taking official taxis. Jamaica Co-operative Automobile & Limousine Tours (JCAL) and Jamaica Union of Travelers Association (JUTA) operate the official taxis. The vehicles used for taxis in Montego Bay vary from the fancy cars and gleaming white vans of JUTA, official carriers, to Japanese estate cars, the preferred choice for most taxi drivers.
Licensed Montego Bay taxis are easy to identify as they carry red number plates with “PPV” or “PP”. Whether you want a fast and comfortable ride from Montego Bay airport to any part of the city or a different city, taxis are your best option for transport on Montego Bay.
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Montego Bay taxi prices
Taxis in Montego Bay are not metered, and taxi fares are completely negotiable. Always agree on a price before you enter the taxi or over the phone when you call for a taxi. For tipping, you can budget up to 15% of the total fare during the day and more if you’re travelling at night.
Here are some taxi prices you can expect for your taxi service from Montego Bay to different destinations:
Montego Bay to Negril – $150 (€133)
Montego Bay Airport to Montego Bay Hip Strip – $20 (€18)
Montego Bay to Runaway Bay – $100 (€89)
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How to get a Taxi in Montego Bay
There are different taxi services in Montego Bay, making it easy for travellers to get a taxi. Depending on your preference, you can either hail a taxi on the street, book a taxi online or call for a local taxi. It’s always easy to flag a car down during the day, but you may need to call or book online at night. Two top companies that you can call for a taxi to pick you up or for door to door services are JCAL Taxi: +876 952-7574, and JUTA Taxi: +876 952-0813. For reliable transfers from the airport, you can book in advance with Welcome Pickups.
Book your Montego Bay Transfer in Advance
During peak hours of the day, getting a taxi in Montego Bay can be extremely difficult. With different travellers flagging taxis on the street and some calling taxi companies, you might end up waiting for up to an hour before you get a taxi. Booking a taxi in advance is a way to avoid any unforeseen circumstances, and we recommend booking your Montego Bay taxi in advance with Welcome Pickups. We offer affordable, fast and reliable taxis all over Montego Bay.
Montego Bay taxi tips
- Check with the taxi driver before starting the journey if you have questions about the fare.
- Taxis in Montego Bay don’t carry child seats. Therefore, you should bring your own if you need one.
- You can recognise licensed taxis from their license plates, which is mostly a red background with white numbers or letters and the letter ‘P.’
Wheelchair Accessible Taxis in Montego Bay
Montego Bay is for everyone, including travellers with special needs, disabilities, or limited mobility. Although most of the taxis you’ll find have space for foldable wheelchairs, there are still some taxi companies with wheelchair-accessible vehicles for electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters. Jamaica Wheelchair Taxi is a reputable company that offers wheelchair access vans, and you can reach them on +876 775-8724. Depending on your preference, you can book vans with seats for six persons plus one wheelchair passenger or seats for up to four persons plus two wheelchair passengers.
Montego Bay Taxi Safety and Complaints
Even though taking an official Montego Bay taxi is safe and convenient, you may still encounter a rude driver or even a fraudster. Before you begin the trip, be sure to take down the taxi driver’s name, ID number, and the number of your taxi. You can take this information to the local transport authority, police, or the taxi company where the driver works and lay down your complaints.