FAQ/Taxi Prices

1) Type of Vehicles – click  for a list

2) Distance from Montego Bay to Negril – 1 hour 1/2

3) Will there be other passengers in the vehicle? No only you, your party and the driver

4) Security

The decision to travel is your responsibility. You are also responsible for your personal safety abroad. Take license Jamaica Tourist Board transportation at all times.

Do not walk alone while visiting the island, even during the day. Go out in groups with people that you know. Exercise extreme caution in all regions of the country after dark and avoid visiting beaches and isolated areas at night. Do not use buses at night. If you are a victim of crime, do not resist, as this may provoke the use of violence.

Never leave food or drinks unattended or in the care of strangers. Be wary of accepting snacks, beverages, gum, or cigarettes from new acquaintances, as they may contain drugs that could put you at risk of sexual assault and robbery.

Credit card/ATM card-skimming is a concern, and travelers should keep their credit cards within sight while making transactions at stores and restaurants.

5) Crime

Crimes of opportunity, including petty theft, pickpocketing and bag -snatching are common in major tourist areas. Ensure that your personal belongings and travel documents are secure at all times. Do not carry large amounts of cash or show signs of affluence. Protect your cell phone, a popular item for theft. Be aware of your surroundings when withdrawing money from automated banking machines (ABMs). Remain vigilant at supermarkets and retail outlets, as credit card and ABM fraud is a risk in Jamaica.

6) Road travel

Drive on the left in Jamaica. Coastal roads are in fair condition, but driving in the interior is dangerous due to narrow, winding and badly maintained roads, which are also poorly lit at night. Weather conditions can damage or render some roads temporarily impassable. Stay on main roads as much as possible. Speeding and driving under the influence of alcohol are common. Motorists should keep vehicle windows closed, doors locked and valuables hidden. Roadside assistance is available island wide.

7) Public transportation

Route taxi transportation may not be safe due to high levels of crime and overcrowding.

Avoid taking unmarked taxis due to the risk of robbery and sexual assault. Use only taxis ordered from hotels and have JUTA and a number on the front and back of the vehicle. These are identified by red-and-white “PP” licence plates. Since taxis are not metered, agree on the fare in advance.

8) Emergency services

Dial 119 to reach the police emergency center and 110 to reach the fire department and ambulance services.

Police officers regularly patrol tourist areas and can offer assistance. Security personnel and front-desk hotel staff can also offer assistance in most emergencies.

9) Illegal drugs

Possession of illegal drugs (including marijuana in excess of two ounces, or 56 grams) is a severe offence and may lead to lengthy jail terms. Departing visitors are thoroughly screened for drug possession. Pack all luggage yourself and do not carry anything through customs for anyone else.

10) Money

The currency is the Jamaican dollar (JMD). Most of ATMs accept international debit cards displaying Visa, MasterCard, Cirrus or Plus logos. Credit cards are widely accepted. There have been reports of an increase in fraud and identity theft. Remain vigilant when using your credit or bank cards in public places such as restaurants and retail venues.

11) LGBT travel

Certain cultures do not accept the legitimacy of non-heterosexual relationships. Homosexual activity is considered a criminal offence in many countries.

You should base your decision on whether or not to be openly gay while traveling abroad on your personal judgment and your knowledge of local laws and customs.

Montego Bay Airport Taxi Prices

Montego Bay Airport Transfers Rates Transfer from/to Airport, Hotels and Jamaica attractions
Destination Price (US Dollars) for the number of people in the vehicles
1-3 people(One Way) 1-3 people(Round Trip) 4-10 people (One Way) each person
4-10 persons(Round Trip)each person
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Montego Bay Hotels $25 $50 $10 $15
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Secret Wild Orhid $35 $70 $10 $15
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Riu, Hilton, Holiday Inn $30 $60 $10 $15
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Grand Palladium (Lucea) $45 $90 $15 $20
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Runaway Bay Hotels $70 $140 $20 $40
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Ocho Rios Hotels $80 $160 $25 $50
Montego Bay (MBJ) –To all Hotels in Negril on the Beach Road
$65 $130 $20 $40
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Hedonism 11 $60 $120 $20 $40
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Grand Lido $60 $120 $20 $40
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Royalton White Sands $60 $120 $20 $40
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Sandals Whitehouse $110 $210 $30 $60
Montego Bay (MBJ) – Kingston $250 $500 $65 $130
 
NAMES OF HOTELS ON THE NORTH COAST
 
Montego Bay Hotels starting at $20-$35 one way
  • Breezes Montego Bay
  • RIU Montego Bay
  • Royal Decameron Montego Beach
  • Sandals Royal, Montego Bay and Inn
  • Secrets Resort
  • Sunset Beach Resort
  • Half Moon
  • Holiday Inn Sunspree
  • Iberostar
  • Hilton Rosehall Resort

Lucea $45 one way

  • Grand Palladium Resort & Spa

Runaway Bay $70 one way

  • Jewel Runaway Bay
  • Franklyn D Resort
  • Gran Bahia Principe
  • Royal Decameron Fun Caribbean
  • Royal Decameron Club Caribbean

Ocho Rios starting at $80 one way

  • Fisherman’s Point
  • Jamaica Inn
  • Jewel Dunn’s River
  • Royal Plantation
  • RIU Ocho Rios
  • Sandals Ocho Rios
  • Sandcastles Resorts
  • Shaw Park Beach
  • Sunset Jamaica Grande
  • Turtle Beach Towers

Negril Hotels starting at $60 one way

  • Azul Sensatori
  • Beaches Negril, Sandy Bay
  • Breezes Grand Resort & Spa
  • The Caves
  • Charela Inn
  • Coco-La Palm
  • Country Country
  • Couples Negril, Swept Away
  • Grand Pineapple Beach Resort
  • Grand Lido
  • Hedonism II
  • Idle A While
  • La Mar Resort
  • Legends Hotel
  • Point Village Resort
  • RIU Negril
  • RIU Tropical
  • Rock House
  • Rondel Village
  • Rooms on the Beach
  • Samsara Hotel
  • Sunset at the Palms
  • Tensing Pen
  • Travellers Beach
  • White Sands Negril