A Visitor’s Guide To The 4 Best Transportation Options In Jamaica

Ground Transportation In Jamaica


Please take a moment to review the information below on transportation in Jamaica. This will help make your vacation stay at a villa that much more enjoyable as you do not need to worry about driving.

Car Rental: Pay in Jamaica

Renting a car in Jamaica can be done at the airport; there are many rental agencies at the airport.

  • Such as Hertz, Budget, & Dollar are some of the well-known brand names.
  • There are other local companies such as Island Car Rentals, or Villa Car Rentals Island Car Rental

Public Buses

Public Transportation is very easily available and less expensive than private transportation.

The downside is that these buses are crowed and often have to wait a long time at the bus stop.

Public Taxi & Private Taxis/Travel like a Local

Route taxi is another very efficient way to travel in Jamaica. Be sure to look for the red license plates to confirm that the taxi you are taking is licensed to carry passengers.

The rate for a local taxi is around $1USD, please keep in mind that the driver will make multiple stops on the way to pick up other passengers.

Ocho Rios jamaica local cheap taxi

Private taxis is much more expensive be sure to ask a member of your villa staff to negotiate a rate for you before you leave.

Have cash available as drivers don’t have the ability to take credit cards.

Depending on where you wish to go, you may need more than one route taxi to reach your destination.

Private Full Time Driver

Planning an active vacation that includes exploring Ocho Rios, Negril or beyond, a full-time driver will be the more convenient and economical alternative.

Your group will have a dedicated, professional driver who is knowledgeable about Jamaica and is a great tour guides. This convenient service is priced at approximately the same cost as renting a car or a van yourself.

jamaica villa transport

Hiring a private driver eliminates the big problem of driving on the left and on unfamiliar roads.

You can actually relax and spend quality time with your loved ones.

Where will you  meet your Private driver:

After clearing Immigration and Customs, you’ll exit the Terminal building to the General pickup area outside. Your driver will personally meet and greet you at airport arrivals, look for a sign bearing the Your Name (the head of the Party)

As soon as you are comfortably seated and your luggage’s are carefully loaded your driver will take you straight to your villa.

At The Villa

Unlimited trips and tours to anywhere in Jamaica and the driver and bus is available ten (10 hours) per day including both driving and waiting time.

Our experience has shown that having a dedicated van and driver will allow you to enjoy your vacation to the fullest. If you stay with us at Jamaica Ocean View Villa, we’ll help arrange a private driver for you. Ask us about the details!”

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