Kingston Airport Informational Guide to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) - Non Official

Kingston Jamaica Airport Taxi

Transportation by road turns to be the single choice to transfer to downtown Kingston safe and sound. That is why Kingston Jamaica Airport Taxi is extremely useful.

Get within 30 minutes to Kingston city centre from Kingston Airport by taxi. In case of traffic jam, expect larger transfer times.

Unlike public bus, taxi at Kingston Airport comes to be safer and faster, and why not, a good chance to know the locals.

Types of taxi

Route taxis are the best way to move around, not only from the airport, also to other destinations within the island.

Sometimes can be vans, mini buses or simply cars. They are the main mean of public transportation in the country.

They work with fixed prices to a destination by picking up of dropping off people on the way. It is easy to distinguish them by their red licensed plate.

A trick to distinguish them from the private chartered taxis is by asking the price. If it is higher than USD 10, it is a chartered taxi.

Service hours: Monday to Sunday, from 06:00am to 07:00pm.

Safety tip

We ought passengers not to accept rides from unauthorized drivers nor unlicensed drivers since it can be dangerous even its cheap price.

Safety concerns regarding tourists in Jamaica are still present.


Taxi ranks are located in the Ground Transportation Hall.

taxi companies

The following taxi companies operate not only in Kingston, also in other locations within Jamaica:

Cool Cabs: +876 930 2012
Apollo Taxi Service: +876 929 5153
Confidence Taxi Service: +876 755 2220
On Time Taxi Co Limited: +876 968 4780

Service hours: 24/7


In Jamaica taxi fares have been approved by the government and they are fixed. Please note that charter and route taxis do not work with fixed fares, they set prices on the way.

A one-way trip to downtown Kingston shouldn’t exceed USD 60 (ordinary taxi).

Route Taxi one-way trip to Kingston: J$ 120 (USD 1)

See fares to other popular destinations (ordinary taxi):

- Negril: USD 275

- Ocho Rios: USD 150

- Montego Bay: USD 235

Only charter taxis accept US Dollars. Payment by credit card is not allowed, only by cash. 


If you wish to transfer to and from Kingston Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.

Book a transfer at Kingston Airport