Kingston Airport Guide to Kingston Airport (KIN)

Taxi at Kingston Airport

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

Get within 30 minutes to Kingston city centre from Kingston Airport by taxi, since it is located at just 19 km south of the capital of Jamaica. 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.

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 with the private chartered taxis is by asking the price. If it is higher than USD 10.00, it is a chartered taxi.

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

Safety tip

We ought passengers to not to accept rides from unauthorized drivers nor unlicensed suspicious 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.


Even in Norman Manley Airport there are always taxis ready to be boarded by passengers, 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.

See below the estimated fares to downtown Kingston by the Jamaica taxi service (ordinary taxis):

A one-way trip from KIN Airport to downtown shouldn’t exceed USD 20.00 – 30.00.

Route Taxi one-way trip from KIN Airport to Kingston: J$ 120.00 (USD 1.00)

Taxi drivers accept Jamaican Dollars, but only charter taxis accept US Dollars. Payment by credit card is not allowed, only by cash. 

Shared Rides

Shared ride service is available to those who wish to share a ride and pay a flat rate to certain destinations if multiple parties are available for the trip. Apps such Uber may be useful to book a taxi.


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

Book your transfer through our site, it is easy and fast to use!