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Transportation to and from Kingston Norman Manley Airport


What is the distance from Kingston Norman Manley Airport to the centre of Kingston?

The distance to the city centre (Emancipation Park in New Kingston) is 19 kilometres / 11.8 miles, it takes 25 to 30 minutes by car. The airport is accessible via Harbor View and the Norman Manley Highway.

From KIN Airport to Kingston City centre by Taxi
19 km
30 min
JMD 5000.-

Public transport

Bus to Kingston

It is possible to travel between the airport and Kingston by public transport, i.e. bus number 98. The bus service is operated by Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC) and runs approximately four times an hour to and from the city centre (Downtown Kingston). Bus number 98 runs from the airport via Harbor View, Winward Road / Mountain View Avenue to its final destination (North Parade) in the centre of Kingston. North Parade bus stop is near Saint William Grant Park. Buses operate between 06:00 hours and 22:00 hours. The bus stop at Kingston Norman Manley Airport (NMIA Bus Stop) is located in front of the terminal opposite the Ground Transportation Hall. You should take the bus in the direction of Kingston, not to Port Royal. Tickets for the bus cost 80 JMD per person and are available from the bus driver. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes. Please consult website JUTC for more information.

Bus services

Knutsford Express to Kingston, Ocho Rios and Montego Bay

The most popular holiday destinations in Jamaica can be reached by bus from Kingston Norman Manley Airport, but you will have to change buses once. The service is provided by Knutsford Express, the shuttle bus runs nine times a day between the airport and Knutsford Express Bus Station in New Kingston. The journey time is 45 minutes, a ticket costs 1,300 JMD or 12 USD. You can also choose to be dropped off at your hotel or apartment in New Kingston. From Knutsford Express Bus Station it is a further 1 hour and 45 minutes to Ocho Rios. Travel time to Montego Bay (Pier 1) is 4 hours or 3 hours if you choose the express service. At Kingston Norman Manley Airport you will find a Knutsford Connect information desk, where you can find out more about Knutsford Express airport transfers. At the counter you can buy tickets as well, even though it is cheaper to buy tickets online. The bus operator has modern buses with comfortable seats and WiFi. Please consult website Knutsford Express for more information.

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Bob Marley Museum Tour from Runaway Bay

Visit The Bob Marley Museum, the former home of the reggae legend with transfers. See the rich memories and treasured mementos of this great Jamaican and outstanding musician.


Kingston: Bob Marley Museum Tour from Montego Bay

Visit The Bob Marley Museum, the former home of the reggae legend with transfers. See the rich memories and treasured mementos of this great Jamaican and outstanding musician.


Kingston: Bob Marley Museum Tour from Kingston

The Bob Marley Museum is the former home of the reggae legend. Bob’s home is filled with rich memories and treasured mementos, which preserve the life of this great Jamaican and outstanding musician.



Jamaica: Dunn’s River Falls and Jungle River Tubing Tour

Experience the Jamaican way of life on an epic rainforest adventure in the Dunn's River Fall, followed by a jungle river tubing safari. Begin with pickup from your hotel or the cruise port and enjoy a full-day trip by car.


Jamaica: Bobsled and Dunn's River Falls Adventure Tour

Inspired by the Jamaican bobsled Olympic team, coast down a kilometre of exhilarating tracks. After your bobsled adventure, explore the Dunn's Falls area before having free time to enjoy lunch.


Konoko Falls and Garden Tour

Explore lush botanical gardens before climbing up the beautiful Konoko Falls, located in the heart of Ocho Rios. Cool off in several natural pools and duck under the falls for a natural shoulder massage, courtesy of the cascading waters.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Jamaica: Blue Mountain Peak Hiking Tour

Leave the busy town behind you in lieu of the panoramic Blue Mountains. On what promises to be a breathtaking experience, you will hike to an altitude of over 2,000 meters above sea level, achieving breathtaking views.

Tour & transport

From Kingston: Blue Mountain Hike and Coffee Tour

Escape the busy city and admire the untouched nature and panoramic views of the Blue Mountains. Visit a coffee farm and learn about the production of an important local product.

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From Kingston: Private Port Antonio and Reach Falls Tour

Visit Jamaica's famous Port Antonio and Reach Falls on this private trip with your own driver and guide. Let the natural beauty along the river banks and waterfalls bring peace to your mind and body.


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