Montego Bay Airport Guide to Montego Bay Airport (MBJ)

Montego Airport Bus

Public buses in Jamaica aren’t the most recommended transportation option for foreigners, even they are the cheapest mean of transport.

In case you decide to pick up a bus, please bear in mind that probably you will need to make and additional transfer to other bus route and they don’t have many frequencies. In that sense, transfer times comes to be higher than expected.

Please take into account that public municipal buses are yellow and they only stop at official stops.

To get further information about buses from and to Sangster Airport, please take a look at the information as follows:

Municipal Buses

Montego Bay Metro, which stands for the municipal bus system, operates three routes:

- Greenwood to City Centre
- Sandy Bay to City Centre
- Cambridge to City Centre

Those, and the whole majority of bus services, operate from Montego Bay Transportation Centre.

Please note that any of these routes serve Montego Bay Airport.

Knutsford Express

On the other hand, Knutsford Express is another company which offers bus routes to several destinations in Jamaica. Buses are comfortable, spacious and has AC.

From Montego Bay, you can find the following routes:

- Montego Bay – Kingston: J$ 2,950 (4h)
- Montego Bay – Ocho Rios: J$ 2,150 (1h30)
- Montego Bay – Negril: J$ 1,900 (1h50)

Departures are done at Montego Bay Transportation Centre.

You can book your trip online through Knutsford Express website.


In Jamaica Minibuses serve entirely the island. They are also called coasters.

It is easy to identify them given the red license plates with the initial PPV, public passenger vehicle, or JUTA insignia, which means Jamaica Union of Travelers Association, which can only be used by tourists. 

About schedules, buses only depart once they are full, that means they tend to be overcrowded.


About fares, see below the fixed ones by Montego Bay Metro:

- Regular: J$ 1.00
- Student: J$ 0.75
- Senior: J$ 0.50
- Disabled: J$ 0.50

Only payment by cash accepted.