Montego Bay Airport Guide to Montego Bay Airport (MBJ)

Montego Bay Airport Taxi Service

Taxi at Montego Bay Airport stands for not only the best mean of transportation to downtown Montego Bay and surroundings, also the most reliable and efficient.

In that sense, it is possible to get to downtown Montego Bay by taxi within 15 up to 20 minutes in case of traffic jam from Sangster Airport.

Even public bus is also available from Montego Bay Airport, taxi is safer and faster, and gives passengers the chance to know the locals.

Please note that in Jamaica there are a couple of kinds of taxis:

The ordinary taxis, which operate like a normal cab, and the route taxis, which comes to be the best way to transfer from and to the airport, and to other destinations in Jamaica. They are, in fact, the main public transportation option in the island and can be cars, mini buses or vans. The system they work is by picking up or dropping off people on the way by charging them according to destination. About the fares, they operate with fixed prices regulated by the government.

You can distinguish them with private chartered taxis by the licensed red plate they have and by asking the price. Note that if the fare exceeds USD 10.00 then it is a chartered taxi.

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

Safety tip

Avoid riding unauthorized nor unlicensed rides provided by suspicious drivers although their cheap price since you could be a victim of a scam. Please note that safety concerns are still present regarding tourists in Jamaica.


Find taxi stands outside customs exit.


At Sangster International Airport there will be always a cab ready for you to be boarded. Find a couple of taxi companies operating there:

- JUTA Taxi: +876 952 0813
- JCAL Taxi: +876 952 7574

These companies work in a shared authorised airport taxi desk, which is located outside Customs exit.

Service hours: 24/7


Cabs in Jamaica operate with fixed fares approved by the government. On the other hand, before boarding a route taxi or a charter taxi, you should know that they do not work with fixed fares, prices are set on the way.

Find below the fares for a one-way trip to downtown Montego Bay:

- By ordinary taxi to downtown Montego Bay: USD 10.00 Please note that the price shouldn’t exceed USD 20.00 – 30.00.
- Route Taxi one-way trip from Sangster Airport to Montego Bay: J$ 120.00 (USD 1.00)

Regarding payment, passenger should consider that driver accept Jamaican Dollars, but in the case of charter taxis, payment is done by US Dollars. Credit cards are not accepted, only 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 Montego Bay Airport on your own, there are several transfer companies available within the airport premises.

Book your transfer here, it is easy and fast to use!