Montego Bay Airport Informational Guide to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) - Non Official

Montego Bay Airport Taxi

Taxi at Montego Bay Airport is the most reliable and efficient way to travel to downtown. 

Get to city center in 15 up to 20 minutes. 

Types of taxi

Ordinary taxis, which operate like normal cabs and route taxis, come to be the best way to transfer to and from the Airport and other destinations in Jamaica. They are, in fact, the main public transportation option in the island and can be cars, mini buses or vans.

They operate by picking up and dropping off people on the way by charging according to destination.

Regarding fares, they operate with fixed prices regulated by the government.

You can distinguish them by the licensed red plate they have and by asking the price (note if the fare exceeds USD 10.00 then it is a chartered taxi).

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

Safety tip

Avoid riding unauthorized nor unlicensed rides provided by suspicious drivers 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.

taxi Companies

At Sangster Airport there are available a couple of taxi companies:

- 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.

Route and charter taxis do not work with fixed fares as prices are set on the way.

See the cost of a one-way trip to Montego Bay:

Ordinary taxi: USD 10.00 Please note that the price shouldn’t exceed USD 20.00 – 30.00.

Route Taxi: J$ 120.00 (USD 1.00)

Regarding payment, drivers accept Jamaican Dollars but in the case of charter taxis payment is done by US Dollars. Credit cards are not accepted, only cash.

*take into consideration that prices may change. 


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

Book a transfer at Montego Bay Airport