How To Travel to Negril, Jamaica

How To Travel to Negril, Jamaica
You've decided to explore Negril, Jamaica. Negril is home to fantastic swimming and diving, great hiking and trekking, horseback riding, spelunking and a whole host of beach activities. It also happens to be one of the most beautiful tropical paradises on the planet---and a popular destination for resort-dwellers. But you don't know how to get there. Actually, the way is simple---you just need to follow a few easy steps to arrive primed for adventure in Negril. Let's take a look.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy

How To Travel to Negril, Jamaica

Step 1
Book a flight from the United States to Montego Bay International Airport in Jamaica. Cities with regular international flights to Montego Bay include Baltimore, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, New York, Orlando, Miami, Philadelphia and Newark. International connections to Montego Bay include London (Gatwick), Madrid and Havana. Alternately, you could fly into Kingston, but Montego Bay is significantly closer to Negril than Kingston. Round-trip tickets from New York typically cost between $250 and $400, after taxes, though good deals are always around---since the area is a hugely popular resort destination.
Step 2
Fly to Montego Bay. A non-stop flight from New York to Montego Bay will generally last just over four hours.
Step 3
Find transportation. One option is to hail a taxi. When you leave the airport at Montego Bay, you'll likely be swarmed with offers for cabs. Find a taxi and hunker down for the gorgeous, one-hour drive from Montego Bay to Negril. A typical cab ride from Montego Bay to Negril costs around $50 one-way.
Step 4
O ryou could opt for the bus. The Jamaican transit authority, or JUTA, registers mini buses that travel regularly between Montego Bay and Negril. These buses can be caught right at the airport. A one-way ticket costs around $20. These mini buses are usually slower than the taxis, but should still make the trip in under two hours.

Tips & Warnings

Check with your resort or hotel about transportation from Montego Bay. They may offer free or cheap transportation services.

Article Written By William Jackson

William Jackson has written, reported and edited professionally for more than 10 years. His work has been published in newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, high-level government reports, books and online. He holds a master's degree in humanities from Pennsylvania State University.

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