Reaching Jamaica

Once you have taken the decision to spend a wonderful vacation in the Caribbean Paradise, you should find a solution in order to Reach Jamaica. Even if it is located on an island, you have many possibilities to get there either by plane, by boat or by shipping your car.

By Plane

Book your flight in advance if you want to be sure that you will be travelling on a desired period. Jamaica is one of the most wanted locations of the Caribbean. The Jamaican international airports with daily traffic are Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston and Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Other small airports can be found in Ocho Rios, Negril, but also in Kingston.

The Jamaica national airline is Air Jamaica based in Kingston. It operates around 23 different flights from Kingston and Montego Bay to Caribbean, US and UK.

On a weekly basis, Air Jamaica manages approximate 350 flights to and from European countries, North America and Caribbean.

Just to give you an idea about how long a flight can be, I can tell you that an average time from London to Jamaica takes 10 hours, while from New York only 3-4 hours.

By Boat

Another good option for Reaching Jamaica is the boat. This service is usually provided either by your tourism agency either by the hotel where you are going to stay during your holiday. The main ports where most of the cruises anchor are Montego Bay and Ocho Rios. If this service is not provided by your hotel or your tourism agency just be cheerful to other offers. Fishermen and small companies will overcharge you for sure.

Getting Around by Car

If you like to drive and you are in loved by your car, then you are lucky because you can ship it to your favorite destination. The costs are quite high. In case you don’t want to pay a small fortune only to have your car on the island you can go ahead for a rented car. Some of the renting companies are Hertz, Chalis or Avis. In either case to keep in mind the main rules in the Jamaican traffic. Firstly, they are driving on the left side of the road. Secondly, pay attention to the road signs as Jamaicans have very few stoplights and only in the most important city centers (Kingston, Montego Bay, Ocho Rios). Thirdly, attention, attention, and once again attention! Well, to be honest the locals are quite crazy in traffic so have fun but also stay attentive.

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