Stay up-to-date with all that's new at My-Island-Jamaica, Click Here to subscribe for my updates and don't miss a thing!

Custom Search



Sharing Is Caring! Share this awesome content with your friends now.

Negril To Montego Bay
How Do I Get There?

start_here_if_new_image_link

Watch! See the real Jamaica in VIDEOS!
Click Here and see why over 60,000 fans are raving about my YouTube Channel!


Welcome Sign In Montego BayNegril to Montego Bay | Welcome Sign In Montego Bay

by Venesha Johnson | Associate Writer

Travelling from Negril to Montego Bay is not as difficult as you may think. There are quite a few public or private options for travelling between both places.


New! For Authentic Jamaican products, from my very own handsvisit my Etsy store here.


There is no denying that both Negril and Montego Bay, Jamaica are two of the best cities in Jamaica to experience the full “Jamaican tourist experience”. While both offer similar experiences and features, the general atmosphere of both towns is polar opposites.

Many would say that Negril provides more of a luxurious, relaxing experience while Montego Bay caters more to those who love to get out and party it up in the clubs. So it is very understandable that while you visit the western side of Jamaica, you might want to take the opportunity to explore both cities.

Is Negril better than Montego Bay?

Both cities have a lot to offer with only a few key differences. If you would rather enjoy the beach, water sports and stay at the resort, Negril would cater to your needs. But, if you are the life of the party, love dining out, socialising and club-hopping through the night then Montego Bay would be the better option for you.

How far is it from Negril to Montego Bay?

If you are driving, which you will most likely be doing, it will be around 48 miles. It will take you approximately an hour and 30 minutes from Negril to get to Montego Bay, and this is without making any stops.

Getting to Montego Bay from Negril

So you have decided you want to take on the journey and travel to Montego Bay. Now, you just need to figure out how to get there. First, you need to decide what route to take. You have two options:

  • The first option is also the main choice of most travellers. It is also the fastest and most scenic route. This would be travelling along the west coast. The first thing you would have to do is leave Negril and head to Lucea. This will bring you through smaller towns like Orange Bay and Green Island. When you get to Lucea, continue your journey to Montego Bay by venturing through the towns of Sandy Bay and Hopewell.

  • Your second option is to travel from Negril through the town of Savanna-la-mar then pass small communities such as Haddo, Mount Peliar and Anchovy. This is not the preferred route for most because the roads are narrow with deep corners, and your journey might be quite bumpy.

Once you have decided on the route you prefer to take, the next most important thing is, how will you get there? The most common options would be to go by bus, taxi or private car.

  • Bus - This is the cheapest way to get to your location, that is, if you are travelling like most locals. Head to a transportation park and get a bus. Private services such as Knutsford Express, offer a more relaxing ride from Negril straight into Montego Bay, which eliminates having to take multiple vehicles.
    On Knutsford Express, the journey costs JMD 2,200 (US 14.28) for adults. Senior citizens and children usually get a discount.
  • Taxi - as with buses, you can choose to get transportation from the local transportation centres. You may also seek out private taxi services that will make your journey more comfortable but be a bit more costly.

  • Private Car - The next choice would be to rent a car and drive. While many visitors are nervous to drive themselves around Jamaica, it might be more sensible depending on the kind of vacation you plan to have.
    If you are an explorer and would like to be able to stop at random beaches, bars, historical landmarks and more during your journey, driving yourself would be your best option.
    The cost to rent a car depends on the type of car and the duration you plan on having it for but, it usually starts at JMD 15,000 or US 100 for a day or two.

In addition to those options above, you can broaden your options to air and sea if your budget allows. Have you been wanting to go for a helicopter ride, boat ride or take a mini-cruise? Well, this is the perfect opportunity for you to experience the beauty of Jamaica from a different vantage point. A simple google search will provide you with quite a few options such as Jamaica Quest Tours, which offers both services.

How much is a taxi from Negril to Montego Bay?

If you are travelling the most common route by taxi from Negril to Montego Bay, Here is what it would cost:

  • From Negril to Lucea - $200 JMD (US 1.29)
  • From Lucea to Montego Bay- $250 JMD (US 1.62)

If you decide that Savanna La Mar is the best route for you, this is what it will cost you:

  • From Negril to Savanna La Mar- $250 JMD (US 1.62)
  • From Savanna La Mar to Montego Bay- $350 JMD (US 2.27)

Does Negril Jamaica have an airport?

No, it does not, the closest airport to Negril is the Sangster's International Airport in Montego Bay.

Even though your destination might be Montego Bay, the journey from Negril will provide you with a whole new experience, regardless of the route and method you decide to take. Your trip from Negril to Montego Bay will be just as exciting as your destination itself.

You might like these

Sharing IS Caring! Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)


If you found this page useful, please consider subscribing to my weekly newsletter, to get even more

It tells you each week about the new information that I have added, including new developments and great stories from lovers of Jamaica! 

Return to Driving In Jamaica from Travelling from Negril To Montego Bay
Return to My Island Jamaica Homepage from Travelling From Negril To Montego Bay

References & Sources For Jamaican Sorrel

  1. Senior, Olive, Encyclopedia of Jamaican Heritage, 2003
  2. Wallace & Robinson, Creating Jamaica, Our Early Years, Carlong Publishers
  3. Black, Clinton V. History Of Jamaica, 2005
  4. Simpson, Joanne, M. Why Heritage, "A Guide To The Importance Of Our Jamaican Story"
  5. Sherlock, Phillip & Bennett, Hazel, "The Story Of The Jamaican People" (independence)
Back To The Top Of This Page

New! Talk To Me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome
your feedback here.

Read More ...

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Recommended For You ...


Other Great Articles You Might Have Missed

P.S. Didn't find what you were looking for? 
Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.


copyscape