Car Rentals

Most travelers rent vehicles in Montego Bay or Kingston, but there are some car rental agencies in Ocho Rios. The two below are both local outfits.

  • Bargain Rent-A-Car   -  876-974-5298 (Pineapple Place)
  • Island Car Rentals   -  876-974-2666 (Carib Arcade, Main St.)

Taxis are the most popular method of transportation for travelers. You can find one at any hotel, the airports, and in most shopping areas. If you need to call for a taxi, contact the official carrier: Jamaica Union of Travelers Association or JUTA (876-974-2292 in Ocho Rios).

Taxi rates vary, but the charge is by car, not by the number of passengers. If you accept a driver’s offer of his services as a tour guide, be sure to agree on a price before the vehicle is put into gear. Fares average about US $5-7 for 10 miles.

Bus Service:

Slow, crowded buses (often minibuses) will stop anywhere along the route to pick up passengers. To catch one, stand by the side of the road with your arm outstretched; pat down with your hand when you see an oncoming bus. Bus fare is about US $1 for 30-40 miles.