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Kingston Car Hire & Travel Information

The city:

Kingston is located in the southeastern coast of Jamaica. It is the capital and as well the largest city of the island. Kingston is the largest English-speaking city in the Caribbean. The Blue Mountains, Red Hills, Long Mountains and the Kingston harbor surround the city. It is split in two parts: New Kingston and the historic Downtown.


From May to November the city has more a tropical wet and dry climate because of the hurricane season. The dry season from December to April occurs cold and stationary fronts at this time, and often bring heavy showers.


The international Airport of Kingston is the Norman Manley (KIN). It is 27 kilometers from Kingston. It has 14 airlines with 130 international flights per week.

The domestic airport of the three in Jamaica is Tinson Pen Aerodrome (KTP). This airport is more for the business travellers. It provides a commercial link between Montego Bay and Kingston.

Public Transport:

Kingston is having a good public transport provided with a modern bus system, the Jamaica Urban Transit Company (JUTC), mini buses, and taxis, which operate throughout the city. They are departing from the north and the south parade in downtown.


Compare to other cities in the United States, in Jamaica you have to drive on the left-hand side of the road. So remember when you would like to rent a car, that this might be unusual for you.

It is not recommendable to drive at night special outside of Kingston. Since they can occur this heavy rains the roads are getting impassable.

The highways A1, A2, and A3 are the primary links between the most important cities and tourist destinations on the island.

Sight seeing:

A part from a lot of nice outside activities in Kingston like nature and wildlife tours you can visit the National gallery or the Bob Marley Museum.