Around Kingston by City Bus (JUTC)

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Kingston, Jamaica

Around Kingston by City Bus (JUTC) Reviews

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The reliable yellow JUTC buses in Kingston Feb 13, 2017
The reliable and safe bus system in Kingston exceeded my expectations by far. Although there is no schedule and it is not always obvious where buses actually stop, it is easy to ask any of the bus drivers - they will point you into the right direction or even arrange a staff member to bring you to your next bus. I even heard from fellow travellers that a bus driver refused to let out a group of five foreigners at the "Parade" in the evening (which is safe at daytime but better be avoided in the hours of darkness) and drove them to their final destination at Half Way Tree.

Speaking of that, Half Way Tree in New Kingston and the "Parade" in downtown are the two transport hubs of the JUTC bus system. From both of them, you can get buses to your final destonation in Kington. There are many lines running between the two and a ride between them should take no longer than twenty minutes. Ask the drivers for the actual lines running between the two hubs. I know 32, 46 and 49 for sure. Avoid 83 if possible - it drives you through the better-off neighbourhoods in New Kingston before arriving at Half Way Tree after a one hour drive. Useful lines include 98 (Parade-Airport-Port Royal) and 900 (Half Way Tree - Bob Marley Museum - Hope Gardens - Papine).

Every single ride costs 100 JMD (a little less than one US$), you will need to buy a new ticket after you change buses. Tickets are available directly from the driver.
Yellow JUTC buses at the "Parade"
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