How To Reach Campus

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Alternatively, check out the tourist information and maps of major cities and towns of Jamaica or a simple schematic view. Other Tourist links can be found on the miscellaneous bookmarks page.

From the airport

A taxi from the Norman Manley International Airport will take about 30 minutes and should cost less than the equivalent of US$50. It is advisable to agree on the price of the journey before you start. Fares to popular destinations are now posted at the two international airports and at most hotels. Take only official taxis (many carry red PPV number plates) eg those organised by JUTA (Jamaica Union of Travellers Association). A JUTA desk is just outside the Airport customs area.
From Tinson Pen (Trans Jamaica flights) expect a similar time and cost.


On the map (marked with yellow tacks) are some hotels frequently used by visitors to the University. Travelling to campus from any of these hotels is easiest by taxi, since although there are bus routes which have stops at campus, the buses are often crowded and their times are not always regular.
In addition to the hotels below, there is limited accommodation available at the Mona Visitors Lodge (formerly SCR Hotel) on campus.
The hotels are arranged by price, least expensive at the top.
Prices are usually quoted in US dollars, and vary with season but expect to pay a minimum of $100 a night and a maximum of $350.

Car Rentals

Many of the major car rental agencies (Hertz, Budget, etc) have outlets in Kingston and arrangments can be made with overseas offices. Advanced bookings are advised to avoid disappointment especially during the main tourist season. Costs average around US$100 a day with discounts for longer periods. A large deposit is nearly always expected. To rent a car you must be 25 years old with a valid drivers licence and major credit card. A North American licence is valid for 3 months per visit while those from the UK are valid for 12 months per visit. A Japanese licence is only valid for 1 month. Please note that we drive on the left and that the speed limit is 50 km (30 mph) in towns, 80 km (50 mph) on highways and 110 km (70 mph) on toll roads.
Alternativley you can search our online yellow pages or
Telephone numbers last checked: 03rd July 2007.

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