Getting there & away
Buses, minibuses and route taxis run between Kingston and every point on the island. They arrive and depart primarily from the downtown terminal (Beckford & Pechon Sts) five blocks west of the Parade. Exercise caution, for the terminal adjoins the occasionally volatile district of Trench Town.
A smaller number of buses arrive and depart from the preferable Half Way Tree junction , where it’s a snap to jump a local bus into New Kingston. If you’re traveling to Kingston, find out where you will be dropped before boarding a bus.
From the north coast, the main artery leading into Kingston is the busy A3 road, which wends its way into town through the outlying communities of Stony Hill and Constant Springs. Alternatively, the winding, narrow B1 connects Kingston to the north from Buff Bay to Papine, but know in advance that the challenging road scales and plummets from the heights of the Blue Mountains. (Moreover, during the rainy season, landslides often close the road temporarily.)
From the west, Spanish Town Rd enters Kingston at the Six Miles junction. For uptown Kingston, veer left on Washington Blvd, which changes names to Dunrobin Ave and eventually joins Constant Springs Rd for a straight shot into uptown.
From the east, Windward Rd passes the turnoff for Port Royal and the airport; for New Kingston turn right on Mountain View Ave or South Camp Rd (the latter has helpful ‘follow the hummingbird’ signs directing the way).