The Knutsford Express is one giant and very pretty bus in Jamaica! It’s comfortable, clean, on time, and services all the major points you want to go in Jamaica. I’ve been meaning to take this bus for YEARS and the time finally came last weekend! I can’t do anything but rave about this bus service in Jamaica so I had to pass on the experience to you guys. You really can’t afford not to try it!
The Knutsford Express is a huge bus like a Greyhound in North America but a lot cheaper. It has stops in Montego Bay, Ocho Rios, Negril, Kingston, Mandeville and Savannah La Mar. Yes it costs more than a route taxi or minibus but lets face it, not everyone wants to sit on someone’s lap for a couple hours in a hot and stuffy ride. And it costs WAY less than a charter taxi or bus.
UPDATE SINCE I WROTE THE ORIGINAL POST in 2011:
Starting in January 2015 the Knutsford Express now has an express service from Montego Bay to Port Antonio.
This bus has scheduled pick up times in each town which are clearly posted on their website, along with the locations and ability to purchase your ticket online. You can also just show up at the pick up point and purchase your ticket in the office there. In a country where nothing is really straight forward this was one of the easiest processes I’ve ever been through here. I bought mine online, received a confirmation in my email, showed up at the pick up spot the next morning and they printed my ticket. I also received a free bottle of water before I boarded the bus to Kingston.
Inside was like heaven. The seats were a great size, it was air conditioned, there were movie screens, a bathroom and my bus was half empty so we could stretch out. I didn’t take any photos inside the bus because I didn’t want to offend the other passengers. The ride from Ocho Rios to Kingston was smooth and the driver courteous, he even played a whole Madonna soundtrack for us! 😀
I highly recommend the Knutsford if you want to do any day trips to other towns and don’t want to pay an arm and a leg for a chartered ride. You will get there comfortably and on time. I don’t have one negative thing to say about this bus except that I rode in the very back on the way home from Kingston and experienced nausea while texting on winding country roads. But that’s not the bus’s fault!
Check out their website for schedules, pick up points and to buy tickets online at KNUTSFORD EXPRESS JAMAICA.
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