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Road Overview

Jamaica's main road network consists of approximately 5000 km of class A, B and C roads. This network forms 19% of the total road surface available to a nation which relies almost exclusively on roads as the means of moving around the island. More than 90% of the main road network is paved. Jamaica also has 736 bridges on its main road network.

There are also parochial roads (14,895 km), farm roads (1,500 km) and community roads (4,200 km).

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Jamaica Government Contact List

Distance Matrix

Distances from Capital City to Major Towns (km)


Kingston

Portmore

Spanish Town

Ocho Rios

Montego Bay

Port Antonio

Savanna-la-Mar

Mandeville

Kingston


13 km

21 km

82 km

183 km

89 km

195 km

95 km

Portmore

13 km


14 km

79 km

175 km

101 km

188 km

93 km

Spanish Town 

21 km

14 km


113 km

159 km

103 km

175 km

77 km

 Ocho Rios

82 km

79 km

113 km


100 km

98 km

148 km

100 km

Montego Bay 

183 km

190 km

158 km

100 km


200 km

50 km

105 km

Port Antonio 

87 km

98 km

103 km

98 km

196 km


252 km

180 km

Savanna-la-Mar

195 km

188 km

175 km

148 km

50 km

252 km


103 km

Mandeville

93 km

13 km

77 km

100 km

105 km

180 km

103 km


Travel Time from Capital City to Major Towns (Hours and Minutes)


Kingston

Portmore

Spanish Town

Ocho Rios

Montego Bay

Port Antonio

Savanna-la-Mar

Mandeville

Kingston


25 m

40 m

2 hr

3 hr 30 m

2 hr 25 m

3 hr 15 m

1 hr 30 m

Portmore

25 m


22 m

1 hr 40 m

3 hr 15 m

2 hr 30 m

3 hr

1 hr 25 m

Spanish Town

40 m

22 m


1 hr 15 m

2 hr 55 m

2 hr 30 m

3 hr

1 hr 15 m

Ocho Rios

2 hr

1 hr 40 m

1 hr 15 m


1 hr 45 m

2 hr

2 hr 45 m

2 hr 25 m

Montego Bay

3 hr 30 m

3 hr 15 m

2 hr 55 m

1 hr 45 m


3 hr 40 m

1 hr 15 m

2 hr 40 m

Port Antonio

2 hr 25 m

2 hr 30 m

2 hr 30 m

2 hr

3 hr 40 m


4 hr 45 m

3 hr 30 m

Savanna-la-Mar

3 hr 15 m

3 hr

3 hr

2 hr 45 m

1 hr 15 m

4 hr 45 m


2 hr

Mandeville

1 hr 30 m

1 hr 25 m

1 hr 15 m

2 hr 25 m

2 hr 40 m

3 hr 30 m

2 hr


Road Security

Security in Jamaica is generally good, with few incidents. The UN has an appointed UNDSS office with a security officer who liaises directly with local police units; this contact will make arrangements with them to provide security escorts.



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