Getting around town and out of town can be a real hassle...even risky.
Getting around town and out of town can be a real hassle...even risky. So in selecting a taxi service, you need someone who is trustworthy, reliable and knowledgable about the roads. These 10 companies made our top ten list in respect of those criteria:
Hailing an Ontime taxi
On Time Taxi has been around for 18 years. They claim that clean cars and qualified drivers make On Time Taxi the most preferred taxi service island wide. They get mixed reviews, but I decided to highlight this favourable one from a satisfied customer: Very reliable. I called and they showed up early. Got me to work on time while my car was in the shop. Very friendly and courteous. Would definitely use again if I’m without a car. Thanks!!!!
Open: Sun - Sat: 12 midnight to 11.30 pm.
Address: 12 Burlington Ave, Kingston 10
Phone: (876) 926-3866
OTH is really an online tech company offering intermediate cab services between passengers and drivers via android and iOs Apps. They claim that you will be able to track your driver every step of the way and you can rest assured that if a car is booked and your driver details are logged you are in a safe cab. You can request a taxi by phone, online or by using their app. It is an international company and they also seem to be introducing a Uber like feature to their cab services.
Address: Spanish Town Rd, Kgn
Phone: (876) 630 2063
Approval from the minister himself.
876 On The Go is a company that provides scheduled chartered transportation for now or later through the 876 On The Go App. They claim to provide customers with the finest transportation services available at a reasonable price driven by Quality and Service. Quite Uber like, but it is Jamaican, and many supporters see that as reason enough to give their support. One satisfied customer said: As a parent, 876 On The Go has given me the security and peace of mind that I need in getting my daughter to and from school.
Address: 34-36 Old Hope Rd, 2nd Floor, Kingston
Phone: (876) 648-1346
Like a true professional
Gadgepro Taxi and Tours provides taxi services to local and international clients. Their cabs are air-conditioned and equipped with free wi-fi. Their drivers are uniformed and are trained tour guides. Services include Residential Work, Commercial Work, Emergency Services, Uniformed Drivers, 24 Hour Survelliance & Tracking and many more.
Adress: 49A - B Lyndhurst Road, Kingston
Phone: (876) 349-1453
El-Shaddai Taxi Service declares itself a member of Jamaica’s Hackney Carriage Association. They claim to provide 24 hour efficient, friendly safe and reliable services. They also provide bus services, day/night transportation, courier services, voucher systems, airport pick-ups and drop-offs, transportation for funerals, uniformed drivers and marked vehicles. Lots of positive reviews, one satisfied customer was to the point: "The sevice was fast. The driver was very intelligent and friendly. Thumbs up guys."
Address: Shop 23 94a Red Hills Rd Kingston 10
One of Apollo's reliable cabs
Apollo has been in business for over 25 years. Apollo provides transportation & logistics services: A/C car & bus, airport pick-up & drop-off, executive travel and courier services. They also have an app that you can download from the play store or the app store. This enhances the service. Corporate Services include: Executive Transportation Service, A cashless Voucher System, Customized Transportation Solutions.
Address: 90b Red Hills Rd, Kingston
Phone: (876) 969-9993
One of City Guide's cabs
With over 20 years of experience (established in 1996), City Guide operates a 24-hour service that is quick and reliable, and they make sure that you get to your destination safely. They operate marked vehicles with professional and experienced drivers. City Guide Taxi: provides airport pick ups, school pick-ups, bus services, overnight booking, corporate charters, taxi services , courier services and tour & excursions all over jamaica.
Address: 70 1/2 Molynes Rd Kingston 10
Phone: (876) 758 2604
Express Taxi Service asserts that they are perfect for tours, outings, school and airport travel to and from location. They offer 24 hr services and strongly believe that ‘service is the key’. One patron who has been using Express for years had this to say: "Been using Express since my daughter was about 2, she's now 18. I have my drive but whenever I need a cab I call Express without reservation, they are reliable and clean."
Address: 81A Molynes Rd Kgn 10
Always at your service
Klassique describes themselves as a new Chartered Taxi Service that operates in and around New Kingston with affordable rates and prices.
They also claim to have clean cars and well-mannered drivers.
Address: 96 1/2 Waltham Pk Rd Kingston 11
Phone: (876) 758 4615
"Remember, Faith always gets you there"
Have Faith Taxi Tours declares that it is based on the belief that their customers' needs are of the utmost importance. Further, that their entire team is committed to meeting those needs and as a result, a high percentage of their business is from repeat customers and referrals.
They offer taxis for Kingston & St. Andrew, Portmore and Spanish Town along with island tours and courier services throughout Jamaica. They also offer emergency services, uniformed drivers and 24-hour surveillance and tracking.
Address: 58 Abberville Ave, Kgn 20