Airports in Jamaica
The main "gateway" airport in Jamaica is in Montego Bay. The airport name is Sangster International Airport and the airport code is MBJ.
Montego Bay is on the northern coast, on the west side of the island.
Most flights from the US and Canada fly into Montego Bay.
And most flights from Europe and other Caribbean islands fly into the other major airport in Jamaica. This one is in Kingston and the airport name is Norman Manley International. The airport code is KIN.
Kingston is on the southern coast, on the east side of the island.
From the US and Canada flights usually cost about half if you fly into Montego Bay instead of Kingston.
Plus Montego Bay is much closer to the highest visited locations such as Negril, Discovery Bay, Runaway Bay and Ocho Rios.
It's the opposite from Europe. Flights are usually cheaper to fly into Kingston instead of Montego Bay.
If you are planning to stay in Ocho Rios (on the northern coast) then flying into Montego Bay or Kingston is about the same distance.
From Montego Bay to Ocho Rios takes about 1.5 hours.
From Kingston to Ocho Rios takes about 2 hours.
Check out more drive times between towns.
Arriving at the Montego Bay International Airport.
All passengers will have to:
* clear immigration - you need to know to the name and location of where you are staying
* claim your luggage
* clear customs
After clearing customs leave the Main Terminal customs area through large doors and enter the transportation pick up area.
If you have pre-purchased transportation:
Go to the dispatch desk (or dispatcher near customs doors) and ask for your designated driver or transportation company by name. They can help you locate your driver.
If you are comfortable doing it on your own, uou can bypass the dispatchers desk and walk directly outside. Your driver will be waiting outside for you.
Your driver should be holding a sign with either your name (if you purchased private transportation) or the name of your hotel.
If you are renting a car:
After clearing customs leave the Main Terminal customs area through the large doors. The car rental companies are located in the Ground Transportation Arrivals Hall.
For more information, see the car rentals page.
Note: If you use porters to help you with your luggage, it is customary to tip about .50 cents per bag.
Montego Bay Airport Terminal Maps
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