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Kingston Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Kingston Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Don't be fooled by the early calling of your flight. Jamaican security checks your backs TWICE more on route to the plane, then you get to sit on the plane (which is baking in the sun) for at least 20-30 minutes. - Kevin

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport.

What to Expect

Kingston Norman Manley International Airport consists of a bright, recently renovated terminal with comfortable seating, plenty of shopping and an easy-to-access food court with a variety of dining options. Red Stripe beer and rum samples are said to flow all day and night, so enjoy, but don’t overdo it! Airport staff and security personnel have a reputation for being helpful and friendly. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Additional comforts—including showers—can be found through fee-based access to one of the airport’s first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

Where to Sleep

As of May 2018, we have no sleep-related reviews from travellers who have used this airport. Please write a review to help future travellers! For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

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Kingston Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there is a lounge that you can enter by paying at the door, purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program (ie. Priority Pass). Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Kingston Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Altamont Court Hotel - (28 minutes from the airport) No airport shuttle. They will arrange a third party transfer for you ($). » Check Rates
  • Indies Hotel - (28 minutes from the airport) A budget hotel near New Kingston. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Kingston Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

WiFi is available at Kingston Airport in the Ticketing Area and Departures Lobby.

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More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by National Commercial Bank (NCB). Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Airside, Customs Hall • Landside, Arrivals Hall (Dual Currency ATM).
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby Changing Rooms are available in all restrooms in the Ticketing and Departure Concourse
  • Baggage Trolleys - Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge in the baggage claim area.
  • Currency Exchange - Global Exchange - Location: Landside (Arrivals and Departures Hall) • Airside (Arrivals and Departures Lounge). All locations are open 24 hours except the Landside Arrivals branch which is open 7:30AM - 11:30PM.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops to pass the time. At the time of this update, the Duty Free shopping was undergoing a revamp in departures and a new shop was being built in Arrivals.
  • Food & Drinks - At the time of this update there were a variety of food concessions at the airport including a few that are open 24 hours.
  • Information Desk - Location: Landside, Arrivals and Departures Hall • Airside, Immigration Hall.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Mobile Charging - At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers - Available at the Club Kingston VIP Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

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Airport Hours

The airport is open 24 hours.

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As of March 2018, Kingston airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Aerogaviota • American Airlines • British Airways • Caribbean Airlines • Cayman Airways • Copa • Delta • Fly Jamaica • Insel Air • InterCaribbean Airways • JetBlue • Spirit Airlines • WestJet.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Hertz • Island Car Rentals.


Taxis and taxi vans are readily available for hire in the ground transportation area of the airport. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.

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Last Updated: 17 April 2018

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors, or to add/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .