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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 during their time at Kingston Airport.

What to Expect

  • A bright and modern international airport with comfortable seating, colorful shops and an easily accessible food court.
  • Red Stripe beer and rum samples flow all day and night, so enjoy, but don’t overdo it!
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • As of May 2017, we have no reviews from travellers who have attempted to sleep in this airport. However, one recent review mentions that the airport’s benches look comfortable enough to sleep on. Write a review to help future travelers.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to use one of the first class lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below for locations and rates.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Kingston Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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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 or purchasing a lounge pass. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

» Buy a Lounge Pass

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Airport WiFi / Internet

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

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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, approx, US$30.00 each way.
  • Liguanea Club - (28 minutes from the airport) A members-only sports and recreation club with lodging, open to overseas travelers. No airport shuttle.
  • Indies Hotel - (28 minutes from the airport) A budget hotel near New Kingston. No airport shuttle.

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - National Commercial Bank (NCB) - Location: Airside, Customs Hall • Landside, Arrivals Hall - Dual Currency ATM.
  • Baby Changing Room - Baby Changing Rooms are available in all restrooms in the Ticketing and Departure Concourse
  • Baggage Trolleys - Yes, available free of charge in the baggage claim area.
  • Car Rentals - Avis • Budget • Hertz • Island Car Rentals. Car rental companies are located in the Ground Transportation Hall.
  • Currency Exchange - Global Exchange - Location: Landside (Arrivals - this location is open 24 hours- and Departures Hall) • Airside (Arrivals and Departures Lounge).
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty Free is available as well as a small selection of shops to pass the time.
  • 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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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: 13 November 2017

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 .