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Montego Bay Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Montego Bay 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!

Suddenly the airport was getting empty, shops were closing, and the police approached us and told us we had to leave--they were closing the airport. - a traveller

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 Montego Bay Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport with a variety of shopping and dining options.
  • The airport can get very hot and humid inside. Stay hydrated and wear cool, light clothing for your trip home.
  • Everything runs on “island time” in Jamaica, so expect long, very slow lines at check-in and security checkpoints.
  • 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, a past review indicates that overnight stays are not permitted here. 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 enter one of the airport’s 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 Montego Bay Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Montego Bay 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 are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door or purchasing a lounge 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!

  • Club Mobay - Location: International/Departures Terminal, Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Club Mobay Arrivals Lounge - Location: International/Arrivals Hall, Airside, opposite the Global Exchange Cambio and beside the Thrifty Car Rental Desk. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]
  • Club Mobay Arrivals Lounge - Location: Airside, Ground Transportation Hall. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes  •  Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

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Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Montego Bay Airport does not appeal to you, there are non all-inclusive hotels near the airport:

  • Toby's Resort - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers available for $10 per couple, each way.
  • Palm View Guest House - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel ($).
  • Mynt Retreat & Spa - (5 minutes from the airport) A boutique hotel/bed & breakfast lodging. Rates include breakfast, but no other meals or alcoholic beverages. Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel at booking ($).
  • Deja Resort - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers are available upon request. The shuttle bus driver will be holding a sign with your name on it. If your flight is early you can wait in the "Groovy Grouper" restaurant located landside.
  • Hotel Montego - (5 minutes from the airport) Free airport transfers available upon request.

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

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at ​Montego Bay​ Airport. Connect to the ​”Digicel” ​network.

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

  • ATMs / Cash Machines - National Commercial Bank • RBTT • Scotiabank - Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall / Departures Hall
  • Baby Care Facilities - Baby changing facilities are located in Ticketing and Departure Concourse.
  • Baggage Trolleys - Yes, available free of charge. Location: Baggage claim hall.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • Currency Exchange - Global Exchange has four exchange offices in the airport. Locations: in the Immigration Hall, Ground Transportation Hall, Ticketing Hall and Departures area. Hours are in accordance with the airports operating hours.
  • Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shopping is available, along with a variety of shops selling souvenirs, local specialties and other items.
  • Food & Drinks - Food concessions in this airport operate with varying schedules, and all are located airside. At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour options. Current dining choices include: Air Margaritaville • Auntie Anne's • Cinnabon • Cricket’s Sports Bar • Dairy Queen • Domino's Pizza • Island Deli • Jamaica Bobsled • Moe’s • Nathan's • Quiznos • Viva Gourmet Market • Wendy's.
  • Information Desks - Locations: in the Ticketing Concourse, Departure Lounge, Ground Transportation Hall and Arrivals Public Area. 
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers - Not available.
  • Luggage Wrapping - Keep your privates private and your valuables valuable with Secure Wrap luggage wrapping. Location: Ground floor check-in.
  • 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 - Showers are available in the Club Mobay Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ].
  • Smoking Area - There is a smoking lounge on the upper level of Departures, near Gate 9.

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Airport Hours

The airport is open from 5:00AM - 11:00PM.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

The following car rental agencies are available onsite in the Arrivals area, located after Customs: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Island Car Rental and Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

Several area resorts offer airport shuttle service as a convenience for their guests. Contact your hotel of choice for shuttle service availability and information.


Taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area of the airport. If you need assistance in hiring a taxi, a service desk is available in the public area of the Arrivals Hall.

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Last Updated: 14 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 .