Sleeping in Airports

Kingston Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Kingston Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

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

KIN Airport Overview

kingston norman manley airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport.

What to Expect

Kingston Airport (code: KIN) consists of a bright, recently renovated terminal with comfortable seating, plenty of shopping and an easy-to-access food court with various 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 guide below for locations and rates.

Sleeping in Kingston Airport

We do not yet have any sleep-related airport reviews. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport.  See the Airport Hotels section below for locations, or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information.  For more airport information, continue scrolling down to explore more in our Kingston Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 4:00 AM – 1:00 AM.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in the airport sounds like a nightmare, there is a hotel within a 20-minute drive from Kingston Airport:

  • Grand Hotel Excelsior Port Royal – No airport shuttle. » Check Rates

For more options, visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Kingston, search for deals, and read traveller reviews.

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 using a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and learn how to gain access with just an economy class ticket!

  • Club Kingston (Arrivals) – Location: Airside, across from the Arrivals Hall exit. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.
  • Club Kingston – Location: Airside, Mezzanine Level. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge pass • Lounge membership programs.

Related Pages: Kingston Airport Lounges

Rest & Relaxation Zones

No dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones exist. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

More Airport Information

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover

Art at the Airport – Public art is displayed next to the terminal entrance.

ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Machines are operated by the National Commercial Bank (NCB). Fees may apply, so check your bank’s fee schedule and daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: unknown.

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 from 7:30 AM to 11:30 PM.

Drinking Water – Information is unavailable. Does the airport have water fountains or water bottle refill stations? Click here to update this guide.

Duty-Free & Shopping – Duty-Free and a small selection of shops are available to pass the time. At the time of this update, the Duty-Free shop was being revamped in departures, and a new shop was being built in Arrivals.

Food & Drinks – Not available.

Information Desk – Location: Landside, Arrivals and Departures Hall • Airside, Immigration Hall.

Luggage Carts – Available at no fee.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Not available.

Mobile Charging – A reader tells us mobile charging stations are located near the departure gates. You will need your cable/dock to plug in your device.

Showers – Available at the Club Kingston VIP Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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

Kingston Airport is served by the following airlines: Air Canada • Aerogaviota • American Airlines • British Airways • Caribbean Airlines • Cayman Airways • Copa Airlines • Delta Air Lines • InterCaribbean Airways • JetBlue • Spirit Airlines • WestJet.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

These car rental agencies offer service on-site: Avis • Budget • Enterprise/Alamo/National • Hertz • Island Car Rentals • Norbrook Car Rental.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


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

Last updated: 2024-01-30

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers, and their websites. We are not representatives of any of the above-mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.