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
To 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 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 guide below for locations and rates.
Where to Sleep
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 some traveller airport reviews for more tips.
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours. Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021. To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.
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.
If sleeping in Kingston Airport does not appeal to you, there are no hotels at the airport, so you will need to return to town. A few nearby hotels include:
- AC Hotel by Marriott Kingston » Check Rates
- The Grand Port Royal Hotel » Check Rates
- Altamont Court Hotel » Check Rates
- Indies Hotel » 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.
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. 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!
Passes Club Kingston (Arrivals) – Location: Airside, across from the Arrivals Hall exit. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
Passes Club Kingston – Location: Airside, Mezannine Level. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs.
WiFi is available at Kingston Airport in the Ticketing Area and Departures Lobby.
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, click here to update this airport guide.
Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.
Showers – Available at the Club Kingston VIP Lounge. [ see Airport Lounges above ]
The airport is open 24 hours.
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
These car rental agencies offer service onsite: Avis • Budget • Enterprise/Alamo/National • Hertz • Island Car Rentals • Norbrook Car Rental.
Taxis and taxi vans are readily available for hire in the ground transportation areat. There are no meters, so negotiate a fare with the driver before starting your journey.
Last updated: 2020-10-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are 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 web sites. 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.