Sleeping in Airports

Montego Bay Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Montego Bay 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.

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 about their time at Montego Bay Sangster International Airport.

What to Expect

Montego Bay Sangster International Airport consists of a small, single terminal with a dozen or so eateries and a dozen and a half retail stores, almost all of which are located on the airside. The terminal is known for being hot and humid, and operates on “island time,” so expect long, slow check-in and security lines. Stay hydrated and consider wearing light, cool clothing for your trip home. WiFi is available to help pass the time. Additional services and 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.

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, 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!

Passes  Club Mobay Lounge (International, Gate 9) – Location: International Departures Terminal, Airside. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  Club Mobay Lounge (International, Gate 12) – Location: Airside, Mezzanine Level, opposite Gate 12. International flights only. Showers are available. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info ]

Passes  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 ]

Passes  Club Mobay Arrivals Lounge – Location: Airside, Ground Transportation Hall. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door • Prepaid lounge passes • Lounge membership programs. [ more lounge info]

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 are available. for $10 per couple, each way. » Check Rates
  • Palm View Guest House – (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel ($). » Check Rates
  • 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 ($). » Check Rates
  • 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. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Montego – (5 minutes from the airport) Free Airport transfers are available upon request. » Check Rates

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.

Airport WiFi/Internet

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

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 • RBTT • Scotiabank. 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. Location: Landside, Arrivals Hall / Departures Hall

Baby Care Facilities – Baby changing facilities are located in Ticketing and Departure Concourse.

Baggage Trolleys – Need a hand with your luggage? Baggage trolleys are available free of charge in the baggage claim hall.

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 – Visit one of the Information Desks for help with airport related issues. Locations: Departure Ticketing Concourse, Departures Shopping Concourse and Arrivals Public Area (this is the Main desk).

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 [email protected]

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.

Airport Hours

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


As of March 2018, Montego Bay airport is served by the following airlines: AeroGal • Aerogaviota • Air Berlin • Air Canada • Air Transat • Allegiant Air • American Airlines • Blue Panorama • Canjet • Caribbean Airlines • Cayman Airways • Condor • Copa • Delta • Eurowings • Frontier Airlines • Jet Blue • Neos • Southwest Airlines • Spirit Airlines • Sun Country • Sunwing • Thomas Cook • TUIFly • United Airlines • Virgin Atlantic • WestJet • Xtra Airways.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

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

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, write a review or send an email to [email protected] and we will update this guide.