About Kingston Norman Manley International Airport (KIN)
One of three international airports in Jamaica, Kingston Norman Manley International Airport is located in Kingston Harbour, a short distance from the centre of the capital. Our Kingston Norman Manley International Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, contact details, public transport and accommodation options.
Airport authorities are currently midway through a 20-year development programme, which includes major improvements to the terminal building. Completed projects include a new transportation hall and a renovated arrivals area.
The airport customer service desks provide information on flights, facilities and travel. These are located in the departure concourse, immigration area and arrivals hall. A tourist information desk is also located in the arrivals hall.
From Kingston, drive east on the A4 motorway (Norman Manley Boulevard) and follow the Norman Manley Highway from Harbour View around the harbour to the Palisadoes tombolo. Kingston Norman Manley International Airport is well-signposted from the city.
Kingston Norman Manley International Airport is situated on the Palisadoes tombolo in outer Kingston Harbour, 19km (11 miles) southeast of Kingston’s city centre.
(876) 9248 4526.
Public transport road:
Bus: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (tel: 1 888 588 2287; www.jutc.com) operates the public bus service between Kingston Norman Manley International Airport and Kingston. Bus 98 runs frequently throughout the day to the city centre (journey time: 30 minutes; fare: J$100).
Taxi: The taxi service at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport is provided by the Jamaica Union of Travelers Association (tel: (876) 924 8511 or (876) 924 8679), which has a fleet of air-conditioned vehicles ranging from sedans to large 30-seater buses. Fares start at around J$650.
Information on all forms of transportation can be found from the Ground Transportation Hall.
ATMs are located in the customs hall and in the arrivals area. Currency exchange services are located in the departure and arrival areas.
Kingston Norman Manley International Airport has various snack counters, a bar with views of the runway, a café and two restaurants.
Duty-free and general retail shopping facilities are situated in the departures area. A wide range of quality gifts and novelties, exotic spices and souvenirs from Jamaica are on offer as well as the usual airport selection of books, magazines and travel accessories.
A 24-hour lost and found office (tel: (876) 924 8452 ext. 2063) is located at the security centre in the departure concourse. Luggage trolleys are available; alternatively, porters can assist travellers with their luggage outside the customs hall and within the ticketing concourse.
A first aid service is available in the immigration hall. A police office is located outside of the customs hall. Baby changing facilities are available in certain toilets. Hotel/tour operator desks are located in Arrivals.
Conference and business:
There are no meeting rooms at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport. Meeting and conference facilities are offered by some of the larger city centre hotels, including the Wyndham Kingston Jamaica (tel: (876) 926 5430; www.wyndham.com) and Jamaica Pegasus Hotel (tel: (876) 926 36919; www.jamaicapegasus.com).
The Club Kingston VIP lounge in the departure area provides complimentary refreshments and includes a business centre and showers. Reservations are required in advance (tel: (876) 619 1565).
There are toilets for wheelchair users at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport. Wheelchairs are available upon request. Travellers who require assistance at the airport should notify their airline at the time of booking their ticket.
Both short and long-term parking is available at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport.
On-site car hire companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and Island Car Rentals. Offices for these operators are located in the Ground Transportation Hall, outside the customs area.