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Travel to Jamaica

Flying to Jamaica

British Airways (www.britishairways.com) flies between London Gatwick and Kingston. Virgin Atlantic (www.virgin-atlantic.com) flies direct from London Gatwick to Montego Bay. Airlines offering direct flights to Jamaica from the USA include Caribbean Airlines (www.caribbean-airlines.com), Fly Jamaica (www.fly-jamaica.com), JetBlue (www.jetblue.com) and United (www.united.com).

Mid-April to early December is the cheapest period to fly to Jamaica with some fares cut by up to 60%. The rest of the year is high season, the most expensive period for flights.

Major airports are: Montego Bay Sangster International Airport and Kingston Norman Manley International Airport.

Airport Guides

Kingston Norman Manley International Airport

Code

KIN

Location

Kingston Norman Manley International Airport is situated on the Palisadoes tombolo in outer Kingston Harbour, 19km (11 miles) southeast of Kingston’s city centre.

Telephone

(876) 9248 4526.

AddressPalisadoes

Kingston

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Montego Bay Sangster International Airport

Code

MBJ

Location

Montego Bay Sangster International Airport is located 5km (3 miles) east of Montego Bay.

Telephone

+1 876 952 3124

AddressMontego Bay
Sangster International Airport
St James

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Flight times

From London - 10 hours; New York - 4 hours.

Departure tax

US$35 and must be paid in cash – however many tickets include this tax in their price, so check first.

Travelling to Jamaica by Rail

Driving to Jamaica

Getting to Jamaica by boat

Montego Bay, Falmouth and Ocho Rios are ports of call for several cruise lines. Other passenger/freight lines (Geest) sail from North, South and Central American ports.

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