There are two major international airports on the island: Kingston's Norman Manley Airport (KIN) in the southeast and Sangster Airport in Montego Bay (MBJ) on the northwest coast. Montego Bay is the most convenient airport to the tourist destinations of Montego Bay, Negril, and Ocho Rios.
Immigration & Customs
Complete immigration form while in flight. Make sure to fill out your immigration form, including departure information before entering immigration. Otherwise you’ll lose your place in line. Getting through immigration in Jamaica will be time consuming. Keep your travel documents together: immigration form, customs declaration form, valid passport and return tickets.
Once you clear immigration, move to customs. Be prepared for your luggage to be checked. You’ll move to one of three lines: nothing to declare, passengers with items to declare, or special passengers, wheel chair passengers and unaccompanied minors. Items for declaration should be accompanied by an invoice and should be listed on the Customs Declaration Form. Members of the same family may use one form (i.e. mother, father and their children under 18 years old). Passengers over 18 years are required to complete their own Declaration Forms. Passengers are required to present their passport, along with the Customs Declaration Form and relevant receipts, for processing. Payment of duties, if any, may be made using cash, VISA or MasterCard credit cards or certified cheques as well as Multi-Link (debit and credit) cards.
Getting to Your Hotel
CheapCaribbean.com has partnered with Amstar and Island Routes for transportation in Jamaica. They’ll provide you with safe, comfortable and professional transportation, from the airport to your hotel and back. They’ll also provide transportation to any excursions booked through our site that you’d like to take while you’re in your destination.
It’s easy to find Amstar or Island Routes when you arrive at the airport. They’ll be standing in the ground transportation waiting area, holding a CheapCaribbean welcome sign. All drivers are fluent in English, friendly and knowledgeable about the culture, history and things to do while you’re there.
We suggest that our guests do not rent cars because you drive on the left side of the road in Jamaica.
Getting Around Jamaica
Take a taxi but make sure you get one licensed by the government. Car rentals are not recommended in Jamaica.