Montego Bay Sangster International Airport Guide (MBJ)

Airport info
Code: MBJ
Address:
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, St James, Jamaica
Location:

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

No. of terminals: 2 Dialling code: +1 876
Telephone:
+1 876 952 3124
Timezone: GMT -05:00

One of three international airports in Jamaica, Montego Bay Sangster International Airport serves the northwest of the country and is the most popular airport used by tourists visiting the Caribbean Island. Our guide to the airport provides crucial information for visitors, including details of terminal facilities, public transport access and nearby accommodation options.

Information

There are several information counters (tel: +1 876 952 2712) spread between the ticketing concourse, departures lounge, ground transportation hall and arrivals area. In addition, there is a visitor information service provided by the Jamaica Tourist Board (tel: +1 876 952 2462; www.visitjamaica.com) in the arrivals hall.

Website
www.mbjairport.com
Driving directions

From Montego Bay, head west towards the coast (via Albion Road) and take the Queen's Drive (which skirts along the coast) northwards to the terminal. The total drive time from central Montego Bay to the airport is approximately 15 minutes.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Taxi:Two taxi companies serve the airport: JUTA Taxi (tel: +1 876 952 0813; www.jutatoursltd.com) and JCAL Taxi (tel: +1 876 952 7574; www.jcaltours.com), which share the taxi desk in the ground transportation arrivals hall, just outside of the customs exit. Fares to Montego Bay start at around US$15.

Shuttle:A number of hotels and tour operators organise courtesy shuttles for their guests, which are available from their own lounges in the ground transportation area.

Terminal facilities

Money

ATM services are available. There are currency exchange offices (tel: +1 876 953 3409) in the departure lounge, arrivals hall and ground transportation area.

Communication

Wi-Fi internet access is available at Montego Bay Sangster International Airport’s Club MoBay airport lounge (www.clubmobay.com), located near Gate 9. Postal services are scheduled to open soon at the airport.

Food

There is a good choice of places to eat at Montego Bay Sangster International Airport. The available restaurants range between fast-food eateries to full-service options; while several bars offer smaller meals and snacks and kiosks provide pizza, ice cream and yoghurt.

Shopping

Shopping opportunities are plentiful within the terminal complex. These include duty-free outlets and specialist shops selling designer clothes, perfume, local foods and gifts, books, music and jewellery.

Luggage

The airport's lost and found service (tel: +1 876 971 2726) is located at the security centre in the public area of Arrivals. Trolleys are available in the baggage claim area, while a porter service is available for a small fee.

Other

Baby changing facilities are available within the toilets in the departures and arrivals concourses. A health office (tel: +1 876 952 2013) is located in the arrivals hall. The airport police station (tel: +1 876 952 2241) can be found in the arrivals public area. There is a smoking lounge in Departures.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

Fax, photocopy and internet facilities are available from the E-Island kiosk in the departures area. The Club MoBay lounge provides a business centre and showers among its facilities, while the VIP Lounge also provides basic business services.

There are no meeting rooms at the airport, but many of the island's larger resorts and hotels offer these facilities.

Disabled facilities

All the toilets in the terminal are accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair assistance (tel: +1 876 952 2013) is available from the individual airline counters in the check-in and arrivals halls.

Car parking

The drop-off and pick-up zone is directly outside the terminal complex. All short- and long-term car parking is located in the public car park, which is opposite the terminals.

Car rental

Car hire companies: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Island Car Rentals and Thrifty have desks in the Arrivals Hall, after customs.

Hotels

There are currently no hotels located on-site at Montego Bay Sangster International Airport. However, there is staggering number of hotels within the immediate vicinity, as the Montego Bay area is one of Jamaica's prime tourist. Some hotels (Couples, Half Moon, Sandals and Superclubs) have their own lounges at the airport, which provide shuttle services for their guests.


Half Moon

+1 800 438 7241

Set in 400 acres (162 hectares) of lush gardens and with an enviable beachfront location, Half Moon houses a spa, numerous swimming pools, tennis courts and an 18-hole golf course. There is also a choice of restaurants serving Jamaican and international fare.

Half Moon P.O., Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Sunset Beach Resort

+1 876 979 8800

Boasting a water park and a spa among its range of facilities, Sunset Beach Resort is located in Montego Bay, a short distance from Sangster International Airport.

Mahoe Bay, Ironshore, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Sandals Montego Bay

+1 876 952 5510

The original Sandals resort, Sandals Montego Bay is just minutes from Sangster International Airport and boasts a pristine beach fringed by lush vegetation. Facilities here include extensive dining options, swimming pools and a range of activities for all ages.

Kent Avenue, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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