Kingston Norman Manley International Airport Guide (KIN)

Airport info
Code: KIN
Palisadoes, Kingston, Jamaica

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

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1 876
(876) 9248 4526.
Timezone: GMT -05:00

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 news

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.

Driving directions

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.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company (tel: 1 888 588 2287; 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.

Terminal facilities


ATMs are located in the customs hall and in the arrivals area. Currency exchange services are located in the departure and arrival areas.


Internet kiosks and Wi-Fi hotspots are located in the departures area.


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.

Airport facilities

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; and Jamaica Pegasus Hotel (tel: (876) 926 36919;

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).

Disabled facilities

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.

Car parking

Both short and long-term parking is available at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport.

Car rental

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.


There are no hotels at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport or in the near vicinity. There are numerous hotels in Kingston itself; some of which provide shuttle services to and from the airport.

Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

(876) 9263 6919.

The centrally located Jamaica Pegasus Hotel has a range of facilities, including a fitness centre, meeting space for up to 1,000 people and a café that’s open 24 hours a day. A shuttle bus operates between the hotel and Kingston Norman Manley International Airport for a fee.

81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston, Jamaica

Knutsford Court Hotel

(876) 929 1000.

In the New Kingston area of the Jamaican capital, the 143-room Knutsford Court Hotel houses an on-site restaurant serving local and international dishes. The hotel is also a good option for those on business, with meeting space for up to 300 people available for hire.

16 Chelsea Avenue, New Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
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