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, 21km (13 miles) southeast of Kingston's city centre.

No. of terminals: 1 Dialling code: +1 876
+1 876 924 8452
Timezone: GMT -05:00

One of three international airports in Jamaica, Norman Manley International Airport is located in Kingston Harbour, a 30-minute drive from the centre of the capital. Our Norman Manley International Airport guide includes information on airport facilities, contact details, public transport and accommodation options.


The airport customer service desks provide information on flights, facilities and travel. These are located in the departure concourse, immigration hall and 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. Norman Manley International Airport is well-signposted from the city.

Public Transport

Public transport road

Bus: The Jamaica Urban Transit Company ( operates the public bus service between Norman Manley International Airport and Kingston. Bus 98 runs frequently throughout the day to the city centre (journey time: 30 minutes).

Taxi: Taxis are available at Norman Manley International Airport. Two good providers are JUTA ( and Knutsford Express ( JUTA has a fleet of air-conditioned vehicles ranging from sedans to large 30-seater buses.

Terminal facilities


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


Wi-Fi is available in the departure lobby and the ticketing concourse.


Norman Manley International Airport has various dining options including restaurants and snack counters.


Duty-free and general retail shopping facilities are situated in the departure area. A wide range of quality gifts, novelties 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: +1 876 924 8452 ext. 2063) is located at the security centre in the departure concourse. Luggage trolleys are available free of charge. Alternatively, porters are stationed at the exit of the baggage claim area and can assist travellers with their luggage.


A first aid service is available in the immigration hall. Baby changing facilities are available in all toilets in the ticketing and departure concourse. Hotel/tour operator desks are located in the arrivals hall.

Airport facilities

Conference and business

The Club Kingston VIP lounge in the departure area includes a business centre and showers. Reservations are required in advance (tel: +1 876 886 4144).

Meeting and conference facilities are offered by some of the larger hotels in the city centre which is just a short distance away. Wyndham Kingston Jamaica ( and Jamaica Pegasus Hotel ( are two examples.

Disabled facilities

There are toilets for wheelchair users at 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 Norman Manley International Airport.

Car rental

On-site car hire companies include Avis, Budget, Hertz and Island Car Rentals.


There are no on-site hotels at Kingston Norman Manley International Airport, but as the airport is near the city centre, travellers have numerous options. Some hotels also provide shuttle services to and from the airport.

Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

+1 876 926 3691

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.

81 Knutsford Boulevard, Kingston, Jamaica

Knutsford Court Hotel

+1 876 929 1000

In the New Kingston area of the Jamaican capital, 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 multiple meeting spaces available for hire.

16 Chelsea Avenue, New Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
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