Travel to Jamaica

Flying to Jamaica

British Airways ( flies between London Gatwick and Kingston. Virgin Atlantic ( flies direct from London Gatwick to Montego Bay. Airlines offering direct flights to Jamaica from the USA include Caribbean Airlines (, Fly Jamaica (, JetBlue ( and United (

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.

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.

Airport guides

Airport Code: KIN. Location: Kingston Norman Manley International Airport is situated on the Palisadoes tombolo in outer... Money: ATMs are located in the customs hall and in the arrivals area. Currency exchange services are... Read more

Airport Code: MBJ. Location: Montego Bay Sangster International Airport is located 5km (3 miles) east of Montego Bay. Money: ATM services are available. There are currency exchange offices (tel: +1 876 953 3409) in the... Read more

Travel by rail

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.

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.