Flights to Jamaica:
General Info and Finding That Cheap Airfare

If you looking for flights to Jamaica, you're in luck. Jamaica is one of the most popular islands in the Caribbean so there are lots of airlines that fly there.

Since there is alot of competition among the airlines, you can frequently find some cheap flights to Jamaica also. And who doesn't like that?

When we went to Jamaica, we ended up flying with Air Jamaica since they had the best price. We had a positive experience with them and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Air Jamaica.

Although they are discontinuing their complimentary champagne service (their complimentary Red Stripe service was canceled previously). Sign of the times I guess. But with the money you save on cheap airfare to Jamaica you can buy your own beer.

(Also be sure to check out our page of tips on finding cheap flights to Jamaica.)

Airports in Jamaica

There are two major airports in Jamaica, one in Montego Bay and one in Kingston.

Most tourists will fly into the Montego Bay airport since it serves people staying in Montego Bay, Negril and Ochos Rios - the most popular beach destinations.

If you are staying in Negril or Ocho Rios you will have to transfer to your hotel via plane, taxi, bus, shuttle, etc. Unfortunately, it can add a couple hours to your travel time (see below). But just keep thinking of the beautiful beaches at the end!

The Montego Bay, Jamaica airport is called Sangster International Airport (airport code MBJ). It is located on the northwest coast of Jamaica about 2 km east of the center of Montego Bay.

Norman Manley Airport in Kingston
Norman Manley Airport in Kingston Jamaica

From Montego Bay you can opt to fly to Ocho Rios or Negril if that is your final destination.

If you are going via road, it is about 1 1/2 hours to Negril and anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours to Ocho Rios (depending on where you are staying and how many people you many need to drop off enroute).

If you opt to take the short flight to Negril or Ochos Rios, both Timair and International Airlink fly from Montego Bay to Negril and Ocho Rios.

The airport in Kingston, Jamaica is called Norman Manley International Airport and is located about 10 miles southeast of Kingston. You would also use the Kingston airport if you are staying in Port Antonio. The airport code for Kingston, Jamaica is KIN.

Jamaica Flights from the US and Canada

Given its' popularity, many airlines offer nonstop flights to Jamaica from North America.

Air Jamaica offers many direct flights to Jamaica. You can take an Air Jamaica direct flight to Montego Bay from New York (airport code JFK), Philadelphia (PHL), Baltimore/Washington (BWI), Chicago (ORD), Orlando (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL).

If you are going to Kingston, you can fly direct on Air Jamaica from New York (JFK), Orlando (MCO) and Fort Lauderdale (FLL).

Delta offers non stop Jamaica flights from New York (JFK) and Atlanta (ATL).

Flight arriving at Sangster Airport in Montego Bay
Flights landing at Sangster Airport in Montego Bay Jamaica

American Airlines offers direct flights to Montego Bay, Jamaica from New York (JFK), Miami (MIA) and Dallas (DFW).

JetBlue also offers a nonstop flight stop from NY (JFK) to Montego Bay.

US Airways has a direct flight to Montego Bay from Charlotte, NC (airport code CLT) and Philadelphia (PHL).

Continental Airlines has nonstop flights to Montego Bay from Newark (EWR).

Northwest Airlines offers a direct flight to Montego Bay from Minneapolis, MN (MSP).

Spirit Airlines has non stop flights to both Kingston and Montego Bay from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

It is a fairly short flight to Jamaica from most points in the US. Montego Bay is a little under 4 hours flight time from New York, about 1 1/2 hours from Miami and 3 1/2 hours from Dallas.

If you flying from Canada Air Jamaica has a nonstop flight from Toronto to Kingston. From there you can catch a flight to Montego Bay if you are staying in Mo'Bay or in Ocho Rios or Negril.

Air Canada also offers a direct flight to Montego Bay from Toronto. It is about a 4 hour flight. They also offer seasonal service from Edmonton and Vancouver to Montego Bay on a weekly basis.

Air Transat/Sunquest also offers a weekly non-stop flight from Vancouver to Montego Bay. This flight, however, is currently only operating on a seasonal basis.

West Jet has daily non-stop Jamaica bound flights from Toronto to Montego Bay during the high season with less frequent service during the off season (generally Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays).

Flights to Jamaica from Europe

If you are flying from Europe, Air Jamaica offers non-stop flights from London Gatwick (airport code LGW) to Montego Bay (MBJ) on Tuesdays and Saturdays. These flights are actually operated by Virgin Atlantic.

Beautiful colors in Jamaica
boat in jamaica

If you need flights to Kingston from London, you can take the above flight to Mo'Bay and then catch a connecting plane to Kingston.

Virgin Atlantic operates direct flights from London Gatwick (LGW) to Montego Bay on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Virgin Atlantic also has flights to Kingston, Jamaica (KIN) from London Gatwick on Mondays and Thursdays.

British Airways offers non-stop flights to Kingston, Jamaica from London Gatwick on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Condor Air operates weekly non-stop flights from Frankfurt, Germany to Montego Bay (MBJ) on Wednesdays.

Thomson Airways flies weekly on Tuesdays from London Gatwick (LGW) to Montego Bay (MBJ). They also add another flight on Wednesdays from approximately November through March.

Thomson also has flights to Jamaica from Birmingham to Montego Bay on Tuesdays. This flight changes to Thursdays for roughly the November to March period.

Flights to Jamaica From Other Points

Air Jamaica probably has the most flights to Jamaica from different destinations. In addition to the flights from the US, Canada and London listed above, they fly to Jamaica from several different Caribbean islands.
Poster in Manley International Airport in Kingston, Jamaica
Poster in Manley International Airport in Kingston Jamaica

They offer flights to Montego Bay from Havana, Cuba; Nassau, Bahamas and Curacao.

You can also catch a flight to Kingston, Jamaica from Havana, Nassau and Curacao.

Caribbean Airlines has non-stop flights to Kingston, Jamaica from St. Maarten and Antigua.

Cayman Airways offers direct flights from Grand Cayman to both Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Find Cheap Flights to Jamaica

With all the flights available, how do you know you are getting the cheapest airfare to Jamaica?

If you are anything like me, you usually go to all the different airlines and travel sites and put in the same info. That's what I used to do.

However, ever since I found the my partner's search engine, this is where I now start my search for cheap airfare to Jamaica - or anywhere else I am going.

I no longer have to input the same details over and over. How time consuming and tedious was that?

This airfare search engine goes through lots of travel websites at once to find the best fares available at that time. It returns the cheapest flights from all those sites in just a few seconds.

It is a great timesaver. Not to mention moneysaver.

I hope you find it as useful and easy to use as I have (the airport code for Montego Bay is MBJ and KIN for Kingston). Or you can check here for today's cheapest airfare to Jamaica

I hope this helps you find the best price on flights to Jamaica. Let us know how it goes - we would love to hear from you. Have a great trip.

You might also find our other pages on Jamaica helpful when planning your trip:

Scuba Diving Jamaica //Jamaica Dive Sites //Maps of Jamaica //Resorts in Jamaica //Tips for Cheap Flights to Jamaica.)

Photos by David G., Ack Ook and Dubdemsoundsystem. Thanks!

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