Most people who visit Jamaica arrive by air. Jamaica has three international airports.

  • Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) serves Kingston.
  • Sangster International Airport (MBJ) serves Montego Bay.
  • Ian Fleming International Airport (OCJ) serves Ocho Rios.

Most tourists arrive on the island via Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. For more information on the airlines serving Montego Bay see the following

There are no scheduled international flights to/from Ian Fleming International Airport on any airline. The airport is designed to handle private aircraft only.

Most people get to and from the airport and their resort in private transportation, small buses, or taxi cabs. Most people have transportation to and from the airport arranged before their trip (before arrival in Jamaica). Traffic is always busy especially on any route to and from the airport due to the fact that flights are arriving and departing all day, and people are being driven to their destinations.

If you are staying at a large resort, resort provided and/or will arrange transportation as an option. You can arrange for rental cars, mini-vans, domestic Jamaican charter flights, or taxis in the airport transportation hall after clearing customs.

A lovely benefit of some of the large resorts is an arrival lounge, often kept cool with air conditioning. It is a great relief after the hassle of customs and immigration to sit and relax a bit while the staff handles your luggage and arranges for your transportation to the resort. However, if you do not want to wait for other arriving passengers, private transportation is your best option. Usually, you are paying an additional $20 or more for round trip transportation depending on where your resort is located. You need to decide whether the price difference is worth the wait. Check with your travel agent, and make your decision, or contact one the companies listed below.

Note: Some transfer companies have desks in the transportation hall at the Montego Bay Airport. Transfer arrangements with these companies can be made on arrival in Jamaica. Taxi service is also available at the airport.

A tip for families coming through customs, try to catch an official who is managing the lines. They will usually direct a family with small children to a short line or one that is designated for returning Jamaicans. It can save you up to an hour in line and just shows again how much Jamaicans love children!

Here are a list of private transportation from Montego Bay to Negril, Falmouth, Runaway Bay, Ocho Rios, Lucea, and, White House.

Turner Taxis and Tours Jamaica provides private transportation non stop to your hotel. If you request a stop, then your driver will make the stop. No stopping at other hotels along the way.

Jamaica Exquisite Transfer and Tours offer private non stop transfer from any of the two international airports to any hotels/villas in Jamaica at the lowest price available. Telephone (876) 954-353-1913 or (876) 326-8364.

Montego Bay Airport to Negril Transportation Service provides  private transportation from Montego Bay to Negril.  No waiting for other arriving passengers and cold beverages are served during the ride to the resort.

Clives Transportation Service offers group and private transportation.

Paradise Palms Jamaica Tours & Airport Transfers provides private airport transfers from the Montego Bay Airport. Private transportation for island tours to attractions are also available.  

JUTA a union organization with many drivers...all of their drivers are contracted through their membership. They offer group and limited private transportation.

Island Pride Tours provides visitors the best private airport transfer and tours on the island.

Montego Bay Airport Transfers offers private transfers and tours to anywhere in Jamaica.

Luxurious Carib Tours Jamaica provides private airport transfer, transportation and taxi service from Montego Bay to Negril, Lucea and Ocho Rios. Highest quality service for the best prices. Telephone (876) 798-8382 or (876) 816-6503. Web:

 Jamaica Airport Transfers specializing in airport transfer from Montego Bay Airport MBJ. Private Taxi and Tours Transportation to All Hotels in Jamaica. Direct transfers  No stops at other Hotels only stop when you request. Call: (876) 362-3184 or (876) 596-0796   Visit: 

Karandas Tours offer Jamaica Airport Transfers, Chauffeur Services, Tours and Excursions at affordable prices. Drivers are natives who are trained. All vehicles are inspected and licensed by the Jamaica Tourist Board and fully air-conditioned for your comfort. Telephone: 1 (876) 974-2063