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Norman Manley International

The airport is located 11 miles (18km) south east of Kingston.

Information & Facts

Airport Taxis

You can get a taxi from the airport to town for about JMD 2500, or less if you're prepared to haggle.

Car Parking

Parking at Norman Manley International costs JMD 100 for the first hour, JMD 200 for 2 hours and JMD 300 for 3 hours or more, or JMD 300 a day.

Car Rental

Car rental companies represented at the airport include Avis, Budget, Hertz and Island Car Rentals. Their desks are in the Ground Transportation Hall.

City Transfers

Train: The train service in Jamaica, discontinued in 1992, opened a few lines in April 2011 with planes for an cross-country system once again. There is a station in Kingston, although the service currently doesn't run there.

Taxi: You can get a taxi from the airport to town for about JMD 2500, or less if you're prepared to haggle.

Bus: There's a good, extensive government-run public bus network across Kingston, with three major stations in town - the Downtown Transport Center, the ultra-modern Half-Way Tree Transport Center, or Cross Roads. You can catch buses across Kingston and Jamaica in general.

Contacts

Tel: +1 876 924 8452.

Departure Tax

There is a departure tax of JMD 2000, which is usually included in your ticket price.

Facilities

Money and communications: ATMs and currency exchange in the departures area.

Luggage: There are free baggage carts in the baggage claim hall, and a lost and found office in the arrivals area.

Conference and business: Air Jamaica, British Airways and American Airlines have business class lounges in the departures area.

Other facilities: Baby changing facilities, wheelchair assistance, health centre (in arrivals area).

Wi-fi: There is wi-fi access in the departure lobby.

Information: There are customer service desks in the departure area, the public arrivals area and the immigration hall.

Food and Drink: There's a decent selection of eateries at the airport, especially after security in the departures area. If you're not feeling adventurous there's the usual Burger King, but otherwise, you have your pick of sweet, spicy and savoury at one of several restaurants and cafés offering delicious local fare. There are duty-free stores in both the arrivals and departures areas.

Shopping: In addition to the usual newsagent, there's a good selection of stores to pick up a last-minute gift for family and friends back home - choose from a selection of Reggae music, aromatherapy items or some Jamaican coffee, rum and other delicacies.

Language

The official language of Jamaica is English but a local patois is also spoken, a mixture of English, Spanish, and various African languages.

Money

The Jamaican Dollar (JMD) is divided into 100 cents. The island is well supplied with ATMs, banks and bureaux de change. Banking hours are usually Monday to Thursday from 9am to 2pm, and Friday from 9am to 4pm. Cambio exchange offices are found throughout the country, open later than banks and often offering better exchange rates. Retain receipts as proof of legal currency exchange. Exchange bureaux at the airports and hotels also offer better rates than banks. Major credit cards and travellers cheques are widely accepted. Both cash and travellers cheques are best taken in US Dollars.

Terminal Transfers

There is only one terminal building.

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