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Car rental stations at Montego Bay Airport (MBJ)
Car rental counters are located in the arrival area after customs control and in the reception hall next to other means of transport such as shuttles and buses.
The following car rental companies are located at Montego Bay Airport:
Island Car Rental
Where is Montego Bay Airport located on Jamaica?
Montego Bay Airport (MBJ), officially called Sangster International Airport, is the most important gateway to the island of Jamaica - one of the most beautiful and popular destinations in the world. The airport is ideally located on the northwest coast of the island - in the centre of the country's tourist region and close to a variety of hotel and recreational facilities. It is only a few minutes' drive from the cruise ports of Montego Bay and Ocho Rios and the holiday resort of Negril.
Key facts on Jamaica
Jamaica is located 885 kilometers south of Florida in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. The island is famous for the unique charm of the picturesque and rugged heartland- the Blue Mountains rise to over 2000 meters - combined with the unsurpassed beauty of the stunning tropical beaches bordering the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. Each year more and more visitors are attracted to the magic of the island, its history and first-class facilities.
Which facilities can Montego Bay Airport offer?
If you are an economy class traveller, you can enter the lounges at Montego Bay Airport either by purchasing a lounge pass or by purchasing a membership:
Club Mobay - Location: International departure area, within the security area. Showers are available. Opening hours: 6 - 10 a.m. (daily). Lounge Access: Pay on site (US $ 35) or purchase a Lounge Pass (US $ 32 - 24 hour advance booking required).
Club Mobay Arrivals Lounge - International arrivals area, within the security area, opposite the Global Exchange bureau and next to the Thrifty Car Rental counter. Opening hours: 5:30 - 21 (Daily). Lounge Access: Pay on the spot (US $ 50) or purchase a Lounge Pass (US $ 30 - a 24 hour advance booking period is required).
Club Mobay Arrivals Lounge - Location: In the area of public transport. Opening hours: 8 - 20 (daily). Lounge Access: Pay on site (US $ 50) or purchase a Lounge Pass (US $ 30 - a 24 hour advance booking period is required).
Lounges behind security check
Hyatt Zilara / Ziva
Is there any Internet / WiFi ?
Free Internet via WiFi is available at Montego Bay Airport. Connect to the "Digicel" network.
Hotels at the airport
If you do not want to sleep at the airport, there are some hotels near the airport you should consider booking:
Toby's Resort - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers for $10 from 2 people, one way.
Palm View Guest House - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel (fee required).
Mynt Retreat & Spa - (5 minutes from the airport) A boutique hotel / bed & breakfast accommodation. Prices include breakfast, but no other meals or alcoholic beverages. Airport transfers can be arranged through the hotel on booking (subject to a fee).
Deja Resort - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer on request. The shuttle bus driver will hold a sign with your name on it. If your flight departs early in the morning, you can wait at the Groovy Grouper restaurant right at the airport.
Hotel Montego - (5 minutes from the airport) Airport transfer on request.
To see even more accommodations, there is a list of hotels near Montego Bay Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, rating and popularity.
National Commercial Bank ATMs - RBTT - Scotiabank - Location: Arrivals hall / Departures hall
Baby Care Facilities - Baby changing facilities are located at the check-in area and departure area.
Baggage trolley - yes, available free of charge. Location: Baggage check-in / check-in hall.
Car rental - available, see the relevant section above.
Money Exchange - Global Exchange has four exchange offices at the airport. Locations: in the passport control area, arrival hall, check-in area and departure hall. The opening hours are in accordance with the operating hours of the airport.
Duty Free & Shopping - Duty-free shops are available, along with a variety of shops you can get souvenirs, local specialties and other items.
Food & Drink - Different opening hours, none available 24 hours a day. Current restaurants are: Air Margaritaville - Auntie Anne's - Cinnabon - Cricket's Sports Bar - Dairy Queen - Domino's Pizza - Island Deli - Jamaica Bobsled - Moe's - Nathan's - Quiznos - Viva Gourmet Market - Wendy's.
Information boards - 5 locations: in the check-in area, departure area, transport area and the public area of the arrivals hall.
Showers - available in the Club Mobay Lounge. [see airport lounges above].
Smoking Area - There is a smoking area on the upper area of the departures, near Gate 9.
Opening hours of Montego Bay Airport
Please note that the airport is not open 24 hours a day. The opening hours are from 5 - 23 o'clock.
Can I also take a shuttle or taxi from or to the MBJ airport?
Several resorts offer airport transfers as a service for their guests. Contact your hotel for more information and availability.
Taxis are readily available in the transport area of the airport. There are two taxi companies, JUTA and JCAL, which operate at Sangster International Airport. The two companies share a common, authorized airport taxi counter. This is located just outside the exit to customs. If you need help hiring a taxi, an information desk is available in the public area of the arrivals hall.
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