Ocho Rios Jamaica Airport, Is there One?

We are frequently asked is there an Ocho Rios Jamaica Airport? There isn’t one. The closest airport to Ocho Rios Jamaica is the Ian Flemming International airport in Boscobel; however, they only accept private planes or domestic charters. The Ian Flemming airport is located around 14 kilometers from Ocho Rios.

The closest airports to Ocho Rios Jamaica that accepts International commercial flights are the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay and the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston.

Donald Sangster International Airport – Montego Bay

Ocho Rios Jamaica Airport - Sangsters International Airport

The Donald Sangster airport is located in the main resort town of Montego Bay. The airport receives around three million visitors per a year. The majority of visitors to Jamaica enter via this airport. One of the benefits of arriving in Montego Bay is there are a variety of transport options tailored for tourists.

Airport Transfer options from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios

Ocho Rios is around two hours from Montego Bay. If you are travelling to Discovery Bay or Runaway Bay your travel time would be around 1 ½ hours.

If you are staying at such hotels as Couples in St. Mary the travel time will be around 2 hours and 15 minutes. If your hotel doesn’t provide free hotel transfers here are a few transit options for your journey to Ocho Rios.

  • Shuttle Bus Service – Please keep in mind you will be sharing with quite a few other people. This means that you will be stopping at quite a few hotels on your way to your hotel so your transfer time will be a bit longer.
  • Private transfer – You can hire a JUTA or JCAL transportation provider.
  • Knutsford ExpressKnutsford Express Luxury bus service is a good alternative for those of you on a budget. This bus will take you directly to the Island Village Shopping Center in Ocho Rios. If you are staying at a location in central Ocho Rios you can take a taxi to your final destination.
  • Rent a Car – You can rent a car from the airport. The main Rent-a-Car companies in the Montego Bay airport is Budget, Avis and Island Car Rental. If you have a Jamaica Travel Saver card you can get a 10% discount with Budget and AVIS car rental.
  • Helicopter – In a hurry to start your vacation right away take a helicopter ride. You can make bookings with Captain John Island Hoppers. If you have a Jamaica Travel Saver card you can get a 5% discount.
  • Domestic Airline ServiceAirlink express is the domestic airline in Jamaica. The flight will take around 20 minutes from Montego Bay to Ocho Rios.
Want to start and end your vacation in style?

Couples, Half Moon and Sandals have their own private lounges where you can relax until your transportation is ready. If you are not staying in any of these hotels a good alternative is Club Mobay VIP lounge.

Norman Manley International Airport

Norman Manley International Airport

Norman Manley International airport is located around 30 minutes from Kingston. Not many tourists fly into Jamaica via Kingston. However, with the new North-South highway the travel time between Kingston and Ocho Rios has been reduced from two hours to one hour. As long as you don’t get stuck in traffic your transit time should be around 1 ½ hours to Ocho Rios. If you need airport transfer from Kingston here are a few options:

  • You can take a JUTA or JCAL charter taxi.
  • You can take a cab to the Knutsford Expressoffice and take the luxury coach bus from Kingston to Ocho Rios. If you are staying in central Ocho Rios this is a good option.
  • You can take the Airlink express domestic air transport service (http://www.intlairlink.net/).
  • Rent a Car – You can rent a car from the Norman Manley International airport. If you have a Jamaica Travel Saver card you can get a 10% discount with Budget and AVIS car rental.
Ocho Rios Jamaica Airport Codes
Donald Sangster International Airport
ICAO: MKJS
ICAT: MBJ
Norman Manley International Airport
ICAO: MKJP
ICAT: KIN

Airlink Express Flight transit times

Transit times to Ocho Rios via Air

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