Sangster International Airport

Sangster International Airport (MBJ)


Nestled just two miles (3km) from Montego Bay in Jamaica is Sangster International, or Sir Donald Sangster International Airport. It handles flights coming into Jamaica from destinations worldwide and averages nine million passengers each year.

Sangster International was renovated in 2009 and now boasts an impressive array of amenities as well as expanded parking facilities. The staff at Sangster International are friendly making the overall airport experience a pleasant one.


The airport is located 2 miles (3 km) north east of Montego Bay.

Getting to the city

Taxi: There is an Authorized Airport Taxi desk located just outside the Customs exit. Fare to Ocho Rios is JMD 1,060 and a trip to downtown Montego Bay costs approximately JMD 850.


Local time is GMT - 5


Tel: +1 876 952 3124.

Car rental

Car rental companies at Sangster International Airport include Jamaica Car Rental, Hertz, Budget, Sunbird Car Rental, Avis, Island Car Rental and Champagne Car Rental.

Airport Taxis

There is an Authorized Airport Taxi desk located just outside the Customs exit. Fare to Ocho Rios is JMD 1,060 and a trip to downtown Montego Bay costs approximately JMD 850.

Transfer between terminals

Both the domestic and international terminals are located in one building and are within close proximity to each other.


Money and communications: There are ATMs, currency exchange facilities and a post office.

Luggage: There are baggage trolleys and lost and found facilities.

Conference and business: Fax, photocopy and internet facilities are available at the E-Island kiosk in the departure lobby. Conference facilities are available at various nearby hotels.

Other facilities: Facilities include childcare amenities, a medical room, police station, a smoking lounge and arcade games.

Wifi: There are currently no wifi facilities at Sangster International.

Information: Information desks are situated in the ticketing concourse, departure lounge, ground transportation hall and arrivals public area. There is also a tourist information service in the immigration hall.

Food and Drink: Four restaurants - namely Groovy Grouper, Island Grill, Jimmy's Buffet and Jamaica Bobsled - serve a delicious array of traditional foods and island specialities, while a number of kiosks located throughout the airport offer fast foods, sweets, desserts and hot and cold beverages.

Shopping: With just under 30 retail outlets and nine duty-free stores, Sangster International Airport offers a fair selection of shopping options featuring a wide array of products, including designer clothing, jewellery, cosmetics, accessories, books, music, arts, crafts, souvenirs and speciality items. Popular shops include Brands of Jamaica, Flight of Fantasy, Harley Davidson, Nickelodeon, Reggae Vibes, Tads International, Tortuga, Tuff Gong Trading. Duty free stores include Bijoux, Blue Mountain Duty Free, Buccaneer Duty Free, Chulani Jewellers, Jamaica Farewell, Sunshine Liquor, and the Perfume Shop.


Parking is available at JMD 100 per hour or a portion thereof; parking for over two hours incurs a daily maximum of JMD 300.

Departure Tax





Flights to Sangster International Airport can be booked on a number of airlines including Air Berlin, Air Canada, Airtran Airways, American Airlines, Arkefly, British Airways, CanJet, Caribbean Airlines, Cayman Airways, Condor, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Iberworld, Jamaica Air Shuttle, JetBlue Airways, Orbest, Skylan Airways, Spirit Airlines, Sunrise Airways, Sunwing Airlines, Thomas Cooke Airlines, Thompson Airways, United Airlines, US Airways, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Western Air and WestJet.


No wifi facilities are available.

Business Lounges

The E-Island kiosk in the departures area offers fax, photocopy and internet facilities.

Sangster International Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.