Located within a half an hour drive time of the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, you won't have to decide which Jamaican airport to fly into when you're staying in Falmouth. On top of being close by, this airport is the largest on the island.
Used by 72 percent of all people who fly into Sangster International Airport is located on the northwest coast of Jamaica. It originally opened in 1940 and has been a popular point of arrival ever since. In fact, today it is one of the busiest and more modern airports in the Caribbean. Whether arriving or departing, tourists will find the airport to be full of amenities that will be of use to them, including government offices, rental car agencies, taxi stands, porter services, handicap accessible facilities, currency exchange, baggage carts, shopping, and restaurants., the
The airport can accommodate airplanes as large as Boeing 747s on the two 2653 foot runways, which is made of asphalt concrete. Nearly every major airline from the United States and several others from around the world includingoffers regular flights into the island, and if you live near a major air hub, you will almost always be able to find a direct flight to Jamaica.
This table tells you which airlines offer scheduled service directly from the U.S. as well as the airports they fly from. Not all flights you will see on some of the booking engines are good options so it can be handy to realize which airlines actually fly direct to this airport.
|Baltimore, MD, USA||BWI||AirTran, Spirit Airlines|
|Chicago, IL, USA||MDW||AirTran|
|Detroit, MI, USA||DTW||Delta Airlines|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Caribbean Airlines, Jet Blue|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
|Orlando, FL, USA||MCO||AirTran, Jet Blue|
The table below shows airline companies that schedule direct flights from the Great White North.
|Halifax, Canada||YHZ||Air Canada|
|Montreal, Canada||YUL||Air Canada|
|Winnipeg, Canada||YWG||Air Canada|
If you'll be traveling from across "the Pond" this list will be helpful.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||Thomson Airways, Virgin Airlines|
See the table below for air service from airports in the region. Even if there are no flights directly from your preferred airport, taking a connecting flight from a regional airport may be a great option.
|Georgetown, Grand Cayman||GCM||Cayman Airways|
|Kingston, Jamaica||KIN||AirLink, Caribbean Airlines|
...be in charge of driving yourself...
After landing in Montego Bay, you'll have to decide whether to hire a driver for an airport transfer or rent a car and make the 17.5 mile trek yourself. The short distance makes it seem as though driving yourself wouldn't be a big deal, but tourists are warned that driving in Jamaica is a stressful experience. Local drivers are aggressive and erratic, not to mention speedy, while roads are not in the best condition. Still, if you do want to be in charge of driving yourself, you'll find plenty of options at the airport in Montego Bay for between $35 and $250(USD) a day. You'll need to be older than 23 and have a driver's license in order to rent a car. If you're worried about driving on the island, click here for tips.
The recommended option for getting from the Sangster International Airport to your hotel is to hire a charter taxi for an airport transfer. The cost of an airport transfer varies by company, but will be around $60(USD) one way for up to four passengers. Airport transfers often include a free drink during the ride, and you can enjoy the scenery as you let someone familiar with local driving conditions take over while you relax. To read more about taxis in the area, click here.
Though a multi-step process, getting to Falmouth is not so difficult that anyone should be deterred from planning a vacation there. After you've determined which airline you'll fly into Montego Bay, the rest of your decision making should come easily.
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