Although you may not be able to fly directly into Port Antonio, tourists who stay in this tourism-driven community will have the opportunity to fly into Jamaica and take a smaller domestic flight to the local aerodrome, rather than drive two to three hours from the island's larger international airports.
The best option for international travelers is the Kingston, which is a little over three hours away by car. This airport is serviced by 14 international and regional airlines, with direct flights from around the United States and some places in Europe.in
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Jet Blue|
|Miami, FL, USA||MIA||American Airlines|
Another options is the most popular airport on the island; the Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay. Although at over four hours away, many tourists still choose to fly into this airport originally because of the numerous direct flights from around the world, and often cheaper prices.
|London, United Kingdom||LGW||British Airways, Iberia|
After you arrive in Jamaica, your next step will be to choose your path to Port Antonio. You can hire a taxi charter for an airport transfer (around $250 to $400 for four passengers), rent a car and drive yourself ($80 to $250 a day), or book a domestic flight. Also note, that when flying into Norman Manley International Airport, you will a number of Caribbean options. This is great if Jamaica is just one part of your Caribbean vacation.
When you fly to Port Antonio, you'll be flying into the. It is set just over six miles west of Port Antonio's center. The aerodrome has a single 3,425 by 90 foot asphalt runway just outside of a small terminal building with a waiting lounge that has seating for 30 people. This airport is served by domestic airlines offering quick transport between the island's other airports, especially those in Montego Bay and Kingston.
See the table below for a complete list of air service from airports in the region. Even if there aren't any flights directly from your favorite airport, making a connection through a regional airport may be an excellent option.
|Castries, Saint Lucia||SLU||Caribbean Airlines|
|Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands||CYB||Cayman Airways|
|Georgetown, Grand Cayman||GCM||Cayman Airways|
|Montego Bay, Jamaica||MBJ||AirLink, Caribbean Airlines|
|Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands||PLS||Intercaribbean Airways|
|Simpson Bay, The island of St. Martin and Sint Maarten||SXM||Caribbean Airlines|
|Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago||POS||Caribbean Airlines|
If you're looking to save time and avoid as much ground transportation on the erratic roads of Jamaica as possible, booking a domestic flight to Port Antonio is your best choice. Make sure your international flight and domestic flight times line up so that you won't be running through the airport if there is a delay, and you'll find the transition from one airline to the next to be a smooth one.
The following table shows how to get a hold of one of the regional air charter services.
|(800) 572-7628||Norman Manley International Airport - 5.4 mi. (8.7 km) South of Kingston||Jamaica|
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