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Cheap flights to Jamaica

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Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inAprilBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$553Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from$414From Las Vegas McCarran to Jamaica
One-way from$10One-way flight from Las Vegas to Jamaica

COVID Restrictions

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Can I fly to Jamaica right now?

There are current restrictions for travel to Jamaica at this time. These restrictions are for the safety of Jamaica citizens and travelers alike and are as follows: Entry restrictions

Jamaica has reopened its borders to international travelers. Jamaica has extended the travel ban on flights from the UK until at least March 22. Travelers residing in Jamaica for a minimum of six continuous months in a calendar year must complete a travel authorization before departure. Travelers not residing in Jamaica must present a travel authorization before departure obtained at

Entry requirements

Residents of the US, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama are required to present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR or antigen test result issued within 10 days prior to departure. Effective on March 4 until March 10, travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result test result issued within 10 days prior to departure. Effective on March 11, travelers must have a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 antigen or PCR test result issued within 72 hours prior to departure. Children under the age of 12 are exempt from testing requirements. Effective on March 4, passengers traveling on business are subject to a COVID-19 RT-PCR test upon arrival, at their own expense.

Quarantine requirements

Travelers are subject to medical screening and could be subject to a 14-day quarantine. Travelers arriving from the UK are subject to a 48-hour state quarantine and PCR testing. Travelers who test negative will be fitted with an armband for monitoring and released to complete the 14 day quarantine at home, while those found to be positive will be isolated in state facilities until recovered. Travelers can be picked up from the quarantine facility once quarantine is completed. All travelers arriving in Jamaica will be subject to the following quarantine requirements: Category 1: Jamaican nationals and non-nationals ordinarily resident in Jamaica - may be subject to testing if assessed as high-risk and are required to remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from their date of entry to Jamaica. Category 2: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for tourism purposes and staying at approved “resilient corridor” accommodation - may be tested at the airport or a designated facility, and would wait for the results in travelers hotel rooms. If the test is negative, they would remain at their hotel/resort within the “resilient corridor” and restricted to property under the “Stay in Resilient Corridor” measure. Details of ‘resilient corridor’ accommodation can be found on the Visit Jamaica website. Category 3: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for business purposes - all residents of the US, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Panama travelling to Jamaica for business purposes are required to upload a COVID-19 RT-PCR test in order to obtain a Travel Authorization. The test should be conducted within 10 days of the intended travel date. Business travelers will also be tested on arrival at the airport in Jamaica. They will wait for their test results under a “Quarantine for Business Traveller” measure at their hotel/intended address. If the test is negative, they would be released from quarantine and be under a “Stay at Intended Address for Business Travellers” measure for a period of 14 days from their date of entry to Jamaica or for the duration of their stay if shorter than 14 days. Category 4: Non-residents visiting Jamaica for other purposes including tourists not staying within the “resilient corridor” - travelers who are not required to pre-test may be required to be tested at the airport or other designated facility, if assessed by the health authorities as high-risk. They will then wait for their test results under quarantine at their hotel/intended address. Whether they need to be tested or not, travelers need to remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from the date of entry to Jamaica. If travelers needed to be tested and the test is negative, they must remain in quarantine at home for 14 days from the date of entry to Jamaica. Travelers tested positive for COVID-19 will be isolated either at home or in a government facility as determined by the health authorities.

If you must travel during this time and are allowed to based on current restrictions, please stay informed about updated travel safety tips.
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Cheapest Prices for Jamaica flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Jamaica found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Jamaica. Flying to Jamaica in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

When is the best time to fly to Jamaica?

Average Montego Bay Sangster Intl flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
$436 - $665
86 - 91.4 °F
1.1 - 5.98 inches

Peak Season:

The busiest time of year is from December to April where the weather is still warm with little rain. A lot of festivals take place during this time, and Spring Break is big in Jamaica as well. Be sure to book your flights to Jamaica well in advance to avoid overpaying for your flight tickets. Carnival is hugely popular and you’ll struggle to find cheap flights to Jamaica around the weeks it is on. It takes place in March and April depending on whereabouts in Jamaica you are planning to visit. The summer will also see a fair amount of vacationers as well due to the hot temperatures in June, July and August (with August being the hottest), while others may be turned off by the sizzling weather. July typically sees the least amount of rain of these months. All three fall within the hurricane season, though historically, you are more likely to see a hurricane in September or October.

Off Season:

As soon as the peak season finishes in mid-April there is a noticeable drop in tourism until December comes back around again. Cheap flights to Jamaica are a lot easier to find, with some flight tickets available at up to 60% off the peak season alternatives. September and October are typically the least visited months of the year, due to the amount of rainfall they receive historically and the risk of a hurricane. Certain events such as the Reggae Sumfest around late July do cause flights to Jamaica to shoot up in price so secure your flight tickets early to avoid disappointment.

When is the best time to book a flight to Jamaica?

Regardless of what time of year you are planning to visit you should aim to book your flights to Jamaica at least three months in advance, if not more if you can. Even during the off season, you will struggle to find the cheapest flights to Jamaica if you don’t book early enough in advance. Although the off season means fewer crowds, travelers may not see a reduction in room rates as many hotels reduce their services during this time. If you are flexible, then you’ll have the best chance of securing cheap flight tickets and can find some good deals too. If you decide to fly into Montego Bay (Sangster International) then try to sit on the right hand side of the plane for the best views as you descend.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Jamaica?

The cheapest day to fly to Jamaica is usually Monday. At the moment, Sunday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Jamaica?

Flights at noon are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Jamaica. Flights in the evening are usually the most expensive.

Jamaica Travel Guide

Booking flights to Jamaica? You made the right decision. The sound of Reggae, the feeling of the white sand beaches between your toes, bikini-clad days and tank-top nights – it’s no wonder millions of tourists continue to fly to Jamaica every year. The third largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is divided into fourteen parishes and has a lot to offer its visitors. Jamaica’s economy thrives on agriculture, mining, manufacturing, finance and of course, tourism. 

The beaches in Jamaica are beautiful, and many come to the country to stay at an all-inclusive resort (a concept the island pioneered) for a relaxing vacation in places like Ocho Rios, Negril, and Montego Bay. For those seeking adventure, Jamaica offers a wealth of activities from diving on Caribbean reefs to zip-lining, and even dogsledding. The nightlife is exciting and bustling in many cities in Jamaica, and every whim is catered for. Jamaica has also become a popular place for couples in love to get married and, without wasting any time, honeymoon on the beach for a couple of weeks.

Away from the all-inclusive resorts, what some would call the “real” Jamaica exists – with a friendly and generous people, mouthwatering cuisine and a wild variety of fruits including the ortanique, unique to Jamaica, a cross between a tangerine and an orange. Kingston, on the east coast, is the capital, and the center of government, business and the cultural scene.

There are some “beware” factors that visitors booking Jamaica flights and hotels should be aware of however, as it remains an island of widespread crime. Tourists flying to Jamaica are advised to be aware of their surroundings, and to not head off the beaten path. Still, the over 2.5 million people who call Jamaica home welcome tourists with open arms. It’s also not uncommon for tourists booking airline tickets to Jamaica to come across some of the island’s alternative beliefs. Some Jamaicans still regard ganja (otherwise known as marijuana) as a sacred plant and believe in its healing power.

Whether your Jamaica flight takes you to a remote hut or a lavish resort, there’s much to see and do on this island. Or, just sit back and relax. After all, you’re in Jamaica, Mon. Here are some tips to help you plan your trip to this beautiful island.

What’s the weather like in Jamaica?

The temperature in Jamaica averages out into the 80’s (Fahrenheit) all year round. Winters – December to March – are a little cooler thanks to trade winds but have little rain. The dry season runs from towards the end of November through April. It’s much warmer in the summer, as July and August can get uncomfortably hot. Hurricanes rarely hit Jamaica, but hurricane season runs from June through November, with September and October being the months that historically are most likely to experience one. September and October also happen to be the rainiest months on the island, with May being Jamaica’s other rainy season. It’s also quite humid in September and October.

How long is the flight to Jamaica?

When you head to Jamaica for your dream vacation, the time you spend in the air may seem like a lifetime. However, with a convenient nonstop flight, your arrival on the sandy beaches of Montego Bay, for instance, is six hours from Los Angeles, five hours from Denver, four hours from Chicago, three hours from Washington, D.C. and slightly over three hours from New York City.

Which airlines fly to Jamaica?

Delta, American, United and Southwest are four of the largest airlines with hubs in major U.S. cities that fly regularly to Jamaica, so pick your favorite carrier and book your flight. Be sure to check with your carrier, however, to determine extra charges for baggage because a trip to the Caribbean requires a fair amount of clothing and accessories.

What should you pack for a flight to Jamaica?

Your trip to Jamaica is a vacation away from the normal wear and tear of everyday living, but there are some important things to bring with you when traveling. Along with your passport, plane ticket and a picture ID, include your ATM card, health insurance information, emergency phone numbers, medications and a good book in your carry-on bag.

If your trip to Jamaica focuses around sapphire blue water, sandy beaches and balmy weather, be sure to bring clothing that is lightweight and breathable. Summer temps in Jamaica hit the high 90’s, so be sure to bring shorts, sundresses, cotton shirts, sunglasses and a hat to protect against sunburn. Many restaurants have a dress code, so a comfortable dress for ladies and casual slacks for men are a must. If you suffer from allergies, pack your epi pen as a hospital may be hard to find in your location. Other sundries like sun protection and bug spray are easy to purchase on the island.

Pack your suitcase with at least two swimsuits if you plan on snorkeling or swimming at the beach. Bring an old pair of sneakers to protect your feet during water sports, and don’t forget a beach bag. A knapsack is a helpful carryall on island excursions. The rainy season falls between May and October/November, making a raincoat or jacket appropriate if you travel during this time or stay in the mountainous areas where the weather is a bit cooler, especially in the evening.

Most places in Jamaica accept U.S. currency, so bring some small bills, such as fives and tens, for miscellaneous purchases and tips. If you have room, pack your entertainment devices. When you travel from the United States to Jamaica a plug adapter is not necessary.

The most important thing to bring on your Jamaican vacation is an attitude of relaxation. Plan on some great food, white sands and fantastic music for a vacation memory to last a lifetime.

How to get around the island of Jamaica

There are three international airports in Jamaica, with Sangster International (MBJ) in Montego Bay and Norman Manley International (KIN) in Kingston being the most popular. Here are a few tips for getting to where you need to go from each of these two airports.

Sangster International Airport:

Once your flight to Jamaica arrives and you’ve gone through customs and baggage claim, you’ll need to find a way to get to the city center. There are two separate taxi firms that operate from outside of the arrivals Terminal but they won’t be cheap so it’s best to either avoid or only travel if there are a couple of you to split the fare. The best option is a transfer to your hotel so once you’ve booked your flights to Jamaica start enquiring and researching which hotels provide transfers to and from the airport as this will save you a lot of time and money.

Norman Manley International Airport:

There are a couple of options to get you into the center of the capital. You can get a bus directly to the city and it runs all throughout the day. Traveling to the city is easy thanks to the frequency of the buses and the price is cheap too. You can also opt for a taxi from outside of the airport. They are a lot more expensive but if you have a lot of baggage or if you don’t care for a bus journey then they could be your next best bet. Lastly, once you’ve secured your flight tickets it is worth enquiring if your hotel provides free transfers to and from the airport.

After you’ve gotten to where you need to go, renting a car gives travelers the independence to see the country on their own terms, though one must be very cautious if choosing to go this route. Be safe and aware of your surroundings, and don’t go off the beaten path. Traveling in groups is also recommended. If going sightseeing to places like Dunn’s River Falls or Kingston, it might be best to book a tour with many of the reputable vendors that operate on the island.

Bus is one of the cheapest ways of getting around Jamaica, and may suit travelers without a strict deadline. Taxis are an option as well, but be sure to negotiate a fare with the driver before taking off.

What are some things to do in Jamaica?

There is so much to see and do in Jamaica. From the lush beaches to the many historical sites, and from zip-lining in a rainforest to tubing down the White River, the island has something for everyone. Adventurers, water enthusiasts, history buffs, and lazy beach bums will never want to leave.

Kingston has the best of local art, theater, and dance, and it is said that Reggae was born here. In fact, you’ll find the Bob Marley Museum located in Kingston, dedicated to the island’s famous son. The nightlife is sophisticated and sizzling, and Kingston has excellent festivals, museums, galleries, historic buildings, and, of course, beaches. Crime is a serious problem in Kingston however; exercise common sense, don’t walk around at night, and use only licensed taxis or hotel-recommended transportation.

Montego Bay is Jamaica’s busiest cruise pier and first choice for visitors. The ten-mile shoreline is fronted with coral reefs and blue lagoons and backed with lush green hills. The main tourist area, Gloucester Avenue, sees lots of visitors, shoppers, and hustlers. Active in tourism since 1924, MoBay attractions include bird watching, golfing, music festivals, exciting nightlife, and historic houses. And did we mention the stunning beaches?

Popular with American hippies in the 1970’s, Negril remains free-spirited and best known for its overtly risqué resorts, seven miles of pristine beach, water sport facilities, music, discos and clubs, and the best sunsets on the island. Be sure not to miss the cliff diving at Rick’s Café, too. A fast-growing resort area, Negril is still laid back with prude and nude beaches, a relaxed interaction between tourists and locals, and tropical charm.

The first Jamaican town specifically developed as a resort, Ocho Rios (Ochi) is dedicated to fun, sun, and tourists. There’s lots of shopping, bars, and visitor-oriented restaurants. For a day off from the beach, try a follow-the-leader climb up Dunn’s River Falls or a visit to Prospect Plantation, Cranbrook Flower Forest, Green Grotto Caves, Fern Gully, or Bob Marley’s former home.

The quiet haven of Port Antonio has some of the finest beaches in Jamaica, excellent deep-sea fishing, and several of the most expensive yachts sailing the Caribbean. Port Antonio is the greenest parish in Jamaica, known for its many rivers and waterfalls. Long a favorite hideaway haven of celebrities, it’s also a retreat for eco tourists and European travelers who come for the bamboo rafting, rain forest hiking, scuba diving, surfing and snorkeling.

Tips for your stay in Jamaica

  • It’s not the cheapest option, but if you have saved money with cheap flights to Jamaica, a stay at James Bond author Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye estate would be a vacation to remember.
  • Another Bond-related treat is Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee. It was Fleming’s favorite and became Bond’s choice too. Only the coffee grown above 3,000 feet can be called Blue Mountain.
  • It’s certainly not a budget option but Strawberry Hill, a plantation-style hilltop retreat, is a great base for coffee expeditions. Further up the mountains is Twyman’s Old Tavern Estate, a family-owned business that grows, processes and produces Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee.
  • In Ocho Rios, swim with dolphins at Dolphin Cove. You can also swim with stingrays at Stingray City on James Bond Beach in Oracabessa, twenty-five minutes east of Ocho Rios.
  • Scotchies in Montego Bay serves the best jerk chicken and jerk pork in Jamaica, all washed down with some Red Stripe beer. Dishes are cheap and delicious.
  • The Bob Marley Museum in Kingston is a must-see. There’s a cafe there too, Bob’s Cafe, that serves his favorite dish – irie (oxtail) stew.

Finding Flights from Jamaica

When you’re ready to leave Jamaica and explore more of the world, Cheapflights can help with that as well. Delta, Jet Blue, American Airlines, Air Canada and Caribbean Airlines are popular carriers who fly out of Jamaican airports, including Kingston Normal Manley International Airport (KIN), Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA) and Sangster International Airport (MBJ).

Here are some popular routes from Jamaica, where you will find cheap flight deals:

Flights from Jamaica to London

Flights from Jamaica to New York

Flights from Jamaica to Florida

Booked a flight from Jamaica? Whether you’re in Montego Bay, Saint Mary Parish, or Kingston, you may be able to take a transfer directly from the resort or hotel to the appropriate airport. If not, you can book private transfers or shuttle transfers with many area transportation companies. If hailing a taxi, be sure to use a red plate taxi with a meter. A JUTA (Jamaican Union Taxi Association) is also an option, but pricier, with per-passenger fees. Be sure to arrive at the airport at least two hours early, as you would for any international flight.

Once you choose a destination and departure city, be sure to check out our Jamaica airport guides for detailed travel information and helpful tips.


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