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Flights to Montego Bay (MBJ) overview
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Top tips for finding a cheap flight to Montego Bay (MBJ)
Book in the Goldilocks Window
When it comes to the best time to book a flight, it’s all about finding the sweet spot. We’ve found that it occurs about 1-3 months before a domestic flight or 2-8 months before an international flight—what we call the Goldilocks Window. This helps you avoid those pesky 21-, 14-, and 7-day price rises and gives you the best shot at a great deal.
While the figures mentioned above are great for flights during shoulder or low travel seasons, they may not work as well for flights during the summer months or those around the winter holidays. If you’re booking a summer vacation, try to purchase flights in December or January, and book flights in June or July when planning a winter trip.
Use the Greek Islands Trick
One of our favorite travel hacks is the Greek Islands Trick, which leads you to spectacular savings if you’re willing to put a little extra time into your planning. To illustrate how it works, let’s look at getting from Seattle to Montego Bay. Rather than paying $700 to fly from Seattle-Tacoma to MBJ, you might be able to find a $200 roundtrip flight between Seattle and Miami, then find a flight to Montego Bay from Miami for $100 roundtrip.
By finding the cheapest flight that gets you significantly closer to your destination and then turning to budget airlines, trains, or ferries from there, you can save a lot of money for a little more effort and travel time.
Search alternate departure airports
Sometimes great deals are exclusive to certain airports, which is why it’s always a good idea to check prices from airports beyond the one closest to you. If you live in Colorado, for example, check out flights to Montego Bay from Colorado Springs and Grand Junction, as well as Denver. Broaden your horizons even further (like major airports around the country), and you might stumble across a deal worth traveling out of state for.
Fly when it’s cheap
The busiest travel times the world over are typically June through August and the days surrounding the winter holidays. In Jamaica, Jan to April, and especially the weeks of Spring Break, are also quite popular. If you’re hunting for the cheapest flights, you’ll want to skip high-season travel and look for flights during the shoulder seasons instead.
Of course, you may not always have control over your travel dates, which is why we have a few more tricks up our sleeve. Like booking flights that leave the first two weeks of June or the last two weeks of August rather than right in the middle of the summer or opting to travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays rather than Fridays and Sundays.
Set alerts for specific trips
Another convenient tool at your disposal is email flight alerts. All you have to do is search for the flight route and dates you’re hoping for and then set an email alert so you get notified when prices drop. You can also join Going and get deals sent right to your inbox so you never miss out on a cheap flight.
Sangster Airport is the busiest airport in Jamaica, handling over nine million passengers per year. You can fly from Montego Bay to over 40 destinations in multiple countries on 27 different airlines, so the world is your oyster.
Frequently asked questions about flying to Montego Bay (MBJ)
What is the airport code for Sangster International Airport?
The airport code for Sangster International Airport is MBJ.
When is high season in Montego Bay?
High season in Montego Bay runs from mid-December to mid-April, as tourists flee the winter and head for Jamaica’s white sand beaches. The weather in Montego Bay during these months is sunny, with temperatures in the high 70s to mid 80s. While there might be good flight deals during this time, the island itself will be crowded with tourists, and hotel prices will likely be higher than usual.
When is the best time to visit Montego Bay?
In order to enjoy the mildest weather and skirt the crowds, head to Montego Bay from November until mid-December. That way, you’ll miss hurricane season but still feel like you have the island to yourself. While Montego Bay does get some rain during this time of year, precipitation is still substantially less than in September and October.
Does Sangster International Airport (MBJ) have its own on-site hotel?
Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport does not have an on-site hotel, but there are several accommodations nearby.
- Tropical Court Hotel: Located just a 2-minute drive from the airport, this hotel offers a free welcome drink and free coffee, as well as a Doctor’s Cave Beach pass. Rooms start at $79 a night.
- Airport Beach Hotel: This hotel, right across from Buccaneer Beach, offers an airport shuttle and rooms starting at $115 a night.
- The Blue Orchid: At this hotel near the airport, you’ll have access to a pool and baggage storage and can get a shuttle to the airport for a small fee. Rooms start at $100 a night.
What lounges are available at Sangster International Airport (MBJ)?
There are two lounges at Sangster International Airport: one Club Mobay in the international terminal right after Gate 9 and another Club Mobay in the arrivals hall. Both offer showers and WiFi, plus a bar and snack counter. As an added bonus, the Club Mobay in the departure area also has a spa.
What are the rules for traveling with pets to Sangster International Airport (MBJ)?
Jamaica has very strict rules about bringing pets in from other countries and only allows them to enter through Kingston, so you will not be able to travel from abroad with a pet when flying to MBJ. If you have a service animal, you’ll need to apply for authorization and receive a permit before departure. There are no animal relief areas in or around the airport.
How far is Sangster International Airport (MBJ) from Montego Bay?
MBJ is located a little over two miles from Montego Bay, about a 15-minute drive.
What are the transportation options for getting from Sangster International Airport to Montego Bay?
There are several options for getting from MBJ to Montego Bay.
- By taxi: Rideshare is not currently available in Montego Bay, but you can book a taxi ahead of time online or find a taxi in the arrivals area of the airport. It’s best to hail a ride from one of the two official taxi providers: JUTA and JCAL. A ride from the airport to the city center may cost $10-$20 USD and should not exceed $30. The only other way to get to town is to see if your hotel has a shuttle or book a private transfer.
How long is the flight to Montego Bay?
The length of your flight to Montego Bay will vary depending on where you’re flying from. A nonstop flight from Miami, for example, lasts about 2 hours, while nonstop flights from East Coast hubs like New York or Boston will take around 4 and a connecting flight from Seattle or LA could be 12+ hours of travel. You can get direct flights to MBJ from most major airports on the eastern side of the US but from smaller airports of airports west of the Mississippi, you’ll likely have 1-2 connections.
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