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Car Hire Kingston Airport Useful Information

Once you have landed and collected your rental car driving from Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica, is a great way to explore. Here's what you can expect and some considerations for your journey:
 

1. Road Conditions: In Kingston, you will find a mix of well-maintained roads and some areas that may have potholes or less ideal road conditions. Major roads leading from the airport to the city center are typically in good shape.

2. Traffic Conditions: Kingston can experience traffic congestion, especially during rush hours. It's advisable to plan your travel times to avoid heavy traffic if possible.

3. Road Signs: Road signs in Jamaica are typically in English. However, some local variations and informal signage may be present. GPS or a navigation app can be helpful for directions.

4. Tolls: There are no toll roads in Kingston. You can travel to and from the airport without incurring toll charges.

5. Clean Air Zone: There are no clean air zones in Kingston that restrict entry based on vehicle emissions.

6. Safety: Exercise caution while driving in Kingston. Be aware of local driving habits and use seat belts at all times. Avoid driving at night, especially in less familiar areas, as road conditions and safety can be less predictable.

7. Best Type of Car: A typical rental car in Kingston is a compact or mid-size vehicle, which is suitable for city driving and can handle the local road conditions. Ensure the car has air conditioning for comfort.

8. Parking: When parking in Kingston, use official parking lots or garages, especially in busy areas. Avoid leaving valuables in your car, and lock it when parked.

9. Licensing: Ensure you have the required documents to drive in Jamaica, such as a valid driver's license and any necessary rental car agreements.

11. Destination Distances: The airport is located about 19 kilometers (approximately 12 miles) southeast of the city center of Kingston. Distances to specific destinations within Kingston or the surrounding areas can vary.

The airport is served by many airlines that travel to both international and domestic locations including Air Jamaica connecting to Montego Bay and Havana, British Airways connecting to London Gatwick and Copa Airlines which connects to Panama City.

Current Rental Rates at Kingston Airport

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.75 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 334.30 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda City

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.89 EUR/day
Honda City

7 Days rental at 335.28 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.92 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 349.48 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Kingston Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The airport is called Norman Manley Airport after the former prime minister and was previously called Palisadoes Airport.
  • Nearly two million people arrived in Jamaica through Kingston Airport last year.
  • There are 130 flights a week there from 19 airlines.
  • The airport is a hub for Air Jamaica and Caribbean Airlines.
  • The airport is currently being fully reconstructed and a new airport will appear on the existing site by 2022.

 

Kingston Airport - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in Kingston Airport

8.2
No.1: ISLAND,
based on 65 reviews
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46 min (average wait time)
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No.2: APEX,
based on 19 reviews
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No.3: BUDGET,
based on 21 reviews
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Kingston Airport car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Island Car Rentals
  • € 334.25
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 47.75
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 10
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 4
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Yaris
  • 39
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire at Kingston Airport

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FAQs about car hire at Kingston Airport

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