Bermuda Transportation

  • Ferry from the ship 2011
    Ferry from the ship 2011
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    Fast ferry from the ship 2011
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    Ferry gangway 2011
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Bermuda Transportation

  • Around Bermuda by Local Buses

    Bus transportation is one of the three most used methods of traveling to Hamilton and all around the island--the other two being the ferries and scooters---however cars are becoming very popular unfortunately. The color of Bermuda's buses is so unusual you cannot fail to notice them!! They are vivid Pink and Blue!! During our most recent trip in...

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  • Take a ferry

    A ferry service plies the waters between Hamilton, Paget and Warwick, or from Hamilton to Ireland Island and to St. George’s .Only transportation passes, tickets and tokens are acceptable (not cash) and these can be purchased at the visitor center or the terminal and some hotels.It's only a 25 minute enjoyable ride to the Dockyard from Hamilton!!

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  • Motorized Two Wheel Vehicle

    Non-residents are not allowed to own, rent, or drive four-wheeled vehicles. This is partly because of the narrow roads, which have small or nonexistent shoulders and hundreds of blind curves. Scooters (mopeds/motorcycles) can be dangerous after dark or when the roads are wet. Visitors on mopeds have a high accident rate, with at least some of the...

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  • Taxi

    Obtaining a Taxi is relatively easy from the dock since they are lined up waiting. At the information desk they have a listing of Txi rates along with how much fares should be from one point to the next. This saves you time haggling over taxi fare with drivers later.

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  • Arrival Via Cruise Ship

    My wife Liz and I hopped aboard the The Caribbean Princess for a nine day Caribbean Cruise out of Brooklyn along with my Mother and her fiancee Hal. The Cruise Ports includes stops at: Bermuda, San Juan, St. Thomas and Grand Turk. I was a nice nine day cruise with beautiful weather except for San Juan and a great ship.Princess likes to give the big...

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  • Bus travel in Bermuda

    Bermuda has one of the best public transportation systems. During my stay, I rode the bus to see most of the island. It is very easy.I bought a two-day bus pass for about $12.00 or so. You can buy passes for however many days you need and montly passes are also available. You can also purchase tokens, and I think you can pay the driver directly;...

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  • Scooters and Cycles

    As I've already mentioned, you cannot, as a tourist, rent an automobile in Bermuda. However, there are a zillion motorscooters (the locals call them cycles) for rent. Quite honestly, it seems as if there is a rental agency on every other corner.From what I saw, price-wise, there isn't a lot of competition...I think they've just all agreed to charge...

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  • One or two horsepower transportation

    If you'd like to enjoy a more relaxing "tour" around Hamilton, the Dockyards or around St. George, you might want to try the horse-drawn carriage. The cost for doing so is $30 per half hour, for 1-4 riders. After that, there are various surcharges if you try to take your entire sewing club in one carriage. :)The best place to catch the carriages in...

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  • To Bermuda by air

    A number of carriers service Bermuda's Kindley Field/L. F. Wade International Airport. Kindley Field is what remains of the US Air Force presence in Bermuda, which ended in 1995. Begun in 1941 as WWII was spreading, the American Air Force and Navy spent some 50 years in the islands, and the relationship is pretty much considered positive...

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  • Ferry 'round the island

    Buses carry the lion's share of public transport in Bermuda. I've already discussed them in the previous tip. Another public transportation option is the ferry system, which provides transport from Hamilton Ferry terminal (right downtown on Front Street at the Harbor) to the east (St. George) and west (Dockyards) ends of the island. There is also a...

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  • Enjoy WALKING

    Within towns like Hamilton or St. George, or even for short journies such as Flatts Village to Devils Hole, etc., I'd suggest just walking. Distances in Bermuda are so short, when compared to almost anywhere else. Again, from one end of the island to the other is only 20 miles total. (not recommending that you walk THAT, but a 6-8 km walk from...

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  • Taxis from the airport, or after hours

    There is a huge supply of taxi cabs for hire in Bermuda. Most are the small mini-van type of vehicle, a cornucopia of small Suzukis, Nissan, VW, and Toyota models often not seen in the USA. Our friends who owned Kingston House B&B call them "BOWs", meaning "box on wheels".Taxis aren't cheap, but they're the best plan in traveling to and from...

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  • Pink Pole or Blue Pole... pick your bus.

    The Bermuda bus service is relatively efficient and reliable. It's comfortable unless you happen to get the occasional coach with an air conditioning problem. And, it's reasonably cheap.Bermuda is actually divided up into 14 "zones", and we never really paid much attention to them, because we bought transportation passes, good for unlimited passage...

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  • To Bermuda by sea

    A number of cruise lines serve Bermuda. While we were there, we saw ships from Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean, to name a couple. There are three major docking facilities in Bermuda, namely> Hamilton harbor itself, which appears to berth up to two cruise ships. I don't think Hamilton can handle the "mega" sized ships, but I'm not...

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  • Catch the Waves - Take a Ferry

    Lately this services as been improved, even for during the summer months a ferry to leave from St. Georges to Hamilton the heart of the City.. Its a nice leisure way to view the island from the ocean.. There are a two types of ferry services -The slow ferry - the older ferries that go to all the stops in harbour.The fast ferry - Goes to all the...

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  • The ferry

    The ferry is a comfortable way to travel one end of Bermuda to the other. The seats are comfortable, you can have a table and eat a snack (not sold on board) check out the scenery and get some fresh air. This is the optimal way to get to St. George from Hamilton, but the direct (commuter) ferry only goes M-F and early in the morning. The other...

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  • Reliable, Courteous rides to/from...

    Taxis to and from the airport are quite expensive, as much as $90 depending on where you are going. It is possible to take the bus if you have correct change, know what you are doing and where to go. If you don't, your only other option is a ride. Craig Nesbitt was great for this. He had reasonable rates,arrived when he said hew would arrive, and...

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  • Pink buses!

    The hotels offer free transfers to and from the airport. Most people stay at the resorts or travel by taxi or rent scooters (no car rental available). We purchased a three day bus pass. In 2003 the price was $11 USD. They may be purchased from the Information desk at the airport.In February, a slow season, sometimes (but rarely) we had to wait up...

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  • Transportation Pass

    They have 1 day, 3 days, 7 days, and 30 days passes. We got 3 days pass for $28, and you can use it for buses and ferries. You can buy it in your Hotel.

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  • Taxis-be prepared to pay

    We traveled from the dock in Hamilton to Horseshoe Bay Beach by taxi. The cost was $16.00 each way!! This is not to forget the tip either which was extra.Our advice is to either walk or purchase the ferry/bus pass whenever possible. See transportation tip #2. We were cautioned about renting motor scooters since traffic moves so fast!

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  • Ferry and bus pass around Hamilton

    We traveled mostly by using the ferry/ bus pass through Hamilton. The cost for adults was $23 and for children it was $1 each way. This was a very good way to see the sights! We traveled to the Royal Dockyard by ferry easily and quickly!When we took the bus, it was full to capacity, but it slogged along the roadway efficiently and surely. The sun...

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  • Horse and carriage ride through Hamilton

    It was SOOOOOOO romantic to hire a horse and buggy to tour Hamilton at night under the star studded sky. The cost was $30 per half hour. The price was worth it--moseying through the streets at night with the scent of bouganvillea heavy in the air. WONDERFUL!The horse plodded along the streets and the town slowly unfolded to us. Several shops were...

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  • Taxis are plentiful

    Since you can't rent a car in Bermuda , taxi's often fit the bill when trying to get around. It cost us $20.00 from the airport for two people and luggage. Taxi's are metered and a fair price. 10% tips are the norm.

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  • Pink Buses of Bermuda

    The public transportation system in Bermuda is first rate . The buses are plentiful, AC, and clean . Bus stops are identified by pink and blue poles. For $12.00 a day you can use your day pass on any bus and ferry . It's a great way to see the whole island.

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  • Conserve Gas -- It's expensive

    If you plan to drive or rent a motorscooter in Bermuda, try to to conserve gas because it's very expensive! You europeans should not be alarmed, but if you're from the US, you can expect gas prices more than double what you pay here.What To Buy: Regular Gas, nothing fancy.What To Pay: You can expect to spend $6 or $7 per gallon, on par with Europe,...

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  • Do not rent Scooters!

    There are many comon senseical reasons not to rent scooters on Marco Island:- The roads are narrow, dangerous and are opposite for Americans- They are not always as reliable as you would hope- There are too many stupid tourists who are bad driver renting them already- They are rip-offs- The busses are cheap!- Walking is nice- There are even bike...

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  • Rent Bikes! They're fun and you can ride...

    You can rent bikes for a relitively low fee at a variety of bike rental places and ride them on the old Rail Trail which runs almost the whole lenth of the island. There are some places where it is paved. Believe it or not, you may see a car on some parts because for some peole, driving on a short stretch of this trail is the only way to get to...

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  • Drivers Beware!

    With no rental car service available, visitors to Bermuda are often enticed by motorbikes. Road conditions are very good throughout the region, but outside larger towns and cities, visitors should watch for narrow roads that may not have much shoulder.Drivers stay to the left-hand side of the road, making conditions more hazardous for vacationers...

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  • BDA Airport in 1963

    Two ways to get to Bermuda - plane and boat. Both times I went to Bermuda by plane. I'd love to go on our boat sometime, but I doubt it will happen. The third time we went by cruise ship which was a compromise and was cheaper than flying in and staying in a hotel.The photo below shows the kind of plane that was going to Bermuda in 1963. It has...

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  • Bermuda’s public ferries

    Bermuda’s public ferries are a great way to see the Sea and views. All ferries depart from the Hamilton Ferry Terminal on Front Street, Hamilton. Only transportation passes, tickets and tokens are acceptable (not cash) and these can be purchased at various locations. Again I got my pass $12 good for bus or ferry at my hotel desk There are 4 Bermuda...

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  • Pink Bus

    Regularly scheduled buses operate at frequent intervals to most of the destinations throughout Bermuda which VTers would find of interest. Bus stops are identified by pink and blue poles. Poles that are pink on top indicate service inbound to the City of Hamilton. Poles that are blue on top indicate service outbound from the City of Hamilton. The...

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  • Driving in Bermuda

    First of all, tourists are not allowed to rent vehicles. However, scooters (motorbikes) are available for rent. In saying this, I warn tourists who are used to driving in the right lane on two-way streets that people drive on the left side. Of course this is common in the UK, but for Americans it may be difficult to adjust to. Also, the roads are...

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  • Excellent public transportation!

    The bus system is very reliable and leaves the main terminal (at least in Hamilton - the town, not the parish) a quarter till and a quarter past the hour (e.g. 8:45 am or 9:15, etc.) on the regular. Oh, and we're all excited about the new bus terminal in the town of Hamilton! It was put into use just yesterday. Better shelter. Hooray! FYI, bus fare...

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  • Local transportation

    Rental cars are not available to tourist. You may rent a moped, make sure you wear the safety helmet as if you are from the United States, you will be driving on the wrong side of the road at all time. I found that public transportation is very efficient. Get the day pass which good for both ferries and buses. Pick up a bus or ferry schedule from...

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  • Pedal or Walk

    Early days Bermuda there was NO motor transportation (instead of the 2,506 motor vehicles per square mile on the roads now, one of the highest in traffic density anywhere). Either you walked, had a horse carriage, or between 1931 and 1948, you took the train. Most of the railbed of the train has been made into a hiking/biking trail. Here, no motor...

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  • Ferry or Bus

    All you ever wanted to know about transportation on Bermuda is on the website. You can use: Bicycles, Mopeds, Horse Drawn Carriages, Taxis, Buses/minibuses, Ferries. NO rental cars are available in Bermuda.On our initial visit we used buses as I thought a Moped was too dangerous for a pregnant woman and the Navy wouldn't let Bob get one either -...

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  • The pink buses!

    So the busses are pink! You'll be happy to know that they're air conditioned, but its only a solice if they're on time. Just be forewarned that sometimes you might have to wait awhile. If you're going to be doing a lot of bussing, buy a pass...you can buy one with 10 trips or something like that. The busses don't take change, only tokens!!

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  • NO CAR FOR U!

    You will have to rent a moped or bike to get around in Bermuda. They will not rent cars to tourists, it is such a small Island they cannot have tourists increasing traffic on roads that can barely accomodate their own population. You have to arrange to travel by Bus as part of a tour or prepare to wear that hemet and ride!

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  • Bus/Ferry

    I would HIGHLY suggest getting this pass! this pass will allow you onto the bus or ferry to or from just about anywhere. Its so convienent for travelers. I got the 3 day pass because I took a cruise here and only needed a 3 day pass really. I think there's a 7 day one too. I know you can buy them on the island, but I'm not sure where bacause there...

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  • Taking the bus....bring a pair of clean...

    You cannot rent a car on the island, however you CAN rent scooters (but remember, they drive on the left here!). I would suggest possibly taking the bus however, it is NOT for the faint of heart, as the roads are very narrow and most times it seems as though you are headed directly at the oncoming traffic. A visitor got off the bus at our stop and...

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  • Buses, great way around bermuda

    Probably the best way around the island of Bermuda is to use the buses. You can get buses any time and to any where on the island. The buses are cheap, clean and all ways(most of time) on time..The buses are goverment run and divided into zones...

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  • Which side of the road

    Bermuda is a small island and getting around is very easy. One way to see bermuda is the Mo-peds.It is a popular way to get around bermuda.I would recommend getting the single scooters over the double. The single scooters are easier to handle than to double ones.....Just be careful , the roads can get narrow in some places, some cut through rocks...

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  • Buses

    I was actually surprised with how efficient the buses are in bermuda. Although they run every 1/2 hr on weekends, they do run every 15 minutes or so on weekdays. They're pretty much always on time, they're clean, and really easy to use (much more efficient then the nyc transit)The cost varies depending on where on the island you want to go, but a...

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  • Just Water

    The best way around the Island is (naturally) on the water. This view is out our back window (or, rather was), but you can see for eternity.... almost...

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  • The Traditional Bermuda Pink Bus

    I have absolutely no idea who these people are, but it shows the 'state-O-the-art' bus vehicles that careen around the island. It's kinda expensive (relatively), but at some points, it beats the heck outta takin' the bike everywhere. Lemme tell ya, these drivers can DRIVE! When I took the bus to work (cuz I knew the weather was gonna get icky), and...

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