Transportation Tips & Tricks
Once you get to Bermuda, travelling around the island is easy
05.07.23 ~ written by Erin Silver
Getting around Bermuda is a piece of cake. Whether you choose to travel by ferry, bus, bicycle or another means of transport, you will find plenty of ways to explore the island.
If you’re arriving by air, you’ll fly into L.F. Wade International Airport, formerly named Bermuda International Airport. It’s the only airport serving Bermuda, with major airlines like Air Canada, American Airlines, British Airways, Delta Airlines, JetBlue, United Airlines and Westjet, landing here. You may want to visit the airport’s website in advance to track incoming or outgoing flights and find out about the shops, restaurants and transportation options available.
Taxis that seat up to six passengers are available at the airport. They operate on a meter at a standard rate set by the government. If you’re going to Bermuda’s East End, it should take about 10-15 minutes to get to your destination by taxi. If you’re staying in the centre of the island, around the city of Hamilton, it should take between 20-40 minutes. Visitors headed to the West End, popular for its beaches and the historic town of Dockyard, could expect to arrive at their destination in about 45 minutes to an hour. Taxi rates vary depending on the time of day and number of passengers. They can also be hired by the hour for sightseeing.
Bermuda Island Taxi click here
Hitch Bermuda click here
Mini-buses and public buses
If you’re travelling with a big group, you can book a mini-bus in advance. Some providers include:
Beeline Transport click here
Bermuda Explorer click here
Bermuda Island Tours click here
Titan Express click here
While you might not want to travel by public bus with luggage, it’s a great way to get around the island once you reach your destination. Safe and convenient, there are a number of different routes and zones. Hop on and off at any destination to explore the island. The bus system is easily recognizable—buses are painted pink with blue stripes! Consider buying a transportation pass for unlimited use of public buses and ferries. Passes can be purchased at the Central Terminal on Washington Street and the Visitor Service Centres in Royal Naval Dockyard and the Town of St. George, plus other authorized outlets. For bus times, routes and tokens, contact the Department of Public Transportation directly at (441) 292-3851 or visit their website
If you’re not used to living on an island, a ferry can be a fun way to get from place to place while enjoying spectacular views. With ports in Hamilton, Dockyard, Somerset, St. George’s and more, it’s easy to get around by water. As cash is not accepted, make sure to have your transportation pass, ticket or token handy. For routes, schedules and fares, visit the SeaExpress Ferry Service website
Bermuda is not wheelchair friendly and doesn’t have laws to protect the rights of people with disabilities. That’s why public buses don’t have wheelchair access and travelling by ferry may be difficult as well. However, several Bermuda taxi services provide wheelchair accessible transportation. If you’re coming to Bermuda by cruise ship or staying at a hotel, you can ask them to help you arrange for transportation services during your trip. For more information on travelling to Bermuda as or with someone who has disabilities please visit our Accessibility article here.
Bike and scooter rentals
If you want to explore Bermuda by bike or scooter, there are many rental options available. Oleander Cycles is a popular option that lets you explore Bermuda on your own time. Visit their website in advance for rental locations and pricing options.
The Bermuda Train Company offers charming trolly tours around Hamilton and Dockyard. Conductors provide commentary, island history and anecdotes as they celebrate Bermuda’s unique heritage. Most tours start at 10:00am or 11:00am but they are subject to change. Trolly tours can also be available for special events and private functions. Visit here for more.
No visit to Bermuda is complete without taking a ride in an iconic Twizy. A two-seat, tandem-style electric microcar, you can rent it through Current Vehicles using their online app and charge at stations around the island. Another two-passenger electric vehicle option is the Tazzari, available for rent at Bermuda Rental Car, learn more here. With a futuristic, enclosed design, it comes in a range of cool colours so you can ride in style.