Bermuda: Local Travel Info

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Bermuda Local Travel Info

Bermuda is a small group of islands and getting around it relatively easy. The island is separated into nine parishes, with Hamilton the only city on Bermuda.

International flights and airport in Bermuda
There is only one airport in Bermuda – the L F Wade international Airport (BDA) in Hamilton, Bermuda.

Getting to and from the airport in Bermuda
For getting to and from the airport you can either take a coach (shuttle bus) or a taxi. Public transport buses do go to the airport in Bermuda but luggage is not allowed on them as there is no room to store it.

Travel Costs in Bermuda
Buses: The main form of public transportation in Bermuda is the bus. Bermuda is broken up in to 14 bus zones and the cost of travelling through three zones is $3, with longer trips costing $4.50. The price for children between 5 and 16 is $2 and children under 5 travel for free. You must pay the driver exact change when travelling on the bus – notes will not be accepted. If you prefer, you can get your bus tickets or tokens in advance from of one of the numerous shops selling bus tickets on the island. The cost goes down by 50 cents per ticket if you pre-buy your bus tickets. Those planning to use the buses and ferries frequently while in Bermuda may want to purchase a Transportation Pass. These are available per day ($12), for two-days ($20), three-days ($28), four-days ($35), and five-days ($45). You can also buy booklets of 15 bus tickets at substantially reduced rates.

Taxis in Bermuda
If you prefer you can use taxis to get around Bermuda. Taxis are metered and should display a rate card. You should expect to pay $6.40 for the first mile with additional miles costing $2.25. A sightseeing trip by taxi will be at least $40. Please note that the rate after midnight and on Sundays (and public holidays) is slightly higher.
Ferries: Another good way to get around Bermuda is on the Sea Express Ferry system. There are three year round ferry routes and one seasonal route around Bermuda. Prices for the various routes range between $2.50 and $4 for a single (one-way) trip, and you must purchase your ticket before you board a ferry. The Transportation Pass is also valid on the ferry network. The longer routes are serviced by a fleet of high speed catamarans.

Renting cars in Bermuda
You cannot rent a car in Bermuda. However, you can rent scooters/mopeds if you feel up to the challenge. Rental prices vary, but expect to pay between $40 to $50 per day for a single-seat scooter and a bit more for a double. If you are comfortable on a scooter, it will give you the independence to explore Bermuda away from the bus routes.

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Driving licenses for scooter rental in Bermuda
Driving licenses are not mandatory to rent a scooter in Bermuda although you will need proof of identity (ie, passport or driving license) and you will need to pay a deposit. To rent a scooter or moped in Bermuda you must be at least 16 years old and be able to demonstrate that you can safely operate the vehicle following a brief instructional session.

Driving rules in Bermuda

In Bermuda helmets must be worn by both the driver and passengers on a scooter and come with the rental. The speed limit in Bermuda is 35kph (20 mph). Driving rules in Bermuda are similar to Britain with vehicles driving the left and giving way to the right at roundabouts. Also, you cannot drive a scooter without a shirt on.

Buses in Bermuda
The only form of public transportation in Bermuda is the bus. Bermuda is broken up in to 14 bus zones and the cost of travelling through three zones is $3, with longer trips costing $4.50. The price for children between 5 and 16 is $2 and children under 5 travel for free. You much pay the driver exact change when travelling on the bus in Bermuda – notes will not be accepted. If you prefer, you can get your bus tickets or tokens in advance from of the numerous shops selling bus tickets on the island. The cost goes down by 50 cents per ticket if you pre-buy your bus tickets. Those planning to use the buses in Bermuda frequently may want to purchase a Transportation Pass. These are available per day ($12), for two-days ($20), three-days ($28), four-days ($35), and five-days ($45). You can also buy booklets of 15 bus tickets at substantially reduced rates.

Cycling in Bermuda
Another good way to get around Bermuda is with a bicycle. These can be rented for as little as $10 a day or $50 a week. Bicycles have the added advantage that they are allowed on the catamaran ferries.

Water Transport in Bermuda

As you would expect from a group of islands, Bermuda has a good ferry network. There are three year round ferry routes and one seasonal route around Bermuda. Prices for the various ferry routes in Bermuda range between $2.50 and $4 for a single (one-way) trip, and you must purchase your ticket before you board a ferry. The Transportation Pass is also valid on Bermuda’s ferry network. The longer routes are serviced by a fleet of high speed catamarans.

Hitch-hiking in Bermuda
This is uncommon in Bermuda and probably not the best way to get around.