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Transportation in Bermuda

Photo Courtesy of The Bermuda Department of Tourism
Bermuda offers several forms of transportation to its visitors. Car rentals, however, is not one of them.

Bermuda, a British Overseas Territory in the Atlantic Ocean, is about 1,100 miles northeast of Miami.

The island has 20.6 square miles of land and 130 miles of public paved roads. More than 600,000 people tourists come to Bermuda each year, including traffic from cruise lines.

Because of Bermuda's small size and population, tourists are not permitted to rent cars, as it would bring the traffic to a standstill. Only residents of Bermuda can drive cars.

Luckily, there are plenty of other options for getting around. Here are some of the best ways to get around Bermuda:

Travel by Bus

Bermuda has a developed bus system complete with 11 bus lines. The buses reach almost every area of the island.

The bus system divides the island into 14 zones. Bus stops headed toward Hamilton have poles with a pink top. Bus stops headed out of Hamilton have a blue top.

Tourists are advised not to plan their travel in the early mornings and evenings, as the buses will be busy with locals.

Exact change in coins is required for bus transportation.


Bermuda's ferry system offers a scenic way to get around the island.

The main ferry dock is in Hamilton. Ferries travel around the whole island. All ferries are air conditioned.

Ferries depart from each port almost hourly. A complete ferry schedule is available on the Bermuda Department of Marine and Port Services website.

Visitors staying in Bermuda for multiple days can purchase an Island Transportation Pass. It allows them one, three or seven days of unlimited use on both the ferries and the bus system.

A seven-day pass is $62 for adults and $31 for childen at the time of this writing. Prices subject to change.


Scooters are one of the most popular ways for tourists to get around Bermuda. On a scooter, tourists can explore the island's scenic views and streets.

The age requirement for driving a scooter is 18 years. Drivers must wear a helmet and must drive on the left hand side of the road.

The speed limit on the roads is usually set at around 20 miles per hour.

Most scooter rental agencies provide a delivery and pick up service at hotels. Here are a few of the most well-known places to rent a scooter:

Eve's Cycle Livery
114 Middle Road
Paget Parish (Central)
Tel: 441 236 6247

Oleander Cycles Limited
Two Locations:
15 Gorham Road
Pembroke Parish (Central)
Tel: 441 295 0919

8 Middle Road
Southampton Parish (West End)
Tel: 441 234 0629

Wheels Cycles
Coco Reef Bermuda
3 Stonington Circle
Paget Parish (Central)
Tel: 441 292 2245
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas.

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March 28, 2020
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