Getting around Bermuda by bus, ferry, scooter & automobile
By Tristan Ralston on 13th July, 2016
The Bermuda Train ©Photo Courtesy of Becky Spencer
Bermuda’s pink and blue buses are inexpensive and run regularly. Passengers must have exact change in coins. Ask about bus tokens or books of bus tickets at your hotel or the Hamilton Bus Terminal, named after the late popular tour driver Hubert W. “Sparky” Lightbourne, on Church Street next to City Hall. Bus and ferry passengers can take advantage of the very popular and convenient transportation pass for unlimited use on the buses and ferries for various time periods ranging from one day all the way up to three months. These are sold at the ferry terminal at Albuoy’s Point, the bus terminal on Church Street, the Hamilton Visitor Information Center, and other authorized outlets.
The ferries are a great way to see Bermuda. Regular ferries run from Hamilton to points around Hamilton Harbor and fast catamaran ferries ply the Great Sound to Somerset and Dockyard. Schedules change depending on the season and can be found at Bermuda hotels, Visitor Information Centers, or the main ferry terminal in Hamilton. Call 441-295-4506 for more information.
Taxis can be hired, and all taxis are metered and tariff-fixed by law. Special all-inclusive pre-booked tours vary in price per person. Certified Blue Flag taxis are driven by government-certified tour guides, and are available upon request for island tours.
One of the best ways to get around on the island is on two wheels. Thousands of visitors find that scooters are a fun and flexible way to explore the island, where rental cars are not available. Scooters are easy to ride, and you can linger as long as you like at any spot along the way that captures your attention. No driver’s license is required, but you must be at least 18 years old to rent a scooter. This is the most common means of transportation in Bermuda, so there are plenty of parking bays reserved especially for scooters; you can also take them on the ferries. There are several cycle liveries on the island to choose from like Oleander Cycles. Remember, driving is on the left and the speed limit maxes out at 35 kilometers per hour