Bermuda Taxi Fares:
All taxis are metered at government-set rates, and exact change is required unless you have a Transportation Pass. Current taxi fares are as follows, based on travel between 6 am and midnight:
- For a 1- to 4-passenger taxi: $7.90 USD for the first mile, $2.75 USD for each additional mile
- For a 5- to 7-passenger taxi: $9.95 USD for the first mile, $3.50 USD for each additional mile
Fares are 25% higher for 1- to 4-passenger taxis, and 50% higher for 5- to 7-passenger taxis, between midnight and 6 am, all day on Sunday and on public holidays.
The sightseeing rate is $50 USD per hour for a 1- to 4-passenger taxi or $70 USD per hour for a 5- to 7-passenger taxi.
Flying into Bermuda is one of those experiences you’ll relive in your mind for years to come. First you see the reefs, shimmering beneath the surface of the stunning turquoise water. Then the fish hook-shaped island itself (or should we say “islands” – Bermuda is actually 181 tiny islands) comes into view, dotted with brilliant white roofs and pink houses, surrounded by lush greenery.
- Book some time up in the clouds aboard Blue-Sky Flights’ Cessna 172 Skyhawk Plane, which flies low ‘n’ slow over the island. Or climb the 185 steps to the top of Gibbs Hill Lighthouse for a sweeping, above-it-all view of the entire island.
There are countless opportunities to get out on the water, whether you’re trying out stand-up paddle boarding (SUP), zooming into hidden coves on a jet ski, or hopping on board a yacht for a sunset cocktail cruise. There are even some fantastic Bermuda spots that are only accessible by boat, such as the crumbling, evocative forts on Castle Island or the Vixen shipwreck, a three-masted British gunboat from the 1860s that was sunk in shallow water off Daniel’s Head.
Bermuda’s bus system covers the entire island.
Rent a bike and ride the Historic Railway Trail, a converted spans the island end-to-end, winding from striking rocky coastlines to breath-taking backcountry greenery. Or procure a moped and explore the island’s various parishes, checking out centuries-old architecture, iconic neighbourhoods, and quaint backroads. Or for a uniquely local experience, just hop aboard one of Bermuda’s pink-and-blue striped buses. The bus system covers the entire island, with 11 routes running through 14 zones.
Even though rental cars are not available on island, visitors can now explore the island by renting electric two-seat Twizy vehicles at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club from Current Vehicles Bermuda. Twizy stands for “twin” and “easy” designed by Renault’s Formula One racing team and can travel up to 50 miles on a single charge. The fleet of 25 electric carts are on a first-come, first-served basis, visitors must by 18 years and older with a valid driver’s license.
You can also rent scooters (mopeds) and bicycles (pedal bikes) from a variety of island outfitters.
*Take note: Bermudians drive on the left, and Bermudians drive slowly. The speed limit is never set above 20mph / 32kph. Safety first! And with that in mind, helmets are always required.
Public transportation is safe, convenient and carefree. A handy tip if you don’t want to deal with exact change: get a Transportation Pass, available up to seven days of unlimited use on the island’s buses and ferries. Passes are sold at the Central Terminal on Washington Street and the Visitor Information Centre, both in the City of Hamilton, Royal Naval Dockyard as well as at other authorised outlets.
- BUSES: With 11 bus routes and 14 bus zones, buses are frequent and plentiful, and they service most areas of interest. They’re easy to spot as they’re painted Bermuda pink with blue stripes. Most buses leave from the Central Terminal on Washington Street, next to City Hall in Hamilton.
- FERRIES: Four public ferry routes offer an on-the-water alternative for getting around Bermuda. All ferries depart from the Ferry Terminal on Front Street in Hamilton. Cash is not accepted, so be sure to have your transportation pass, ticket or token in hand.