World Travel Guide > Guides > Caribbean > Bermuda

Getting Around Bermuda



The main island has an extensive road network, but foreign visitors may not drive cars in Bermuda. You need to take taxis or use the island's public bus system.

Horse-drawn carriages are available in Hamilton for short rides.

Side of the road



All taxis are metered with government-set rates, with a 25% surcharge between midnight and 0600, and all day Sunday and public holidays; there is a maximum of four passengers per taxi.


Caution should be taken as many roads are narrow and winding and outside main urban areas, there is also little street lighting.

You can hire scooters (mopeds) throughout the island; a driver's licence is not required for this. Crash helmets must be worn and third party insurance is compulsory. 'Pedal bikes' (bicycles) are also available to hire.


Bermuda's buses are painted with pink and blue stripes. Look for a bus stop with a pink top if you're travelling into Hamilton, or a stop with a blue top if you're heading out of town.


The speed limit is 35kph (20mph).



Ferries depart from the terminal on Front Street in Hamilton. Cash is not accepted onboard, only a transportation pass, ticket or token. Ferries run on a regular daily schedule across Hamilton Harbour and to various stops at Sandys, Paget, Warwick and Southampton Parishes. In summer months they stop at the Royal Naval Dockyard before continuing on to the Town of St George (

A digital image at

Book a Hotel