Knowledgeable drivers and affordable rates make cabs the perfect choice for primary transportation on the island of Bermuda.
Bermuda vacationers will find that taxis are metered and widely available throughout the island. There are no cars available to rent, so taxis are a popular choice by necessity. Luckily, they also happen to be affordable and convenient. Many taxi drivers are also tour guides, licensed by the government, and are happy to give visitors informative tours to local attractions. Tours generally cost between $36(USD) and $50(USD) per hour depending on number of passengers. A taxi with a blue card in the window indicates the driver has been certified as a tourism specialist.
Vacationers traveling in larger groups will be happy to know that there is also a mini bus service available. It is similar to hiring a taxi, with the added bonus of offering more seats. The company that runs the bus is known as Affordable Ride, though travelers can take comfort in knowing that the service is regulated by the government. The mini bus can hold up to 15 passengers, and range in price from $3 to $10(USD) per person, depending upon where they are traveling to and from, and whether or not they want to incorporate a tour into their drive.
Travelers usually have no difficulty locating a cab. Many wait outside airports, hotels, marinas, and popular tourist destinations. For those who would prefer to reserve a taxi in advance, contact one of the major taxi companies on Bermuda, which include:
Take a look at the following table for taxi companies that serve Bermuda.
|Bermuda Taxi Association||(441) 296-2121||LF Wade International Airport - St. George's Island|
|(441) 335-2620||Par-la-Ville Park|
|(441) 292-4476||55 Dundonald Street - Par-la-Ville Park|
|(441) 334-8091||Warwick Parish|
|(441) 333-4985||10 Rec View Hill - Devonshire Parish|
|(441) 735-7151||Hamilton Parish|
|(441) 734-7377||Southampton Parish|
|(441) 747-0149||63 Dundonald Street - Par-la-Ville Park|
|(441) 534-8095||Devonshire Parish|
|Island Taxi||(441) 295-4141||Hamilton|
|(441) 334-7665||Devonshire Parish|
|(441) 333-0156||8 Gospel Lane - Par-la-Ville Park|
|(441) 337-1558||16 Rose Hill Road - Southampton Parish|
|(441) 535-5841||Par-la-Ville Park|
|(441) 297-3825||4 Kilderry Close - Smith's Parish|
All rates are metered and should be approximately $6.40(USD) for the first mile, and $2.25 for each subsequent mile, which is the standard rate for a cab holding one to four people. Taxis carrying more than four people will operate on a slightly increased rate system. Surcharges may apply for wait time or excess baggage. Additionally, certain times, such as holidays, Sundays, and late-night rides (between midnight and 6 a.m.) are subject to higher rates. Tipping is suggested at 10 to 15 percent.
Want to know what you'll pay to use a cab? Check out this chart.
|Typical Cost (USD)||Location A||Location B|
|$ 26.45||Downtown Hamilton||St. George's Parish|
|$ 27.10||Downtown Hamilton||Somerset Village|
|$ 8.65||Downtown Hamilton||Admiralty House Park|
|$ 18.10||Downtown Hamilton||Turtle Hill Golf Club At The Fairmont Southampton|
|$ 10.45||Somerset Village||Port Royal Golf Course|
|$ 7.30||Somerset Village||Fort Scaur|
|$ 14.50||St. George||Cooper's Island Nature Reserve|
|$ 13.60||St. George||Blackhorse Tavern|
|$ 6.05||St. George||Fort St. Catherine|
|$ 36.10||Downtown Hamilton||Royal Naval Dockyard|
|$ 11.35||Somerset Village||Royal Naval Dockyard|
|$ 5.50||Somerset Village||Gilbert Nature Reserve|
|$ 58.25||St. George||Royal Naval Dockyard|
|$ 6.40||St. George||Alexandras Battery Park|
|$ 51.85||Lf Wade International Airport||Royal Naval Dockyard Visitor Centre|
|$ 6.40||St. George Cruise Terminal||Fort St. Catherine|
|$ 6.40||Hamilton Cruise Terminal||Fairmont Hamilton Princess|
|$ 31.00 - $ 34.50||Hamilton Cruise Terminal||Royal Naval Dockyard|
|$ 6.40||Hamilton Cruise Terminal||Hamilton Ferry Terminal|
|$ 49.50 - $ 55.00||St. George Cruise Terminal||Royal Naval Dockyard|
|$ 6.40||Hamilton Ferry Terminal||Hamilton Bus Station|
|$ 21.00 - $ 27.00||Lf Wade International Airport||Hamilton|
|$ 41.00 - $ 46.75||Lf Wade International Airport||Somerset Village|
|$ 9.75 - $ 14.10||Lf Wade International Airport||St. George's Parish|
|$ 16.25 - $ 18.15||Royal Naval Dockyard||Pompano Beach Club|
|$ 11.00 - $ 12.25||Royal Naval Dockyard||Cambridge Beaches Resort|
|$ 9.25 - $ 10.35||Hamilton Cruise Terminal||Spanish Point Park|
|$ 16.50 - $ 18.50||Royal Naval Dockyard||Port Royal Golf Course|
|$ 11.35 - $ 12.65||Royal Naval Dockyard||Daniel's Head Beach Park|
|$ 43.85 - $ 48.55||St. George Cruise Terminal||Somerset Village|
|$ 9.00 - $ 10.15||Hamilton Cruise Terminal||Elbow Beach|
|$ 20.90 - $ 23.15||Royal Naval Dockyard||Gibbs Hill Lighthouse|
|$ 10.50 - $ 11.85||Royal Naval Dockyard||Somerset Long Bay|
|$ 27.25 - $ 30.25||St. George Cruise Terminal||Downtown Hamilton|
|$ 9.30 - $ 10.30||St. George Cruise Terminal||Ferry Point Park|
|$ 12.90 - $ 14.30||St. George Cruise Terminal||Clearwater Beach|
|$ 12.50 - $ 13.90||St. George Cruise Terminal||Crystal Caves|
|$ 9.65 - $ 10.75||St. George Cruise Terminal||Lf Wade International Airport|
|$ 6.40||St. George Cruise Terminal||St. George Ferry Terminal|
|$ 26.15 - $ 29.00||Hamilton Cruise Terminal||St. George's Parish|
Those traveling with young children should always be aware of car seat laws in any given area. In Bermuda, it is against the law to ride with a young child in a personal vehicle without a car seat. Taxis, however, are exempt from this law, and will not provide a car seat to those who did not bring theirs from home. While not against the law, it is always safer to strap your child into a proper safety restraint system, so it is encouraged that you bring your car seat from home.
In 2013, a unique new taxi service was launched on Bermuda, though this service does not provide transportation on land. Hamilton, the Royal Naval Dockyard, Saint Georges Parish, and the Great Sound. The service is available from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and offers transportation to any and all public and private docks. Tourists can call ahead, or flag the taxi down if they see him sailing about.is the brainchild of local resident Ashley Simmons, who after several years of preparing the idea for the business received sponsorship from CableVision. Now, Simmons offers pick up and drop off services for anyone who needs it in
Back on land, metered fares and friendly drivers make taxis an appealing option for travelers who don't want to bother with bus routes and public transportation. Taxis are a convenient and reliable means of transportation to enjoy a carefree vacation on Bermuda.
Because rental cars are not an option, you will likely be using taxis quite often to get around. Take a look at the local guides below that offer specific information on utilizing the taxi service in specific areas.
|Guide to Hamilton Taxis|
|Guide to Saint Georges Parish Taxis|
|Guide to Somerset Village Taxis
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