Bermuda Transportation

An abundance of transportation options make it easy for travelers to explore Bermuda

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It's not hard to find a convenient way to reach Bermuda. Regardless of your style or how long you want to stay, you'll find something that is perfect for you. Options that are available on the island are all government-regulated for safety and quality.

Air Travel

Maps

Air travel offers several options from Europe and North America, with almost daily flights out of most locations. The island's location so near the United States means a quick flight for most, thus making flying the most convenient travel option

Bermuda's only airport is LF Wade International Airport which notably also serves as a NASA launch-abort site. The airport offers direct service to 14 countries around the world, and has a policy that allows for constant improvements to the facilities.

Sailing

Many people pass through Bermuda while sailing on their own yacht. The island makes a great stopping place for travelers heading to or from the Caribbean. However, it is also a great stop in itself, and should not be overlooked as a vacation destination. Over 1,000 yachters sail to Bermuda each year, thanks in part to the island's close proximity to South Carolina. Unlike cruise ships, yachters have only one port of entry, at St. George's Harbour, and yachters are permitted the opportunity to remain docked around the island for up to six months without penalty.

Cruises

Cruises are another convenient travel option, which allow you to live in the lap of luxury as you sail to this exciting destination. Despite the island itself being smaller than many international airports, there are two different cruise ports: Hamilton and Saint Georges Parish. Some of the world's most popular cruise lines regularly sail to this island, though the great majority travel from the United States.

When you cruise to Bermuda, you'll likely have one day to explore all that you can. Many cruisers use this time to get in some duty free shopping or relax on the beach, but there are plenty of attractions to be seen, like Crystal Caves and the Bermuda Maritime Museum.

Bikes and Mopeds

Since rental cars are not allowed on Bermuda, bikes and mopeds are a fun way to explore the gorgeous coastline and local flavor of the island's interior. Left-oriented roadways may take a bit of getting used to, but the lure of warm breezes can be difficult to resist. Mopeds are actually immensely popular on Bermuda, so it is wise to reserve them in advance if your plan of action is to utilize one as your main source of transportation.

Taxis

Taxis are readily available at the airport, most hotels, and areas of tourism. Cabs are metered with easy-to-understand rate tables, and drivers are friendly and knowledgeable. Drivers even often consider themselves unofficial ambassadors of the island. A taxi with a blue card in the window indicates that the driver is certified as a tourism specialist with an extensive background in sightseeing. Minivans are also available for larger groups who wish to tour the island.

Buses

Buses are a good choice for visitors on a budget, as well as for travelers who want to rub elbows with locals and experience Bermuda's customs and hospitality. The brightly-colored buses are easy to find, and multiple routes make it easy for passengers to choose which area to see on the way. However, you will not be allowed to board with luggage.

Ferries

Ferries are an integral part of Bermuda transportation, allowing riders to enjoy the temperate weather and lovely scenery while traversing the many bays. Vacationers often find that this is one of their favorite ways of getting around the island because it is inexpensive and tranquil.

With so many unique and safe options, travelers are encouraged to sample the many modes of transportation available to visitors in Bermuda.

 

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