Hamilton Air Travel

Getting to Bermuda's capital is easy thanks to the wonder of flight

The capital city of Bermuda, Hamiltonis a bustling port that is often overrun by cruise ship passengers who descend upon the area for its shopping opportunities as well as the numerous can't-miss attractions like Fort Hamilton. Cruising is not the only way to get to Hamilton; in fact, it is probably a more popular destination amongst tourists who fly in from around the world.

Bermuda's airport, the LF Wade International Airport, is located in Saint Georges Parish. Originally built between 1941 and 1943 as a joint airfield for the US Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Force, it served as a military base called Kindley Field. After the war, it went through a phase of transitions, operating mainly as the US Naval Air Station, before finally transferring ownership to the Bermuda government in 1995. It was at this point that the space became the island's international airport.

Today, the airport welcomes over one million passengers each year, can handle air crafts of all sizes, and offers services to 14 destinations around the world, including the United States, Canada, and Europe. Many popular airlines make regular flights, including Jet Blue, Delta Airlines, and British Airways.

The following chart indicates which airlines offer flights from the states and the airports they fly from. Not all of the options you will see displayed on some websites are good options so it's useful to realize which airlines provide direct service to this location.

LF Wade International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Baltimore, MD, USA BWI AirTran
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Airlines

Flying to Hamilton from the Caribbean

...just a valid passport...



Getting through customs and immigrations at any airport can make any traveler feel uneasy, but in Bermuda it really is no sweat. All that is required of most people staying for fewer than 21 months is just a valid passport. People staying beyond that time limit; however, will need to contact their local embassy to begin the process of obtaining a visa.

Next Stop, Hamilton

When you arrive at the airport, you'll have a 25 to 30 minute drive southwest before you'll reach your final destination in Hamilton, which will require some form of ground or ferry transportation. Car rentals are banned on the island, but taxis are readily available and cost from $25 to $30(USD) for the trip. Buses are another option, though hardly a recommended one when you consider the amount of luggage you'll have, and the price for that form of transport could be up to $5(USD) depending on the specific bus and route you choose.

Whether you love to shop, sail, or explore, Hamilton is a great destination. Though there are a few different ways to travel here, flying is by far the most convenient and cost effective method and one that should be strongly considered.


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