Rental cars are not available anywhere on the island. But if you're 18 years old or over, you can rent scooters (mopeds) and bicycles (pedal bikes) from a variety of island outfitters. Both are ideal for exploring the island’s winding streets and coastal roads.
You may also want to try hybrid electric bicycles, offering all the advantages of a regular bicycle including fun, exercise and zero emissions, as well as an electric motor that’ll help you up the island’s steeper hills.
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.
Pollution and traffic jams just don’t fit into the Bermuda lifestyle.
Public transportation is safe, convenient and carefree. Buses and ferries cover the island year-round and, since this is how most locals get around, they’re a great way to mingle with friendly Bermudians.
A handy tip if you don’t want to deal with exact change: get a Transportation Pass, available from one day 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. Download a copy of the bus schedule.
- 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. For complete route, schedule and fare information, visit the Bermuda Ferry Website.
Taxis can usually be found outside Bermuda’s larger hotels, near the airport or on the streets of the City of Hamilton, the Town of St. George or the Royal Naval Dockyard. There’s no trick to getting one – just raise your hand and one will drive right up. Bermuda’s taxi drivers are great guides, too. No one knows the best destinations better than they do.