Once you have arrived, keep in mind that drivers travel on the left side of the road, and that there is no such thing as “hurry” on the islands. The Bermuda speed limit is 35 kilometers, which translates to about 21 miles per hour. In congested areas the speed limit is usually less. There are several modes of transportation available to visitors.
Horse Drawn CarraigeFor horse-lovers and romantics, at least one carriage ride is a must. (Bermudians used carriages instead of cars until 1946!) The carriages are based on Front Street in downtown Hamilton.
Bermuda has a huge fleet of pink and blue busses, which provides transportation for visitors and locals alike. Bus stops with pink poles indicate that the bus is inbound for the City of Hamilton. Blue poles designate bus service outbound from Hamilton. You may wish to obtain passes for the bus: it is easier than making sure you always have correct change. The main bus terminal is located in the City of Hamilton.
Taxi companies in Bermuda are governed by the Bermuda Transport Control Department, which regulates rates. Many taxi drivers are trained tour guides, and taxis can be hired to provide tour service. Wedding parties may find taxis a great option on the day of the ceremony, but plan to book in advance.>
Traveling between Hamilton and the western towns by ferry is a lovely way to go. You can also take a ferry from the City of Hamilton to St. George’s. Ferry tickets are inexpensive, and travelers may bring bicycles aboard. The main ferry terminal is located next to the Visitors Service Bureau on Front Street in Hamilton. For further information call (441) 295-4506.
Several companies provide bicycles for hire in Bermuda. Rates are reasonable, and bicycles may be rented by the day or week. Scooter are also extremely popular, and many companies rent them but BEWARE. Scooters are only appropriate for those who are already familiar with motorcycles. Mrs. Thomas and her professional staff at Elbow Beach Cycle Shop will spend the necessary time with each individual to ensure that when each customers leaves Elbow Beach they will be safe and confident on the road. By law, anyone on a scooter must wear a helmet. Remember to stay LEFT!!!