Traveling in Bermuda

Traveling in Bermuda

North America

Ship: Since the distances between two places over water are often shorter than on land, ferries can be faster than buses. The fastest ferry from Hamilton to the Royal Naval Dockyard takes just 20 minutes, while the bus takes an hour.
There are four different ferry routes from Hamilton: to St. George, to Paget and Warwick, to Southampton and to Sandys Parish. The ferries start at the Hamilton Ferry Terminal. Cash is not accepted on the ferries.

Bus: Bermuda has a good public bus system that will take you to most attractions and beaches. The buses are usually on time. Free timetables are available from tourist offices or the main bus terminal in Hamilton.
Usually a bus runs every 15 to 30 minutes on each of the 11 routes, on Sundays or public holidays much less frequently. Almost all buses start at the Hamilton bus terminal.
Stops are marked in color. From stops with pink signs the buses go to Hamilton, at blue signs from Hamilton.

There is also a private minibus service that offers a one-hour tour of St. George during the cruise season.

Car: It is not possible to rent a car in Bermuda. Transport options are limited to buses, ferries, taxis, scooters or bicycles.

Scooters: You don’t need a driver’s license to drive a scooter in Bermuda, but you must be at least 16 years old. There is left-hand traffic in Bermuda. The maximum speed is 35km / h in some urban areas such as St. Georg 25 km / h. Both the driver and the passenger must wear helmets.

Taxis are easy to find outside the airport, most major hotels, and in tourist areas. All taxis have meters.
It may be a good idea to take a tour of the island in a taxi. The drivers are usually helpful and know a lot about Bermuda. Find a taxi with a blue card on the windshield that shows the driver is certified as a tourism specialist.

Bicycle: While bicycles are not as popular as scooters, they are an option for vacationing in Bermuda. Bermuda’s streets are narrow, winding and often hilly, so expect to break a sweat. Most of the bikes we rent are mountain bikes.

Bermuda – money

Local currency : 1 Bermuda dollar equals 100 cents

Currency abbreviation: BD $, BMD

Banknotes are issued in denominations of 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 BD $; Coins valued at 1, 5.10 and 25 cents and 1 BMD. The Bermuda dollar is pegged to the US dollar with a fixed exchange rate (1: 1).

Currency exchange : is not absolutely necessary as the US dollar is used as an equal means of payment in Bermuda. Change money only in officially approved exchange offices or banks.

Bermuda dollar exchange rate

Currency converter at OANDA

Credit Cards: the common brands such as American Express, VISA and MasterCard are accepted by almost everywhere (shops, large hotels, restaurants). In smaller pensions and hotels it can sometimes be difficult to pay by credit card. With MasterCard and VISA you can withdraw cash in banks.

Travelers checks (made out in US dollars) are accepted almost everywhere.

ATMs: The Bank of Bermuda and Butterfield Bank offer numerous ATMs where you can withdraw money 24 hours a day with MasterCard, VISA card and cards with the Cirrus and Plus symbols.

Foreign exchange regulations: The importation of Bermuda dollars must be declared, but is unlimited. Foreign currencies may only be imported up to the equivalent of 250 BMD. National and foreign currencies may be exported without restriction and must be declared.

Bank opening times: Mon – Thu 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Fri 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Bermuda – Health and Diseases

According to, vaccination against tetanus, diphtheria and hepatitis A is recommended when traveling to Bermuda. For a longer stay and backpacking trips, vaccination against hepatitis B and typhus is recommended.


Malaria does not occur in Bermuda.

Dengue Fever

Mosquito-borne dengue virus infections occur in Bermuda. It is recommended to use mosquito nets and / or mosquito repellants to protect against insects.


As in most countries, there is HIV / AIDS in Bermuda. Caution is always advisable with holiday acquaintances.


In order to avoid intestinal infections, you should pay attention to careful drinking water and food hygiene.

Medical care

There is a good hospital near Hamilton, and numerous doctors and dentists praise in the city. We strongly recommend taking out health insurance for travel abroad. This health insurance should also cover repatriation in the event of an emergency.
When traveling to Bermuda, take a first-aid kit with you and protect it from high temperatures when you are out and about.

In addition to my general disclaimer, please note the following important note:

A guarantee for the correctness and completeness of the medical information and liability for any damage that may occur cannot be assumed. You stay responsible for your healthy.

Bermuda – important addresses

Bermuda Department of Tourism: Tassilo-Zoepf-Weg 18, 82409 Wildsteig
Tel: 08867 91390 or 0800 237 6832 (free number), Fax: 08867 91 3913
E-Mail: mailto: [email protected]
Opening times: Mon – Fri 9.00 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Department of Tourism Europe: 1 Battersea Church Road,

London SW11 3LY
Phone: 0044 20 78 6499 24
Email: [email protected] Hours of Operation
: Mon – Fri 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Bermuda Department of Tourism answers inquiries from across Europe

Department of Tourism in Bermuda: Global House,

43 Church Street, Hamilton HM 12
Postal address: PO Box HM 465, Hamilton HM BX
Telephone: 295 3130, Fax: 295 1013

Bermuda does not have its own embassies in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The interests of Bermuda are represented by the British embassies.

Neither Germany nor Switzerland and Austria have their own embassies or consulates in Bermuda. The embassies responsible for Bermuda are located in London, Great Britain.

Traveling in Bermuda