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Getting Around Bermuda

Getting Around Bermuda

At only 22 square miles, Bermuda is easy to navigate. There’s plenty to see within easy walking distance of the Hamilton Grand Princess, and free minibuses (called jitneys) from the hotel to the private Princess Beach Club run back and forth throughout the day.

If you’d like to explore more broadly, the taxis and ferries are your best bet.

Taxis are extremely common in Bermuda and are the easiest way to get to some of the farther attractions, including other beaches, the crystal caves, the Swizzle Inn, etc. Taxis in Bermuda are licensed, mostly privately owned, and operated through a small number of centralized dispatches. You may get lucky and find taxis waiting outside of the hotel or major attractions, but the Hitch App is the easiest way to find a ride when you need it.

Bermuda doesn’t have Uber or Lyft, but Hitch (available for both Apple and Android) works in a similar way. Set up your account and add payment details before you leave the U.S., and then whenever you need a taxi, Hitch will connect you directly with licensed drivers. You can see who’s coming to pick you up and pay easily through the app.

Another easy option for visiting Dockyard (and getting a view of the island from the water) is to use the Ferry. The main Hamilton Ferry terminal is only a few minutes walk from our hotel. Purchase your ticket ($5 one-way per adult) inside the terminal building before getting in line to board. Masks are currently required while on board the ferry.  The ride itself takes about 20 minutes, and you’ll disembark at Dockyard. near the cruise terminal.

There is also a public bus system, but you’ll need extra change when you board to ride. You’ll notice that bus stops have either blue or pink poles outside. These indicate whether busses are going towards (pink) or away (blue) from Hamilton.

Bermuda’s narrow, windy roads are already fairly crowded, and because of the island’s British roots, they drive on the left. It’s not recommended that tourists attempt to add to the congestion by renting cars on the island.

There’s a lot to explore at the hotel and within easy walking distance, but with a maximum ride time of around 20-25 minutes, you can reach just about anything on the island using the ferry or taxi systems.