Traveling Around The Island
This is an unusual situation,
the only island
where you can't rent a car. Cars are for residents only, one per household.
There are no rental autos.
Speed is also strictly regulated. Automobiles can travel no faster than 20 mph (35 kph).
These regulations have led to a very healthy taxi trade, and most tourists do use taxis. This situation also makes Bermuda one of the most expensive and most inconvenient islands for touring.
Fortunately, there are several other options.
These are a fraction for what
it costs for a day to taxi riding around. But with
as many as several thousand tourists moving around
the island on mopeds at one time, Bermuda's streets sometimes resemble
a race track.
Buses cover all the main parts of Bermuda. Look for the pink buses with blue stripes. Exact change is necessary. You may want to purchase tokens or passes valid for several days.
As convenient as the bus system is, it still takes a long time to go from one of Bermuda to the other.
Bermuda is shaped like a fish hook, and ferries are the fastest way to travel in some instances. Especially from Hamilton to the entertainment and shopping center at the Royal Naval Dockyard. Bicycles ride the ferries for free. Mopeds require a fee.
Imagine the chaos if these were to take to all the island roads. They don't. Horse-drawn carriages are most easily found in downtown Hamilton near the cruise ship docks. They tour only the city.