Traveling by Bus in Bermuda

Hopping buses in Bermuda is simple and affordable

Photo credit: © Brian Rosen
Bermuda Buses

Bus service is widely available throughout Bermuda and many visitors find it a convenient way to navigate the area. Fares are considerably less expensive than taxis, and an abundance of routes helps connect passengers to all parts of the island.

Buses can be easily identified by their pink and blue exterior. A ride costs between $3(USD) and $4.50(USD) depending on the route and distance. Riders pay with coins only as paper money is not accepted.  Tokens, available at various locations, are an economical  way of paying for travel as they are also valid on ferries.  Bus transfers are also available. Exact fares should be given to the driver as change will not be rendered.  

Poles painted either pink or blue indicate the bus stops.  Pink indicates the bus is heading into Hamilton; blue poles show that buses are heading away from the city, but will only stop if passengers present themselves.  Buses are considered safe.  Eleven routes serve nearly every area of the island.  All routes originate from the central bus terminal in Hamilton and most run from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m.  Because locals also rely on buses, they can be very crowded during the hours before and after the work day.  Crowding also is evident when cruise ships are in port.

Buzzers are available and should be used to notify the driver of your intended stop.  It is important for riders to note that buses stop only if a passenger has requested the stop or if there are people waiting.  If you are unsure about where you'll need to get off, tell the bus driver your destination when you board. They usually do not mind calling out stops upon arrival.

For more information about schedules and routes please refer to Bermuda's Public Transportation Board online or by telephone at (441) 292-3851.