Bermuda Bus Routes & Destinations

 
Bermuda bus routes all originate from the central bus terminal at Hamilton City which is the capital and the main commercial hub of the island. All buses therefore start from the Central Bus Terminal at Hamilton City, reach out to different destinations within the island and then return to Hamilton City. The only exception is bus route #6 which operates between St. George's Town and St. David's Island at the eastern end. From Hamilton City, some of the routes go towards the western parishes, while some towards eastern parishes. There are 11 bus routes in Bermuda and they are spread across 14 bus zones of approximately two miles each. The bus fares vary depending on the number of zones you travel. 
 
The maps of bus routes that I have shown below should help you understand which important locations are covered by which routes.  
 
Western & Central Bus Routes 
If you are traveling between Hamilton City and the western parishes like Warwick, Southampton, or the Sandy's (including Royal Naval Dockyard), you should look at the map below showing the Western Bus Routes of Bermuda. The central route (#4) covers a part of Pembroke parish including the Spanish point. 
 
Western Bus Routes of Bermuda 
 
 
As you can see in the map above, there are essentially two main bus routes (#7 and 8) that start from Hamilton City and go all the way up to the Dockyard (Kings Wharf port area) at the western tip of Bermuda. Route #7 goes along the south shore (by South Road) and you get a wonderful view of the south shore beaches. Route #8 takes the Middle Road and you get nice views of the parish landscapes. Both these routes finally merge at Barnes Corner located near the western end of Southampton. It takes approximately 1 hour of travel between Hamilton City and the dockyard by bus. 
 
 
 
However, note that some buses on these two routes (depending on the timings) do not serve the dockyard and rather stop at Barne's Corner (see the route map above, where the two routes #7 & 8 meet). There will be a board in front of the bus indicating the final destination, so you shouldn't have any problems. 
 
Average bus running time between places (Route #7) 
Dockyard to Somerset Village: 10 minutes 
Dockyard to Barnes Corner: 28 minutes 
Dockyard to Horseshoe Bay Beach: 35 minutes 
Dockyard to Warwick Long Bay Beach: 40 minutes 
Dockyard to Elbow Beach: 48 minutes 
Dockyard to Hamilton City: 62 minutes 
 
The short bus route in the western area (route #2) starts from Hamilton city and ends at the Ord Road at Warwick parish. If you are coming from Hamilton City, route #2 as well as #7 can be taken for Elbow beach at Paget. The other short route #4 originates at Hamilton Bus Terminal, goes up to Spanish point in Pembroke and returns. Some services of this route takes the North Shore Road (the upper blue line of route #4) and others go via St John's Road (the lower blue line on the route). Bus route #9 is a curricular route in Hamilton/Pembroke area and covers Bermuda National Stadium, Cedar Park, Palmetto Road etc. The average circular run time of this route is 10 minutes in either direction. 
 
Eastern Bus Routes 
If you are traveling between Hamilton City and the eastern parishes like Devonshire, Smith's, Hamilton Parish and St George's, then you should look at the following route map. When you come from the Dockyard to Hamilton City by ferry to take an onward bus for places like the Caves, John Smith's Bay, Devil's Hole, St George etc, you should walk down to the Central Bus Terminal at Washington Street and take the bus. From the Hamilton Ferry Terminal, walk down along Queen street, take a right on Church street and you will reach the crossing of Washington Street. The main bus terminal is few steps from there and about 350 meters from Hamilton ferry. It takes only 7-8 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. 
 
Eastern Bus Routes of Bermuda 
 
 
As you can see in the route map above, bus routes #1, 3, 10 and 11 all go from Hamilton City right up to St. George's. The only difference is that bus routes 1 & 3 go through the lower part (Smith's parish) while 10 & 11 go through the upper part of Bermuda (north shore and Hamilton Parish). If you are heading directly for St. George's, then 10 & 11 will be faster. It takes roughly an hour to travel between Hamilton City and St. George's by bus. 
 
 
 
Also note that there is another bus route #6 which operates between St. George's Town and St. David's. This is the only bus route that does not go to Hamilton City. It serves St Davids including the St Davids Light House. Some services also serve the Clear Water Beach in St Davids. 
 
Average bus running time between places 
Hamilton City to Bermuda Aquarium Museum & Zoo: 20 minutes (route #10, 11) 
Hamilton City to Bermuda Perfumery: 30 minutes (route #10, 11) 
Hamilton City to St George: 50 minutes (route #10, 11) 
Hamilton City to Hospital: 7 minutes (route #1) 
Hamilton City to John Smith's Bay: 25 minutes (route #1) 
Hamilton City to Mid Ocean Club: 32 minutes (route #1) 
Hamilton City to Tucker's Point: 37 minutes (route #1) 
Hamilton City to Grotto Bay Beach Resort: 47 minutes (route #1) 
 
Bermuda bus routes for popular destinations 
 
Destination 
 
Parish/Location 
 
Pembroke 
St. George's 
Hamilton Parish 
Sandy's Dockyard 
St. George's 
Sandy's Dockyard 
St. George's 
St. George's 
Hamilton Parish 
Paget Parish 
St David's 
Hamilton Parish 
Sandy's Parish 
Paget Parish 
Southampton 
Sandy's Parish 
St George's 
Southampton 
Hamilton Parish 
Sandy's parish 
Southampton 
Paget Parish 
St. George's 
St. George's 
Paget parish 
St. George's 
St. George's 
St. George's 
Sandy's Parish 
Smith's Parish 
Hamilton Parish 
Southampton 
St. George's 
St. George's 
Smith's Parish 
Warwick Parish 
Warwick Parish 
Paget parish
Bus Routes 
 
#4 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#10, 11 
#7, 8 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#7, 8 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#10, 11 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#1, 2, 7 
#6 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#7, 8 
#2, 7 
#7, 8 
#7, 8 
#3 
#7, 8 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#7 
#7 
#1, 2, 7 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#2, 7, 8 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#7, 8 
#1, 3 
#1, 3, 10, 11 
#7 
#1, 3, 10, 1 
#1, 3, 10, 1 
#1 
#7 
#8 
#2, 7, 8
 
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Visitors' Reviews & Comments 
 
V Stern (July 2014) 
I'm bringing my 11 year old granddaughter to Bermuda next week. Arriving at Kings Wharf Dock. 
 
Day 1 planning to take ferry to St Georges, then St Peter's, Unfinished Cathedral, Caves and Aquarium. Can I get bus to get to all these sites and then take ferry back to boat from Hamilton at end of day? Which buses and how do I find them? 
 
Day 2, hoping to take ferry to Hamilton and walk or take buses to Cathedral, Post Office, Government buildings and Underwater Exploration Center - as well as lunch at the pub and a visit to the English Shop. Where do I find buses, or can we walk to everything. 
 
This is a big trip for us and I want to be prepared to get around and not waste time looking for buses etc. Thank you so very much. 
 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2014 
Within St. George, best is to walk. There is minibus service to few places though (available from Kings Square area). From St George take bus #1, 3, 10,  or 11 to the caves. Then bus #10 or 11 to Aquarium, then continue on same buses (#10,11) to Hamilton city. Take the blue route ferry back to dockyard. Within Hamilton, you can walk around and visit the places. 
 
Wilma Kamps (July 2014) 
Hello, I was in Bermuda in 1986 and had strawberry shortcake every morning at the Fourways. Yummy! In October 2015 I will be in Bermuda for 3 days, sailing there on the Carnival Splendor, docked at King's Wharf. Can I take a bus from there to the Fourways? It's at #1 Middle Road. Thanks in advance for your help. 
 
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) July 2014 
Hi, you can take bus #8 from the dockyard to Fourways Inn. 
 
 
 
 
 
Bermuda Bus Routes Reviewed by Raj Bhattacharya Rating: 5.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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