Bermuda Bus & Ferry Fares
Tickets, Passes and Tokens

 
Buses and Ferries form an extensive and formidable part of Bermuda's public transport system. Depending on how many days and how often you plan to avail the services, you can choose from one of several fare options. 
 
If you plan to use the buses and/or ferries extensively and several times a day, then a Transportation Pass would be very convenient and economical. You can hop on and off buses as well as take any number of ferry rides using a pass. But if you plan to make only limited number of bus/ferry trips over a few days of stay, then Tickets that come in booklet of 15 can be more economical. With one booklet of tickets, you can make 15 one way trips. However, if you just want to make a one off trip to a place and return, then using a Token makes best sense in terms of cost. You can also pay by cash in exact change although it costs a bit more compared to tokens, but still a good option if you have change. 
 
While the bus/ferry fare depends on the mode of payment mentioned above, it also depends on how far you go. Actually the fare on distance of travel is divided into only 2 categories. Either it is a 3-zone fare (which means your travel is short and limited within 3 zones) or All-zone fare (i.e. your ravel is relatively long and more than 3 zones). For buses, there are total of 14 zones in the island, so the all-zone fare is also called 14-zone fare. In case of ferries, there are actually no zone demarcations, so it's essentially determined by if it's a short route (which is the Pink Route) or a long route. 
 
However note that 3-zone and all-zone fares come into play only in case of tickets, tokens or cash. Pass fares are the same irrespective of number of zones or the distance of travel. Pass is like a passport to travel anywhere in the island. 
 
 
 
Tickets, tokens and passes are all transferable. Which means a valid pass, ticket or a token can be used by anybody for taking a ride on a bus or ferry. In fact a pack of 15 tickets can be shared between several persons. However note that it is unlawful to buy or sell individual tickets from or to anybody. You must buy the full booklet of 15 tickets. 
 
In the sections below, you will know more about passes, tickets, tokens and paying fare by cash, how do they exactly work, how much they cost, and where will you get the passes, tickets, tokens etc. 
 
Bermuda Transport Passes 
These passes work for both government operated Buses and Ferries, and have a validity period. You can ride both public buses and ferries any number of times within the validity period. For example, a 3-day pass is good for unlimited use for 3 days in both buses and ferries (but not in mini buses, coaches, vans or other vehicles that are privately run). 
 
Passes give you an economical way of travelling in the island if you plan to avail public buses and/or ferries several times a day. However, if you just want to go to a place like a beach or Hamilton, spend some time and return, then tokens or cash would be a much cheaper option. But a big advantage of a pass is that it's also very convenient. You won't need to stand on a queue at the counter to buy a token every time you take a ride, or look for change to pay by cash. 
 
There are 1day, 2day, 3day, 4day and even weekly passes. You can also get passes for a month or even 3 months. Note that a 1-7 day pass gets activated when you use it for the first time in a bus or ferry and the validity period starts counting from that day. The pass does not work on 24 hours basis and will expire at 12 mid night of the last day of its validity. For example, if you first start using a 2-day pass on Monday at 11am, then it will expire at 12 mid night of Tuesday (instead of 11am on Wednesday). 
 
Note that a monthly pass is valid for a calendar month and it can only be used from first to last day of that month. The calendar month is actually printed on the card and it can not be used across two months. Which means if you buy a monthly pass on 10th January, you can use it only up to 31st January and not beyond that. 
 
Pass Fares (valid for both buses & ferries in all routes and all zones) 
Update: Last fare revision effective April 1, 2015 
 
Adult Pass: 1day $19, 2day $31.50, 3day $44, 4day $48.50, 7day $62, Monthly $69, 3month $169 
Child Pass (age 5-16) : 1day $9.50, 2day $16, 3day $22, 4day $24.50, 7day $31 
 
Note:  
1) Senior Citizens of Bermuda showing Special ID cards and all children below the age of 5 ride free. Free rides are not applicable to Seniors who are foreign nationals. Fares for resident students are the same as child fares. 
 
2) If you plan to stay in the island for more than a week (say 10 days), then a monthly pass is the cheapest option. But as mentioned earlier, the restriction with the monthly pass is it can be used only within the calendar month printed on it. It is typically used by the local daily commuters. 
 
 
 
Bus fares in cash, tokens & tickets 
Update: Last fare revision effective April 1, 2015 
 
There are total of 14 bus zones in Bermuda, each roughly spanning for 2 miles. Two types of fares are in use: 1) 3-Zone bus fare which is same for up to 3 zones, and 2) All-zone (or 14-Zone) bus fare which is the same for any travel for more than 3 zones. The zone information (i.e. how many zones between places) is printed on the bus time table which you can pick up at any Visitors Information Center. Children below 5 and Senior Citizens of Bermuda ride free.  
 
While paying in cash, you will need to pay in exact change and drop the coins into the fare-box placed next to the driver. Dollar bills are not accepted. However buses will accept both Bermuda and US currency. Drivers do not make change or handle fares in any way. So if you want to pay more than the exact fare because you do not have the exact change, the driver will usually allow that but there is no way you can get back the difference. 
 
Another option is to buy a booklet of 15 tickets. Booklets of 3-zone and 14-Zone tickets are available. If you use 3-zone tickets, you need to ensure that when you ride a bus you do not travel for more than 3 zones. When you buy the booklet of tickets, you can ask the person at the counter to help you with the type of tickets (3-zone or 14-zone) that are applicable for your transportation requirements. Each book can be used for 15 one-way rides. Note that the same tickets can also be used in ferry rides (however appropriate type of tickets should be used for short and long routes). 
 
3-Zone Bus Fares 
Cash: Adult $3.50, Child $2.75 
Token: Adult $2.75, Child $2.75 
Booklet of 15 Tickets: Adult $25, Child $9.50 
 
14-Zone (or All-Zone) Bus Fares 
Cash: Adult $5.00, Child $2.75 
Token: Adult $4.50, Child $2.75 
Booklet of 15 Tickets: Adult $37.50, Child $9.50 
 
Note: Child bus fares above are applicable for age 5 to 16. Children below 5 and Senior Citizens of Bermuda showing Special ID cards ride free. Free rides are not applicable for Seniors who are foreign nationals and they must pay full fares. Fares for resident students are the same as child fares. 
 
Bus Transfers 
You may need to change or transfer to another bus in order to reach your final destination. For example, if you are travelling from Royal Naval Dockyard at the west end to Crystal caves or St. George's Town in the east by bus, you will need to transfer at Hamilton City. Transfers are free as long as you take the immediate next bus in the connecting route. Stop-overs are not allowed in transfers. In order to avail free transfers, you should ask for a transfer slip from the driver when you pay the fare. In the connecting bus, you should show the transfer slip to the next driver. This stands as a confirmation that you are making a continuous journey. The transfer slip has a time stamp and destination zone info printed on it. If the time expires by the time you take the next bus for transfer, you will need to pay full fare for the second leg of the journey. If you have a pass, then there are no limits to rides anyway. 
 
Ferry fares in cash, tokens & tickets 
Update: Last fare revision effective April 1, 2015 
 
Like buses, ferries also accept tokens, tickets and cash, and of course passes. 
 
You can use tickets in Ferries as long as you are using one from the correct booklet. For Pink Route which is a short route connecting Hamilton, Paget and Warwick, you can use a 3-zone ticket from a booklet of 15. This route is however seldom used by tourists. For all other routes you should tender an all-zone (i.e. 14-zone) ticket. As an example, you can not use tickets from booklet of 3-zone tickets to take a ride on the Blue Route ferry (which operates between Dockyard and Hamilton), you should tender a ticket from a booklet of all-zone (i.e. 14-zone) tickets instead. 
 
Cash is accepted in Bermuda public ferries as well. But note that when you pay by cash you should tender exact fare in change. They do not usually make change in the ferry and return the balance. In such cases you will need to forgo the balance if you paid more. 
 
Scooters, motorbikes, bicycles are allowed in Blue Route (Hamilton - Dockyard) and part of Green Route ferries (Hamilton - Rockaway). If you have a transport pass, then the 2-wheeler rides free on the ferry. But with cash, ticket or token, you will need to pay additional $4.50 for the 2-wheeler. 
 
3-Zone Ferry Fare (Pink route: Hamilton-Paget-Warwick) *Tourists seldom use this route 
Cash: Adult $3.50, Child $2.75 
Token: Adult $2.75, Child $2.75 
Booklet of 15 Tickets: Adult $25, Child $9.50 
 
14-Zone Ferry Fare (all routes except Pink route) *Tourists mostly use these routes 
Cash: Adult $5.00, Child $2.75 
Token: Adult $4.50, Child $2.75 
Booklet of 15 Tickets: Adult $37.50, Child $9.50 
 
Note: Child ferry fares above are applicable for age 5 to 16. Children below 5 and Senior Citizens of Bermuda showing Special ID cards ride free. Free rides are not applicable for Seniors who are foreign nationals and they must pay full fares. Fares for resident students are the same as child fares. 
 
 
 
Where to get passes, tickets & tokens in Bermuda? 
 
  • Bermuda's Central Bus Terminal (also known as Hubert Winfield (Sparky) Lightbourne bus terminal) 
  • Located on Washington Street, Hamilton City (Next to City Hall) 
    Here you will get Tickets, Tokens and Passes (both day and monthly passes). 
    Open Hours: Monday to Friday: 7:15am to 7:00pm, Saturdays: 8:00am to 6:30pm 
    Sundays and Public Holidays: 8:30am to 5:30pm 
     
  • Ferry Terminal at Hamilton City 
  • The ferry terminal is located near HSBC Bank at the western end of Front Street. 
    Here you will get tokens, tickets and passes (both day and monthly passes). 
    Open Hours: Monday to Saturday: 6am - 10pm,  Sundays and Holidays: 8am - 7pm.  
    You can call the Main Ferry Terminal at 441/295-4506 or the Department of Marine and Ports at 441/295-6575 for further information. 
     
    Here you will get only passes and tokens for buses and ferries, but not tickets. There are several such centers located at different places of the island including in the Dockyard, Hamilton and St George. Check out the above link for the exact location of the tourist centers along with contacts. 
     
    Tickets, School Passes and Adult Passes (both day and monthly passes) are available at many sub-post offices. Check out the above link to find location and address of all the post offices in Bermuda. 
     
  • In some select hotels 
  • Usually you will get tokens and passes in several hotels and guesthouses, but not tickets. The hotels will also exchange dollar bills for cash in Bermuda currency should you need some to take a bus or ferry. 
     
  • Bermuda Airport: No Longer Available 
  • Since several years, bus passes, tickets and tokens are no longer available at the Visitors Information Desk at Bermuda International Airport's arrival hall. It is an unmanned desk where you will get maps, brochures & booklets, but no other services. One of the reasons they stopped issuing passes or tickets is because luggage is not allowed in public buses. Another possible reason is not to affect the taxi services although Bermuda Government does not say that publicly. 
     
    However, buses do continue to serve the airport (mainly for airport staffs). So if you have no or minimal luggage like a small bag or so, then you can ride the buses from the airport by paying the fare by cash in exact change. 
     
    History of transport fare revisions in Bermuda 
    1) Effective April 1, 2013 the fares for both bus and ferry have increased. Fares for 1-7 day passes increased by 25%. For example the 1-day adult fare increased from $12 to $15 and 7-day from $45 to $56. This is the first hike since 2004. However the fares for the monthly and quarterly passes have remained the same as before. This ensures that the locals who usually buy monthly and quarterly passes are least effected by this change. 
     
    2) Fare increase has taken place again effective April 1, 2015. Pass fares have changed quite a bit (1day from $15 to $19, 2day from $25 to $31.50, 3day pass from $35 to $44, 4day from $44 to $48.50 and 7day from $56 to $62). Cost of carrying motor bike in a ferry has been changed from $4 to $4.50. The cash fare for both bus & ferry for all zone (14-zone) ride has been increased from $4.50 to $5.00, and for 3-zone from $3.00 to $3.50. 3-Zone Token fare has also increased from $2.50 to $2.75. Fare for a booklet of 3-Zone tickets changed from $20 to $25, while that of All-zone changed from $30 to $37.50. This is another fare increase in two years. 
     
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    Visitors' Reviews & Comments 
     
    Jacques (April 2015) 
    Hello Raj, Can you pay for the 4 days bus/ferry passes by credit card ? thanks 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, April 2015) 
    Hi, Dockyard Visitors Information Centers have started accepting credit cards other than cash. 
     
    Dena Sonneborn (April 2015) 
    Raj- This is very helpful!! We are a family of 7 - four adults, two children, 1 under 5 coming to Bermuda in July. We are coming on a cruise and only get to spend 2 days in Bermuda. We want to take the ferry to St. Georges (Tobacco Beach) on our first day and then go to Horseshoe Bay on our second. So if we buy one ferry book of 15 tickets, we can use them for everyone (including children) and get to and from St. Georges and still have three tickets left? This seems like the most economical way for us to get there. Even buying tokens or paying cash would be more expensive (unless I am missing something) In reading about the bus/minibus issue at Horseshoe Bay, I think we will try and just take the minibuses on our second day. Finally, if we decide to bring some coins for bus fare, do they accept dollar coins or only quarters/nickles/dimes? Appreciate all of the help. I don't want to waste my limited time in Bermuda standing in lines and asking questions to figure this out. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, April 2015) 
    Hi, Your math with the tickets is quite okay, but you might be missing one thing... the tickets are not available at the Visitors Information Centers or anywhere in the dockyard. Do you think people will buy passes then? May be , but only when the math works the other way in some rare cases. The nearest place to get tickets is the Mangrove Bay post office located at Somerset Village and about 8 minutes bus ride from the dockyard. One person from your family can pay one-way fare in change and get to the post office (open on week days 8am to 5pm). All coins are accepted in the buses, but not dollar notes. 
     
    Anita (April 2015) 
    Hi Raj, Quick question. We will be there for 2 days at the end of this month. We want to make two trips. First day, from the Dockyard to St Georges and back again, and maybe to Hamilton and back on the second day. That would be the only time we would use the Ferry, wouldn't be using the Bus. Would it be cheaper for us to just get Tokens for both trips or the two day pass? Thanks, 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, April 2015) 
    Hi,  2-day pass will cost $31.50 per person, while in tokens ($4.50 per one way ride) you will spend only $18 (2 x 4.50 x 2) per person for the two round trips over two days. 
     
    Tracy Sano (April 2015) 
    Hello again, When we purchase a 3 day transportation pass it allows us unlimited ferry, bus , trolley rides for the 3 days we are there with our cruise ship? Regards, 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, April 2015) 
    Trolley is not included in the pass. But there is a free trolley ride available in the dockyard anyway completing a circuit through various landmarks and attractions. One can hop on and off. 
     
    Carole Sullivan (April 2015) 
    Good morning, I would like to know if I buy bus passes and tickets in June are they still ok in October to use if I have some left? Thank you 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, April 2015) 
    Yes passes and tickets will remain okay subject to the following: 
    1) Passes have not been used at all. Passes get activated on first use and expire once the validity period gets over. Tickets will remain valid, 
    2) The transport department comes out with new pass/tickets system or new fares thus making earlier passes, tickets, tokens etc invalid. 
     
    Jim Wortsman (January 2015) 
    I will be in Bermuda for 1 day on April 28, and am looking at taking the Orange Ferry from the dockyard to St. George, bus #6 from St. George to St. David's Island, bus #6 back to St. George, bus #11 from St. George to Hamilton, and the Blue Ferry from Hamilton back to the dockyard. Is my best option to buy a one-day pass? If so, is it good for all these trips, and what is the current cost? And finally, if so, can I buy it at the ferry terminal at the dockyard when I get there, or is there a better option? 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, January 2015) 
    One-day pass will be the best option in your case and will work in all your trips. Costs $15. You can get it at any of the three Visitors Information Centers at the dockyard. 
     
    Wanda (August 2014) 
    My family and I plan on taking buses and ferries next week in Bermuda, and will be bringing US currency to pay cash the first day we arrive (before we have the chance to buy passes/tokens). I read that only coins are accepted, not dollar bills. Are US dollar coins accepted, or will we need to bring lots of US quarters? Thanks. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2014) 
    All types of change (coins) are accepted in buses & ferries. Only dollar bills (notes) are not accepted. 
     
    Bob Humphrey (July 2014) 
    I will be at bemuda on july 15, 2014. I will be going to horseshoe beach(1st day), elbow beach (2nd day), and the crystal caves(3rd day). I will need ferry service one day and buses the rest. I might go fishing on my own during one of those 3 days. Their is 4 people in my party, what do you suggest I buy. A 3 day pass, tokens, or tickets. Maybe a combination of tokens and tickets. What is the most economical. I would also like to know if you have a one day pass can more than one person use it that day at separate times. THANKS 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, July 2014) 
    For limited use of public transports while travelling together in a group as in your case, tickets in general would be economical. However you may need a few tokens if you are not going to use up all tickets from the last booklet you buy. In your case, 4 of you will make a round trip to a beach on both day1 and day2, so you will need 4 x 2 trips x 2 days = 16 tickets for the first two days. On 3rd day, each one of you will need 2 tickets one way to the caves (ferry + bus), so a total of 16 tickets for day3 (4 x 2 x 2) for the round trip. Therefore for 3 days, you will need 16+16=32 tickets. Each pack has 15 tickets and costs $30. So the most economical option would be to buy 2 packs of tickets and 2 tokens. But remember, in order to buy tickets, you will need to visit a post office or the ferry/bus terminal in Hamilton. And for that you will need to buy additional tokens or pay by cash. A pass is transferable, which means it can be used by more than one persons at separate times as long as it's valid. 
     
    Edward (May 2014) 
    Does the Visitor Center at King's Wharf accept credit cards or cash for the purchase of 2 day transport passes? If you don't have a pass and you want to pay cash at the ferry what happens if you do not have the exact amount(4.50)? Thanks for your assistance. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, May 2014) 
    Visitors Centers accept only cash. If you pay extra cash at the ferry, if they don't have change, they either won't return the balance or won't accept. 
     
    Anita Millman (May 2014) 
    Hi Raj...  My question: we're going to be there for two days and may or may not use the Ferry/Bus system on the second day. If we're only going to go to St George's and back, would it make more sense money wise to just get tokens for the round trip? 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, May 2014) 
    Anita, If you take the direct ferry to St George from dockyard (Orange route) and return by the same, you will spend only $8 per person on tokens for the round trip compared to $15 for a one-day pass. However do check the timings of the ferry. Orange route ferry has limited runs on certain days. If you go via Hamilton City and combine Ferry & Bus, then pass will be cheaper. But that'll take much longer time (about 1.5 hours compared to 35 minutes by direct ferry). The 3rd option is to take a bus all the way (2 hours). You will need to transfer to another bus in Hamilton, but onward transfers are free. So only two tokens will be used for the round trip totalling to $8 per person. 
     
    Anne (October 2013) 
    Hi Raj, First, as many have said: your site and your information are great!! Question about transportation options: At one point I really thought I understood the transportation system...now after reading so many comments here and on cruise critic---- I may be a bit confused!! I had planned to buy a 2-day pass for 2 adults to use on bus and ferries. Then reading a few people talk about the economical side of buying the pack of tickets...it seemed maybe a better choice b/c the way they wrote, it sounded as if the tickets could be used on the bus and ferry. Confusing info as I originally thought tickets were only for the bus?? Is that correct?? 
     
    Here are my plans...what is best for us?? Thanks so much for helping me untangle my transportation quandary! Will be in port, docked at Kings Wharf for 2 1/2 days on EOS in Oct. (8 am Wed - 4 pm Fri). Planned to: 
    1. one day do your 1/2 day itinerary beach walk for Horseshoe/Warwick (bus to and from) 
    2. one day go to Hamilton to sight see/maybe Coco Reef IF my husband does not go fishing (I am so disappointed no Wed. Street Festival in Oct!) (ferry for transport) 
    3. perhaps St. George to see unfinished church? (ferry) 
    4. "cruise the port, including the pink line" one evening (ferry, 2x if we do pink also??) 
    5. sea glass beach (bus) 
     
    What do you suggest is most economical transport method for above? Anything else you would suggest we do while in port? I really appreciate your advice on both issues. Many thanks, Raj. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, September 2013) 
    Hi Anne, Let me try to demystify your state of quandary. First, tickets are accepted only in buses and not in ferries. So your initial understanding was right. Ferries accept passes, tokens and also cash (in both Bermuda and US currency, but in exact change). But some tourists unknowingly make wrong use of the tickets. In small ferries like in the Pink route, there is no ticket checker on board. But there is a drop box in the ferry. By dropping a ticket into the box, some think that tickets work in ferries. In larger ferries, there is usually a ticket checker. So if you plan to avail both buses and ferries, then only tickets will not work. Second, tickets come in books of 15 and are available in post offices, Hamilton ferry terminal etc. You won't get them in Visitors Information Centers at the dockyard. So there is a cost involved in reaching a post office (by bus) or the Hamilton ferry terminal (by ferry) and buying the tickets. 
     
    In your case, whether the passes will work out cheaper or the tokens, will depend on number of trips you plan to make over the 2/3 days. Tokens cost $4 (for each ferry and long bus ride, bus transfers at Hamilton are free), whereas a 3-day pass costs $35. So you need to do a bit of math to figure out which method works out best for you. It is possible that a combination of tickets and tokens may even be a better option. But to get to the best possible option, you need to exactly plan out your local transport requirements in the island. Passes work best for those who go with open ended plans and like to do a lot of island hopping. If you settle with buying tokens, then buy all of them together for your entire stay to avoid unnecessary waits at the counters. There are often long queues. 
     
    For ferry rides, plan on the Blue Route (for visiting Hamilton from Dockyard and great view of the harbor) and Orange Route (for visiting St George from dockyard and scenic view of north shore). If you plan to visit St George on the same day as Hamilton, then take bus #10 or 11 from Hamilton for St George, and get back to dockyard by ferry (but Orange route ferry service is infrequent and varies on different days of week. So plan based on the ferry timings). Sea Glass beach (Black bay beach) is close to the dockyard and you can visit on the last day. This is a short bus ride and will cost only $2.5 in token. 
     
    David Wheatley (September 2013) 
    During a recent five day trip to Bermuda, I was all set to purchase a 4 or 7 day bus pass. However, when talking to the lady at the post office, she recommended that I consider the ticket booklets instead. As long as I wasn't planning on jumping on and off buses throughout the day, it could be much more economical to use a ticket for each ride. So three of us, including a child, bought one book of 14 zone tickets, one book of 3 zone tickets and a book of children's tickets for a total of $60. The four day pass option would have cost $110 and five days would have been $137. In fact, the tickets seemed so much more economical, I thought she was giving me the wrong price! All we needed to do was be aware to use a 3 zone ticket for short trips, and save the 14 zone ticket for long trips, and plan our routes so that we travelled in an efficient manner. As a bonus, a trip across the island requires a transfer in Hamilton, which allows for a few hours break, so we could visit Hamilton en-route to another destination without requiring an extra ticket. You also need to be aware that a ferry requires token, cash or pass; bus transfers don't apply. 
     
    Eileen Clark (September 2013) 
    I have transport passes purchased in June 2012. Coming to Bermuda this October. Can I use them. They have not been punched. It poured the day we bought them so we hung around at dockyard. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, September 2013) 
    Hi, Unused transport passes do not usually expire. The expiry period starts from the day of first usage. Which means you can purchase a bus/ferry pass and start using it any time later. However there are exceptions. If the fares have increased, then the pass won't be accepted in buses or ferries. Another example of an exception is a monthly pass which stays valid only for the calendar month printed on it and not beyond that. In your case, the pass won't work because there has been a fare revision in April 2013. Regards, 
     
    Debra Mills (August 2013) 
    Hello, I'm having trouble finding an answer to this question. When you purchase a 2 or 3 day adult pass, is it valid for that 24hour period. i.e. if a 2 day pass is purchased at 8am Tuesday, is it only valid until midnight Wednesday?? Thank you for your kind attention. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2013) 
    Hi, First, the validity time of the bus/ferry pass in Bermuda starts when you use it for the first time in a bus or a ferry and NOT when you purchase it. For example if you purchase a 3-day pass in advance and start using it after couple of days, it will still work for 3 days from the time you start using it. Second, the bus/ferry pass does NOT work on 24-hour basis. A one day pass remains valid until 12 midnight of the day of use. A 2-day pass will remain valid until the midnight of the second day. So for example, a 2-day pass which is first used at 11am Tuesday, is only valid until midnight Wednesday and NOT until 11am Thursday. Hope this helps in understanding. Regards, 
     
    Harriet Nathan (August 2013) 
    Are the passes or tokens interchangeable on the blue and pink bus lines? Also, is the fare the same for the ferry as for the bus. My sister and I am going to Bermuda for the 1st time at the end of September (on the NCL Breakaway) and we're not sure what we should do. Thank you. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2013) 
    Hi, Passes and tokens work on all buses as well as ferries. If you buy a pass (say for 2 days), then you can hop on and off the buses as well as ferries any number of times for two days. One token can be used for one way journey both in a bus and ferry. A pass is a great option if you plan to avail the buses and/or ferries several times a day for touring around the island or beach hopping etc. If you just want to go to a beach, spend the day and come back to your cruise ships, then tokens will be more economical. 
     
    There are no pink or blue bus lines. The bus stops in Bermuda have poles jutting out of the ground that are either pink or blue in color. When you see a bus stop with a pink pole, it means the buses you will get here would be heading back to Hamilton. A blue pole means the bus is coming from Hamilton and going towards other destinations in its route. The route number and final destination will be displayed in front. Note that all bus routes (with the exception of route #6) start from Hamilton City and return to Hamilton. 
     
    Hope this helps in understanding the bus & ferry system. 
     
    Rogers Patton (August 2013) 
    I just read on your website that seniors ride the bus and ferry free. Is this any senior, or just Bermuda citizen seniors? I don't want to ride free...I just don't want to waste time at the Dockyard waiting in line for the transportation pass. This will be our 28th trip to Bermuda (we seriously like your island) and we don't want to waste a minute. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2013) 
    Free rides in buses & ferries are applicable only for Bermuda Senior Citizens, not for tourists. Have a great time in Bermuda! 
     
    Janet Ablauf (August 2013) 
    Can you buy the day passes (for buses and ferrys) at the visitor center at the dockyard using a credit card or do you have to use cash? 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2013) 
    Hi, Only cash is accepted at the visitors centers. 
     
    Tammy Iannelli (August 2013) 
    Hello-My two children (21 and 20 yrs) will be arriving on the Explorer on Monday, Aug 19 and would like to spend the day at Horseshoe Beach and the following day take a ferry to Hamilton. I've been reading about lines to buy tokens or tickets and want to know what you advise. Will they need to buy tokens for the bus ride to the beach and can they also buy the same day at the same place a token or ticket for the ferry to save time the next day? Or should they reverse their trip to save time somehow? Since they are young and this is their first trip to Bermuda, I'm trying to help them figure out some details beforehand and appreciate your help! thank you! 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2013) 
    Hi, Tickets come in a book of 15 and are not available at the dockyard. The most convenient option is to buy a 2-day pass (costs $25 each) which will give them unlimited access to both buses and ferries over two days. They can get the passes at the dockyard visitors information centers (located very close to the cruise ship piers). There are three such centers in the dockyard and if they see long queues in one of them, they can walk across to the other ones. Regards, 
     
    Tina Barney (August 2013) 
    Raj, thank you so much for all the information you have already provided. I have learned so much already. I would like to ask your recommendation to purchase bus/ferry passes on a Sunday. We will be arriving on a ship with many others and would like to avoid large wait times if possible. Thank you 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, August 2013) 
    Hi, On Sundays the post offices are closed. So you can buy the passes either at the Visitors Information Centers at the dockyard (may require some wait time), or take a ferry to Hamilton and buy it from the ferry terminal there (ferries have started taking cash in exact change). 
     
    Jim Finney (July 2013) 
    It sounds like the ticket books for buses/ferries are not intended for Dockyard cruise ship passengers, as it appears there is no place to buy ticket books at the Dockyard? Or if so, please let me know where. Thanks. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, July 2013) 
    Hi, You won't get the ticket books at the Visitors Information Centers in dockyard. Go down to the nearest post office (either at Somerset or Mangrove Bay, 8am - 5pm on weekdays) by paying exact fare in cash or using tokens. You will get the ticket books there. Ticket books are also available at the bus & ferry terminals in Hamilton. 
     
    Helen Cramer (June 2013) 
    We will be arriving at the Bermuda Airport on Thursday July 11th Where is the closest location to purchase bus and ferry passes . Thank you for your time. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, June 2013) 
    Hi, Passes are no longer available at Bermuda airport. Depending on your place of stay in the island, ask the taxi driver to stop at a post office along the way. You will get bus/ferry passes in a post office. Note that post offices (other than the General Post office in Hamilton) are open on weekdays from 8am to 5pm. While the closest ones to the airport are St George's or St David's Post Office, but it may turn out to be in the opposite direction to your hotel. So ask the driver for the nearest one along the way. If you are going towards west from St George, then Bailey's Bay Post Office in Hamilton Parish can be one you may try. Regards, 
     
    Tammy Frank (June 2013) 
    Hello - we are traveling on a cruise to King's Wharf and interested in Transport Passes. Can we purchase with US currency or do we need to exchange currency before purchasing? 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, June 2013) 
    You can purchase the passes using US currency. In fact US currency can be used freely anywhere in Bermuda. However they might return the change in Bermuda currency. 
     
    Jo Osmer (April 2013) 
    We will be arriving in Bermuda at Kings Wharf on July 3rd on NCL's Breakaway. We are interested in taking the ferry to Harbour Nights in Hamilton that evening. We are a party of 14. My question is when you purchase a book of 15 tickets for $30, can the tickets be used by different people or would the book of 15 tickets be issued in a specific person's name? Thanks for your help. 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, April 2013) 
    Hi, Tickets from a book can be used by different people. 
     
    Sharon Ann Kern (September 2012) 
    I will be in Bermuda on a cruise shortly. There was a time when you could get a "pass" on board ship, but I do not know if this is still a possibility. I do not "relish" waiting in a queue @ Dockyard on the day we arrive with two thousand (2000) other passengers waiting to purchase a pass. I am meeting friends and will need to travel to Hamilton and then "catch" the Pink Line to Paget. The way the schedules are set up, I do not know if I will have the time to stand in a long queue waiting to buy a pass and still make the ferries.  
     
    Any suggestions? A quick reply would be appreciated. Thank you 
     
    Raj (bermuda-attractions.com, September 2012) 
    Hi Sharon, If possible, ask one of your friends in Bermuda to buy a pass in advance and send it to you by post. You pay when you meet them. I don't know if that's possible though. Note that the time to expiry for a pass starts when you first use it. 
     
    Another option is to take a bus (#7 or 8) from the dockyard for Hamilton City. You can ride a bus by paying exact fare in cash. Hamilton fare would be $4.50 in cash. It takes about 1 hour to reach Hamilton city (this can be a lot faster compared to ferry if there is a long queue out there for the passes). Once you reach Hamilton City, buy a pass from the Visitor Information Center located there. Regards, 
     
    Clare Asson (May 2012) 
    I am visiting Bermuda for 3 weeks in the summer. Please can you advise the best type of pass to have for buses and ferries.  I will be staying at Watford Bridge. Also, can I obtain the pass before my visit, or can you advise the nearest location to Watford Bridge that sells them. Many thanks and kind regards. 
     
    Raj/ bermuda-attractions.com (May 2012) 
    Hi Clare, For 3 weeks stay, you will need to purchase a monthly pass. If you are not planning to use the small ferry stops at Warwick and Paget, then you can buy a pass without the Pink Ferry route for $55. The Pink route is usually meant for the locals and office commuters resident in those areas. 
     
    You will need to buy the pass in Bermuda and by paying cash. You can't buy the pass in advance unless someone you know purchases it for you. Since you will be staying at Watford Bridge area, the nearest place to buy a pass would be the Post Office at Somerset Village (Mangrove Bay Post Office, 55 Mangrove Bay Road, Sandy's Parish. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, Phone: 441/234-0423). You can also take a bus (#7 or 8), pay fare in cash and go to the dockyard Visitors Information Center and buy the pass. 
     
    Also note that there is a ferry stop at the Watford Bridge. It falls on the Blue Ferry route. However it is a commuters ferry and comes to Watford Bridge only on the week days and that too during the early morning and evening hours. Otherwise the blue route operates directly between the dockyard and Hamilton city. Regards, 
     
    Tulan (May 2012) 
    Hello Raj, Thank you for responding to queries so fast for everyone and you making life so much easier for us to visit Bermuda. My question was that if we cannot buy tickets on the ferry then where do we buy tickets from .. My cruise is coming to Dockyard and there is no place there that sells tickets to Hamilton or St George.. they sell only passes. 
     
    Raj/www.bermuda-attractions.com 
    Hi Tulan, You will get tokens & passes from the Dockyard Visitors Information Center to ride ferries. Ferries take tokens ($4 one way) and passes. 
     
    David and Liz Mullan (Dec 2011) 
    For fifteen years, we have come to Bermuda and always enjoyed the bus and ferry services greatly. Indeed, it is one of the aspects of Bermuda that brings us back. Today, we learned that the standard bus and ferry three day pass no longer includes the Paget-Warwick Ferry and also that there are no longer printed bus schedules. We found both of these changes very disappointing and surely counterproductive in terms of the use of public transport by tourists. 
     
    Robin Macpherson 
    For many years we could buy the bus tickets at the airport when we arrived in Bermuda. I don't know why they stopped doing this because it makes it so inconvenient for visitors to get the tickets on the weekends. By the time we get to our hotel - where they don't sell the tickets - we are too far away from any terminals. It is also nice to be able to take the bus right from the airport with those bus tickets. Otherwise a day or 2 goes by before we get around to buying them, and we no longer need a 7 day bus ticket. At that point it is easier to just rent a scooter. 
     
    Tracy Morris 
    Bought 2 three day passes at $28 each. Transportation workers went on strike the third day and was refused a refund. Cruise ship was leaving so I was unable to pursue. Will not return to Bermuda unless I get refund or adjustment. I am asking Bermuda Public Transport to contact me regarding this. There was a kiosk next to the ship where I bought tickets #328825 and 328826. Myself and another passenger stopped there and asked the woman with glasses (whom I think sold me the tickets) about a refund. She said no refunds would be given and her manner indicated there was no possibility of going elsewhere to get refunds (nor was a place to get refunds posted on the outside of the building). This was at approximately 1 PM. At dinner that night, after the ship had sailed, one other person said they had gotten a $10 refund on their three day pass by going somewhere else besides the place where we bought it and had found this out by accident. Do I have a chance of getting $20 back on the two tickets I bought?  I hate the thought of notifying Princess who's passengers and docking fees drop a lot of money in Bermuda every week. Our plans had included spending a good deal of money away from the dock area. 
     
     
     
     
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