Visitors' Reviews & Comments
Cindy (April 2019)
Thanks for the response. By luggage, do you mean a backpack? We are only there for 3 1/2 days so we were taking backpacks each and maybe one small bag for cosmetics (no bigger then a purse).
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2019
Backpack is okay as long as it can sit on your lap without obstructing others.... that's the rule. But bus drivers do make discretion.... usually in favor of tourists.
Cindy (April 2019)
I read on your website that exact change is necessary to ride the bus, however, when I followed the link for airport buses, it says you can pay in exact fare (i.e.$5.00 bill). So I come into the airport and grab the bus to Hamilton, can I pay in a $5.00 US bill? Or do I need to get $5 worth of quarters to pay? Can I buy the pass or the 15 tickets at the bus station in Hamilton? Thank you
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) April 2019
Yes... bus drivers these days usually take $5 bills (notes) although officially it's still the coins. But before grabbing the bus at the airport or wherever, ensure that you have no 'luggage'... then neither bills or coins would work. Once you are in Hamilton, you can get both passes or book of tickets at Hamilton bus or ferry terminals.
Scott (December 2018)
Raj, Thank you for providing this valuable information. My family is arriving for Christmas next week, and I am confused on the buses. We are avid backpackers and have travel packs that fit overhead in luggage bins on the plane and easily on our laps (like when we took the tube from Heathrow into London). But they are larger than a day pack. We can have exact change and our packs may sit on our laps - will we be allowed to board the bus or will they refuse us service? We're staying just outside Hamilton and can walk to our flat from the bus depot, but because there are 5 of us, it would be significantly less expensive to take the bus as compared to a taxi. My confusion in reading the forum is it states as long as the bag fits on your lap, you can take it (which they do), but that the bus drivers refuse you to bring luggage on. Thanks for any insight or help you can offer.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) December 2018
Hi Scott, there is no hard & fast norm when it comes to the size of a bag you can take in a bus. Laptop bags, briefcases or small backpacks are okay. The whole idea is that it should not eat into extra space and fellow passengers should not be discomforted. Eventually it depends on the discretion of the driver... one driver could be more liberal than the other. Since there are five of you with a bag each, there could be a chance of refusal. In that case you can try the next bus.
Herbert Prandl (August 2018)
Hello Raj, I saw a recent tourist review of Beeline Transport and it stated that Beeline Transport offered a $36 (per person) round trip from the airport to Watford Bridge. Beeline Transport's website does not really work and there is no contact (e-mail) option available. Is Beeline transport still operational and do they have a working website or e-mail address? Thanks again Raj and we are looking forward to hearing from you.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) August 2018
Hello Herbert, Beeline Transport is one of the oldest operators but not quite internet/email savvy. You can try to contact them over phone (441/293-0303). However for airport transfers a good option is CEO-Transport. They charge $25 one-way per person to Cambridge Beaches on shared vehicle (up to 10 persons).
Here is their website: www.limobermuda.com/ceo/
Linda French (March 2018)
My husband and I will have one backpack, one small suitcase that can easily fit on a lap, my small pocket book and my husband's camera case (about the size of a padded lunch bag) when we come on Mar 12th. I have read that bags have to fit on a lap and/or fit under the bus seat. Is that current and correct information?
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) March 2018
Yes, that is correct.
Nadia (November 2017)
Hi Raj, I require clarification on bus tickets as I am getting conflicting messages. We would like to take the bus from the airport to Hamilton. We do not have luggage only a knapsack. We do not have coins. Can we pay by bill, that is, can we give a $10 bill for the both of us to travel to Hamilton? Also, do the busses run regularly from the airport? Thanks for you help.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) November 2017
Hi, if your knapsack is small enough to sit on your lap while riding the bus, then you can certainly board the bus from the airport. There are several bus routes (#1, 3, 10, 11) that operate between Hamilton and St. George with a stop at the airport. So yes you can get regular buses from airport to Hamilton during the day time. Officially only coins are accepted when you pay by cash. This is because the machines can only recognize coins. However it is also known that many bus drivers also accept dollar bills if it matches the exact fare. So if you have only dollar bills, ask the driver before boarding... in all likelihood he would let you board.
Tony R. (February 2016)
Hi Raj, arriving in late March, staying Monday thru Friday, know the bus schedules well but wondering if the bus driver will take us if we have backpacks that may be bulky. Also would you know the price between the airport and Hamilton terminal. If we buy a three day pass Monday afternoon would the pass be good till Thursday? Thank you for your help. Wonderful site.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) February 2016
Quite unlikely that bus drivers will allow bulky backpacks. 14-zone bus fare is applicable between Airport and Hamilton (small taxi fare will be around $43). Your 3-day pass will expire on Wednesday midnight if you start using it from Monday... a day here is not counted as 24 hours.
Karola Rondinella (June 2015)
Arriving 6 people Sunday July 12 2015 how much would a taxi charge from the airport to the Fairmont Southampton. I saw that there is a surcharge on Sundays. Also how much would CEO transport shared shuttle charge. Thank you for all the information.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) June 2015
Hi, normal fare for a 7 passenger taxi between airport and Fairmont Southampton would be about $58 plus 15% tips (add 50% surcharge for Sunday). One-way CEO shuttle fare to the hotel is $15 per person.
Andrea (February 2015)
Hi, I have really been enjoying all of the information on your website. We will be in Bermuda next Saturday. Do you have any idea approximately how much a taxi would charge for a ride from the airport to Sandy's Parish? I have been contacting airport shuttle services and the cheapest I have been quoted is $60. Would this be more or less than a taxi? Thanks
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) February 2015
Hi, taxi fare will depend on your exact location in Sandys. For example, airport to Somerset or Cambridge Beaches Resort would be about $70 without tips, all the way up to the dockyard will be around $75 without tips.
Bob Wenz (May 2012)
It's very easy to understand why bus passes are no longer available at the airport. By doing so the tourist bureau has helped to support the more costly taxi service. This is no longer the tourist friendly island that I remember for the past 35 years.
Raj (bermuda-attractions.com) May 2012
Hello Bob, Understand your view. I too am surprised that such service has been withdrawn. The buses continue to operate to and from the airport though, and one can always avail a bus from the airport by paying the fare in cash, and later buy a pass from some other place. Probably the government is discouraging the tourists to take a bus on arrival at the airport because one can't carry luggage in the buses anyway. Passengers arriving by flight are likely to have suitcases and large bags, which are not allowed in the public buses.