Taxis

There are around 600 taxis in Bermuda. All are regulated by the government and must be insured and clearly marked. Drivers are self-employed but must adhere to strict regulations including a dress code. They can carry a maximum of 6 passengers.

Bermuda taxis parked in the taxi rank on Front Street in Hamilton

Rates

All Bermuda taxis are fitted with a meter and rates are fixed by the government.

For 1 to 4 passengers the rate is $2.25 per mile. The meter starts at $4.15 (i.e. $6.40 for the first mile)

For 5 to 6 passengers the rate is $2.80 per mile. The meter starts at $5.20 (i.e. $8 for the first mile).

A $1 surcharge is added for each item of luggage.

Taxi rates are 25 percent higher (50 percent for 5 or 6 passengers) between midnight and 6 am, and all day on Sundays and public holidays.

Taxis can also be hired by the hour for sightseeing. Rates are $40 per hour (1 – 4 passengers) and $55.50 per hour (5 – 6 passengers).

According to the relevant legislation, a child carried in the arms should not be counted as a passenger. Furthermore, two children under 12 years old should be counted as one passenger.

An appropriate tip for the driver is around 15 percent of the fare. Don’t make the assumption that taxi drivers are making a fortune. They’re not. A lot of the drivers are quite old but are still working to make ends meet. Bear in mind that gas costs significantly more in Bermuda than in the US and most other countries (see our guide to the cost of living).

Taxi Stands and Fares

Airport

On your arrival at LF Wade International Airport there will generally be a fleet of taxis waiting to take you to your hotel. No reservations are required and waiting times are generally short. Short waits are possible when flights are delayed and several flights come into Bermuda at once.

Approximate fares from the airport to various hotels are shown in the table below. The fares quoted are before any luggage surcharges and tips.

DestinationMiles1-4 Passengers ($)5-6 Passengers ($)
Dockyard245872
Hamilton102733
St George41316
Aunt Nea's Inn41316
Brightside Guest Apartments61822
Cambridge Beaches194758
Clairfont Apartments123139
Clear View Suites and Villas31114
Coco Reef102733
Dawkins Manor102733
Edgehill Manor102733
Elbow Beach112936
Fairmont Hamilton Princess102733
Fairmont Southampton133342
Granaway Guest House123139
Greenbank Guest House112936
Grotto Bay Beach Resort168
Newstead Belmont Hills102733
Pink Beach Club51519
Pompano Beach Club174253
Rosemont Guest Apartments102733
Rosewood Tucker's Point31114
Royal Palms Hotel102733
Salt Kettle House112936
Sunflower102733
Surf Side Beach Club112936
The Oxford House102733
The Reefs143644
The Rosedon Hotel102733

Hamilton

There are numerous taxi stands on Front Street (including in front of Gosling’s, Butterfield, and near the Port O’ Call). There’s also a taxi rank on Church Street, just west of City Hall.

Fares from Hamilton to Dockyard (Kings Wharf/Heritage Wharf), St George, LF Wade International Airport and major tourist attractions are listed below. The fares are approximate and before any tips and baggage surcharges.

DestinationMiles1-4 Passengers ($)5-6 Passengers ($)
Dockyard153847
St George123139
LF Wade International Airport102733
Astwood Cove41316
Bermuda Aquarium51519
Bermuda Botanical Gardens2911
Church Bay82228
Crystal Caves82228
Elbow Beach31114
Fort St Catherine133342
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse72025
Horseshoe Bay61822
Jobson Cove51519
John Smith's Bay61822
Palm Grove Gardens31114
Shelly Bay61822
Somerset Bridge102733
Somerset Long Bay123139
Spittal Pond51519
Tobacco Bay Beach133342
Warwick Long Bay51519
West Whale Bay92430
Cambridge Beaches123139
Coco Reef31114
Elbow Beach Hotel31114
Fairmont Southampton72025
Grotto Bay Beach Resort82228
Newstead Belmont Hills2911
Pink Beach Club61822
Pompano Beach Club92430
Rosewood Tucker's Point72025
The Reefs72025

Dockyard

Taxis wait close to Kings Wharf and Heritage Wharf. Approximate fares to Hamilton, St George, LF Wade International Airport, and major tourist attractions are listed below. Fares exclude tips and luggage surcharges.

DestinationMiles1-4 Passengers ($)5-6 Passengers ($)
Hamilton153847
St George256075
LF Wade International Airport245872
Astwood Cove123139
Bermuda Aquarium174253
Bermuda Botanical Gardens143644
Church Bay92430
Crystal Caves204961
Elbow Beach133342
Fort St Catherine266378
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse92430
Horseshoe Bay102733
Jobson Cove112936
John Smith's Bay184556
Palm Grove Gardens153847
Shelly Bay194758
Somerset Bridge51519
Somerset Long Bay41316
Spittal Pond174253
Tobacco Bay Beach266378
Warwick Long Bay112936
West Whale Bay72025
Cambridge Beaches41316
Coco Reef133342
Elbow Beach Hotel133342
Fairmont Hamilton Princess153847
Fairmont Southampton92430
Grotto Bay Beach Resort204961
Newstead Belmont Hills133342
Pink Beach Club184556
Pompano Beach Club72025
Rosewood Tucker's Point194758
The Reefs92430

St George

The taxi rank in St George is situated on King’s Square, close to the White Horse Pub.

Taxi fares from St George to Hamilton, Royal Naval Dockyard, LF Wade International Airport, Rosewood Tucker’s Point, Tobacco Bay Beach, Fort St Catherine and other popular destinations are shown in the table below.

DestinationMiles1-4 Passengers ($)5-6 Passengers ($)
Dockyard256075
Hamilton123139
LF Wade International Airport41316
Astwood Cove133342
Bermuda Aquarium82228
Bermuda Botanical Gardens112936
Church Bay174253
Crystal Caves51519
Elbow Beach123139
Fort St Catherine168
Gibbs Hill Lighthouse164050
Horseshoe Bay153847
Jobson Cove143644
John Smith's Bay72025
Palm Grove Gardens92430
Shelly Bay72025
Somerset Bridge194758
Somerset Long Bay215164
Spittal Pond82228
Tobacco Bay Beach168
Warwick Long Bay143644
West Whale Bay184556
Cambridge Beaches225467
Coco Reef123139
Elbow Beach Hotel123139
Fairmont Hamilton Princess123139
Fairmont Southampton164050
Grotto Bay Beach Resort41316
Newstead Belmont Hills153847
Pink Beach Club72025
Pompano Beach Club194758
Rosewood Tucker's Point61822
The Reefs164050

Elsewhere

Taxis also wait outside major hotels (Elbow Beach, Fairmont Hamilton Princess, Fairmont Southampton etc.). You can also find them in in the car parks of tourist hotspots like Horseshoe Bay.

Taxi Companies

Taxis can be booked by calling one of the following dispatching companies:

Taxi CompanyPhone
Bermuda Industrial Union Taxi Co-Op441-292-4476
Bermuda Taxi Association (Dispatching) Ltd441-296-2121
Island Taxi441-295-4141