There are 11 bus routes in Bermuda. This doesn’t sound like much, but for an island just 22 miles long and 2 miles across at its widest point, it’s more than enough.
The routes are:
- Route 1 – Hamilton – Grotto Bay – St George (via Tucker’s Point and the Crystal Caves)
- Route 2 – Hamilton – Ord Road (via the Botanical Gardens and Elbow Beach)
- Route 3 – Hamilton – Grotto Bay – St George (via Middle Road, Devil’s Hole, the Crystal Caves, and Grotto Bay)
- Route 4 – Hamilton – Spanish Point
- Route 5 – Hamilton – Pond Hill (via Glebe Road)
- Route 6 – St George – St David’s
- Route 7 – Hamilton – Barnes Corner – Dockyard (via South Shore beaches)
- Route 8 – Hamilton – Barnes Corner – Dockyard (via Middle Road)
- Route 9 – Hamilton – Prospect (via Bermuda National Stadium, Cedar Park, and Palmetto Road)
- Route 10 – Hamilton – St George (via Palmetto Road and BAMZ)
- Route 11 – Hamilton – St George (via Blackwatch Pass and BAMZ)
You can click on the route names to see a simple route map and additional information.
Route 7 is by far the most popular with visitors. Buses on this route travel between Dockyard (Kings Wharf and Heritage Wharf) and Hamilton. Stops on the way include major hotels (Elbow Beach, Fairmont Southampton, The Reefs, Pompano Beach Club, and Cambridge Beaches), many of Bermuda’s most popular beaches (Horseshoe Bay, Church Bay, Warwick Long Bay, and Jobson’s Cove), and some major attractions (Gibbs Hill Lighthouse, Botanical Gardens, and the BUEI).
Once you’re in Bermuda pick up hard copy of the official bus schedule and map and you’ll see that there’s almost nowhere on the island more than ½ mile from a bus stop.
There are only a few places of note that could be considered not to be within easy walking distance of a bus stop. Most of these are located at the northern tip of St George’s Parish (Tobacco Bay, Achilles Bay Beach, St Catherine’s Beach, and Fort St Catherine) and are just under a mile from the bus stop in St George.
Most reasonably fit visitors could easily walk, but those that don’t can take use the private minibus service that serves St George’s Parish. It departs from King’s Square in the centre of St George and costs just a few dollars. There’s also a taxi rank on King’s Square.
The routes most used by tourists and the destinations served are shown in the table below. If you are using a mobile device and can’t see the whole table, swipe to scroll.
|Destination||Notes||Bus Route 1||Bus Route 2||Bus Route 3||Bus Route 4||Bus Route 6||Bus Route 7||Bus Route 8||Bus Route 10||Bus Route 11||Any Bus - Terminal|
|Achilles Bay Beach||Small beach in St George's Parish. Long walk from the bus stop in St George.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Admiralty House Park and Clarence Cove||The nearest beach to Hamilton.||Yes|
|Albuoy's Point||Park with views of Hamilton Harbour.||Yes|
|Arboretum||Park with trees and shrubs from around the world.||Yes|
|Astwood Cove and Park||Offers panoramic views of the ocean.||Yes|
|Barr's Bay Park||Waterfront Park in Hamilton. 10 minute walk from the bus station. Ferry terminal is closer.||Yes|
|Bermuda Aquarium||3 attractions on one site.||Yes||Yes|
|Bermuda Arts Centre||Venue at Dockyard showcasing the work of island artists.||Yes||Yes|
|Bermuda Botanical Gardens||Beautiful public park near Hamilton.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bermuda Cathedral||Very close to the bus station.||Yes|
|Bermuda Craft Market||Craft outlet at Dockyard.||Yes||Yes|
|Bermuda Fun Golf||Adventure golf course at Royal Naval Dockyard.||Yes||Yes|
|Bermuda Historical Society Museum||Charming little museum in Hamilton. Short walk from the bus station.||Yes|
|Bermuda National Gallery||National art gallery. Next to the bus station.||Yes|
|Bermuda National Trust Museum||Focuses on the role Bermuda played during the US Civil War.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bermuda Perfumery||Learn about the art of perfumery.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery||Gallery in Hamilton showcasing the work of local artists. In City Hall, next to the bus station.||Yes|
|Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute||Museum dedicated to the underwater world.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Blue Hole Park||Nature reserve with several caves.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Cabinet Building||Government building housing the Premier's office.||Yes|
|Cambridge Beaches||Adults-only cottage colony on Somerset Island.||Yes||Yes|
|Camden||Official residence of the Premier.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Carter House||Museum dedicated to the people of St David's.||Yes|
|Cenotaph||War memorial in Hamilton.||Yes|
|Chaplin Bay||Beach on the border of Warwick and Southampton.||Yes|
|Church Bay||Brilliant beach for snorkelling.||Yes|
|City Hall||Houses the offices of the Corporation of Hamilton, the Bermuda National Gallery, and the BSOA Gallery.||Yes|
|Clocktower Mall||An array of shops and galleries.||Yes||Yes|
|Coco Reef||Resort on Elbow Beach||Yes||Yes|
|Crystal Caves||The most impressive of the island's caves.||Yes||Yes|
|Deliverance||Replica of a ship built in 1610 by Sir George Somers.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dolphin Quest||Offers dolphin encounter experiences.||Yes||Yes|
|Elbow Beach||The best beach near Hamilton.||Yes||Yes|
|Elbow Beach Hotel||Luxurious resort with great beach.||Yes||Yes|
|Hamilton Princess||Business hotel in the capital. 10 minute walk to the bus station. Hamilton Ferry Terminal is closer.||Yes|
|Fairmont Southampton||Bus number 7 passes South Road entrance. Bus number 8 passes Middle Road Entrance. Bus route 7 is more scenic.||Yes||Yes|
|Fort Hamilton||Fortification with great view of Hamilton Harbour. 15 minute walk from the bus station.||Yes|
|Fort Scaur||Fort at the southern end of Somerset Island.||Yes||Yes|
|Fort St Catherine||Fort at the tip of St George's Island. Long walk from the bus stop in St George.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Gibbs Hill Lighthouse||One of a handful of cast-iron lighthouses erected by the British in the mid-19th century.||Yes|
|Grotto Bay||Resort near the airport.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Hamilton||The capital and business centre of Bermuda. All buses (except number 6) go to the bus station in Hamilton.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Hog Bay Park||One of the island's newest public parks.||Yes||Yes|
|Horseshoe Bay||Arguably the most beautiful beach in Bermuda. Certainly the most popular.||Yes|
|Jobson's Cove||Small cove next to Warwick Long Bay. Good for young children.||Yes|
|John Smith's Bay||Public beach with lifeguards.||Yes|
|LF Wade International Airport||The island's only airport. Buses stop here but, strictly speaking, suitcases are not permitted on buses.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art||Collection of Bermuda art.||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|National Museum of Bermuda||The island's largest museum.||Yes||Yes|
|Newstead Belmont Hills||Luxury hotel with a golf course.||Yes|
|Old Rectory||Built in the 17th century by pirate George Dew.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Paget Marsh||Wetland nature reserve.||Yes||Yes|
|Palm Grove Gardens||Private garden owned by a prominent family. Open to the general public during the week.||Yes|
|Perot Post Office||Historic post office in Hamilton.||Yes|
|Pompano Beach Club||Family-run resort next to the Port Royal Golf Course.||Yes||Yes|
|Queen Elizabeth Park||Previously Par-la-Ville Park.||Yes|
|Rosewood Tucker's Point||Luxury hotel with golf course and spa.||Yes||Yes|
|Royal Naval Dockyard||Now the island's major cruise port. All regular cruise ships now dock at Kings Wharf or Heritage Wharf.||Yes||Yes|
|Sessions House||Parliamentary meeting house.||Yes|
|Shelly Bay||Beach, nature reserve, and children's playground.||Yes||Yes|
|Snorkel Park Beach||Beach at Dockyard.||Yes||Yes|
|Somerset Bridge||The world's smallest drawbridge.||Yes||Yes|
|Somerset Long Bay||Quiet beach with shallow water.||Yes||Yes|
|Spittal Pond||The largest nature reserve in Bermuda.||Yes|
|St Catherine's Beach||Beautiful beach in St George's Parish. Almost always deserted. Long walk from the bus stop in St George.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|St George||Historic town at the eastern end of Bermuda. Plenty of interesting museums and places to visit.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|St Peter's Church||One of the oldest Anglican churches in the world.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|State House||The oldest building in Bermuda.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|The Reefs||Hotel with some great restaurants.||Yes|
|Tobacco Bay||The main public beach in St George's Parish. Long walk from the bus stop in St George.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Tucker House Museum||Historic house celebrating the life of its most famous residents, the Tucker family.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Unfinished Church||Shell of a church intended to replace St Peter's. Fair walk from the bus stop.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Verdmont Museum||Historic house in the care of the Bermuda National Trust.||Yes|
|Victoria Park||Park in Hamilton. Just north of the bus station.||Yes|
|Warwick Long Bay||Splendid half mile stretch of pink sand. Great for walking and jogging.||Yes|
|Warwick Pond||One of the largest freshwater ponds in Bermuda and a haven for birds.||Yes|
|West Whale Bay||Beach in Southampton Parish. A long walk from the bus stop.||Yes||Yes|
Comments and Additional Information
Are the buses and ferries operating on the regular schedules on Christmas Eve and Christmas day? Thanks
Do any buses service the new Loren hotel?
Is there a bus from Royal Naval Dockyard to the Crystal Caves?
What bus goes from Hamilton to Cooper’s Island?
Take Bus# 10 or 11 from Hamilton, then connect to bus# 6. I just figured it out by looking at a bus map.
If I were to take public transportation from the airport to Hamilton, which bus should I take?
Bus# 10 or bus# 11 both go from Airport To Hamilton.
I would like to visit the old Rodger B Chaffee high school and Clearwater beach. What’s the easiest route/way?
Are you operating holiday hours for Labour Day September 7?
Which Bus takes you from Grotto Bay or passes Grotto Bay from St. Georges to South Road (St. Patrick’s Church) and how long is this ride?
Is there a bus from Royal Naval Dockyard that would stop near the Port Royal Golf Course? If not, what would be the approximate taxi cost for three persons?
Bus 7 and bus 8 stop near Port Royal Golf Course. Follow the links to see the route maps.
Is there a bus that goes from St. George to Hamilton, specifically to BUEI? If so, how far is the bus stop from the ferry dock and how often to they run? From BUEI is there a bus that goes to Gibbs Lighthouse and then to Dockyard. Thank you!
We are a family of 5 who will be staying in Flatts for 2 weeks in July. We will be using the public transportation on at least 10 -12 days of the 2 weeks we are there.
How does the pre paid ticket system work and how much does it cost per ride?
If we are going into Hamilton then out say to Somerset does that count as one ticket or is that 2 tickets because of the interchange.
As with the above if we travel into Hamilton and then out to Dockyard on the ferry do we use the same ticket or does that count as 2 tickets?
Finally would it be better value for us to buy a monthly pass at $69 rather than use the ticket system? If so do we need a small passport style photo for the monthly pass or do you do the photo when we get the pass. Where do we buy the pass from?
Thanks for answering all these questions!
Can tickets from the book of 15 be used on the ferry between Dockyard and St. George?
Can tickets from a book of tickets be used by more than one person?
Is there a ferry between St. George and Hamilton?
Is one ticket required per ride on a bus, or might more than one be needed, depending on the distance to be traveled? Or for the ferry?
Tickets can be used on the ferry from Dockyard to St George and tickets from the book can be used by more than one person. There is no direct ferry from St George to Hamilton. One bus ticket is good for any distance.
Is there an official bus route from Dockyard to St. David’s? I saw a bus labeled “1 St. Davids” near Paget Marsh.
No. There’s no direct bus from Dockyard to St David’s. Bus #1 goes from Hamilton to St George. The route passes close to Paget Marsh.
Is there a summer bus schedule?
No. The bus timetable is the same all year round. However, in the summer months there are special buses for cruise passengers, departing from Royal Naval Dockyard and doing straight to Horseshoe Bay. These buses follow the same route as bus number 7 but do not stop.
You may be getting confused with the ferries. There are different summer and winter ferry timetables.