To and From the Airport

Bermuda - L F Wade (BDA):

Location: 16 km/10 Miles NE of Hamilton & 3 km/2 Miles WSW of St George's.
Airport Overview: The terminal is divided into separate arrivals and departures buildings, that are a very short walk apart.


By Taxi:
Fare Basis: 1-4 passengers: 0600-Midnight: $6.40 for the first mile & $2.25 for each extra mile. Waiting: First 5 mins free. $1 per bag in the trunk. Fares are 25% higher between midnight and 0600 and all day on Sundays & Public Holidays. In general, during the day, work on about $1 per minute. A little more at night. Island Tour rates: $40 per hour.
5-6 Passengers: 0600-Midnight: $8 for the first mile & $2.80 for each extra mile. Waiting: First 5 mins free. $1 per bag in the trunk. Fares are 50% higher between midnight and 0600 and all day on Sundays & Public Holidays. In general, during the day, work on about $1 per minute. A little more at night. Island Tour rates: $55.50 per hour.
Typical Fares: To Hamilton BMD/US$25-35/25-35 mins. To St George's $15-20, South Shore Hotels $30-35, West End (Dockyard) $45. Fares are 25% higher between midnight and 0600. A trip to any part of Bermuda should not exceed $60 at any time. A 10% tip is appropriate.
Taxi Companies: BTA Dispatching Ltd: Tel 296 2121, see www.taxibermuda.bm or visit the office between the arrivals and departure buildings at the airport Mon-Fri 1000-1600 & Saturdays 1000-1400.
Ms Dawn Showers: Tel (441) 333 4409. Please call between 0800-1700 only. Steve's Note: Very friendly and reliable taxi driver.



By Bus:
General: Regular public buses stop at the bus shelter opposite the Departures building (rather than the Arrivals) of the airport. They have an excellent weekday frequency, but were built for casual sightseers and local commuters in mind, and so have no luggage storage space. In fact large bags are not allowed on the bus. They were not built for the needs of airport passengers, and cannot accommodate wheelchairs.
Buses #1, 3, 10 & 11 to Hamilton & St Georges: Between them, these buses leave the airport every 15 mins during the day and run to the Bus Depot on Washington St, Hamilton. Buses to the airport leave Hamilton at 00, 15, 30 & 45 mins past each hour.
Cost: All buses cost between BMD/US$ 3 and $4.50 per trip, depending on zones travelled. However, a Transportation pass can be bought giving unlimited travel on buses and ferries for $12 per day, $20 for 2 days or $28 for 3 days. Students & Children (5-16 years) are half price. NOTE: Only coins are accepted on the bus. No notes/bills or credit cards. No change given. Bus tokens are a handy way around this problem, and can be bought from the central bus station in hamilton. They cost $4.
Bus #1 to St Georges via the South Rd to Hamilton: Route: Hamilton Bus station - Hospital - Botanical Gardens - South Road - Collector's Hill - Spittal Pond - Pink Beach Club - Marriott Castle Harbor - Leamington Caves - Crystal Caves - Swizzle Inn/Grotto Bay - Airport - St Georges.
Timings: Buses leave the airport heading for Hamilton Mon-Fri every hour ~1000-1700. Saturdays every hour ~0905-1705. Sundays every hour ~1110-1710. Buses leave the airport heading for St Georges Mon-Fri every hour ~1005-1505 & 1705. Saturdays every hour ~0905-1705. Sundays every hour ~1150-1750. Buses leave Hamilton heading for the airport Mon-Fri at 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415 & 1615. Saturdays every hour 0815-1615. Sundays every hour 1100-1700. Buses leave St Georges heading for the airport Mon-Fri every hour 0952-1652. Saturdays every hour 0852-1652. Sundays every hour 1100-1700.
Transfer Times: ~50 mins to Hamilton. ~15 mins to St Georges.
Bus #3 to St George's via the Middle Rd to Hamilton: Route: Hamilton Bus station - Middle Road - Flatt's - Devil's Hole - Leamington Caves - Crystal Caves - Swizzle Inn/Grotto Bay - Airport - St George's.
Timings:Buses leave the airport heading for Hamilton Mon-Fri every hour ~0920-1720. Saturdays no airport service. Sundays every hour ~1140-1740. Buses leave Hamilton heading for the airport Mon-Fri at 0715, 0745, then every hour until 1645. Saturdays no service to the airport. Sundays every hour 1130-1730. Buses leave St Georges heading for the airport Mon-Fri every hour 0912-17122. Saturdays no service. Sundays every hour 1130-1730.
Transfer Times: ~45 mins to Hamilton. ~15 mins to St Georges.
Bus #10 to St Georges via the North Shore Rd to Hamilton: Route: Hamilton Bus station - Pond Hill - Palmetto Rd - North Shore Road - Flatt's Hill - Aquarium - Perfume Factory - Swizzle Inn/Grotto Bay - Airport - St Georges.
Timings: Buses leave the airport heading for Hamilton Mon-Fri every hour ~0630-2230. Saturdays every hour ~0730-1830. Sundays every hour ~1030-1830. Buses leave Hamilton heading for the airport Mon-Fri every hour 0715-1615, 1700, 1710, 1715 then every hour until 2115. Saturdays every hour 0715-1815. Sundays every hour 0915-1715. Buses leave St Georges heading for the airport Mon-Fri every hour 0615-2215. Saturdays every hour 0715-1815. Sundays every hour 0915-1715.
Transfer Times: ~40 mins to Hamilton. ~15 mins to St Georges.
Bus #11 to St George's via the North Shore Rd to Hamilton: Route: Hamilton Bus station - Blackwatch Pass - North Shore Road - Flatt's Hill - Aquarium - Perfume Factory - Swizzle Inn/Grotto Bay - Airport - St George's.
Timings: Buses leave the airport heading for Hamilton Mon-Sat every 15-60 mins ~0700-0000. Sundays every hour ~0800-2300. Buses leave Hamilton heading for the airport Mon-Fri at 0645, 0745, 0800, 0845, 0900, 0930, 0945, then every 15 mins until 1200 then every 15-45 mins until 1735, 1745 then every hour until 2345. Saturdays every 15-60 mins 0645-2345. Sundays every hour 0745-2245. Buses leave St Georges heading for the airport Mon-Sat every 15-60 mins 0645-2345. Sundays every hour 0745-2245.
Transfer Times: ~40 mins to Hamilton. ~15 mins to St Georges.

By Minibus: Mini-buses pick up passengers by prior arrangement only. Services are provided by Bee Line Transport Tel 293 0303. Fax 293 8015. Bermuda Host Tel 293 1334. Flood Transport Services Tel 295 3589. Fax 295 3588. Note: Local laws prohibit hotels and private shuttle vans from operating to and from the airport.
Rental Cars: None available in Bermuda, however mopeds & scooters can be rented at Eve's Cycles at the airport.
Car Parking: Long Term: US$5 per day or part day. Short Term: Open 0800-Midnight. US$1 per hour or part of up to a max of 2 hrs. Be warned that the car parks may be subject to flooding. Bikes & Scooters park free outside the terminal.
Airport Tax: All departure and security taxes are included in the ticket price and are NOT payable on departure.
Notes: ATMs/cash machines available in both the arrivals and departures buildings.
Airport Website: www.bermudaairport.com
Airport tel No: +1 (441) 293 2470.
Updated Apr09 Visit. Last Visit Apr09.




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